Welcome to the web site devoted to the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, which serves as an opportunity to share information with all those interested in this material.
This private collection concentrates on objects created largely in New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia from the mid eighteenth through the mid nineteenth centuries and includes familiar expressions of Americana and folk art such as portraits and carvings, quilts and needlework, weathervanes and whirligigs, family records and calligraphy, mocha ware and spatter ware, furniture, boxes and baskets, as well as the unexpected – valentines, friendship albums, and keepsakes woven from the hair of loved ones.
You will find information about various aspects of the books and related subjects by clicking on the buttons above:
The Books: information about both volumes of Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence including content, background on contributors, and how they may be purchased.
News: describes upcoming events related to the books, including talks, exhibitions, and symposia.
Research: describes ongoing study of objects in the collection, as well as any errors that have become evident since publication.
Friends: links to other web sites of interest on related material and subject matter.