Index of American Design
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The Index of American Design consists of approximately 18,000 watercolor renderings of American decorative arts objects from the colonial period through the nineteenth century. Produced between 1935 and 1942, this visual archive reflects the expanding interest in American material culture that began to emerge at that time. The following tours of the Index of American Design also are available as free loan slide programs.

Selected Online Tours:

dot Costume
dot Dolls
dot Folk Arts of the
Spanish Southwest
dot Furniture
dot Metalwork
dot Pennsylvania German Folk Art
dot Pottery
dot Shaker Crafts
dot Textiles
dot Toys
dot Woodcarving

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