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Record Unit 7371

Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899

A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno) Shindler Watercolors, circa 1887

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899
Title: A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno) Shindler Watercolors
Dates: circa 1887
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7371
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of four watercolor paintings of Funk Island by Shindler. The paintings were based on sketches by Captain Joseph William Collins, who led an 1887 voyage of the schooner Grampus to Funk Island, off the coast of Newfoundland, to collect skeletal remains of the Great Auk for the USNM.

Historical Note

Antonio Zeno Shindler ( -1899) began his association with the Smithsonian Institution in 1876 when he was hired by Spencer F. Baird to paint casts of natural history specimens. He continued in various artistic positions with the United States National Museum (USNM) until his death.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of four watercolor paintings of Funk Island by Shindler. The paintings were based on sketches by Captain Joseph William Collins, who led an 1887 voyage of the schooner Grampus to Funk Island, off the coast of Newfoundland, to collect skeletal remains of the Great Auk for the USNM.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7371, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno) Shindler Watercolors

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Container List

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Folder 1 Funk Island, bearing north-northeast; distant about 5 miles. Painted by A. Z. Shindler after a sketch by Capt. J. W. Collins.

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Folder 2 Funk Island, bearing northwest by north; distant about 1.5 miles. Painted by A. Z. Shindler after a sketch by Capt. J. W. Collins.

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Folder 3 The Head of Indian Gulch, eastern end of Funk Island

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Folder 4 Grave on Funk Island. Painted by A. Z. Shindler after a sketch by Capt. J. W. Collins.

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