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Frank and Eleanor Freed papers, 1923-1990

Creator:
Freed, Frank, 1906-1975  Search this
Freed, Eleanor K., 1914-1992  Search this
Freed, Frank, 1906-1975  Search this
Subject:
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Women art critics -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8145
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210316
AAA_collcode_freefran
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210316

Shoe shine machine depicting a caricatured shoe shine boy

Manufactured by:
Siros Manufacturing Company, American  Search this
Medium:
metal , paint , rubber
Dimensions:
48 1/4 x 20 3/4 x 19 5/8 in. (122.6 x 52.7 x 49.8 cm)
Cord Length: 93 in.
Type:
machines
Date:
1945-1960
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Labor  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number:
2007.7.299
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Racist and Stereotypical Objects
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5302c3f3e-1c79-46da-bd46-daa5b12d4f7f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.299
Online Media:

Frank and Eleanor Freed papers

Creator:
Freed, Frank, 1906-1975  Search this
Freed, Eleanor, 1914-1992  Search this
Names:
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (ca. 1400 items (on 5 microfilm reels))
2 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1923-1990
Scope and Contents:
Printed material, guestbooks, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, video tapes, and cartoons and sketches.
REEL 2812: Printed material, 1969-1975, including exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings and articles; a resume; note cards with reproductions of Freed's paintings; and photocopies of Frank's cartoons for the RICE OWL.
REELS 3432-3433: Guestbooks, 1957-1985, with thanks and drawings by visitors, including sketches by artists; writings by Frank regarding his experiences in World War II and a 3-part travel article, "Art of Provence"; 3 scrapbooks containing clippings regarding a trial on which Frank was a juror and "Mexican Painting and Drawing," a show curated by Frank; source material for paintings; a guestbook from an exhibition at Instituto Mexicanos Norteamerico de Relaciones Culturales; and sketches.
REEL 3448: Biographical material; writings by Frank, some done under his pen name Caliph McFloe; photocopies of his cartoons for the RICE OWL, 1923-1924; reproductions of paintings; exhibition catalogs, announcements, press releases and clippings; ca. 100 photographs of paintings; and transcripts of speeches given at his memorial service.
REEL 3538: Articles written by Eleanor as art critic for the Houston Post, 1965-1973; and an article written for Texas Humanist, 1984, "Dominique de Menil: Rare Visions in the Arts," outlining the collecting philosophy of Menil and the establishment of a private museum to exhibit the collection.
UNMICROFILMED: A video tape of a 1975 television program on Frank and 2 tapes from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, panel discussion "The Fine Arts from Various Points of View"; and 3 lithographs by Frank.
ADDITION: Exhibition catalogs and announcements; greeting cards with reproductions of Freed's paintings; guestbooks, 1985-1990; four sketchbooks; a videotape of his 80th birthday celebration; an audio cassette; photographs of Freed and his works of art, including color photographs of 71 paintings; slides of paintings; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Freed was a painter, cartoonist and writer. His wife, Eleanor was an art critic. They lived in Houston, Texas.
Provenance:
Material on reels 3432-3433 lent for microfilming 1985, by Frank and Eleanor Freed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. The remainder was donated by the Freeds, 1978-1985, and by Eleanor Freed Stern's estate, 1993. The estate bequest included the guestbooks which were part of the 1985 loan.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Cartoonists -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Women art critics -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.freefran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freefran

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