James Reid Lambdin collection

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lambjame
Creators:
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889
Dates:
1831-1896
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6 Reels
(ca. 200 items on 6 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Pamphlets, speeches, transactions, reviews, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other printed materials relating to art and art organizations mainly in the Philadelphia area, but also including New York, Boston, Baltimore, Louisianna, Europe and elsewhere. Among the societies represented are the National Academy of Design, National Art Association, Artists' Fund Society, Philadelphia Museum Company, Northern Society of Painters in Watercolor, American Art Union, Apollo Association, Columbian Society of Artists and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; correspondence between committees of the Artists Fund Society, headed by John Sartain, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and charters and by-laws of the Artists Fund Society.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait and miniature painter. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and studied art in Philadelphia under Edward Miles and Thomas Sully. Upon his return to Pittsburgh, he was a proprietor of a museum and oversaw his own art gallery. He later spent many years as an officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before his death in Philadelphia.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels P38-P41, P52 & P63 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was compiled by Lambdin and housed at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the PAFA.

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

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
A finding aid to the Lambdin pamphlet collection on microfilm reels P38-P40 can be found in the appendices of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts finding aid available at all Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Exhibitions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts organizations Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sartain, John, 1808-1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' Fund Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Columbian Society of Artists Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Art Association (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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