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Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers, circa 1858-1965, bulk bulk 1870-1935

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1.9: Photographs , circa 1880-1942
1.35 Linear feet
Boxes 10-12, 15-16, OV 13

Photographs of Douglas Volk include portraits taken throughout his career, including four by Doris Ulmann, photos of Volk in the studio, and with family members and friends.
Studio photographs of Volk show him working on his painting Father Hennepin Discovering the Falls of St. Anthony (1905), and a painting installed at the Minnesota State Capitol. Some of these photographs are mounted on what appear to be pages from a dismantled scrapbook.
Photos with family and friends include a circa 1880 tintype of Douglas and Marion, and a series of circa 1880s albumen photographs, including some in which Douglas Volk, Leonard Volk, and other family members can be identified. These are possibly related to the photographs of unidentified camps/lakes/woods, some of which may have been taken in the Adirondacks and/or at the Volk's summer retreat in Osceola, Wisconsin. Also found is a group photo taken at the National Arts Club New Year's Eve carnival in 1921.
Individual photos of family members include photos of the Volk children, Gerome, Marion (with her children), and Wendell Volk. Two studio portraits are possibly of Marion Larrabee Volk as they are very similar to a portrait identified as her by the Lovell Historical Society. However, other photographs in this collection which picture Marion with Douglas, raise questions as to the identity of the person in the folder labeled "Marion Volk."
Photos of others include studio portraits of actresses, including Agnes Huntington; a photo of William Merritt Chase inscribed "To my friend Douglas Volk" (circa 1880s); a photo of Karl and Mrs. von Rydingsvard with Wendell Volk; a photo of an unidentified sculptor; a series of photos of boys and men apparently involved in battle re-enactment; and photos of the subjects of Volk's 1919 portraits, including David Lloyd George and King Albert of Belgium.
Photos of places include several of Volk at Hewnoaks, and photos showing the Hewnoaks Rambling Timbers and Viking Court buildings in the early 20th century. Also found are three photographs of the interior of the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, including one of a class in progress.
Photos of Volk's artwork include one showing Volk's work at an undated exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Photos of artwork by others include six cyanotypes, and several photos of wood carved furniture, one identified as being by Karl von Rydingsvard. Other wood-carved furniture pictured may also be by von Rydingsvard, and/or possibly Wendell Volk.
Series is scanned in entirety, with the exception of duplicates and material from the 2019 addition.
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Others
Actresses, circa 1880s-circa 1890s
11
10
Artists, circa 1880s-circa 1940s
11
11
Battle Reenactors, circa 1890s
11
12
Clemenceau, Lloyd George, Orlando, and Wilson, 1919
11
13
David Lloyd George and Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street, 1919
11
14
Franklin Glynn (Lincoln Impersonator), 1922
11
15
King Albert of Belgium, 1919
11
16
Unidentified People, circa 1880s-circa 1920s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 6
11
17
Unidentified People, circa 1880s-circa 1920s
11
18
Places
Briar Lodge, Belmont, CA, circa 1880s
11
19
Hewnoaks, Center Lovell, ME, circa 1901-circa 1939
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20
Larrabee Home, Geneva, IL, circa 1920s
11
21
Mark Lodge (CA?), circa 1880s
11
22
Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, circa 1880s-circa 1890s
11
23
Osceola, WI, circa 1880s
11
24
Unidentified Camps/Lakes/Woods, circa 1880s
11
25
Unidentified Camps/Lakes/Woods, circa 1880s
11
26
Unidentified Places, circa 1880s-circa 1900
11
27
Unidentified Places, circa 1870s-1920s
15
1
Oversized Unidentified Places, circa 1870s-1920s
16
2
Unidentified, Cyanotypes, circa 1880s
11
28
Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago, circa 1930s
11
29
Artwork by Volk
Portrait of Albert, King of Belgium, circa 1919
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 7
11
30
Portraits of Abraham Lincoln, circa 1908-circa 1931
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 7
11
31
Portrait of David Lloyd George and 10 Downing Street, circa 1919-1920
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 7
11
32
Portrait of William Macbeth, 1917
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 7
11
33
Portraits of General John J. Pershing, circa 1920-circa 1921
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 7
11
34
Portraits of Children, circa 1880s-circa 1920s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
11
35
Portraits of Men, circa 1900-circa 1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
11
36
Portraits of Women, circa 1890-circa 1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
11
37
Other Paintings, circa 1880-circa 1920
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
11
38
Miscellaneous Artwork, circa 1870s-1920s
15
2
Preparatory Artwork Photographs, circa 1880s-1920s
15
3
Artwork by Others, Karl von Rydingsvard, circa 1900
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 9
11
39
Artwork by Others and Unidentified, circa 1900
11
40
Artwork by Others and Unidentified, circa 1900
11
41
Artwork by Others and Unidentified, Cyanotypes, circa 1900
11
42
Empty Enclosures, circa 1900-circa 1931
11
43
Oversized Volk Family, Douglas Volk, Portraits scanned with Box 10, Folders 25-27
12
4-5
Oversized Volk Family, Douglas Volk, Portraits by Doris Ulmann scanned with Box 10, Folder 28
12
5
Oversized Douglas Volk in Studio scanned with Box 10, Folder 29
12
6
Oversized Others, Unidentified People scanned with Box 11, Folders 17-18
12
6
Oversized Artwork by Volk, Portraits scanned with Box 11, Folders 30-34
12
7
Oversized, Artwork by Volk, Portraits of Children, Men, Women scanned with Box 11, Folders 35-38
12
8
Oversized Miscellaneous Artwork by Volk, circa 1870s-1920s
16
3-4
Oversized Preparatory Artwork Photographs, circa 1880s-1920s
16
5
Oversized Artwork by Others, Karl von Rydingsvard scanned with Box 11, Folder 39
12
9
Volk and Volk Family
Douglas Volk, Portraits , circa 1883-1905
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 4
10
25
Douglas Volk, Portraits, circa 1905-1919
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 4
10
26
Douglas Volk, Portraits, circa 1920s-1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folders 4-5
10
27
Douglas Volk, Portraits by Doris Ulmann, 1917
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 5
10
28
Douglas Volk in Studio, circa 1919-circa 1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 6
10
29
Douglas Volk, Family, and Friends, circa 1880s
10
30
Douglas Volk, Family, and Friends, circa 1880s
10
31
Douglas Volk, Family, and Friends, circa 1880s-circa 1890s
11
1
Douglas Volk, Family and Friends, circa 1900-circa 1930s
11
2
Douglas Volk, Family, and Friends, circa 1870s-1930s
15
4-6
Oversized, Douglas Volk, Family, and Friends, circa 1870s-1930s
16
6
Douglas Volk with Party on Trip to Battlefields of France, 1919
11
3
Gerome Volk, circa 1918
11
4
Marion Volk (possibly), circa 1880
11
5
Marion Volk and Rug Making, circa 1910
11
6
Marion Volk Bridge and Children, circa 1920s
11
7
Mary and Philip Larrabee, 1902-1904
11
8
Wendell Volk, 1890s-1942
11
9

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