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Laura Coombs Hills papers, 1900-1952

Hills, Laura Coombs, 1859-1952

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet (94 items)

Summary: Biographical sketch; letters from Hills, 1946-1951; watercolor sketches for needlepoint designs; published needlepoint designs, 1913; FAIRYLAND AN ENCHANTMENT, a program illustrated by Hills to benefit the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston, 1900; 20 watercolor, oil and ink sketches; clippings, 1951-1952; photos of Hills, her studio, and family. Included is a tintype of Hills and Laura Stevens.

Biographical/Historical Note

Miniature painter and watercolor painter; Boston, Mass. Specialized in miniatures in pastel. Exhibited in many Expos.


The donor, Elizabeth Swan, is the great-niece of Laura Hills.

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How to Cite This Collection

Laura Coombs Hills papers, 1900-1952. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.