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Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1880-1930
Level:
item
Size:
1 glass negative (b&w, 17.9 cm. x 12.9 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 19.9: Garden." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]

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Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1880-1930
Level:
item
Size:
1 glass negative (b&w, 23.8 cm. x 17.8 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

"Dar al-Funun Institute was the first of its modern kind - institution of higher education in technology - in Iran. It owes its establishment - to a large extent - to Nasir al-Din Shah's teacher and chief minister, Mirza Taqi Khan Amir Kabir (b.1807-d.1852). It opened its doors in 1851 to cater, primarily, to the technological and medical needs of ...

- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo manipulation reads, "Black paper on the back and black ink on the front."

- Handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "290."

- Handwritten information on slip of paper (from a 1943-1944 cash book, produced by the Bathni Brothers, Tehran) reads, "70) Scene of Teheran." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information]

- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 48.8: Tehran, general view (#70)." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]

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Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1880-1930
Level:
item
Size:
1 glass negative (b&w, 18 cm. x 23.9 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

"The Kiani Crown, made during the reign o Fath Ali Shah Qajar (1797-1834), was intended as a coronation crown for Qajar Kings. The middle band of the crown is thickly set with pearls and the finial red stone in the crown is the Aurangzib spinel that weighs around 120 carats. The crown weighs around 4.5 kilograms in total." [Freer Gallery of Art and...

- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo manipulation reads, "White piece of paper stuck to the bottom edge. The tow side edges are chopped off."

- Handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "268."

- Handwritten information on slip of paper (from a 1943-1944 cash book, produced by the Bathni Brothers, Tehran) reads, "281) Taj i Kujani." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information]

- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 49.1: Taq-i Kujami (281)." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 1985-2008
Size:
23.85 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-175
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting research, planning, design, execution, and installation of exhibitions during the tenure of David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Sarah Coffin, Curator, 2004- . Exhibitions documented in this accession include ...

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series
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The papers of Myron Bement Smith (MBS) contain some materials about his family, military service and early employment as an architect, but better document his subsequent scholarly career as an expert on Iran and Islamic architecture [Subseries 1.1 and 1.2]. MBS kept notebooks, journals and personal diaries irregularly from his youth until his death...

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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1880s-1933
Level:
subseries
Size:
66 Photographic prints (various dimensions)
695 glass negatives (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm)
98 Photographic prints (various dimensions)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Antoin Sevruguin operated a successful commercial photography studio in Tehran and was a court photographer to Nasr ed-Din Shah and succeeding Qajar rulers. Sevruguin's daughter and heir donated his glass negatives to the American Presbyterian Mission in Tehran. The Committee for Islamic Culture, which administered the Islamic Archives, purchased 6...

- 66 black-and-white gelatin silver photoprints, unmounted, were a gift from Joseph Upton, received by the committee for Islamic Culture, as reported in their official minutes of October 24, 1953. The 66 photoprints were initially purchased by Joseph Upton in 1928 from Antoin Sevruguin in Tehran.

- 695 glass negatives were included into the "Islamic Archives," which was administered jontly by the committee for Islamic Culture and the committee for Arabic and Islamic Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies. According to the official minutes, the committee for Islamic Culture reported purchasing the 696 glass plates during their ...

- 98 gelatin silver photoprints were collected by Myron Bement Smith after he viewed a portion of Sevruguin's negatives in 1934 ( these include recent finds in the Myron Bement Smith collection).

In addition of Antoin Sevruguin's 695 glass negatives and 164 silver gelatin prints in the Myron Bement Smith collection the Archives holds: 18 albumen prints in theJay Bisno Collection of Sevruguin Photographs (FSA A.15); 34 photographic prints in the Ernst Herzfeld Papers (FSA A.6); as well as a photograph album and individual albumen prints dona...

Myron Bement Smith Collection: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs

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Creators:
Betty Cuningham Gallery
Dates:
1970-1983
2004-2014
Size:
7.1 Linear feet
6.47 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.bettcung
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of New York City gallery, Betty Cuningham Gallery, measure 7.1 linear feet and 6.47 gigabytes, and date from 1970-1982 and 2004-2014. The bulk of the collection pertains to the reestablishment of the gallery in 2004, and includes artist files, exhibition files, guest books from exhibitions, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and scrapbooks. Among the artist and exhibition files are several promotional digital video recordings produced by the gallery featuring interviews with artists and curators. The gallery's early records, Cuningham Ward from 1972-1978 and Betty Cuningham Gallery from 1978-1982, contain artist files, exhibition files, a financial ledger, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1880-1930
Level:
item
Size:
1 glass negative (b&w, 17.8 cm. x 23.8 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

"The remaining structure shown in the image is commonly known as the blue mosque but it has been part of a grand structure called Muzaffariya that included a tomb, library and khanqah. The name of the mosque (Qabud, meaning cobalt blue) derives from the extensive and elaborate tile work in the mosque, remnants of which is still visible on the remai...

- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo condition reads, "Most probably a copy print. On the lower left edge of the negative there is a small rectangle of lighter area that has very faint traces of a text line running through it."

- Handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "507."

- Scratched handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "1039."

- Handwritten information on slip of paper (from a 1943-1944 cash book, produced by the Bathni Brothers, Tehran) reads, "89) Blue Mosque (Masjidi Nabud) Tabriz." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information]

- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 46.19: Adharbaijan. Tabriz. Masjid-i Kabud, entrance (#89)." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Associate Director, Exhibitions and Facilities
Dates:
1916-1988
Size:
2.69 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These images document dignitaries and other visitors, special events, and construction of both the Freer and Sackler galleries. Images dated prior to 1979 were reproduced either from old negatives or copied directly from old photographs. Files were created and maintained by Richard Louie, Assistant Director, Administrative Division (1978-1988)...

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Creators:
Tichkematse, 1857-1932
Dates:
1887 April
Size:
21 Drawings (graphite, watercolor, and ink, 14 x 22 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7500
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Drawings in a small notebook of ruled paper, now disbound, covers retained. Drawings document an 1887 hunting excursion taken by Colonel Bliss of Fort Supply (in Indian Territory) and Major John Dunlop, a visitor to the fort from Washington D.C.. Included in the manuscript are a cyanotype picture featuring Colonel Bliss, end papers, and covers of t...

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