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For an exhibition and publication of the works of African­American artist Horace Pippin (1888-1946), the locations of his paintings in both private and public collections would be ex­tremely useful to researchers. Individuals and institutions able to share such information are encouraged to write: Judith Stein, Curator, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Broad and Cherry Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19102; or telephone (215) 972-7600.


Information regarding three Harrisburg artists active about 1920 to 1950, T. Alden Turner, Walt Huber and Ira J. Deen, is being compiled for a monograph and possible exhibition. Of special interest are letters, documents, diaries, sketchbooks, photographs, reviews and exhibition catalogues pertaining to their works, as well as the whereabouts of pottery, ironwork and photographs created by Turner and Huber who worked for a time near Lewisberry, York County. Information should be shared with: Peter S. Seibert, Executive Director, Historical Soci­ety of Dauphin County, John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion, 219 South Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17104; or telephone (717) 233- 3462.


The Wyoming Valley Brewing Company was established in Kingston, Luzerne County, about 1894-1897 by a group of promi­nent northeastern Pennsylvania businessmen. For ongoing re­search, the following are being sought for study and research: director’s meeting minutes, ledgers, advertisements, correspon­dence, documents and, especially, photographs. Information may be shared with: Michael J. O’Malley III, Editor, Pennsylvania Heritage, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, P. O. Box 1026, Harrisburg, PA 17108-1026; or telephone (717) 787-8312.


Artist William S. Reeder, who worked in Harrisburg between 1835 and 1860, created the well known oil painting, The Attempt to Burn John Harris, now in the collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and a watercolor dated 1854 and entitled A View of the City of Harrisburg, presently in a private collection. Individ­uals and institutions able to provide additional information re­garding Reeder’s life and career, or the whereabouts of other paintings, are urged to write: Evan J. Miller, Country Meadows of Hershey, 451 Sand Hill Rd., Hershey, PA 17033.


Samuel Moon, an artist who lived and painted in Northamp­ton County between 1830 and 1860, painted portraits, land­scapes, genre scenes and copies of Old Masters. A Quaker who was raised in New Hope, Bucks County, Moon moved to Easton, where he opened a studio on the city’s Centre Square. He at­tracted much attention and many commissions for likenesses during his three decades in Easton. Researchers are seeking diaries, letters, bills of sale, catalogues, journals, photographs and sketches and paintings associated with the artist for a forth­coming publication. Correspondence should be directed to: Bea Cohen, Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Soci­ety, 101 South Fourth St., Easton, PA 18042; or telephone (215) 253-1222.