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$18.30 Bixby Creek Bridge single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4439
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
California
United States of America
Date:
February 3, 2010
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Ships & Waterways  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2009.19
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm837d5f404-2a36-49f9-a278-7366a52169a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2009.19

$4.90 Mackinac Bridge single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4438
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Michigan
United States of America
Date:
February 3, 2010
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Ships & Waterways  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2009.28
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm84a441d25-79aa-43ad-8455-de28a22e5cdf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2009.28

44c Lieutenant Commander John McCloy single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4442
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 4, 2010
Topic:
Military & Policing Forces  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2009.39
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8be05a0d0-a04f-4b33-8e37-c2c81cb71770
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2009.39

64c Monarch Butterfly single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4462
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 17, 2010
Topic:
Insects  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.63
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8402c9ce1-26ca-47ce-8320-cf3049ba0812
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.63

44c American Flag and Mountains single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4303
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
April 16, 2010
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.90
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8bf014e79-74fa-49b2-b575-81f3967fc3dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.90

44c Montana Flag and Mountain Lion single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4304
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Montana
United States of America
Date:
April 16, 2010
Topic:
Animals  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.91
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm897d97440-7582-4219-8333-35f30701b13f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.91

44c Nebraska Flag and Central-pivot Irrigation System single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4305
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Nebraska
United States of America
Date:
April 16, 2010
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.92
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86ff51a7d-04d3-420a-8639-19adc13722f8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.92

44c Nevada Flag, Mountains and Ocotillos single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4306
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Nevada
United States of America
Date:
April 16, 2010
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.93
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8633913e8-80d6-4867-ab04-49074b9df7d7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.93

44c New Hampshire Flag and Loon single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4307
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
New Hampshire
United States of America
Date:
April 16, 2010
Topic:
Animals  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.94
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8db950fd0-20c3-49a3-8a39-639b008ede04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.94

44c New Jersey Flag and Sand Castle single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4308
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
New Jersey
United States of America
Date:
April 16, 2010
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.95
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm813320f1b-e017-426d-93e3-57def564550a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.95

44c New Mexico Flag, Mountains and Hot Air Balloons single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4309
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
New Mexico
United States of America
Date:
April 16, 2010
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.96
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm870fc8333-b74f-40a8-aeed-14e739a424f4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.96

44c New York Flag, Fireboats and City Skyline single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4310
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
New York
United States of America
Date:
April 16, 2010
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.97
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm82b76f470-de08-47d3-b798-67216f4f27ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.97

44c North Carolina Flag, Great Blue Heron and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4311
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
North Carolina
United States of America
Date:
April 16, 2010
Topic:
Animals  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.98
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm82578b1fb-a0f2-42ea-afa9-d12a57915f70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.98

44c North Dakota Flag and Elk single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4312
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
North Dakota
United States of America
Date:
April 16, 2010
Topic:
Animals  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2013.99
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm89489e466-025c-4072-b319-9f9ca7e185bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2013.99

34c Statue of Liberty single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3477
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure; adhesive
Dimensions:
2 x 2.5 cm (13/16 x 1 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 7, 2001
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2001.2010.360.10
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm81c8f7646-69d7-4828-8255-de3873278e2a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2001.2010.360.10
Online Media:

34c Statue of Liberty single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3485
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure; adhesive
Dimensions:
2.5 x 2 cm (1 x 13/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 7, 2001
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Architecture  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2001.2010.364.10
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm815728a31-b604-48aa-90bc-58785cfa67ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2001.2010.364.10

34c Statue of Liberty strip of ten

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3466
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure; adhesive
Dimensions:
3 x 63 cm (1 3/16 x 24 13/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
2001
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2001.2010.371.1-24
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm88dbdab5d-07f1-4fd1-9ec3-5030460de3b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2001.2010.371.1-24

34c Statue of Liberty coil strip of five

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3476
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / photogravure
Dimensions:
2.5 x 11 cm (1 x 4 5/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
2001
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2001.2010.379.1-5
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Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8410da7c0-5542-4f23-8856-a3b641b870aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2001.2010.379.1-5

Al Hirschfeld papers

Creator:
Hirschfeld, Al  Search this
Names:
Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-  Search this
Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969  Search this
Chodorov, Edward, 1904-1988  Search this
Delany, Beauford, 1901-  Search this
Fruse, Roger K.  Search this
Lowe, Charles  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Sketches
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
1931-1983
Summary:
The papers of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1931-1983. Found within the papers are letters to Hirschfeld, business records, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection measures 0.9 linear feet, dates from 1931-1983, and documents the career of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. Found within the papers are letters, business records, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Letters are from friends and colleagues, and the subjects of Hirschfeld's drawings. A small majority of letters are from Brooks Atkinson, John Mason Brown, Edward Chodorov, Beauford Delaney, Roger K. Fruse, and Charles F. Lowe. Additional correspondents for which there are one or two letters are listed in the series description that follows.

Business records include a receipt for artwork delivered, a notice of probate on the will of Billy Rose, a loan agreement from the Studio Museum in Harlem for a work by Beauford Delaney, and a contract from The Franklin Library for a portrait of Mencken. Writings by Hirschfeld consist of brief typescripts of film and theater critiques.

Artwork consists of a sketchbook of caricatures of theater performers, a sketchbook of images from travel to Japan, loose sketches, and drawings by children inspired by a visit to see Hirschfeld.

Also found within the papers are 11 folders of clippings, posters, and miscellaneous printed material. Photographs are of Hirschfeld, his wife, and a drawing.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series. All series are arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Letters, 1931-1983 (Boxes 1-2; 1.75 linear feet)

Series 2: Business Records, 1932-1979 (Box 2; 1 folder)

Series 3: Writings, 1937-1973 (Box 2; 3 folders)

Series 4: Art Work, 1967-1977 (Box 2; 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1953-1983 (Box 2, OV 3; 11 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, 1965 (Box 2; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Albert Hirschfeld was born on June 21, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of the three sons of Isaac Hirschfeld and his Russian-born wife Rebecca.

Al Hirschfeld studied art in St. Louis and moved with his family to New York City in 1915. He studied at the National Academy of Art and Design and at the Art Students League, but due to financial difficulties in 1919, he took a job at Selznick Pictures where he was given his first art assignments designing advertisements. He was soon made art director, a position he held for several years, until the company went bankrupt. Because the company could not pay him what they owed, Hirschfeld worked for an entire year to earn enough to pay his artists what he, in turn, owed them.

By 1924, Hirschfeld was able to travel to Paris and London, where he studied painting, drawing, and sculpture, and began to grow his distinctive beard. By mid-1925, he had returned to New York City planning to begin a career as a painter, but on December 26, 1926, a sketch he had done of French actor Sacha Guitry was published in the New York Herald Tribune. Within two years his theatrical drawings were appearing in five different New York newspapers, including the New York Times, for which he worked on a freelance basis until the newspaper offered him a contract in 1990. Hirschfeld's caricatures have also appeared in The New Yorker, Playbill, TV Guide, New Masses, Time, Life, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, and many other publications.

Beginning in the late 1920s, Hirschfeld was assigned to capture the essence of each new Broadway play through his line drawings that were published prior to the play's opening night. Performers and the public alike were captivated with the accuracy of his seemingly effortless caricatures. During this time, Hirschfeld also co-edited a satirical journal, Americana, with Alexander King.

Divorced from his first wife, Florence Ruth Hobby, Hirschfeld met German-born film actress Dolly Haas when he was assigned to do a caricature of her. They were married in May 1943. Two years later, to celebrate the birth of his daughter Nina, Hirschfeld concealed her name in the background of his drawing for the play Are You With It? Finding the "Ninas" in his caricatures soon became an American ritual. During World War II, the Department of Defense trained bomber pilots the techniques of camouflage and target-spotting by having them search for the "Ninas" in Hirschfeld's drawings.

For forty years, Hirschfeld collaborated with S. J. Perelman in illustrating and writing books, including Westward Ha!, Listen to the Mockingbird, and The Swiss Family Perelman. Hirschfeld also provided illustrations for the 1986 memoir of Perelman, And Did You Once See Sidney Plain? Other books published by Hirschfeld include The Speakeasies of 1932, Harlem as Seen by Hirschfeld, Show Business is No Business, and Hirschfeld on Line.

Hirschfeld also had solo art exhibitions at the Heller Gallery, Hammer Gallery and at the Lincoln Center Museum of the Performing Arts. He received a Special Tony Award "for 50 years of theatrical cartoons" in 1975.

In 1991 and 1994, the United States Postal Service commissioned Hirschfeld to design a series of stamps commemorating comedians and silent film stars respectively. He was not only allowed to be the first artist to put his name on a U. S. postage stamp, but was allowed to include Nina's name within the caricatures as well.

In 1996, an Academy Award-nominated documentary film about Hirschfeld's life, The Line King, was released.

Hirschfeld's wife Dolly passed away in September 1994. Three years later, in October 1997, he married Louise Kerz, widow of Broadway producer and designer Leo Kerz. Al Hirschfeld died on January 20, 2003 in New York City.
Provenance:
The Al Hirschfeld papers were donated in 1983 by Al Hirschfeld and his dealer, George J. Goodstadt.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Al Hirschfeld 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.
Topic:
Caricaturists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Sketches
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hirsal
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Al Hirschfeld papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hirsal
Online Media:

SI/United States Postal Service: Insect Stamp, 1998

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2035; Transferring office; 1/15/2014 memorandum, Yowell to File; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-202, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 13
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-202-refidd1e6675

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