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Playbill for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Edited by:
Judy Samuelson  Search this
Subject of:
Anna Deavere Smith, American, born 1950  Search this
George Costello Wolfe, American, born 1954  Search this
Cort Theatre, American, founded 1912  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 8 3/8 × 5 7/16 × 1/8 in. (21.2 × 13.8 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 3/8 × 10 11/16 × 3/4 in. (21.2 × 27.1 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 1994
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Justice  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57f7188d5-f979-4816-b77a-88a67a066e71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.64.12
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Behind the screen : how gays and lesbians shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 / William J. Mann

Author:
Mann, William J.  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
USA
Date:
2001
Topic:
Gay motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Gay motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Homosexualität  Search this
Filmacteurs  Search this
Filmregisseurs  Search this
Filmproducenten  Search this
Homoseksuelen  Search this
Film  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_632109

Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection

Creator:
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
23 Film reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Slides (photographs)
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1928-1989
Scope and Contents note:
Films, videos, tape recordings, and slides on fashion and clothing.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Films, 1920s-1930s, 1970s Series 2: Videocassettes, undated

Series 3: Audio Tapes and Cassettes, 1970s-1990s

Series 4: Slides, 1962,1974-1975
Biographical / Historical:
These materials were transferred from the Division of Costume to the Archives Center.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977 (NMAH.AC.0007)

Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection, 1925-1977 (NMAH.AC.0233)

Estelle Ellis Collection, 1941-1994 (NMAH.AC.0423)

Priscilla of Boston Collection, 1940-1996(NMAH.AC.0557)

Maidenform Collection, 1922-1997 (NMAH.AC.0585)

Dorothy Shaver Papers, ca. 1922-1959 (NMAH.AC.0631)

Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection (NMAH.AC.0729)
Provenance:
Collection transferred by Division of Social History.,National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
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:
Fashion -- 20th century  Search this
Costume design -- 1920-1990  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0801
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0801

Dorothy Shaver Papers

Collector:
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959  Search this
Donor:
Shaver, Elsie  Search this
Names:
Lord & Taylor  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Extent:
14 Sound recordings
32 Cassette tapes
1 Electronic discs (CD)
6 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Cassette tapes
Electronic discs (cd)
Clippings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
78 rpm records
Phonograph records
Professional papers
Date:
circa 1920-1959; undated
bulk 1945-1959
Summary:
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dorothy Shaver, one of the best-known female executives in the 1950s; Shaver became the first female president of Lord & Taylor in 1945.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the personal and professional life of Dorothy Shaver. Types of materials include correspondence, clippings, biographical narratives, interviews, statements to the press, event programs, speeches, certificates, obituaries, awards and honorary degrees, souvenir publications, advertisements, scrapbooks, planning documents, travel itineraries, notes, invitations, seating lists, photographs, and audio recordings. These materials range in date from 1920 to 1959, but the bulk date is from 1945 to 1959. Those interested in the history of women in business, fashion merchandising, the department store Lord & Taylor, the "American Look" as a fashion trend, and the creation of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will find this collection useful. An oral history interview was conducted with Elsie Shaver, sister of Dorothy Shaver, in 1973.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Personal Papers, 1920s-1959; undated

Series 2: Professional Papers, 1927-1959; undated

Series 3: Social and Professional Activities, 1928-1959; undated

Series 4: Photographs, about 1920-1959; undated

Series 5: Audio Recordings, 1946-1948; 1956, 1973
Biographical History:
Dorothy Shaver was born on July 29, 1893, in Center Point, Arkansas to, Sallie Borden and James D. Shaver, a lawyer and judge. After graduating from Mena High School in 1910, Dorothy went on to study at the University of Arkansas and the University of Chicago. She moved to New York City with her sister Elsie, an artist, in the 1920s. Acting as an agent for her sister, Dorothy sold some of Elsie's fashion drawings to the department store Lord & Taylor. Dorothy also promoted Elsie's "Five Little Shaver" dolls, which became a major fad after Lord &Taylor introduced them.

Impressed, Lord & Taylor hired Dorothy Shaver to head its Comparative Shopping Bureau, the main purpose of which was to spy on other department stores. Shaver eventually reorganized this department to create a Bureau of Stylists in an effort to improve Lord & Taylor's merchandising strategy and set the pace for style in New York. Her career with Lord & Taylor skyrocketed from there. In 1927, Shaver became a member of Lord & Taylor's board of directors and in 1931, she was named a vice president. In 1937, she was elevated to first vice president and on December 19, 1945, she was named president of Lord & Taylor, becoming one of the first female executives of a large department store. One year later, she was elected to the board of directors of the Associated Dry Goods Corporation, of which Lord & Taylor was a division.

Under Shaver's direction, Lord & Taylor became one of the first department stores to sell clothing specifically designed for different subsets of their customer base; teenaged girls, young adult women, petite women, and career women. She also introduced a bridal shop and a maternity department. She was known for her unique merchandising techniques, such as spraying perfume from the store's marquee in an effort to sell perfume and attract customers. Six suburban branches were opened under her leadership in Manhasset, New York, 1941; Scarsdale, New York, 1948; Millburn, New Jersey, 1949; West Hartford, Connecticut, 1953; Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 1954; and Garden City, New York, 1956.

Shaver was also known for her early recognition of American fashion designers. She promoted the "American Look" as a fashion trend, putting American designers on par with French designers. Her efforts fueled the careers of many American designers including Clare Potter, Claire McCardle, and Nettie Rosenstein. In 1937, Shaver established the American Design Awards, an annual event hosted by Lord & Taylor highlighting the achievements of innovators in the fields of design, the arts, housing, education, the sciences, and international relations.

Shaver also helped establish the Museum of Costume Art, which became the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1944. She was chairman of the institute's executive committee and was a member of the Museum's board of trustees. In 1942, as a merchandising consultant to the office of Quartermaster General, Shaver supervised the design of new uniforms and accessories for nurses in the military.

Shaver received numerous citations and awards over the course of her life, including honorary degrees from Syracuse University (1947), Bates College (1949), New York University (1950), Russell Sage College (1951), Lafayette College (1957), and Wheaton College (1957).

Shaver suffered a stroke and died soon after on June 28, 1959; she is buried in Texarkana, Arkansas. Her gravestone has the year of her birth as 1897, four years later than her actual birth date. This error apparently was done on the instruction of her sister, Elsie, because the two women enjoyed misrepresenting their ages.
Bibliographic references:
Lord and Taylor advertisement in: Museum of the City of New York, Paris, and New York. Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940 Monacelli Press, 1928, p. 166;
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Freda Diamond Collection, circa 1945-1984 (AC0616)

Estelle Ellis Collection, 1944-1994, #423, Brownie Wise Papers, circa 1928-1968 (AC0509) California Shop Records, 1938-1942 (AC0572)

Setting the Precedent: Four Women Who Excelled in Business, featuring Freda Diamond, Estelle Ellis, Dorothy Shaver, and Brownie Wise.
Related Artifacts:
The Division of Home and Community Life holds artifacts related to this collection. Items include: an inkstand, two pencils, a cigarette case, and a charm bracelet owned by Dorothy Shaver.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Museum's Division of Home and Community Life by Dorothy Shaver's sister, Elsie Shaver, in 1973.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.
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:
Costume design  Search this
Women in business -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
78 rpm records
Phonograph records
Professional papers
Citation:
Dorothy Shaver Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0631
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Dorothy Shaver Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0631
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Costume Design Drawing for Gunther Gebel -Williams

Depicted (sitter):
Gebel-Williams, Gunther  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
paint (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 16 in; 55.88 cm x 40.64 cm
Object Name:
Drawing, Costume Design
drawing, circus costume design for Gunther Gebel-Williams
drawing, circus costume
drawing,costume
drawing ,costume
Date made:
ca 1978
Subject:
Circus  Search this
Costume  Search this
Credit Line:
Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus
ID Number:
1980.0282.04
Accession number:
1980.0282
Catalog number:
1980.0282.04
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Circus Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-e609-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_675301

Employee Files

Collection Creator:
Smothers Brothers  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1999, undated
Scope and Contents:
Provides documentation relating to the creative staff who supported the work of the Smothers brothers for a forty-year period. Materials include contracts for costume designer, writer, performer, artist/art director, choral director, production assistant, co-producer, associate producer, performer, conductor and composer, musical consultant, and comedy stager. Other materials include route sheets, cast lists, contract lists, program practices, television ratings, travel schedules, and staff lists. Materials are arranged first in in alphabetical order and then in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Smothers Brothers Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1437, Subseries 2.2
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Smothers Brothers Collection
Smothers Brothers Collection / Series 2: Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1437-ref10

Anthony, Sal, costume designer contract

Collection Creator:
Smothers Brothers  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Smothers Brothers Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Smothers Brothers Collection
Smothers Brothers Collection / Series 2: Business Records / 2.2: Employee Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1437-ref250

Machine Dazzle introduces the Hirshhorn Virtual Ball 2020

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-08-05T22:30:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
See more by:
hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_QxPT-C6f9l8

Inventive Minds: Inventors of the Sports Bra

Creator:
Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-10-27T21:08:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more by:
LemelsonCenter
Data Source:
Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
YouTube Channel:
LemelsonCenter
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_8dBA1i9q82o

What a Costume Designer Pulls for a Big TV Pilot

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-04-12T04:00:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_KpAYASEPxM8

How to Dress a Million Dollar American Princess

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-12-28T22:14:21.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_VErA2stzSYk

The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-06-04T14:13:28.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_hE1G5Oy30Q8

Regina Stewart costume design sketch

Creator:
Stewart, Regina Serniak, 1942-  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1963 and 1974
Topic:
Costume design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15534
See more items in:
Regina Stewart papers, 1959-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15534

Costumes designed by Alma Thomas for Howard University Players, unidentified men in photographs

Photographer:
Thomas, Alma, 1891-1978  Search this
Subject:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington, D.C.
Date:
1923 or 1924
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16467
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Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16467
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Gilda Gray wearing a dress designed by Louis Lozowick for the Lord & Taylor centennial

Subject:
Gray, Gilda  Search this
Lozowick, Louis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1926?
Topic:
Fashion  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14628
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Louis Lozowick papers, 1898-1974
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14628
Online Media:

Rockwell Kent, costume design for Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1968
Topic:
Costume design  Search this
Opera  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)343
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_343

Tony Curtis letter to Joseph Cornell

Creator:
Curtis, Tony, 1925-2010  Search this
Cornell, Joseph, 1903-1972  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1964 Feb. 27
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8253
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Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8253

White Rabbit (costume design for Alice-in-Wonderland, 1915)

Artist:
William Penhallow Henderson, born Medford, MA 1877-died Tesuque, NM 1943  Search this
Medium:
watercolor and pencil on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 10 × 5 1/8 in. (25.4 × 13.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1915
Topic:
Dress\costume  Search this
Literature\Carroll\Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alice H. Rossin
Object number:
1982.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7291992a3-0fb6-4e8d-93d8-4b8359edc1da
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1982.1.2

Pablo Picasso

Artist:
Michelle Armitage, born 1960  Search this
Sitter:
Pablo Picasso, 25 Oct 1881 - 8 Apr 1973  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal, graphite, pencil on Strathmore board
Dimensions:
Sheet: 35.6 × 48.3 cm (14 × 19")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2016
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Scarf  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Male  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Performing Arts\Costume Designer  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Lithographer  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Ceramicist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
CA990320
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm425980a0c-5dfa-4004-a065-fe8b7c75d99d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CA990320

Fraterity (sic)

Artist:
Frederick Judd Waugh, 1861 - 1940  Search this
Identified as:
Frederick Judd Waugh, 1861 - 1940  Search this
Possibly:
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky, 1866 - 1944  Search this
Tamara De Lempicka, 1898 - 1980  Search this
Pablo Picasso, 25 Oct 1881 - 8 Apr 1973  Search this
Georges Braque, 1882 - 1963  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
22.9 × 29.2cm (9 × 11 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1930-1935
Topic:
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Artist's Effects\Palette  Search this
Artist's Effects\Paintbrush  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Imaginary  Search this
Artist's Effects\Easel  Search this
Tool\Hammer  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Mug  Search this
Religious\Angel  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette holder  Search this
Frederick Judd Waugh: Male  Search this
Frederick Judd Waugh: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Georges Braque: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Georges Braque: Male  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Male  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Performing Arts\Costume Designer  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Lithographer  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Pablo Picasso: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Ceramicist  Search this
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky: Male  Search this
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky: Literature\Writer  Search this
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Tamara De Lempicka: Female  Search this
Tamara De Lempicka: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
DLR02097
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44fce31f0-747f-4504-92ea-c6b4dfae24c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR02097

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