September 25, 1970

Colored print, 1852-1860, by E.B. and E.C. Kellogg, Hartford, Conn.

“The Genteel Female” a special exhibition of lithographs from the Smithsonian’s Harry T. Peters America on Stone Collection depicts the romantic view of the American woman of the 19th century. The exhibition is housed in the Arts and Industries Building.

Posted: 25 September 2010
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