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S.M.S. vol 4 Aug 1968, Lichtenstein, Cage, and others

S.M.S.

New York: Letter Edged in Black Press, 1968.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

The S.M.S. portfolios were a collaboration between late Surrealist artists William Copley (friends with and gallerist to Dada artists Man Ray, Duchamp, Max Ernst, etc.) and Dmitri Petrov, which they published through their Letter Edged in Black Press. The project involved some of the most important artists of the twentieth century, and exemplified the community ethos of the 1960s. Both the Dada movement, and the Fluxus movement that followed it, did not agree with the authority of museums to determine the value of art, nor did they believe that one must be educated to view and...
Cover, The Ladies of the White House.

The Ladies of the White House

By Laura C. Holloway. Philadelphia: Bradley and company, 1881.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: American Art and Portrait Gallery Library

Laura Holloway’s writing on the wives of the American presidents marks the first of its kind—the first book of First Ladies. Holloway acknowledges that up to 1871, First Ladies had little written about them, primarily about their appearance, and so the author esteems to “give correct impressions of their worth.” The book includes detailed biographies and portraits of the wives and daughters associated with the presidents, and engravings of the significant houses and manors they were associated with, from Martha Washington to Lucretia Rudolph Garfield. Holloway’s sales of The Ladies of...
Elegance Magazine fall 1971/winter 1972

Elegance International

Zurich: Elegance Publikations AG, 1971.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex

If you’re a fan of vintage couture and fancy fabric, then Elegance International, the "Swatched Edition," is for you. A collaboration between the German courtier Elysee Fabrics and Vogue Magazine, Elegance was a showcase of hundreds of actual European fabric swatches displayed alongside original Vogue pattern suggestions. Post-war fashion photographers such as Helmut Newton, Richard Dormer, Lionel Kazan, and Jean-Jacques Bugat bring haute chic to the glamourous spreads. Published in English, French, and German, Elegance was marketed to the North...
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Poems

By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Philadelphia: Frances E. W. Harper & George S. Ferguson Co., 1895.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: National Museum of African American History & Culture Library

Frances E. W. Harper was a lifelong writer and poet, whose work illuminated both the causes of abolition and the fight for civil rights, as well as the humanity of African Americans. Many of Harper’s published works reflected her activism; poems such as “The Slave Mother” echoed her abolition work. She helped organize the National Association of Colored Women in 1894 alongside Mary Church Terrell. This volume of poems includes pieces such as “Jamie’s Puzzle,” where a young boy tries to come to terms with the death of his grandmother and mother. The poems also reflect her Christian beliefs,...
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The Psalms of David

By Isaac Watts. Hartford, CT: Hudson and Goodwin, 1814.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: National Museum of African American History & Culture Library

Reverend Isaac Watts, an English Nonconformist minister in the late 17th and early 18th century, has long held the title as “Father of Hymnody.” His desire to fill people with passion for the songs that they sang led him to write some 600 hymns, many of which are still being sung today. Hymns composed from the heart marked a departure from the tradition of congregational psalm singing, a tradition initiated by John Calvin's avowal to scriptural song. Hymns had a tremendous influence on African American spirituals, especially those during the "Great Awakening," a religious revival of the...
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Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of American Independence

By Benson John Lossing. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1857.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: National Museum of American History Library

We all are familiar with John Hancock and his bold signature on the Declaration of Independence – big enough so that King George could see it without his spectacles, according to legend. But how many of the other 55 signers can you name? This 1857 book provides profiles of each signer from the original thirteen colonies, along with reproductions of their signatures and engraved portraits where possible. The list includes many of our well-known Founding Fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration; John Adams, second President of the United States; and Benjamin...
Animals of To-day - Cover

Animals of To-Day

By C. J. Cornish. New York: New Amsterdam Book Co, 1899.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: National Museum of Natural History Library

This book features selected writings from CJ Cornish’s contributions to Spectator magazine. These are short articles, often with a humorous slant on natural history, emphasizing the interaction of animal with humans. Among the many topics are a discussion on the suitability of goats living in large towns, animal "kindergartens," "dainty" treats for domestic animals, and the incursion of crocodiles into human communities. Please note: The money from this adoption will go to National Zoological Park library for book purchases.
Over the Great Navajo Trail cover

Over the Great Navajo Trail

By Carl Eickemeyer. New York: [Press of J.J. Little & Co.], 1900.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Vine Deloria, Jr. Library, National Museum of the American Indian

Carl Eickemeyer had a great fondness for travel, photography, and the Navajo people of New Mexico and Arizona. One of the earliest travel books on the American Southwest, Over the Great Navajo Trail is a novel account of the author’s 165-mile overland trek into Navajoland in northeastern Arizona with his wife Lillian, and Navajo guide and interpreter Sam Reader. The trio set out from Santa Fe in summer 1896 by horse and wagon on a camping and sightseeing journey over rugged topographies and landscapes, isolated villages and trading posts, and finally deep into Navajo country. His...
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Natural History in Zoological Gardens

By Frank E. Beddard. London: A. Constable & Co., Ltd., , 1905.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: National Museum of Natural History Library

This book provides an in-depth look at 117 vertebrate animals popular in zoos in the early 20th century. The text covers their anatomy, housing, behavior, and history, supplemented with black-and-white illustrations and photos. It was written by Frank E. Beddard, an English zoologist who was considered a leading authority on earthworms and annelids. Beddard authored several articles on worms in the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica. Please note: The money from this adoption will support the National Zoological Park library.
Paper finds many new uses in the home

Paper Finds Many New Uses in the Home

By Irene Gibson Barnes. Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Colortype, 1931.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Museum Support Center Library

“Paper – a new servant for the American home!” This cheery booklet was published by the Kalamazoo Vegetable Paper Company (KVP) in 1931 to promote their products. Aimed at the budget-conscious housewife, KVP provides tips and tricks to show how paper can help them improve their homemaking skills. Charmingly illustrated with green and orange line drawings, this slim volume is an excellent example of the importance of collecting ephemera. Paper provides insight to the growing popularity of home economics and the subsequent shift to marketing specifically to women.

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