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Full text of "Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin. Number 62, July 1918"

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PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 
AND SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ART 



SUBSCRIPTION, ONE DOLLAR A YEAR 



JULY. 1918 



PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 

AND SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ART 



Board of Trustees 

The Governor of the State, Ex-Of. The Mayor 

Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg John Story Jenks 



Charles Bond 
James Butter worth 
John G. Carruth 
Mrs. Henry S. Grove 
John Gribbel 
Charles H. Harding 
Thomas Skelton Harrison 



Gustav Ketterer 
John H. McFadden 
John D. McIlhenny 
Mrs. Arthur V. Meigs 
John W. Pepper 
Eli Kirk Price 



OF the City, Ex-Of. 
Walter H. Rossmassler 
Theodore C. Search 
Edgar V. Seeler 
Mrs. Joseph F. Sinnott 
Edward T. Stotesbury 
James F. Sullivan 
William Wood 



Vice-Presidents 



Officers 

THEODORE C. SEARCH, President 

JOHN STORY JENKS, 

JOHN G. CARRUTH, 

JAMES BUTTERWORTH, Treasurer 

LESLIE W. MILLER, Secretary, Principal oj the School 

LANGDON WARNER, Director of the Museum 

HAMILTON BELL, Acting Director oJ the Museum 



BULLETIN 

For July, Nineteen Hundred and Eighteen 
CONTENTS 



Announcement ........... 35 

Pottery and Porcelain from the Edwin A. Barber Collection Presented 

by Mrs. Frank Samuel 37 

Electric Light in the Museum 41. 

School Notes .........'• 42 

Accessions .........'■•• 47 



Entered August 27, 1903 , at Philadelphia, Pa., as Second-Class Matter, under Act of Co ngress of July 16, 1894. 



PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 

AND SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ART 

MUSEUM COMMITTEE 

John D. McIlhenny, Chairman Edgar V. Seeler 

Thomas Skelton Harrison Mrs. W. T. Carter 

John Story Jenks Mrs. W. D. Frishmuth 

GusTAV Ketterer Mrs. John Harrison 

John H. McFadden Mrs. Edward T._Stotesbury 

John W. Pepper 

Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg, Ex-Officio 

Mrs. Cornelius Stevenson, ScS)., Assistant Curator and Lecturer 

HONORARY CURATORS 

Textiles, Lace and Embroidery Mrs. John Harrison 

Oriental Pottery Mrs. Jones Wister 

European Porcelain Rev. Alfred Duane Pell 

Arms and Armor Cornelius Stevenson 

Furniture and Woodwork Gustav Ketterer 

Musical Instruments Mrs. W. D. Frishmuth 

Numismatics F. D. Langenheim 

Sculpture, Marbles and Casts Alexander Stirling Calder 

INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE 

Theodore C. Search, Chairman Mrs. F. K. Hipple 

Charles Bond Miss Nina Lea 

Mrs. John Harrison Mrs. Arthur V. Meigs 

Thomas Skelton Harrison Mrs. Thomas Roberts 

John Story Jenks Mrs. Joseph F. Sinnott 

John D. McIlhenny Mrs. C. Shillard Smith 

Edgar V. Seeler Mrs. John Wister 

James F. Sullivan Mrs. Jones Wister 
William Wood 

Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg, Ex-Officio 

associate COMMITTEE OF WOMEN TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
President 
Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg 
First Vice-President Second Vice-President 

Miss Nina Lea Countess Santa Eulalia 

Secretary Treasurer 

Mrs. Henry S. Grove Mrs. Joseph F. Sinnott 

Mrs. Edwin Swift Balch Mrs. W. W. Gibbs Mrs. Francis T. Patterson 

Mrs. Jasper Yeates Brinton Mrs. John Harrison Mrs. Percival Roberts, Jr. 

Mrs. John H. Brinton Miss M. S. Hinchman Mrs. Thomas Roberts 

MRS. William T. Carter Mrs. F. K. Hipple Miss Mary E. Sinnott 

Miss Margaret Clyde Mrs. J. L. Ketterlinus Mrs. C. Shillard Smith 

MRS. Henry Brinton Coxe Mrs. Robert R. Logan Mrs. Cornelius Stevenson 

Miss Ada M. Crozer Mrs. Howard Longstreth Mrs. Edward T. Stotesbury 

MRS. David E. Dallam Mrs. Arthur V. Meigs Mrs. William H. Walbaum 

Miss Cornelia L. Ewing Mrs. James Mifflin Mrs. A. B. Weimer 

MRS. George Harrison Frazier Mrs. Francis F. Milne Mrs. John Wister 

MRS. W. D. Frishmuth Mrs. Thornton Oakley Mrs. Jones Wister 

honorary member 
Mrs. M. Hampton Todd 



BULLETIN 

OF 

THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 

JULY. 1918 SIXTEENTH YEAR Number 62 

ANNOUNCEMENT 

By the time this appears in print the leave of absence of the Director, 
Mr. Langdon Warner, will ha\'e extended over more than seven months. As 
our readers are aware, he went, in December of last year, to the Far East, under 
an arrangement between the Smithsonian Institution and this Museiun, for 
the purpose of prosecuting archseological researches and acquiring objects of 
art for both institutions. 

A few extracts from his letters will show that he has not failed in his quest 
and throw some interesting side-lights on the state of affairs in the land of our 
Eastern Allies. 

He went from here direct to Tokyo, whence he wrote, on February 6th, to 
Mr. Mcllhenny: 

"The market in Japan for certain classes of objects has been ruined, from 
the point of view of the purchaser, by the wild rush for objects of art on the 
part of the new munitions millionaires and by the consequent speculation on 
the part of the dealers. While this state of things has quieted down now it 
has left the prices in some cases several hundred per cent higher than they 
were before the war or even during 1915. 

"Luckily for us, the things most in demand by the Japanese are not what 
we most need. For instance, I saw, two days ago, a small incense box of late 
Ming Celadon which was worth in China perhaps ten yen, yet having been 
in Japan for two centuries and having been owned successively by three great 
tea rnasters, it brought no less than thirty-five hundred yen. Paintings, too, 
which, having a long history of ownership by distinguished amateurs, are valued 
quite apart from their beauty; especially fine things with no such associations 
or else recently imported from China, can sometimes be secured at prices not 
at all unreasonable. 

"So far I have gotten hold of one Chinese stone head dating from the first 
T'ang Dynasty or from the Sui, perhaps the last quarter of the sixth century 
A. D. or the first of the seventh. It is perhaps the best example of that period 
that has come out of China and in perfect condition. 

"Among the Chinese stone heads that I know there is an earlier one m 
New York that is remarkable for its attractive patine and delicate cutting, and 



36 BULLETIN OF THE PENNSYLVANLV MUSEUM 

one of the same period (so-called Six Dj^nasties) in Cleveland, which is, or 
almost, equally important esthetically and considering it is one of the few 
in the manner of the early years of the period; only these two can compare 
with ours in interest. I am also trying to land a certain big stone figure of 
great importance. 

"I have further found, but not bought, a small piece of lacquer of the 
Genroku period, perhaps of the first quarter of the eighteenth century, in the 
style of Korin. Of course, I do not know positively it is by that master, but 
have convinced myself that it is of his period. 

"Among the University crowd are some of my old friends and with them 
I spend a good deal of m}' time. Even the best of them are so remote from 
the war and its issues that they are lul<:ewarm. You take their lack of 
enthusiasm for Pro-Germanism, but, on the whole, that is unfair. German 
atrocities do not come home to them so effectively as German efficiency, and, 
back of it all, I suspect that the Japanese shipping interests have suffered from 
British supremacy as traders on the ocean and imagine that a German victory 
might leave room for Japanese ships. In this they are surely wrong and there 
is no doubt that they will find it out before things have gone too far. 

"For the moment Japan is full to overflowing with Russians who are 
trying to get into America or who are leaving their cotmtry till times have 
quieted down. Many of them are poor and have become a public burden; 
the others flock to the hotels, where they are not a very desirable element. 

"I am living in a huge bam of a place, the Station Hotel at Tokyo, and 
confess that I do not like my first experience of living in Japan in foreign style. 
I am on the lookout now for a small house to move into in order to save money 
and be freer, but rents are high and small houses rare in Tokyo ; also I find that 
meat and milk and sugar are treble in price, in three years, and all cost more 
than they do even in London. Even the common foodstuffs of Japan have 
risen so much that the burden on the salaried class is almost greater than can 
be borne. The laborers, of course, make more than ever before in the history 
of the country. 

"There is a chance of my making a small side trip to Formosa before long, 
but I fancy that the material to be gotten out of it will be more in the line of 
what the Smithsonian wants than the Pennsylvania Museum. The stuff is 
aboriginal art and craft; some of it is of great interest and considerable beauty. 

"Please tell everyone you meet how much the American ambassador is 
appreciated over here; he makes a singularly happy impression of frankness 
and ability, and the Lord knows that just those particular virtues are most 
needed in our relationship with Japan. I have heard him make two or three 
good s]jeeches and have met him socially several times. He is by far the best 
man they have sent, the best in my fairly long experience of Japan, and the 
old residents here say that he is the best that has ever come over." 

In March Mr. Warner went to Manchuria in hopes of doing some archse- 
ological work for the Smithsonian Institution and of using his influence to save 
the small but important and valuable collections housed in the museums 
of the cities along the Trans-Siberian Railway from damage at the hands of 
riotous mobs. Surprising as it may seem, these cities, which seem to us so 



BULLETIN OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 37 

remote and to our imagination semi-barbarous, have museums, public libraries, 
opera houses and all the equipment of the most modern civilization. The 
museum at Irkutsk is unique in its own line, and there are several others of 
almost equal importance. 

He found it impossible, however, to get beyond Manchuli, a station at 
the point where the borders of Manchuria, the Trans-Baikal province of Siberia, 
and Mongolia come together. 

At this strategically important position, he found that the line had been 
cut a few versts beyond the station and a small force of loyal troops was attempt- 
ing to stem the eastward advance of the Bolsheviki and protect Vladivostock 
with its valuable military stores. Under these conditions archaeological work 
was pretty nearly, if not altogether, impossible, and he returned to Japan. 
Mr. Warner was then asked by the United States authorities to go to Harbin 
to help relieve the enormous pressure on the consular office there. The daily 
papers keep us informed of the fact that Harbin is at the moment one of the 
storm centers in the Far East and we must reconcile ourselves to a temporary, 
though, let us hope, brief, loss of our Director's services, trusting, as we may 
be sure he does, that he is helping to win the war. In the middle of April he left 
Tokyo, going first to Peking and thence to Manchuria. 



POTTERY AND PORCELAIN FROM THE EDWIN A. BARBER 
COLLECTION PRESENTED BY MR. FRANK SAMUEL 

Owing to the kind interest of Mr. Frank Samuel, a selection of nineteen 
pieces belonging to the private collection of the late Dr. Edwin A. Barber was 
obtained for the Museum at the sale of his collection on December 11 and 12, 
1917. The series contains choice specimens from different French, English 
and Italian factories, as well as examples of porcelain from the earliest factory 
of purely American porcelain, established by William Ellis Tucker in the first 
quarter of the nineteenth century. 

From France is a fine tureen of stanniferous faience with floral decorations, 
from Niderviller, of the Beyerle period 1754-1780, which is a particularly fine 
example both in form and detail. The soft green of the relief decorations of 
fruit that form the top of the lid and the rose and other bright shades of the 
clusters of the flowers are especially attractive. 

The faience of Niderviller in Lorraine, or Niederwiller, as it is sometimes 
called, shows strong Strasburg influence. Baron de Beyerle opened a factory 
at this point in 1704 and his wife, being a true artist, looked after the art side 
of the undertaking. They decorated both in flowers and landscapes, the latter 
of which were set as might be a paper on a background in imitation of grained 
wood. 

Another specimen of French manufacture is a Toumay paste plate redeco- 
rated outside the factory and made up to pass for Sevres under a forged mark — 
a curious piece. Toumay is usually included among French wares, as during 



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the period when its porcelain was famous it was under French dominion. The 
first soft paste porcelain made there was by Peterinck in 1750 and such was 
his success that in 1762 two hundred and fifty workmen were employed. At a 
later period the influence of Sevres becomes apparent. 

From Italy a cup and saucer of Docia ware, which Dr. Barber described as 
artificial soft paste porcelain, goes back to the period extending from 1770 

to 1800. 

The greater number of specimens, however, are of English manufacture — 




Tin Enameled Pottery Soup Tureen. 

Niderviller, France. 

Beyerl^ Period, 1754-1780. 

specimens of Spode, Chinese Lowestoft of the late eighteenth century. Staff ord- 
.shire 1825, Liveqjool c. 1809, etc. 

From Worcester, one steatite paste plate with bird decoration dating from 
about 1775, and another of natural soft paste with armorial designs in color 
in the center and gold wreath around the border, c. 1800, are interesting. 

A series of products from the earliest American factory of hard paste 
porcelain from 1825 to 1838, which had been loaned to the Museum by Dr. 
Barber, was also secured, this purchase completing the Museum's o-rni collection. 



BULLETIN OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 41 

William Ellis Tucker of Philadelphia when he established his factory had 
no knowledge of the composition of porcelain, nor of the processes of its manu- 
facture, neither had he any assistance from others. But with new untried 
materials, in a few years of experimental work he succeeded in producing a 
material substance which in every respect equaled the best products of Europe. 

Analysis has shown the body contains about eight per cent of phosphate 
of lime, a much smaller proportion than is found in the English soft paste, 
although Tucker's porcelain cannot be classed in the soft paste category. Its 
specific gravity and thoroughly vitreous character were regarded by Dr. Barber 
as entitling it to be called a true hard paste porcelain which it more nearly 
resembles. Fire tests made by Prof. Isaac Broome, to whom Dr. Barber sub- 
mitted specimens, proved that the Tucker porcelain could stand a higher degree 
of heat than the Se\Tes porcelain ware of the same epoch. From 1816 to 1822, 
Benjamin Tucker, father of William E. Tucker, had a china shop in this city! 
at No. 324 Market (then called High) Street, above Ninth Street. There he 
built a small kiln where his son was able to paint the imported white china, 
firing it in the kiln. These first attempts at decorations at first were crude, 
but they interested him and led him to further ventures. He began experiment- 
ing with different clays which he got from the neighborhood. This resulted 
in time in the production of a fairly good opaque queensware. At this point, 
he turned his attention to kaolin and feldspar, and after much experimenting he 
finally discovered the proper proportions of these ingredients to use with bone 
dust and flint necessar}' for the manufacture of a high-grade porcelain. 

It was in 1825 that he began using this ware in trade. The old waterworks 
at the northwest comer of Schuylkill-Front (Twenty-third) and Chestnut 
Streets were obtained from the city and the kilns necessary were erected. Then, 
in 1826, he purchased four acres of land and Alexander Dixon's feldspar quarry 
in Newcastle County, Delaware, and from this time until 1828 continued the 
manufacture, entering into partnership with Hulme and, in 1832-38, with Hemp- 
hill. The Museum is now in possession of a fairly complete collection of this 
pioneer manufactiire of porcelain on this continent. 

S. Y. S. 



ELECTRIC LIGHT IN THE MUSEUM 

Among the improvements which the Park Commission is making in Memo- 
rial Hall in connection with the construction of the new Children's Museum, 
which is being arranged in the basement, the installation of the most modern 
system of electric lighting is perhaps the most noticeable. 

Not only will the Children's Museum be lit in this most satisfactory manner, 
but the Pompeian Room, with the great model of the Centennial Fair Grounds, 
the cork models of famous European buildings and the reproductions of the 
ruins of Pompeii, all so dear to Philadelphia youth, has been already illuminated 
in a way which makes all these features vastly more visible and removes forever 
the blasts of hot and mephitic air which made one pant for a gas mask as one 
descended into this subterranean "dugout." 



42 BULLETIN OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 

Far more important is a similar installation in the basement galleries con- 
taining the Frishmuth Collection of Colonial relics illustrating the home life, 
customs and domestic crafts and industries of the early settlers in Pennsylvania, 
founded and continually added to by Mrs. Wilham D. Frishmuth. It is 
extraordinarily rich in objects of the highest interest to students of our earlier 
history and antiquities and its value to those who seek for any reason to recon- 
struct that bygone period is well nigh inestimable. 

Formerly it was inadequately shown because of the limited amount of light 
pro\'idcd by the few gas fixtures available. Now, the electric light perfectly 
illuminates every comer and the collection is for the first time visible in its 
true value. 

This lighting, together with that in the new Children's Museum, has 
been installed under the direction of Dr. Edward P. Hyde of the Nela Research 
Laboratory, Cleveland, probably the highest authority in this country on the 
subject, who most generously gave his valuable advice and services free of 
charge to this Museum. 

When the Children's A'luseum is finished and opened, a new passageway 
connecting it with the rooms containing the Frishmuth Collection will make 
access to both easier, provide a perfect circulation through this part of Memorial 
Hall and conduce greatly to the comfort of the visiting public. 



SCHOOL NOTES. 

The School of Industrial Art has pledged itself for much patriotic work. 
The recent Third Liberty Loan drive carried out by an organization of repre- 
sentatives of the thirteen classes of the School, with Robert Paul Marenzana as 
chairman, set $12,000 as a goal. This being immediately reaHzed, various 
advances were made until the close of the campaign, when $74,000, or more than 
six times the original goal, had been secured. 

The total of the War Savings Stamps sales was $2,563. The total of the 
Belgian and Armenian Relief Fund was $520.10. To this has been added the 
French Orphans' Relief Association, to which the students are responding well. 

Supplying coast patrol, mine sweepers, tankers, and merchant marine 
training ships (on which our own boys are serving) with books, games and 
victrola records, has been undertaken by a committee of students of which 
Miss Marion Hengst is chairman, and already a considerable number of the 
craft has received these gifts. 



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The significant design painted on the first float of the Democracy Parade 
was executed at a few hours' notice by Messrs. Copeland, Ege, Warwick and 
Smnock, with the assistance of two of the pupils — Lambert and Walton. A 
letter afterwards received from the committee having the parade in charge 
stated that this float was considered the finest design for the parade. ^ __ 



BULLETIN OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 43 

The Alumni Business Bureau has received over seventy requests within 
the last six weeks for students to do drafting, lettering and tracing in the 
various government and other establishments doing war work. Besides this a 
demand has also arisen for women workers, as they have been found particularly 
successful in the more delicate joinery, and several of our women graduates 
have accepted positions at League Island, where the Naval Air Craft Factory 
expects to employ for the summer months between twenty and thirty of our 
undergraduates at a salary of from |80 to $100 a month. The Dupont works, 
Wilmington, has made a similar offer for ten students. Several members of the 
first-year class have been employed by the Pennsylvania railroad at an initial 
salary of $75 a month. Their actual training here for this work was less than 
thirty^ days. Other members have been chosen to supervise the selection of 
material and construction of war equipment. 

It is proposed to establish in Philadelphia a school for Occupational 
Therapy, and the School of Industrial Art has offered its building, equipment, 
and so far as possible its faculty, to assist the government in training teachers 
who will also be given hospital experience so that they (under proper military 
discipline) can take their places in the hospitals established by the government 
for the crippled and disabled men coming from the front, and help in their 
recovery by means of this Occupational Therapy which has been found to 
produce such wonderful effects upon the body and mind. No amateur or 
volunteer aids are to be used in this work, and only those professionally trained 
are to serve. This organization is only in unshapened stage, but is expected 
to reach its full development by early autumn. 

An effort is also being made to collect field, marine and spy-glasses for the 
Navy, where they are greatly needed. 

There is work being done at the Naval Hospital, and already forty-five of 
the girls from the classes have enlisted for farm work, many of them already 
being on the soil. 

The poster and other forms of illustration relative to war matters, has 
been of great interest to the students, and they have distinguished themselves 
by what they have done along these lines. 

Arrangements to have this School assist the National Security League in 
spreading their propaganda "Patriotism Through Education" have been made 
by Mr. Ege. To further this movement a free course in "Patriotic Training 
Work for Teachers" is offered during the summer session of the School. The 
course will comprise eight lectures and discussion based on the League's "Hand- 
book of the War." It is intended to give a proper understanding of the place 
of the United States among the nations ; and particularly on the causes, progress 
and desirable outcome of the war. 

The study of the hostile acts committed against us by the German govern- 
ment and the kind of future to which we shall have to look forward in the event 



44 BULLETIN OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 

of a German victory, will be the circumstances considered for our participation 
in the war; German war aims, practices and their menace will he analyzed; 
the problems of the government considered ; the duty of every American citizen 
expounded; and comparisons between the German plans for the world in the 
future, and plans of the Allies discussed and criticised. This study of the great 
war should inspire and arouse every teacher to action in instilling patriotism 
in the youth or children in his or her charge. 

Several thousand announcements were sent to the schools in Philadelphia 
and vicinity, as this was the only school selected by the National Security 
League in this part of the state. The work will be under the direction of Mr. 
Wanvick. 

Also, by arrangement, the " Teachers National Sen,nce Bulletin, " issued by 
the Committee on Public Information, will be distributed to those enrolled in 
the "Patriotic Training Course." This publication aims to interpret to teachers, 
and through them to the children under their charge, high ideals of American 
patriotism and the privileges and obligations of American citizenship ; to serve 
as a clearing house for the interchange of plans, suggestions and successful 
experiences relating to war service work in the school, and to direct attention 
to more important articles and publications which deal with war activities in 
relation to the schools. 

We have also promised to aid the National War Savings Committee by 
distributing bulletins ]3repared for teachers and discussing the need of saving 
food, materials and labor. 



The closing of the School was marked by several special incidents which 
are of interest to the members of the corporation. 

The prizes for which there were no competitors (owing to the students 
comjjosing the classes having joined the Service or engaged in war material 
production, drafting, etc.) were given by the donors to the wounded soldier 
funds — some in Italy and some in France. These were as follows : 

Mrs. John Harrison's prizes in memory of her brothers — Charles Godfrey 
Leland and Henry Perry Leland ; 

Mr. Thomas Harrison's prize in memory of Mrs. Harrison; 

Mrs. Joseph F. Sinnott prize; 

Mrs. Jones Wister prize; and the Girls' Industrial Art League prize; 
to which sum the graduating class added a substantial contribution. 

This not only encourages the committees having the development of these 
funds in charge, but is of great help to the student body in justifying its efforts 
to aid these undertakings. 

Miss Eva S. Ahrens received three honors which were considered rather 
remarkable in consideration of her having been totally deaf since infancy. 
Just how this would necessarily interfere with her perception of color and good 
form is not clear, because the School has already had quite a number of deaf 
students who have distinguished themselves, both in the School and afterw-ard, 



BULLETIN OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 45 

as art workers and teachers in institutions for the deaf. It has not been found 
that the elimination of one sense necessarily dulls others, but very often seems 
to lend acuteness to some of these. 

Miss Ahrens was awarded the M. Theresa Keehmle Scholarship by the 
Alumni Association; the Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Third Prize from the 
Associate Committee of Women; and honorable mention in the Herbert D. 
Allman Prize competition. 

The School in its history of forty years has had a considerable number of 
students with physical handicaps, some having but one arm, some but one eye; 
quite a number have had only one leg, and some have had no legs, and there 
have been various forms of crippling, but in no instance has there been any 
evidence of diminished natural power of mind or slackness in effort due to these 



Special prizes amounting to $35 offered by Mrs. Joseph T. Bailey for the 
best designs in color for Christmas cards, were won by Miss Hettie E. Wenzel, 
who received the First Prize of $20, and Miss Blanche Camero received both 
the other two. 

In response to a very earnest request from Miss Deborah Weisel, Instructor 
in Art at the State Normal School, Johnson, Vermont, for an exhibit of our 
school work, the Exhibition Committee of the Alumni Association is sending 
representative examples in lettering, interior decoration, original designs for 
carpets, fabrics, furniture and book covers; also nature studies, out-door 
sketches and posters. The exhibit is to bring before the summer classes of the 
Normal School the professional opportunities offered by a practical art training. 
Miss Weisel is a graduate of this School and has held several important posi- 
tions — from general supen,nsion of whole districts to such special work as that 
of which she is now in charge. She was among the members of the Alumni 
making foreign study in 1914, when this plan for traveling scholarships was 
inaugurated ; and has lectured and written upon the subjects she particularly 
investigated. 

The School has received the following gifts : 

From Mrs. W. W. Gibbs, of the Associate Committee of Women; 40 
volumes for the Students' Library in the Alumni Room, including a very fine 
copy of the Encyclopedia Brittanica in 23 volumes. 

From Mrs. James Mifflin, of the Associate Committee of Women: a wrap — 
Persian character — of rose colored velvet for the Costume Class. 

From Mrs. Jones Wister: a variety of beads and belt ornaments for the 
Costume Class. 

From Miss 0. Bachmann; a collection of carved tortoise shell. 

From Miss Edith May: two bronze Serbian and Rumanian commemorative 
medals made in France. 

From Mr. F. Lewis: one Ives "Kromskop;" portfolio— Muybridge's 
animal locomotion; quiver of Indian arrows. 



46 BULLETIN OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 

During the past School year pupils of the second and third sections of 
the Interior Decoration Class have entered the competitions in Design for Mural 
Decoration, issued monthly by the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design of New- 
York. The subjects have been as follows : 

1 . A Decorative Border for the wall of a court room. 

2. A Tapestr^^ — "The Three Fates" — for the decoration of a drawing 

room. 

3. A Decorative Overmantel for a Library. 

4. A Lunette — "Charity" — for the hall of a public building. 

5. Decoration for the Apse of a small Romanesque Church. 

6. Decoration for the wall of a Monumental Loggia. 

7. A Metope in Mosaic. 

8. A Frieze in Sgraffito for a museum building. 

9. A Decorative Ceiling for a room in an Astronomical Observatory. 

10. Decorative Painting for a Triptych in the green room of a theatre — 

" Comedy, Tragedy and the Dance. " 

1 1 . Decoration for the Vestibule of the Morris High School in New^ York. 

A problem for actual execution. 

The last two problems after the close of the School. 

The class as a whole scored in mentions 6Al4 points, making a showing far 
in advance of any other school. 

Carroll T. Lambert made a score of 14^2 points in nine problems and 
had good prospects of winning the cash prize and medal offered by the Beaux- 
Arts Institute of Design for the highest score for the season. Unfortunately he 
will not be able to enter the last two competitions on account of registration 
for the service on June 5th, his twenty-first birthday. 



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ACCESSIONS 
April — June, 1918 



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CLASS 


OBJECT 


SOURCE 


Ceramics 
Fans 


Worcester Porcelain Vase, Modern 


Given by Mr. Francis Ralston Welsh. 




Black Lace Shawl. Chantilly. c. 1850 


Given by Miss Ernst. 




Black Lace Fan, Chantilly 


] Given by Miss Pauline B. Townsend. 




3 Pairs of Black Lace Mitts 




Lace Collar 


i Given by Mrs. Helen W. Van Horn. 


Silversmith's 
Work 


4 Old American Sugar-Tongs 

16 Old American Teaspoons 

Teaspoon made by George Wintle, England, 1801 ... - 

Creamer made by Christian Wiltberger. Philadelphia. 

1793-1819 




Given by Mrs. Hampton L. Carson. 
Lent by Mrs. Hampton L. Carson. 




Tablespoon made by Stockman and Pepper. Phila- 
delphia. 1831 


Given by Dr. E. S. Vanderslice. 




3 Old American Teaspoons 


Givpn hv Mrs. Tohn Markoe. 






Given by Mrs. William Lj^tleton 




Embroidered Silk Crepe Shawl, Chinese 

Tan Silk Parasol. Ivory Handle 


Savage in memory of Miss Julia 
Maver Keim. 
Given by Miss Pauline B. Townsend. 

■ Given by Mrs. Helen W. Van Horn. 




3 Collars made of Embroidery 


Lent bv the School of Industrial Art. 


Miscellaneous 


Tortoise Shell Comb and Locket and Chain 

9 Stamps and a Postal Card from Afghanistan 




Given by Miss Otilie Bachman. 
Given by Mr. K. Minassian. 



MEMBERSHIP 

The Trustees of the Pennsylvania Museum 
and School of Industrial Art desire the active 
co-operation of all public-spirited citizens 
who are known to be in sympathy with its 
educational work. All such persons are 
invited to become members. 

CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS 

Patron Members in Perpetuity — Those 
who contribute the sum of S5000 or more 
whether in money or objects for the Museum. 

Fellowship Members in Perpetuity — Those 
who contribute Si 000 at one time. 

Life Members — Those who contribute the 
sum of $100 or more at one time. 

Annual Members — Those who contribute 
not less than $10 yearly. 

The contributions received from Patrons 
($5000), and from Life Members ($100), are 
added to the permanent Endowment Fund. 
Contributions from Annual Members ($10) 
are used to the best advantage in the develop- 
ment of the Museum and the School. 

ADVANTAGES OF MEMBERSHIP 

All members are entitled to the following 
benefits: 

The right to vote and transact business 
at the Annual Meeting. 

Invitations to all general receptions and 
exhibitions held at the Museum and the 
School. 

Free access to the Museum and School 
Libraries and admission to all lectures. 

Also a copy of each of the following pub- 
lications: 

The Annual Report of the Corporation. 

The Annual Circulars of the School of 
Applied Art and the Philadelphia Textile 
School. 

The Art Handbooks and Art Primers, 
issued from time to time by the Museum 
(a printed list of publications will be mailed 
to any member on application). 

The Illustrated Quarterly Bulletin of the 
Museum. 

A list of members is published each year 
in the Annual Report. 

Applications for membership, and remit- 
tances should be sent to the Secretary, 
P. M. & S. I. A., 320 South Broad Street, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

HOURS OF ADMISSION 

The Museum is open, free to the public, 
every day in the year. 
Opening Hours: 
Mondays at 12 M. 
Other Week Days at 9.30 A. M. 
Sundays at 1 P. M. 
Closing Hours: 

During the summer months, 5 P. AL 

(Sundays, 6 P. M.) 
During the winter months, a half hour 
before sunset. 



CATALOGUES, HANDBOOKS, ETC. 

(On sale at the South Entrance) 

Handbook of the Museum |0. 25 

A Brief History of the Bayeux Tapestry . 10 
Cork Models of Windsor Castle, Tower 
of London, Westminster Abbey, 

Church of St. Peter, Rome '. . .10 

The Great Seals of England 25 

Handbook of the Collection of Tulip 
Ware of the Pennsylvania-German 
Potters : 

Paper cover 1 . 00 

Large paper edition. Cloth 5 . 00 

Handbook of the Maiolica of Mexico: 

Paper cover 1.00 

Flexible Art Canvas 2.00 

Art Primer No. 3, Lead Glazed Pottery .50 
Art Primer No. 5, Tin Enameled Pot- 
tery 50 

Art Primer No. 6, Salt Glazed Stone- 
ware 50 

Art Primer No. 9, Hard Paste Porce- 
lain 50 

Art Primer No. 1 1 , Artificial Soft Paste 

Porcelain 50 

Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum 

(quarterly), per annum 1 . 00 

Catalogue of Tiles 25 

Catalogue of Fakes and Reproductions .25 



Friends of the Institution who desire 
to devise to it money should use the fol- 
lowing: 

Form of Bequest 

I give and bequeath unto the Pennsyl- 
vania Museum and School of Industrial Art 

the sum of dollars 

for the use of the said Corporation. 

Witnesses 



Form of Devise of Real Estate 

I give and devise unto the Pennsylvania 
Museum and School of Industrial Art, its 
successors and assigns, all that certain (here 
insert a description of the property) for the 
use of the said Corporation. 



Witnesses..