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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Pianos

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
4.59 Cubic feet (consisting of 8 boxes, 2 half boxes, 5 folders, 7 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, 2 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
undated
1842-1965
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Pianos forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists primarily of advertising cards, business cards, bookmarks, printed advertisements, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, pamphlets, bills/receipts, trade catalogs, fans, photographs, patents, song books, articles and books from manufacturers and distributors of pianos and piano parts. There is a substantial amount of materials for each company especially for the bigger and better known piano manufacturers. A number of these companies also sold organs. Among the materials there is a small number of programs, hymn books and music books.

A large amount of the materials are images. Most of the images are of pianos and organs found primarily in the trade catalogues and on printed advertisements. The images on the printed advertisements are similar to those in the trade catalogues and include the same information such as dimensions of the piano, style name, price, type of wood frame, and attractive features. The piano is shown as a focal point of family life. Pianos are considered as important furnishings for the home. Manufacturers advertised pianos as companions and the source of inspiration, pleasure and entertainment. Images depicting women and family life are also particularly strong in this collection.

There are a number of publications which discuss the history of piano manufacturing companies. These publications are included with the company related materials. Other publications include primers, early American hymn books, instructions on how to play piano and old favorite songs.

The material is organized alphabetically by name of company. There are seven folders of material grouped by type: business cards, patents, shipping documents, clubs, schools, general images and shipping documents.
Brand Name Index:
Brand Name :: Company Name :: Type of Product

Beckwith :: Sears Roebuck & Co. :: Piano

Bijou :: Calenberg & Vaupel :: Piano

Bradbury :: F. G. Smith & Co. :: Piano

Capen :: Brockport Piano Mfg. Co. :: Piano

Conover :: Cable Co. :: Piano

Crown :: Geo. P. Bent Mfg. Co. :: Piano

Kingsbury :: Cable Co. :: Piano

Orchestrella :: Aeolian Company :: Piano

Pianola :: Aeolian Company :: Piano

Separable :: Calenberg & Vaupel :: Piano

Weber Pianola :: Aeolian Company :: Piano

Wellington :: Calenberg & Vaupel :: Piano
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Related Materials:
Researchers interested in other collections in the Archives Center that relate to the manufacture of pianos and piano parts should consult the following collections:

Sohmer & Company Records, 1872-1989, Collection #349

Steinway Piano Company Collection, 1850-1906; 1953, Collection #178

Pratt-Read Corporation Records, 1839-1990, Collection #320

Chickering & Sons, 1823-1985, Collection #264

Wood & Brooks Company Records, ca. 1900-1960, Collection #457

Wurlitzer Company Records, 1864-1984, Collection #469

William Lenz Piano Tuning Collection, Collection #511
Provenance:
Pianos is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
pianos  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Pianos, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Pianos
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Pianos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-pianos
Online Media:

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora Duncan Dancing
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
25.4 x 20.3cm (10 x 8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Guilford College Art Gallery
Object number:
1999.13.1 GCAG
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4dfcaf59b-2cbe-4abf-8aa8-9acf2cf9a765
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1999.13.1_GCAG

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora Duncan Dancing
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
25.4 x 20.3cm (10 x 8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Guilford College Art Gallery
Object number:
1999.13.2 GCAG
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm461f386f3-5b6b-4523-b281-afb4de0c2eed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1999.13.2_GCAG

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora (Duncan) Uplifted
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
17.5 x 6.8cm (6 7/8 x 2 11/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Christie's New York
Website: www.christies.com
Object number:
DLR00311
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d38d70f4-4d58-4c66-9700-6c1bc2762986
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00311

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Yellow Dancer, Isadora Duncan
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
34.3 x 20.3cm (13 1/2 x 8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
DLR00317
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d52673ad-5a94-4242-97cb-ceb60d645bda
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00317

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora Duncan Dancing
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
17.8 x 7cm (7 x 2 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, NYC
Object number:
DLR00318
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4db8c5f20-c546-496b-81ed-aab068bf560b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00318

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora Duncan Dancing
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
Image/Sight (Accurate): 34.9 x 21.6cm (13 3/4 x 8 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, NYC
Object number:
DLR00319
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46e5bfd8f-d7f9-492f-b062-f2d047e75b6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00319

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora Duncan Dancing
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
Image/Sight (Accurate): 34.9 x 21cm (13 3/4 x 8 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, NYC
Object number:
DLR00320
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44cb47fa7-0eb3-4e06-aba3-5585ce4fedc8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00320

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Abstraction (Dance Swirl)
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
33 x 20.3cm (13 x 8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Galerie Yoramgil
Object number:
DLR00330
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4eb5626bf-400b-480f-8ad0-9f713ca8c1ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00330

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Untitled (Isadora Duncan)
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
31.8 x 20.3cm (12 1/2 x 8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Galerie Yoramgil
Object number:
DLR00331
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d7b80b02-ce2f-4c3f-88a5-e84e2c94377e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00331

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora (Yellow Dress)
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pastel on paper
Dimensions:
48.3 x 31.8cm (19 x 12 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Galerie Yoramgil
Object number:
DLR00332
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40b2780ef-864f-42d3-8da3-9c70d91eafd8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00332

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Portrait of Isadora Duncan
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Dimensions:
35.6 x 21.6cm (14 x 8 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Galerie Yoramgil
Object number:
DLR00336
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49f4b12a7-5a4b-4c3e-aa87-efd69ba86d52
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00336

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora Duncan Dancing
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
33 x 20.3cm (13 x 8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Raydon Galleries
Object number:
DLR00337
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41e78587c-e838-41af-bcc9-a2cf4e617ead
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00337

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora Duncan Dancing
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
33 x 20.3cm (13 x 8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Raydon Galleries
Object number:
DLR00339
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm414ccb530-2c8a-432b-898f-592e3e240e6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00339

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora Duncan Dancing
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
33 x 21.6cm (13 x 8 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Raydon Galleries
Object number:
DLR00340
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4847f0ca2-dfaf-4349-9b5b-395b31f884b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00340

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Isadora Duncan Dancing
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
31.8 x 13.3cm (12 1/2 x 5 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Raydon Galleries
Object number:
DLR00341
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49378cb93-8eda-4f35-821e-15879dee54aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00341

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Three Isadoras (Isadora Triptych)
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
33 x 22.5cm (13 x 8 7/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Megan Moynihan and Franklin Riehlman Fine Art
Object number:
DLR00345
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43833b3f6-1a95-413a-96a9-efbd4676c9ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00345

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Three Isadoras (Isadora Triptych)
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
33 x 22.5cm (13 x 8 7/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Megan Moynihan and Franklin Riehlman Fine Art
Object number:
DLR00346
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48d103ddc-1c43-450f-b001-9b443695ff09
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00346

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Three Isadoras (Isadora Triptych)
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
33 x 22.5cm (13 x 8 7/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Megan Moynihan and Franklin Riehlman Fine Art
Object number:
DLR00347
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ca7e8f9b-682b-4ed1-84f3-bc5f02278bd0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00347

Isadora Duncan

Alternate Title:
Study of Isadora Duncan
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Isadora Duncan, 27 May 1877 - 15 Sep 1927  Search this
Medium:
Pastel
Dimensions:
30.8 x 20.3cm (12 1/8 x 8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1906-1965
Topic:
Isadora Duncan: Female  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Isadora Duncan: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Newark Museum
Website: www.newarkmuseum.org/
Object number:
NJ050228
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49c02d9a0-b936-494b-bd5c-dcbe7f158708
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NJ050228

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