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Chester Dale papers, circa 1883-2003, bulk 1920-1970

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7.1: Photographs of People, Places, and Events , circa 1883-1972

Photographs are of Dale, Mary Dale, and Maud Dale, including a circa 1905 platinum print of Maud Dale. Also found are photographs of several other family members; friends and business colleagues; multiple events including museum openings, dinners, and parties; Dale's various residences and his collection as it was housed at each residence; and photographs of individual artwork in the Dale collection. Photographs of Dale and Mary Dale include portraits and snapshots by Rudolph Burkhardt, Irving Cantor, Ivan Dmitri, and Dmitri Kessel.
There are photographs of Dale with artists including George Braques, Salvador and Gala Dali, including some taken at the Dali home in Spain, and Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo on Dale's visit to Mexico in the early 1940s. Other photos of identified friends include Renee and Claire Batigne, Robert Sturgis Ingersoll, Paul and Timothy Mellon, and Ed Seay. There are also two photographs of Edith Hamilton, one with Robert Frost; a photo of Mary Dale with Jamie and Nicolas Wyeth; and a photo of Mary Dale with Harry Marinsky.
Photographs of Dale's residences include three photograph albums of separate residences by three different photographers: 20 E. 79 Street, photographed by Samuel H. Gottscho; 54 W. 9th Street photographed by John Wallace Gillies; and 35 E 76 Street photographed by F. S. Lincoln. There are several series of photographs of the interior of Dale's Plaza Hotel apartment, including a series taken by David Douglas Duncan of Dale showing his paintings to Veronica "Rocky" Cooper and Maria Cooper, and a series of photos showing Dale with Neil MacNeil and Herbert Mayes at the same apartment. There are also photographs of the exterior and interior of a country residence, probably Dale's residence in Southampton, Long Island.
Other photographs show numerous events and exhibitions at the National Gallery and elsewhere, including Dale's presentation of Dali's The Sacrament of the Last Supper, the visit of Queen Elizabeth II of England, and the opening of Dale's twentieth century French art collection in 1952.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Items not digitized include blank versos of photographs, duplicates, and negatives and transparencies for which prints exist.
Description Container Select
Of Dale, 1898-circa 1914
4
31
Of Dale, circa 1926-circa 1940s
Oversized photographs housed in OV 18
4
32
Of Dale, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
4
33
Of Dale, circa 1950s
4
34
Of Dale, circa 1950-1960
4
35
Of Dale, circa 1962
Oversized photos housed in OV 18
4
36
Of Dale and Mary Dale, circa 1953-circa 1962
4
37
Of Dale and Mary Dale, circa 1953-circa 1962
4
38
Of Dale and Mary Dale, circa 1953-circa 1962
4
39
Of Dale and Mary Dale, circa 1953-circa 1962
4
40
Of Dale and Mary Dale, 1952-1954
4
41
Of Dale and Mary Dale, 1956-1957
4
42
Of Dale and Mary Dale, 1958-1959
4
43
Of Dale and Mary Dale, 1960-1962
4
44
Of Dale and Mary Dale, by Ivan Dmitri, 1962-1963
4
45
Of Dale, Maud (Murray), circa 1905-circa 1946
Oversized photo housed in OV 18
4
46
Of Dale, Mary, circa 1933
4
47
Of Dale, Mary, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
5
1
Of Dale, Mary, 1960-1972
5
2
Of Dale's Dog, circa 1950s
5
3
Of Dale Family, circa 1883, circa 1940s
Oversized photos housed in OV 18
5
4
Of Artists/Friends
Braque, Georges, circa 1940s
5
5
Dali, Salvador and Gala, 1950s-1960s
5
6
Kahlo, Frida and Rivera, Diego, circa 1942-circa 1945
5
7
Of Artists/Friends/Others, circa 1956-circa 1966
5
8
Of Friends/Others, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
Oversized photo housed in OV 18
5
9
Of Friends/Others, circa 1943-1967
5
10
Of Travel, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
5
11
Of Collection and Dale Residences
Apartment, 20 E. 79th Street, New York, N.Y., 1941
5
12
Apartment, 20 E. 79th Street, New York, N.Y., Negatives, 1941
Negatives housed in Box 19
5
13
Apartment, 20 E. 79 Street, New York, NY, Photographs Album, 1941
Photograph Album housed as BV 15
5
14
Residence at 54 W. 9 Street, New York, NY, Photograph Album, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
Photograph Album housed as BV 16
5
15
Residence at 35 E 76 Street, New York, NY, Photograph Album, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
Photograph album housed as BV 17
5
16
Apartment at Plaza Hotel, Color Negatives, circa 1950s
5
17
Apartment at Plaza Hotel, Color Prints, circa 1962
5
18
Apartment at Plaza Hotel, Black and White Prints, circa 1962
5
19
Apartment at Plaza Hotel, Color Negatives, circa 1962
5
20
Apartment at Plaza Hotel, with Neil MacNeil and Herbert Mayes, circa 1962
5
21
Apartment at Plaza Hotel, with Veronica (Rocky) and Maria Cooper, 1962
5
22
Apartment at Plaza Hotel,with Veronica (Rocky) and Maria Cooper, 1962
5
23
Country Residence, Exterior, 1948-1957
5
24
Country Residence, Exterior, circa 1957
Oversized photos housed in OV 18
5
25
Country Residence, Interior, circa 1948-circa 1957
5
26
Country Residence, Interior, circa 1948-circa 1957
5
27
National Gallery of Art Dale Collection Galleries, circa 1960
5
28
National Gallery of Art Dale Collection Galleries, circa 1960
5
29
National Gallery of Art Dale Collection Galleries, circa 1960
5
30
Of Events and Exhibitions
Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Exhibition of Paintings by Boldini, 1933 March
5
31
Union League Club of New York, Exhibition of American Paintings from Chester Dale Collection, 1937 January
5
32
Dale Receiving Gari Melchers Gold Medal from Artists' Fellowship, Inc., 1952
5
33
National Gallery of Art Opening of Dale's Twentieth Century French Art Collection, 1952
5
34
National Gallery of Art Opening of Dale's Twentieth Century French Art Collection, 1952
5
35
National Gallery of Art, Salvador Dali's "The Sacrament of the Last Supper", 1956
5
36
National Gallery of Art, Kress Opening, 15th Anniversary, 1956 March
5
37
National Gallery of Art, Visit of Queen Elizabeth II of England, 1957 October
5
38
National Gallery of Art Opening, 17th Century French Art Collection, 1959
5
39
National Gallery of Art, George Bellows Exhibition, 1957
5
40
National Gallery of Art, Winslow Homer Exhibition, 1958
5
41
Huntington Cairns' Cardoza Lecture at the New York City Bar Association, 1962 November 1
5
42
Miscellaneous Events, circa 1942-circa 1960
5
43
Oversized, Of Collections and Residences, Apartment, 20 E. 79 Street, New York, NY, Photograph Album digitized with Box 5, Folder 14
BV 15
Oversized, Of Collections and Residences, Residence at 54 W. 9 Street, New York, NY, Photograph Album digitized with Box 5, Folder 15
BV 16
Oversized, Of Collections and Residences, Residence at 35 E 76 Street, New York, NY, Photograph Album digitized with Box 5, Folder 16
BV 17
Oversized, Of Dale digitized with Box 4, Folder 32
OV 18
Oversized, Of Dale digitized with Box 4, Folder 36
OV 18
Oversized, of Dale, Maud (Murray) digitized with Box 4, Folder 46
OV 18
Oversized, of Dale Family, digitized with Box 5, Folder 4
OV 18
Oversized, of Friends/Others digitized with Box 5, Folder 6
OV 18
Oversized, of Collection and Dale Residences, Country Residence, Exterior digitized with Box 5, Folder 25
OV 18
Of Collections and Residences, Apartment, 20 E. 79th Street, New York, N.Y., Negatives from Box 5, Folder 13
19
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