Visual and Performing Arts

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter from John Dickinson to George Washington
April 14, 1785

John Dickinson writes George Washington to introduce and recommend the portrait painter, Robert Edge Pine.

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-7

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from Charles Nisbet to Mary Nisbet
September 24, 1798

Charles Nisbet writes to his daughter Mary, discussing the theater in Carlisle, the Democrats, and the French.

Letter from Harriet Lane to Lily Macalester
May 4, 1854

Harriet Lane writes to Lily Macalester and discusses her voyage to London.  She will be presented to Queen Victoria later that week.  In addition, Lane notes that she attended the opera with a Mr. Peabody and sat in a box opposite of the Queen. Lane is living with her uncle, James Buchanan, who...

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Horatio Collins King
October 12, 1875

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Horatio C. King to discuss musical compositions and to suggest changes to the Christian Union. "I want the C Union to put the public in early possession of the signal hymns of the [revival?] times," as Stowe explains. King is the editor of the Christian...

Location: I-Friends-2011-2

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Engraving of Joseph Priestley Statue
1877

Engraving by G. Stodart from the Dr. Joseph Priestley statue by J. F. Williamson, from The Art Journal (New York: D. Appleton & Co.), 3: 57.

Location: I-BassertD-2004-1

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Andrew Carnegie to Mr. Hitchcock
December 13, 1888

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie writes to a Mr. Hitchcock supporting the plan to build a music hall in New York City at Madison Square. Carnegie also provides advice on the site, size, and income yield of the proposed music hall. In addition, Carnegie notes that he discussed the plans with...

Location: I-AsbellY-1976-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Alfred Sinnett to Esther Windust
November 21, [1891?]

Alfred Sinnett responds to Mrs. Esther Windust's question regarding a portrait of Madame Blavatsky. While he does "not possess any portraits of Madame Blavatsky taken during her youth," Sinnett suggests that Annie Besant, Bertram Keightley, and Mrs. Cooper-Oakley are "the people most likely to...

Location: I-Friends-1973-8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Influence of the World’s Fair," by C. Grant Cleaver
June 6, 1894

C. Grant Cleaver prepared this oration, entitled “Influence of the World's Fair," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1894-C623i

Subject: International Affairs, Travel and Tourism, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Value of International Expositions in the Culture of Art," by Jessie W. Hargis
June 6, 1900

Jessie Woodward Hargis prepared this oration, entitled “The Value of International Expositions in the Culture of Art," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1900-H279v

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Mary Garden as Salome" clipping from unknown publication
1909

This is a reproduced image of opera singer Mary Garden as Salome.

Location: MC 2013.3, B6, F12

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Thumb Better Than Candle for Testing Out Voices" clipping from unknown newspaper
December 4, 1915

In this newspaper clipping, Hanna Butler, prima donna of the Auditorium Hotel, offers advice for how singers can test their tone using their thumb.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F8

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1900-1919

I. J. Paderewski recital program
January 2, 1916

This program is for Polish pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski's recital at Orchestra Hall in Chicago in 1916.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F5

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

Concert for the benefit of the Permanent Blind Relief War Fund program
March 23, 1919

This is a concert program for a performance Marguerite Namara and Allen Tanner gave to raise money for the Permanent Blind Relief War Fund for the Soldiers and Sailors of the Allies.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F22

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

Permanent Blind Relief War Fund program
March 23, 1919

This is the cover of a program for a concert to support the Permanent Blind Relief War Fund for the Soldiers and Sailors of the Allies.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F50

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

Provincetown Players’ Theatre-Club program
February 2 [c.1920]

This program is for Allen Tanner and Harold Barton's joint recital at the Provincetown Players' Theatre-Club on February 2nd. The year is unknown, but approximated.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F58

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Grand Ballet program
March 18 [c.1920]

This program is for the Grand Ballet on March 18th. The year is unknown, but approximated. Pavel Tchelitchew is listed as the decor and costume designer.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F60

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Provincetown Theatre recital program
March 28 [c.1920]

This program is for a song recital by Marguerite d'Alvarez, accompanied by Allen Tanner, at the Provincetown Theatre on March 28th. The year is unknown, but approximated.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F59

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Globe Music Club concert program
June 20, 1920

This program is for a concert in which Allen Tanner, Marguerite Namara, and others performed at the Globe Music Club in New York City.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F51

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

"whole story, either, although…" clipping from unknown newspaper
1922

This partial newspaper clipping offers a brief biography of singer Alice Miriam.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F15

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

"Miss Alice Miriam, Opera Singer, Dies" clipping from unknown newspaper
March 23, 1922

This is an obituary for Alice Miriam of the Metropolitan Opera.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F22

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

"Opera Singer Dies After Operations" clipping from unknown newspaper
July 1922

This is an obituary for Alice Miriam, Metropolitan Opera soprano.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F15

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

Alice Miriam obituary clipping from unknown newspaper
July 24, 1922

This is a brief obituary, with photo, of soprano Alice Miriam.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F15

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

Allen Tanner Pianiste brochure
circa 1925

This brochure offers a brief biography of pianist Allen Tanner, and advertises his services as a piano teacher and singing coach.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F52

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Cours de Piano advertisement
circa 1925

This advertisement is for Allen Tanner's piano lessons.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F52

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

"Allen Tanner Pianiste"
April 26, 1929

This program is for one of Allen Tanner's piano concert performances.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F53

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

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