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Tecumseh

National Portrait Gallery

Dying Tecumseh

Catalog of American Portraits
Tecumseh (c. 1768–1813) was a pivotal figure in the Native American resistance to American expansionism after the Revolution. A Shawnee chief from the Ohio Valley, Tecumseh created a coalition among the tribes that fought with the British during the War of 1812. After some military success, Tecumseh was killed at the Battle of the Thames (Ontario) by troops led by future president William Henry Harrison.

The sculpture draws on classical work, such as the Dying Gaul from ancient Rome, to mythologize Tecumseh as a heroic exemplar of the Native people and their tragic fate, a status conveyed to him only after death.

Scambus (Scambus) tecumseh

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

The Dying Tecumseh

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mrs. William Tecumseh Sherman

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Envelope addressed to William Tecumseh Sherman

National Museum of American History
Framed part of envelope addressed to General William Tecumseh Sherman in French. Written in ink on the paper envelope is " A Monsieur Le General Sherman Commandant en Chef, des armees de l'Ohio, du Tennessee, et de l'Arkansas, a la Nouvelle Orleans par New-York (affaires de tanulle)". The envelope bears a postmark from Paris, April 8, 1864. The envelope was collected as a historical relic by its donor, E. A. Steiner.

William Tecumseh Sherman

National Museum of American History

William Tecumseh Sherman

National Museum of American History

William Tecumseh Sherman

National Museum of American History

William Tecumseh Sherman

National Museum of American History

William Tecumseh Sherman

National Museum of American History

William Tecumseh Sherman

National Museum of American History

US Army Officer's Frock Coat worn by William Tecumseh Sherman

National Museum of American History
US Army General William Tecumseh Sherman's frock coat, worn in 1869 but similar to model 1872 coat. Long blue wool double-breasted frock coat with 3" blue/black velvet cuffs and collar. Two sets of 12 brass eagle buttons down the front placets. 3 smaller brass eagle buttons on cuffs. 4 large brass eagle buttons on back. Construction in back includes two pockets. The coat is lined with black silk fabric. Sleeves are lined in arm pit and cuffs with off white cotton and cream colored silk through arm. Accession file states that Sherman wore this coat in 1869. Coat was made by Brooks Brothers, Broadway, New York.

US Army chapeau worn by William Tecumseh Sherman

National Museum of American History
US Army uniform chapeau worn by William Tecumseh Sherman after he was promoted to the rank of Major General in 1865. The chapeau is made of black fur with black fabric ribbon stripes. It is ornamented with a gold and black sunburst-type insignia topped with gold eagle and shield and bordered in stars, made of gold thread, and a black feather plume. The hat features gold tassels on either side.

Picture This: The Dying Tecumseh

Smithsonian American Art Museum
ThumbnailBefore the museum opened to the public, staff moved our sculpture, The Dying Tecumseh by Ferdinand Pettrich, from its usual home in American Art's permanent collection galleries in the east wing of the second floor, to be part of 1812: A Nation Emerges

Tecumseh AEA5F9 Refrigeration Compressor, 1967

National Museum of American History

General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument

Smithsonian Institution Archives

William Tecumseh Sherman, Portrait in a Minute

National Portrait Gallery
The NPG's Warren Perry discusses William Tecumseh Sherman.

General William Tecumseh Sherman [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
On photo mount label: A. Saint-Gaudens. Portrait bust of General William Tecumseh Sherman. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art. M.M.A. 127259/B. Classification number: 282. Accession: 58196.

Tolles, Thayer, ed., "American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume 1: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born before 1865," New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, pg. 293-296.

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. (trimmed), mounted on 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. board.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art retains the rights to this photograph. Researchers are required to obtain written permission from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to reproduce this image.

Tecumseh HP14 Refrigeration Compressor, ca. 1930

National Museum of American History

Portrait in a Minute: William Tecumseh Sherman

National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery's Warren Perry discusses an 1866 painting of William Tecumseh Sherman by George Peter Alexander Healy. "War is war and not popularity-seeking." With these words to his Confederate opponent at Atlanta, General William T. Sherman suggested the attitude that made him both a successful commander and a bitterly hated figure in the South. He stripped war of glory and chivalry. His destructive march through Georgia and his later campaign in the Carolinas dismantled the economic base of the Confederacy and shattered the morale of its citizens. His methods anticipated twentieth-century "total war." Influenced perhaps by Sherman's reputation for severe tactics in the field, artist G. P. A. Healy once noted that he found the Union general a forbidding portrait subject at first. But as the posing progressed, he found the general quite friendly.

8c William Tecumseh Sherman plate proof

National Postal Museum
Certified plate proofs are the last printed proof of the plate before printing the stamps at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. These plate proofs are each unique, with the approval signatures and date. For postal scholars these plates provide important production information in the plate margin inscriptions, including guidelines, plate numbers, and initials of the siderographer, or person who created the plate from a transfer roll.

Plate No. 249

Denomination: 8c

Subject: William Tecumseh Sherman

Color: violet brown

General William Tecumseh Sherman [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
De Witt Ward negative acquired by Peter A. Juley & Son.

Black-and-white study print (8x10).

Black-and-white study print (11x14).

Orig. negative: 11x14, Glass, BW.

copy 1 negative: 4x5, Safety, BW.

Hind, C. Lewis, "Augustus Saint-Gaudens," New York: John Lane Company, 1908.

General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument [sculpture] / (photographed by Paul Thompson)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
On photo mount label: Rohl-Smith. Monument to General Sherman. Washington, D.C. Paul Thompson, N.Y. Classification number: 282. Accession: 46539.

1 photographic print : b&w, 9 x 7 in. (trimmed), mounted on 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. board.
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