Postcard to Joseph Hirshhorn

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  • Postcard of a piece of artwork with black and white designs. The bottom right corner says "CA 61." The message side has a short message to Joseph Hirshhorn, the founding donor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, from the artist Alexander Calder. The card is postmarked November 5, 1955. The message is as follows:
  • "we're here for a bit. When are you coming up? Cordially Calder"


  • Hirshhorn, Joseph H
  • Calder, Alexander


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Produced by the Lincoln Art Series.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7449, Box 4, Folder: Calder, Alexander

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


November 5, 1955

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No restrictions


  • Postcard
  • Art
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Art--Collectors and collecting


  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2011-1524 (front) and SIA2011-1525 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.6w x 4.25h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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