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Follow Dante's Footsteps Through Italy

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:29:04 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_31799334884e2daa7d4f59e62bf11d52

Washington Irving and his Literary Friends at Sunnyside

Artist:
Christian Schussele, 16 Apr 1824 - 1879  Search this
Designer:
Felix Octavius Carr Darley, 23 Jun 1822 - 27 Mar 1888  Search this
Sitter:
Washington Irving, 3 Apr 1783 - 28 Nov 1859  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman, 1813 - 1871  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 29 Aug 1809 - 7 Oct 1894  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 4 Jul 1804 - 19 May 1864  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis, 20 Jan 1806 - 20 Jan 1867  Search this
James Kirke Paulding, 22 Aug 1778 - 6 Apr 1860  Search this
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy, 25 Oct 1795 - 18 Aug 1870  Search this
William Gilmore Simms, 17 Apr 1806 - 11 Jun 1870  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck, 8 Jul 1790 - 19 Nov 1867  Search this
William Hickling Prescott, 4 May 1796 - 28 Jan 1859  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper, 15 Sep 1789 - 14 Sep 1851  Search this
George Bancroft, 3 Oct 1800 - 17 Jan 1891  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 134.6 x 199.4 x 3.8cm (53 x 78 1/2 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 158.8 x 224.8 x 14cm (62 1/2 x 88 1/2 x 5 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1864
Topic:
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookcase  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Dog  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Male  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Maryland  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Male  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Literature\Writer\Satirist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Male  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Male  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Male  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
Washington Irving: Male  Search this
Washington Irving: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Washington Irving: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
George Bancroft: Male  Search this
George Bancroft: Literature\Writer  Search this
George Bancroft: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
George Bancroft: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
George Bancroft: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Male  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Biographer  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Literary  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Travel  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Male  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
William Gilmore Simms: Male  Search this
William Gilmore Simms: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.82.147
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a136d626-754f-48b4-8be4-92dce6d4ee69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.147

A pride of palaces : Lenox summer cottages, 1883-1933 : sixty photographs / by Edwin Hale Lincoln, 1848-1938 ; printed from the original glass plate and film negatives by Walter Hilton Scott ; Donald T. Oakes, editor

Author:
Lincoln, Edwin Hale  Search this
Scott, Walter Hilton  Search this
Oakes, Donald Thomas 1923-  Search this
Lenox Library Association  Search this
Subject:
Lenox Library Association  Search this
Physical description:
83 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Massachusetts
Lenox
Lenox (Mass.)
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F74.L57 L55X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_142893

Versailles / texte de Charles Mauricheau-Beaupré

Author:
Mauricheau-Beaupré, Charles 1889-1953  Search this
Gruenther, Alfred M (Alfred Maximilian) 1899-1983 DLC  Search this
Subject:
Château de Versailles (Versailles, France)  Search this
Physical description:
139 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 46 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
French language materials
Place:
Versailles (France)
France
Versailles
Versailles (Yvelines)
Date:
1949
©1949
Topic:
Versailles (Château de)  Search this
Descriptions et voyages  Search this
Château  Search this
Ouvrages illustrés  Search this
Call number:
DC801.V56M32X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_181066

The New Jersey house / Helen Schwartz ; photographs by Margaret Morgan Fisher

Author:
Schwartz, Helen 1935-  Search this
Fisher, Margaret Morgan  Search this
Physical description:
x, 179 p. : ill. ; 22 x 25 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
New Jersey
Date:
1983
C1983
1951-
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
NA7235.N5S36 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_228153

Versailles : le château, la ville, ses monuments / Odile Caffin-Carcy, Jacques Villard ; préface de Jean-Pierre Babelon

Author:
Caffin-Carcy, Odile  Search this
Villard, Jacques  Search this
Subject:
Château de Versailles (Versailles, France)  Search this
Physical description:
151 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Versailles (France)
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_458907

Bermuda : gardens & houses / photographs by Ian Macdonald-Smith ; text by Sylvia Shorto

Author:
Macdonald-Smith, Ian  Search this
Shorto, Sylvia  Search this
Physical description:
203 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 x 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Bermuda Islands
Date:
1996
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_498262

All around the town : a walking guide to outdoor sculpture in New York City / text by Joseph Lederer ; photos. by Arley Bondarin

Author:
Lederer, Joseph  Search this
Bondarin, Arley  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 243 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1975
C1975
1951-
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Statues  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Tours  Search this
Call number:
NB235.N5 L4X
NB235.N5L4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_57508

Henry Bacon papers

Creator:
Bacon, Henry, 1839-1912  Search this
Names:
Bacon, Lee Andrews, 1861-  Search this
Beaumont  Search this
Berne-Bellecourt, E.  Search this
Carolus-Duran, 1837 or 8-1917  Search this
Chevillard, Vincent  Search this
Chialiva, Luigi, 1841-1914  Search this
Clairin, Georges, 1843-1919  Search this
Dupain, Edmond-Louis, 1847-1933  Search this
Gonzales, Antonio  Search this
Heilbuth, Ferdinand  Search this
Lemaire, Madeleine-Jeanne Coll, 1845-1928  Search this
Merson, Luc Olivier, 1846-1920  Search this
Olivie, Leon  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Place:
Egypt -- description and travel
Date:
1849-1931
Summary:
The papers of painter and writer Henry Bacon date from 1849-1931 and measure 1.9 linear feet. The collection documents Bacon's career and travels through France and Egypt. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings by Bacon and others, scattered business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, eight sketchbooks and additional sketches.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and writer Henry Bacon date from 1849-1931 and measure 1.9 linear feet. The collection documents Bacon's career and travels through France and Egypt. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings by Bacon and others, scattered business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, eight sketchbooks and additional sketches.

Scattered biographical materials include an address book, a photo identification card, genealogical material, and autobiographical notes and resumes. The bulk of correspondence is in French written by French artists included in Bacon's book Parisian Art and Artists, including Beaumont, E. Berne-Bellecourt, Vincent Chevillard, Luigi Chialiva, Georges Clairin, Edmond Dupain, Carolus Duran, Antonio Gonzalez, Ferdinand Heilbuth, Madeleine Lemaire, Luc Oliver Merson, and Leon Olivie. Also found is correspondence between Louisa Lee Bacon with museums and institutions concerning her husband's art.

Writings and notes contain short stories, personal accounts, and poems by Henry Bacon, as well as a biographical work on Bacon by Louisa Bacon, and unsigned poems in French. Manuscripts of Bacon's books are not found.

Scattered personal business records include a sales record notebook, an expense journal, and a lease. Printed materials consist primarily of clippings, a few exhibition catalogs, a copy of Bacon's book Étretat: Hamlet of the Setting Sun, and printed images of works of art. Two scrapbooks document Bacon's career as an artist through clippings, photos, exhibition catalogs, and announcements.

Photographs include portraits and snapshots of Bacon and his wife, travel photos used as reference, and photos of works of art. Artwork by Bacon includes eight sketchbooks, watercolor sketches, and pen and ink sketches.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1864-circa 1930 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1849-1931 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1875-circa 1912 (Box 1-2, 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business and Financial records, 1864-1871 (Box 2; 2 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1882-1931 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1866-1923 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1862-circa 1930 (Box 3-5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork and Sketchbooks, 1864-1912 (Box 4-5; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and writer, Henry Bacon (1839-1912) spent much of his career and life in France and Egypt. He is best known for his watercolor depictions of Egyptian desert scenes.

Henry Bacon was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1839. During the Civil War, ee enlisted in the Union Army and served as corporal in Company D, 4th Battalion of Rifles of the 13th Massachusetts Regiment. Also during the war, he worked as a field artist for Leslie's Weekly. He suffered an injury at the Second Battle of Bull Run and was discharged in 1864. That same year, he married Lizzie Lord and moved to France. The couple settled in Paris where Bacon studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Alexandre Cabanel. He spent many summers in Étretat, France--a subject he painted and wrote about in his bookÉtretat: Hamlet of the Setting Sun.

After the death of Lizzie Lord, Bacon married Louisa Lee Andrews. In the 1890s, Henry and Louisa spent their time split between London and Egypt. It was during this time that Bacon produced his many watercolor scenes of the desert, the Nile River, and of the Egyptian people. Henry Bacon died in Cairo in 1912.
Separated Materials:
Also found in the Archives are three sketchbooks lent by Nancy C. Brecht for microfilming on reels 4040-4041. The scrapbooks are not described in the container listing of this finding aid but are available for viewing in Archives of American Art offices and via interlibrary loan.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1987 by Nancy N. Brecht, the grandniece of Henry Bacon and granddaughter of Bacon's brother, Earle.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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.
Occupation:
Artists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Authors -- France -- Paris  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Henry Bacon papers, 1849-1931. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bacohenr
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Henry Bacon papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bacohenr
Online Media:

Dorothy Graham Edson Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Edson, Dorothy Graham, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
22 audiotapes (Originals). 8 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Place:
China -- Description and travel
China -- Social life and customs
Chengdu (China)
Yibin Shi (China)
Date:
1993
Descriptive Entry:
In 1993, William W. Moss, director, and Pamela M. Henson, historian, at Smithsonian Institution Archives conducted four interviews of Dorothy Graham Edson, who was writing a biography of her father using resources in Smithsonian Institution Archives. These interviews of Dorothy Graham Edson and reminiscences of family members and friends cover their family; youth; education in China; careers; David Crockett Graham's collecting interests; reminiscences of their parents, and the challenges of a missionary life abroad. The collection includes four interviews of Edson, three reminiscence sessions with the five Graham sisters, two reminiscence sessions with the sisters and friends I. McConnell, G. and W. McIntyre, and Betty Jean and Dick Barker, remiscences of Cesare Santucci, the Margaret Graham Memorial service and the music recording. The collection contains 19.5 hours of audio recordings and 243 pages of transcript.
Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Museum of Art, Archeology, and Ethnology (Yibin Shi, China)  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Religion -- China  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Miao (Chinese people)  Search this
Music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9571, Dorothy Graham Edson Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9571
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Dorothy Graham Edson Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9571

Lois Mailou Jones scrapbooks

Creator:
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Names:
Howard University  Search this
Bernard, Emile, 1868-1941  Search this
Extent:
5 Microfilm reels (27 volumes on 5 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West -- Description and Travel
Date:
1922-1992
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection contains Lois Mailou Jones' scrapbooks documenting her career as an African American artist and educator. Scrapbooks contain correspondence (1928-1992) primarily regarding Jones' exhibitions, Howard University, and her art education in Paris, and include a letter and photograph from Emile Bernard; photographs of Jones in her Washington, D.C. and Paris studios, her work, and her extensive travels through Africa and Haiti; and printed material including exhibition announcements, catalogs, and clippings (1922-1992) of reviews, interviews, and articles on the European and African influences in her work. Also included are her resume, materials submitted for the Rosenwald Fellowship, and notes related to her coordination of the 1974 exhibition Paintings by Women Artists of the Caribbean and Afro-American Women Artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998) was an African American painter, designer, and educator in Washington, DC. Jones studied at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and at the Academie Julian in Paris. She was professor of design and watercolor at Howard University from 1930-1977. She married Haitian graphic designer Vergniaud Pierre-Noel in 1953 and the couple frequently returned to Haiti. In 1970 she served as cultural ambassador to Africa for the United States Information Agency.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Lois Mailou Jones, 1990 and 1992.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
African American art -- African influences  Search this
African American art -- European influences  Search this
Art, Haitian  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jonelois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jonelois

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Topic:
Papyrus
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Verlag Philipp von Zabern  Search this
Anistās Mārī, al-Karmilī, ab, 1866-1947  Search this
Becker, Carl Heinrich, 1876-1933  Search this
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926  Search this
Berchem, Max van, 1863-1921  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Krefter, Friedrich, 1898-1995  Search this
Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945  Search this
Extent:
150 Linear feet (circa 30,000 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Articles
Paper squeezes
Correspondence
Diaries
Sketches
Rubbings
Place:
Turkey
Mesopotamia
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Persepolis (Iran)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Taq-e Bostan Site (Iran)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Syria
Date:
1903-1947
Summary:
An outstanding scholar in the field of Iranian studies, Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948) explored all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. This collection documents Herzfeld's excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo and includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
Papers (1899--1962) of German born archaeologist Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879--1948), a preeminent scholar of Near Eastern and Iranian studies. The collection measures 150 linear feet (circa 30,000 items) and documents Herzfeld's work as a pioneer in the field and sheds light on his excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo. Formats include correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into seven series.

Series 1: Travel journals

Series 2: Sketchbooks

Series 3: Notebooks

Series 4: Photographic files 1-42

Series 5: Drawings and maps

Series 6: Squeezes

Series 7: Samarra Expedition
Biographical / Historical:
The Ernst Herzfeld Papers document the career of Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948), a German architect, archaeologist, and historian of Islamic and Pre-Islamic studies. After training as an architect he studied archaeology under Delitzch from 1903 to 1906 at the excavations at Assur in Mesopotamia. A student of Latin, Greek, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew, Herzfeld received a doctorate in Humanistic Studies at universities in Munich and Berlin in 1907. His work with Friedrich Sarre to survey the monuments of the Tigris-Euphrates valleys resulted in landmark studies in architectural history, published in 1911 and 1920.

In 1920 Herzfeld was appointed to the chair of Historical Geography in Berlin and began his excavation at Samarra. Herzfeld's work there led to a six-volume publication. He published widely throughout his life on the sources of Islamic architecture and ornament, including the Royal Palace at Persepolis.

From 1934 until the end of his life Herzfeld spent his time producing many books and articles, lecturing, and working at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1936--1945.) Many of his works continue to be published post-humously.

1879 July 23 -- Born in Celle, Germany.

1897 -- Received diploma from Joachimsthaler Gymnasium, Berlin.

1897-circa 1898 -- Fulfilled military service.

circa 1899 -- Studied architecture at the Technical University and Assyriology, art history, and philosophy at the Friedrich-Wilhems Universität in Berlin.

1903 -- Passed exam in structural engineering.

1903-1905 -- Assistant to Walter Andrae (1875-1956) in Assur.

1905-1906 -- Traveled throughout Iran and Iraq.

1907 -- Excavation in Cilicia. Passed oral exam in February. Awarded doctorate in Humanistic Studies by Friedrich-Wilhems Universtät zu Berlin. After receiving Ph.D. traveled extensively in Syria and Iraq with Friedrich Sarre, director of the Islamic Museum in Berlin.

1910 -- Herzfeld and Sarre jointly publish, Iranische Felsreliefs (Berlin, 1910).

1911-1913 -- Field Director under direction of Sarre during expedition to Samarra.

circa 1914 -- Drafted into service in France and Poland during World War I. Sent to Iraq where he functioned as a surveyor.

1916 -- Father died.

1917 -- Appointed associate professor for Historical Geography and Art History of the Ancient Orient at Berlin. Along with Friedrich Sarre and others, founded the German-Persian Society to increase cultural and economic exchange between Germany and Persia.

1920 -- Appointed world's first full professor of Near Eastern Archeology. Begins excavation at Samarra.

1922 -- Mother died.

1923-1934 -- In Persia, where he completed many excavations and studies.

1928 -- Excavation at Pasargadae.

1931-1934 -- Appointed director of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and moved to Persepolis.

1934 -- As grandson of Jews, Nazi legislation expelling state employees of Jewish descent forced Herzfeld to retire as a professor employed by the state. Moved to London.

1936 -- Delivered Lowell Lectures. Moved to Boston. Lectured on Iranian history and appointed a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study.

1944 -- Retired from Princeton University.

1948 January 20 -- Died.
Provenance:
Ernst Herzfeld donated his papers to the Freer Gallery of Art in 1946.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ayyubids  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Abbasids  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Articles
Paper Squeezes
Correspondence
Diaries
Sketches
Rubbings
Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-06
Online Media:

I. - Marchande de bananes aux Antilles

Title:
French Colonial postcard from Martinique
Published by:
Chauvet  Search this
Designed by:
Compagnie antilles, French, 1900 - 1910  Search this
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (14 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
postcards
Place captured:
Martinique, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
France, Europe
Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia
Date:
ca. 1910
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
Labor  Search this
Photography  Search this
Travel  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.151.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd570cf3446-5ad5-458d-af71-a3bd2c7cb2b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.151.11
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Leila Hadley

Artist:
Philippe Halsman, 02 May 1906 - 25 Jun 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Leila Hadley, 22 Sep 1926 - 10 Feb 2009  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 33.7 × 26.5 cm (13 1/4 × 10 7/16")
Sheet: 35.5 × 27.9 cm (14 × 11")
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Vehicle\Boat\Sailboat  Search this
Leila Hadley: Female  Search this
Leila Hadley: Literature\Writer  Search this
Leila Hadley: Literature\Writer\Travel  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of George R. Rinhart
Object number:
S/NPG.77.208
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Philippe Halsman Archive
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm496f164a2-11c6-4056-9078-e572bb23a8e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.77.208

4 villages : architecture in Nepal : studies of village life / by Katherine Blair

Title:
Four villages
Studies of village life
Architecture in Nepal
Author:
Blair, Katherine D  Search this
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. (1 folded) : ill., maps, plans ; 23 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Nepal
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Village communities  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
NA1510.8.N4 B63 1983
NA1510.8.N4B63 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_284061

Charles Sarka papers, 1902-1968

Creator:
Sarka, Charles N. (Charles Nicholas), 1879-1960  Search this
Place:
Tahiti -- Description and travel -- Journals
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13424
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209488
AAA_collcode_sarkchar
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209488

Elisabet Ney papers, 1865-1984

Creator:
Ney, Elisabet, 1833-1907  Search this
Subject:
Elisabet Ney Museum (Austin, Tex.)  Search this
Place:
Egypt -- description and travel
Topic:
Portrait sculpture, American  Search this
Women sculptors -- Texas -- Austin  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10541
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214013
AAA_collcode_neyelisp
Theme:
Women
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214013

Frances Beall Knight diaries, 1855-1856

Creator:
Knight, Frances Beall  Search this
Place:
Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7763
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209928
AAA_collcode_knigfran
Theme:
Diaries
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209928

A trip to Venice / [Walter Lansil], 1914 Feb

Creator:
Lansil, Walter F. (Walter Franklin), 1846-1925  Search this
Place:
Venice (Italy) -- Description and travel -- 1914-
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7859
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210026
AAA_collcode_lanswalt
Theme:
Diaries
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210026

Wardrobe Trunk

User:
Isenbergh, Max  Search this
Maker:
Mendel Trunx  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (labels material)
Measurements:
overall: 105 cm x 58 cm x 58 cm; 41 5/16 in x 22 13/16 in x 22 13/16 in
Object Name:
Trunk
Date made:
ca. 1930
Subject:
Travel  Search this
Related event:
Postwar United States  Search this
ID Number:
2006.0069.01
Accession number:
2006.0069
Catalog number:
2006.0069.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-da80-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1301644
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