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Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999

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Series 6: Christmas Cards , 1909-1961
0.7 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4

This series consists of cards sent and received by Chester Beach. The earliest cards sent by Chester Beach featured his dog, whose image was soon replaced by those of the Beach children. A complete set of cards produced and sent by Beach are included in the album; those sent after his death reproduce the work of Mrs. Beach.
Christmas cards received by the Beach family are mostly artist-designed cards, many containing original artwork; in some instances, the sender is not the artist. Cards are from Ernest Blumenschein, Edward W. Greacen, Hazel Brill Jackson, Paul Jennewein, Bonnie Leibig, F. Luis Mora, Robert Nisbet, Ezra Winter, and other artists. One of Walker Hancock's cards features a photograph of his studio. A card from Anna Hyatt Huntington's card reproduces a painting of Beach's Sylvan at Brookgreen Gardens. Beach patron Mary Jester Allen's card includes a note mentioning the Frontier Art Colony she was establishing near Cody, Wyoming.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by name of sender. A few of Beach's original designs for Christmas cards are filed with artwork (Series 7).
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Abbott family - Barnes family, 1939
3
31
Beach, Chester and family (loose cards), 1911-1957
3
32
Beach, Chester and family (1 volume, disbound), 1909-1961
3
33
Beach, Marion D. - Brinckerhoff, A. F., 1925-1950
3
34
Carrington, FitzRoy - Cross, Hollis and Harriett, 1922-1940
3
35
Dankin, Susan D. H. and H. D. - Demming, Edwin W. and family, 1919-1942
3
36
De Silver, Ann and family - Duell, Prentice, 1920-1940
3
37
Eberle, Betty - Fairbanks, David and Barbara, 1921-1940
3
38
Gates family - Greacen, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund W., 1915-1931
3
39
Hancock, Walker - Huntington, Anna Hyatt and Archer, 1935-1944
3
40
Ivins, William and Florence - Jones, Carlyle and Rosalie, 1926-1961
3
41
Ladd, Dr. and Mrs. William Sargent - Lloyd, Dr. and Mrs. Henry D., 1930-1961
3
42
MacDonald, Pierce - Mora, F. Luis and Rosemary, 1920-1940
4
1
Nisbet, Robert and Marguerite - Nordli family, 1927-1934
4
2
Paquin, Warner and Ella - Rubins, David Kresz, 1917-1930
4
3
Sensargaard, Edwin A. - Sutton, Charles R., 1932
4
4
Taft, Mabel B. - Vitale, Ferruchio and family, circa 1920-1940
4
5
Waid, D. E. - Winter, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra, 1919-1939
4
6
Unidentified (Clive - Milton and Rosamund), 1945-1948
4
7
Unsigned, 1922-1927
4
8

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