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Polynesian researches, during a residence of nearly six years in the South Sea Islands including descriptions of the natural history and scenery of the Islands, with remarks on the history, mythology, traditions, government, arts, manners, and customs of the inhabitants by William Ellis ; in two volumes

Author:
Ellis, William 1794-1872 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79127899 http://viaf.org/viaf/9930620  Search this
Former owner:
United States Department of State Library http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50063362 http://viaf.org/viaf/122229430  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume (xvi, 536; viii, 576 pages), [10] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations, maps, portraits 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Polynesia
New Zealand
Society Islands (French Polynesia)
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Oceania
Date:
1829
Topic:
Ethnology--Description and travel  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Missions  Search this
Ethnology--Polynesia  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU510 .E47 1829
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_955719

Eastern Pacific lands: Tahiti and the Marquesas islands by F.W. Christian. With sixty-four illustrations

Author:
Christian, F. W (Frederick William) 1867-1934 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006039526 http://viaf.org/viaf/110999981  Search this
Author:
Ranfurly, Uchter John Mark Knox 5th earl of 1856-  Search this
Rouse, Martin Luther http://viaf.org/viaf/104468262  Search this
Physical description:
269 pages front., plates, portraits, maps (part folded) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)
Oceania
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Tahiti
French Polynesia
Marquesas Islands
Tahiti (Island)
Date:
1910
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_957542

Polynesian researches during a residence of nearly eight years in the Society and Sandwich islands. By William Ellis

Author:
Ellis, William 1794-1872  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. fronts., illus., 2 pl., 3 maps, facsim. 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Polynesia
Society Islands (French Polynesia)
Hawaii
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Picairn Island
New Zealand
Date:
1853
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Missions  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DU510 .E47 1853
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_216001

Charles Sarka papers

Creator:
Sarka, Charles N. (Charles Nicholas), 1879-1960  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Tahiti -- Description and Travel -- journals
Date:
1902-1968
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; photographs; sketches; catalogs; printed materials; and a diary.
REEL 3976: A resume; 15 sketches; 2 paintings on paper, undated; clippings, 1964-1968; reproductions of art work, 1902-1922; exhibition catalogs, undated and 1963; 2 photographs of Sarka, ca. 1902 and ca. 1930; and 2 photographs of works of art, undated.
REEL 1000: Biographical information and a typescript of an unpublished diary written by Sarka while traveling in Tahiti and Moorea, 1903.
Biographical / Historical:
Illustrator; New York, N.Y. Worked for Harper's, Scribner's, Collier's, Blue Book, and other magazines. Wrote and illustrated Tahiti Nui.
Provenance:
Donated and lent 1973 by Catherine Jacobs, Sarka's niece.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sarkchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sarkchar

Jerome Blum papers

Creator:
Blum, Jerome, 1884-1956  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941  Search this
Blum, Frances, -1970  Search this
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Tahiti -- Description and Travel
Date:
1915-circa 1969
bulk 1919-1935
Summary:
The papers of Jerome Blum measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1915 to circa 1969, with the bulk of the material dating from 1919 to 1935. Biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, artwork, and photographs document the painter's personal and professional life, and extensive travels.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Jerome Blum measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1915 to circa 1969, with the bulk of the material dating from 1919 to 1935. Biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, artwork, and photographs document the painter's personal and professional life, and extensive travels.

Correspondence with friends, relatives, colleagues, publishers, galleries, museums, and collectors document Blum's personal and professional life. Noted correspondents include Sherwood Anderson and Theodore Dreiser.

Blum was an avid writer. He published several short stories, and recorded reminiscences, thoughts, and daily events in a series of notebooks. These notes were the basis for Life Answered, an unpublished autobiography (eventually, edited and completed by Frances Blum). Also included are extensive notes and writings on a variety of subjects, including his extensive travels to Tahiti. Writings by other authors consist of critical statements about Jerome Blum and some of Frances Blum's writings on Theodore Dreiser.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1915-1933 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1915-1966 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, 1915-circa 1969 (2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1916-1965 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1920-1930 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1915-1945 (6 folders; Box 3)
Biographical Note:
Jerome Blum (1884-1956) was a world traveler who found artistic inspiration while living in France and traveling to the American west, Hawaii, Japan, China, Cuba, and the South Seas (including a 10 month stay in Tahiti). Blum painted landscapes and seascapes of Southern France, and the many places he visited, as well as still lifes of exotic plants and fruits. He was living in Paris at the height of the Fauve movement and incorporated some of its ideas into his work, first inserting bold colors into his fairly conservative Post-Impressionist style. Later, he used significantly more saturated color, intense light, and bold forms.

Blum studied at the Francis J. Smith Art Academy in his native Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He went to Paris in 1906 with Lucile Swan, a sculptor and fellow student who eventually became his wife. There, he enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for a brief period, studying with Luc Olivier Merson. Blum remained in Paris until 1910, participated in the 1909 and 1910 Salons d'Automne and received exhibition offers from Galerie Sagot, Paris, and Anderson Galleries, New York. While in France, Blum knew expatriates Jo Davidson, Arthur Dove, Samuel Halpert, Alfred Maurer, and John Marin. Halpert became a mentor of sorts, instructing him in painting Post-Impressionist landscapes, to which Blum soon added Fauvist color.

Once back in Chicago, Blum developed close friendships with writers Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, and Ben Hecht that lasted for decades. His one-man show at Thurber's Art Gallery in 1911 received very mixed reviews--most likely it was the first time the Fauve palette was seen by Chicagoans, and most thought it too radical. When the mayor purchased a Blum painting from a 1912 Art Institute of Chicago group exhibition, the proceeds enabled Blum to visit the American west. Later that year, Blum and Lucile Swan traveled in Europe. They were married in Paris and took an extended honeymoon, continuing to travel in France until the fall of the following year.

For a period of approximately 20 years, he exhibited extensively and enjoyed critical acclaim. During his many years of foreign residence, Blum returned to the United States periodically for exhibitions and family visits. He participated in a large number of solo exhibitions and group shows in the United States and France, including: Art Institute of Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, O'Brien Galleries, and Albert Roullier Art Galleries in Chicago; Ainslie Galleries, Brooklyn Museum, Delphic Studios, Katz Gallery, M. Knoedler and Co., Whitney Museum of American Art, and Whitney Studio Club in New York; Worcester Art Museum and Boston Art Club in Massachusetts; Montlcair Art Museum in New Jersey; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia; and Galerie de la Renaissance in Paris. Blum is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Blum returned to New York in 1924 and Lucile filed for divorce. An auction of his work was held at the Anderson Galleries that year; Augustus John, George Biddle, Chester Dale, M. Knoedler, Kraushaar Galleries, and Jo Davidson were among the successful bidders.

In 1925, he married Frances Baum, a psychiatric social worker. They settled in Dampierre, France for eight years, and during this period traveled extensively throughout the country. Always an unconventional and fiercely independent person, Blum's mental health was fragile and deteriorated markedly in the early 1930s, during which time his painting output decreased dramatically. The Blums spent part of 1934 at the MacDowell Colony in Petersborough, New Hampshire. Once his fellowship was over, they moved to Key West, Florida, where Blum became increasingly disturbed.

Blum was admitted to the Bloomingdale Hospital, a private psychiatric institution in White Plains, New York, in 1935. But after being diagnosed a "hopeless case," he was transferred to a state hospital. While hospitalized, Blum continued writing copious notes and made many appeals for release. He died at the Hudson River State Hospital, Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1956.
Separated Material:
Originals of loaned material, including typescripts of Sherwood Anderson's letters, most of Blum's Theodore Dreiser material, travel in China, scrapbooks, and drafts of portions of Life Answered - "Father and Mother," "Journal of the Last 20 Years," "Lucile," and "Marriage and Divorce" - were returned to Frances Blum after microfilming. Although this material is not technically part of the collection housed in the Archives of American Art, copies are available on microfilm reels D237 and D238.
Provenance:
The majority of the papers were donated or loaned for microfilming between 1965 and 1966 by Blum's widow, Frances Blum. A typescript copy of the final version of Life Answered was received in 1969.
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 Jerome Blum papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Expatriate painters -- United States  Search this
Authors -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Jerome Blum papers, 1915-circa 1969, bulk 1919-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blumjero
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-blumjero
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Polynesian researches during a residence of nearly eight years in the Society and Sandwich Islands / by William Ellis

Author:
Ellis, William 1794-1872  Search this
Physical description:
4 v., [15] leaves of plates (4 folded) : ill., maps ; 18 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Polynesia
Society Islands (French Polynesia)
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
New Zealand
Hawaii
Date:
1831
1833
1831-1833
Topic:
Ethnology--Description and travel  Search this
Missions  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DU510 .E47 1831
DU510.E47 1831
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119630

Learn to Surf on the Break Where It All Began

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:14:48 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_9c9ef69a7972f9d8c3795f7185e0d025

A woman in the South Pacific : a memoir / Sherée Lipton

Author:
Lipton, Sherée  Search this
Subject:
Lipton, Sherée Travel  Search this
Physical description:
161 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oceania
Date:
2009
C2009
20th century
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1084688

Exotic Dishes to Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Feast

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:24:00 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_099a5bc933dbd0fa74e674c873271dc4

Where to Watch the Biggest Waves Break

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:37:00 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
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edanmdm:posts_2e7f6666a5ad9d6e2f25afdf3900e5d4

Drive the Road to Hana

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_671ba162ad8cc1288d557551720d9368

Editor at Large: Going the Distance

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 01 Jan 2001 05:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_69d3a599a6245ffef2814228ffdf03e6

The Breathtaking Surfing Photos Featured in Swell

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_dbe5635e7123e415ae42f59be5ce63f2

Exotic Fruits to Eat Locally When Traveling Globally

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:38:00 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_fbe1d69009d3554a99af6deb963adb13

Neue Südsee-bilder, von Arthur Baessler

Author:
Baessler, Arthur 1857-1907  Search this
Subject:
Joest, Wilhelm 1852-1898  Search this
Physical description:
420 p. : ill., 35 plates, map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oceania
Date:
1900
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DU21 .B13 1900
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_763017

A missionary voyage to the southern Pacific Ocean : performed in the years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the ship Duff, commanded by Captain James Wilson / compiled from journals of the officers and the missionaries, and illustrated with maps, charts, and views, drawn by Mr. William Wilson, and engraved by the most eminent artists ; with a preliminary discourse on the geography and history of the South Sea Islands, and an appendix, including details never before published, of the natural and civil state of Otaheite ; by a committee appointed for the purpose by the directors of the Missionary Society ; published for the benefit of the Society

Title:
First missionary voyage to the South-Sea Islands
Voyage of the Duff DSI
Author:
Wilson, William Chief Mate of the Ship Duff  Search this
Wilson, James 1759 or 60-1814  Search this
London Missionary Society  Search this
Engraver:
Foot, T (Thomas)  Search this
Former owner:
Bayer, Frederick M. DSI  Search this
Subject:
Duff (Ship)  Search this
Physical description:
[12], c, 420, [12] p., [13] leaves of plates (some fold.) : ill., maps ; 31 cm. (4to)
Type:
Books
Place:
Oceania
French Polynesia
Tahiti
Date:
1799
Topic:
Missions  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DU20 .M57 1799
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774949

Exploration & exchange : a South Seas anthology, 1680-1900 / edited by Jonathan Lamb, Vanessa Smith, and Nicholas Thomas

Title:
Exploration and exchange
Author:
Lamb, Jonathan 1945-  Search this
Smith, Vanessa  Search this
Thomas, Nicholas 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 359 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oceania
Date:
2000
Topic:
Travel writing  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_661531

Archipel de Tahiti : recherches sur les principales productions végétales / Gilbert Cuzent

Author:
Cuzent, Gilbert b. 1820  Search this
Florence, Jacques  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill., facsims., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Society Islands
Tahiti
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Tahitian language  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DU870 .C99 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455314

An American artist in the South Seas / by John La Farge ; introduction by Kaori O'Connor

Author:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Subject:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 480 p., [46] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Hawaii
Samoan Islands
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Fiji
Date:
1987
1914
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.L15 A1s 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_459813

The journal of James Morrison, boatswain's mate of the Bounty, describing the mutiny & subsequent misfortunes of the mutineers, together with an account of the island of Tahiti. With an introduction by Owen Rutter and five engravings by Robert Gibbings

Author:
Morrison, James 1763 or 4-1807  Search this
Rutter, Owen 1889-1944  Search this
Gibbings, Robert 1889-1958  Search this
Mitchell Library, Sydney  Search this
Subject:
Bounty (Ship)  Search this
Physical description:
242, [1] p., 1 l. illus. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Date:
1935
Topic:
Voyages and travels  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_484875

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