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Detroit's Pewabic Pottery was founded by artist Mary Chase Perry in 1903 as part of the American Arts and Crafts movement. The pottery is known for the iridescent glazes on its tiles and vessels. This vase exhibits the iridescent surfaces for which Pewabic was renowned. The blue-glazed interior contrasts with the gold on the exterior, heightening this effect.
The U.S. government held bond drives during World War II to encourage Americans to support the war effort. Average citizens could invest in bonds where they worked, and many companies set goals for their employees to meet. Promotions for these campaigns--some depicting racist caricatures--often appealed to Americans' sense of patriotism to help raise money to defeat the enemy.
Lillian Schwartz is a pioneer of computer-generated art. From 1969-2002, she was a "resident visitor" at Bell Laboratories, producing groundbreaking films, videos, and multimedia works. The Schwartz Collection spans Lillian's childhood into her late career, documenting an expansive mindset, mastery over traditional and experimental mediums alike--and above all--an ability to create inspirational connections between science, art, and technology.
Loranger Gristmill and Stoney Creek Construction, Greenfield Village Restoration Project, April 2003
By 2000, Greenfield Village began showing its age. Buildings and crumbling infrastructure desperately needed repair. Museum planners envisioned a revitalized village. They created themed "Historic Districts" by relocating and refurbishing the historic structures. Workers repaved streets and upgraded water, sewer, electric, and gas lines. In June 2003, nine months after restoration began, visitors passed through a new entrance into a reborn...
In 1932, Louis Schnitzer and Nathan Gelfman formed Everlast Metal Products Corporation, producing high-quality, hand-forged aluminum giftware. In an era of growing uniformity via factory production, the "made by hand" aspect of these products held an aesthetic appeal for consumers. In 1933, Everlast introduced its first product line, "Forged Giftware" featuring Colonial Revival inspired designs.
The Saturday Evening Post, first published in 1821 as a four-page weekly newspaper, became one of America's most popular weekly publications by the mid-1900s. The magazine contained news, commentaries, fiction, and general interest articles. But its most distinctive feature was its front cover illustrations by artists such as George Hughes, John Falter, J.C. Leyendecker, and Norman Rockwell.
In 1977, Henry Ford Museum acquired an 18th-century farmhouse from northeastern Connecticut. Skilled workers dismantled the home and rebuilt it in Greenfield Village using hand construction methods. It was originally interpreted with a focus on architecture and antiques, but furnishings and demonstrations in the home now recreate the life of its original occupants, the Daggett family, in the 1760s.