Vernon Howe Bailey papers, 1932-1950

Bailey, Vernon Howe, b. 1874 d. 1953
Active in N.Y.

Collection size: 600 items.

Collection Summary: Photographs of Bailey's drawings, some done while a U.S. navy contract artist, including: American college and university buildings; interior and exterior views of Vatican City; U.S. Navy ships and submarines, naval stations and yards, shipbuilding, mine depot, torpedo repair and dock scenes, U.S. Naval air training scenes; and scenes of New York City and its suburbs. Also included are a letter from the Director of Exhibits at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an invitation to an exhibition held at MIT, and three critical reviews.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter and illustrator.

Donated 1968 by the New York Public Library Art Division.

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