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Henry Mosler papers, 1856-1929

Creator:
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Subject:
Beard, James Henry  Search this
Dupré, Julien  Search this
Ferrier, Gabriel  Search this
Flameng, François  Search this
Pelouse, L. G.  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Howe, William Henry  Search this
Hébert, Ernest  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Illustrated notebooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Journalists
Citation:
Henry Mosler papers, 1856-1929. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9068
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211261
AAA_collcode_moslhenr
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211261
Online Media:

Capital dames the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868 Cokie Roberts

Title:
Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868
Author:
Roberts, Cokie  Search this
Physical description:
x, 494 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
collective biographies
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
History
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
États-Unis
Southeastern & South Atlantic states
United States of America, USA
US Northeast: Mid-Atlantic States
Washington, DC
Date:
2015
19th century
19e siècle
C 1800 to c 1900
American Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1877)
Civil War, 1861-1865
1815-1861
1861-1865 (Guerre de Sécession)
Topic:
Women  Search this
Politicians' spouses  Search this
Women--Political activity--History  Search this
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Femmes  Search this
Hommes politiques--Conjoints  Search this
Femmes--Activité politique--Histoire  Search this
Femmes--Histoire  Search this
American Civil War  Search this
History of the Americas  Search this
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Women  Search this
HISTORY--Civil War Period (1850-1877)  Search this
Women--Political activity  Search this
Frau  Search this
Reconstruction (1865-1876)  Search this
Warfare and Defence  Search this
History  Search this
Histoire  Search this
United States - History - 1815-1861--United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865--Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Women--Women - United States - History - 19th century--Washington (D.C.) - History - Civil War, 1861-1865--Women - Washington (D.C.)--Women - Political activity - United States - History - 19th century--Politicians' spouses - Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114628

T.C Grey

Depicted (sitter):
Grey, T. C.  Search this
Maker:
Gardner, Alexander  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 15/16 in x 2 7/16 in; 10.00125 cm x 6.19125 cm
Object Name:
photograph
carte-de-visite
Object Type:
Carte-Visite
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1861-1865
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Battle of Antietam, 1862  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of M.W Seville
ID Number:
PG.003955M
Catalog number:
3955M
Accession number:
117896
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Seville Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-3a79-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1397967
Online Media:

T.C Grey

Depicted (sitter):
Grey, T. C.  Search this
Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 13/16 in x 2 3/8 in; 9.6774 cm x 5.9944 cm
Object Name:
carte-de-visite
photograph
Object Type:
Carte-Visite
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1861-1865
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Battle of Antietam, 1862  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of M.W Seville
ID Number:
PG.003955G
Catalog number:
3955G
Accession number:
117896
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Seville Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-6b66-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1411208
Online Media:

Henry Mosler papers

Creator:
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Names:
Beard, James Henry, 1812-1893  Search this
Dupré, Julien, 1851-1910  Search this
Ferrier, Gabriel, 1847-1914  Search this
Flameng, François, 1856-1923  Search this
Howe, William Henry, 1846-1929  Search this
Hébert, Ernest, 1817-1908  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930  Search this
Pelouse, L. G., 1838-1891  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Extent:
4.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Illustrated notebooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Journalists
Date:
1856-1929
Summary:
The papers of painter Henry Mosler (1841-1920), who began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio, lived in Germany and Paris for at least 2 decades, and finally settled in New York, measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1856-1929. The collection documents Mosler's life and career through biographical material, personal and professional letters from members of the military, museums, family, friends and colleagues, writings including an 1862 Civil War diary, personal business records, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs of Mosler, his family, colleagues and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Henry Mosler (1841-1920), who began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio, lived in Germany and Paris for at least 2 decades, and finally settled in New York, measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1856-1929. The collection documents Mosler's life and career through biographical material, personal and professional letters from members of the military, museums, family, friends and colleagues, writings including an 1862 Civil War diary, personal business records, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs of Mosler, his family, colleagues and artwork.

Biographical material includes passports for Mosler's travel during the Civil War and to the American West in 1875-1876, as well as identification cards and awards from Mosler's years in Germany and Paris, including the Ordre National Légion d'Honneur awarded to him in 1892.

Letters record Mosler's service as an aide-de-camp for the Army of Ohio and his activities as an artist correspondent for Harper's Weekly from 1861-1863 in the Western Theater of the Civil War. However, the bulk of the letters document Mosler's career from the 1880s onward. Found are letters from museums, art associations, government agencies including the Minsistere de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts, and colleagues in Europe and the United States including artists James Henry Beard, Julien Dupré, Gabrier Ferrier, Ernest Hébert, William Henry Howe, William Ordway Partridge, and Leon Germain Pelouse, among others. There are also scattered letters from Mosler.

Writings and notes include an 1862 Civil War diary and two illustrated notebooks from 1862 and 1863 containing sketches, and travel and financial notes. Also found are two biographical accounts of Mosler's career and poems by various authors, many inspired by Mosler's paintings.

Personal business records include an account book documenting Mosler's income and expenses from 1869-1878 and 1886-1892, and Library of Congress copyright certificates for four of Mosler's pictures.

Printed material documents Mosler's career in the United States and Europe through news clippings, a brochure, and an exhibition catalog for an 1897 exhibition of his paintings at Galleries of Pape Bros.

Artwork and sketchbooks include six sketches and an engraving by Mosler, and two books containing sketches by Mosler and other artists including James Henry Beard. The series also contains one ink drawing each by Leon Germain Pelouse and E. Hillery.

Photographic material includes albums and individual photographs of Mosler in his studio and with others including his immediate and extended family, and students. Also found are photos of artists including Gabriel Ferrier, Ernest Hébert and Thomas Buchanan Read, Brigadier General R. W. Johnson and opera singers Emma Nevada Palmer and Renée Richards. Photographs of artwork are primarily found in 2 oversized albums dedicated by Mosler to his children, Edith Mosler and Gustave Henry Mosler respectively.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1863-1892, 1921 (Box 1, OV 10; 4 folders)

Series 2: Letters,1861-circa 1920 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1860-circa 1900 (Boxes 2-3, 6; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1869-1905 (Box 3; 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1860s-1929 (Box 3; 10 folders)

Series 6: Artwork and Sketchbooks, 1856-1917 (Box 4, OVs 10-11; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographic Material, 1860-circa 1910 (Boxes 5-9, BV 12; 2.0 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Henry Mosler (1841-1920) worked primarily in Ohio, New York City, and Europe as a painter of portraits and scenes of rural life in Europe. Mosler served as an artist correspondent for Harper's Weekly during the Civil War.

Born in Silesia (Poland) in 1841, Henry Mosler immigrated to New York City with his family in 1849. In the early 1850s the family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where Mosler received art instruction from James Henry Beard, becoming an accomplished portrait painter and an active participant in the Cincinnati art scene.

Following the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Mosler became an artist correspondent for Harper's Weekly, documenting the Western Theater in Kentucky and Tennessee. He served as a volunteer aide-de-camp with the army of Ohio from 1861-1863 and was present at the engagement at Green River, and "present and under fire" at the battles of Shiloh and Perryville.

Immediately thereafter, Mosler relocated to Dusseldorf for two years and attended the Royal Academy, followed by six months in Paris where he studied with painter Ernest Hébert. In 1866 Mosler returned to Cincinnatti where his portraits and genre scenes enjoyed growing popularity.

In 1875 Mosler traveled to Munich and two years later settled in Paris from where he enjoyed critical and financial success both in Europe and in the United States. Mosler was known for his genre paintings of peasant life in rural Brittany and he became a regular participant in Salon exhibitions and won honorable mention in the Salon of 1879, when his painting Le Retour, became the first work by an American artist to be purchased by the French government. In 1888 he won the gold medal at the Paris Salon and in 1892 he was made chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur and officier de l'Académie.

Mosler returned to the United States temporarily during this period, including a trip in 1885-1886 to visit the West and collect material for paintings of Native American life.

In 1894 Mosler returned to the United States and settled in New York, where he became a popular teacher and an active participant in the New York art scene. In 1895 he was made an associate member of the National Academy of Design, and in his last decades took up landscape painting during summers in the Catskill mountains, and produced genre paintings depicting scenes from colonial and rural life. Mosler continued to enjoy widespread popularity until his death in 1920.
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by J. F. McCrindle, a great-grandson of Mosler, in 1976 and 1977, having been previously lent to AAA for microfilming. A photograph album was donated in 1993 by Paul M. Hertzmann, a dealer who acquired it through purchase. Additional materials were donated in 2008 and 2009 by McCrindle via John T. Rowe, president and CEO of the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Illustrated notebooks
Drawings
Sketches
Citation:
Henry Mosler papers, 1856-1929. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moslhenr
See more items in:
Henry Mosler papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw908db6548-40c0-4817-8902-a69bacd65e62
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moslhenr
Online Media:

William G. Brownlow; fighting parson of the Southern Highlands, by E. Merton Coulter. With an introd. by James W. Patton

Author:
Coulter, E. Merton (Ellis Merton) 1890-  Search this
Subject:
Brownlow, William Gannaway 1805-1877  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 432 p. illus., double map, ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tennessee, East
Tennessee
Date:
1971
[1971]
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)  Search this
Journalists--Biography  Search this
Methodist Church--Clergy--Biography  Search this
Governors--Biography  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Biography  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.B866 C8 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_7201

The South reports the Civil War, by J. Cutler Andrews

Author:
Andrews, J. Cutler 1908-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 611 p. illus., facsims., maps (1 fold.), ports. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1970
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
History  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Call number:
E609 .A62X
E609.A62X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_3799

Civil War newspaper maps : a historical atlas / David Bosse

Author:
Bosse, David C  Search this
Physical description:
1 atlas (x, 162 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Maps
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Cartography--History  Search this
History  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464123

The London Confederates : the officials, clergy, businessmen and journalists who backed the American South during the Civil War / John D. Bennett

Author:
Bennett, J. D (John D.) 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
v, 206 p. : ill., map ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
London
Confederate States of America
London (England)
Great Britain
United States
Date:
2008
C2008
19th century
1800-1950
Civil War, 1861-1865
1861-1865
Topic:
Public opinion--History  Search this
Relations  Search this
History  Search this
Foreign public opinion, British  Search this
Foreign relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822141

Slavery, secession, and Civil War : views from the United Kingdom and Europe, 1856-1865 / Charles Adams

Author:
Adams, Charles 1930-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 507 p. : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Southern States
Great Britain
Europe
Date:
2007
19th century
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Slavery--Public opinion  Search this
Secession--Public opinion  Search this
Journalism--History  Search this
Public opinion--History  Search this
History  Search this
Foreign public opinion  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Foreign public opinion, British  Search this
Foreign public opinion, European  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_824680

Fighting words : an illustrated history of newspaper accounts of the Civil War / Andrew S. Coopersmith

Author:
Coopersmith, Andrew Seth  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 325 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
19th century
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Press and politics--History  Search this
Journalism--History  Search this
American newspapers--History  Search this
History  Search this
Press coverage  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787098

Lincoln in The times : the life of Abraham Lincoln, as originally reported in the New York times / edited by David Herbert Donald and Harold Holzer

Author:
Donald, David Herbert 1920-  Search this
Holzer, Harold  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Relations with journalists  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 413 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Sources
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
1861-1865
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
Presidents--Press coverage  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
History  Search this
Press coverage  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_801076

Lincoln and the power of the press : the war for public opinion / Harold Holzer

Author:
Holzer, Harold  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Relations with journalists  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 733 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
19th century
Civil War, 1861-1865
1861-1865
Topic:
Press and politics--History  Search this
History  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Press coverage  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1039508

Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War / Richard A. Serrano

Author:
Serrano, Richard A  Search this
Subject:
Woolson, Albert 1847-1956  Search this
Williams, Walter Washington -1959  Search this
Physical description:
222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Impostors and imposture  Search this
Veterans  Search this
History  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1021596

The Birth of a Nation : how a legendary filmmaker and a crusading editor reignited America's Civil War / Dick Lehr

Author:
Lehr, Dick  Search this
Subject:
Griffith, D. W (David Wark) 1875-1948  Search this
Trotter, William Monroe 1872-1934  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
Civil War, 1861-1865
20th century
Topic:
History  Search this
Motion pictures and the war  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1039707

Reports from America : William Howard Russell and the Civil War / Ilana D. Miller

Title:
William Howard Russell and the Civil War
Author:
Miller, Ilana D  Search this
Subject:
Russell, William Howard Sir 1820-1907  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 277 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Personal narratives, British
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil war, 1861-1865
Topic:
History  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Call number:
E487 .M55 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_683983

Blue & gray in black & white : newspapers in the Civil War / Brayton Harris

Title:
Blue and gray in black and white
Author:
Harris, Brayton 1932-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 365 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
19th century
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
American newspapers--History  Search this
Journalism--History  Search this
History  Search this
Press coverage  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Journalism, Military  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_710244

Reliefs on the Memorial Bell Tower, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Rockwell, Peter 1936-2020  Search this
Designer:
Rockwell, Norman 1894-1978  Search this
Architect:
Dirlam, Arland A.  Search this
Contractor:
R. E. Bean Construction Company  Search this
Subject:
Barton, Clara  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Cathedral of the Pines Board of Trustees Cathedral Avenue Rindge New Hampshire 03461
Located Cathedral of the Pines Memorial Bell Tower Rindge New Hampshire
Date:
1964-1965. Dedicated May 28, 1967
Topic:
Figure group--Female--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Manufacturing  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Journalist  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Missionary  Search this
Performing Arts--Theater--Performer  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Nun  Search this
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Occupation--Medicine--Nurse  Search this
State of Being--Illness--Wound  Search this
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
Figure group--Female & Child  Search this
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Door  Search this
Control number:
IAS NH000402
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_338666

From rail-splitter to icon : Lincoln's image in illustrated periodicals, 1860-1865 / Gary L. Bunker

Author:
Bunker, Gary L. 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Relations with journalists  Search this
Physical description:
x, 387 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Caricatures and cartoons
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
19th century
1861-1865
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Illustrated periodicals--History  Search this
Press and politics--History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
History  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Press coverage  Search this
Call number:
CT275.L73 B86 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_677706

War of words : Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War press / Harry J. Maihafer

Author:
Maihafer, Harry J (Harry James) 1924-  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Relations with journalists  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 296 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Sources
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
19th century
Civil War, 1861-1865
1861-1865
Topic:
Press and politics--History  Search this
Public relations--History  Search this
History  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Press coverage  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
CT275.L73 M35 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_668258

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