The National Museum of American History is not an art museum. But works of art fill its collections and testify to the vital place of art in everyday American life. The ceramics collections hold hundreds of examples of American and European art glass and pottery. Fashion sketches, illustrations, and prints are part of the costume collections. Donations from ethnic and cultural communities include many homemade religious ornaments, paintings, and figures. The Harry T Peters "America on Stone" collection alone comprises some 1,700 color prints of scenes from the 1800s. The National Quilt Collection is art on fabric. And the tools of artists and artisans are part of the Museum's collections, too, in the form of printing plates, woodblock tools, photographic equipment, and potters' stamps, kilns, and wheels.
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- Collector of art, artifacts and documents on the history, culture and people of Puerto Rico. Vidal donated his artifact collection to the National Museum of American History in 1997.
- Maps, prints, posters, religious articles, publications and photographs, relating to the history and culture of Puerto Rico. Mr. Vidal's family and personal papers are also included.
- Cite as
- Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1592-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
- Vidal, Teodoro
- Local number
- 1997.3059 (NMAH Acc.)
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH