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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Archives in Bloom

This has been a particularly long, hard winter for most of the country (here's lookin' at you, Boston), but finally, at least the calendar will soon say it's Spring. The Vernal Equinox (am I the only one who finds that to be one of the most beautiful phrases in the English language?) is this Saturday, March 21st. In anticipation/celebration, here are some of the Springiest images I could dig up, like a squirrel after freshly planted bulbs, from the collections of the Archives of American Art.

Study for Geranium, circa 1966. Janet Shook LaCoste papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Bessie Potter Vonnoh in a garden, circa 1892 / unidentified photographer. Bessie Potter Vonnoh papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Girl in the woods, circa 1930. David Park papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bettina Smith, Digital Projects Librarian
Archives of American Art

1 comment:

  1. lovely paintings, love the rich colors and how they fade off in the last painting

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