In December 2016, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
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Proposed Coat of Arms for New Amsterdam, New Netherland: Preparatory Drawing for a Presentation to the Dutch West India Company
Black ink and wash, watercolor, red and black chalk, and red gouache, with contours incised by a stylus on laid on paper, mounted on card
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Gift of John Fiske in memory of his mother, Margaret Gracie Fiske
Born in New York, the subject was the son of Archibald Gracie (1755-1829) and Ester (Rogers) Gracie. He became a merchant in Mobile, Alabama, and married Elizabeth Davidson Bethune of North Carolina. When the Civil War broke out he remained loyal to the North, although his son Archibald (b. 1832) distinguished himself as a Confederate soldier before being killed at the battle of Petersburg.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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