Library Archives Manuscript Collection - A0092

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A0092 – Art & Artifact Collection

 

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title: Art & Artifact Collection
Date span: c. 1950s – 2020s

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Restriction on Access: The collection is available for supervised use by appointment during normal Boynton Beach City Library hours. Users are required to comply with the library’s regulations governing use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction: Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). The Boynton Beach City Library adheres to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any use of a reproduction in excess of “fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement.

Acquisition information: Many items were collected by the Boynton Beach Historical Society and were transferred to the Local History Archives in 2016.

Date of finding aid: January 2022, GC

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Scope and Content Note:

Collection includes artifacts and artworks, chiefly legacy items or donated individually.

CONTENTS

A0092-001 Oil painting of Harriet Bedell “A Woman Set Apart.” 19" wide, 23" high. Framed. 1958. Artist: James C. Thurber 2016.022.1046 Hanging in archives storage area Harriet Bedell (1875-1969) was an Episcopal deaconess and missionary to Native American communities in Oklahoma, Alaska, and Florida. A0092
A0092-002 Oil painting of Osceola. Framed, 18.5" wide, 22.5" high. Framed. 1958 Artist: James C. Thurber 2016.022.1024 Hanging in archives storage area Osceola (1804 – January 30, 1838), named Billy Powell at birth in Alabama, became an influential leader of the Seminole people in Florida. Possibly hung in Mrs. Thurber's 4th grade class in Boynton Elementary. a0092
A0092-003 Boat paddle. Wood, 84” long, 4” wide, 1.5” diameter 2016.022.1014 In archives office. a0092
A0092-004 “Tropical Shores Lots for Sale” sign. Painted wood, 48” wide, 36” high, 1” thick. 2016.022.1019 Hanging in archives office. a0092
A0092-005 “Boynton Beach” railroad depot sign. Painted wood, 12’ wide, 1’ high, 2” thick 2016.022.1022 Hanging in archives office. a0092
A0092-006 Stuffed alligator. 20" long, 3" wide 2016.022.1027 In archives office. a0092
A0092-007 Roof tiles (4) from the Woman's Club. Clay, 18" wide, 10" high. 2016.022.1006 In archives office. a0092
A0092-008 Oil painting of old Ocala Seaboard Depot. Canvas and wood, 18" wide, 14" high, unframed. 1994. Artist: Robert McCall 2016.022.1239 Donor: P.C. McMichen Hanging in archives storage area a0092
A0092-009 Oil painting of Florida East Coast Railroad engine. Canvas and wood, 20.5x16.75 framed, 15.5x11.75. Artist: Robert McCall 2016.022.1239? Donor: Given to R. Spence in turn gifted to BBHS by P.C. McMichen in 1988 Hanging in archives storage area a0092
A0092-010 Painting: Great Egret, Red Egret Canvas and wood, 18.25" x 24.25" framed, 17" x 23" painting. Silver frame. 1964 Artist: Bernard P. Thomas 8000.013 Hanging in archives storage area a0092
A0092-011 Replica of Liberty Bell of 1752. Plaque: "Commissioned by Boynton Beach, Florida in Commemoration of the Bicentenary of American Independence." Metal with wood stand and cloth tassel, 16" high, 13" wide. 1976. 2018.001 In archives office. a0092
A0092-012 Trim from Daugharty House, demolished 2011 8000.016 In archives office. a0092
A0092-013 U.S. flag. Gift from squad “No Slack” 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, 2008. Accompanying certificates in A0008 2016.009 In archives office. a0092
A0092-014 Two hard hats and a shovel from the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Boynton Beach Library expansion project, 5 Nov 2004. Hard hats are plastic (one white, one yellow) covered by flaking gold paint, with label. Shovel 52" with gold paint. 2004 8000.017 In archives office. a0092
A0092-015 Painting: Osceola and Trail of Tears. Paint on palm frond, 29" x 50" woven hanger broken. Artist: Eleanor Bowles 2015.008 Gift of Eleanor Bowles to Boynton Cultural Centre/Schoolhouse Museum, 1999 On top shelf in archives storage area. a0092
A0092-016 Painting: Osceola with panther. Paint of palm frond, 23" x 34" Artist: Eleanor Bowles 2015.009 Gift of Eleanor Bowles to Boynton Cultural Centre/Schoolhouse Museum, n.d. Hanging in archives storage area a0092
A0092-017 Painting: Orange Grove House of Refuge. Canvas and wood, 19.25x15.5 framed, 15.5x11.5 painting. Wood frame. Artist: Dorothy D. Whitney 2016.022 Hanging in archives storage area a0092
A0092-018 7 wooden yardsticks from local businesses, c. 1960s 2021.031 Donor: Julie Summers Mascho In archives office. a0092
A0092-019 Wood sign, “For Charter, Capt. Harold Lyman, boat Britches, Boynton Beach, Fla.” 29” x 15.5”, 1960s 2021.028.003 Donated to the BBHS by Mayor Steven B. Grant, unknown date, unknown provenance, possibly found in Grant's house when purchased. In archives office.
 
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A0092-020 Ocean Avenue Bridge framed print. 35 x 18.5 print, 42 x 27 framed. Artist: Bill Westman 2010.003 Donor: Daniel Perales Hanging in archives storage area
 
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A0092-021 "After Preparations for a Feast" : The Timucua, colored engraving by Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) from a painting by Jacques le Moyne de Morgues (ca 1533-before 1588). 20x17 framed, 14x10 print. Silver frame. 8000.011 Hanging in archives storage area
 
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A0092-022 "Gold diggers in Florida," colored engraving by Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) from a painting by Jacques le Moyne de Morgues (ca 1533-before 1588). 20x17 framed, 14x10 print. 8000.012 Hanging in archives storage area a0092
A0092-023 Ella Harper and friend, c. 1917. Enlargement of photo A0081-L-001, colorized, printed on stretched fabric, 16" x 20", c. 1917 8000.018 In archives office. Woman on right frequently erroneously reported as being Cora Stickney Harper. a0092
A0092-024 James Edward Hamilton, Barefoot Mailman, walking away from Jupiter Lighthouse, where a man and a woman stand, two pelicans in flight. Panel 1 of 6 framed prints or cards featuring the "Legend of James Edward Hamilton--Barefoot Mailman," by Stevan Dohanos (1907-1994). Originals are large panels in the West Palm Beach Florida Post Office, originally created in 1940; date of copy print unknown. Prints: 9" x 4.5"; Frame: 15 5/8" x 11", 1940 Artist: Stevan Dohanos 8000.021 Hanging in archives storage area
 
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A0092-025 James Edward Hamilton, Barefoot Mailman, behind counter with another man, stamping mail. Panel 2 of 6 framed prints or cards featuring the "Legend of James Edward Hamilton--Barefoot Mailman," by Stevan Dohanos (1907-1994). Originals are large panels in the West Palm Beach Florida Post Office, originally created in 1940; date of copy print unknown. Prints: 9" x 4.5"; Frame: 15 5/8" x 11", 1940 Artist: Stevan Dohanos 8000.021 Hanging in archives storage area
 
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A0092-026 James Edward Hamilton, Barefoot Mailman, walking with two businessmen, large driftwood in foreground. Panel 3 of 6 framed prints or cards featuring the "Legend of James Edward Hamilton--Barefoot Mailman," by Stevan Dohanos (1907-1994). Originals are large panels in the West Palm Beach Florida Post Office, originally created in 1940; date of copy print unknown. Prints: 9" x 4.5"; Frame: 15 5/8" x 11", 1940 Artist: Stevan Dohanos 8000.021 Hanging in archives storage area
 
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A0092-027 James Edward Hamilton, Barefoot Mailman, walking on beach with ship wreck with prow carved as a woman and two Great Blue Herons in background. Panel 4 of 6 framed prints or cards featuring the "Legend of James Edward Hamilton--Barefoot Mailman," by Stevan Dohanos (1907-1994). Originals are large panels in the West Palm Beach Florida Post Office, originally created in 1940; date of copy print unknown. Prints: 9" x 4.5"; Frame: 15 5/8" x 11", 1940 Artist: Stevan Dohanos 8000.021 Hanging in archives storage area
 
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A0092-028 James Edward Hamilton, Barefoot Mailman, in rowboat, three alligators in foreground. Panel 5 of 6 framed prints or cards featuring the "Legend of James Edward Hamilton--Barefoot Mailman," by Stevan Dohanos (1907-1994). Originals are large panels in the West Palm Beach Florida Post Office, originally created in 1940; date of copy print unknown. Prints: 9" x 4.5"; Frame: 15 5/8" x 11", 1940 Artist: Stevan Dohanos 8000.021 Hanging in archives storage area
 
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A0092-029 James Edward Hamilton, Barefoot Mailman, drinking from canteen next to two pelicans. Panel 6 of 6 framed prints or cards featuring the "Legend of James Edward Hamilton--Barefoot Mailman," by Stevan Dohanos (1907-1994). Originals are large panels in the West Palm Beach Florida Post Office, originally created in 1940; date of copy print unknown. Prints: 9" x 4.5"; Frame: 15 5/8" x 11", 1940 Artist: Stevan Dohanos 8000.021 Hanging in archives storage area a0092
A0092-030 Framed clippings of Palm Beach Post 3 Feb 2004 sports article. 17.5 " x 34", 2004 2021.024 Hanging in archives storage area a0092
A0092-031 Framed print of Delray Packing House, c. 1903. Medal label: “Presented to the City of Boynton Beach by the Boynton Beach-Delray Beach Soroptomist Club. Framed: 15" square, print: 11" square, 1976 Artist: J.R. Cotie Hanging in archives storage area a0092