Henry Linder photographs and papers, 1877-1931

Linder, Henry, b. 1854 d. 1910
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: ca. 150 photographic prints (partially microfilmed on one reel)

Collection Summary: Primarily photographs, but also includes certificates of award, photocopies of notes and writings; and clippings.

Approximately 150 photographs found in a photo album and loose of art works by Linder. The photos of his sculptures are of female figures and children which he incorporated to create andirons, candleholders, holy water fonts, jewel boxes, punch bowls, decorative wall panels, and other household items. Photographs also include his entries for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 of which his "Oriental Art" won a bronze medal and other exhibition installations. There are three portraits of Linder including a wedding portrait with his wife, Caroling Bock Linder, ca. 1877.

Also found are certificates of award from the Exposition Universelle de 1900, Paris, France and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition; biographical writings and notes collected and created by Raymond Linder regarding his grandfather, ca. 1972 and 1976; and a few clippings (1910-1951).

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; born in Brooklyn, New York.

Donated 1976 by Raymond J. Linder, the grandson of Henry Linder, and in 1996 by Raymond J. Linder and Edward P. Taudien, great-grandson of Henry Linder.

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