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Edwin Burrage Child photographs, 1902-1936

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 6 series. Glass plate negatives are housed in Series 6 and are closed to researchers.

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Series 1: Photographs of People and Other Subjects , circa 1908-circa 1936
15 Folders
Box 1

Found here are portrait images of Edwin Burrage Child over decades, Child and family in snow outside of their Dorset home, models for paintings, and men building a log cabin structure at Child's Dorset, Vermont home. Also found are unidentified groups of people depicted at events and various activities, including women riding a carousel, women and men in the woods for a picnic, walking in large groups across fields, fishing, at a graduation, in a city, and at a train station. There are also images of groups of children in a field, and a baby in a carriage and high chair. One image depicts a man in patched clothing and a bowler hat outside with a harp as tall as he is, draped in rags. Another image depicts an aproned man in front of an old storefront, behind a canvas covered horse-drawn wagon, feeding scraps to several eager dogs.
This series is arranged by subject. Glass plate negatives referenced in this series are housed in Series 6 and are closed to researchers.
Description Container Select
Portrait Images of Edwin Burrage Child and Family, circa 1908-circa 1936
9 copy prints
1
1
Portrait Images, undated
3 Photographic prints
1
2
Children, 1935 June 8, undated
16 Photographic prints
1
3
Baby in Chair and Stroller, undated
10 glass plate negatives housed in box 5
1
4
Men Building Log Cabin, 1926
14 negatives (photographic)
1
5
Man Outdoors with Harp, undated
2 glass plate negatives housed in box 5
1
6
Group on a Picnic in the Woods, undated
2 negatives (photographic)
3 copy prints
1
7-8
Groups, Events, and Activities, undated
72 negatives (photographic)
3 Photographic prints
1
9-13
Groups, Events, and Activities, undated
2 glass plate negatives housed in box 5
1
14
"Washington, D. C. Exhibit" Models, circa 1930
4 glass plate negatives housed in box 4
1
15

Series 2: Photographs of Landscapes, Buildings, and Animals , 1903-circa 1936
24 Folders
Box 1

Found here are images of primarily the Dorset, Vermont landscape --hills, fields, streams, woods --mostly with Edwin Burrage Child's house and barns depicted. Some landscape images feature a raincloud-filled sky, and one is an image of lighting striking the top of a hill. Additionally, there are several panoramic images of Central Park, complete with city line, in New York City. There are also many images of sheep, cows, and horses, mostly bridled and hitched to wagons and carriages. Several images depict one scene of a dead horse on the side of a dirt road with town storefronts and some children and people in the background.
This series is arranged by subject. Glass plate negatives referenced in this series are housed in Series 6 and are closed to researchers.
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Dorset Farm and House in Winter, undated
6 Photographic prints
1
16
Dorset Farm and House, undated
23 negatives (photographic)
3 Photographic prints
1
17-19
Building with Cow and Dog, 1908 March
1 Photographic print
1
20
Building, undated
1 glass plate negative housed in box 5
1
21
Building, undated
1 negatives (photographic)
1
22
House, 1908 March
2 Photographic prints
5 negatives (photographic)
1
23
House, undated
5 negatives (photographic)
1
24
Model of House in Dorset, VT, undated
1 glass plate negative housed in box 5
1
25
"Rain Clouds on Mt" Landscape, 1903
12 Photographic prints
1
26
Field/Mountains Landscape, undated
8 negatives (photographic)
1
27
Woods Landscape, undated
7 negatives (photographic)
1
28
Woods/Ground, undated
1 glass plate negative housed in box 5
1
29
Dorset Landscapes, undated
2 copy prints
20 Photographic prints
1
30-31
Dorset Landscapes with Buildings, undated
4 glass plate negatives housed in box 5
1
32
"Landscapes", 1908 March
14 Photographic prints
1
33
Central Park Landscapes, undated
6 glass plate negatives housed in box 4
1
34
Animals, Horses and Men, undated
5 Photographic prints
1
35
Animals, Dead Horse on Town Street, undated
4 Photographic prints
1
36
Animals, Horses Hitched to Wagons and Carriages, undated
10 Photographic prints
1
37
Animals, Cows and Sheep, undated
5 Photographic prints
1
38
Animals, Cows, undated
1 glass plate negative housed in box 5
1
39

Series 3: Photographs of Interiors, Furniture, and Lighting , circa 1902-circa 1936
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Included here are images of pieces of furniture (perhaps constructed by Edwin Burrage Child), light fixtures and sconces in detail and as part of larger interior rooms, as well as several images of Child's studio with portrait paintings hung on the walls.
This series is arranged by subject.
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Studio with Paintings, undated
2 Photographic prints
8 copy prints
7 negatives (photographic)
1
40-41
Rooms and Light Fixtures, undated
1 Photographic print
43 copy prints
17 negatives (photographic)
1
42-47
Furniture, undated
47 copy prints
6 negatives (photographic)
1
48-52

Series 4: Photographs of Artwork , 1902-1936
28 Folders
Boxes 2-3, 6

Included here are primarily images of Edwin Burrage Child's portrait paintings, of men, women, and children. A dismantled photograph album is also included, containing Child's portrait paintings. Many of the images have descriptive annotations identifying the portrait model, where they lived, and the nature of their primary occupation. Images within the photograph album sometimes contain more descriptive detail about the sitter. While some of the annotations were written by Edwin Burrage Child, most were written by Child's youngest son, Sargent Burrage Child, sometimes containing anecdotal information about the sitter or their relationship with Child, as well as many notes by unidentified authors. Also found here are images of Child's landscape paintings of Dorset, Vermont, only in glass plate negative format. Several of the portrait paintings were noted as "Washington, D. C. Exhibition," probably meaning they were included in Child's exhibit of work at the National Collection of Fine Arts in Washington, D. C. from February to March of 1930. One self-portrait image of Edwin Burrage Child is depicted in a photographic reproduction from "The National Cyclopedia of American Biography."
This series is arranged by subject, with portraits grouped into portraits of men, portraits of women, and portraits of children, alphabetical by the sitter's last name when provided. The photograph album has been dismantled but kept together and in its original order. Glass plate negatives referenced in this series are housed in Series 6 and are closed to researchers.
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Portrait Image of Edwin Burrage Child in "The National Cyclopedia of American Biography", undated
1 Photographic print
2
1
Portraits of Men, Unidentified, 1915, 1930-1934, undated
5 copy prints
7 Photographic prints
2
2
Portraits of Men (B), 1933, undated
6 Photographic prints
2
3
Portraits of Men (C), 1917, 1928, undated
6 Photographic prints
2
4
Portraits of Men (D-G), 1930, undated
3 copy prints
5 Photographic prints
2
5
Portraits of Men (H-J), 1920, undated
1 copy print
8 Photographic prints
2
6
Portraits of Men (L-M), 1923, 1931-1936, undated
3 copy prints
8 Photographic prints
2
7
Portraits of Men (P-R), 1925, 1934, undated
8 Photographic prints
2
8
Portraits of Men (S), 1918-1928, undated
1 copy print
14 Photographic prints
2
9
Portraits of Men (T-W), 1930-1933
12 Photographic prints
1 copy print
2
10
Portraits of Men (W), 1932, undated
9 Photographic prints
(includes 1 print of a glass plate negative)
1 copy print
2
11
Portraits of Men, 1910, undated
6 glass plate negatives housed in box 4
2
12
Portraits of Men, 1918-1936, undated
7 negatives (photographic)
2
13
Portraits of Men, 1934
8 negatives (photographic)
2
14
"Washington, D. C. Exhibit" Portraits of Men, circa 1930
8 glass plate negatives housed in box 4
2
15
Portraits of Women, Unidentified, circa 1902, 1914-1936, undated
1 copy print
11 Photographic prints
(includes 1 print of a glass plate negative)
2
16
Portraits of Women (A-L), 1903, 1917-1933, undated
3 copy prints
11 Photographic prints
(includes 1 print of a glass plate negative)
2
17
Portraits of Women (L-S), 1913-1927, undated
13 Photographic prints
(includes 2 prints of glass plate negatives)
2
18
Portraits of Women (T-W), 1909, 1927-1931, undated
2 copy prints
12 Photographic prints
(includes 3 duplicate prints of glass plate negatives)
3
1
Portraits of Women, 1913-1922, undated
4 glass plate negatives housed in box 4
3
2
Portraits of Women, 1918, 1930, undated
9 negatives (photographic)
3
3
"Washington, D. C. Exhibit" Portraits of Women, circa 1930
6 glass plate negatives housed in box 4
3
4
Portraits of Children, 1908-1912, 1922, undated
10 Photographic prints
(includes 1 print of a glass plate negative)
3
5
Portraits of Children, 1922
1 glass plate negative housed in box 4
3
6
Portraits of Children, 1911, 1925
2 negatives (photographic)
3
7
Portraits, Photograph Album, 1902-1930, undated
32 Photographic prints
(includes 1 print of a glass plate negative)
6
1-2
Landscape Paintings, Dorset, VT, 1917-1921, undated
9 glass plate negatives housed in box 4
3
8

Series 5: Miscellaneous Papers , circa 1930
1 Folder
Box 3

Found here is a sketch with note by Edwin Burrage Child; a handwritten letter in pencil, on Child's stationery, by Child; a typed exhibition inventory of portraits in the Washington, D. C. exhibit, "Portraits by Edwin Burrage Child," at the National Collection of Fine Arts in Washington, D. C. in 1930; and a copy of the 5 x 7 glass plate negatives box that previously stored glass plate negatives.
This series is arranged by subject.
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Miscellaneous Papers, 1930, undated
3
9

Series 6: Glass Plate Negatives , 1910-circa 1930
0.9 Linear feet
Boxes 4-5

Series comprises 59 glass plate negatives.
Glass plate negatives have been digitized.
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Glass Plate Negatives , 1910-circa 1930
4
Glass Plate Negatives, 1910-circa 1930
5

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