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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- McBain has been an art supervisor for J. W. Thompson in Detroit, a creative consultant for Soft Sheen Products, and co-founder of Burrell McBain Advertising in Chicago. He donated these illustrations as examples of his creative work in 1985.
- Examples of advertisements by McBain for McDonald's, Marlboro, and a Chicago arts festival, "Black Folk Us".
- Cite as
- Emmett McBain Afro-American Advertising Poster Collection, 1973-1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
- 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976
- McBain, Emmett
- McDonald's Corporation
- Burrell McBain Advertising (Chicago, Ill.)
- Local number
- 1986.3012 (NMAH Acc.)
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH