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Brumbaugh's Collection: Correspondence from Abbott H. Thayer to Clara A. May, 1890-1899

"Change, change, how we have to learn it!" What was happening in Abbott H. Thayer's life as he wrote to his model and friend, Clara A. May. As you transcribe, you'll see details of these letters, as well as a thank-you letter from Thayer's son Gerald to Clara May.

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Brumbaugh's Collection: Correspondence from Abbott H. Thayer, 1851-1915

"My dearest Beaches!" Learn more about the inspiration, work, and life of artist Abbot Handerson Thayer as you transcribe this set of letters sent to various people, mostly relatives. The recipients include Moses Beach, Ella Beach, Violet Beach, Maria Oakey Dewing, Gertrude Bloede, and Dr. Samuel T. King.

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Brumbaugh's Collection: Correspondence including Ambrose Andrews & Chester Harding - 1779-1981

What details of exhibition, patronage, and camaraderie between artists will you find in this portion of letters written and received by prominent figures in 19th and 20th century American art? In this project, you'll read letters by Ambrose Andrews, Edward Bates, Gifford Beal, Aaron Bohrod, Carroll Clear, Samuel Colman, Josephine Daskam, Daniel Denison Rogers, William Elliot, George de Forest Brush, and Chester Harding. The letters' subjects cover a wide range of topics, including the buying and selling of art, invitations to dinner, and general correspondence. The catalog record for this group of letters may help with names and context as you transcribe. From his youth, Thomas Brumbaugh (1921-2011) collected autographed correspondence. Mr. Brumbaugh’s collecting instincts resulted in a unique collaborative collection. The letters in his collection provide a glimpse into the lives of a variety of 19th and 20th century American artists, including Abbott Thayer. Brumbaugh was a professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and author of many articles on American art and artists.

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Brumbaugh's Collection: Correspondence including Erastus Palmer and P.A.B. Widener - 1818-1847

Help us transcribe while you explore this collection of letters written and received by Robert Reid, Hugo Robus, Thomas Prichard Rossiter, Eugene Speicher, John Greenleaf Whittier and Peter A.B. Widener - all prominent figures in 19th and 20th century American art. The catalog record for this group of letters may help with names and context as you transcribe and review. From his youth, Thomas Brumbaugh (1921-2011) collected autographed correspondence. Mr. Brumbaugh?s collecting instincts resulted in a unique collaborative collection. The letters in his collection provide a glimpse into the lives of a variety of 19th and 20th century American artists, including Abbott Thayer. Brumbaugh was a professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and author of many articles on American art and artists.

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Brumbaugh's Collection: Correspondence including Harrington and Moser - 1848-1924

This project comprises letters written and received by prominent figures in 19th and 20th century American art. This selection features letters from George P. Healy, Eastman Johnson, George W. Maynard, Ambrose McEvoy, and James Henry Moser. The catalog record for this group of letters may help with names and context as you transcribe and review. From his youth, Thomas Brumbaugh (1921-2011) collected autographed correspondence. Mr. Brumbaugh?s collecting instincts resulted in a unique collaborative collection. The letters in his collection provide a glimpse into the lives of a variety of 19th and 20th century American artists, including Abbott Thayer. Brumbaugh was a professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and author of many articles on American art and artists.

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Brumbaugh's Collection: Correspondence, US Capitol - 1837-1853

This series of letters references the building and renovation of the United States Capitol Building; help us transcribe the correspondence from architects who worked on the project. One of the contracts orders iron beams for use in extending the Capitol building in 1857, during the second remodeling. The catalog record for this group of letters may help with names and context as you transcribe and review. From his youth, Thomas Brumbaugh (1921-2011) collected autographed correspondence. Mr. Brumbaugh?s collecting instincts resulted in a unique collaborative collection. The letters in his collection provide a glimpse into the lives of a variety of 19th and 20th century American artists, including Abbott Thayer. Brumbaugh was a professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and author of many articles on American art and artists.

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Brumbaugh's Collection: Undated Photographs

This project holds the likenesses of artists Gray and Jones. Henry Peters Gray was an American portrait and history painter during the 19th century. Thomas D. Jones was a sculptor and medallionist who worked primarily in marble, along with some works in bronze and wood. While you transcribe and review, you may want to consult the catalog record for more context of these images. This set of letters was collected by Thomas Brumbaugh (1921-2011), part of his academic research and part of a wider set of autographed correspondence. Mr. Brumbaugh?s collecting instincts resulted in a unique collaborative collection. The letters in his collection provide a glimpse into the lives of a variety of 19th and 20th century American artists, including Thayer. Brumbaugh was a professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and author of many articles on American art and artists. While you transcribe and review, you may want to consult the catalog record for this group of letters - best for additional context and may help with names.

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C.W. Bishop Manuscript

Imagine reaching Shanghai on March 17, 1923 and embarking on a journey to excavate the site at which Buddhism was believed to have been first received in China. Transcribe this project to learn about how Carl Whiting Bishop did just that on gallery-sponsored travels to China. Learn about the various challenges that the expedition team confronted as they explored antiquities and developed a pioneering archaeological record, starting at "White Horse Temple."

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Catalogue of the Kimbei Photographic Studio 1880-1900

The Kimbei Studio in Yokohama was one of the leading commercial studios in Japan in the mid and late Meiji period. Help Freer-Sackler Archives transcribe this catalog--divided by Costumes from mostly studio portraits and assemblages, and then by scenic regions--and keep an eye for the extensive annotations in pencil and red ink within.

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Charles Lang Freer's correspondence with Cameron Currie, 1901-1919

In this project, you'll find letters from collector Charles Lang Freer to his friend, Detroit businessman Cameron Currie. Many of the letters are written during Freer's travels in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Join the archives of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery to transcribe and learn more about travel and even trading of stocks in these pages.

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