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Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930

Creator:
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929  Search this
Subject:
Reid, Sara Bigelow  Search this
Reid, Charles D.  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8400
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210574
AAA_collcode_reidrobe
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210574
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Justice of the Law [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1899, 1900
Topic:
Allegory--Civic--Law  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Art  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Music  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Literature  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Philosophy  Search this
Allegory--Life--Motherhood  Search this
Dress--Historic--Classical Dress  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001689
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_139972

Otis Making His Speech Against Writs of Assistance [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1901
Topic:
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Occupation--Law--Judge  Search this
History--United States--Massachusetts  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001690
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_139973

Justice [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Photographic firm:
Curtis & Cameron  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1900
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Art  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Music  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Literature  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Philosophy  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Law  Search this
Allegory--Life--Motherhood  Search this
Dress--Historic--Classical Dress  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001691
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140001

America Unveiling Her Natural Strength [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Photographic firm:
Curtis & Cameron  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1900
Topic:
Allegory--Place--America  Search this
Allegory--Civic  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Education  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Industry  Search this
Allegory--Life--Family  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Agriculture  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Religion--Angel  Search this
Dress--Historic--Classical Dress  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001692
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140002

Justice (panel detail) [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Photographic firm:
Curtis & Cameron  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1900
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Art  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Philosophy  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Religion--Angel  Search this
Dress--Historic--Classical Dress  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001693
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140003

America Unveiling Her Natural Strengths (detail) [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Photographic firm:
Curtis & Cameron  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1900
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Agriculture  Search this
Allegory--Life--Family  Search this
Allegory--Place--America  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001694
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140004

America Unveiling Her Natural Strengths (detail) [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Photographic firm:
Curtis & Cameron  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1900
Topic:
Allegory--Place--America  Search this
Religion--Angel  Search this
Figure group--Female--Full length  Search this
Figure group--Female--Nude  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001695
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140005

America Unveiling Her Natural Strengths (detail) [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Photographic firm:
Curtis & Cameron  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1900
Topic:
Allegory--Place--America  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Industry  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Education  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Agriculture  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001696
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140006

Sunset Glow [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1911
Topic:
Figure female--Waist length  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Jewelry  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001697
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140007

The White Parasol [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1911
Topic:
Figure female--Waist length  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Umbrella  Search this
Landscape--Garden  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001698
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140008

The Open Fire [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1911
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Jewelry  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Scarf  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001699
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140009

The Open Fire [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1911
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Jewelry  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Scarf  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001700
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Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140010

Robert Reid: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002428
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141082

Robert Reid letter to his sister Sara

Creator:
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1887 Aug. 14
Citation:
Robert Reid. Robert Reid letter to his sister Sara, 1887 Aug. 14. Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11823
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Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930
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Robert Reid papers

Creator:
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929  Search this
Names:
Reid, Charles D.  Search this
Reid, Sara Bigelow  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1880-circa 1930
Summary:
The papers of New York painter Robert Reid measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1880-circa 1930. The collection provides scattered documentation of Reid's career and family history through a certificate, letters, an essay of family recollections, scrapbooks containing letters, writings, printed material and family photographs, printed material about Reid, and photographs of Reid, his studio, travels, and works of art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York painter Robert Reid measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1880-circa 1930. The collection provides scattered documentation of Reid's career and family history through a certificate, letters, an essay of family recollections, scrapbooks containing letters, writings, printed material and family photographs, printed material about Reid, and photographs of Reid, his studio, travels, and works of art.

Letters are primarily from Robert Reid to his sister Sara Bigelow Reid and document a single year in Reid's life (1887) when he moved to Paris and traveled to Italy, serving as a diary of his activities through October of that year. Writings consist of an essay and journal entries entitled "Really Random Recollections of Charles D. Reid for Robert N. Reid" written by Robert Reid's brother Charles between 1918 and 1920. Scrapbooks 1 and 2 were compiled by Charles D. Reid and document Reid family history. Scrapbook 3 consists primarily of correspondence between Charles D. Reid and various schools concerning his interest in vocational education and a 1913 paper he wrote on that subject. Scrapbook 4 has had most entries removed and is inscribed by Charles D. Reid's father "Jared Reid Jr., Hartford Ct., Jan. 1880." Charles D. Reid presumably removed the entries to place in Scrapbooks 1-3.

Photographs of Reid include a group of men (circa 1880s) with Reid in the back row, of Reid working on a mural, and a 1927 portrait of Reid. Additional photographs of Reid are found in the scrapbooks. Also found is a copy print of Reid's studio, photographs of Europe, photographs of works of art by Reid, and a photograph of the stage and crowd at an unidentified event.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of the collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Robert Reid Papers, circa 1880-circa 1930 (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Reid (1862-1929) was a painter, muralist, craftsman, and teacher who worked primarily in New York City and Colorado.

Robert Reid was born in 1862 in Stockbridge Massachusetts and studied at the School of Painting and Drawing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 1880-1884. He then moved to New York City and studied at the Art Students' League before moving to Paris in 1885, where he continued his studies at the Académie Julian over the next four years.

In 1887 Reid embarked on a tour of Italy that included visits to Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples. On his visits to Naples he was accompanied by several cousins, including Clara Field, who were on an extended European tour. Throughout the year Reid recorded his experiences and impressions in letters to his sister, Sara Bigelow Reid. In March of 1887 he submitted the first of three paintings to the Paris Salon, all of which were subsequently accepted.

In 1889 Reid returned to the United States and settled in New York City, teaching at the Cooper Union and the Art Students' League and painting portraits before embarking on various mural and decorative art projects. His first mural project was for one of the eight domes in the Liberal Arts Building of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1892. In 1897 he painted allegories of the five senses for octagonal panels in the Library of Congress, and in 1899 executed a large allegorical mural for the New York Appellate Division Court House. The Boston State House includes three large panels, including "Paul Revere's Ride" and the "Boston Tea Party," painted by Reid between 1901 and 1904. His stained glass work included a 1906 series of ten windows for the Unitarian Memorial Church at Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

During the 1890s Reid's return to outdoor work and his easel paintings demonstrated a balance between decorative and Impressionist techniques, and were often of women in landscape settings holding or carrying flowers. In 1898 he exhibited as one of the Ten American Painters who seceded from the Society of American Artists in favor of a less traditional, more Impressionistic style.

In the 1920s Reid moved to Colorado Springs and taught at the Broadmoor Art Academy. Several years before his death, Reid taught himself to paint with his left hand after suffereing a stroke that resulted in paralysis of his right hand. He died in Clifton Springs, New York, in 1929.

H. Barbara Weinberg's 1975 essay "Robert Reid: Academic 'Impressionist'" (Archives of American Art Journal, Vol 15, No. 1, 1975) was used in the writing of this Biographical Note.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Joseph Bowdring in 1973. Bowdring purchased the papers along with Reid's paintings.
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.
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.
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.reidrobe
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Robert Reid papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c60f3ab0-1270-4c8e-a32f-8c6758a98d60
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-reidrobe
Online Media:

Robert Reid Papers

Collection Creator:
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2, OVs 3-5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1880-circa 1930
Scope and Contents:
There is one certificate is for the 1897 Clarke Prize presented to Robert Reid by the National Academy of Design for his painting Moonrise.

Letters are primarily from Robert Reid to his sister Sara Bigelow Reid and document a single year in Reid's life (1887) when he moved to Paris and traveled to Italy The letters serve as a diary of his activities through October of that year, and focus in particular on visits to Venice, and his preparations for and reactions to acceptance of his artwork by the Paris Salon, which he expresses in letters to his sister and in a letter to his Uncle, Alexander Napier. Additionally, the letters document his program of study in Paris, and his summer work in √Čtaples, France. Also found are three letters from Reid's cousin, Clara Field, who accompanied Reid to Naples and wrote to Sara Reid about their travels. In one 1930 letter from Whitney Warren to Sara Reid, Warren thanks her for sending her brother's sketchbook and letters to him.

Writings consist of an essay and journal entries entitled "Really Random Recollections of Charles D. Reid for Robert N. Reid" written by Robert Reid's brother Charles for his son Robert Newell Reid between 1918 and 1920. The writings relate family history and include journal entries relating to the end of the First World War through to October 1920.

Printed material about Reid includes several newspaper and journal articles, an announcement for Reid's figure painting class at Broadmoor Art Academy, and aSaturday Evening Post article in which an unidentified author shares personal recollections of Robert Reid. Other printed material includes an edition of the Harvard Lampoon.

Scrapbooks are dated by the estimated date of compilation but contain items that pre-date the folder dates. Scrapbooks 1 and 2 were compiled by Charles D. Reid for Robert Newell Reid and document Reid family history. They include family letters, photographs and news clippings, including several photographs of Robert Reid, three letters which the artist wrote to Robert N. Reid, a 1909 Reid exhibition announcement and a 1916 Reid exhibition catalog, as well as clippings about some of Reid's exhibitions and mural projects. The scrapbooks also include copies of a 1916 paper and related materials that Charles D. Reid wrote on "Early Transportation Conditions in New England." Scrapbook 3 consists primarily of correspondence between Charles D. Reid and various schools concerning his interest in vocational education and a 1913 paper he wrote on that subject. Scrapbook 4 has had most entries removed and is inscribed by Charles D. Reid's father "Jared Reid Jr., Hartford Ct., Jan. 1880." Charles D. Reid presumably removed the entries to place in Scrapbooks 1-3.

Photographs of Reid include a group of men (circa 1880s) with Reid in the back row; four photographs of Reid working on a mural, probably in the 1890s; and a 1927 portrait of Reid. Additional photographs of Reid can be found in the scrapbooks. Also found is a copy print of Reid's studio, photographs of Europe including Antwerp and Brussells in 1885 and Pas-de-Calais in 1888, photographs of works of art by Reid, and a photograph of the stage and crowd at an unidentified event.
Collection 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.
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:
Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.reidrobe, Series 1
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Robert Reid papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cd8f716d-415a-451d-9b0f-43ce85989a75
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-reidrobe-ref1

Letters from Robert Reid to Aunt and Uncle Alexander Napier

Collection Creator:
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1887
Collection 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.
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:
Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Reid papers
Robert Reid papers / Series 1: Robert Reid Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97249f90a-b547-4bd8-9f63-339db589bc23
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-reidrobe-ref10

Letters from Robert Reid to Sally Ann

Collection Creator:
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900
Collection 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.
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:
Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Reid papers
Robert Reid papers / Series 1: Robert Reid Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99cf93e74-29d5-4eaa-9376-279fad9c94f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-reidrobe-ref11

Letters from Robert Reid to Sara Bigelow Reid

Collection Creator:
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1887
Collection 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.
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:
Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Reid papers
Robert Reid papers / Series 1: Robert Reid Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93bfc275d-dcba-42f7-934c-b7e74773a0d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-reidrobe-ref12

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