Art ➔ Framed Photograph, Harriette Amy Richards 1876 - 1965
A framed photograph of Miss Harriette Amy Richards. The date of the photograph is unknown, however may have been circa 1905. The frame likely dates to circa 1925
The oval frame is sterling silver and was likely manufactured by the William B. Kerr Company. Impressed on the bottom of the frame along with the word Sterling and the product number 119. The stylized initials of Miss Richards, A and R are engraved on the top of the frame.The frame thus may have been originally engraved for and contained an image of Harriette's sister Annette Richards. The frame has a green velvet backing and a support for a standing display. A similiar frame housing an image of Miss Richards' sister Annette is also in the GRPM collection.
circa 1925;circa 1905
sterling silver, felt, paper
6 "" h 3 3/4"" w
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Richards, Harriette
Harriette RichardsJames A. StraubJames A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.
Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.