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Bertha Elizabeth & Ethel Spencer Lloyd papers, 1936-1955

Lloyd, Bertha Elizabeth, b. 1869-

Designer, Fiber artist


Collection Information

Size: 33 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: 30 letters and greeting cards from the sculptor Brenda Putnam, regarding her bust of musician Ossip Gabrilowitsch, other projects, and other matters; a catalog of Putnam's work published by Brookgreen Gardens, S.C., 1937; a sketch by Putnam; a reproduction of her bust of Gabrilowitsch; and two photos, one of Ethel and one of Bertha.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Lloyds were both designers in Detroit, Mich. Bertha Elizabeth Lloyd specialized in leatherwork, lacemaking, and embroidery, and Ethel Spencer Lloyd specialized in jewelry, silversmithing, and embroidery. Brenda Putnam (1890-1975) was a sculptor from Minneapolis, Minn. Among other institutions, she attended the Boston Museum of Fine Art School and the Art Students League. She was an artist for the WPA as well. She and the Lloyds were presumably friends.


Donated 1957 by Ethel Spencer Lloyd.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

All but photographs: 35mm microfilm reel 3483 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. The two photographs have been digitized and are available on the Archives' website.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Bertha Elizabeth & Ethel Spencer Lloyd papers, 1936-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.