Collection Highlights

Engraved Walrus Tusk

Double portrait engraved on a walrus tusk, depicting a self-portrait of Happy Jack and portrait of first wife, Malinda in respective oval frames. Portraits are juxtaposed with summer… ...more

Picking Flowers

This playful portrait clearly illustrates Samuel Miller's colorful and linear style. Stiff, flatly delineated figures, bold colors, carefully painted costume details, family pets, and thin… ...more

Mask

Kwakiutl Tsonoqua Mask

Example Catalog Entry: Dzunukwa (Tsonoqua) Mask Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka`wakw) Northeast Vancouver Island, British Columbia c. 1850-1870 Red cedar, black bear skin,… ...more

Ringing the Pig

More than any other artist, William Sidney Mount brought genre painting to public attention and popularity. His depictions of rural life, particularly its comic side, equal or surpass other… ...more

Medallion

This medal was struck by Commodore Elliott in honor of J.F. Cooper and in gratitude for Cooper's vindication of Elliott's conduct at the battle of Lake Erie. Made of white metal, the obverse… ...more

Jar

Nampeyo is considered the greatest potter in the Hopi tradition. In the 1890s she revived the Sikyatki painting style (A.D. 1375-1625) by copying pottery shards found at the ancient… ...more

Justice's Court in the Back Woods

Justice's Court in the Back Woods is a celebration of American democracy and justice. Tompkins Harrison Matteson's depiction of a shoemaker, who is also Justice of the Peace and postmaster,… ...more

Otsego Hall

Watercolor painting of Otsego Hall, James Fenimore Cooper's home in Cooperstown, New York by John W. Hill (1812-1879). It is a gray, Gothic Revival two-story building with an extension… ...more

Hudson River Looking Toward the Catskills

This painting is rendered on an unusually large scale and shows people fitting into a beautiful and benevolent environment. The graceful forms of the trees seem to offer protection to the… ...more

Christopher Columbus Landing Upon the Island of St. Salvador

For generations of European Americans, Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New World was celebrated for providing a land of opportunity, prosperity, and freedom from economic and… ...more

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Cane

Bamboo walking stick. Belonged to James Fenimore Cooper, the novelist, shortly before his death. ...more

Floorcloth - Cooper family coach

Elaborately painted burlap with pattern of repeating diamonds and floral motifs. Thickly applied paint. Paint colors are: green, blue, red, white, yellow. This floorcloth was used in the… ...more

Coach

This coach belonged to the Cooper family. Commentary by Ken Wheeling, August 13, 1998: This coach style was popular in the South, and this is an excellent example. Similar coaches include… ...more