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George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 2016-

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

19th century newspaper illustrations collection

 Collection
Identifier: C0285
Abstract

The collection consists of lithographs that appeared in Puck, Harper's Weekly, and Illustrated London News.

Dates: 1861-1894

“A View of the Public Fire-Works to be exhibited on Occasion of the General Peace” architectural and instructional engraving

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: C0482
Abstract

“A View of the Public Fire-Works to be exhibited on Occasion of the General Peace” architectural and instructional engraving, created circa 1749. The engraving shows a drawing of the pavilion to be built for the celebratory fireworks performance and its written specifications.

Dates: circa 1749

"Aida" opera costume paintings

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: C0473
Abstract

Seven pen and watercolor paintings on paper of character and chorus member costume designs for the opera “Aida,” circa early 1870s.

Dates: circa early 1870s

"Le Menuet de la Cour" drawing attributed to Le Couteur

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: C0455
Abstract

Original pencil drawing of a couple performing the minuet, with accompanying musicians and onlookers, presumably set in a French ball. The drawing is titled “Le Menuet de la Cour” which translates from the French to “The Minuet of the Court.”

Dates: 1775

Northern Virginia farmer's diary

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: C0313
Abstract

Daily journal of a farmer in post-Civil War Northern Virginia.

Dates: 1867

Photograph of John Cage, Gordon Mumma, and David Tudor at a concert rehearsal

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: C0494
Abstract

Black and white photograph of John Cage, Gordon Mumma, and David Tudor at a concert rehearsal, taken July 5, 1968. The picture features, from left to right, Gordon Mumma, John Cage, and David Tudor sitting and standing behind electronic music equipment as they adjust parts of the equipment with their hands.

Dates: July 5, 1968

Tijuana Bibles collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: C0387
Abstract

Content warning: Graphic sexual content and pornography. A group of thirteen Tijuana Bibles, some featuring popular cartoon characters, such as Popeye the Sailor Man and his girlfriend Olive Oyl. They also feature public figures such as Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, as well as original characters, created circa 1930s.

Dates: circa 1930s

World War II Hawaii photograph album

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: C0496
Abstract

Content warning: Sexist and offensive language. Photograph album made by a U.S. serviceman, most likely in the U.S. Army Air Force, that mostly shows locations in Oahu, Hawaii. The photographs date from 1942-1945, with the majority being taken between 1942 - 1943. The photos depict training at airfields on Oahu, including Wheeler Field and Bellows Field, as well as scenes of civilian life in Honolulu and Hilo, Hawaii, and San Francisco and San Diego, California.

Dates: 1942-1945