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Benjamin Zemach

Artist:
Ruth Light Braun, 1906 - 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Zemach, 1 Feb 1901 - 18 Jun 1997  Search this
Medium:
Conte crayon on paper
Dimensions:
Frame: 75.1 × 73.2 × 2.5 cm (29 9/16 × 28 13/16 × 1")
Image: 54.6 × 52.4 cm (21 1/2 × 20 5/8")
Sheet: 55.9 × 54 cm (22 × 21 1/4")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1929-30
Topic:
Drawing  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Jacket  Search this
Benjamin Zemach: Male  Search this
Benjamin Zemach: Education and Scholarship\Educator  Search this
Benjamin Zemach: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Benjamin Zemach: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Benjamin Zemach: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2022.101
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Ruth Light Braun
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cc9c3195-c10b-4133-9c54-97d0dea855c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.101

La Gran Maestra Yolanda López

Alternate Title:
Yolanda López
Artist:
Jessica Sabogal  Search this
Sitter:
Yolanda López  Search this
Medium:
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 76.2 × 101.6 cm (30 × 40")
Type:
Print
Date:
2021
Topic:
Yolanda López: Female  Search this
Yolanda López: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker  Search this
Yolanda López: Education and Scholarship\Educator  Search this
Yolanda López: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2022.118
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f93d3ad2-4b83-48f2-aa29-97662a35b7f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.118

Sadakichi Hartmann

Artist:
Peter Krasnow, 20 Aug 1886 - 30 Oct 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann, 08 Nov 1867 - 22 Nov 1944  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 53.3 × 43.2 cm (21 × 17")
Sheet: 78.7 × 66 cm (31 × 26")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles\Tujunga
Date:
1929
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Imaginary  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Male  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Writer  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Publisher  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Journalism and Media\Editor  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Art critic  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Art historian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Monroe Price and Aimée Brown Price
Object number:
NPG.2022.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Peter Krasnow
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41b5c35fd-7f8f-463e-b2cd-23f4c4931056
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.18

Sadakichi Reading Poe

Alternate Title:
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann
Artist:
Peter Krasnow, 20 Aug 1886 - 30 Oct 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann, 08 Nov 1867 - 22 Nov 1944  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 41 × 28 cm (16 1/8 × 11")
Type:
Print
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles
Date:
1929
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Print  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Male  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Writer  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Publisher  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Journalism and Media\Editor  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Art critic  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Art historian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Monroe Price and Aimée Brown Price
Object number:
NPG.2022.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Peter Krasnow
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43edd0aec-3a4b-4cd0-849e-b3898e12438f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.19

The Artist (Self-portrait)

Alternate Title:
Karl Schrag
Artist:
Karl Schrag, 7 Dec 1912 - 10 Dec 1995  Search this
Sitter:
Karl Schrag, 7 Dec 1912 - 10 Dec 1995  Search this
Medium:
Aquatint on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 45.2 × 35.4 cm (17 13/16 × 13 15/16")
Sheet: 56.8 × 44.3 cm (22 3/8 × 17 7/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1955
Topic:
Artist's Effects\Paintbrush  Search this
Imaginary  Search this
Print  Search this
Artist's Effects\Easel  Search this
Karl Schrag: Male  Search this
Karl Schrag: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker  Search this
Karl Schrag: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Karl Schrag: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jack and Marjorie Rachlin
Object number:
NPG.2022.25
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Karl Schrag
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm435ec4ae8-5a42-41f8-ae4a-9397ec44af94
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.25

Charles Sumner

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Foundry:
Robinson & Leadbeater  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Sumner, 6 Jan 1811 - 11 Mar 1874  Search this
Medium:
Parian porcelain
Dimensions:
With Base: 34.3cm (13 1/2")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1880
Topic:
Charles Sumner: Male  Search this
Charles Sumner: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Charles Sumner: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
Charles Sumner: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Charles Sumner: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Louis M. Molisani
Object number:
NPG.2001.73
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46e3c1259-8915-4ad0-afd8-a71b841e562d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2001.73
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James Monroe

Artist:
Chester Harding, 1 Sep 1792 - 10 Apr 1866  Search this
Sitter:
James Monroe, 28 Apr 1758 - 4 Jul 1831  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.2 x 63.5 x 2.5cm (30 x 25 x 1")
Frame: 90.2 x 77.2 x 7cm (35 1/2 x 30 3/8 x 2 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1829
Topic:
James Monroe: Male  Search this
James Monroe: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Monroe: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Virginia  Search this
James Monroe: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War  Search this
James Monroe: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Captain  Search this
James Monroe: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
James Monroe: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\University trustee  Search this
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of John L. and Ann Beal Sanders in honor of their children, Tracy Elizabeth Sanders Justus, Jane Nesbit Sanders, and William Hardy Sanders
Object number:
NPG.2005.44
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e4073322-fd48-4459-b06e-7af97c717ce7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2005.44

Eric Maskin

Artist:
Tom Phillips, born 24 May 1937  Search this
Sitter:
Eric Maskin, born 12 Dec 1950  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25.6 x 21.5 cm (10 1/16 x 8 7/16")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\New Jersey\Mercer\Princeton
Date:
2007
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Eric Maskin: Male  Search this
Eric Maskin: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor  Search this
Eric Maskin: Business and Finance\Economist  Search this
Eric Maskin: Nobel Prize  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2007.226
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Tom Phillips / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bb376325-3cff-44c7-b2ae-261759de0a2f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2007.226

James Garfield

Attribution:
John Quincy Adams Ward, 29 Jun 1830 - 1 May 1910  Search this
Sitter:
James Abram Garfield, 19 Nov 1831 - 19 Sep 1881  Search this
Medium:
Bronze on an integral bronze base
Dimensions:
With Base: 47.6 x 14.6 x 14cm (18 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 1/2")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1883-87
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Button  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Male  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Teacher  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Ohio  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\College administrator\President  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Politics and Government\State Senator\Ohio  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2008.3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48ed7a0ec-7801-481b-9400-59560f9aca26
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2008.3
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Sketches of Places and People Abroad

Alternate Title:
William Wells Brown
Artist:
Richard Woodman, 1 Jul 1784 - 15 Dec 1859  Search this
Sitter:
William Wells Brown, 6 Nov 1814 - 6 Nov 1884  Search this
Medium:
Etching and stipple engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 × 11.7 cm (7 1/16 × 4 5/8")
Book closed: 18.7 × 12.8 × 3.5 cm (7 3/8 × 5 1/16 × 1 3/8")
Book open: 18.7 × 25.7 × 3 cm (7 3/8 × 10 1/8 × 1 3/16")
Type:
Book
Date:
1855
Topic:
Book\Frontispiece  Search this
William Wells Brown: Male  Search this
William Wells Brown: Literature\Writer  Search this
William Wells Brown: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Historian  Search this
William Wells Brown: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
William Wells Brown: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
William Wells Brown: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2016.148
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4325a1894-7c9c-4198-a121-13a386805c59
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2016.148

Archibald MacLeish

Artist:
Ellen Semple Barry, 1898 - 8 Jun 1995  Search this
Sitter:
Archibald MacLeish, 7 May 1892 - 20 Apr 1982  Search this
Medium:
Crayon and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sight: 28.3 × 21.8 cm (11 1/8 × 8 9/16")
Mat: 44.9 × 34.6 cm (17 11/16 × 13 5/8")
Frame: 47.3 × 37.3 × 2.8 cm (18 5/8 × 14 11/16 × 1 1/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1981
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Archibald MacLeish: Male  Search this
Archibald MacLeish: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Archibald MacLeish: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Archibald MacLeish: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Archibald MacLeish: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Archibald MacLeish: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Archibald MacLeish: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Archibald MacLeish: Politics and Government\Public official\Assistant Secretary of State  Search this
Archibald MacLeish: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Archibald MacLeish: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Barry Bingham, Sr.
Object number:
NPG.82.134
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
? Estate of Ellen Semple Barry
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43f906799-75c6-4407-924b-fbb23a0e76f7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.134

Thomas Jefferson

Artist:
Robert Scott, active 1781 - 1820  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diameter: 10.8cm (4 1/4")
Type:
Medal
Date:
1801
Topic:
Medal\Peace medal  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Male  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Education and Scholarship\Founder\University  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Betty A. and Lloyd G. Schermer
Object number:
NPG.99.108
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Exhibition:
America's Presidents (Reinstallation September 2017)
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 240
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d84e11fa-31a9-45f2-b3a0-ae797b8883bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.99.108
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Millard Fillmore

Artist:
Joseph Willson (or Wilson), 1825 - 8 Sep 1857  Search this
Salathiel Ellis, c. 1803 - 1879  Search this
Sitter:
Millard Fillmore, 7 Jan 1800 - 8 Mar 1874  Search this
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.4 x 0.5cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 3/16")
Type:
Medal
Date:
1850-51; medal is inscribed 1850
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Medal\Peace medal  Search this
Millard Fillmore: Male  Search this
Millard Fillmore: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
Millard Fillmore: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Millard Fillmore: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Millard Fillmore: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Millard Fillmore: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\Chancellor  Search this
Millard Fillmore: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Betty A. and Lloyd G. Schermer
Object number:
NPG.99.116
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d7d86772-8539-4191-8536-a85cee8285bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.99.116
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Joseph Herman Hirshhorn

Artist:
Philippe Halsman, 02 May 1906 - 25 Jun 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn, 1899 - 31 Aug 1981  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 35 × 27.6 cm (13 3/4 × 10 7/8")
Sheet: 35.5 × 28.1 cm (14 × 11 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1966
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture\Statue  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Flower\Boutonniere  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Male  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Antiquary  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Business and Finance\Financier  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Founder\Art Museum  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Patron of the arts  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art collector  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Mining  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of George R. Rinhart
Object number:
S/NPG.77.196
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Philippe Halsman Archive
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4807996eb-017e-4c3a-a0c5-ddae6ac64500
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.77.196

Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection

Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P., 1921-2014  Search this
Extent:
65 Cubic feet (124 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-2012, undated
Summary:
Duncan Schiedt (1921-2014) was a jazz scholar, writer, photographer, film maker, researcher and pianist. He authored four books relating to jazz history. Many of his photographs and articles were featured in magazines, periodicals and documentaries. Schiedt also collected the work of other photographers on the subject of jazz. The collection primarily consists of photographs created by or collected by Mr. Schiedt.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of Schiedt's own photographs of jazz performers, photographs of jazz performers taken by other photographers, research notes, films, and recordings of jazz.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Background Information and Research Materials, 1915-2012, undated

Series 2: Photographic Materials, 1900-2012, undated

Subseries 2.1: Historical Photographs and Negatives, 1915-2012

Subseries 2.2: Artist Files Photographs, 1900-2000, undated

Subseries 2.3: Subject Files Photographs, 1916-2002, undated

Subseries 2.4: Roscoe Allen Photographic Prints, undated

Subseries 2.5: Individual Instrumentalists Photographic Prints and Negatives, 1938-1990, undated

Subseries 2.6: John Minor Negatives, undated

Subseries 2.7: Indianapolis Theater Photographic Prints and Negatives, 1935-1956, undated

Subseries 2.8: Theater and Vaudeville Negatives, 1910-1948, undated

Subseries 2.9: Glass Plate Negatives and Copy Prints, undated

Subseries 2.10: Publicity and Festival Negatives, 1930-1962, undated

Series 3: Charles T (Ted) Grubb Papers, 1919-1999, undated

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1901-1950, undated

Series 5: Audiovisual Materials, undated
Biographical / Historical:
For over sixty-five years, professional photographer Duncan Preston Schiedt combined his love of jazz with his love of photography. Born in 1921 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Jacob and Kitty Schiedt, he later moved with his family to New York City. In the mid-1930s, he discovered the two loves of his life. Ironically, he first heard jazz or "swing music" as it was then known in a radio broadcast while attending a boys' school in England in 1936. Back in the States by 1938, he was enthralled when a friend showed him his basement darkroom and taught him how to develop film. He soon bought his own camera and began taking pictures in the Times Square movie palaces, nightclubs, and big band shows of New York. In World War II, he served as a cameraman in the Army Air Force, where he recorded atomic bomb tests in the western Pacific area, including Bikini Atoll.

In 1950, Schiedt married Betty Benjamin and moved to Hollywood where he worked at the Atomic Energy Commission's film laboratory for eight months. After returning to civilian life, he worked as a photographer in advertising in New York before moving in 1951 to Pittsboro, Indiana, where his parents had relocated. He had two children, Cameron and Leslie.

Thereafter, his interests in jazz and photography merged and became more than a hobby, as he transformed himself into one of the country's leading jazz historians and photographers. He traveled the country to photograph performers in movie houses, night clubs, big-band shows, jazz festivals, and other venues. Schiedt always shot in black and white, since to him that was the essence of jazz. As he wrote in the introduction to his book, Jazz in Black and White: The Photographs of Duncan Schiedt, "Jazz is a black and white music. Its range, from blinding brilliance to deepest shadings, seems to demand the drama that black and white can so easily provide. Consequently, when I take a photograph of a jazz subject, I see it in those terms."

He processed all his own film in his own darkroom so that any picture bearing his name was totally his own work. His photographs have been exhibited in numerous galleries, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, the Chicago Public Library, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Pensacola Art Museum. While shooting, Schiedt also interviewed his subjects, and those interviews added to his ever-growing scholarship in the field. He was the author of three books, The Jazz State of Indiana, Twelve Lives in Jazz,and Jazz in Black and White: The Photographs of Duncan Schiedt, and co-author of Ain't Misbehavin': The Story of Fats Waller. His photographs and articles have been published in the leading jazz periodicals and magazines. Over the years, he also amassed a first-rate collection of historical photographs of jazz musicians. Both his historical photographs and his original work were featured extensively in Ken Burns' Public Broadcasting Station series "Jazz." Duncan Schiedt died on March 12, 2014.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Leonard Gaskin Papers, NMAH.AC.0900
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by Duncan Schiedt's daughter and son, Leslie Michel and Cameron Schiedt.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Music  Search this
Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1323
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81f29a1f3-28db-4274-babb-fe5a9ee71064
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1323
Online Media:

Dale-Patterson Family collection

Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Names:
Barry, Marion, 1936-2014  Search this
Dale, Almore M., 1911-1984  Search this
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Dale, John Henry, Jr., 1888-1973  Search this
Dale, Lucille Emma Patterson, 1889-1973  Search this
Dale, Marie Howard, 1914-2011  Search this
Dale, Norman Edward, 1908-1991  Search this
Garner, Araminta Dale, 1913-1987  Search this
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Patterson, Wilhelmina Bessie, 1888-1962  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Programs
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Postcards
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1866 - 1990.
Summary:
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 2010 and measure 6 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892.
Scope and Contents note:
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 6 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892. The collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and ephemera.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in four series:

Series 1: Dale-Patterson Family papers Series 2: Charles Qualls papers Series 3: Community Organizations Series 4: Subject Files
Biographical/Historical note:
The Dale family came to Washington, DC in 1886 when John Henry Dale, Sr., a gifted self-taught man, obtained a position as clerk in the newly contracted Pension Bureau building at 5th and G Streets, NW. First they lived near 13th Street and Florida Avenue, NW, then moved to Howard Road in Anacostia. Dale built a house at 2619 Nichols Avenue, now Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, drawing the plans and supervising the construction. The Dales and only one other family lived in this solidly built house for 100 years before it was sold to a church group and demolished.
General Note:
Finding Aid Note: This finding aid is associated with a MARC collection-level record.361883
Provenance:
The Dale-Patterson Family collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on April 07, 2013.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Dale-Patterson Family collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Programs
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Postcards
Citation:
Dale-Patterson Family collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-074
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