William H. Thomson papers, 1912-1950

Thomson, William H.
Gallery director
Active in Detroit, Mich.

Collection size: 9 items.

Collection Summary: A scrapbook from the Thomson Galleries; scattered photographs; and a letter.

REEL D32: A scrapbook, 1912-1950, containing clippings on exhibitions at the Thomson Galleries; and four letters of thanks from the Detroit Institute of Art for paintings donated to it by Thomson.

REEL D8: Two photographs signed by Gutzon Borglum depicting models of his sculpture on Mt. Rushmore under construction. One of the photographs is inscribed by Borglum "for Mr. Wm. H. Thomson".

REEL 1817 (fr. 760-761): A photograph of art dealer John Levy,annotated by him "To my old friend Wm. H. Thomson, with my highest regards, John Levy." Photographed by Pach Brothers, N.Y.

UNMICROFILMED: A black and white portrait photograph of Norman F. Wells, inscribed "To Bill Thomson with sincere good wishes Norman F. Wells, January 4, 1937."

Biographical/Historical Note: Thomson was a dealer and the owner of Thomson Galleries; Detroit, Mich.

Donated by Mrs. William H. Thomson, 1956-1958.
Donated 1956 by Mrs. William Thomson, owner of Thomson Galleries.

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