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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection

Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Photographs
Photographic postcards
Place:
Europe -- Postcards
Date:
circa 1880-circa 1970
Summary:
This collection consists of postcards gathered by Dr. Victor A. Blenkle, a twentieth century physician. The postcards primarily concern geographical locations and landmarks in the United States and Western Europe, but also include materials from six other continents.
Scope and Contents:
The Blenkle Collection consists of 29 boxes of postcards, principally about geographical locations, landmarks, monuments and other buildings of interest around the world. The bulk of the cards are about the United States and Western Europe, but countries in 6 continents are represented. The earliest cards included date from the late 1880s and the latest card date from the mid-1970s. The cards are arranged in alphabetical order by state name, name of country, and then specific locations.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series:

Series 1 includes 16 boxes of cards about geographical locations within the United States. These cards are organized first by state in alphabetical order, secondly by city or place name (for example, Grand Canyon). Cities or locations with fewer than three postcards are arranged into general categories such as "Cities". Cards with no clear location are grouped by illustrated subject, such as "Winter Scenes."

Series 2 consists of 9 boxes of cards about places outside the United States. These cards are in alphabetical order by name Of country, and then by city, location or geographical name,also in alphabetical order. The names of countries are used as listed on the card. For example, most of the German cards appear to date from before the division into East and West Germany, consequently, the name is listed as Germany, with no regard for the location of a place between 1945 and 1990.

Series 3 consists of 4 boxes of cards organized by subject. These are the only cards without specific geographical locations.

Series 4 consists of 1 box of cards and letters written by Dr. Blenkle or what appear to be members of his family.

Divided into 3 series: (1) U.S.A., (2) Foreign (mostly Europe), (3) Subjects. Arranged geographically and alphabetically.
Biographical / Historical:
The Blenkle Collection of Postcards was collected by Dr. Victor A. Blenkle, who lived in New Jersey. Little was known about Dr. Blenkle until Ms. Lorraine Clemente, his great-niece, supplied biographical information in 2006. All relevant curators involved in this acquisition are now deceased. Through processing, some conclusions were reached based on evidence contained within the collection itself.

Victor A. Blenkle (born December 15, 1900; died April 15, 1978) was one of six children; his siblings were Ferdinand, Herbert, Albert, Helene, and Julius. His parents, Ferdinand and Bertha, probably emigrated to the United States from Germany in the 1890s (his father was born in 1871). Victor Blenkle practiced medicine in Teaneck, N.J., where he was affiliated with Holy Name Hospital; his wife's name was Elsie. Blenkle was active in medical organizations and was a founder of Family Practice of New Jersey. He served in both World Wars, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. Many of the postcards in this collection were from Blenkle's patients, as well as family members. (Ms. Lorraine Clemente, great-niece of Victor Blenkle, supplied biographical information in 2006.)

We do not know when Dr. Blenkle began collecting postcards, but cards sent to him or with what appears to be his handwriting begin in the 1920s. It seems as if Blenkle also either purchased or traded for collections that were originally owned by others. For example, within the overall Blenkle collection, there are three smaller groups of cards of earlier origin. Some of these include the earliest materials in the collection, dating from the late 1880s and 1890s. These three smaller groups include a group of cards sent to (and some sent by) a Reverend Leach in Noroton, Connecticut who was a Lutheran minister. He also apparently ran some kind of a Bible study by mail program and so received a number of cards from those interested in the Bible. Another group of cards sent to addresses in Elgin, Illinois and other related Midwestern locations by members of an extended family and some of their friends between about 1895 and 1910. A third set of cards includes smaller group of cards sent by a group of family and friends in Wisconsin, apparently centering on Milwaukee. All of these include messages written on front or back and postmarks.
Provenance:
Bequeathed to the Smithsonian Institution by Victor A. Blankle in 1977.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Monuments -- Postcards  Search this
Buildings -- Postcards  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards -- Photomechanical
Picture postcards
Photographs -- Photomechanical prints
Photographs -- 19th century
Photographic postcards
Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0200
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d59beafa-2e3c-45af-8857-05a524ac70a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0200
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Jno. Lange Jr. and Jno. W. [Blind] Boone

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
John B. Lange, Jr., 4 Oct 1840 - 22 Jul 1916  Search this
John William "Blind" Boone, 17 May 1864 - 4 Oct 1927  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Dimensions:
Image: 14.9 × 10.1 cm (5 7/8 × 4")
Sheet: 21.7 × 13.6 cm (8 9/16 × 5 3/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1914
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Medal  Search this
Interior  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
John B. Lange, Jr.: Male  Search this
John William "Blind" Boone: Male  Search this
John William "Blind" Boone: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2020.17
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46911b89d-dfdb-4b84-9f38-edba678f96e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2020.17

Title Page

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq492ac0a61-18f3-470a-82f7-beeab65d406e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-1

Clock Case Design

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f6ad850f-1abf-47ee-87dc-2659ca2ba369
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-10

Clock Case Design

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e8c69dea-99ff-4b28-b4a9-7346b48f9dca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-11

Clock Case Design

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4dec87967-4166-4e37-ab33-49de08b7a426
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-12

Clock Case Design

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-13
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e2c560a9-003c-4d16-a30e-5a14a58422de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-13

Clock Case Design

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq41188b9ab-ba78-456a-bbf6-3752b4f125f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-14

Title Page

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f0fa385b-cd9a-4c9a-b643-9bd930c8f9ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-15

Designs for Friezes or Panels

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f88055f0-a36d-4661-a869-bd93f90031d5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-16

Designs for Friezes or Panels

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-17
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq489b75f0d-992b-4e39-974f-387069135337
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-17

Designs for Friezes or Panels

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq42bd191f4-5068-4957-911f-d0adce787b24
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-18

Designs for Friezes or Panels

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45fa210b0-557f-4af7-9818-384566ed1a9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-19

Portrait of Gilles-Marie Oppenord

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Sitter:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f83c0af1-7df6-4767-9efa-672391411d00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-2

Designs for Friezes or Panels

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-20
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4370e2525-251e-4455-b01b-f5a2bbd35a33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-20

Title Page

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-21
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4a350f96a-fe13-409d-a16f-2685e2cff990
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-21

Designs for Vertical Friezes or Pilasters

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-22
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq465dd6bf7-6f7c-4594-bbf5-9faaf2042988
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-22

Designs for Vertical Friezes or Pilasters

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-23
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b2eb6791-d4c8-4d11-b24d-7de11628b1c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-23

Designs for Vertical Friezes or Pilasters

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-24
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45cbc84cd-dc7d-4aa7-ad58-dd11710dccaf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-24

Designs for Vertical Friezes or Pilasters

Designer:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French, 1672–1742  Search this
Print Maker:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier, French, 1695–1772  Search this
Charles Auguste Foulard, French, 1870–19..  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical print
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Published in:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1900
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-230-25
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4034b7821-c9bb-40d7-93d8-465eaf13dbc7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-230-25

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