Mary Pickford (1892-1979) established herself as a silent film star in the 1910s. She received an Academy Award for best actress in her first talking film, "Coquette" (1928).
Pickford, along with with Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, and D. W....
Motion picture actresses; Motion picture producers and directors
Clara Breed, a children's librarian at San Diego Public Library, corresponded regularly with her Japanese American patrons after they were forced into concentration camps with their families in 1942. This collection includes over 300 letters and...
Children; Girls; Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Women librarians; World War, 1939-1945
United States -- Arizona -- Poston; United States -- California -- Arcadia;
Abby Williams Hill (1861–1943) received four successive contracts to produce landscape paintings for major railway companies from 1903 to 1906. The Abby Hill Collection includes paintings from this period, a small selection of earlier and later...
United States -- Montana; United States -- Washington (State); United States -- Wyoming
Highlights include a woven coverlet and needlework of a scene from "Lady of the Lake" by Hylah Hasbrouck, as well as examples of awards that she received (e.g., best worsted needlework, 1844). Portraits of her daughters and samples of their work...
Needlework; Portraits; Sewing
United States -- New York -- Gardiner
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