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Men of Progress

Artist:
Christian Schussele, 16 Apr 1824 - 1879  Search this
Sitter:
William Thomas Green Morton, 9 Aug 1819 - 15 Jul 1868  Search this
James Bogardus, 14 Mar 1800 - 13 Apr 1874  Search this
Samuel Colt, 19 Jul 1814 - 10 Jan 1862  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick, 15 Feb 1809 - 13 May 1884  Search this
Joseph Saxton, 22 Mar 1799 - 26 Oct 1873  Search this
Charles Goodyear, 29 Dec 1800 - 1 Jul 1860  Search this
Peter Cooper, 12 Feb 1791 - 4 Apr 1883  Search this
Jordan Lawrence Mott, 12 Oct 1799 - 1866  Search this
Joseph Henry, 17 Dec 1797 - 13 May 1878  Search this
Eliphalet Nott, 25 Jun 1773 - 29 Jan 1866  Search this
John Ericsson, 31 Jul 1803 - 8 Mar 1889  Search this
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels, 20 Sep 1819 - 8 Mar 1895  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 27 Apr 1791 - 2 Apr 1872  Search this
Henry Burden, 22 Apr 1791 - 19 Jan 1871  Search this
Richard March Hoe, 19 Jul 1815 - 13 Sep 1884  Search this
Erastus Brigham Bigelow, 2 Apr 1814 - 6 Dec 1879  Search this
Isaiah Jennings, 1792 - 1862  Search this
Thomas Blanchard, 24 Jun 1788 - 16 Apr 1864  Search this
Elias Howe, 9 Jul 1819 - 3 Oct 1867  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 128.3 x 190.5 x 5.1cm (50 1/2 x 75 x 2")
Frame: 162.6 x 225.7 x 12.7cm (64 x 88 7/8 x 5")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\Pennsylvania\Philadelphia\Philadelphia
Date:
1862
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Pince-nez  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Artwork\Portrait  Search this
Weapon\Gun\Pistol  Search this
Artist's Effects\Architectural drawing  Search this
Equipment\Patent model  Search this
Isaiah Jennings: Male  Search this
Isaiah Jennings: Health and Medicine\Dentist  Search this
Isaiah Jennings: Science and Technology\Inventor\Dental  Search this
Isaiah Jennings: Science and Technology\Inventor\Firearms  Search this
Joseph Henry: Male  Search this
Joseph Henry: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Joseph Henry: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Joseph Henry: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Elias Howe: Male  Search this
Elias Howe: Science and Technology\Inventor\Sewing machine  Search this
Elias Howe: Crafts and Trades\Machinist  Search this
William Thomas Green Morton: Male  Search this
William Thomas Green Morton: Literature\Writer\Medical  Search this
William Thomas Green Morton: Science and Technology\Inventor\Medical  Search this
William Thomas Green Morton: Health and Medicine\Dentist  Search this
William Thomas Green Morton: Health and Medicine\Physician\Anaesthetist  Search this
Charles Goodyear: Male  Search this
Charles Goodyear: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Charles Goodyear: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Rubber  Search this
Charles Goodyear: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant\Retailer  Search this
James Bogardus: Male  Search this
James Bogardus: Visual Arts\Artist\Medalist  Search this
James Bogardus: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
James Bogardus: Science and Technology\Engineer\Structural  Search this
Joseph Saxton: Male  Search this
Joseph Saxton: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Joseph Saxton: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Clockmaker  Search this
Jordan Lawrence Mott: Male  Search this
Jordan Lawrence Mott: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Jordan Lawrence Mott: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Jordan Lawrence Mott: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Iron  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Male  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Historical Society\President  Search this
Henry Burden: Male  Search this
Henry Burden: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Entrepreneur  Search this
Henry Burden: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Henry Burden: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Iron  Search this
Henry Burden: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Metalworker\Ironmaster  Search this
Henry Burden: Business and Finance\Transportation\Shipbuilder  Search this
Erastus Brigham Bigelow: Male  Search this
Erastus Brigham Bigelow: Science and Technology\Inventor\Loom  Search this
Erastus Brigham Bigelow: Education\Founder\Technical institute  Search this
Samuel Colt: Male  Search this
Samuel Colt: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Colt: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Firearms  Search this
Thomas Blanchard: Male  Search this
Thomas Blanchard: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Richard March Hoe: Male  Search this
Richard March Hoe: Science and Technology\Inventor\Press  Search this
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels: Male  Search this
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels: Science and Technology\Engineer\Structural  Search this
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels: Science and Technology\Engineer\Civil\Bridge builder  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Male  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Education\Administrator\College\President  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister  Search this
Peter Cooper: Male  Search this
Peter Cooper: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Peter Cooper: Education\Founder\School  Search this
Peter Cooper: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
Peter Cooper: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Peter Cooper: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Peter Cooper: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Iron  Search this
John Ericsson: Male  Search this
John Ericsson: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
John Ericsson: Science and Technology\Engineer\Military  Search this
John Ericsson: Science and Technology\Engineer\Marine  Search this
John Ericsson: Business and Finance\Transportation\Shipbuilder  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Male  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Education\Founder\College  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Science and Technology\Inventor\Telegraph  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the National Gallery of Art; gift of the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, 1942
Object number:
NPG.65.60
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42807e116-7c29-4206-a45d-dcdfde3b437f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.65.60

Walt Whitman

Artist:
John White Alexander, 7 Oct 1856 - 31 May 1915  Search this
Sitter:
Walt Whitman, 31 May 1819 - 26 Mar 1892  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 127 x 101.6cm (50 x 40")
Frame: 180.5 x 155.5 x 8cm (71 1/16 x 61 1/4 x 3 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1889
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Walt Whitman: Male  Search this
Walt Whitman: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Walt Whitman: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Walt Whitman: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Walt Whitman: Communications\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
L/NPG.1.2007
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm414c3ee0d-87b5-4271-a999-55c9c047c669
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_L_NPG.1.2007

H. H. Richardson

Artist:
Hubert Von Herkomer, 26 May 1849 - 31 Mar 1914  Search this
Sitter:
H. H. Richardson, 29 Sep 1838 - 27 Apr 1886  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 113 x 142.9 x 3.8cm (44 1/2 x 56 1/4 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 127.5 x 158.3 x 4.3cm (50 3/16 x 62 5/16 x 1 11/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1886
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Artwork  Search this
Container\Vase  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk  Search this
H. H. Richardson: Male  Search this
H. H. Richardson: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2010.13
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4278310fc-101f-462f-98c5-2fff19475f4f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2010.13

Thomas Alva Edison

Artist:
Abraham Archibald Anderson, 1847 - 1940  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Alva Edison, 11 Feb 1847 - 18 Oct 1931  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 114.3 x 138.7 x 2.5cm (45 x 54 5/8 x 1")
Frame: 157.5 x 181.8 x 9.8cm (62 x 71 9/16 x 3 7/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1890
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Interior\Laboratory  Search this
Equipment\Laboratory Equipment\Test tube  Search this
Equipment\Industrial  Search this
Thomas Alva Edison: Male  Search this
Thomas Alva Edison: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Thomas Alva Edison: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of Eleanor A. Campbell to the Smithsonian Institution, 1942
Object number:
NPG.65.23
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ecdef9fc-a399-40ad-97a4-0121bb6bd340
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.65.23

Cyrus Hall McCormick

Artist:
Charles Loring Elliott, 12 Oct 1812 - 25 Aug 1868  Search this
Sitter:
Cyrus Hall McCormick, 15 Feb 1809 - 13 May 1884  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 51.4 x 41.3 x 3.8cm (20 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 59.7 x 49.5 x 6.7cm (23 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 2 5/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
mid 19th Century
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Male  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Historical Society\President  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation and Mrs. Gilbert Harrison
Object number:
NPG.75.2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f16a9008-c24b-45d3-be2c-da5ba6ad12fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.75.2

Joseph Smith

Artist:
Adrian Lamb, 1901 - 1988  Search this
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Joseph Smith, 23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 73.7 x 58.4 x 2.5cm (29 x 23 x 1")
Frame: 91.4 x 76.2 x 8.9cm (36 x 30 x 3 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1971
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Joseph Smith: Male  Search this
Joseph Smith: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Joseph Smith: Literature\Writer\Religious  Search this
Joseph Smith: Religion and Spirituality\Founder  Search this
Joseph Smith: Religion and Spirituality\Founder\Religious Order  Search this
Joseph Smith: Religion and Spirituality\Religious Leader  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Independence, Missouri
Object number:
NPG.71.43
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ab7f1799-1a9e-4483-b4d1-9174c24f5e55
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.71.43

Washington Irving and his Literary Friends at Sunnyside

Artist:
Christian Schussele, 16 Apr 1824 - 1879  Search this
Designer:
Felix Octavius Carr Darley, 23 Jun 1822 - 27 Mar 1888  Search this
Sitter:
Washington Irving, 3 Apr 1783 - 28 Nov 1859  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman, 1813 - 1871  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 29 Aug 1809 - 7 Oct 1894  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 4 Jul 1804 - 19 May 1864  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis, 20 Jan 1806 - 20 Jan 1867  Search this
James Kirke Paulding, 22 Aug 1778 - 6 Apr 1860  Search this
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy, 25 Oct 1795 - 18 Aug 1870  Search this
William Gilmore Simms, 17 Apr 1806 - 11 Jun 1870  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck, 8 Jul 1790 - 19 Nov 1867  Search this
William Hickling Prescott, 4 May 1796 - 28 Jan 1859  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper, 15 Sep 1789 - 14 Sep 1851  Search this
George Bancroft, 3 Oct 1800 - 17 Jan 1891  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 134.6 x 199.4 x 3.8cm (53 x 78 1/2 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 158.8 x 224.8 x 14cm (62 1/2 x 88 1/2 x 5 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1864
Topic:
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookcase  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Dog  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Male  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Maryland  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Male  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Literature\Writer\Satirist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Male  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Male  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Male  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
Washington Irving: Male  Search this
Washington Irving: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Washington Irving: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
George Bancroft: Male  Search this
George Bancroft: Literature\Writer  Search this
George Bancroft: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
George Bancroft: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
George Bancroft: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Male  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Biographer  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Literary  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Travel  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Male  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
William Gilmore Simms: Male  Search this
William Gilmore Simms: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.82.147
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a136d626-754f-48b4-8be4-92dce6d4ee69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.147

Alexander Graham Bell

Artist:
Moses Wainer Dykaar, 1884 - 10 Mar 1933  Search this
Sitter:
Alexander Graham Bell, 3 Mar 1847 - 2 Aug 1922  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Object w/ mount: 62.9 x 65.1 x 36.8cm (24 3/4 x 25 5/8 x 14 1/2")
Socle footprint: 65.1 x 36.8cm (25 5/8 x 14 1/2")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1922
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Alexander Graham Bell: Male  Search this
Alexander Graham Bell: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Alexander Graham Bell: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Alexander Graham Bell: Science and Technology\Inventor\Telephone  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of David F. Dykaar, 1929
Object number:
NPG.69.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f9bac616-7b66-4946-b3be-377866247bc3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.69.22

Samuel F. B. Morse Self-Portrait

Artist:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 27 Apr 1791 - 2 Apr 1872  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 27 Apr 1791 - 2 Apr 1872  Search this
Medium:
Oil on millboard
Dimensions:
Board: 27.3 x 22.5 x 0.3cm (10 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 1/8")
Frame: 35.6 x 30.5 x 4.8cm (14 x 12 x 1 7/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1812
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Cape  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Male  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Education\Founder\College  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Science and Technology\Inventor\Telegraph  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; this acquisition was made possible by a generous contribution from the James Smithson Society
Object number:
NPG.80.208
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e89bd818-02ce-4283-a586-16fdfdee4d48
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.208

Ira Aldridge as Othello

Artist:
Henry Perronet Briggs, c. 1791 - 18 Jan 1844  Search this
Sitter:
Ira Frederick Aldridge, 24 Jul 1807 - 10 Aug 1867  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 128.3 x 103.5 x 5.1cm (50 1/2 x 40 3/4 x 2")
Frame: 162.6 x 136.8 x 12.7cm (64 x 53 7/8 x 5")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Interior\Performing Arts\Theatrical\Stage  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Cape  Search this
Ira Frederick Aldridge: Male  Search this
Ira Frederick Aldridge: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.72.73
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ab4a00e6-ea82-41ff-bf54-0c299c33d0eb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.72.73

Washington Irving

Artist:
Robert Ball Hughes, 1806 - 1868  Search this
Sitter:
Washington Irving, 3 Apr 1783 - 28 Nov 1859  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
Object: 66.7 x 36.8 x 27.3cm (26 1/4 x 14 1/2 x 10 3/4")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1836
Topic:
Washington Irving: Male  Search this
Washington Irving: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Washington Irving: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.84.168
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4da3786a9-2188-435b-935f-b1d209f4dcc4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.168

Frances Wright

Artist:
Nagel & Weingaertner Lithography Company, active 1849 - 1857  Search this
Copy after:
Johan Gorbitz, 1782 - 1853  Search this
Sitter:
Frances Wright, 6 Sep 1795 - 13 Dec 1852  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 46.3 × 35.5 cm (18 1/4 × 14")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1852
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table\Writing table  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen\Quill  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Inkstand  Search this
Frances Wright: Female  Search this
Frances Wright: Literature\Writer  Search this
Frances Wright: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Frances Wright: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer  Search this
Frances Wright: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.217
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e739f0b9-2e6b-4f71-af9f-7a7c1eecddd0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.77.217

Isaac Merrit Singer

Artist:
Edward Harrison May, 1824 - 1887  Search this
Sitter:
Isaac Merrit Singer, 27 Oct 1811 - 23 Jul 1875  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 130.8 x 98.7 x 3.2cm (51 1/2 x 38 7/8 x 1 1/4")
Frame: 144.8 x 112.4 x 6.7cm (57 x 44 1/4 x 2 5/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1869
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Isaac Merrit Singer: Male  Search this
Isaac Merrit Singer: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
Isaac Merrit Singer: Science and Technology\Inventor\Sewing machine  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Singer Company
Object number:
NPG.75.37
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44d7317c7-3e02-4d9d-ba26-5f062b60c483
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.75.37

William Cullen Bryant

Artist:
Henry Kirke Brown, 25 Feb 1814 - 10 Jul 1886  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Object: 50.8 x 36.8 x 25.4cm (20 x 14 1/2 x 10")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1846
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Muttonchops  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of H.K. Bush-Brown, 1926
Object number:
NPG.66.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f6b29b18-e3dd-483a-b82a-05dd9436f381
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.66.22

Booker T. Washington

Cast after:
Richmond Barthé, 28 Jan 1901 - 6 Mar 1989  Search this
Foundry:
Modern Art Foundry  Search this
Sitter:
Booker T. Washington, 5 Apr 1856 - 14 Nov 1915  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
With Socle: 80 x 63.5 x 34.3cm (31 1/2 x 25 x 13 1/2")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1973 cast after 1946 original
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Button  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Male  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Literature\Writer  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Education\Educator  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Education\Administrator\Institute  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.73.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c6a36945-2edc-4b8e-b726-fe024ebb8980
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.73.22

Os-ce-o-lá, The Black Drink, a Warrior of Great Distinction

Alternate Title:
Osceola
Osceola, The Black Drink Singer, A Warrior of Great Distinction
Artist:
George Catlin, 26 Jul 1796 - 23 Dec 1872  Search this
Sitter:
Osceola, c. 1804 - 30 Jan 1838  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 74.6 x 62.4cm (29 3/8 x 24 9/16")
Frame: 90.6 x 77.9 x 2.5cm (35 11/16 x 30 11/16 x 1")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1838
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Bead  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Feather  Search this
Osceola: Male  Search this
Osceola: Native American\Leader  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Object number:
L/NPG.10.2013
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48a394738-6e97-4361-889e-3f9552d74023
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_L_NPG.10.2013

Frederick Douglass

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Former attribution:
Elisha Livermore Hammond, 1779 - 1882  Search this
Sitter:
Frederick Douglass, Feb 1818 - 20 Feb 1895  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 70.2 x 57.5 x 3.8cm (27 5/8 x 22 5/8 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 82.6 x 69.9 x 8.3cm (32 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 3 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1844
Topic:
Frederick Douglass: Male  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Literature\Writer  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.74.45
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43dba84b9-59f0-46b4-b02b-b3dd34166f28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.74.45

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