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Arthur Wesley Dow papers, circa 1826-1978, bulk 1879-1922

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Series 5: Photographs , circa 1880-1977
(Boxes 1-2; 0.6 linear feet)

This series includes vintage photographs and copy prints of portraits and group shots, as well as color snapshots and photographs of works of art. Notable among the nineteen vintage photographs are a platinum print portrait by Gertrude Käsebier and another platinum print of Dow taken at the Grand Canyon by Mrs. Coburn (mother of the Pictorialist photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn). Additionally there are albumen prints of Dow in his Paris studio and with a class of students from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, a carte de visite of Dow and a cabinet card portrait of his wife Minnie Pearson Dow.
Copy prints include duplicate images of the vintage photographs of in this collection as well as additional photographs of landscapes, seascapes, Dow portraits and groups including family members and students. However the majority of the copy prints are reproductions of works of art. The copy prints originally were compiled by Frederick Moffatt as part of his research on Dow, which culminated in an exhibition and catalog, Arthur Wesley Dow (Smithsonian Press, 1977).
Copy prints have not been scanned.
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Portraits of Arthur Wesley Dow, circa 1880-1900
(1 carte de visite and 2 vintage platinum prints)
1
33
Portrait of Arthur Wesley Dow by Gertrude Käsebier, circa 1900
(1 vintage platinum print; housed in box 2)
1
34
Portraits of Arthur Wesley Dow by Herbert Arthur Hess, circa 1900-1903
(3 vintage platinum prints)
1
35
Dow in Studio, circa 1900
(1 vintage print; housed in box 2)
1
36
Portrait of Arthur Wesley Dow by Kenneth Alexander used in announcement for the second edition of Composition, circa 1905
(1 vintage photogravure; housed in box 2)
1
37
Dow at the Grand Canyon by Mrs. [Fannie] Coburn, 1911
(1 vintage platinum print)
1
38
Portrait of Arthur Wesley Dow attributed to James S. Radcliffe, 1913
(1 vintage platinum print; housed in box 2)
1
39
Portrait of Minnie Pearson Dow and Group Photographs with Dow and Others, circa 1894-1919
(4 vintage prints)
1
40
Académie Julian, Paris, France, circa 1886
(1 vintage print)
1
41
Dow and Henry R. Kenyon in Dow's Ipswich Studio, circa 1890
(1 vintage albumen print; housed in box 2)
1
42
Dow with Class, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, circa 1899
(1 vintage print)
1
43
Dow and Craft Class at Ipswich Summer School of Art, 1902
(1 vintage print)
1
44
Copy Prints of Vintage Photographs from Collection, circa 1977
1
45
Copy Prints of Dow Family Members, circa 1970s
1
46
Copy Prints of Family Gatherings and Classes, circa 1970s
1
47
Copy Prints of Landscapes and Seascapes, circa 1970s
1
48
Copy Prints of Dow Publications, circa 1970s
1
49
Color Photographs of Works of Art, circa 1970
1
50
Black and White Photographs of Works of Art, circa 1971
1
51
Copy Prints of Works of Art, circa 1970s
1
52-54
Contact Sheets: Works of Art, circa 1970s
1
55
Negatives: Works of Art, circa 1970s
1
56
Portrait of Arthur Wesley Dow by Gertrude Käsebier, circa 1900
(Scanned with box 1, folder 34)
2
Portrait of Arthur Wesley Dow by Kenneth Alexander used in announcement for the second edition of Composition, circa 1905
(Scanned with box 1, folder 37)
2
Portrait of Arthur Wesley Dow by Radcliffe, 1913
(Scanned with box 1, folder 39)
2
Dow and Henry R. Kenyon in Dow's Ipswich Studio, circa 1890
(Scanned with box 1, folder 42)
2

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.