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The life and anecdotes of William Russell Birch, enamel painter / William Russell Birch, [ca. 1800]

Creator:
Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834  Search this
Subject:
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir  Search this
Russell, William  Search this
Citation:
The life and anecdotes of William Russell Birch, enamel painter / William Russell Birch, [ca. 1800]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5964
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208809
AAA_collcode_bircwill
Theme:
Diaries
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208809

George Catlin papers, undated

Creator:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Clay, Henry  Search this
Seward, William Henry  Search this
Type:
Photogravures
Citation:
George Catlin papers, undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Miniature painters  Search this
Indians of North America -- Portraits  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Ethnological illustrators  Search this
Art and race  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5435
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209512
AAA_collcode_catlgeor
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209512
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Frederick H. Clark papers, 1875-1934

Creator:
Clark, Frederick H. (Frederick Hatfield), 1861-1948  Search this
Subject:
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
American Society of Miniature Painters  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
School of Industrial Design (Trenton, N.J.)  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Citation:
Frederick H. Clark papers, 1875-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7461
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209619
AAA_collcode_clarfred
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209619

Longacre family papers, [ca. 1810]-1952

Creator:
Longacre fam, Longacre family  Search this
Subject:
Bolton, Theodore  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Herring, James  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Longacre, Andrew  Search this
Longacre, Augusta M.  Search this
Longacre, James Barton  Search this
Longacre, Lydia E. (Lydia Eastwick)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Place:
Egypt -- description and travel
Citation:
Longacre family papers, [ca. 1810]-1952. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Coin design -- United States  Search this
Engraving, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait prints, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9192
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211387
AAA_collcode_longlong
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211387

James Reid Lambdin collection, 1831-1896

Creator:
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Subject:
Sartain, John  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Columbian Society of Artists  Search this
National Art Association (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Citation:
James Reid Lambdin collection, 1831-1896. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9731
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212022
AAA_collcode_lambjame
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212022

Thomas Sully letters, 1831-1870

Creator:
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Subject:
Mercur, Rodney Augustus  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Citation:
Thomas Sully letters, 1831-1870. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10333
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213539
AAA_collcode_sullthol
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213539

William Russell Birch subscription lists, 1798-1802

Creator:
Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834  Search this
Citation:
William Russell Birch subscription lists, 1798-1802. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10882
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214659
AAA_collcode_bircwilr
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214659

Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters [Folder]

Additional name:
Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, Philadelphia  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_103845

Benjamin West letter to William Rawle

Creator:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Rawle, William, 1759-1836  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1816 August 10
Citation:
Benjamin West. Benjamin West letter to William Rawle, 1816 August 10. Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7061
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7061

George Catlin papers

Creator:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Names:
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852  Search this
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photogravures
Date:
undated
1821-1904
Summary:
The collection comprises 2.3 feet of papers concerning George Catlin's creation and promotion of his famed "Indian Gallery" of paintings, drawings, and artifacts of North American Indians. Dating from 1821 through 1904, with one item dated 1946, the papers include letters, notebooks and journals, receipt books and loose receipts, printed materials, and other documentation. The bulk of the collection focuses on Catlin's efforts to promote the sale of his gallery to the United States government through tours, including London and Paris, and petitions to various governments to purchase the Gallery. Among the rare printed catalogs and petitions in the collection are exhibition catalogs for the U.S., London, and Paris tours, the earliest dating from 1837. Letters and other documents include letters dating from the 1830s from Henry Clay, Thomas Sully, and William Henry Seward commending Catlin's work, as well as Catlin family correspondence and papers dating from 1821 through the 1870s.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection comprises 2.3 feet of papers concerning George Catlin's creation and promotion of his famed "Indian Gallery" of paintings, drawings, and artifacts of North American Indians. Dating from 1821 through 1904, with one item dated 1946, the papers include letters, notebooks and journals, receipt books and loose receipts, printed materials, and other documentation. The bulk of the collection focuses on Catlin's efforts to promote the sale of his gallery to the United States government through tours, including London and Paris, and petitions to various governments to purchase the Gallery. Among the rare printed catalogs and petitions in the collection are exhibition catalogs for the U.S., London, and Paris tours, the earliest dating from 1837. Letters and other documents include letters dating from the 1830s from Henry Clay, Thomas Sully, and William Henry Seward commending Catlin's work, as well as Catlin family correspondence and papers dating from 1821 through the 1870s.

Of particular interest in the collection are letters to and from Catlin, including two written by Catlin during his early travels to the west in the 1830s. Other letters include ones from Henry Clay, John Adams Dix, Ralph Randolph Gurley, James Hall, William Henry Seward, Thomas Sully (illustrated), and Baron Friederich von Humbolt, among others. Most wish Catlin well and offer support in his endeavors to sell his collection.

Also found within the collection are several notebooks and notes describing Native American ceremonies, name translations, customs, and other information pertinent to Catlin's catalog, two volume book, and exhibitions of the "Indian Gallery." There are also numerous loose receipts and account and receipt books documenting the 1840s London and Paris venues of the "Indian Gallery" exhibition. The collection also houses printed catalogs for the exhibitions, including a rare 1837 catalog for the first show in New York.

Additional materials include certificates of authenticity testifying to the authenticity of Catlin's paintings from life of Native American sitters, announcements relating to exhibition openings, printed memorials and petitions to Congress, printed letters of support, envelopes and name cards, and handwritten tickets to Catlin lectures. Also found are a handwritten journal of Theodore B. Catlin, photogravures of Catlin, obituaries for Catlin, and printed reviews of the exhibitions.
Arrangement note:
The George Catlin papers are arranged into five series based primarily on document type. Within each series, materials are arranged in chronological order.

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1821-1885 (Boxes 1, 6; Reel 5824; 12 folders)

Series 2: Writings, 1825-circa 1872 (Boxes 1, 6; Reel 5824; 9 folders)

Series 3: Financial Records, 1826-1848 (Boxes 2, 6; Reels 5824-5825; 13 folders, 3 bound volumes)

Series 4: Catalogs, 1837-1871 (Boxes 3-5; Reel 5825; 1 linear foot)

Series 5: Ephemera and Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1832-1904, 1946 (Boxes 5-6, OV 7; Reel 5825; 14 folders)
Biographical/Historical note:
George Catlin was born in 1796 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Although trained as a lawyer, Catlin quit his law practice and moved to Philadelphia in 1823 to begin a career as a portrait painter. He gained membership in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1824, but his career in formal portraiture met with little success. In 1830, Catlin embarked upon his lifetime achievement of documenting the lives, customs, and culture of the declining native American population of the Plains. He spent the next six years traveling, drawing, painting, and writing about the Plains Indians. By 1837, he had amassed enough documentation to hold a major exhibition in New York of Catlin's Indian Gallery of Portraits, Landscapes, Manners and Customs, Costumes, etc. The same exhibition, with an added live show, traveled to London in 1842 and Paris in 1845, where it was met with rave reviews.

Catlin spent the remainder of his life gathering support for the sale of the Indian Gallery to the U.S. Congress. Between 1841 and 1842, at his own expense, Catlin wrote and published his two volume set Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. He also wrote numerous petitions and "memorials" to Congress, often including statements from national and international reputable supporters, such as Daniel Webster, General Lewis Cass, the Joint Committee on the Library (of Congress), and the American Ambassador to France. The Smithsonian Institution's first Secretary Joseph Henry strongly supported congressional acquisition of Catlin's work and even provided Catlin with a small studio in the Castle building. All of the appeals to the government for the purchase of the collection were, in the end, unsuccessful and Catlin died almost penniless in 1872.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Archives holds several related collections of differing provenances related to George Catlin, including a small collection of manuscripts and drawings microfilmed on reel 1191 related to Catlin's work in marine art and documentation. A microfilmed loan of circa 500 items is also available on reel 3277 of letters between Catlin and Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1840-1860, writings by Catlin and material on Catlin's Indian Gallery, including clippings, catalogs, handbills, invitations, drawings and portrait sketches of native Americans, and printed material; a watercolor sketchbook; a list of paintings; and miscellany. Also found within the Archives is one undated letter microfilmed on reel D8 from Catlin, and a collection of art historian William Truettner's research papers on George Catlin.
Provenance:
The papers of George Catlin were transferred to the Archives of American Art by the Library of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian's American Art Museum. Accession records indicate that the papers were once maintained by the Smithsonian's Bureau of Ethnology and were probably part of the orginal 1879 acquisition of Catlin's Indian Gallery by the Smithsonian. Businessman Joseph Harrison rescued the "Indian Gallery" from Catlin's creditors in the 1850s and stored the collection in a Philadelphia warehouse, where it suffered damage from at least two fires before Harrison's widow donated the collection to the Smithsonian.
Restrictions:
A digitized version of the microfilm of this collection is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Ethnological painters  Search this
Topic:
Miniature painters  Search this
Indians of North America -- Portraits  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Ethnological illustrators  Search this
Art and race  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photogravures
Citation:
George Catlin papers, 1821-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.catlgeor
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George Catlin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw901da216a-4af5-4fb1-921e-380885df19ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-catlgeor
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Frederick H. Clark papers

Creator:
Clark, Frederick H. (Frederick Hatfield), 1861-1948  Search this
Names:
American Society of Miniature Painters  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
School of Industrial Design (Trenton, N.J.)  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Extent:
225 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1875-1934
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, 1888-1934, concerning Clark's paintings and exhibitions; a list of paintings owned by Congressman Brewer, handwritten by Clark; exhibition catalogs and announcements of the School of Industrial Design, Trenton, New Jersey, the Society of American Artists, New York City, the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, New York City, and the American Society of Miniature Painters; an etching by William Merritt Chase; a paper fan from the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876; and clippings and miscellaneous printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter, art administrator. Born in Trenton, New Jersey. Studied with William Merritt Chase. Painted murals for the State House in New Jerey. Key in establishing Trenton's School of Industrial Design in 1890, and served for 18 years on its' board of trustees. Died in Martha's Vineyard.
Provenance:
Received 1982 through J. M. Edelstein, Librarian of the National Gallery of Art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Etchers  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Arts administrators -- New Jersey  Search this
Painters -- New Jersey  Search this
Portrait painters -- New Jersey  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Identifier:
AAA.clarfred
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91785998d-926c-490b-81c2-e9e31ac6eb54
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clarfred

Catalogue of an exhibition of miniature paintings by living artists : a Century of Progress, General Exhibits Building, Graphic Arts Pavilion, May 27 to October 31, 1933

Author:
American Society of Miniature Painters  Search this
Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters  Search this
California Society of Miniature Painters  Search this
Chicago Society of Miniature Painters  Search this
Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
33 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1933
1933?]
Topic:
Miniature painting  Search this
Portrait miniatures, American  Search this
Portrait miniatures  Search this
Call number:
ND1333.C42 C397 1933
ND1333.C42C397 1933
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401489

James Reid Lambdin collection

Creator:
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Names:
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Columbian Society of Artists  Search this
National Art Association (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Extent:
6 Reels ((ca. 200 items on 6 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1831-1896
Scope and Contents:
Pamphlets, speeches, transactions, reviews, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other printed materials relating to art and art organizations mainly in the Philadelphia area, but also including New York, Boston, Baltimore, Louisianna, Europe and elsewhere. Among the societies represented are the National Academy of Design, National Art Association, Artists' Fund Society, Philadelphia Museum Company, Northern Society of Painters in Watercolor, American Art Union, Apollo Association, Columbian Society of Artists and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; correspondence between committees of the Artists Fund Society, headed by John Sartain, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and charters and by-laws of the Artists Fund Society.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait and miniature painter. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and studied art in Philadelphia under Edward Miles and Thomas Sully. Upon his return to Pittsburgh, he was a proprietor of a museum and oversaw his own art gallery. He later spent many years as an officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before his death in Philadelphia.
Provenance:
This collection was compiled by Lambdin and housed at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the PAFA.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Identifier:
AAA.lambjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fcbe1467-0ad8-4abe-bbef-66354ca203ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lambjame

Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters (Philadelphia)

Collection Creator:
Archambault, Anna Margaretta, 1856-1956  Search this
Container:
Reel P027, Frame 449
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [P027.archambaul]
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
Announcement of an exhibition of old miniatures, 1926.
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
See more items in:
Anna Margaretta Archambault selected papers
Anna Margaretta Archambault selected papers / Series 1: Anna Margaretta Archambault selected papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92bd903fc-c7e2-40b8-9fee-c333368db63b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archanna-ref277

Ruel P. Tolman Collection

Extent:
1.75 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Black-and-white photographs
Drawings
Manuscripts
Date:
1909-1964
Descriptive Entry:
The Ruel P. Tolman Collection contains official correspondence; biographical information; photocopies of prints, drawings and photographs; and scrapbooks. Included are papers relating to Tolman's work as a graphic artist, his interest in miniature painting, and his participation in arts-related organizations.

Of particular interest are four scrapbooks. One scrapbook documents a tour Tolman took of art galleries, museums and historical societies in the northeastern United States and New England. Three scrapbooks contain photographs taken by Tolman of Smithsonian staff, Smithsonian grounds and buildings, Smithsonian exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes.

Other types of material in this collection include tax returns, personal notes, trip reports, newspaper clippings, exhibit catalogs, invitations and Tolman's personal Christmas cards.

For a complete record of Tolman's association with the Smithsonian, the records of the Division of Graphic Arts, 1882-1962 (Record Unit 206); the Office of the Director, NCFA (Record Unit 311 and Record Unit 312); USNM, 1877-1975, Permanent Administrative Files (Record Unit 192); and the USNM, Curators' Annual Reports (Record Unit 158) should be consulted.
Historical Note:
Ruel Pardee Tolman (1878-1954) was born in Brookfield, Vermont. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1902, he moved to Washington and attended the Corcoran School of Art. In 1906 he studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in New York. He taught classes at the Corcoran from 1906 until 1919. His association with the Smithsonian began in 1912 when he joined the Division of Graphic Arts of the U.S. National Museum (USNM) as a preparator. He became an aide in 1913, assistant curator in 1920, and curator in 1932. From 1932-1946 he also occupied the position of acting director of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA - known as the National Gallery of Art until 1937). Appointed director in 1946, he spent two years in the position and retired in 1948.

Tolman was a practicing graphic artist, working in lithography, etching, mezzotint, drypoint, oil paint, and watercolor. He was active in the Washington art community and was a nationally recognized painter of miniatures. His work included 26 miniature portraits of U.S. presidents and governors. He was founder and president of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington. In 1909, he obtained a patent for an artist's wet-canvas carrier.

During the period 1923-1946 Tolman organized a series of monthly exhibits at the Smithsonian of work by living artists. He also developed the traveling series "How Prints are Made" which circulated through the United States for two decades.

His publications included journal articles on graphic art, American art and American miniature painters; biographical articles for the Dictionary of American Biography; and catalogs and reports relating to the collections of the Division of Graphic Arts and the NCFA. His major work, The Life and Work of Edward Greene Malbone, Miniature Painter, was published in 1958 by the New York Historical Society.

He died on August 24, 1954. His wife, Nelly Summerel McKenzie Tolman, died in August of 1961. His daughter, Sarah Bruner Tolman Kemper, lives in Arlington.
Chronology:
March 26, 1878 -- Born in Brookfield, Vermont

1897 -- Attended Pomona College Prep School, Claremont, California

1902 -- Graduated from University of California at Berkeley

1902 -- Moved to Washington and attended Corcoran Art School

1906 -- Studied at National Academy of Design and Art Students League (New York)

1906 -- Taught classes at the Corcoran

1908-1919 -- Appointed assistant instructor at Corcoran

November 23, 1909 -- Obtained patent for artist's wet-canvas carrier

1912 -- Preparator at Division of Graphic Arts, United States National Museum (USNM)

1913 -- Aide in Division of Graphic Arts, USNM

1914 -- Married Nelly Summerel McKenzie

1920 -- Assistant curator in Graphic Arts Division, USNM

1932-1946 -- Curator, Divison of Graphic Arts, USNM, and Acting Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts, NCFA (known as the National Gallery of Art until 1937)

1934 -- Trip to New York, Philadelphia, Boston

1939 -- Trip to Chicago

1940 -- Elected to Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters

1946 -- Appointed director of NCFA, USNM

1947 -- Elected to Royal Society of Arts

March 31, 1948 -- Retired from NCFA

Summer 1948 -- Exhibition of etchings and dryponts at Smithsonian castle

August 24, 1954 -- Died at Washington Sanitarium in Takoma Park, Maryland

1958 -- The Life and Work of Edward Greene Malbone, Miniature Painter, published by New York Historical Society

August 1961 -- Wife Nelly Tolman died

October 25, 1962 -- Tolman library and artwork auctioned at Sloan's

January 7-February 3, 1964 -- Posthumous exhibition of etchings and dryponts held in Smithsonian castle
Topic:
Art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Black-and-white photographs
Drawings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Ruel P. Tolman Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7433
See more items in:
Ruel P. Tolman Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7433

Anna Margaretta Archambault selected papers

Creator:
Archambault, Anna Margaretta, 1856-1956  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels (partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
circa 1880-1946
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Anna Margaretta Archambault selected papers contain correspondence and papers relating primarily to Archambault's work in miniatures. Omitted from microfilming are photographs of Archambault's sitters and models.
Biographical / Historical:
Anna Margaretta Archambault (1856-1956) was a portrait painter, miniaturist, author, and educator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also known for editing the book A guide book of art, architecture, and historic interests in Pennsylvania, published in 1924.
Provenance:
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955. Donated to the HSP by Anna Archambault, 1933-1946.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Miniature painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Miniature painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.archanna
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Anna Margaretta Archambault selected papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91bbd2ce0-63af-4db2-af31-f801b42678fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-archanna

Research material on William and Thomas Birch

Creator:
Birch family  Search this
Names:
Birch, Thomas, 1779-1851  Search this
Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834  Search this
Creer, Doris Jean  Search this
Strickland, William, 1787-1854  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1799-1990
bulk 1940-1970
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, writings, scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, artwork, printed material and miscellany relating to William and Thomas Birch.
Biographical material includes research material on the Birch coat of arms; notes, including two scrapbooks, concerning the Birch family genealogy compiled by David Walter Harry and Thaddeus Harry, ancestors of William and Thomas Birch. Writings include thesis notes by Doris Jean Creer on William and Thomas Birch. Photographs are of Birch family members and works of art by William and Thomas Birch.
Artwork includes lithographs of oil paintngs by William and Thomas Birch, including Girard's Bank (1800), Second Street (1799), and If that Fellow Wants to Fight, We Won't Disappoint Him (1812); one black and white engraving and one aquatint of Bethlehem, Pa (circa 1820) by artist William Strickland based on an oil painting by Thomas Birch, and two black and white engravings and one aquatint of View of the Water Gap and Columbia Glass Works, River Delaware (circa 1820) by William Strickland based on an oil painting by Thomas Birch.
Printed material include exhibition catalogs and books, newspaper clippings and magazine articles. Also included is documentation of a donation of William Birch's paint box to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Biographical / Historical:
Enamel painters, miniaturists, engravers, etchers, publishers; Philadelphia, Pa. William Russell Birch (1755-1834) is best known for his miniature and enamel portraits and this series of Views of Philadelphia which he worked on with his son Thomas Birch (1779-1851) and published in 1799-1800.
Provenance:
Donated in 2008 by Cindy Keene, daughter of David Walter Harry.
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.
Occupation:
Engravers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Miniature painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.bircwill2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a9bbb5c2-c9c6-404c-a5d8-d2385dac85f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bircwill2

Longacre family papers

Creator:
Longacre family  Search this
Names:
Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Herring, James, 1794-1867  Search this
Longacre, Andrew, 1831-1906  Search this
Longacre, Augusta M.  Search this
Longacre, James Barton, 1794-1869  Search this
Longacre, Lydia E. (Lydia Eastwick), 1870-1951  Search this
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Extent:
9 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Sketchbooks
Place:
Egypt -- description and travel
Date:
[ca. 1810]-1952
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, biographical and genealogical information, poems, notes, diaries, artwork, sketchbooks, photographs, business papers and printed material relating to the Longacre family, especially James Barton Longacre and Andrew Longacre.
REEL P1-P2: Correspondence and papers of James Barton Longacre, 1819-1857, mostly concerned with his position as engraver of the U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, and his publication THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS. Letters include correspondence with Asher B. Durand, James Herring, John Neagle, Thomas Sully and George Catlin. Additional material includes diaries, sketches and designs for coinage, a biography, autobiographical notes, and printed material.
REEL 986: Five sketchbooks, ca.1861-1894, of Reverend Andrew Longacre. Sketches depict landscapes, interiors, and monogram designs made in the United States, Europe, North Africa and the Near East. In addition there is a memoranda book kept by Longacre, ca. 1890.
REELS 1046-1048: Letters, including: correspondence between James and his wife; between James and Andrew during the Civil War; and Lydia Longacre's letters from Europe, 1899-1900; and letters from Theodore Bolton to Mrs. James M. Longacre about including James in his book, EARLY AMERICAN PORTRAIT DRAUGHTSMEN IN CRAYONS. Also included are biographical notes on James; an autobiography of Andrew; poetry and writings by James; accounts of a trip to Egypt by Andrew; financial documents relating to James; artwork; designs for coins and sketchbooks by James, Andrew and Lydia and material relating to an engraving of Charles Carroll by James.
REELS 1083 & 1050: Genealogical information on the Stiles and Longacre families; letters from Andrew to his father, James Barton Longacre, and his sister, Sallie, and other family members and friends; a copy of James Barton's 1825 diary; poems and compositions by Andrew; financial and business papers, 1898-1918; 28 photographs depicting portraits of James and Andrew, Lydia E. Longacre and her miniature paintings.
REEL 3091: Two engravings by James after paintings by Benjamin West and a letter from Augusta M. Longacre to Bolton regarding Bolton's biography of James.
Biographical / Historical:
Artists; Philadelphia and New York. James Barton Longacre was an engraver and portrait painter. Chief engraver at the U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, from 1844-1869. His engravings and portraits illustrate several books including THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS, and BIOGRAPHY OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. His son, Andrew Longacre was an engraver, watercolorist, and Methodist minister. His daughter, Lydia Longacre was a miniature painter, pupil of the Art Students League of New York, under Chase and Mowbray, and under Whistler in Paris.
Provenance:
Material on reels P1-P2 lent for microfilming by the Library Company of Philadelphia; Material on reel 986 lent 1975 by Fred Longacre; material on reels 1050 and 1083 lent 1975-1976 by Mrs. Andrew Longacre who also donated the material on reels 1046-1048 in 1982; material on reel 3091 donated 1981 by the NMAA-PG Library.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Stipple engravers  Search this
Miniature painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Engravers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Coin design -- United States  Search this
Engraving, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait prints, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.longlong
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9130a8ee5-ae6f-4edb-97fc-2595590921f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-longlong

George Catlin manuscripts and drawings

Creator:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Extent:
19 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
[ca. 1893]
Scope and Contents:
Writings, notes; drawings of ships, submarines, and parts of sailing vessels; a rough draft of an essay on the Steamship Slipper, and an incomplete essay addressed to the Consular Agency of the U. States of America...Belgium.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter and miniaturist, ethnographer, best known for his paintings of the American Indian. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
Donated 1976 by Judith Catlin, relationship to George Catlin is not known.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators  Search this
Ethnological illustrators  Search this
Ethnological painters  Search this
Miniature painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Topic:
Art and race  Search this
Indians of North America -- Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
George Catlin manuscripts and drawings. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.catlgemd
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9230c5c76-b191-4904-828e-9eefb7fdff8d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-catlgemd

Folder 22 Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters Exhibition, 1942-1943. Includes photographs of several miniature paintings and catalogues from the forty-first exhibition, December 12, 1942-January 17, 1943; catalogues from the similar exhibition i...

Container:
Box 39 of 44
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 5: Exhibition Materials, 1906-1975 / Box 39
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0311-refidd1e6712

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