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Amory C. Simons photographic materials, circa 1910-circa 1984, bulk circa 1910-circa 1920s

Simons, Amory C. (Amory Coffin), 1869-1959

Art teacher, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 0.7 Linear feet

Summary: The photographic materials of equestrian sculptor, Amory C. Simons, measure 0.7 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to circa 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1910 to circa 1920s. The collection includes four letters to Simons, photographic prints, negatives, and glass plate negatives of horses and riders including New York City police and mounted models, and other miscellaneous subjects.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, sculptor and educator Amory Coffin Simons (1869-1959), was known for his animal statuettes, and for his equestrian sculpture in particular.


The collection was a 1968 gift of Mrs. Paul Fitchen, Chester Beach's daughter, who found the papers in her basement. Beach and Simons were close friends.

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Language Note

English .


Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.