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Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters

Collection Creator:
Carlen Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Carlen Galleries, Inc., records, 1775-1997, bulk 1940-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carlen Galleries, Inc., records
Carlen Galleries, Inc., records / Series 3: Gift (2002) / 3.4: Selections from Library of Carlen Galleries, Inc.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ef90ba87-7bea-4094-9273-00c8f90f8b94
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-carlgall-ref284

George Cochran Lambdin

Artist:
James Reid Lambdin, born Pittsburgh, PA 1807-died KY 1889  Search this
Sitter:
George Cochran Lambdin  Search this
Medium:
watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
sight 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (11.2 x 8.9 cm) oval
Type:
Painting-Miniature
Date:
ca. 1845
Topic:
Dress\accessory\hat  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1978.162.1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7459a9c80-2778-46d8-a966-803191d71cb4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1978.162.1

Samuel Hopkins Lambdin

Artist:
James Reid Lambdin, born Pittsburgh, PA 1807-died KY 1889  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel H. Lambdin  Search this
Medium:
watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
sight 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (11.1 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
Painting-Miniature
Date:
1850
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1978.162.3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk795ea93ae-80ad-4c41-ac47-3726e0b7aef2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1978.162.3

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

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

Golden jubilee; fiftieth annual exhibition of miniatures, antique and contemporary. The Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts ... Oct. 27 through Dec. 2, 1951

Author:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters  Search this
Physical description:
87 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1951
1951]
Topic:
Portrait miniatures  Search this
Miniature painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1333.P5 P415 1951
ND1333.P5P415 1951
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434246

Saint-Gaudens, Homer (1880-1953)

Collection Creator:
Archambault, Anna Margaretta, 1856-1956  Search this
Container:
Reel P027, Frame 136
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [P027.archambaul]
Date:
1940 January 6
Scope and Contents:
To A. Margaretta Archambault, Jan. 6, 1940, saying that he will try to see the show of the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters.
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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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/mw983d79fd8-2eed-4ddb-81a6-54e8541b7cc5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archanna-ref303

Leith-Ross, Harry (1886-1973)

Collection Creator:
Archambault, Anna Margaretta, 1856-1956  Search this
Container:
Reel P027, Frame 129
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [P027.archambaul]
Date:
1965 September 10
Scope and Contents:
To the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Sept. 10, 1965, requesting an entry card for the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters 44th Annual Exhibition.
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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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/mw97d89099b-c04c-4d4d-816c-014e2d141665
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archanna-ref213

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.
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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

Newell, Claud P.

Collection Creator:
Archambault, Anna Margaretta, 1856-1956  Search this
Container:
Reel P027, Frame 17
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [P027.archambaul]
Date:
1913 October 26
Scope and Contents:
To the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, Oct. 26, 1913, ordering the catalog of the 1913 Miniature Exhibition.
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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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/mw964366630-0c82-47c5-9513-fe9e9ccb6d78
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archanna-ref257

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
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Ruel P. Tolman Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7433

Johnson, Harry L. (1876- )

Collection Creator:
Archambault, Anna Margaretta, 1856-1956  Search this
Container:
Reel P026, Frame 691-695
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [P026.archambaul]
Date:
1914 March 9-1917 April 18
undated
Scope and Contents:
To A. Margaretta Archambault, March 9, 1914-April 18, 1917 and undated, concerning an honor bestowed upon him by the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, an art class, the printing of a circular, the possibility of his working for the government, etc. 5 items.
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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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/mw9fa672a3f-312a-445f-aeb6-20100de71724
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archanna-ref192

Folder 7 Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, The. Letter from A. M. Archambault, secretary of society, notifying Tolman of his election to membership.

Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Ruel P. Tolman Collection
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Ruel P. Tolman Collection
Ruel P. Tolman Collection / Series 1: PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE AND RELATED MATERIALS, 1909-1954, 1958, AND UNDATED. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7433-refidd1e528

Simpson, Edna Huestis (1882-1964)

Collection Creator:
Archambault, Anna Margaretta, 1856-1956  Search this
Container:
Reel P027, Frame 163
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [P027.archambaul]
Date:
1933 October 8
Scope and Contents:
To A. Margaretta Archambault, Oct. 8, 1933, expressing regret at Archambault's resignation as secretary of the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, and relating personal news.
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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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/mw978252d54-8438-4dec-a9bc-4cd7a5503539
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archanna-ref323

Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, "Annual Exhibition," 1945-1946

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management  Search this
Container:
Box 19 of 34
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-001, National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management, Records
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Records
Records / Box 19
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-001-refidd1e3055

Folder 17 Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters Exhibition, 1945-1946. Includes catalogues from the forty-fourth annual exhibition, December 9, 1945-January 6, 1946, and correspondence with A. Margaretta Archambault.

Container:
Box 41 of 44
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: Exhibition Materials, 1906-1975 / Box 41
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0311-refidd1e7057

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
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Records
Records / Series 5: Exhibition Materials, 1906-1975 / Box 39
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0311-refidd1e6712

Folder 6 Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters Exhibition, 1943-1944. Includes correspondence with A. Margaretta Archambault, exhibit photographs, and a sketch of the layout for the exhibition from December 14, 1943-January 16, 1944.

Container:
Box 40 of 44
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: Exhibition Materials, 1906-1975 / Box 40
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0311-refidd1e6795

Folder 11 Pe-Pf, 1907-1948. Includes correspondence with The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, and photographs of works of art.

Container:
Box 14 of 44
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: General Correspondence, 1892-1964, and undated / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0311-refidd1e2893

Folder 6 Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters Exhibition, 1944-1945. Includes catalogues from the forty-third exhibition, December 14, 1944-January 14, 1945, and a similar exhibition in Philadelphia from October 29-December 3, 1944, and correspon...

Container:
Box 41 of 44
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: Exhibition Materials, 1906-1975 / Box 41
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0311-refidd1e6934

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