Hirshhorn, Joseph H., b. 1899 d. 1981
Collector, Businessperson, Philanthropist
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 57 items.
Collection Summary: Memorabilia from the International Exhibition of Modern Art in 1913, commonly known as the Armory Show, includes one button, two invitations, and 54 postcards primarily from the New York installation and also a few from the installations in Boston, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical/Historical Note: Hirshhorn was an art collector; New York, N.Y. The Armory Show of 1913 was a seminal exhibition of modern art held in the 69th St. Armory, N.Y. It travelled to Boston and Chicago.
Donated 1994 by Olga Hirshhorn, from the material acquired by her late husband, Joseph H. Hirshhorn. She donated one poster to the National Museum of American Art.
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Also in the Archives
- Joseph H. Hirshhorn and Abram Lerner interviews, 1969
- Joseph Hirshhorn letter, 1958
- Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers, 1958-1978
- Oral history interview with Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1976 Dec. 16