Photograph of Walter MacEwen's mural "Music"
Detail of a man carrying an urn from MacEwen's mural originally for the World's Columbian Exposition. Penned note on verso: W. McEwen mural; Knox College, Jan. 1989.
New England Glaciation Collection, Glass Plate Negatives
This collection consists of glass plate negatives depicting various aspects of glaciation in New England states. The negatives were used in the United States National Museum's geology exhibition at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Apparently, they were taken by William Otis Crosby and Oliver Cummings Farrington and purchased by the …
MS 7297 Diary and notes concerning the archaeological collection of Eliza Golson
Includes an introduction by Theo Alice and Margaret Klisch, entries in the diary concerning archeological material, notes on caches, notes on types of artifacts, and a copy of a newspaper article about Golson. The original is privately owned.
Permanent Administrative Files
Records prior to 1907 consist mostly of incoming correspondence (outgoing correspondence can be found in record unit 112). After 1907 the records contain both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the material consists of routine public inquiries. In addition, these records document museum accessions and Smithsonian expeditions and field trips. Other topics include …
Ernest Edwin Coffin Collection
Coffin, Ernest Edwin
Steckel, Geo. (George), 1864-
Falk, B. J. (Benjamin J.), 1853-1925
The collection documents Eugen Sandow and other bodybuilders through correspondence and photographs.
Department of Anthropology photograph collection relating to anthropological exhibits
7 Prints (albumen)
The collection consists of images of exhibits of anthropological material. These include Oceanic and African implements and artifacts exhibited at the Field Columbian Museum; a William Henry Holmes-designed diorama in Piney Branch (1895); costumed mannequins and busts at the United States National Museum; the Smithsonian Exhibit at the World Columbian Exposition …
Henri Vever Papers
The papers of Parisian jeweler and art collector Henri Vever (1854-1942) include six diaries; a ledger of his art acquisitions; original oil paintings by Vever; and photographs. The materials document Vever's circle of friends, patrons, and other art collectors in turn-of-the-century Paris.
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
The exposition records of this collection provide an account of the Smithsonian's involvement in twenty-two domestic and foreign expositions between 1876 and 1908. The depth of coverage in the records is uneven, but they still convey a wealth of information about Smithsonian participation in expositions, chiefly during the last quarter of the …
Alice Kellogg Tyler papers
bulk 1871-1898 dates
Journals and diaries, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, photographs (1871-1898), and sketches and etchings by Tyler and her husband, Orno James Tyler, document her Chicago work and her days as an art student in Paris.
Thomas Benedict Clarke scrapbooks
The scrapbooks of Thomas Benedict Clarke measure 3.6 linear feet and date from 1879-1930. Twelve scrapbooks contain mostly newspaper clippings, but also include correspondence, invitations, exhibition catalogs, programs, magazine articles, art auction catalogs, and other material relating to Clarke's personal art collection and general art patronage. The scrapbooks also include clippings and miscellany relating to the Clarke family and influential society clubs, such as the Union League, Lambs, and New York Athletic clubs.