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Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969

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3.1: American Folk Art Gallery Notebooks , 1931-1969, undated

American Folk Art Gallery notebooks contain information about folk art handled by the Downtown Gallery and its American Folk Art Gallery, as well as general information on the subject.
The records are arranged by medium: oil paintings; watercolors; drawings; lithographs; fraktur; miscellaneous; paintings on velvet; embroideries; paintings on glass; tinsels; shaker furniture; and sculpture. Those media with extensive files are further subdivided by more specific media type or by subject. The series ends with subject files including notes and photographs of American folk art and other records which were possibly research material for a book.
Description Container Select
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Children
5558 (Box 28)
272-312
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Children
5558 (Box 28)
501-531
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Children, Sold
5558 (Box 28)
313-500
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Groups--Children, Sold
5558 (Box 28)
675-721
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Men, Sold
5558 (Box 28)
722-765
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Men
5558 (Box 28)
766-841
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Women, Sold, 1958
5558 (Box 28)
842-891
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Women
5558 (Box 28)
892-995
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Adult Pairs
5558 (Box 28)
996-1176
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Adult Pairs and Family Groups
5559 (Box 28)
8-75
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Family Groups
5559 (Box 28)
76-95
Oil Paintings, Portraits--Pairs--Mother and Child
5559 (Box 28)
96-131
Oil Paintings, Portraits by Jeremiah Theus and Charles Bridges
5559 (Box 28)
137-148
Oil Paintings, Landscapes
5559 (Box 28)
149-183
Oil Paintings, Landscapes by C. F. Filler
5559 (Box 28)
204-209
Oil Paintings, Figures in Landscapes--Sold, 1958
5559 (Box 28)
210-250
Oil Paintings, Figures in Interiors--Sold, 1958
5559 (Box 28)
251-289
Oil Paintings, Genre
5559 (Box 28)
290-483
Oil Paintings, Genre--Sold, 1958
5559 (Box 28)
484-558
Oil Paintings, Still Life
5559 (Box 28)
559-560
Oil Paintings, Still Life by William Harnett
5559 (Box 28)
562-727
Oil Paintings, by Edward Hicks, Sold, 1958
5559 (Box 28)
728-785
Oil Paintings, Historical Events, Sold, 1958
5559 (Box 28)
786-823
Oil Paintings, Religious Events
5559 (Box 28)
824-840
Oil Paintings, Miscellaneous, Sold, 1958
5559 (Box 28)
841-886
Watercolors, Portraits--Men
5559 (Box 29)
887-910
Watercolors, Portraits--Women
5559 (Box 29)
911-969
Watercolors, Portraits--Children
5559 (Box 29)
970-987
Watercolors, Portraits--Pairs
5559 (Box 29)
988-1021
Watercolors, Portraits--Figures
5559 (Box 29)
1022-1078
Watercolors, Figures
5559 (Box 29)
1079-1151
Watercolors, Figure Groups
5559 (Box 29)
1152-1177
Watercolors, Mourning Pictures, Sold, 1958
5559 (Box 29)
1178-1243
Watercolors, Mourning Pictures
5560 (Box 29)
6-62
Watercolors, Religious
5560 (Box 29)
63-85
Watercolors, Religious and Illustrations
5560 (Box 29)
86-124
Watercolors, Genre and Landscapes
5560 (Box 29)
125-304
Watercolors, Landscapes and Seascapes, Sold, 1958
5560 (Box 29)
305-330
Watercolors, Landscapes
5560 (Box 29)
339-383
Watercolors, Still Life--Fruit
5560 (Box 29)
331-338
Watercolors, Still Life--Fruit
5560 (Box 29)
384-547
Watercolors, Still Life--Flowers and Miscellaneous
5560 (Box 29)
548-561
Watercolors, Miscellaneous Subjects, Diplomas, Still Life, etc., Sold, 1958
5560 (Box 29)
562-593
Watercolors, Family Records
5560 (Box 29)
594-617
Watercolors, Miscellaneous
5560 (Box 29)
618-651
Watercolors, John Ingersoll Biography and Artwork
5560 (Box 29)
652-678
Watercolors, Joseph Davis Biography and Artwork
5560 (Box 29)
679-706
Watercolors, Ingersoll and Gage
5560 (Box 29)
707-717
Drawings, Pastels--Portraits, Sold, 1958
5560 (Box 29)
718-781
Drawings, Pastels--Landscapes--Still Life, Sold, 1958
5560 (Box 29)
782-802
Drawings, Pastels and Crayon--Miscellaneous Subjects
5560 (Box 29)
803-841
Drawings, Miscellaneous Subjects
5560 (Box 29)
842-852
Drawings, Crayon and Ink--Landscapes, Sold, 1958
5560 (Box 29)
853-873
Drawings, Steel Pen
5560 (Box 29)
874-918
Drawings, Steel Pen and Quill--Figures, Sold, 1958
5560 (Box 29)
919-958
Drawings, Steel Pen and Quill--Horses--Other Animals, Sold, 1958
5560 (Box 29)
959-1014
Lithographs, General, Sold, 1958
5560 (Box 29)
1015-1057
Fraktur, Birth Certificates and Confirmation Certificates, Sold, 1958
5560 (Box 29)
1058-1118
Fraktur, Decorations and Book Marks
5560 (Box 29)
1119-1150
Fraktur, Vorschrift and Irgarter
5560 (Box 29)
1151-1161
Fraktur, Miscellaneous including Birth Certificates and Drawings
5561 (Box 29)
6-84
Miscellaneous Media, Family Records, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 29)
85-104
Miscellaneous Media, Merit Records, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 29)
105-114
Miscellaneous Media, Mourning Pictures (with index prepared by the Downtown Gallery)
5561 (Box 29)
116-142
Miscellaneous Media, Design Group
1 still life carried out in 5 different media
5561 (Box 29)
144-157
Paintings on Velvet, Mourning Pictures
5561 (Box 30)
158-195
Paintings on Velvet, Mourning Pictures, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
196-218
Paintings on Velvet, Still Life--Fruit, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
219-405
Paintings on Velvet, Still Life--Flowers, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
406-458
Paintings on Velvet, Still Life--Miscellaneous, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
459-476
Paintings on Velvet, Figures and Religious Art, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
477-508
Paintings on Velvet, Landscapes, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
509-521
Paintings on Velvet, Miscellaneous Subjects
5561 (Box 30)
522-643
Embroideries, on Silk and Quilt, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
644-685
Embroideries, Mourning Pictures, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
686-726
Embroideries, Miscellaneous Subjects, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
727-739
Paintings on Glass, General, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
740-772
Paintings on Glass, Mourning Pictures
5561 (Box 30)
773-776
Paintings on Glass, Miscellaneous Subjects
5561 (Box 30)
777-797
Tinsels, General, Sold, 1958
5561 (Box 30)
798-831
Tinsels, Miscellaneous Subjects
5561 (Box 30)
832-878
Shaker Furniture, Owned by Charles Sheeler
5561 (Box 30)
879-899
Sculpture, Trade Signs, Sold
5561(Box 30)
958-968
Sculpture, Trade Signs
5561 (Box 30)
969-1019
Sculpture, Chalkware--Plaster Ornaments--Cats and Dogs
5562 (Box 30)
6-36
Sculpture, Chalkware--Plaster Ornaments--Other Animals
5562 (Box 30)
37-63
Sculpture, Chalkware--Plaster Ornaments--Birds, etc.
5562 (Box 30)
64-91
Sculpture, Chalkware--Plaster Ornaments--Figures
5562 (Box 30)
92-138
Sculpture, Chalkware--Plaster Ornaments--Figures and Animals
5562 (Box 30)
139-209
Sculpture, Pottery, Sold, 1958
5562 (Box 30)
210-232
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Figureheads (from ships)
5562 (Box 30)
233-400
Sculpture, Woodcarving--Cigar Store Figures
5562 (Box 30)
401-533
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Circus Figures
5562 (Box 30)
534-541
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Figures and Portraits
5562 (Box 30)
542-724
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Figures, Animals
5562 (Box 30)
725-742
Sculpture, Woodcarvings by Wilhelm Schimmel
5562 (Box 30)
743-750
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Birds
5562 (Box 30)
751-835
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Eagles and Other Birds
Includes works by Wilhelm Schimmel and John Haley Billamy
5562 (Box 30)
836-967
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Birds, Miscellaneous
5562 (Box 30)
968-1017
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Decoys
5562 (Box 31)
1018-1131
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Horses
5562 (Box 31)
1132-1168
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Fish
5562 (Box 31)
1177-1186
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Animals, Miscellaneous
5562 (Box 31)
1169-1176
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Animals, Miscellaneous
5562 (Box 31)
1187-1193
Sculpture, Woodcarvings--Miscellaneous Subjects
5562 (Box 31)
1194-1207
Sculpture, Wood--Toys
5563 (Box 31)
6-50
Sculpture, Wood and Metal--Figures
5563 (Box 31)
51-126
Sculpture, Wood and Metal--Animals
5563 (Box 31)
127-165
Sculpture, Wood and Metal--Other Animals
5563 (Box 31)
166-218
Sculpture, Wood and Metal--Miscellaneous Trade Signs
5561 (Box 31)
1020-1202
Sculpture, Metal and Wood--Weather Vanes--General
5563 (Box 31)
339-457
Sculpture, Metal and Wood--Weather Vanes--Horses
5563 (Box 31)
458-593
Sculpture, Metal and Wood--Weather Vanes--Animals
5563 (Box 31)
594-639
Sculpture, Metal and Wood--Weather Vanes--Birds
5563 (Box 31)
640-761
Sculpture, Metal and Wood--Weather Vanes--Miscellaneous
5563 (Box 31)
762-809
Sculpture, Metal and Wood--Weather Vanes
5563 (Box 31)
810-1089
Sculpture, Metal--Weather Vanes--Cushing and White [Cushing and Sons]
5563 (Box 31)
1135-1227
Sculpture, Metal--Weather Vanes--Cushing and White [Cushing and Sons]
5564 (Box 31)
6-84
Sculpture, Metal--Weather Vanes--Eagles and Other Birds
5563 (Box 31)
1090-1134
Sculpture, Metal--Weather Vanes--Eagles and Other Birds
5564 (Box 31)
116-141
Sculpture, Metal--Weather Vanes--Fish
5564 (Box 31)
85-115
Sculpture, Metal--Weather Vanes--Roosters
5564 (Box 31)
142-209
Sculpture, Metal--Stove Plates and Fire Marks
5564 (Box 31)
210-227
Sculpture, Metal--Animals
5564 (Box 31)
281-289
Sculpture, Metal--Figures and Stove Plates
5564 (Box 31)
228-280
Sculpture, Metal--Cast Iron
5564 (Box 31)
290-314
Sculpture, Stone--Miscellaneous Carvings
5564 (Box 31)
315-326
Unidentifiable Media, undated
5564 (Box 31)
327-375
Subject Files, Press Releases (not Downtown Gallery), Folk Art, undated, 1939-1968
5564 (Box 32)
376-403
Subject Files, Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, undated, 1931-1967
Includes folk art sold or loaned by the Downtown Gallery's American Folk Art Gallery
5564 (Box 32)
404-577
Subject Files, Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, undated, 1931-1967
5564 (Box 32)
578-777
Subject Files, Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, undated, 1931-1967
5564 (Box 32)
778-932
Subject Files, Folk Art Exhibition Lists, undated, 1931-1962
5564 (Box 32)
933-1049
Subject Files, Descriptions of Art Work Exhibited (Downtown Gallery), undated
5564 (Box 32)
1050-1118
Subject Files, American Folk Art Bibliographic Reference File, undated
5565 (Box 32)
6-123
Subject Files, American Folk Art Bibliographic Reference File, undated
5565 (Box 32)
124-269
Subject Files, Artist Biographies, A-Z and Miscellaneous, undated
5565 (Box 32)
270-462
Subject Files, Artist Biographies, A-Z and Miscellaneous, undated
5565 (Box 32)
463-649
Subject Files, Artist Biographies, A-Z and Miscellaneous, undated
5565 (Box 32)
650-743
Subject Files, Notes and Photographs, Folk Art, undated
5565 (Box 32)
744-879
Subject Files, Notable Works of Art: Ship Figureheads, Circus Figures, Carousel
5565 (Box 32)
880-973
Subject Files, Figures, Cottage Ornaments, undated
5565 (Box 32)
974-998
Subject Files, Notable Works of Art: Assorted Subjects, undated
5565 (Box 32)
999-1095
Subject Files, Webb Collection, Shelburne, Vermont, undated
5565 (Box 32)
1096-1190
Subject Files, Shelburne Museum, undated
5566 (Box 32)
6-107
Subject Files, Taxidermy, undated
3 volume scrapbook containing pictures arranged by category of animal or bird, with general information about taxidermy, including loose writings and printed items on the subject
5566 (Box 32)
108-346
Subject Files, Eagles, Book I and Book II
5566 (Box 32)
347-473

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