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Pat Steir on color wheels- Hirshhorn Museum

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2020-05-15T16:25:57.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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hirshhornmuseum
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Pat Steir on meditative acts- Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2020-02-26T20:32:33.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Art, modern  Search this
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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hirshhornmuseum
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Interview, (painting)

Painter:
Rauschenberg, Robert 1925-2008  Search this
Medium:
Oil, fabric, hinged wood door, brick with string, and baseball on wood support
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1955
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G240028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_479601

Triptych

Artist:
Francis Bacon, British, b. Dublin, Ireland, 1909–1992  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
panel A: 78 1/4 × 58 3/8 in. (198.8 × 148.3 cm) panel B: 78 1/4 × 58 1/4 in. (198.8 × 148 cm) panel C: 78 1/8 × 58 1/4 in. (198.4 × 148 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1967
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972
Accession Number:
72.16
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School:
School of London
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py24627bfbd-44fd-49f8-86b7-0fee61489c44
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edanmdm:hmsg_72.16

Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

Artist:
Irene Dodd  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Drawing): 63.2 × 50.3cm (2 ft. 7/8 in. × 1 ft. 7 13/16 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Overall, Mat): 73.2 × 57.3cm (2 ft. 4 13/16 in. × 1 ft. 10 9/16 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1973
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780472000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9740adc80-dd9c-4990-bf26-6452293e1e52
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edanmdm:nasm_A19780472000
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Shawl

Collector:
Dr. Candace S. Greene  Search this
Dr. Michael Jordan  Search this
Donor Name:
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Length:
152 cm
Width:
153 cm
Culture:
Kiowa  Search this
Object Type:
Dance Garment
Place:
Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
17 Feb 2017
Collection Date:
Jan 2008
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2076808
USNM Number:
E434676-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/307f61f6a-405b-4b0c-a401-1f94d0148d77
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edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_12802946

Joan Snyder interview excerpt - painting

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 07:00:00 -0500
Topic:
Art  Search this
American  Search this
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:podcasts_38895443f76ff4ca66f49e2a4f685466

Shepard Fairey, artist interview

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
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Sat, 17 Jan 2009 15:00:00 EST
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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Face-to-Face, from the National Portrait Gallery
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National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:podcasts_39615775dbc1a301f5e53e393320eb91
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Robert Bechtle interview excerpt

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Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
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Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:00:01 -0500
Topic:
Art  Search this
American  Search this
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:podcasts_5acfe1a4362b64518264f40b67be91b0

Dennis Oppenheim interview excerpt

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Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
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Tue, 11 Jan 2011 07:00:00 -0500
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Art  Search this
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
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Archives of American Art
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Joan Snyder interview excerpt

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Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
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Tue, 08 Feb 2011 07:00:00 -0500
Topic:
Art  Search this
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:podcasts_6a33ba1357d564f39316929bb7e350fb

Judy Chicago interview excerpt - controversy

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Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
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Tue, 04 Jan 2011 07:00:00 -0500
Topic:
Art  Search this
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:podcasts_c077beede7e13eed3acc829a7207dca8

Judy Chicago interview excerpt - discovery

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Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:00:00 -0500
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Art  Search this
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
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Archives of American Art
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Ralph Goings interview excerpt

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
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Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:00:00 -0500
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Art  Search this
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
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The essential Duchamp Matthew Affron ; with contributions by Cécile Debray, Alexander Kauffman, Michelle R. Taylor, and John Vick ; edited by David Updike

Author:
Affron, Matthew (Art museum curator)  Search this
Contributor:
Debray, Cécile  Search this
Kauffman, Alexander  Search this
Taylor, Michael R. 1966-  Search this
Vick, John  Search this
Editor:
Updike, David 1961-  Search this
Host institution:
Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan  Search this
Kungnip Hyŏndae Misulgwan  Search this
Art Gallery of New South Wales  Search this
Organizer:
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968) Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
189 pages illustrations (some color) 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibition catalogs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2018
Topic:
ART--European  Search this
Exhibition catalogs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115618

Bonnard to Vuillard the intimate poetry of everyday life : the Nabi collection of Vicki and Roger Sant edited by Elsa Smithgall ; contributions by Sarah Bertalan, Isabelle Cahn, Clément Dessy, Dorothy Kosinski, and Katherine M. Kuenzli

Title:
Intimate poetry of everyday life the Nabi collection of Vicki and Roger Sant
Nabi collection of Vicki and Roger Sant
Author:
Smithgall, Elsa  Search this
Kuenzli, Katherine M (Katherine Marie) 1972-  Search this
Dessy, Clément  Search this
Bertalan, Sarah  Search this
Interviewer:
Kosinski, Dorothy M  Search this
Interviewee:
Sant, Vicki  Search this
Sant, Roger W  Search this
Contributor:
Cahn, Isabelle  Search this
Host institution:
Phillips Collection  Search this
Publisher:
Rizzoli editore  Search this
Physical description:
256 pages illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color), facsimiles (some color) 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Expositions
Catalogs
Essays
Exhibition catalogs
Illustrated works
Place:
France
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2019
19th century
Topic:
Nabis (Group of artists)  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Arbeiten auf Papier  Search this
Kunst  Search this
Malerei  Search this
Sammlung  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115647

Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages

Names:
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet (150 Prints: album (black and white) 1 writing tablet: catalog Dimensions 39 x 27 cm.)
Container:
Box 5, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
One album, measuring 39 x 31 cm., of approximately 150 black and white photographs of the Chinese art collection of Seaouke Yue [You Xiaoqi], which included paintings, porcelain and works in bronze. The prints are pasted into the album and identified by typed identification slips, also pasted into the album. A paper label on the front cover reads "Photos of Chinese Arts Seaouke Yue Collection". A one-volume descriptive catalog accompanies the photo album. The catalog (39 x 27 cm.) consists of 50 tipped-in leaves, with typescript descriptions of each art work pasted onto the leaves. The descriptions have been annotated in pencil. A paper label has been pasted to the front cover and bears the typed title "Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages", with the author's name and "Photo list #298" printed underneath in black ink.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 1: Genealogical and Biographical Data / 1.6: Writings and Notes / 1.6.2: Freer Travel Writings and Maps
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc32947525c-81e9-49c6-a4ea-64c9f5715cd1
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Leon Polk Smith papers

Creator:
Smith, Leon Polk, 1906-1996  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Butler Institute of American Art  Search this
East Central Oklahoma State University  Search this
Galerie Denise René  Search this
Meyers/Bloom Gallery  Search this
Washburn Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum  Search this
Buck, Robert T.  Search this
Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-  Search this
Galloway, David D.  Search this
Gego  Search this
Humblet, Claudine, 1946-  Search this
Jamieson, Robert  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Linear feet
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Transcripts
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Essays
Interviews
Date:
1921-1997
Summary:
The papers of New York abstract painter Leon Polk Smith measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1997. The papers consist of biographical material, business and personal correspondence, interview transcripts and an interview video recording, writings, financial records for the corporate entity Leon Polk Smith, Inc., printed material, photographic material, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of New York abstract painter Leon Polk Smith measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1997. The papers consist of biographical material, business and personal correspondence, interview transcripts and an interview video recording, writings, financial records for the corporate entity Leon Polk Smith, Inc., printed material, photographic material, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

Biographical material includes official affidavits, certificates, passports, expense receipts, and a travel expense notebook. A curriculum vitae, family history, and medical records are also included in the series.

Correspondence, both business and personal, comprises the bulk of the collection. This includes correspondence between Smith and his life companion, Robert Jamieson; art critics Arthur C. Danto, Claudine Humblet, and David Galloway; and artists Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt) and Ray Johnson. Business correspondence relates to Smith's various gallery and museum exhibitions, loans, and sales. There is extensive correspondence between Smith and the Brooklyn Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, Di Laurenti Gallery, Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, Galerie Denise Rene, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Washburn Gallery, and the Wilhelm-Hack Museum. The business subseries also includes correspondence between Smith and his alma mater, East Central University, formerly known as Oklahoma State University.

Interviews consist of six typewritten transcripts of interviews conducted with Smith over the course of his professional career from 1950 to 1993, a 1995 video interview of museum director Robert T. Buck discussing the Brooklyn Museum's exhibition of Leon Polk Smith for the television program National Arts, and a 1965 interview transcript with gallery owner Lucile Horsley.

Writings include sixteen published and unpublished scholarly essays on Smith and his work. The series also includes notes and a brief artist's statement by Smith regarding the pros and cons of modern art galleries.

Financial records are 1978-1989 federal income tax filings and routine tax preparation and payment receipts for the corporate entity Leon Polk Smith, Inc. Smith's personal filing records from 1987-1989 are also included in this series.

Printed material consists of two books, including the Brooklyn Museum's monograph Leon Polk Smith: American Painter, newspaper clippings reviewing Smith's work, and exhibition announcements and catalogs of Smith's museum and gallery shows from 1941 to 1997.

A scrapbook contains newspaper clippings documenting Smith's years as an educator and artist in Oklahoma in the 1930s and 1940s.

Photographs are of Smith and his acquaintances circa 1920-1960, and a representative selection of photographs and color slides of Smith's artwork from 1939 to 1960.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1994 (Box 1, OV 10; 11 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1939-1997 (Boxes 1-5, 9, OV 10; 5 linear feet)

Series 3: Interviews, 1950-1995 (Boxes 5-6; 8 folders)

Series 4: Writings, 1963-1996 (Box 6; 13 folders)

Series 5: Financial Records, 1979-1990 (Box 6; 15 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1941-1997 (Boxes 6-7, 9; .5 linear feet)

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1930-1940 (Box 8; 1 folder)

Series 8: Photographic Material, 1920-1990 (Box 8; 8 folders)
Biographical/Historical note:
Leon Polk Smith (1906-1996) worked primarily in New York City as a painter, educator, and lecturer. He is considered one of the founders of the hard edge style of minimalist abstract art.

Smith was born in Chickasha, Indian Territory one year before its formal incorporation into the Oklahoma Territory. Both of his parents were of Cherokee ancestry and he was raised in a small farming community that included Cherokee and Choctaw Indians. After receiving his teaching degree in 1934, Smith worked as an educator in rural Oklahoma communities and, at the same time, took the opportunity to introduce arts programs to local schools. In 1936, he enrolled in Columbia University's Teachers College to pursue a graduate degree in arts education and began painting full time. That summer, he visited the Albert E. Gallatin Gallery of Living Art at New York University, where he was first introduced to the work of the European modernists Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and most importantly, Piet Mondrian.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Smith accepted university teaching positions at Rollins College in Florida, and New York University and Mills College of Education in New York. During this time, Smith moved beyond his early explorations of neo-plasticism and began to paint in a more hard edge style, typified by geometric lines, curving shapes of color, and the use of tondo (disk shaped) canvases. In 1958, Betty Parson's Section Eleven Gallery showcased his new work in two one-man exhibitions, which introduced him to a wider audience of museum curators and art collectors. In the 1960s, Smith's work was included in two of his most important group exhibitions, The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art (1965) and Systemic Painting at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1966). In 1995, the Brooklyn Museum curated Leon Polk Smith: American Painter, a retrospective exhibition of Smith's career.

Smith produced works exploring shapes and lines, minimalist use of color, and modularity well into the 1990s and exhibited at a number of affiliated galleries, including the Stable Gallery, Galerie Chalette, Galerie Denise Rene, Washburn Gallery, and ACA Galleries. Smith died in 1996 in his home in Manhattan, at the age of 91.
Provenance:
The papers of Leon Polk Smith were donated by the artist's partner, Robert Jamieson, in 1998 and 2002.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- United States  Search this
Native American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Transcripts
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Essays
Interviews
Citation:
Leon Polk Smith papers, 1921-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.smitleon
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw949ddcac6-68cb-4837-a23f-a9606981815b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smitleon
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The Death of Old Tammany and His Wife Loco Foco

Maker:
Robinson, Henry R.  Search this
Artist:
Clay, Edward Williams  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/4 in x 13 3/4 in; 26.035 cm x 34.925 cm
Object Name:
Lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1837
Subject:
Chronology: 1830-1839  Search this
Communication, newspapers  Search this
Indians  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Municipal Government  Search this
Political Parties  Search this
Political Caricatures  Search this
Voting  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3355
Catalog number:
60.3355
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Peters Political Prints
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-1c3e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325587

Appomattox Court House, Va

Maker:
J. H. Bufford and Sons  Search this
Artist:
Webber, W.  Search this
Measurements:
image: 16 in x 26 1/2 in; 40.64 cm x 67.31 cm
overall: 19 1/2 in x 29 in; 49.53 cm x 73.66 cm
Object Name:
Lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Depicted:
United States: Virginia, Appomattox
Date made:
1865
Subject:
Horses  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Architecture, Domestic Buildings  Search this
Uniforms, Military  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Surrender by General Lee  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2612
Catalog number:
60.2612
Accession number:
228146
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
American Civil War Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-ed9b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_324923

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