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Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989

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9.1: Personal and Family Photographs , circa 1876-1989

Found here are photographs of McCoy, her family, and friends. Included are many portraits and snapshots of McCoy, as a child and adult, as well as snapshots of her with her sister Ruth, other family members, her husband Berkeley Tobey, and various friends. Also found are photographs of McCoy and Tobey family members, dating back to the 1870s. Most photographs of family and friends are unidentified. Included are photographs of her colleague and editor of Arts and Architecture, John Entenza; photographs of artist Margeurite Wildenhain at Pond Farm; and photographs of Theodore Dreiser, Albert (Tim) Robert, Ray Eames, John Collier, and Reyner Banham.
This subseries also includes three photograph albums. One album contains photographs of McCoy from the age of 12 to 16, her sister Ruth, and childhood friends and family. The other two albums document awards dinners honoring McCoy. The Vesta Awards album also serves as a guest book for the event and includes photographs of each guest and brief handwritten notes to McCoy.
This subseries has been scanned in its entirety except for negatives.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Esther McCoy, 1905-circa 1939
31
36-37
Photographs of Esther McCoy, 1940s
31
38-39
Photographs of Esther McCoy, 1950s
32
1-2
Photographs of Esther McCoy, 1960-1989
32
3-4
Photographs of Esther McCoy by Deborah Sussman, 1977
32
5-6
Esther McCoy School Photographs, 1911-circa 1916
32
7
Esther McCoy School Photographs, circa 1920
(Rolled Photographs)
41
1
Photographs of Esther McCoy with Family and Friends, circa 1910-1989
32
8-12
Photographs of Esther McCoy with Berkeley Tobey, 1920s, 1941-1950s
32
13
Photographs of Berkeley Tobey, 1887, 1914-1956
32
14
Photographs of Esther McCoy's Sister, Ruth, 1917-circa 1920
32
15
Photographs of the McCoy Family, circa 1876-1953
32
16-21
Photographs of the Tobey Family, 1879-circa 1950s
32
22
Photographs of Family and Friends, circa late-1800s-1950s
32
23-28
Photographs of Friends, circa 1960s-1989
32
29-30
Photographs of John Entenza, circa 1960s-1980s
32
31
Photographs of Esther McCoy's 80th Birthday Party, 1984
32
32-34
Photographs of Coffeyville Lumber Co., circa 1887-early 1900s
32
35
Photographs of J. E. McCoy General Store, late-1800s
32
36
Photographs of McCoy Family Houses, circa 1910-1953
32
37
Photographs of Frank McCoy's Funeral, 1939
32
38
Photographs of Marguerite Wildenhain at Pond Farm, circa 1949
32
39
Travel Snapshots, circa 1950s-1970s
32
40
Photographs of Long Beach Earthquake and Santa Monica Flood Damage, 1933, 1938
32
41
Photograph Albums
Loose Pages from an Album, circa 1915-1920
32
42
Album, 1916-1920
32
43
Schindler House Dinner Honoring Esther McCoy, 1980s
32
44
Vesta Awards (Dismantled), 1987
33
1
Vesta Awards, Loose Items, 1987
33
2
Miscellaneous and Unidentified Photographs, circa 1900-1960s
33
3
Negatives, circa 1920s-1950s
33
4-5
Copyprints of Negatives, circa 1920s-1950s
33
6-7
Negatives, circa 1950s-1970s
33
8

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