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Galvani's record of paintings in Louisiana, 1855-1890

Groves, W. E., 1906-


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet (1 v. on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Clippings from New Orleans newspapers, particularly the DAILY PICAYUNE, a few notes, and four letters. Most clippings concern the sale of art works, especially auction sales. Letters also concern the sale of paintings and are from Samuel Putnman Avery, D. Alfredo Hitter (?), 1890, and two unidentified correspondents. The scrapbook was probably kept by New Orleans art dealer Charles Galvani in 1840s-1850s, and later by collector and publisher Armand Hawkins, late nineteenth century.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art collector; New Orleans, La.


The scrapbook, previously owned by Dr. I. M. Cline, was given to the Archives by William E. Groves. The microfilm copy made on reel 107 is apparently more complete than the ealier version on reel D32.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D32 & 107 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

Galvani's record of paintings in Louisiana, 1855-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.