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Abstract Johannes Adam Simon Oertel (1823-1909) an artist and Episcopal clergyman spend the last eighteen years of his life near Washington, D.C. painting and serving as assistant rector of the Church of the Incarnation, Washington, D.C. He had a studio in the Corcoran Building in Washington. He usually painted religious subjects. Collection contains a diary, newspaper articles, poems, letters, and images. The material dates from 1867-1909.
Abstract Kate Tittmann (1856-1938) was a founder of the Washington Club and a charter member and former national treasurer-general of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Kate Tittmann was married to Dr. O.H.Tittmann, former president of the National Geographic Society and head of the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Kate Tittmann was born in Detroit. She came to Washington following her marriage and remained in the city for 23 years before moving to Leesburg, Virginia. This collection contains several A...