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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Subject:
Wildenstein, Felix  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Hays, Lee  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Robeson, Paul  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Ruggles, Carl  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur  Search this
Nearing, Helen  Search this
Nearing, Scott  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Rasmussen, Knud  Search this
Reeves, Ruth  Search this
Seeger, Pete  Search this
Daniel, Charles  Search this
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Chamberlain, J. E.  Search this
Boyesen, Bayard  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Freuchen, Peter  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
FitzGerald, James  Search this
Keller, Charles  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
United Scenic Artists  Search this
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)  Search this
National Maritime Union of America  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects  Search this
Farmers Union of the New York Milk Shed  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
International Workers Order  Search this
Type:
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Authors -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9557
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211757
AAA_collcode_kentrock
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211757
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Judge a Book by its Cover | With NDA Winner Gail Anderson and Steven Heller

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-03-15T05:34:06.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_UmGFHnYubEk

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest, 1978 June 21

Interviewee:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Clapp, William Henry  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor  Search this
Logan, Maurice  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J.  Search this
Society of Six  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest, 1978 June 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12472
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212273
AAA_collcode_siegri78
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212273
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Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Interviewee:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Names:
Society of Six  Search this
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 June 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Siegriest conducted 1978 June 21, by Terry St. John and Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Siegriest speaks of his background; studying with Frank Van Sloun at the Mark Hopkins School; the Society of Six and its members, Seldon Gile, Bernard Von Eichman, Maurice Logan, William Clapp, and August Gay; living in Milwaukee and working in commercial art; returning to San Francisco and pursuing landscape painting; working for the WPA under Rene D'Harnoncourt; doing camouflage work with the U.S. Army in World War II; a controversy about and cancellation of an exhibit of his work at the De Young Museum; collage in the 1950s; his travels; the Bay area art scene; his associations with younger artists; his recent work.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 15 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.siegri78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93d976d9d-0599-44c5-812a-11ad77376178
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegri78
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Behind the Design | In Print and On View: Designing for E. McKnight Kauffer at Cooper Hewitt

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-09-29T05:22:24.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more by:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Qdkgdl6HsKM

Santa Monica Art Gallery selected records, 1953-1967

Creator:
Santa Monica Art Gallery  Search this
Citation:
Santa Monica Art Gallery selected records, 1953-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6472
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215657
AAA_collcode_santmoni
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215657
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Santa Monica Art Gallery selected records

Creator:
Santa Monica Art Gallery  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1967
Summary:
The small selection of records of the Santa Monica Art Gallery measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1967. The records document the history of the gallery through artist statements, correspondence with Round the World Tours, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The small selection of records of the Santa Monica Art Gallery measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1967. The records document the history of the gallery through artist statements, correspondence with Round the World Tours, and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Santa Monica Art Gallery, 1953-1967(0.4 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Established in 1947 as a commercial art gallery by librarians at the Santa Monica Library, the gallery exhibited abstract art from 1947 to 1965 when the building was torn down. The gallery exhibited mostly local and amatuer artists, with exceptions like Hans Burkhardt, Wayne Thiebaud, Helen Lundeberg, Stanton Macdanold-Wright, June Wayne, Rico Lebrun, Lorser Feitelson, Francis de Erdely, and Bill Brice.
Provenance:
Donated 1993 by Richard Campbell, an artist who had been second Chairman of the Board of the Santa Monica Art Gallery.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Citation:
Santa Monica Art Gallery Selected Records, 1953-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.santmoni
See more items in:
Santa Monica Art Gallery selected records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f3dc2b31-840c-4f2d-879a-da398a3292f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-santmoni
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Frontier

Manufacturer:
Frontier Airlines  Search this
Medium:
Poster, Advertising, Commercial Aviation
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 52.1 × 71.9cm (1 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 2 ft. 4 5/16 in.)
Type:
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19960082000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv994a64682-b1f6-4599-bffb-07430444a8ac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19960082000
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Jewelry box

Maker:
Lycett, Edward  Search this
Physical Description:
ceramic; porcelain (overall material)
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
gilt (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in; 18.415 cm x 15.5575 cm
overall: 7 1/4 in x 7 1/16 in x 6 1/16 in; 18.415 cm x 17.93875 cm x 15.39875 cm
Object Name:
jewlery box
Box
box, jewelry
Place made:
United States: New York, Brooklyn, Greenpoint
Date made:
c. 1884-1890
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward Lycett
ID Number:
CE.96469ab
Accession number:
30736
Catalog number:
96469ab
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-58a4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405203
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A.B. Aerotransport Flyg Med

Sponsor:
ABA (Aktiebolaget Aerotransport)  Search this
Artist:
Anders Beckman, 1907-1967  Search this
Medium:
Poster, Advertising, Commercial Aviation
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 100.3 x 62.2cm (39 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.)
Type:
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Date:
circa 1928
Inventory Number:
A19900576000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9453f897a-ec66-4b5d-b7f2-13946e23cc77
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19900576000
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New York Department Store, (painting)

Painter:
Weber, Max 1881-1961  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit Michigan 48202
Date:
1915
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Store  Search this
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G280085
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_480067

Chinese Restaurant, (painting)

Painter:
Weber, Max 1881-1961  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021 Accession Number: 31.382
Date:
1915
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Architecture--Commercial--Restaurant  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60010153
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_379611

Town Square, (painting)

Painter:
Davis, Stuart 1892-1964  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark New Jersey 07101 Accession Number: 30.74
Date:
1925-1926
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--Massachusetts--Rockport  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Gas Station  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A080032
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_417937

Nike Advertising Oral History and Documentation Collection

Interviewer:
Center for Advertising History, Archives Center  Search this
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.  Search this
Creator:
Nike, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Adidas  Search this
Asics  Search this
Nike, Inc.  Search this
Wieden & Kennedy  Search this
Interviewee:
Onitsuka  Search this
Bedbury, Scott  Search this
Bowerman, William  Search this
Brown, John A.  Search this
Champ, Janet  Search this
Clarke, Tom  Search this
Clow, Lee  Search this
Conlon, Jerry  Search this
Davenport, Bill  Search this
Dolan, Liz  Search this
Donohue, Richard  Search this
Farris, Nelson  Search this
Hale, Cindy  Search this
Hoffman, Susan  Search this
Jackson, Bo  Search this
Jaqua, John  Search this
Johnson, Jeff  Search this
Kitami, Shoji  Search this
Knight, Phillip  Search this
McConnell, Pam  Search this
Moore, Charlotte  Search this
Moore, Kenny  Search this
Moore, Peter  Search this
Onitsuka, Kimachiro  Search this
Parker, Mark  Search this
Riswold, Jim  Search this
Robinson, Charles  Search this
Sakaguchi, Tokio  Search this
Stobie, Patsy Mest  Search this
Strasser, Robert (marketing executive)  Search this
Thomashow, Mark  Search this
Wieden, Dan  Search this
Extent:
12 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral history
Videotapes
Tear sheets
Clippings
Audiotapes
Fliers (printed matter)
Advertising fliers
Commercials
Interviews
Place:
Beaverton (Or.)
Portland (Oregon)
Date:
1958 - 1992
Summary:
The Nike Advertising Oral History and Documentation Collection is the result of a two-year study of advertising of Nike athletic shoes. The effort was supported in part by a grant from Nike, Inc. Thirty-one oral history interviews were conducted with advertising, marketing and product development executives at Asics, Nike, John Brown & Co., Chiat/Day/Mojo and Wieden & Kennedy. A variety of related materials were gathered by the Center for Advertising History staff. The objective of the project was to create a collection that documents, in print and electronic media, the history and development of the company and its advertising campaigns.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirty-one oral history interviews conducted by historian Scott Ellsworth with advertising, marketing and product development executives at Asics, Nike, John Brown & Co., Chiat/Day/Mojo and Wieden & Kennedy and related materials collected by the Center for Advertising History staff. There are audiocassettes (original and reference), 1/4" open reel audiotape (master), 3/4" videotapes, and VHS videotapes.
Arrangement:
The collection is rganized into seven series.

Series 1, Research Files, 1979-1992

Subseries 1.1, Materials Compiled by the Center for Advertising History, 1979-1992

Subseries 1.2, Material Compiled by Nike, 1982-1992

Series 2, Interviewee Files, 1990-1992

Series 3, Oral History Interviews, 1990-1992

Subseries 3.1, Original Audiotapes (audio cassette), 1990-1992

Subseries 3.2, Researcher copies (audio cassette), 1990-1992

Subseries 3.3, Preservation masters (1/4 inch audiotape), 1990-1992

Series 4, Television Commercials, 1977-1990 and undated

Subseries 4.1, Master Copies, 1977-1990 and undated

Subseries 4.2, Researcher copies, 1977-1990 and undated

Series 5, Print Advertisements, 1985-1993

Subseries 5.1, Ad Slicks, 1985-1993

Subseries 5.2, Slides, 1989 and undated

Series 6, Trade Catalogues and Photographs, 1958-1982

Series 7, Administrative Files, 1982-1990
Biographical / Historical:
The Nike Advertising Oral History and Documentation Collection is the result of a two-year study of advertising of Nike athletic shoes. The effort was supported in part by a grant from Nike, Inc. Thirty-one oral history interviews were conducted with advertising, marketing and product development executives at Asics, Nike, John Brown & Co., Chiat/Day/Mojo and Wieden & Kennedy. A variety of related materials were gathered by the Center for Advertising History staff. The objective of the project was to create a collection that documents, in print and electronic media, the history and development of the company and its advertising campaigns.

The consistently high quality of this advertising, its award-winning artistic and creative innovations, and its contribution to the fitness movement in America combine to make this a significant chapter in the history of contemporary American advertising.

One aim of the project was to record the process of decision-making in the creation of successful ad campaigns, a process not often documented in the surviving records. Topics addressed in the oral history interviews include the origins of Nike and Nike advertising, the relationship between corporate culture and advertising, the place of advertising in overall marketing strategy, the development of brand image and identity, the nature of the creative process in producing effective advertising images, the use of athletes as endorsers, and Nikes's impact on the popular culture. Well-known campaigns are examined in depth, including Nikes's, use of the Beatles tune "Revolution", the "I Love L.A Spots" produced in conjunction with the 1984 Olympics, the controversial billboards campaign, the award-winning "Bo Knows" spots, and a series of commercials directed by African-American filmmaker Spike Lee. The collection is also a rich source of visual imagery for researchers interested in the portrayal of athletes, women and African-Americans.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Alka-Seltzer Documentation and Oral History Collection, 1953-1986 (AC0184)

N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, 1849-1851, 1869-1996 (AC0059)

Campbell Soup Advertising Oral History and Documentation Project, 1904-1989 (AC0367)

Cover Girl Make-Up Advertising Oral History and Documentation Project, 1959-1990 (AC04374)

Federal Express Oral History and Documentation Project Collection, 1972-1987 (AC0306)

Caroline R. Jones Collection, circa 1942-1996 (AC0552)

Marlboro Oral History and Documentation Project, circa 1926-1986 (AC0198)

Pepsi Generation Oral History and Documentation Collection, 1938-1986 (AC0092)

Rob and Julie Strasser Collection, 1970-1990 (AC0525)
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Nike, Inc. in 1991 and 1992.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the master (preservation) tapes are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Women in the advertising industry  Search this
Sports for women  Search this
Sports  Search this
Women in advertising  Search this
Television advertising  Search this
Signs and signboards -- 1970-2000  Search this
Slogans  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Music in advertising  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
Endorsements in advertising  Search this
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Business -- History  Search this
Basketball  Search this
advertising -- History  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Copy writers  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Shoes -- 1970-2000  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American athletes  Search this
Running -- 1970-2000  Search this
Running shoes -- 1970-2000  Search this
Athletic shoes -- 1970-2000  Search this
Shoe industry -- 1970-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history
Videotapes
Tear sheets
Clippings
Audiotapes
Fliers (printed matter)
Advertising fliers
Commercials
Interviews -- 1970-1990
Citation:
Nike Advertising Oral History and Documentation Collection, 1958-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0448
See more items in:
Nike Advertising Oral History and Documentation Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82f2adbe0-ae8f-4849-bac5-19e0e1848c55
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0448
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Battle of Lights, Coney Island, (painting)

Painter:
Stella, Joseph 1877-1946  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sheldon Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden 12th & R Streets Lincoln Nebraska 68588 Accession Number: H-639
Date:
Ca. 1913-1918
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--New York--Coney Island  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Recreation  Search this
Control number:
IAP 29830035
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_274752

Mid Town Construction, (painting)

Title:
Midtown Construction, (painting)
Painter:
Marin, John 1870-1953  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1130 State Street Santa Barbara California 93101
Date:
1928
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Architecture--Machine--Crane  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Office Building  Search this
Control number:
IAP 04710088
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_397015

Richmond Barthé

Artist:
Emelie Danielson Nicholson, 1899 - 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Richmond Barthé, 28 Jan 1901 - 6 Mar 1989  Search this
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 15.2 x 19.4 cm (6 x 7 5/8")
Mount: 38.2 x 29.6 cm (15 1/16 x 11 5/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1928
Topic:
Artwork\Sculpture  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Richmond Barthé: Male  Search this
Richmond Barthé: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2011.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b5607613-ec13-4e2c-8e62-cde8cabc14de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2011.100

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Afro-Americana

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1.43 Cubic feet (consisting of 3 boxes, 2 folders, 1 oversize folder, 1 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1754-1963
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Afro-Americana forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents note:
This material consists primarily of information relating to significant events in the history of African Americans in the United States. Most of the materials relate to the issue of slavery, race relations and the Civil Rights Movement. Images of African Americans created for commercial use also comprise a large portion of these materials. There is a small amount of information relating to events in France. Although most of the materials are about African Americans, there are only a few created by them.

Materials are arranged by topic to include slavery, abolition, colonization, Reconstruction, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement. The earliest materials relate to slavery and consist primarily of receipts for truces paid on property, advertisements announcing the sale of slaves, passes, promissory notes and speeches questioning slavery.

Late nineteenth century materials relate to organizations created by African Americans in an effort to improve their quality of life. Such organizations include hospitals, homes for orphans, schools, and political associations. These materials aid in our understanding of African Americans as active members of society rather than as victims.

In contrast the largest amount of material from this time period consists of commercial images created by advertisers. Such commercial art reflects the political, social, economic and psychological concerns of the time. The perceptions and fears of the wider society were depicted primarily on advertising cards. Such advertising cards used stereotypical images of African Americans to sell products. These products often included soap, stove polish, tobacco, cosmetics, whiskey, cereal, flour, greeting cards, coffee, baking soda, blacking, bluing, paint, varnish, and music. Often there appears to be no connection between image and product. In those instances African Americans were used to supply the humor. Occasionally there was logic between the image and the product. The logic between the product and the image of African Americans generally was a reference to skin color or lack of education and or social skills.

There are also a number of advertisements portraying African Americans from magazines. These images differed from the ones used on advertising cards which is probably due to the national character of magazines. African Americans were generally portrayed as servants such as Ratus "Cream of Wheat", Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben.

Twentieth century materials cover events and organizations formed during the Civil Rights Movement. Ephemera from C.O.R.E., S.C.L.C. and N.A.A.C.P. represent types of materials that were circulated during the period. There is little or no commercial imagery from this time period.
Arrangement note:
Materials in box one through two are arranged by topic. Part of box two contains images of African Americans consisting of engravings, chromolithographs, photographs and a few commercial images not associated with a product.

Box three contains photocopies of stereotypical images of blacks used to sell specific products. The originals are found in the subject category that it represents.

History Topics

Miscellaneous Material

Images of African Americans
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Afro-Americana is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Afro-Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Afro
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Afro-Americana
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86edf975e-d962-4df2-9ca9-18fb18db0b8a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-afro
Online Media:

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Art

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
10.02 Cubic feet (consisting of 14.5 boxes, 10 oversize folders, 4 map case folders, 6 flat boxes (2 full, 4 partial).)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
1750-1988
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Art forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents note:
This subject category- Art concerns the creation, exhibition and selling of fine art; the manufac-ture and retailing of art reproductions and the manufacture and retailing of art supplies. There is also material relating to art education, art publications and art organizations, both professional and amateur. It further includes an image collection covering a number of subjects and a collec-tion of original works of art that includes a group of sketchbooks.

The bulk of the material consists of brochures, booklets, books, circulars, cards and catalogues; most are intended for instructional or advertising purposes. The images include prints and engrav-ings and some items in color. The original works are in a variety of media.
Arrangement note:
The material is divided into the following series:

1. Artists, circa 1840-1940

2. Academies, Institutes, and Museums, 1826-1980

3. Associations, Clubs, and Societies, circa 1820-1959

4. Miscellaneous Exhibitions, circa 1864-1940

5. Fine Art Dealers, Galleries, and Auction Houses, 1816-1965

6. Manufacturers, Publishers, Retailers, and Importers, 1855-1960

7. Art Education, 1869-1946

8. Art Publishers and Publications, circa 1850-1965

9. Commercial Art and Design, circa 1820-1950

10. Manufacturers and Retailers of Art Materials, circa 1850-1960

11. General Images, circa 1750-1910

12. Original Works, 19th century; undated

13. Foreign Materials, circa 19th century

14. Import/Export Documents, circa 1860-1900
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Art is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Art, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Art
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Art
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep863d10c88-b0e5-474e-aa71-cb29973f0cc2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-art
Online Media:

The Purple Pup (Cafe Interior: Self Portrait with Marcel Duchamp), (painting)

Painter:
Demuth, Charles 1883-1935  Search this
Subject:
Demuth, Charles  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115
Date:
1918
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Architecture interior--Commercial--Restaurant  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G280019
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_479998

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