Profile profile for boudreauj
Patent models and the graphic arts
Printing, printmaking, and the natural sciences
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection, edited version with photographs of publication of the same name by Elizabeth M. Harris, 1996. See Smithsonian Learning Lab vitual exhibit: https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/printing-presses-in-the-graphic-arts-collection-printing-embossing-stamping-and-duplicating-devices/rt2Sdw6GICPVoOEv#r/
Printing at Home, physical and virtual exhibit, 2018-2020, see Smithsonian Learning Lab virtual exhibit: https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/printing-at-home/L7eBgXaPqEn4nBV1#r/
Book project (working title): Harnessing Mid-Nineteenth Century American Art: Artists and Imagery for the Reports of the United States and Mexican Boundary and Pacific Railroad Surveys
John Wells: Hand Press Innovator, American Printing History Association website, 2016. John Wells: Hand Press Innovator - American Printing Histor Association.
A Press Pass for William Conant Church, American Printing History Association website, 2015. A Civil War Press Pass for William Conant Church - American Printing History Association.
"The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement, a recap for Inside: Vanished Birds of North America," in Connect, Summer 2014, p. 12. Smithsonian Libraries, 2014. connect-summer-2014.pdf (si.edu)
The Early Sixties: American Culture physical and virtual exhibition, 2014-15: https://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/early-sixties-american-culture.
California Mission Postcards, NMAH website object group, 2014: https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/california-mission-postcards.
Award statement 2014 Wood Engravers’ Network exhibition competition, 2014.
Contributing exhibition coordinator Passionate Collectors, The Washington Print Club at 50, 2014.
Invention and the Patent Model, physical and virtual exhibition, 2013: https://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/artifact-walls-invention-and-patent-model.
"The Portable Press and Field Printing during the American Civil War," in Printing History, July 2012.
19th Century Survey Prints (American History web object group): https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/19th-century-survey-prints
Patent Models: Graphic Arts (American History web object group): https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/patent-models-graphic-arts
Keeping History: Plains Indian Ledger Drawings, physical and virtual exhibition 2009: https://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/keeping-history-plains-indian-ledger-drawings
Civil War Field Printing, physical and virtual exhibition 2008-2009: https://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/civil-war-field-printing
Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustrations, physical and virtual exhibition, 2008-2009: https://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/picturing-words-power-book-illustration
"Publishing the U.S. Exploring Expedition: The Fruits of the Glorious Enterprise," in Printing History, January 2008.
“Printing Matrices for Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expedition” (American History web object group): https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/printing-matrices-for-narrative-of-the-us-exploring-expedition
The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement, physical and virtual exhibit 1998: https://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/feather-trade-and-american-conservation-movement
2019-20: American Historical Print Collectors Society matching grant to conserve printing plates for the U.S. Exploring Expedition (1844-70) publications.
2017: Research Opportunities Fund awards for research and training at Rare Book School, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.
2016: Lemelson Center matching grant – preservation of patent models.
2015: Research Opportunities Fund awards for research and training at Rare Book School, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.
2014: Research Opportunities Fund award for research and training, NEH-funded graduate-level seminar/institute coordinated by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
2013: Smithsonian Institution Secretary's Award for Excellence, Collaborative Spirit for participation in the Civil War Book Team.
2012-2019: Merit Awards for Highly Successful or Outstanding Performance (SI, NMAH).
American Printing History Association, Chesapeake Chapter, DC region
The Washington Print Club, Washington, DC
John I. Wells his life, inventions, and letters patent
A representation of the story surrounding the press pass printed by the Union Army of the Potomac and assigned to William Conant Church, of the New York Times, in 1862.
Fashion feathers and the part they played in American Conservation history. A short recap of the story told in the physical and virtual exhibit The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement, 1998, see: https://americanhistory.si.edu/feather/index.htm.
A short recap relating to portable printing presses used by Civil War units to produce orders, and other field documents such as the Appomattox parole.
This article discusses the invention, use, and short-lived importance of the American Civil War portable printing press to the armies and navies of the Union and Confederate forces.
This article discusses the Congressional and east coast print production and printing of the volumes describing the findings of the U.S. Exploring Expedition (1838-42).
Woodblocks were used to reproduce illustrations prepared in the field. The illustration for this woodblock was prepared on what is now referred to as Teddy Roosevelt Island on the Potomac River for the New York Illustrated News, ca 1863.
A history of the original U.S. Patent Office building and descriptions of a sampling of patent models now represented in the some 10,000 object collection of the National Museum of American History.