Collection Highlights

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

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

Whig Political Banner

This large Whig campaign banner was probably carried in parades or at political gatherings during the 1840s. It carries a potent political message by juxtaposing a screaming eagle-symbol of… ...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

Harvesting Hops near Cooperstown, New York

Signed and dated lower left: "Frank Waller 84" ...more

Dress Shop

A quote from the artist: "My mother and sister worked in a dress shop, and I worked in a clothing shop, which was pretty much the same. When my sister saw this (painting) she said, 'Ralph,… ...more

Mother and Child

Ammi Phillips is recognized as one of the most successful and prolific folk portrait painters of the first half of the 19th century. Numerous scholars have researched Phillips' work and his… ...more

Uprising of the North

This painting is based on a picture by Charles Parsons published in Harper's Weekly on April 19, 1862, the first anniversary of the bombardment of Fort Sumpter. In a letter to the magazine,… ...more

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)

This portrait was painted just as Cooper began his career as a novelist. One of the most striking portraits of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), this was Susan Augusta DeLancey Cooper's… ...more

Hair Comb

Otter Hair Comb, by Stan Hill, 1988. Moose Antler

Provenance: (1) Stan Hill. Six Nations, Ontario.; (2) Eugene V. Thaw.;
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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