Artist/Designer

Smith, Sidney Lawton

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Commissioned for

Harvard College Library

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate in black ink on white paper. It features an oval portrait of a Native American man. The bottom of the bookplate is adorned with a banner that reads "EACH MAN THE MAKER OF HIS OWN FORTUNE" Above the portrait is an ornate archway with a fruit and foliage motif, and below is a rectangle with the text "A COLLECTION OF AMERICAN HISTORY IN MEMORY OF CHARLES ELLIOTT PERKINS OF BURLINGTON IOWA." and is flanked by illustrations of pineapples. There is a banner that reads "HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY" and there is a seal that reads "VE RI TAS".

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

English and Latin

Date or Era

20th Century

Object Size

5 x 3 in

Bookplate Collection Number

BA1040

Subject

Bookplate designers

Subject

Bookplates--Specimens

Subject

Books—Owners’ marks

Part of

Bookplate Collection of Christine Price

Donor

Christine Price

Digital Publisher

Copley Library, University of San Diego

Date Digitized

2023-12-12

Image Format

image/tif

Image File Size

3873 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\Smith, Sidney Lawton\TIF Images\BA1040

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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