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Edward Mitchell Bannister scrapbook, 1866-1901

Bannister, Edward Mitchell, 1828-1901



Collection Information

Size: 1 Volume

Summary: Contains approximately 102 pencil, charcoal, and watercolor drawings depicting landscapes with cattle, trees, brambles, rolling clouds, a few figure studies, seascapes and bibical scenes, undated and 1866-1901 by Bannister; includes newspaper clippings and writings about Bannister including reviews of his exhibitions and tributes by George W. Whitaker, John Nelson Arnold, and T. Thomas Fortune, undated and 1880-1901; a poem about Bannister written by William E. Smith, January 15, 1901; and an exhibition catalog of Edward Mitchell Bannister Memorial exhibition held at the Providence Art Club, May 1901.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901) was a Canadian-born African American landscape and portrait painter in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island.


Donated in 1984 by Alan and Melvin S. Frank. The scrapbook was previously on loan to the National Museum of American Art.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3118 available 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

Edward Mitchell Bannister scrapbook, 1866-1901. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.