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Mary A. Bell Drawings
Call Number: JWJ MSS 153
Overview: A collection of one hundred drawings by the self-taught African American artist Mary A. Bell, featuring glamorously dressed and accessorized women and men engaged in courtship activities, or women centered in domestic or garden settings. Many of the images have religious iconography as well as animals, birds, plants, and children, with houses or other buildings placed distantly in the background. The drawings range in size from 78 x 52 to 51 x 39 cm. and were executed in crayon, colored pencil,...
Max Walter commercial art for W. & J. Sloane
Call Number: GEN MSS 929
Overview: The collection consists primarily of pen-and-wash drawings of furniture and home accessories drawn by Max Walter for the W. & J. Sloane company. The drawings depict a range of furniture and home furnishing styles available to the public and were featured in advertisements for W. & J. Sloane printed in newspapers and magazine. The drawings document changing styles in the American commercial domestic furniture industry in the middle decades of the twentieth century. Also found are...