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John Paul Jones Said ... / Lexington, 1775 ... They Fought for Freedom / Independence July 4, 1776 ... / Washington Crossed the Delaware to Win Our Freedom ...

Creator:
War Savings Stamps, War Bonds  Search this
War Bonds  Search this
Artist:
Daugherty, J.  Search this
Daugherty, J.  Search this
Names:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Jones, John Paul  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Portraits -- Pictorial works  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
4 Posters (1 piece, Full size; Multi-color, 96.5 x 63.5 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 452
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Image:
To exhibit these posters to best advantage please cut apart along the dotted lines and display separately

Main Image: (A) John Paul Jones on deck of damaged ship

(B) Colonial Minutemen firing muskets

(C) Thomas Jefferson with the other four framers of the Declaration of Independence

(D) Washington with colonial soldiers forcing their way across the Delaware
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 3502 (a-d)
General:
Issued for: War Savings Stamps, War Bonds

Artist(s): J. Daugherty
Series:
WSS 668
Note:
Four posters on a single sheet of paper. Designed to cut out & displayed separately
Printing Info:
Printer: (U.S.) G.P.O., , 1942 Other Printing Info: O-492398

Property of Princeton [...] Received FEB 12 1943
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Fund raising  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
United States -- History -- World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Minutemen (Militia)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fb062e3f-17e6-4c81-a783-73db2bada2b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14769

[Theodore Roosevelt in group portrait. Active no. 7857 : stereo interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 22147
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.22 [226].
Company acc. no. 01772.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Art  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Painting  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Tents  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 22107-22207
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82a1ec131-2e27-4bf5-89ef-5c55e0a781b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref19914

George and Martha Washington--in flower wreath. [Active no. 7365 : stereo interpositive.]

Topic:
MISCELLANEOUS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Wreath portraits
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Washington, Martha
Local Numbers:
RSN 21755
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.18 [60].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Flowers  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Wreaths  Search this
Memorials  Search this
Genre/Form:
Wreath portraits
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 21711-21804
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep891aba7d5-d299-4012-ba27-55f3c5f02c74
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref28032

Music of the Union / A Medley on American National Airs [illustrated sheet music]

Composer:
Grobe, Charles  Search this
Publisher:
Oliver Ditson & Co.  Search this
Names:
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Portraits  Search this
Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 13.5" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Sheet music
Date:
Ca. 1861
Scope and Contents:
"Arranged for piano by / Charles Grobe." Image: color lithograph, including bust of George Washington, U.S. flags, etc.
Local Numbers:
AC0300-0000948 (AC Scan No.: cover)
General:
In Box 32, Folder 2.2A.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Flags -- United States  Search this
Patriotism  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces / 2.2: Civil War / Civil War, Illustrated Covers, A-G
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82098e0e4-7e1c-43b6-918f-b372fc63309b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s02-ref838

Souvenir and official programme of the centennial celebration of George Washington's inauguration as first president of the United States Compiled and edited by John Alden

Author:
Alden, John  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George 1732-1799 Anniversaries, etc  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799 Inauguration, 1789  Search this
Physical description:
393 pages frontispiece (portrait) illustrations (including portraits, facsimiles) 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Date:
1889
Topic:
Anniversaries  Search this
Inauguration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_953878

Recollections and private memoirs of Washington / by his adopted son, George Washington Parke Custis ; with a memoir of the author, by his daughter ; and illustrative and explanatory notes, by Benson J. Lossing

Author:
Custis, George Washington Parke 1781-1857  Search this
Contributor:
Lee, Mary Randolph Custis 1807-1873  Search this
Lossing, Benson John 1813-1891  Search this
Former owner:
Washington, William Lanier 1865-1933 DSI  Search this
Publisher:
Derby & Jackson  Search this
Subject:
Custis, George Washington Parke 1781-1857  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
Physical description:
644 pages, [6] leaves of plates (2 folded) : portraits, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1860
Call number:
E312.15 .C962X 1860
E312.15.C962X 1860
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_258219

The Centennial inauguration number of Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, New York

Author:
United States President (1789-1797 : Washington)  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George 1732-1799 Anniversaries, etc  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
[1], 198-220 pages illustrations, portraits 43 cm., in portfolio 50 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1889
Call number:
E312.6 .F73 1889
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1029800

Washington centennial numbers

Illustrator:
Blashfield, Edwin Howland 1848-1936  Search this
Author:
United States President (1789-1797 : Washington)  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George 1732-1799 Anniversaries, etc  Search this
Physical description:
2 numbers in 1 volume illustrations (including portraits) 44 cm., in portfolio 50 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1889
1783-1815
1789-1797
Topic:
Anniversaries  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E312.6 .H28 1889X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1029820

Golden Pheasants, NPG

Author:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
1968
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Pheasants  Search this
Standard number:
92-3566
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8383

Moving Stuart Portraits Out of NPG

Author:
White, Rolland  Search this
Subject:
Stuart, Gilbert 1755-1828  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
Washington, Martha 1731-1802  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Event
Date:
1983
Topic:
Trossen, William  Search this
Conable, Terry  Search this
Best, Lina  Search this
Price, David  Search this
Moving of artifacts  Search this
Art--Packing  Search this
Painting  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Standard number:
95-252
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8802

Marvin Sadik Examines George Washington Portrait

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert 1755-1828  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1980
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Painting  Search this
Art--American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Standard number:
80-8759-3 or 80-8759.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_7813

Augusta Barker papers

Creator:
Barker, Augusta, 1803-1887  Search this
Names:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (3 items on 2 frames of microfilm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1875-1887
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Augusta Barker papers contain a letter from Augusta Barker to Mr. Cope (1875 June 28) about an original portrait of George Washington painted by her father, Rembrandt Peale, with a postscript added by Emily C. Jacobs, who purchased the painting. Also included are a biography of Augusta Barker; and an "In Memoriam" typescript of Barker's obituary (1887 July 8, Northampton, Massachusetts).
Biographical / Historical:
Augusta Barker (1803-1887) was one of portraitist Rembrandt Peale's (1778-1860) daughters.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932. Also found at the Archives of American Art are the microfilmed selected Peale family papers, 1803-1854 and the microfilmed printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862.

The American Philosophical Society holds the Rembrandt Peale papers, 1705-1898 and the Peale family papers, 1803-1854. New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts Division holds the Rembrandt Peale letters, 1835-1857.
Provenance:
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Identifier:
AAA.barkaugu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw974fd7fce-542f-465f-be6e-878090d106f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barkaugu

Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection

Creator:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Harriet Cany, ca. 1800-1869  Search this
Names:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860 (Court of death)  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
circa 1820-1932
Summary:
This collection of papers measures 0.2 linear feet, dates from circa 1820-1932, and provides scattered documentation of the lives of painter Rembrandt Peale and his wife Harriet. There are seven letters from Peale which discuss his Patriae Pater portrait of George Washington and his subsequent attempts to gain a commission from Congress for his equestrian portrait of the first president, as well as illuminating his opinion on patronage for the arts. The collection also contains a copy of Peale's lecture on "Washington and his Portraits," a page with drawings of Roman coins by Peale, two codicils to Harriet Peale's will, printed material including a pamphlet for Peale's The Court of Death and a catalog of sale for Harriet Peale's estate, and photographs of Rembrandt and Harriet Peale.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection of papers measures 0.2 linear feet, dates from circa 1820-1932, and provides scattered documentation of the lives of painter Rembrandt Peale and his wife Harriet. The papers contain seven letters from Peale to various individuals, including Massachusetts senator Elijah Hunt Mills, that document his attempts to seek recognition and recompense from Congress for his portraits of George Washington and illuminate his opinions on patronage of the arts. Also found here is a copy of Peale's lecture on "Washington and his Portraits," and legal papers consisting of two codicils to Harriet Peale's will which list the disposition of Rembrandt Peale paintings in her possession. There is a page with drawings of Roman coins by Peale, printed material including a pamphlet for Peale's popular allegorical painting The Court of Death, and a catalog of sale for Harriet Peale's estate. Photographs picture Rembrandt and Harriet Peale respectively, circa 1850.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.
Biographical Note:
Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860) was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and was the second son of painter Charles Willson Peale. He was known primarily for his historical paintings and portraits, particularly those of George Washington. Peale painted his first Washington portrait in 1795 at the age of 17, in a sitting arranged by his father. From 1795-1800 he traveled in Maryland and the South painting portraits, and from 1801-1803 studied with Benjamin West in London.

Peale returned to Europe from l808 to l8l0, and spent most of his time in Paris where he was inspired to take up historical painting. From 1813-1822 he lived in Baltimore where, in 1814, he established a museum for paintings and natural history that later became known as the Peale Museum. Peale's most famous allegorical painting, Court of Death, was completed in 1820 and was one of the most popular paintings of the decade.

In 1822 Peale moved to New York City where he embarked on an attempt to paint what he hoped would become the "Standard likeness" of Washington. In the process he reviewed portraits by other artists including John Trumbull, Gilbert Stuart and his father, as well as his own 1795 picture which had never truly satisfied him. His resulting Patriae Pater, completed in 1824, depicts Washington through an oval window, and is considered by many to be second only to Gilbert Stuart's iconic Athenaeum painting of the first president. Peale subsequently attempted to capitalise on the success of what quickly became known as his "Porthole" picture, collecting tesimonials praising the portrait from people who had known the president, and lobbying Congress, in vain, for a commission to paint an equestrian portrait of Washington. Despite his failure to gain such a commission, "Patriae Pater" was purchased by Congress in 1832 and still hangs in the U.S. Capitol.

Peale subsequently produced over 70 replicas of the "porthole" picture and in the late 1850s delivered a series of lecture entitled "Washington and his Portraits" along the East coast. He was also an accomplished writer and lecturer on natural history, and was among the founders of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a president of the American Academy, and a founder of the National Academy.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the following collections relating to Rembrandt Peale: the Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1808-1910, includes an 1855 September 8 letter from Rembrandt Peale to an unidentifed person, available on 35 mm microfilm reel D9 (frames 848-850); Printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862, lent for microfilming by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1855, is available on microfilm reel P29; and the Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1912, contains a lithograph by Peale available on 35mm microfilm reel D5 (frame 103).
Provenance:
In 1960, Lawrence A. Fleischman donated one letter. Six items were donated by Charles E. Feinberg in 1962. An additional 35 items were transferred from the National Collection of Fine Arts Library to the Archives in 1979.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Coins, Roman  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pealremb
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Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e7be1fd9-ffff-43a0-a514-995011de3c4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pealremb
Online Media:

Printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale

Creator:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Names:
M. Thomas & Sons Auctioneers  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Winner, W. E. (William E), -1883  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (Partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1830-1862
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale contains an annotated auction catalog, "Catalogue of Valuable Original Paintings by the late Rembrandt Peale, and Frederic E. Church, Peter F. Rothermel, and William E. Winner" for an auction at M. Thomas & Sons, Philadelphia, Nov. 18, 1862; a pamphlet (circa 1862), "Portrait of Washington" containing letters addressed to Peale as testimonials of Peale's "port-hole" portrait of Washington, painted in 1823; and two circulars announcing for public subscription new engravings, enlarged and altered, of the portrait (circa 1830).
Biographical / Historical:
Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860) was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and was the second son of Charles Willson Peale. He was known primarily for his historical paintings and portraits, particularly those of George Washington. Peale painted his first Washington portrait in 1795 at the age of 17, in a sitting arranged by his father. With his father, he was also a founding member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He also established Peale's Baltimore Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts in 1814.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932 and the Rubens Peale diaries, 1855-1865. Also found at the Archives of American Art are the microfilmed Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement, 1765-1826; microfilmed Titian Ramsay Peale Collection, 1771-1876; microfilmed Mary Jane Peale and Peale family selected papers, circa 1815-1897; microfilmed selected Peale family papers, 1803-1854; microfilmed selected papers from the Peale-Sellers collection, circa 1767-1904; and microfilmed Augusta Barker papers, 1875-1887.

The American Philosophical Society holds the Rembrandt Peale papers, 1808-1833 and the Peale family papers, 1705-1898. New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts Division holds the Rembrandt Peale letters, 1835-1857.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1955.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pealrepm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93c48a948-affc-4360-8911-74f828efa9f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pealrepm

Albert Rosenthal papers

Creator:
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Names:
Rodin Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828  Search this
Palmer, Alexander Mitchell, 1872-1936  Search this
Peters, Harry Twyford, 1881-1948.  Search this
Rosenthal, Max, 1833-1918  Search this
Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Portraits  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1860-1940
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, printed material, and photographs relating to Rosenthal's work, primarily as a portrait painter and collector of American art and artists' papers. Some material pertains to Rosenthal's father, the engraver Max Rosenthal.
Included are: biographical notes and articles by and about Rosenthal and his father, Max; writings by Albert about his father; and reproductions of Albert's work.
Rosenthal's research material on early American art consists of articles on artists, notes about portrait painters, typescript copies of letters of or about early American artists, among them Rembrandt Peale, G.P.A. Healy, and John Rampage, several original letters, including 5 from John Quincy Adams Ward to various people, and one from Ben Silliman to Asher B. Durand, and an engraved copy of a letter from Ben Franklin to Mr. Strahan, July 5, 1775.
Other material includes files on Rosenthal's portraits of French officers who served in the American Revolution; Gilbert Stuart's (George) Washington portraits, 1922-1923; the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia (includes correspondence with Jules Mastbaum, the founder of the museum, and others, 1925-1932); Jean Antoine Houdon's busts of Washington and Lafayette, 1925-1932; Harry T. Peters' book "America on Stone", 1931; and on "Rosen-Thal," Albert's home that was originally the Huffinagle mansion in Buck's County, Pa.
There is voluminous business and other correspondence, 1860-1940, relating to Max, Louis, and Albert Rosenthal's work and to Albert's portraits of Supreme Court Justices. Among the diverse group of correspondents are: Samuel Putnam Avery, William Hunt Diederich, Charles Henry Hart, Sakakichi Hartmann, Oliver Wendell Holmes, A. Mitchell Palmer, Alfred Stieglitz, William Howard Taft, and J. Alden Weir.
Photographs are of Rosenthal's work and of unidentified portraits possibly by Rosenthal; reproductions of European paintings, miniatures, sculptures; and miscellaneous portraits by various artists.
Unmicrofilmed material (0.4 feet) consists of miscellaneous photographs and reproductions.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Rosenthal (1863-1939) was a portrait painter, printmaker, writer, and collector in Philadelphia, Pa. Rosenthal was a student of his father, engraver Max Rosenthal, and later published a book about him. He is also known for his portraits of Supreme Court Justices, and his collection of American drawings, which he donated to the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1927.
Provenance:
Donated by Albert Duveen, 1959. Duveen collected American artists' and art related papers with the intention of forming an American artists reference facility. He purchased at least some of Rosenthal's papers and much correspondence from the Albert Rosenthal Estate, and subsequently gave them to AAA upon its formation.
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.
Occupation:
Etchers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting -- United States  Search this
Judges -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rosealbp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9076557bb-9258-4f99-b04b-85965f7b8d19
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosealbp

Portrait of George Washington (1732-1799)

Creator:
The Neale Co  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
Physical description:
Engravings (prints); 6 x 5;
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States
Date:
Undated
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27F_117]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404324

Portrait of George Washington (1732-1799)

Creator:
Buttre, John Chester 1821-1893  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
Physical description:
Engravings (prints); 6 x 5;
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States
Date:
1893
Before 1893
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27F_118]
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_404325
Online Media:

George Washington Relics

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Trumbull, John 1756-1843  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
United States
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Portrait miniatures  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3569]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_389197

George Washington Relics

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
Wright, Joseph 1756-1793  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
United States
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-4609]
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_391405

Monthly Lobby Exhibit, National Museum of History and Technology - Presidential Portraits in Textiles

Creator:
Harrell, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
February 27, 1975
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Presidents' Day  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F11C_005]
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_402656
Online Media:

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