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Clay Spohn papers, circa 1862-1985, bulk 1890-1985

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2.7: Photographs , circa 1862-1977, undated
(boxes 20-22, 0.5 linear feet)

Photographs are of Spohn and his family, colleagues, studio, house in Taos, exhibition installations, and artwork. There are also photographs of San Francisco, including six views of damage done by the 1906 earthquake. Colleagues pictured in the photographs include Marion Karnes, Urban Neininger, Jeanne Reynal, Louis Ribak, Alfred Rogoway, and Maurice Sievan.
Photographs of artwork for projects by Spohn picture the following: an entrance hall mural for Officers Club, San Francisco (undated); a cartoon for copper repousee sculpture for Carmel, California, Volunteer Fire Department (1936); a cartoon for copper repousee sculpture for Castro Valley Community Center (1937); a mural for Montebello, California, post office (1938); and a mural for Los Gatos Union High School (1939).
Photographs are on reel 5474.
Description Container Select
Spohn with Family Members, 1900-circa 1915
20
1-2
Clay Spohn (see also box 22), circa 1916-1974
20
3-6
Family Members
Spohn's Paternal Grandfather, [circa 1862]
(ambrotype)
20
7
Spohn's Grandmother, undated
20
8
Spohn's Mother (see also box 22), undated
20
9
Spohn's Father, circa 1890-1920
(including 7 tintypes)
20
10-12
Spohn's Parents, circa 1910s-1920s
20
13-14
Spohn's Brother and Friends, circa 1910-1940
20
15-17
Family Friends, circa 1910-1920s
20
18-20
Bell Moose Convention, 1917
20
21
Spohn's Colleagues, 1944-1974
20
22
Spohn's Childhood Home, circa 1900
20
23-24
San Francisco Earthquake Damage, 1906
20
25
From World War I, 1917
21
1
Views of San Francisco, 1932
21
2
Miscellaneous Travel Photographs, undated
21
3-5
Spohn's House in Taos, 1952-1970
21
6-8
Spohn's studio, 1977
21
9
Exhibition Installations, undated
21
10
Miscellaneous Artworks by Spohn (see also box 22), 1936-1977
21
11-13
Projects, Entrance Hall Mural for Officers Club, San Francisco, undated
21
14
Projects, Cartoon for Copper Repousee Sculpture for Carmel, California, Volunteer Fire Department, 1936
21
15
Projects, Cartoon for Copper Repousee Sculpture for Castro Valley Community Center, 1937
21
16
Projects, Mural for Montebello, California, Post Office, 1938
21
17
Projects, Mural for Los Gatos Union High School, 1939
21
18
Photograph of a Painting Number 10 by Mark Rothko, undated
21
19
Oversized Photographs of Spohn, Family, and Artwork , 1916-1977, undated
22
3

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