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James E. and Joan Singer Schiele Print Collection

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Kurz & Allison

Antebellum

Civil War

Slavery and Abolition

Emancipation & Reconstruction

Postbellum & Westward Expansion

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James E. and Joan Singer Schiele Print Collection, circa 1848-1890 | RB Rare Books

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Title: James E. and Joan Singer Schiele Print Collection, circa 1848-1890Add to your cart.

ID: RB/RB001

Primary Creator: Schiele, James E. and Joan Singer

Extent: 514.0 Items

Arrangement: The James E. and Joan Singer Schiele Print Collection has been arranged into seven series: Kurz & Allison, Antebellum, Civil War, Slavery and Abolition,Emancipation and Reconstruction, Postbellum, and Print Material.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The James E. and Joan Singer Schiele Print Collection, consists of over 450 prints and other historical images that document the American abolition movement, Civil War, Reconstruction period and other important events of 19th century America. The prints include portraits, battle scenes, and political cartoons representing a variety of printing techniques from woodcut to chromolithograph. A highlight of the collection is a set of thirty-six Kurz & Allison prints, whose specialty was creating high-quality chromolithographs to commemorate important events in American history. The collection provides a visual overview of historical events during one of the nation's most tumultuous times, and provide a strong background for cultural and historical studies. The prints are arranged by James E. Schiele and divided into seven series: Series 01: Kurz & Allison Series 02: Antebellum Series 03: Civil War Series 04: Slavery and Abolition Series 05: Emancipation and Reconstruction Series 06: Postbellum Series 07: Print Material

Collection Historical Note

A native St. Louisan and active community volunteer, James Schiele, AB '52, MLA '85, acquired over several decades the historic images that constitute the Schiele Collection. He and his wife, Joan Singer Schiele, donated the collection to University Libraries and established an endowment to help support conservation and expansion of the collection. Fueled by his enthusiasm, Schiele has committed countless years to serving Washington University through membership on the Alumni Board of Governors, the Eliot Society Membership Committee, the W Club Executive Committee, his Class Reunion Committee, the International Advisory Council for Asia, the Scholars in Arts & Sciences, and as a member of the Murray Wiedenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and PublicPolicy.

Administrative Information

Repository: RB Rare Books

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Other URL: http://digital.wustl.edu/schiele/


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Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Kurz & Allison],
[Series 2: Antebellum],
[Series 3: Civil War],
[Series 4: Slavery and Abolition],
[Series 5: Emancipation & Reconstruction],
[Series 6: Postbellum & Westward Expansion],
[Series 7: Print Material],
[All]

Series 1: Kurz & AllisonAdd to your cart.
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Biography or History: The Chicago firm of Kurz & Allison is well known for its production of commemorative prints of American historical scenes. Founded in 1880, the firm's avowed purpose was to design "for large scale establishments of all kinds, and in originating and placing on the market artistic and fancy prints of the most elaborate workmanship." Louis Kurz was an acquaintance of Abraham Lincoln, and was commissioned to sketch Civil War battle fields and encampments.
Sub-Series 1: Battle Scenes.Add to your cart.

Consists of 36 chromolithographs, 1 facsimile. Arranged in battle order by James E. Schiele.

Note: Battle order does not necessarily reflect date of publication.

Item 1: Battle of Wilson's Creek, c1893.Add to your cart.
1 print.  Chromolithograph. Location: south-1
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 2: Battle of Williamsburg, c1893.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-1
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 3: Battle of Antietam, c1888.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-1.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 4: Battle of Champion Hill, c1887.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 5: Battle of Gettysburg, c1884.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 31-5/8 x 24-1/2 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 6: Siege of Vicksburg, c1888.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 7: Assault on Fort Sanders, c1891.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 8: Battle of Spottsylvania, c1888.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 31-7/8 x 25 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 9: Battle of Cold Harbor, c1888.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 10: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, c1891.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 31-1/4 x 24-1/4 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 11: Battle of Opequon or Winchester, Va, c1893.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 12: Battle of Nashville, c1891.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 13: Battle of Five Forks,Virginia, c1886.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-4.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 24 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 14: Fall of Petersburg, c1893.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-4.
Dimensions: 30 x 23-1/4 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 15: Battle of Bull Run, c1889.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-1.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 16: Battle of Fort Donelson, c1887.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-1.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 24-1/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 17: Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, c1889.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-1.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 24-1/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 18: Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac, c1889.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-1.
Dimensions: 31-3/8 x 24-3/4 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 19: Battle of Shiloh, c1886.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-1.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 24-1/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 20: Battle of Corinth, c1891.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-1.
Dimensions: 31-3/8 x 24-5/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 21: Battle of Stone River Near Murfreesborough,Tennessee, c1891.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 24-1/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 22: Battle of Chancellorsville, c1889Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 31-3/8 x 24-5/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 23: Storming Fort Wagner, c1890.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 32-1/8 x 25-1/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 24: Battle of Chickamauga, c1890.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 31-3/8 x 24-1/2 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 25: Battle of Chattanooga, c1888.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 30 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 26: Battle of Lookout Mountain, c1889.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 31-1/2 x 24-5/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 27: Battle of Missionary Ridge, c1886.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-2.
Dimensions: 31-3/8 x 24-1/2 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 28: Battle of Olustee, Fla, c1894.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 31-1/4 x 24-1/2 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 29: The Fort Pillow Massacre, c1892.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 24-1/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 30: Battle of the Wilderness, c1887.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 31-1/2 x 25-1/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 31: Battle of Resaca, c1889.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 28-1/8 x 21-7/8 inches,unmatted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 32: Battle of Atlanta, c1888Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 31-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 33: Battle of Cedar Creek, c1890.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 31-3/8 x 24-5/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 34: Battle of Franklin, c1891.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-3.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 24-1/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 35: Capture of Fort Fisher, c1890.Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-4.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 24-1/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 36: Battle of Fredericksburg, c1888Add to your cart.
1 print. Chromolithograph. Location: south-1.
Dimensions: 30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 37: Battle of Fort Donelson, c1887Add to your cart.
1 facsimile. Location: south-1.
Dimensions: 29-1/2x 24 inches, matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Sub-Series 2: Additional Prints.Add to your cart.
7 lithographs.
Item 1: Capitulation & Surrender of Robert E. Lee and His Army at Appomattox C.H., Va. to General U.S. Grant. April 9, 1865.Add to your cart.
1 print. Lithograph. Location: south-4.
Dimensions: 29-1/8 x 23-1/2 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 2: General Ulysses S.GrantAdd to your cart.
1 print. Lithograph. Location: south-4.
Dimensions: 24-3/4 x 31-3/4 inches,unmatted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 3: General Philip H.SheridanAdd to your cart.
1 print. Lithograph. Location: south-4.
Dimensions: 24-3/4 x 31-7/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 4: John BrownAdd to your cart.
1 print. Lithograph. Location: north-1.
Dimensions: 22-1/8 x 28-1/4 inches,unmatted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 5: Harper's FerryAdd to your cart.
1 print. Lithograph. Location: south-4.
Dimensions: 29-5/8 x 24-3/8 inches,matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 6: Destruction of the U.S. Battleship Maine, c1898.Add to your cart.
1 print. Location: south-4.
Dimensions: 18-1/8 x14-1/2 inches, matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 7: Declaration of IndependenceAdd to your cart.
1 print. Location: Law School
Dimensions: 32-1/8 x25-1/8 inches, matted
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.
Item 8: General John A. Logan, 1864Add to your cart.
Print. Location: South-4
Dimensions: 19 1/4  x 23 inches, matted.
Creators:
Kurz & Allison.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Kurz & Allison],
[Series 2: Antebellum],
[Series 3: Civil War],
[Series 4: Slavery and Abolition],
[Series 5: Emancipation & Reconstruction],
[Series 6: Postbellum & Westward Expansion],
[Series 7: Print Material],
[All]


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