Film, Video The First Smithsonian Collection: European Engravings of George Perkins Marsh & the Role of Prints in the National Museum

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Title
The First Smithsonian Collection: European Engravings of George Perkins Marsh & the Role of Prints in the National Museum
Summary
In her book "The First Smithsonian Collection," author Helena E. Wright discussed the 1849 purchase of the Marsh Collection, a group of European engravings and art books that formed part of the library of Vermont Congressman George Perkins Marsh. It was the first collection acquired by the institution and was the first public print collection in the United States.
Event Date
October 22, 2015
Notes
-  Helena E. Wright is curator of graphic arts at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution. Her research focuses on the role of graphic media in expanding visual culture.
Related Resources
Center for the Book: http://www.read.gov/cfb/
Running Time
1 hours, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text

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