Witness to war : the photographs of Edward Steichen and his associates : Horace Bristol, Paul Dorsey, Barrett Gallagher, Victor Jorgensen, Charles Fenno Jacobs, Charles Kerlee, Dwight Long, Wayne F. Miller / By Shawn Aubitz
664 Items (photographs and negatives, black and white and color)
1 Item (newspaper clipping)
1 Item (museum catalog)
China -- Description and Travel
USA -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
Photographs and a newspaper clipping, ca 1945-1972, documenting the Chinese art collection of Captain and Mrs. Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez, formed substantially during the 1945-1949, while Luboshex served in the Department of State. Documented are works dating from the Neolithic (ca. 5000-ca. 1500 B.C.) to the Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1912); and a catalog of artworks from his collection exhibited at the University of Maryland Art Gallery in 1972. Also included are photographs taken by Captain Luboshez of place views and people in China. Formats include color snapshots, black-and-white prints, safety and nitrate film negatives, and 35mm color slides.
1 box : Arranged by form of material.
1 oversized folder : Organized by size.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez (1896-1984), scientific researcher and educator, lawyer, and collector of Chinese art. Born of American parents in England, Luboshez studies philosophy and aesthetics at the British Institute of Philosophical Stduies. He later taught physics at the University of London, experimenting in the sonar detection of submarines, and developing a number of inventions relating to radiation shielding and light control. He studies law in England, serving as a barrister-at-law, and later as a member of the New York Bar and that of the District of Columbia. With the outbreak of World War II, Luboshez entered the United States Navy. After the war, he became general counsel to the Office of the Foreign Liquidation Commissioner of the U.S. Department of State for an area that included China and Japan. He was subsequently appointed central field commisssioner with headquarters in Shanghai.
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