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Series 7 | A Finding Aid to the Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965

Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965

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Series 7: Artwork , circa 1930s-1960s
(Boxes 4-5, 8-9, OV12-OV14; 1.1 linear feet)

The artwork series consists of art works by Sheeler and others, which date from circa 1930s-1960. The series is particularly rich documenting Sheeler's industrial designs, fabrics and manufactured objects. Artwork by Sheeler includes oversize sketches, industrial designs, fabrics and manufactured objects. The series also includes a drawing by Peggy Bacon (a gift for Sheeler's birthday), and an art photograph by Minor White. There is also a copy negative and copy print for this photograph.
The industrial designs are dated circa early 1930s, and were possibly commissioned by Samuel M. Kootz Associates. They include designs for a flower pot stand, cream and sugar set, sandwich tray, smoking stand, and a wood rack. The fabrics are in a variety of types and patterns including, knitted wool, linen, and printed rayon (or silk). The objects include a glass tumbler manufactured by the Steuben Glass Company, and a salt and pepper shaker set and silver tea spoon, both possibly manufactured by Revere Copper and Brass Inc. The fabrics and manufactured objects were exhibited at the Downtown Gallery's Practical Manifestations in Art, in December 1934.
A copy negative and copy print have been created for Minor White's photograph, which are filed with the original.
The series is arranged into two subseries:
  • Subseries 7.1: Artwork by Sheeler, circa 1930s-1960s
  • Subseries 7.2: Artwork by Others, circa 1940s-1960s
7.1: Artwork by Sheeler circa 1930s-1960s
DescriptionContainer
Industrial Designs, circa 1930s
(See OV 12-OV 13)
4 (hol)
19
Glass Tumbler, circa 1934
(See Box 5)
4 (hol)
20
Salt and Pepper Shaker Set circa 1934
(See Box 5)
4 (hol)
21
Silver Tea Spoon, circa 1934
(See Box 5)
4 (hol)
22
Fabrics, circa 1933-1934
(See Boxes 8-9)
4 (hol)
23
Pen and Ink Sketch (probably by Sheeler), circa 1940s-1960s
4 (hol)
24
Sketches, circa 1950s-1960s
(See OV14)
4 (hol)
25
Glass Tumbler, circa 1934
5 (hol)
5
Salt and Pepper Shaker Set circa 1934
5 (hol)
6
Silver Tea Spoon, circa 1934
5 (hol)
7
Fabrics, circa 1933-1934
8 (sol)
Fabrics, circa 1933-1934
9 (sol)
Design for a Flower Pot Stand, circa 1930s
OV 12
Design for a Cream and Sugar Set, circa 1930s
OV 13
Design for a Sandwich Tray, circa 1930s
OV 13
Design for a Smoking Stand, circa 1930s
OV 13
Design for a Wood Rack circa 1930s
OV 13
Sketches, circa 1950s-1960s
OV 14
7.2: Artwork by Others circa 1930s-1960s
DescriptionContainer
Drawing by Peggy Bacon, circa 1940s-1960s
4 (hol)
26
Photograph by Minor White, circa 1940s-1950s
4 (hol)
27

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.