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Hiram Powers papers

Creator:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875  Search this
Atlee, Samuel Yorke, b. 1808  Search this
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850  Search this
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Fuller, Charles Francis  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872  Search this
Healy, G.P.A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894  Search this
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Kinney, E. Clementine  Search this
Kinney, William  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peabody, George, 1795-1869  Search this
Powers, Longworth, 1835-1904  Search this
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Trollope, Francis  Search this
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852  Search this
Extent:
12.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Date:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his artwork, methodology, and his interaction with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and his numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Other papers include scattered biographical material, writings by Powers and others, financial and legal records, news clippings and printed items, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

Biographical material consists of documents for honors conferred on Powers, price lists and inventories of his artwork, papers regarding his death, including a translation of his will, and ephemera, such as his studio cap.

The bulk of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with family, friends, business associates, and others, documenting his career as an artist and his personal life after he and his family moved to Florence, Italy, in 1837. Almost all of the letters have typed unconfirmed transcriptions completed by volunteers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Besides details of his studio work and business dealings, his letters often discuss his views on aesthetics, American politics, slavery and the Civil War, and Spiritualism. Notable correspondence is with William B. Astor, Edward Everett, Samuel York Atlee, William and E. Clementine Kinney, George P. Marsh, George Peabody, Presidents Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, William Cullen Bryant, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John C. Calhoun, Thomas Crawford, John A. Dix, Asher Durand, Charles Francis Fuller, Henry Peters Gray, Horace Greeley, George P. A. Healy, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Samuel F. B. Morse, W. W. Story, John Sartain, Frances Trollope, and Daniel Webster.

Writings by Powers include his "Studio Memorandum," a journal-type notebook he kept from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional writings include poetry and autobiographical essays and instructions for handling his sculptures. Writings by others include poetry, most of which was written in praise of Powers' artwork. Of note are handwritten transcripts of poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Bayard Taylor, and John Quincy Adams. Also found here are short writings about Powers and his artwork.

Scattered financial and legal records in this collection include patent documents for tools invented by Powers, legal agreements, account statements, and bills and receipts. Printed material consists of news clippings, two booklets, an art association brochure, and an exhibition catalog for works by Powers.

This collection contains photographs of Hiram Powers, his family, friends, notable public figures, and artwork. Many of the photographs were taken by his son, Longworth Powers, who had a private photography studio in Florence. Included are portraits of Powers and his family, as well as a collection of 267 carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of artists, performers, politicians, writers, scientists, and other public figures, many of whom were friends with the Powers family. Other photographs depict Woodstock, Vermont, the marble quarry at Carrara, Italy, and artwork by Hiram and Preston Powers. Also found here is a photograph album kept by Louisa Powers.

Artwork consists of three drawings by Hiram Powers, including a caricature of Miner Kellogg. Also found in this collection is a scrapbook containing news clippings regarding the American tour of the sculpture Greek Slave, an autograph album belonging to Louisa Powers, and an album containing pencil drawings by Preston Powers and dried flowers collected on travels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1841-1927 (Box 1, 15; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1819-1883 (Box 1-10; 9.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1827-1887 (Box 10; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, circa 1840s-1892, 1915 (Box 10, OV 17; 8 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1845-1953 (Box 10; 5 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1860s-1900, 1927, 1932, early 1950s (Box 10-13, 16, OV 17; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1860, mid-1800s (Box 11; 4 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbooks and Albums, 1847-1876 (Box 14; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805-1873) was born in Woodstock, Vermont, and lived and worked briefly in Washington, D.C. and Boston, before settling permanently in Florence, Italy. Powers is known for portrait busts of prominent American politicians and his idealized neo-classical sculptures, most notably the Greek Slave.

The second youngest of nine children, Powers moved with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1817. When he was 18 he began working in a factory that repaired watches and organs, and he later worked in the mechanical department of Dorfeuille's Western Museum. There, he developed his interest in sculpture and received a commission to create wax figures for a tableau of Dante's Inferno. In 1825 he studied with the Prussian sculptor Frederick Eckstein, who taught him how to model clay and make plaster casts. His early commissions for portrait busts caught the attention of Nicholas Longworth, who became his first patron and funded his travel to Washington, DC, in 1834. While in Washington, Powers completed portrait busts of several prominent politicians, including President Andrew Jackson. He also briefly worked on several commissions in Boston. In 1837, thanks to the patronage of Colonel John S. Preston, he and his family moved to Florence, Italy. He intended to live there for only a few years, but remained there for the rest of his life.

Powers set up a studio in Florence with several assistants, and continued to work on portrait bust commissions. He and his family were active members of the intellectual community of American and English émigrés, such as Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Horatio Greenough, the Trollope family, and many others. His studio was also a frequent stop on tourists' visits to Florence. In 1839 Powers began working on idealized sculptures in the Neo-classical style, based on history, mythology, and religion. Perhaps most famous of these are Greek Slave and Fisher Boy. Completed in 1845, Greek Slave was exhibited in London and toured the United States. The sculpture received wide attention from the press for its depiction of female nudity and its philosophical significance, and established Powers' international success as a sculptor.

During his career Powers received private and government commissions for portrait busts and ideal sculptures, and sold many replicas of his work. He also invented improved tools for use in his studio, which were patented in the United States, and he developed a special finishing process for marble from the Carrara quarry. He maintained friendships with many Americans through extensive correspondence, and openly expressed his views on the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Powers' son Longworth had a photography and sculpture studio nearby, and his son Preston, also a sculptor, took over many of Hiram Powers' remaining projects at the time of his death in 1873.
Related Material:
Additional Hiram Powers papers are available at the Winterthur Museum.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming. Reel D117 contains "The Sculpture of Hiram Powers," by Paul B. Metzler. Reels 815-818 includes a "Collection of Letters from Old Residents of Cincinnati to Hiram Powers," compiled by Clara Louise Dentler. Reels 1102-1103 are comprised of an unpublished manuscript entitled "White Marble: The Life and Letters of Hiram Powers, Sculptor," by Clara Louise Dentler. Lent materials were returned to the lenders and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Hiram Powers papers were purchased by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1967 from Christina Seeber, great-granddaughter of Hiram Powers which was subsequenlty transferred to the Archives of American Art in 1984. The Cincinnati Historical Society and Ohio State University also lent the Archives omaterials for microfilming in 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Hiram Powers papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Citation:
Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.powehira
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Hiram Powers papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-powehira
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Artist:
William Edgar Marshall, 1837 - 1906  Search this
Publisher:
George Barrie  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 65 × 51 cm (25 9/16 × 20 1/16")
Sheet: 114.6 × 83 cm (45 1/8 × 32 11/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1881
Topic:
None  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.70.69
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.70.69

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument

Creator:
Gruber, Martin A  Search this
Subject:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 1807-1882  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1919
C. 1920-1924
Topic:
Monuments  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007355 [SIA2010-2017]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_291812

armchair

User:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (frame material)
paint (frame material)
rush (seat material)
fabric (cushion material)
Measurements:
overall: 35 1/8 in x 21 in x 19 1/2 in; 89.2175 cm x 53.34 cm x 49.53 cm
Object Name:
armchair
Date made:
early 19th century
Subject:
Furniture  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Prentiss L. Coonley
ID Number:
DL.64.0489
Catalog number:
64.0489
Accession number:
251075
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_311300

letter

Writer:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Maker:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 17.6 cm x 11.2 cm; 6 15/16 in x 4 7/16 in
overall: 1/2 in x 7 in; 1.27 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
letter
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
1870-07-12
Credit Line:
Gift of Mount Kisco Public Library
ID Number:
1997.0326.06
Catalog number:
1997.0326.06
Accession number:
1997.0326
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_212735

pitcher

Depicted:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Importer:
Briggs, Richard  Search this
Maker:
Wedgwood and Sons, Ltd, Josiah  Search this
Physical Description:
black (overall color)
brown (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, earthenware, refined (overall material)
gilt (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 17 cm x 22.4 cm; 6 11/16 in x 8 13/16 in
overall: 6 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in; 17.145 cm x 22.225 cm
Object Name:
Pitcher
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
Date made:
1879
ID Number:
1980.0858.01
Accession number:
1980.0858
Catalog number:
1980.0858.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_594785

Washington Irving and his Literary Friends at Sunnyside

Artist:
Christian Schussele, 16 Apr 1824 - 1879  Search this
Designer:
Felix Octavius Carr Darley, 23 Jun 1822 - 27 Mar 1888  Search this
Sitter:
Washington Irving, 3 Apr 1783 - 28 Nov 1859  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman, 1813 - 1871  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 29 Aug 1809 - 7 Oct 1894  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 4 Jul 1804 - 19 May 1864  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis, 20 Jan 1806 - 20 Jan 1867  Search this
James Kirke Paulding, 22 Aug 1778 - 6 Apr 1860  Search this
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy, 25 Oct 1795 - 18 Aug 1870  Search this
William Gilmore Simms, 17 Apr 1806 - 11 Jun 1870  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck, 8 Jul 1790 - 19 Nov 1867  Search this
William Hickling Prescott, 4 May 1796 - 28 Jan 1859  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper, 15 Sep 1789 - 14 Sep 1851  Search this
George Bancroft, 3 Oct 1800 - 17 Jan 1891  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 134.6 x 199.4 x 3.8cm (53 x 78 1/2 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 158.8 x 224.8 x 14cm (62 1/2 x 88 1/2 x 5 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1864
Topic:
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookcase  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Dog  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Male  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Maryland  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Male  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Literature\Writer\Satirist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Male  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Male  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Male  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
Washington Irving: Male  Search this
Washington Irving: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Washington Irving: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
George Bancroft: Male  Search this
George Bancroft: Literature\Writer  Search this
George Bancroft: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
George Bancroft: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
George Bancroft: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Male  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Biographer  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Literary  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Travel  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Male  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
William Gilmore Simms: Male  Search this
William Gilmore Simms: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.82.147
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.147

Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883

Creator:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Subject:
Astor, William B. (William Backhouse),  Search this
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett  Search this
Atlee, Samuel Yorke  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins  Search this
Powers, Preston  Search this
Kinney, William  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Adams, John Quincy  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Peabody, George  Search this
Dix, John A. (John Adams),  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen  Search this
Fuller, Charles Francis  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Everett, Edward  Search this
Trollope, Francis  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell),  Search this
Sartain, John W.  Search this
Jackson, Andrew  Search this
Webster, Daniel  Search this
Kinney, E. Clementine  Search this
Crawford, Thomas  Search this
Greeley, Horace  Search this
Powers, Longworth  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Drawings
Writings
Poetry
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7255
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209405
AAA_collcode_powehira
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209405
Additional Online Media:

Research material on George Peter Alexander Healy, 1811-1966

Creator:
De Mare, Marie  Search this
Subject:
De Mare, George  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Healy, Edith  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Couture, Thomas  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Ledyard, Lewis Cass  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Photographs
Topic:
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9662
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211870
AAA_collcode_demamari
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211870

Read family papers, 1848-1935

Creator:
Read family  Search this
Subject:
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh),  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue  Search this
Sartain, John W.  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Read, Mary Pratt  Search this
Fosdick, W. W. (William Whiteman)  Search this
Whittier, John Greenleaf  Search this
Read, Harriet Denison Butler  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Garfield, James A. (James Abram),  Search this
Rogers, Randolph  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Read, Mary Alice  Search this
Knaus, Ludwig  Search this
Topic:
Poets  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8401
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210575
AAA_collcode_readread
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210575

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Artist:
William Merritt Chase, 1 Nov 1849 - 25 Oct 1916  Search this
Copy after:
Julia Margaret Cameron, 1815 - 1879  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 20.4 × 16.1 cm (8 1/16 × 6 5/16")
Sheet: 34.4 × 27.6 cm (13 9/16 × 10 7/8")
Mat: 45.9 × 35.6 cm (18 1/16 × 14")
Type:
Print
Date:
1882
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.83.166
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.83.166

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Title:
Longfellow
Artist:
Alphonse Legros, 8 May 1837 - 8 Dec 1911  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 22.6 × 28.2 cm (8 7/8 × 11 1/8")
Sheet (overall): 43.3 × 31.8 cm (17 1/16 × 12 1/2")
Mat (overall): 50.8 × 40.6 cm (20 × 16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1850-1911
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Indeterminable  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Jacket  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of E. Gerald Lamboley) The Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the country’s first private museums, was established in 1869 to promote art and American genius. In 2014 the Works from the Corcoran Collection were distributed to institutions in Washington, D.C.
Object number:
NPG.2019.69
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2019.69

1c Henry Wadsworth Longfellow single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 864
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Depicts:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American, 1807 - 1882  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (bright blue green); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 16, 1940
Topic:
Literature  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.2837
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.2837

medal

Associated person:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
medal: 6.33 cm; x 2 1/2 in
Object Name:
Medal
Associated place:
United States
Associated date:
1907
ID Number:
NU.245615 [dup45]
Catalog number:
245615
69684
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_957326

Evangeline; A Tale of Acadie

Originator (author or composer, etc.):
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Author:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Object Name:
Book
ID Number:
DL.66.0462H
Catalog number:
66.0462H
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_319414

pages, carte-de-visite album

Depicted (sitter):
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Wilson, Henry  Search this
Colfax, Schuyler  Search this
Referenced:
Sumner, Charles  Search this
Photographer:
Whitehurst Gallery, M. J. Powers, Photographer  Search this
Physical Description:
paper; fabric (overall material)
albumen (images material)
printed (imaged production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5 7/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 14.9225 cm x 11.7475 cm
Object Name:
pages, carte-de-visite album
Referenced:
United States: District of Columbia, Georgetown
Date made:
1864 circa
Subject:
Reform Movements  Search this
Anti-Slavery  Search this
Slavery  Search this
African American  Search this
Women  Search this
abolitionism  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Politics  Search this
Vice Presidency  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
2018.0124.05a
Accession number:
2018.0124
Catalog number:
2018.0124.05
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Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1961231

pages, carte-de-visite album

Depicted (sitter):
Sumner, Charles  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Sumner, Charles  Search this
Shaw, Robert Gould  Search this
Physical Description:
paper; fabric (overall material)
albumen (images material)
printed; lithographed (imaged production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5 7/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 14.9225 cm x 11.7475 cm
Object Name:
pages, carte-de-visite album
Date made:
1864 circa
Subject:
Reform Movements  Search this
Anti-Slavery  Search this
Slavery  Search this
African American  Search this
Women  Search this
abolitionism  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
2018.0124.05b
Accession number:
2018.0124
Catalog number:
2018.0124.05
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Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1961232

pages, carte-de-visite album

Depicted (sitter):
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Referenced:
Whittier, John Greenleaf  Search this
Physical Description:
paper; fabric (overall material)
albumen (images material)
printed (imaged production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5 7/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 14.9225 cm x 11.7475 cm
Object Name:
pages, carte-de-visite album
Date made:
1864 circa
Subject:
Reform Movements  Search this
Anti-Slavery  Search this
Slavery  Search this
African American  Search this
Women  Search this
abolitionism  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Literature  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
2018.0124.05f
Accession number:
2018.0124
Catalog number:
2018.0124.05
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Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1961236

card

Depicted (sitter):
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
blue (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 6 in; 7.62 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
card
Made at:
United States: Illinois, Evanston
Subject:
Prohibition  Search this
poetry  Search this
ID Number:
2008.0180.158
Accession number:
2008.0180
Catalog number:
2008.0180.158
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Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1694247

Mountain of the Holy Cross

User:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Maker:
Jackson, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (print material)
cardboard (mount material)
Measurements:
overall: 40.64 cm x 50.8 cm; 16 in x 20 in
image: 26 cm x 34 cm; 10 1/4 in x 13 3/8 in
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: Colorado
Date made:
ca 1870s
Date made:
1873
Subject:
West  Search this
ID Number:
2004.0286.16
Accession number:
2004.0286
Catalog number:
2004.0286.16
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Religion
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1276028

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