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Avis Berman research material on Elie Nadelman

Creator:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1998-2002
Summary:
Avis Berman research material on Elie Nadelman measures one linear feet and dates from circa 1998-2002. The research material includes select correspondence regarding the research process, as well as notes and photocopies of material from Nadelman's personal and professional archives for the essay, "Sculptor in the Open Air: Elie Nadelman and the Folk and Popular Arts," written by Berman as a part of the publication Elie Nadelman: Classical Folk (American Federation of Arts, 2001).
Scope and Contents:
Avis Berman research material on Elie Nadelman measures one linear foot and dates from circa 1998-2002. The research material includes select correspondence regarding the research process, as well as notes and photocopies of material from Nadelman's personal and professional archives for the essay, "Sculptor in the Open Air: Elie Nadelman and the Folk and Popular Arts," written by Berman as a part of the publication Elie Nadelman: Classical Folk (American Federation of Arts, 2001).
Arrangement:
Due to its small size the collection is arranged in a single series.
Biographical / Historical:
Avis Berman (1949- ) is a writer, curator, and historian of American art, architecture and culture based in New York, N.Y.. She holds a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University and an master's degree from Rutgers University, both in English literature. She is the author of numerous books including Rebels on Eighth Street: Juliana Force and the Whitney Museum of American Art; James McNeill Whistler; and Edward Hopper's New York. She was also co-author and editor of Katharine Kuh's memoir, My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator. Berman has written numerous articles on subjects including painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, design, architecture, and the social history of the visual arts for a broad range of publications including The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, Saturday Review, The Boston Book Review, American Art, ARTnews, The San Francisco Examiner, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Art in America, Art & Antiques, House & Garden, and Architectural Digest. Throughout the 1980s 1990s and 2000s Avis served as a consultant for the Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C., in her capacity as interviewer for the oral history project for which she has researched and interviewed countless artists, collectors, and other figures in the art world in Europe and the United States. Since 2001, Avis Berman has overseen the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation's oral history project.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives are the Avis Berman research material on Katharine Kuh, 1939-2006, research material on Juliana Force, circa 1930-2020, research material on art and artists, 1976-1994, and an interview of Reuben Nakian conducted by Berman for the Archives Oral History Program, June 1981.
Provenance:
Donated in 2021 by Avis Berman.
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.
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own in the following material: all writings by Avis Berman.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women art historians  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Citation:
Avis Berman research material on Elie Nadelman, circa 1998-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bermavis5
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b6baa174-578f-490b-b9d3-8fe306c67e31
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bermavis5

United States Biological Survey: A Compendium of its History, Personalities, Impacts, and Conflicts

Editor:
Schmidley, David J.  Search this
Tydeman, William E.  Search this
Gardner, Alfred L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2016
Citation:
Schmidley, David J., Tydeman, William E., and Gardner, Alfred L., editors. 2016. United States Biological Survey: A Compendium of its History, Personalities, Impacts, and Conflicts. Lubbock: Museum Of Texas Tech University. In Special Publications, Museum of Texas Tech University.
Identifier:
138673
ISBN:
978-1-929330-28-7
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_138673

Picture Postal Card

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA UX185
Printer:
Art Litho Company, Baltimore, Maryland  Search this
Depicts:
Bat Masterson, American, 1853 - 1921  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolor)
Dimensions:
Overall: 8.9 x 14cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2in.)
Type:
Postal Stationery
Place:
United States of America
Date:
Issue date: 1994
Object number:
1996.2081.564
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm82c0ec018-9759-4b3a-b749-7989532b07ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2081.564

Picture Postal Card

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA UX185
Printer:
Art Litho Company, Baltimore, Maryland  Search this
Depicts:
Bat Masterson, American, 1853 - 1921  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolor)
Dimensions:
Overall: 8.9 x 14cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2in.)
Type:
Postal Stationery
Place:
United States of America
Date:
Issue date: 1994
Object number:
1996.2081.565
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86e3de729-8133-4c4b-a1c5-ce8843ca66f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2081.565

Henry J. Raymond

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Jarvis Raymond, 24 Jan 1820 - 18 Jun 1869  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.7 × 5.8 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Artist's Effects  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Muttonchops  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Male  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M1334
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43d407d90-6414-42e5-ac1e-71efda5089ac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M1334

Henry J. Raymond

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Jarvis Raymond, 24 Jan 1820 - 18 Jun 1869  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.8 × 0.2 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/16")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Artist's Effects  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Muttonchops  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Male  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M1335
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45ee86782-ee26-4e5a-a33f-26dd5c22140d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M1335

Henry J. Raymond

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Jarvis Raymond, 24 Jan 1820 - 18 Jun 1869  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Artist's Effects  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Muttonchops  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Male  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M1336
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49ec05317-fd40-4b71-ba8b-6beddccce690
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M1336

Henry J. Raymond

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Jarvis Raymond, 24 Jan 1820 - 18 Jun 1869  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.8 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Artist's Effects  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Muttonchops  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Male  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
Henry Jarvis Raymond: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M1337
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm416574f2c-4a87-47e1-a2c5-953ee549f3cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M1337

Thurlow Weed

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Thurlow Weed, 15 Nov 1797 - 22 Nov 1882  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 9 × 6 × 0.3 cm (3 9/16 × 2 3/8 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
Equipment\Rope  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
Thurlow Weed: Male  Search this
Thurlow Weed: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
Thurlow Weed: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
Thurlow Weed: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Thurlow Weed: Crafts and Trades\Printer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M203
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4de8e8ee2-3d41-491a-a636-f44355ea5306
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M203

William Cullen Bryant

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M487
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41acd4570-b23e-4f93-a71b-4967488cf09b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M487

William Cullen Bryant

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M488
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm498f11669-ffbe-41a7-a447-f366366cd51c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M488

William Cullen Bryant

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M489
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm413b6dc2e-1f3c-4889-a92f-9018c6026816
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M489

William Cullen Bryant

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M490
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a93ff197-14e1-4a76-88e8-51b289942e85
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M490

William Cullen Bryant

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M491
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a3fa8a5b-5e3b-4a2f-b945-1e0ae594514a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M491

William Cullen Bryant

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M492
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48a21f742-6755-483a-8f24-7e828cb1dcd1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M492

William Cullen Bryant

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M493
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4185be52a-3fa3-4608-bda5-0956213912aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M493

William Cullen Bryant

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Tablecloth  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M494
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f224f1ae-84ce-4880-b539-7a7c3e3852de
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edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M494

Clare Boothe Luce

Artist:
Jo Davidson, 30 Mar 1883 - 2 Jan 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce, 10 Apr 1903 - 9 Oct 1987  Search this
Medium:
Polychromed terra cotta on graduated wood
Dimensions:
With Base: 53.3 x 17.8 x 24.1cm (21 x 7 x 9 1/2")
Without Base: 36.8 x 17.8 x 24.1cm (14 1/2 x 7 x 9 1/2")
Base: 16 x 14.5 x 15.7cm (6 5/16 x 5 11/16 x 6 3/16")
Socle footprint: 15.2 x 38.7cm (6 x 15 1/4")
Type:
Sculpture
Place:
United States\South Carolina
Date:
1939
Topic:
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Female  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Connecticut  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Clare Boothe Luce
Object number:
NPG.82.124
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Exhibition:
20th Century Americans: 1930-1960
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 321
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National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.124
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Warhol on Warhol : 22.11.2007, 20.01.2008 : 2002-2007 : 5 years of La Casa Encendida / exhibition curated by Estrella de Diego ; [texts, José Luis Blondet ... [et al.] ; translation of texts by E. de Diego and A. Pauls, Nicholas Caistor ; Spanish copy editor, Antonia Castaño; English copy editor, Nigel Williams]

Author:
Diego, Estrella de  Search this
Blondet, José Luis  Search this
Castaño, Antonia  Search this
Williams, Nigel  Search this
Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain)  Search this
Subject:
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
346, [22] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
[c2007]
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
N6537.W28 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Elizabeth Gordon Papers

Creator:
Gordon, Elizabeth, 1906-2000  Search this
Names:
Claiborne, Craig  Search this
Gordon, Elizabeth, 1906-2000  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Periodicals
Photographs
Correspondence
Personal papers
Place:
Japan
Date:
1958-1987
Summary:
Papers, 1959-1987, of Elizabeth Gordon, editor of the periodical, House Beautiful from 1941-1964, mostly related to her research for the August and September 1960 issues of House Beautiful regarding the Japanese aesthetic concept of "shibui", and the subsequent travelling "shibui exhibition" from 1961-1964. Included are correspondence, some photocopies, 1959-1963; notes; drafts for articles and lectures; printed material including magazine and newspaper clippings, 1959-1987; 2 books, and exhibition announcements; drawings of paper and foil art; a photo album containing photos of exhibition installations; and photographs, slides, color transparencies, and lantern slides depicting people, sites, and objects reflecting the "shibui" aesthetic.
Scope and Contents:
The Elizabeth Gordon Papers measure 4.5 linear feet and span the years 1959-1987. The collection mainly documents Ms. Gordon's research for the August and September 1960 issues of House Beautiful regarding the Japanese aesthetic concept of "shibui", and the subsequent travelling "shibui exhibition" from 1961-1964. Included are correspondence, some photocopies, 1959-1963; research notes and materials; articles; lectures; printed material including magazine and newspaper clippings, 1959-1987; 2 books, and exhibition announcements; article materials; a photo album containing photos of exhibition installations; and photographs, slides, color transparencies, and lantern slides depicting people, sites, and objects reflecting the "shibui" aesthetic.
Arrangement note:
This collection is organized into eight series. 1. Biographical data, 2. Shibui research, 3. Shibui issues of, House Beautiful, 4. Correspondence, 5. Shibui promotion, 6. Exhibition files, 7. Printed materials, and 8. Photographs.
Biographical Information:
Born in Logansport, Indiana in 1906, Elizabeth Gordon served as editor of House Beautiful magazine 1941 to 1964. Ms. Gordon first became interested in Japanese aesthetics during the mid-1950s. As a result she began to read and study Japanese art, history and culture. In 1959, Gordon travelled to Japan with three staff people from, House Beautiful. In Kyoto she met Eiko Yuasa, a young woman then employed by the City of Kyoto to handle foreign V.I.P.s, who was assigned to assist Gordon during her stay there. It was Ms. Yuasa who, in the course of discussions of Japanese aesthetics, introduced the term "shibui." Around that term and its related concepts ("iki", "jimi", "hade") the theme for the issue began to crystallize. In August and September, 1960, House Beautiful, under the editorial control of Ms. Gordon, published two extremely popular issues devoted to the subject of "shibui". Due to the popularity of the issues, museum exhibits devoted to the concept of "shibui" travelled around the United States. Ms. Gordon died in Adamstown, Maryland in 2000.

Biographical Overview

1906 -- Born in Logansport, Indiana

1920s -- Attended the University of Chicago

1930s -- Moved to New York to work as a promotional copywriter for several newspapers

1930s -- Syndicated columnist on home maintenance for The New York Herald Tribune

1930s -- Editor at Good Housekeeping (here for 8 years)

1937 -- More House for your Money by Elizabeth Gordon and Dorothy Ducas published by W. Morrow and Company: New York.

1937 -- Married Carl Hafey Norcross

1939 -- Appointed editor of House Beautiful

1964 -- Left the magazine world

1972 -- Published a special issue on Scandinavian design and awarded the insignia of a knight, first class, in the Finnish Order of the Lion

1987 -- American Institute of Architects made her an honorary member

1988 -- Carl Hafey Norcross died

September 3, 2000 -- Died in Adamstown, MD

(The following biography of Elizabeth Gordon comes courtesy of curator Louise Cort. Written in consultation with Elizabeth Gordon, October 23, 1987)

The research papers, memoranda, magazines, books, photographs and color transparencies and other materials in this archives are related to the publication by Elizabeth Gordon (Mrs. Carl Norcross), editor of House Beautiful from 1941 to 1964 and creator of the August, 1960 issue of the magazine on the special theme of the Japanese aesthetic concept of "shibui". The "shibui issue" was followed by the September, 1960, issue of the same publication on the theme, "How to be shibui with American things." As a by-product of the issues, a "Shibui Exhibition" travelled to eleven museums in the United States during 1961-1964. Each exhibition was opened with a slide lecture by Elizabeth Gordon.

Miss Gordon first became curious about Japanese aesthetics in the mid-1950s when she began to see Japanese objects being displayed and used in the homes of Americans who had spent time in Japan during the Occupation and Japanese influence began to appear in wholesale showrooms of home furnishings manufacturers. It was clear that the time had come: she HAD to go to Japan!

She read for five years before going to Japan - history, social mores, art history. (Many of the books on Japan that she collected during this time have been presented to the library at the University of Maryland, College Park.)

An important bit of advice came from Alice Spaulding Bowen, owner of Pacifica, the highest quality shop of Asian antiquities in Honolulu, who told her, "Be sure to read, The Tale of Genji - then you'll understand everything."

She made her first trip to Japan in April, 1959, accompanied by three staff people from, House Beautiful. In Kyoto she met Eiko Yuasa, a young woman then employed by the City of Kyoto to handle foreign V.I.P.s, who was assigned to assist Miss Gordon during her stay there. It was Ms. Yuasa who, in the course of discussions of Japanese aesthetics, introduced the term "shibui." Around that term and its related concepts ("iki", "jimi", "hade") the theme for the issue began to crystallize.

Miss Gordon came home, planning to spend the summer researching "shibui" with the aid of the Japan Society. But she found virtually nothing written in English on the concept. So she returned to Japan in December, 1959 together with staff member Marion Gough, to dig deeper and to work out details and get better educated with Eiko Yuasa. One of their devices was to walk through department stores and discuss with sales personnel whether objects for sale were "shibui", or were "jimi" or "hade", and why. Between themselves, they did the same for the costumes of women they saw on the streets.

Lacking printed sources for information on "shibui", Miss Gordon sought out and interviewed experts, including Douglas Overton, head of the Japan Society in New York. In Japan in December, 1959, she met Yanagi Soetsu, founder of Japan's Folk Craft Movement and head of the Craft Museum in Tokyo (with an introduction from Tonomura Kichinosuke, head of the Craft Museum in Kurashiki). She met the chef Tsuji Kaichi, who was commissioned to write an article on "kaiseki" (that could not be used because of an inadequate English translation) and Frances Blakemore. She met several times with Bernard Leach and attended his lecture at Bonnier's while he was in New York in March, 1960. (He would later write a "fan letter" for the issue)

As the concept of "the shibui issue" began to take shape, a third trip in the spring of 1960 focused on photography - to produce the shooting script decided on the preceding December. This was executed by the noted photographer Ezra Stoller of Rye, New York, and John DeKoven Hill, House Beautiful's Editorial Director. (Mr. Hill worked with Frank Lloyd Wright except for the ten years that he was a member of the House Beautiful editorial staff)

Miss Gordon was back in Japan in Mid-August 1960 as the "shibui issue" was causing a sensation. Altogether she spent sixteen months in Japan.

As one of the experiences that influenced her strong interest in Japanese costumes and textiles, Miss Gordon remembers a spectacularly thorough exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno on, 1200 Years of Japanese Costume. She saw it on the last day of its exhibition (possibly 1964).

The August 1960 issue sold out quickly. Copies of the magazine, which sold for fifty cents, were sold on the "black market" for ten dollars.

The publication of the August 1960 issue was followed by an unprecedented avalanche of "fan mail". Many department heads in colleges and universities, including the Harvard-Yenching Institute and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (where Miss Gordon had worked as an undergraduate) wrote to comment on the issue. Many people in other fields of endeavor wrote: heads of firms concerned with interior design, landscape architecture, and related areas expressed their interest in the concept of "shibui" Other writers include Bernard Leach, Gertrude Natzler, Laura Gilpin, Mainbocher, the architect Yoshimura Junzo, the textile artist Marianne Strengell, Walter Kerr, Craig Claiborne, and Oliver Statler.

The "shibui issue" was followed immediately by the September issue dealing with the use of non-Japanese objects to express the concept of "shibui." (Miss Gordon convinced her advertisers, who had been skeptical about the potential success of the August issue, by promising the September issue dealing with American products.) Four American firms were involved in the production of an integrated line of paints, wallpaper, furniture and carpets expressive of the concept. Products were designed by the firms' designers following the clues offered by objects and fabrics purchased by Miss Gordon in Japan in December 1959 and spring 1960. Miss Gordon has expressed her dissatisfaction with the September issue, although public opinion was positive. She feels that some of the firms failed in the "shibui" project, though some "caught" the message: namely the paint company and the fabric/wallpaper company.

In response to strong public interest, the House Beautiful staff prepared a travelling exhibition to introduce the concept of "shibui" through a series of vignettes, mixing fabrics and objects, colors and textures. The museum installation was designed by John Hill of House Beautiful. Japan Air Lines underwrote shipping costs.

The exhibition began in Philadelphia in late 1961. Ezra Stoller was sent to photograph the installation in considerable detail at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in January, 1962, so that his photographs cold serve as guidelines for installations at the other museums, which included the San Francisco Museum of Art (April 1962), the Newark Pubic Library, and the Honolulu Academy of Art. Miss Gordon presented a lecture on "shibui" at each of the museum installations.

In appreciation of her work to introduce Americans to the concept of "shibui", the city of Kyoto presented a bolt of especially "shibui" kimono fabric executed by a Living National Treasure textile artist. Miss Gordon eventually tailored the fabric into a dress and jacket. She received the 1961 Trail Blazer Award from the New York Chapter of the National Home Fashions League, Inc. In June, 1987, Miss Gordon was named an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, with her introduction of the concept of "shibui" and her promotion of an understanding of other culture cited as her major contributions to American architecture.
Provenance:
Elizabeth Gordon donated her papers to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives in 1988.
Elizabeth Gordon donated her papers to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives in 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Topic:
Interior decoration -- Periodicals  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Aesthetics, Japanese  Search this
House funishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Interior decorators  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Periodicals -- 1940-1970
Photographs
Correspondence
Personal papers -- 1950-2000
Citation:
The Elizabeth Gordon Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Gordon, 1988
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.03
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3bd5683e5-f956-4a04-9d0c-4565a6b761b7
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ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1988-03
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