Charles R. Lamb scrapbook on the Dewey Arch

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lambchar
Creators:
Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson), 1860-1942
Dates:
1899-1901
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Volume
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Scrapbook contains clippings concerning the construction and history of "Dewey Arch" in New York City, a monument designed by Lamb built to honor and welcome Admiral George Dewey upon his return from Manila Bay where Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet, helping to end the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Architect, sculptor; New York, N.Y. Lamb was the designer and architect of the Dewey Arch. Born in New York City, Lamb studied there as a pupil of the Art Students League of New York, where he also served as president, 1886-1887. Lamb was the first to suggest the idea for the arch while he was vice-president of the National Sculpture Society. In 1899, under the auspices of the National Sculpture Society, he designed the initial model for the arch using the Roman Arch of Titus as a prototype. John Quincy Adams Ward, who was president of the National Sculpture Society at the time, designed part of the sculptural detail of the arch. The Dewey Arch never achieved permanent form.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 497(frames 1-291) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original in the possession of Mrs. Joseph Condie Lamb.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1972 by, Joseph Condie Lamb, the youngest son of Charles R. Lamb.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Dewey Arch (New York, N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monuments -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Triumphal arches Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memorials Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dewey, George, 1837-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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