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Recent Acquisitions in the Collection of the Nantucket Historical Association
Summer/Autumn 2008
Founded on July 9, 1894, by sons and daughters of the last great Nantucket whaling generation, the Nantucket Historical Assocation began with the express mission to preserve 'all sorts of relics.'
Six Choices for the Sitter: James H. Gillespie (1793-after 1849)
Summer/Autumn 2008
In the years before photography became commonplace, itinerant painters earned a living by traveling between the cities and towns of America painting portraits of the populace.
Sven Birger Sandzén (1871-1954)
Summer/Autumn 2008
Born in Bildsberg, Sweden, landscape painter and printmaker Sven Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) was the son of a rural Lutheran preacher and his wife, an accomplished watercolorist.
The Art of the America's Cup
Summer/Autumn 2008
The America was the original muse for a cadre of nineteenth-century artists whose work inspired a tradition of marine artists documenting America's Cup races.
The Paul Revere House
Summer/Autumn 2008
On December 31, 1902, John Phillips Reynolds Jr., a great-grandson of Paul Revere, purchased Revere's house in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, to prevent it from being torn down.
Two Gaming Tables: A Comparison
Summer/Autumn 2008
A contemporary definition of the word pair is, 'Two identical, similar, or corresponding things,' whereas the Royal English Dictionary published in 1804 defines a pair as 'two things suiting one another.'
Fine Art as an Investment: Everett Shinn (1876-1953)
Summer 2008
Athletes have a locker-room term for a player who wins through sheer desire and hustle — they call him 'hungry.' Few artists it seems were hungrier for success than Everett Shinn (1876-1953).
Georgia O'Keeffe and the Camera: the Art of Identity
Summer 2008
From her debut as a provocative young artist in Alfred Stieglitz’s photographs to depictions of her as a grande dame of the art world in prints by Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) captivated the media with a persona as bold as her art.
Giverny and Old Lyme: Art Colonies Tous les Deux
Summer 2008
At the turn of the last century, artists flocked to villages around Europe to paint the landscape en plein air in the company of friends.
Historic Hotel: Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City, Canada
Summer 2008
Picture a hotel situated in a row of beautifully restored eighteenth- and nineteenth-century brick and stone buildings.
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