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Bob Thompson papers, 1949-2005

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Series 7: Photographs , 1951-2000
0.7 Linear feet
Boxes 2-4

Photographs are of Bob Thompson, Thompson with family and friends, travels, artwork, exhibitions, and places. Locations depicted include Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; Provincetown, Massachusetts; Paris, France; Rome and Florence, Italy; Ibiza, Spain; and New York City, specifically the Rivington Street studio, the Billiard Palace on 14th Street, and the Slugs Jazz Club. There are images of Irene and Bill Barrell, Robert Beauchamp, Ornette Coleman, Robert Frank, Lorenzo Hale, Christopher Lane, Malachy McCourt, Sheila and Jay Milder, Moondog, Steve Pepper, Dorothea Rockburne, and A.B. Spellman, as well as the artist's mother Bessie Thompson and wife Carol Thompson, among others. Also found are photograph albums - one of personal photographs, one of Thompson's wedding, and two of exhibitions, one of which is disbound. Also found here are an album of photographs showing the wedding reception, albums of exhibition installations, and loose photographs of artwork.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for blank versos of photographs, blank pages of albums, and duplicates.
Description Container Select
Bob Thompson, 1951-1965
Oversized material housed in Box 4, Folder 2.
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7
Bob Thompson in Clinton Street Studio, circa 1960
2
8
Bob Thompson at Rivington Street Studio, circa 1965
2
9
Bob Thompson in Ibiza, Spain, 1963
2
10
Group Photographs with Friends and Family
General, 1951-1965
Oversized photograph housed in Box 4, Folder 3.
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11
Boat Trip to London, 1961
2
12
Paris, France, circa 1961
2
13
Ibiza, Spain, circa 1962
2
14
Album, Personal, 1960-1975
Oversized album housed in Box 4, Folder 4.
2
15
Album, Wedding Reception, 1960
2
16
Album, Exhibitions (Disbound), 1986-1990
2
17
Album, Exhibitions (Disbound), 1990-1991
2
18
Album, Vanderwoude Tananbaum Exhibition, 1988-1989
3
1
Slides of Detroit Institute of Arts Exhibition, 1999-2000
3
2
J.B. Speed Exhibition - Bob Thompson 1937-1966: The Afro-European Connection (1987), 1987
3
3
Studio Museum Exhibition, 1978
3
4
Miscellaneous Exhibitions, 1960-1998
Oversized photograph housed in Box 4, Folder 5.
3
5
Artwork by Bob Thompson, circa 1960-circa 1962
Oversized photographs housed in Box 4, Folder 6.
3
6
Artwork by Bob Thompson, circa 1963-circa 1966
3
7
Artwork by Others, circa 1960-circa 1966
3
8
Oversized Bob Thompson Photographs scanned with material from Box 2, Folder 7, circa 1951-1960
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2
Oversized Photograph of Bob Thompson with Family Member scanned with material from Box 2, Folder 11, circa 1952
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3
Oversized Album scanned with Box 2, Folder 15, 1960-1975
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4
Oversized Exhibition Photograph scanned with material from Box 3, Folder 5, 1960
4
5
Oversized Artwork Photographs scanned with material from Box 3, Folder 6, 1961-1962
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6

Make a Request

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