- Collection ID:
Ferne, Hortense T., 1885-1976
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
180 Acetate negatives
black and white
5 x 7 inches.
71 Photographic prints
10 x 13 inches.
This collection contains 180 black-and-white acetate negatives and 71 gelatin silver prints taken by American artist Hortense Ferne. The images depict scenes of everyday life in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Puebla, Morales, Guerrero and the Federal District, as well as the Teotihuacán archaeological site. A few images of San Jose Mission and the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, are also present.
Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Prints: organized in boxes; arranged by image number.
Hortense T. Ferne (1885-1976) was a 20th century lithographer and painter who studied with Charles Webster Hawthorne and William Merritt Chase. Her work was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress and the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts. She was also commissioned by the Library of Congress to create lithographic portraits of prominent American statesmen.
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Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian.
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Hortense T. Ferne negatives and prints, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
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