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The Resource The first Smithsonian collection : the European engravings of George Perkins Marsh and the role of prints in the U.S. National Museum, Helena E. Wright

The first Smithsonian collection : the European engravings of George Perkins Marsh and the role of prints in the U.S. National Museum, Helena E. Wright

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The first Smithsonian collection : the European engravings of George Perkins Marsh and the role of prints in the U.S. National Museum
Title
The first Smithsonian collection
Title remainder
the European engravings of George Perkins Marsh and the role of prints in the U.S. National Museum
Statement of responsibility
Helena E. Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1849 the Smithsonian purchased the Marsh Collection of European engravings. Not only the first collection of any kind to be acquired by the new Institution, it was also the first public print collection in the nation, and it presented an important symbol of cultural authority. Through the story of the Marsh Collection, the book explores the cultural values attributed to prints in the 19th century, including their prominent role in expositions and their influence on visual culture at a time when collecting styles were moving from an individual's private contemplation of artworks to wider public venues of exposition in museums and reception by multiple audiences. The history of this first Smithsonian collection enlivens an important stage in the development of American cultural identity and in the formation of the Smithsonian as a national institution
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DLC
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NE53.W3
LC item number
S644 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Smithsonian Institution
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1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wright, Helena
Series statement
A Smithsonian contribution to knowledge
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  • Marsh, George P.
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Prints
  • Engraving, European
  • Prints
  • ART
  • ART
  • ART
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The first Smithsonian collection : the European engravings of George Perkins Marsh and the role of prints in the U.S. National Museum, Helena E. Wright
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-276) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
888401285
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781935623625
Lccn
2014032870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025046355
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)888401285
Label
The first Smithsonian collection : the European engravings of George Perkins Marsh and the role of prints in the U.S. National Museum, Helena E. Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
888401285
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781935623625
Lccn
2014032870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025046355
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)888401285

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