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1Title:  Thomas Clarkson Gordon papers, 1886-1959 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  61.46 
 Creator:  Gordon, Thomas Clarkson, 1841-1922 
 Abstract:  Thomas Clarkson Gordon (1841-1922) was a self-taught folk artist. Following the Civil War Gordon painted a panorama entitled "Battle Scenes of the Rebellion", which was donated to The Henry Ford in 1958. This small collection of Gordon's papers includes sketches, autobiographical notes and illustrated poems. 
 Subjects:  Gordon, Thomas Clarkson, 1841-1922 | Civil War, U. S., 1861-1865 | Painting | Panoramas | Poems | Clippings | Photographs 
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2Title:  Irving R. Bacon papers, 1863-1957 (bulk 1929-1945) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1657 
 Creator:  Bacon, Irving R. (Irving Ruben), 1875-1962 
 Abstract:  Irving R. Bacon worked for Henry Ford as an artist. His work ranged from cartoons in the Ford Times to paintings of artifacts and events at the Edison Institute. His papers include photographs, drawings, and correspondence related to his career with Ford Motor Company and the Edison Institute. 
 Subjects:  Bacon, Irving R. (Irving Ruben), 1875-1962 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford family | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 | Bennett, Sir John, 1805-1891 | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 | Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 | Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938 | Thumb, Tom, 1838-1883 | Dearborn Inn (Dearborn, Mich) | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum | Dearborn Independent | Fordson tractor | Actors and actresses | Celebrities | Artists | Painting | Theater--Stage setting and scenery | Sketches | Photographs 
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