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Allyn Cox papers, 1856-1982

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Series 7: Photographs , 1856-circa 1980
2.25 Linear feet
Boxes 9-12, OV 13

Photographs are of Cox from childhood to the 1980s; his family including parents, siblings, and grandparents; friends including Philip Trammell Shutze and Warner Bishop; family residences; artist models; events; and artwork, including many of Cox's commissions.
Series includes vintage photographic media including: 2 tintypes of Cox and his siblings at Grant's tomb; 2 tintypes of Leonard Cox; an ambrotype of Anna Stott King, Louise Cox's mother; photos, including a cyanotype and a tintype of Louise Cox; a cyanotype, of Cox's grandmother Helen Finney Cox; photos of Cox's grandfathers, General Jacob Dolson Cox, and Reverend Charles G. Finney; and a circa 1910 platinum print, probably of Ethel Cox, by the Misses Selby.
Vintage photos of Kenyon Cox include 3 tintypes; 2 carte de visites in the studio of George Becker; a silver gelatin print by Pirie Macdonald, circa 1905; a period reproduction of a portrait, circa 1885; and a photo of an engraved portrait, circa 1895. Additional photos of Louise and Kenyon Cox include a series of circa 1906 photographs taken in a garden with their children and other unidentified people.
Photos of Allyn Cox and family include portraits and photos of Cox with Ethel Cox. Photographs of Cox working include two 1920 photo postcards of him at work on an unidentified mural in Rome, and photos of him working in the United States Capitol. Also found are photos by John Barrington Bayley taken inside an unidentified church; and various black and white and color snapshots. Several photos of Cox with members of Congress include one with President Gerald Ford.
Photos of houses and residences include snapshots of Villa La Cappilla and Villa Malatesta labeled as "mother's house in Honolulu," a group labeled "Essex, Massachusetts," and another group labeled "Essex and N.Y. houses." Also found are photos of other residences in Italy, and several postcards of the Cox residence in Cornish, New Hampshire.
Many of Cox's commissions are documented in photographs of artwork, including Dumbarton Oaks, interiors of many private residences, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association Temple, the interior of the Lido Venice restaurant in New York shown in a series of 1926 photographs by Kenneth Clark, the United States Capitol, the William A. Clarke Memorial Library, and several photos which originally formed part of a dismantled scrapbook. Scattered photos of Cox at work can also be found with these photos. Formats include photographic prints, slides, and negatives. 10 glass plate negatives of artwork by Cox are housed separately and are closed to researchers.
Glass plate negatives have been scanned.
Description Container Select
Of Cox, Art Students League Class, 1940
9
10
Of Cox, Childhood, circa 1897-circa 1910
9
11
Of Cox, Events, 1950s-1970s
9
12
Of Cox, Family, 1927-1946
9
13
Of Cox, Family and Friends, circa 1890s-1970s
9
14-16
Of Cox's Grandparents, circa 1864-circa 1880s
9
17-18
Of Cox, Members of U. S. Congress, 1970s
9
19
Of Cox, Portraits, 1931-circa 1960s
9
20
Of Cox, Working, 1920s-1970s
9
21-23
Of Cox, Ethel and Family, circa 1902-circa 1960s
Oversized photograph, possibly of Ethel Cox by the Misses Selby, housed in Box 12, Folder 4
9
24
Of Cox, Kenyon, circa 1880s-circa 1905
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 5
9
25-28
Of Cox, Kenyon, Art Students League Class, circa 1887
9
29
Of Cox, Kenyon, Family and Friends, circa 1906
9
30-32
Of Cox, Leonard, circa 1900-circa 1920
9
33
Of Cox, Louise, circa 1860s-circa 1930s
9
34-35
Of King, Anna Stott , circa 1960s-circa 1890s
9
36
Of Lansing, Caroline Cox , circa 1900-circa 1920s
9
37
Of Bishop, Warner , circa 1930s
9
38
Of Shutze, Philip Trammell and Projects, 1920-circa 1940s
9
39
Of Houses and Residences, 1856-circa 1960
9
40-44
Of Launch of "Ronald and Mary Jane" by Walker Hancock, 1941
9
45
Of Models, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
9
46-48
Of Models, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
10
1-3
Of U. S. Capitol, Corridor from Statuary Hall by C. Young, ca 1960s
10
4
Of Artwork by Cox
Altarpieces, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
5
American Legion Building, Paris, France, circa 1930s
10
6
Calhoun House, Atlanta, circa 1930s
10
7
Candleabra, circa 1960s
10
8
Chapel of Norfolk Naval Hospital, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
9
Cosmopolitan Club, New York, NY, circa 1940s
10
10
Drawings, circa 1940s
10
11
Dumbarton Oaks, circa 1950s
10
12
Finished Cartoons, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
10
13-16
Floyd Bennett Field Mess Hall, circa 1942
10
17
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association Temple, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
10
18-19
Guaranty Trust Co., New York, "West Point" Mural, circa 1946
10
20
Home in Atlanta, Murals, circa 1931
10
21
Home in Chicago, Murals, circa 1930s
10
22
Home Interiors, Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1930s
10
23
Home of E. J. Stehli, circa 1921
10
24
Home of John Innes Kane, circa 1930s
10
25
Home of Murphys, circa 1940s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 6
10
26
Home of Spackmans, New York, NY, circa 1940s
10
27
Home of Vincent Astor, circa 1930
10
28
Home of William Alsop, circa 1930s
10
29
Hospital in Dallas, TX, circa 1960s
10
30
Interchemical Corporation, circa 1943
10
31
Lido Venice Restaurant, New York, NY, 1926
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 7
10
32
Lord and Taylor, New York, NY, circa 1940s
10
33
Military Cemetery, Hamm, Luxembourg, circa 1950s
10
34
Mosaics, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
35
Murals, Unidentified, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 6 and OV 13
10
36-39
Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA, circa 1940s
10
40
National City Company, circa 1928
10
41
Paintings, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
42-43
Portraits, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
44
Rome Chimneypiece Panel, circa 1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
10
45
S. S. America, circa 1940s
10
46
Smithsonian Institution Museum of History and Technology, circa 1958-circa 1960
10
47
Stained Glass Windows, circa 1960s
10
48
Studies, circa 1960s
10
49
Unitarian Church of Hampton Falls, circa 1952
10
50
United States Capitol, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
Oversized material housed in Box 12 Folder 8
10
51-57
University of Virginia Law School, circa 1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
10
58
University Seals, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
59
William A. Clarke Memorial Library, UCLA, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
10
60
Contents of a Scrapbook, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
11
1
Color Transparencies, circa 1960s
11
2
Slide File 1, circa 1940s-1970s
11
3-4
Slide File 2, circa 1940s-1970s
11
5-7
Negatives and Slides, Unsorted, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
11
8
Slide Viewer, circa 1950s
11
9
Glass Plate Negatives
10 glass plate negatives
MGP3
Of Artwork by Kenyon Cox, circa 1903
11
10
Oversized Photos of Cox, Ethel and Family from Box 9, Folder 24
12
4
Oversized Photos of Cox, Kenyon from Box 9, Folders 25-28
12
5
Oversized Photos of Artwork by Cox, Home of Murphys from Box 10, Folders 26 and 36-39
12
6
Oversized Photos of Artwork by Cox from Box 10, Folder 32
12
7
Oversized Photos of Artwork by Cox from Box 10, Folders 45, 51-57, 58, 60 and Box 11, Folder 1
12
8
Oversized Photos of Artwork by Cox, Murals, Unidentified from Box 10, Folder 36-39
OV 13

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