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Lenore Tawney postcard to Maryette Charlton (1969) • Smithsonian Archives of American Art

Brett Rawson

FROM THE SMITHSONIAN ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART 

Lenore Tawney postcard to Maryette Charlton, February 16, 1969. Maryette Charlton papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This letter will be featured in Smithsonian's forthcoming book, Pen to Paper: Artists’ Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016).

Thank you to Mary Savig, Curator of Manuscripts, for opening up the Smithsonian Archives of American Art for a Handwritten celebration.