Banner

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1863
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 60 1/2 x 52 in. ( 153.7 x 132.1 cm )
Description: 
Woven linen banner commemorating Lincoln and emancipation; image of Lincoln in the center framed with a starburst and stars, flowers at all four corners with a grapevine garland stretched between, outer border with geometric motif.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1390
Marks: 
woven: center above Lincoln: "LINCOLN" woven: centered below Lincoln: "EMANCIPATION / JANUARY 1st 1863"
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1863
eMuseum Object ID: 
7062
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Figurine (squirrel)

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 10.5 x 8.6 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Hand molded redware squirrel in seated position with round nut between hands, being brought to mouth; impressed circles around base and for eyes.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.688
Marks: 
incised: on bottom: "8."
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
7048
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Quilt

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 85 x 69 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 215.9 x 176.5 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Glazed wool quilt with red front and undyed backing; elaborate quilted design with circular frame enclosing diamond at center, and surrounding surface subdivided into numerous rectangular panels with various quilting patterns, including fans, chevrons, spirals, diagonal grids, parallel straight lines, and parallel scalloped lines; continuous border of parallel scalloped lines on two long sides.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1318
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on cloth label stitched to one corner of reverse: "93599 / Large red & Wh reversiable [sic] quilted cover / Streaked bed / Xolas[?] 641 / Tues 3"
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
7044
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ash pan

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 15 x 6 1/8 in. ( 7.3 x 38.1 x 15.6 cm )
Description: 
Sheet and wrought iron ash pan with riveted joinery; rectangular sheet iron box (triangular in section) with pierced hinged lid; wrought iron loop handle (may not be original).
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1756
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
7038
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 9 3/4 in. ( 2.9 x 24.8 cm )
Description: 
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") plate with slightly faceted brim and correspondingly angled rim; brim covered with sponged-on blue underglaze and at center is a handpainted stylized red flower with green leaves.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.771
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
6962
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Textile fragments (3)

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Cotton
Description: 
Three fragments of printed cotton with male and female figures in rustic landscape and floral garlands in blue on off-white ground; with finished edges.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.11762a-c
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
6953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Figurine (fiddler with dog)

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1875
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 18.7 x 14 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Modeled and incised redware image of a man seated on a stump, playing a fiddle, with a dog sitting on his haunches on an oval base with dark mottled green and brown under a lead glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.670
Marks: 
incised: on base: "3 I."
Gallery Label: 
This fiddler with dog, probably made by a Pennsylvania potter in imitation of Staffordshire figures, was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
6906
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Figurine

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 7 in. ( 24.8 x 8.9 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Redware figure of a monkey modeled in full relief, dressed in livery and cap, seated on a stump, with both arms out in front holding a ring, with mottled slip decoration in spots, blackened face on an oblong base; lead glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.669
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
6905
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flask (pig)

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 7 x 18.4 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Molded yellowware flask in the shape of a pig lying down, with small opening at rear end; mottled dark brown glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.676
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
6900
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Toby pitcher

Classification: 
Date: 
1849-1852
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 5 in. ( 14.9 x 10.5 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Molded yellowware pitcher in form of head and torso of cloaked man holding a cup, his tricorn hat forming lid and spout; handle in form of molded bent leg with boot thumbpiece; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham).
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.648
Marks: 
impressed: on base: "Lyman Fenton & Co. / Fentons / ENAMEL / PATENTED. / 1849 / BENNINGTON, Vt"
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1852
eMuseum Object ID: 
6899
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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