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

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as one series.

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Series 1: Amory C. Simons Photographic Material , circa 1910-circa 1984
0.7 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

This series include four letters to Simons: a 1915 letter from his teacher, Charles Grafly, urging Simons to submit some of his bronzes to an exhibition; and three letters, 1927-1929, from the Santa Barbara School of the Arts regarding his appointment as a teacher and head of the department of modelling, sculpture, and bronze casting.
Photographic material includes safety negatives made from sixty-seven nitrate negatives for which there are no corresponding prints in the collection; black and white snapshots and photographs primarily of horses and riders, including New York City mounted police and models, and photographs of statues and sculpture. Also found are snapshots of other miscellaneous subjects including buildings and land, and two unidentified women. Most of the photographs measure approximately 5cm x 7cm.
Other photographs include images of sculpture by Simon on card stock with a Christmas greeting from Simons written on the back of each.
Fifty-six glass plate negatives are all images of artwork by Simons, some of which were photographed in the studio. Original enclosures and photocopies of the original boxes for the glass plate negatives are also found in the collection.
Glass plate negatives have been scanned.
Description Container Select
Letters and Notes, 1915, 1927-1929, circa 1965
1
1
Negatives from Nitrate Negatives, circa 1984
1
2
Photographs of Buildings and Land, circa 1910
1
3
Photographs of Horses and Riders, circa 1910
1
4-6
Photographs of Statues and Sculpture, circa 1910
1
7
Photographs of Women, circa 1910
1
8
Photographs with Christmas Greetings, circa 1950s
1
9
Glass Plate Negative Envelopes, circa 1920s
1
10-11
Glass Plate Negatives, circa 1915
2

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.