Life in America: A Special Loan Exhibition of Paintings Held during the Period of the New York World's Fair, April 24 to October 29 [1939]

Life in America: A Special Loan Exhibition of Paintings Held during the Period of the New York World's Fair, April 24 to October 29 [1939]

Life in America: A Special Loan Exhibition of Paintings Held during the Period of the New York World's Fair, April 24 to October 29 [1939]

Life in America: A Special Loan Exhibition of Paintings Held during the Period of the New York World's Fair, April 24 to October 29 [1939]

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This novel and important exhibition of Life in America during Three Hundred Years would not have been possible without the most generous co-operation of many people and institutions who have not only given freely of their time and interested thought but have contributed noteworthy pictures from their collections. Of the 145 lenders, whose names are given on the preceding pages, 78 are private owners and 67 are institutions. To these and all the others who have so enthusiastically and helpfully collaborated with it, the Museum extends its sincerest thanks.

The exhibition has been selected and arranged by a special committee composed of Stephen C. Clark, a Trustee of the Museum; Harry B. Wehle, the Museum's Curator of Paintings; and William M. Ivins, Jr., Assistant Director. Much of the field work has been done by A. Hyatt Mayor, Associate Curator of Prints, and Hermann W. Williams, an Assistant in the Department of Paintings. The thoughtful introduction was written by Mr. Wehle, and the amusing and informative text of the following pages has been prepared by many willing hands, but in largest part is the work of Mr. Mayor and of Josephine L. Allen, one of the Assistant Curators of Paintings. We are especially indebted to the Frick Art Reference Library for much generously given information. All those of the staff who have worked on the catalogue join in extending to Winifred E. Howe their heartfelt thanks.

WILLIAM M. IVINS, JR. Acting Director.

March 27, 1939.

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