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Footage of the Falks' travel in Asia, reel 1

Creator:
Falk, Johnny, 1906-1992  Search this
Falk, Pauline  Search this
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Baerwald, Paul, 1871-1961  Search this
Collection Creator:
Falk, Johnny, 1906-1992  Search this
Falk, Pauline  Search this
Extent:
1 Film positive (silent, 16 minutes, black and white, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film positives
Home movies
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
China -- Description and Travel
Philippines
Hong Kong
China
USA -- New York -- New York
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
One of four reels 16mm motion picture film taken during Johnny and Pauline Falk's 1937 trip to China, Korea and Japan. Kodak had only recently made color film available, so this may be the earliest color footage of many of the locations the Falks visited.
广州 厦门 汉口重庆
Biographical / Historical:
The Falks took one of the inaugural Pan Am Clipper flights to China in 1937. Myron S. (Johnny) Falk Jr., and his wife Pauline Baerwald Falk were active philanthropists, prominent Asian art collectors and were both active in the Jewish and Art communities.
0:00 - 0:39: Alameda Airport, boarding the Philippine Clipper (March 24-25); 0:39 - 0:49: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (March 26); 0:49 - 2:49: 1. Pan American Airways Hotel at Midway / Wake Island (March 27-30); 2:49 - 4:34: Military parade of soldiers and children, Guam (March 31); 4:24 - 4:52: Manila (April 1); 4:55 - 5:47: Xiamen (April 5); 5:47 - 6:30: Hong Kong Harbor, on the boat to Kowloon (April 6); 6:30 - 6:38: Ruins of St. Paul's in Macau (April 8); 6:38 - 6:42: ? 6:42 - 7:04: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Guangzhou (April 10-11); 7:04 - 7:32: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall or Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou; 7:32 - 7:36: Hills outside of Guangzhou (April 10-12); 7:36 - 7:41: ? 7:41 - 8:09: Train from Guangzhou to Wubei on Hangkow Railroad (April 12); 8:09 - 8:11: Locals somewhere near train station between Guangzhou and Wubei (April 12); 8:12 - 8:20: Viewing Temple of the Six Banyan Trees from a distance, railroad stations along Hangkow RR (April 12); 8:20 - 8:33: Wuhan, along the Yangtze. Perhaps taken from the Chinese Customs House (April 12); 8:33 - 8:44: Nina & George Blowers, Hankou (April 13); 8:44 - 8:57: Hangkow Country Club (April 14); 8:57 - 9:06: Spectators in Hankou watching plane departure (April 15); 9:06 - 10:43: Pilot Hugh Chen preparing to fly a small Loening, views of Hankou port, Standard Oil Company, men carrying gasoline barrels (April 15); 10:43 - 11:30: Airport in Shasi District of Jingzhou, watching planes land and take off (April 15); 11:30 - 12:30: Crossing Yangtze river at Chongqing, looking out onto the mountains (April 16); 12:30 - 14:52: Taking "chairs" up into Chongqing hillside, looking out onto the hills, visited temple with many graves, looked down at Yangzi and Chongqing industry (April 16); 14:52 - 15:16: "Mr. Hamburger" or "Mr. Reuss" and Falks in Chongqing, home of a K.Z. Yang (April 17); 15:16 - 16:13: Crossing Yangzi in Chongqing on the way to Shanghai (April 17)
Local Numbers:
FSA A2002.03 4.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
FSA.A2002.03, Item FSA A2002.03 4.1
See more items in:
Pauline B. and Myron S. Falk, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3ffc9e46f-e11b-424a-85b6-919021c06068
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2002-03-ref1

Travel guide published by the Afro-American

Published by:
The Afro-American, American, founded 1892  Search this
Distributed by:
Allen Hotel, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 4 1/4 in. (22.9 x 10.8 cm)
Type:
travel guidebooks
Place made:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Stephanie Capparell, author of The Real Pepsi Challenge
Object number:
2011.35.2.50
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e496b5f0-700d-4c4f-bc4b-3443e8d7f3a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.35.2.50

Oral history interview with Walter Nottingham, 2002 July 14-18

Interviewee:
Nottingham, Walter, 1930-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Owen, Carol, 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Constantine, Mildred  Search this
Crane, Jim  Search this
Drutt, Helen Williams  Search this
Johnson, Meda  Search this
Kaufman, Glen  Search this
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Merritt, Francis Sumner  Search this
Miller, Don  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Nottingham, Karron  Search this
Penning, Pauline  Search this
Ross, Shelley  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Strengell, Marianne  Search this
Catholic Church  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
St. Cloud State University  Search this
United States  Search this
University of Wisconsin--River Falls  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Mexico City (Mexico) -- Description and travel
Topic:
Art -- Technique  Search this
Crocheting  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Fiber artists -- Hawaii -- Interviews  Search this
Weavers -- Hawaii -- Interviews  Search this
Weaving -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Weaving -- Study and teaching  Search this
Weaving -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12090
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)238990
AAA_collcode_nottin02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_238990
Online Media:

Stanton Macdonald-Wright papers, 1890-2018

Creator:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Subject:
Russell, Morgan  Search this
Seuphor, Michel  Search this
Summerfield, Anne  Search this
Summerfield, John  Search this
Type:
Blueprints
Diaries
Essays
Travel diaries
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
Hawaii -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American -- California -- Santa Monica  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Color in art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9461
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211659
AAA_collcode_macdstan
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211659
Online Media:

Jerome Blum papers, 1915-circa 1969, bulk 1919-1935

Creator:
Blum, Jerome, 1884-1956  Search this
Subject:
Blum, Frances  Search this
Dreiser, Theodore  Search this
Anderson, Sherwood  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Tahiti -- description and travel
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9565
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211766
AAA_collcode_blumjero
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211766
Online Media:

Four years in a government exploring expedition to the island of Madeira ... &c. &c. : in one volume by Lieut. Geo. M. Colvocoresses, U.S. Navy, an officer of the Expedition

Title:
New Continent, or, Four years in a government expedition
Author:
Colvocoresses, George M (George Musalas) 1816-1872  Search this
Stereotyper:
Dill, Vincent  Search this
Bookseller:
Fisk, William H. DSI  Search this
Subject:
Colvocoresses, George M (George Musalas) 1816-1872 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
16, [2], 17-58, [2], 59-112, [2], 113-126, [2], 127-371, [4] pages, [1] leaf of plates 19 illustrations (wood engravings) 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Antarctica
Hawaii
Northwest Coast of North America
Oceania
Pacific Coast (North America)
South America
North America
Pacific Coast
Date:
1852
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Voyages and travels  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
Q115.W8 C72 1852
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_981339

Hawaiian almanac and annual for 1876 A hand book of information on matters relating to the Hawaiian Islands, original and selected, of value to merchants, planters, tourists, and others Carefully compiled by Thos. G. Thrum, with meteorological tables for Honolulu, and time of eclipses calculated by Capt. Dan'l Smith

Author:
Thrum, Thomas G (Thomas George) 1842-1932  Search this
Author:
Smith, Daniel  Search this
Physical description:
61, [3] pages 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Registers
Almanacs
Place:
Hawaii
Date:
1875
1876
Topic:
Almanacs, American  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
DU620 .H389 1876
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_977002

Narrative of a tour through Hawaii, or Owhyhee with observations on the natural history of the Sandwich Islands, and remarks on the manners, customs, traditions, history, and language of their inhabitants By William Ellis

Title:
Missionary tour through Hawaii, or Owhyhee
Tour through Hawaii
Author:
Ellis, William 1794-1872  Search this
Former owner:
Peabody Museum of Salem DSI  Search this
Subject:
Ellis, William 1794-1872 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
[8], 480 pages, [11] leaves of plates (2 folded) illustrations, maps, portrait 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Travel literature
Place:
Hawaii
Date:
1827
19th century
To 1893
Topic:
Missions--History  Search this
Missions  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU623 .E48 1827
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_956779

Polynesian researches, during a residence of nearly six years in the South Sea Islands including descriptions of the natural history and scenery of the Islands, with remarks on the history, mythology, traditions, government, arts, manners, and customs of the inhabitants by William Ellis ; in two volumes

Author:
Ellis, William 1794-1872  Search this
Printer:
H. Fisher, R. Fisher, and P. Jackson  Search this
Former owner:
United States Department of State Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes (xvi, 536; viii, 576 pages), [10] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations, maps, portraits 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Polynesia
New Zealand
Society Islands (French Polynesia)
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Oceania
Date:
1829
Topic:
Ethnology--Description and travel  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Missions  Search this
Ethnology--Polynesia  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU510 .E47 1829
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_955719

Parts of the Pacific by a peripatetic parson. Illustrated from drawings by the author and from photographs

Attributed name:
Eykyn, J.  Search this
Physical description:
x, [2], 388 pages including front., illustrations, plates 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Fiji
New Zealand
Polynesia
Queensland
Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)
Hawaii
New Zealand (NZ)
Northeast Queensland (NE Qld SE55)
Pacific Islands
Samoa
Date:
1896
Topic:
Missions  Search this
History - Biographies - Non-Indigenous - Autobiographies  Search this
Indigenous peoples - Pacific  Search this
Race relations - Attitudes  Search this
Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping  Search this
Religions - Christianity - Clergy  Search this
Socioeconomic conditions - Living conditions  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DU510 .P37 1896
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_944632

United States local histories in the Library of Congress : a bibliography / edited by Marion J. Kaminkow

Author:
Library of Congress  Search this
Kaminkow, Marion J  Search this
Subject:
Library of Congress  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Catalogs
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
Topic:
History, Local  Search this
Genealogy  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
Z1250 .U59 1975X
Z1250.U59 1975X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_58511

Voyages in the Northern Pacific narrative of several trading voyages from 1813 to 1818, between the north-west coast of America, the Hawaiian Islands and China, with a description of the Russian establishments on the north west coast : interesting early account of Kamehameha's realm ; manners and customs of the people, etc. and sketch of a cruise in the service of the independents of South America in 1819 by Peter Corney ; with preface and appendix of valuable confirmatory letters prepared by Prof. W.D. Alexander

Title:
Early Northern Pacific voyages
Author:
Corney, Peter -1836  Search this
Physical description:
x, 138, v pages 19 cm
Type:
Books
Travel literature
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Hawaii
Northwest, Pacific
Pacific Coast (Alaska)
Pacific Coast (China)
Pacific Coast (North America)
Pacific Coast (South America)
Alaska
Pacific Coast
China
North America
South America
Date:
1896
1821
19th century
Topic:
Trade routes  Search this
Voyages and travels  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
HE327 .C81 1896
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1033394

Pearson Family Letter

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
letter
Depicted:
United States: Wyoming, Jackson
United States: Hawaii, Maui
Date made:
2008
Subject:
Holidays and Celebrations, general  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Travel  Search this
ID Number:
2017.0145.0085
Accession number:
2017.0145
Catalog number:
2017.0145.0085
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Family & Social Life
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-ad46-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1864372

A Metropolitan Hotel beside the sands of Waikiki

Maker:
Keystone View Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 7 in; 8.89 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
stereograph
Place made:
United States: Hawaii, Oahu, Honolulu
Subject:
Travel  Search this
ID Number:
2016.0066.210
Accession number:
2016.0066
Catalog number:
2016.0066.0210
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-d008-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1822089

Hawaiian Hula Girls in a Characteristic Ancient Native Dance

Maker:
Keystone View Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 7 in; 8.89 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
stereograph
Place made:
United States: Hawaii
Subject:
Dance  Search this
Dancers  Search this
Travel  Search this
ID Number:
2016.0066.211
Accession number:
2016.0066
Catalog number:
2016.0066.0211
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-cf7a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1822090

Native Hula Girls in Characteristic Attire

Maker:
Keystone View Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 7 in; 8.89 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
stereograph
Place made:
United States: Hawaii, Oahu, Honolulu
Subject:
Dance  Search this
Dancers  Search this
Travel  Search this
ID Number:
2016.0066.212
Accession number:
2016.0066
Catalog number:
2016.0066.0212
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Music & Musical Instruments
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-d009-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1822091

Avenue of Royal Palms, Honolulu

Retailer:
Underwood & Underwood Illustration Studios  Search this
Publisher:
Strohmeyer & Wyman  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 7 in; 8.89 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
stereoview
stereocard
stereograph
Place made:
United States: Hawaii, Oahu, Honolulu
Associated place:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1896
Subject:
Travel  Search this
ID Number:
2008.3019.0071
Nonaccession number:
2008.3019
Catalog number:
2008.3019.0071
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-1960-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1820479

Group of Natives eating Poi, Hawaiian Islands

Retailer:
Underwood & Underwood Illustration Studios  Search this
Publisher:
Strohmeyer & Wyman  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 7 in; 8.89 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
stereoview
stereocard
stereograph
Place made:
United States: Hawaii
Associated place:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1896
Subject:
Hawaii  Search this
Travel  Search this
ID Number:
2008.3019.0072
Catalog number:
2008.3019.0072
Nonaccession number:
2008.3019
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Food
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-1961-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1820480

The Alleghenians: Vocalists and Swiss Bell Ringers, ca 1860

Graphic artist:
Warren  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 36 cm x 24.2 cm; 14 3/16 in x 9 1/2 in
Object Name:
Newspaper
Object Type:
Relief Processes
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place:
United States: Hawaii
United States: New York
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
circa 1860
Subject:
Musicians  Search this
Singers  Search this
Travel  Search this
ID Number:
2004.0185.06
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-968f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1279018

Jerome Blum papers

Creator:
Blum, Jerome, 1884-1956  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941  Search this
Blum, Frances, -1970  Search this
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Tahiti -- Description and Travel
Date:
1915-circa 1969
bulk 1919-1935
Summary:
The papers of Jerome Blum measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1915 to circa 1969, with the bulk of the material dating from 1919 to 1935. Biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, artwork, and photographs document the painter's personal and professional life, and extensive travels.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Jerome Blum measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1915 to circa 1969, with the bulk of the material dating from 1919 to 1935. Biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, artwork, and photographs document the painter's personal and professional life, and extensive travels.

Correspondence with friends, relatives, colleagues, publishers, galleries, museums, and collectors document Blum's personal and professional life. Noted correspondents include Sherwood Anderson and Theodore Dreiser.

Blum was an avid writer. He published several short stories, and recorded reminiscences, thoughts, and daily events in a series of notebooks. These notes were the basis for Life Answered, an unpublished autobiography (eventually, edited and completed by Frances Blum). Also included are extensive notes and writings on a variety of subjects, including his extensive travels to Tahiti. Writings by other authors consist of critical statements about Jerome Blum and some of Frances Blum's writings on Theodore Dreiser.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1915-1933 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1915-1966 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, 1915-circa 1969 (2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1916-1965 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1920-1930 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1915-1945 (6 folders; Box 3)
Biographical Note:
Jerome Blum (1884-1956) was a world traveler who found artistic inspiration while living in France and traveling to the American west, Hawaii, Japan, China, Cuba, and the South Seas (including a 10 month stay in Tahiti). Blum painted landscapes and seascapes of Southern France, and the many places he visited, as well as still lifes of exotic plants and fruits. He was living in Paris at the height of the Fauve movement and incorporated some of its ideas into his work, first inserting bold colors into his fairly conservative Post-Impressionist style. Later, he used significantly more saturated color, intense light, and bold forms.

Blum studied at the Francis J. Smith Art Academy in his native Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He went to Paris in 1906 with Lucile Swan, a sculptor and fellow student who eventually became his wife. There, he enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for a brief period, studying with Luc Olivier Merson. Blum remained in Paris until 1910, participated in the 1909 and 1910 Salons d'Automne and received exhibition offers from Galerie Sagot, Paris, and Anderson Galleries, New York. While in France, Blum knew expatriates Jo Davidson, Arthur Dove, Samuel Halpert, Alfred Maurer, and John Marin. Halpert became a mentor of sorts, instructing him in painting Post-Impressionist landscapes, to which Blum soon added Fauvist color.

Once back in Chicago, Blum developed close friendships with writers Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, and Ben Hecht that lasted for decades. His one-man show at Thurber's Art Gallery in 1911 received very mixed reviews--most likely it was the first time the Fauve palette was seen by Chicagoans, and most thought it too radical. When the mayor purchased a Blum painting from a 1912 Art Institute of Chicago group exhibition, the proceeds enabled Blum to visit the American west. Later that year, Blum and Lucile Swan traveled in Europe. They were married in Paris and took an extended honeymoon, continuing to travel in France until the fall of the following year.

For a period of approximately 20 years, he exhibited extensively and enjoyed critical acclaim. During his many years of foreign residence, Blum returned to the United States periodically for exhibitions and family visits. He participated in a large number of solo exhibitions and group shows in the United States and France, including: Art Institute of Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, O'Brien Galleries, and Albert Roullier Art Galleries in Chicago; Ainslie Galleries, Brooklyn Museum, Delphic Studios, Katz Gallery, M. Knoedler and Co., Whitney Museum of American Art, and Whitney Studio Club in New York; Worcester Art Museum and Boston Art Club in Massachusetts; Montlcair Art Museum in New Jersey; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia; and Galerie de la Renaissance in Paris. Blum is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Blum returned to New York in 1924 and Lucile filed for divorce. An auction of his work was held at the Anderson Galleries that year; Augustus John, George Biddle, Chester Dale, M. Knoedler, Kraushaar Galleries, and Jo Davidson were among the successful bidders.

In 1925, he married Frances Baum, a psychiatric social worker. They settled in Dampierre, France for eight years, and during this period traveled extensively throughout the country. Always an unconventional and fiercely independent person, Blum's mental health was fragile and deteriorated markedly in the early 1930s, during which time his painting output decreased dramatically. The Blums spent part of 1934 at the MacDowell Colony in Petersborough, New Hampshire. Once his fellowship was over, they moved to Key West, Florida, where Blum became increasingly disturbed.

Blum was admitted to the Bloomingdale Hospital, a private psychiatric institution in White Plains, New York, in 1935. But after being diagnosed a "hopeless case," he was transferred to a state hospital. While hospitalized, Blum continued writing copious notes and made many appeals for release. He died at the Hudson River State Hospital, Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1956.
Separated Material:
Originals of loaned material, including typescripts of Sherwood Anderson's letters, most of Blum's Theodore Dreiser material, travel in China, scrapbooks, and drafts of portions of Life Answered - "Father and Mother," "Journal of the Last 20 Years," "Lucile," and "Marriage and Divorce" - were returned to Frances Blum after microfilming. Although this material is not technically part of the collection housed in the Archives of American Art, copies are available on microfilm reels D237 and D238.
Provenance:
The majority of the papers were donated or loaned for microfilming between 1965 and 1966 by Blum's widow, Frances Blum. A typescript copy of the final version of Life Answered was received in 1969.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Jerome Blum papers, 1915-circa 1969, bulk 1919-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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