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Unknown [C.H.S.] : [C.H.S. watercolor drawings of Indians of North, South, and Central America, the West Indies, and Mexico, copied from various sources], ca. 1843-1850

Watercolor drawings of Indians of North, South, and Central America, the West Indies, and Mexico, with a particular focus on American Indian cultural practices and the Aztec civilization. "C.H.S" appropriated the subject matter and composition for many of his watercolor drawings from various mid-nineteenth century sources, from inexpensive periodicals to richly illustrated editions. Quite possibly a resident of Great Britain due to his predilection for images culled from British publications, the identity of "C.H.S." has unfortunately remained elusive.
Extent: 10.5 linear feet - (6 custom boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Indians and the West
Call Number: VAULT Oversize Ayer Art.C.H.S.
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The [C.H.S. watercolor drawings of Indians of North, South, and Central America, the West Indies, and Mexico, copied from various sources] are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time maximum, proper art handling procedures will be strictly enforced (Priority I).