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View of Charleston, South Carolina
engraving on paper
8 3/8 x 20 7/8 in. (21.27 x 53.02 cm);22 1/16 x 28 1/16 in. (56.04 x 71.28 cm);6 3/4 x 19 13/16 in. (17.15 x 50.32 cm)
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
A full-length portrait of a standing male in a lanscape setting. To the left of the composition stands a pair of birches near the figure; to the right, the landscape opens up to a distant expanse of trees and hills. The man stands facing to the right but looking out of the canvas to the left. He holds a bow and quiver of arrows; a black hat with a feather is on the ground at his feet. He is dressed in tan pants and waistcoat with a green frock coat and black boots.
John Hoppner
Sir Foster Cunliffe, 3rd Bt. of Acton Park, Wrexham, Denbighshire
oil on canvas
105 1/2 in x 69 1/2 in x 5 in (267.97 cm x 176.53 cm x 12.7 cm);105 1/2 in x 69 1/2 in x 5 in (267.97 cm x 176.53 cm x 12.7 cm);94 in x 58 1/2 in (238.76 cm x 148.59 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Bronze sculpture of a standing male figure his right hand holding a shield which rests upon a stack of book while his left arm is outstretched hovering over the crouching figure of an African American male figure.
Thomas Ball
Emancipation Group
bronze
32 15/16 in x 21 15/16 in x 16 5/8 in (83.66 cm x 55.72 cm x 42.23 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
A group of soldiers stand and sit in a landscape; some face the camera while others are posed engaged in conversation. Behind them stand several tall trees and between them a tent with the flaps decorated with an American flag. Seated alone to the left is a young African-American man holding a broom.
Mathew B. Brady
Engineering Corps
albumen print on paper
11 in. x 16 7/8 in. ( 27.9 cm x 42.9 cm )
Museum Purchase
Plaster sculpture of a standing male figure, his right hand resting upon a small column and his left hand holding the arm of a crouching African American female figure.
Randolph Rogers
Lincoln and the Emancipated Slave
painted plaster
21 1/4 in x 14 3/16 in x 7 7/8 in (53.98 cm x 36.04 cm x 20 cm)
Gift of Randolph Rogers
Photographed from atop a high ridge, this photograph depicts a view looking down into a winding desert canyon.
Ansel Adams
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
gelatin silver print on paper
15 9/16 in x 19 1/2 in (39.53 cm x 49.53 cm);26 1/4 in x 32 1/4 in (66.68 cm x 81.92 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm)
Gift of Harry H. Lunn, Jr.
This is a photograph of a party of horses and riders. The subjects prepare to head to battle, with spears and regalia. Behind them is a tipi and prairie landscape.
Edward S. Curtis
Start of a War Party
photogravure on paper
9 1/2 in x 12 5/8 in (24.2 cm x 32 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 7/16 in (36.5 cm x 49.3 cm)
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
Text: Buy United States Government War Savings Stamps - W.S.S. For Sale Here (on sign) - Your money back with interest from the UNITED STATES TREASURY
William Balfour Ker
Buy United States Government War Savings Stamps - Your Money Back With Interest From the United States Treasury
color lithograph on paper
30 1/8 x 40 3/16 in. (76.5 x 102 cm)
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
Peter Maverick
Bookplate: N.Y. Society Library
engraving on paper

The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Laton Alton Huffman
Young Crow Groom, Fort Keogh
colotype print on paper
17 15/16 in x 10 ½ in (45.56 cm x 26.67 cm);28 ⅛ in x 22 ⅛ in (71.44 cm x 56.2 cm)
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fauman
This painting shows a train wagon filled with people in the foreground, and many train wagons following in the background. The train wagon and the people in it are being attacked by people on horses with tribal headwears and using weapons such as bows and arrows and axes. People in the train wagon are of Caucasion decent and have rifles pointed at those who seem to be Native Americans.
Charles Ferdinand Wimar
The Attack on an Emigrant Train
oil on canvas
55 1/16 in x 79 1/16 in (139.86 cm x 200.82 cm);64 ¼ in x 88 in x 3 ½ in (163.19 cm x 223.52 cm x 8.89 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
This is a portrait of two young boys. They stand inside a tipi or tent, wearing large headdresses and beadwork around their shoulders. The interior of the space is filled with patterned blankets and cloths. 
Edward S. Curtis
Sons of a Yakima Chief
photogravure on paper
9 in x 12 1/4 in (22.8 cm x 31.2 cm);19 7/16 in x 14 3/8 in (49.3 cm x 36.5 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 7/16 in (36.5 cm x 49.3 cm)
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor

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