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Unidentified daughter of the American revolution letter to Edward B. Rowan, 1933 May 14

Unidentified daughter of the American revolution letter to Edward B. Rowan, 1933 May 14

Rowan, Edward Beatty

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Title: Unidentified daughter of the American revolution letter to Edward B. Rowan

Date: 1933 May 14

Physical Details: Letter : 1 p. : typescript ; 17 x 19 cm.

Description: Letter from a woman who was greatly offended by Grant Wood's painting Daughters of Revolution which was exhibited in Rowan's Little Gallery in Cedar Rapids.

She identifies herself as "a daughter of that great conflict" and requests that the painting "be removed from the gallery or the inscription should be changed."

The letter is signed "a patriot first."

Creator: Rowan, Edward Beatty

Forms part of: Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Unidentified daughter of the American revolution letter to Edward B. Rowan, 1933 May 14. Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 13877