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Armory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art) memorabilia, 1913

Armory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art) memorabilia, 1913

Hirshhorn, Joseph H., 1899-1981

Philanthropist, Businessperson, Collector

Collection Information

Size: 57 items.

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.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 5027 (1004-1090) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Armory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art) memorabilia, 1913. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.