Our 100th Blog Post: A Celebration

By the Archives

January 10, 2013

The editors of the Archives of American Art Blog invite you to celebrate our 100th post!

Ed Bisese Christmas card to Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., 1992. Herbert Waide Hemphill papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Charles Sheeler notebook with addresses and recipes, between 1950 and 1963?. Charles Sheeler papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Sketch of two cyclists, between 1873 and 1903. Otto Bacher papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y. postcard to Mary Fanton Roberts, New York, N.Y., 1918 Jan. 28. Mary Fanton Roberts papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The Negro mother and other dramatic recitations, 1931. Prentiss Taylor papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Cole Porter, Paris, France letter to Charles Green Shaw, 1926 March. Charles Green Shaw papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Buy war bonds, 194-. Charles Green Shaw papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Moses Soyer letter to Daniel Soyer, 196-. Moses Soyer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
1 – from Dog Days of December    0 – from A Modernist Likes Old-fashioned Dessert    0 – from Rolling Through Summer th – from Pieceing Together a Biography: Who Was Mary Fanton Roberts?   P – from Artists of the Harlem Renaissance  O – from Out of the Inkwell   S – from Valentine’s, Shmalentine’s   T – from Dog Days of December

Though it hardly seems like three years have passed since we first stole a moment with Frida and Diego, we are pleased to announce that we have reached a very special milestone at the Archives of American Art Blog: our 100th post (which also, serendipitously, marked a 100th anniversary).

Since December 1, 2009, we’ve done a little road tripping, chronicled women who influenced American art, had a few friends stop by, delved deeply into our favorite documents, and, of course, indulged in our love of facial hair.

To celebrate, we take a look back at our favorite posts as voted on by Archives of American Art staff:
 

HONORABLE MENTION | Beards of Note: Louis Lang

The author modeling a simulated monkey tail beard
Simulated nineteenth Century Monkey Tail beard, as modeled by the author of this blog post.
Photograph of Louis Lang
Louis Lang, ca. 1860. Miscellaneous photographs collection. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Our colleague Jennifer Snyder is the Archives’ most prolific author, most particularly for highlighting examples of facial hair for this blog. Her entry of May 25, 2011 stands out because, in this case, she is modeling the “facial hair of note.”

 

THIRD PLACE | Halloween Costume Guide: Archives Style

Party invitation
S. Fullerton (Spencer Fullerton) Weaver invitation to Mary Fanton Roberts, 19--?. Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

If web analytics are any indication, our reading public loves Halloween. Mary Savig’s post on injecting a little “Archives Style” into your Halloween attire is our most read post of all time.

 


SECOND PLACE | I Struck it Rich in the Fan Mail File: Jackson Pollock and his littlest fan

Sellers fan letter to Pollock
Mrs. Helen K. Sellers fan letter to Jackson Pollock, with photo of her son Manning, 1948 Aug. 8. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Helen A. Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York, wrote about one of her favorite discoveries she made in the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers while curating Memories Arrested in Space, a centennial tribute to Jackson Pollock from the Archives of American Art.

 


FIRST PLACE | Our Archivists’ Tool Kit

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So it seems we voted for ourselves here... What can we say? No one loves a post about archival tools as much as archivists do!

Thank you for reading along with us for our first 100 posts. We hope you will be with us for the next 100.

 

Comments

Happy 100th blogpost!
I've enjoyed a great many of the posts. Looking forward to another year with you.

Congrats on your 100th post! you have some really great historical stuff that you've posted -- it's a real treat to be able to see and experience these through your blog.

Congrats for your 100th blog post. Cheers... :)

Congratulations for the 100th post! Hope to see 1,000 more of Archive of American Art! :)

Congratulations on your 100th post, what a nice accomplishment.