Lizzie P. Bliss scrapbook and papers, 1927-1979 and [undated]

Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), b. 1864 d. 1931
Curator, Arts administrator

Collection size: 2.1 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Materials relating to European art, containing mostly photographs of paintings, many of them Old Master paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Lizzie P. bliss (1864-1931) was an art collector and patron in New York, N.Y. Bliss, also called Lillie, was one of the founders of the Museum of Modern Art.

Scrapbook originally lent and microfilmed 1970 by Bliss's niece, Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson, but was refilmed in 1981 because original film was illegible. Source of unmicrofilmed material is unknown.

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  • Microfilm reel 2200 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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Related Materials

Also in the Archives is a scrapbook containing photographs of the Bliss art collection, notes, letters, and clippings lent for microfilming on reel 2200.

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