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Scrapbook regarding Centennial Celebration of George Washington's Inauguration, 1889 May

Scrapbook regarding Centennial Celebration of George Washington's Inauguration, 1889 May

White, Bessie

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Title: Scrapbook regarding Centennial Celebration of George Washington's Inauguration

Date: 1889 May

Physical Details: Scrapbook : 74 p. ; 25 x 22 cm. (closed), 25 x 42 cm. (open)

Description: Scrapbook assembled by Bessie White which contains clippings regarding the centennial celebration of President George Washington's inauguration, as well as invitations and programs related to centennial celebrations. Clippings and printed materials related to Stanford White's portraits of Washington, and their inclusion at the Loan Exhibition of Historical Portraits and Relics at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York are also included. Extensive clippings relate to the temporary Washington Square Arch, erected in 1889 in celebration of the centennial. Clippings related to public demand for the arch to become permanent are present. A permanent arch was erected in 1892.

Creator: White, Bessie

Forms part of: Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Scrapbook regarding Centennial Celebration of George Washington's Inauguration, 1889 May. Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 6225