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Metroplitan Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission [brochure]

Publisher:
United States Sanitary Commission  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Fair (1864 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
March 28, 1864
Scope and Contents:
Brochure (one piece, folded) for Metroplitan Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission, New York, 1864. Illustration (engraving?) shows soldiers bringing a soldier on a stretcher into a tent, with two women in attendance. The brochure text explains that the Metropolitan Fair is being held for the Sanitary Commission's benefit.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001210a (AC Scan No.: front and blank back of brochure)

AC0060-0001210b (AC Scan No.: inside pages)
General:
In Civil War series, Box 1, Folder 30.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Soldiers -- Civil War  Search this
Charities  Search this
Nurses  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref556
Online Media:

Worthington Whittredge papers

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Fair (1864:New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896 (Recollections of the art exhibition, Metropolitan Fair)  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Paintings
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1840s-1965
bulk 1849-1908
Summary:
The papers of landscape painter Worthington Whittredge measure 2.2 linear feet and date from the 1840s to 1965, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1849 to 1908. This small collection documents Whittredge's career as a painter, particularly his years in Europe from 1849 to 1859, through biographical materials, a manuscript of his autobiography, news clippings, catalogs, six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. Also found are two photographs of Whittredge and a nineteenth-century photo album containing photographs of 32 famous artists.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of landscape painter Worthington Whittredge measure 2.2 linear feet and date from the 1840s to 1965, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1849 to 1908. This small collection documents Whittredge's career as a painter, particularly his years in Europe from 1849 to 1859, through biographical materials, a manuscript of his autobiography, news clippings, catalogs, six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. Also found are two photographs of Whittredge and a nineteenth-century photo album containing photographs of 32 famous artists.

Biographical materials include a manuscript of his autobiography, passport, award certificates, and a ledger he kept while living in Düsseldorf, Germany, that documents commissions, accounts, and business activities. Printed material includes news clippings, catalogs, and the book Recollections of the Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Fair, New York, published by Mathew Brady, which includes a catalog of the art exhibition at the fair and 20 printed images by Brady.

Artwork consists of six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. The sketchbooks contain drawings Whittredge executed on a trip down the Rhine River in 1849 as well as during his travels in Italy and Mexico. Other loose drawings and paintings include numerous landscapes, figure studies, trees, animals, and other miscellaneous sketches.

There are two photographs of Whittredge, taken by M. Louise Greene, and a nineteenth-century photo album containing cartes de visite photographs of 32 artists. Most of these photographs include the artists autograph as well. Included are Albert Bierstadt, George H. Baker, William Holbrook Beard, Albert F. Bellows, John G. Brown, Seth Wells Cheney, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey, Thomas Seir Cummings, Mauritz De Haas, Francois Regis Gignoux, Henry Peters Gray, Seymour Guy, George Henry Hall, William Hart, William Hennessy, Richard W. Hubbard, Daniel Huntington, Henry Augustus Loop, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F. B. Morse, William Page, Horace Wolcott Robbins, Aaron Shattuck, James Augustus Suydam, Launt Thompson, Robert W. Weir, Henry Wenzler, Edwin White, and George Yewell, and two unidentified artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 4 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1849-circa 1940s (Box 1, 5, OV 9; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1861-1965 (Box 1, 4, 5, OV9; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Artwork, circa 1840s-1902 (Box 2, 5, OV 6-9; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1850s-1860s, circa 1900 (Box 2-3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Thomas Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910) was born in 1820 in Springfield, Ohio. Receiving very little formal education, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 17 to serve as an apprentice house and sign painter. A few years later, in his early twenties, he briefly ran a daguerreotype studio in Indianapolis, Indiana, and worked as a portrait painter in Charleston, West Virginia.

In 1843 Whittredge decided to pursue landscape painting, and was greatly influenced by Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole. In 1849 he traveled to Düsseldorf, Germany, to further his training at the Düsseldorf Academy. There, he met painter Emanuel Leutze and modeled for Leutze's painting Washington Crossing the Delaware (1850). He lived for a year in the home of landscape painter Andreas Achenbach and became friends with Carl Friedrich Lessing. Whittredge spent the summer of 1856 sketching in Switzerland with Albert Bierstadt. That fall Whittredge and Bierstadt moved to Rome where they were joined by fellow artists Sanford Robinson Gifford and William Stanley Haseltine.

Whittredge stayed in Italy until 1859 when he returned to America and settled in New York City, renting a space at Richard Morris Hunt's famous Tenth Street Studio Building, which was frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. He kept company with Jervis McEntee, Eastman Johnson, Sanford Robinson Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, and other artists of the "old guard". Whittredge quickly became a very successful artist, adapting what he had learned in Europe to the American landscape. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1860 and became a full member in 1862. He also served as President of the National Academy of Design from 1874 to 1877.

In 1866 Whittredge went along on a government inspection tour of the Missouri Territory and was greatly inspired by the landscape. He traveled to Colorado in 1870 with John Frederick Kensett and Sanford Gifford and, in the late 1870s, began painting these new landscapes. He moved with his family to Summit, New Jersey, in 1880. In 1893 he went on a sketching trip to Mexico with fellow artist Frederic Church and continued painting into the early 1900s. Around this time he also began writing his autobiography which he completed in 1905. Worthington Whittredge died in 1910 at the age of 89.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are several collections relating to Whitteredge: the Anthony F. Janson research material on Worthington Whittredge, 1969-2003; the Worthington Whittredge sale records, 1900; the Edith Wilkinson Letter to E.P. Richardson and biographical notes on Worthington Whittredge, 1957; and a Worthington Whittredge letter to John Ferguson Weir, 1871.
Separated Material:
One sketchbook was loaned by William W. Katzenbach for microfilming in 1959 and returned. Loaned material is available on microfilm reel 153, but is not described in container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
The Worthington Whittredge papers were donated by William W. and L. Emery Katzenbach, grandsons of Whittredge, in 1959. Additional items were donated by William W. Katzenbach in 1968.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Worthington Whittredge papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Paintings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitwort
See more items in:
Worthington Whittredge papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitwort
Online Media:

A Record of the Metropolitan Fair in aid of the United States Sanitary Commission, held at New York, in April 1864 [microform]

Author:
United States Sanitary Commission  Search this
Metropolitan Fair (1864 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
261 p., [10] leaves of plates : ill
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1867
Call number:
mfm 003107.22.8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_472400

Recueil de statues, groupes, bustes, mausolées, colosses et monumens de tout genre exécutés par Canova / dessinés et gravés sous les yeux de l'auteur a Rome

Title:
Œuvre de Canova
Author:
Canova, Antonio 1757-1822  Search this
Metropolitan Fair (1864 : New York, N.Y.) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
United States Sanitary Commission DSI  Search this
Subject:
Canova, Antonio 1757-1822  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 6 pages, [84] leaves of plates : chiefly illustrations ; 89 cm (folio)
Type:
Books
Date:
1820
[1820?]
Topic:
Sculpture, Italian  Search this
Call number:
NB623.C2 A4 1820
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_566646

A record of the Metropolitan Fair : in aid of the United States Sanitary Commission, held at New York, in April, 1864

Author:
United States Sanitary Commission  Search this
Metropolitan Fair (1864 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
261 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1867
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
History  Search this
Hospitals  Search this
Call number:
E632 .M59 1867
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465664

A Tribute to the Fair [microform] : comprising a collection of vers de société

Author:
United States Sanitary Commission  Search this
Metropolitan Fair (1864 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 253 p
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1864
Call number:
mfm 003107.22.10
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_472395

The Spirit of the fair

Author:
MacDonough, Augustus R  Search this
United States Sanitary Commission  Search this
Subject:
United States Sanitary Commission  Search this
Metropolitan Fair (1864 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
206 p. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1864
[between 1864 and 1883]
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
History  Search this
Hospitals  Search this
Call number:
E632 .S79 1864
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483355

The Spirit of the fair [microform]

Author:
United States Sanitary Commission  Search this
Metropolitan Fair (1864 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
17 no. in 1 v. : ill
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1864
Call number:
mfm 003107.22.9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483658

Catalogue of the museum of flags, trophies and relics relating to the revolution, the war of 1812, the Mexican war, and the present rebellion; forming the most complete and interesting collection ever brought together in the United States: to be exhibited at New York, April 4, 1864, and on the succeeding days, for the benefit of the United States sanitary commission

Author:
Metropolitan Fair (1864 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
109 p., 1 l. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1864
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
History  Search this
Hospitals  Search this
Museums  Search this
Call number:
E646 .N62X
E646.N62X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_91533

Art as text, war as context : the art gallery of the Metropolitan Fair, New York City's artistic community and the Civil War / by Charlotte Emans Moore

Author:
Moore, Charlotte Emans  Search this
Subject:
United States Sanitary Commission  Search this
Metropolitan Fair (1864 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 548 pages ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Art and the war
Theses
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
2009
19th century
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Art patronage--History  Search this
Art and society--History  Search this
War and society--History  Search this
History  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
Civilian relief  Search this
Call number:
E468.9 M82 2009a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049007

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