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Portrait of Mary Vaux Walcott (1860-1940)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Mary Vaux 1860-1940  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 5 x 4;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1920
Circa 1920s
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27F_018]
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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edanmdm:siris_arc_404311
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Portrait of Mary Vaux Walcott (1860-1940)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Mary Vaux 1860-1940  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 4;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1924
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27F_019]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Undetermined
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404312
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William Henry Holmes artists' files

Creator:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Washington Water Color Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Brooke, Richard Norris, 1847-1920  Search this
Closson, William Baxter Palmer, 1848-1926  Search this
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953  Search this
Johnston, Reuben Le Grand, 1850-1914  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Messer, Edmund Clarence, 1842-1919  Search this
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Moser, James Henry, 1854-1913  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Ream, Vinnie, 1847-1914  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953  Search this
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Weller, Carl F., 1853-1920  Search this
Weyl, Max, 1837-1914  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Zolnay, George Julian, 1862 or 1863-1949  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Place:
Museum directors -- Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1879-1955
Summary:
The artists' files of William Henry Holmes, curator and director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879 to 1955. The artists' files consist mostly of correspondence, but also include a few photographs, artwork in the form of sketches, and printed material. There is also one file relating to Holmes' affiliation with the Washington Water Color Club.
Scope and Contents:
The artists' files of William Henry Holmes, curator and director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879 to 1955. The artists' files consist mostly of correspondence, but also include a few photographs, artwork in the form of sketches, and printed material. There is also one file relating to Holmes' affiliation with the Washington Water Color Club.

Notable artists represented in the files include R.N. Brooke, William B. P. Closson, James Earle Fraser, Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Reuben Le Grand Johnston, John LaFarge, Gari Melchers, Thomas Moran, Henry Moser, Hobart Nichols, Violet Oakley, Joseph Pennell, Joseph Henry Sharp, Mary Vaux Walcott, Carl F. Weller, Max Weyl, Irving R. Wiles and George Julian Zolnay.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 1 series.

Series 1: Artists' Files, 1879-1955 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was a curator, museum director, artist, scientific illustrator, archaeologist, geologist, and anthropologist. He served in various positions in the Smithsonian Institution, and finally as director of the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) from 1920-1932.

Holmes was born in Harrison County, Ohio in 1846. In 1870, he graduated from McNeely Normal School in Ohio and, after a short time of teaching at that school, moved to Washington, D.C. in 1871 to study art under Theodore Kaufmann. Thanks to his artistic skills, he was soon hired by Smithsonian paleontologist Francis B. Meek to do scientific drawings. In 1872, Holmes joined the geological survey of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, as an artist and topographer of the survey of Yellowstone National Park and surrounding area, and other regions in the west. In 1879, Holmes went to work for the newly founded U.S. Geological Survey. There he worked as a geologist and chief of scientific illustration. In addition to art and geology, his interests and expertise expanded into archaeology and anthropology.

Holmes worked as chief curator at the Field Columbian Museum (now the Field Museum of Natural History) in Chicago before returning to the Smithsonian in 1897, where he served as curator of anthropology and chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology. In 1910, he became chairman of the Division of Anthropology. In 1920, Holmes became director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Gallery of Art (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum), a position he held until 1932. William Henry Holmes died one year later.
Related Materials:
Collections about William Henry Holmes are also located at other Smithsonian Institution archival units, including the National Anthropological Archives and Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Provenance:
These files were transferred from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art Library (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) to the Archives of American Art in two installments in 1981 and 1992.
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 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.
Occupation:
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
William Henry Holmes artists' files, 1879-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.holmwill
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William Henry Holmes artists' files
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Archives of American Art
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North American Wildflowers Prints

Topic:
North American Wild Flowers (Monograph : 1925)
Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Extent:
2.4 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (5 12x17 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1925
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of five volumes of special prints of original paintings of North American Wildflowers by Mary Vaux Walcott, wife of Charles D. Walcott. The volumes, North American Wild Flowers, were published in 1925 by the Smithsonian Institution and sold in two editions.
Topic:
Wild flowers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
Identifier:
Accession 92-006
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North American Wildflowers Prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa92-006

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e169

Volume I

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
North American Wildflowers Prints / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e176

Box 2

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e188

Volume II

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
North American Wildflowers Prints / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e195

Box 3

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e207

Volume III

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
North American Wildflowers Prints / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e214

Box 4

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e226

Volume IV

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
North American Wildflowers Prints / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e233

Box 5

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e245

Volume V

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
North American Wildflowers Prints / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e252

Box 6

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e265

Donor Edition

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
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North American Wildflowers Prints
North American Wildflowers Prints / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e272

Extra Prints

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
See more items in:
North American Wildflowers Prints
North American Wildflowers Prints / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e283

Color Negatives (Plate 24)

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
See more items in:
North American Wildflowers Prints
North American Wildflowers Prints / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e294

Additional Prints (Accession 06-183)

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-006, Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940, North American Wildflowers Prints
See more items in:
North American Wildflowers Prints
North American Wildflowers Prints / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-006-refidd1e305

"Wild Flowers from the National Parks" Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art - Mary Vaux Walcott

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Mary Vaux 1860-1940  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1939
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F20_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402780
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