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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1924-1975

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Series 8: Photographs , circa 1880-1990, undated
(Boxes 6 and 11; 0.6 linear feet)

This series includes photographs of Fairfield Porter, his family, homes and studios, photographic studies, and works of art. Most of the photographs are unattributed, but photographs by James Schuyler, John MacWhinnie, Ellen "Pit" Auerbach, and Edith Schloss are found. Photographs of Fairfield Porter are filed at the beginning of the series, except for his childhood photographs, wedding photographs, and photographs of Porter with his wife and children, which are filed with family photographs. New York City street scenes appear to have been used as studies for some of Porter's paintings. Photographs of works of art by others include paintings by Alex Katz and Alex Haberstroh that were owned by the Porters, and a bust of Porter sculpted by Robert White. See file headings below for more information about subjects.
Throughout this series, duplicates, negatives, and copy prints have not been scanned. The remainder of the series has been selectively scanned.
Description Container Select
Fairfield Porter
Fairfield Porter, circa 1946-1972
6
17
Fairfield Porter (Copy Negatives and Prints), undated
6
18
With Siblings and Friends, circa 1931-1963
6
19
With Siblings and Friends (Copy Negatives and Prints), undated
6
20
In Studio, Gallery, Working, circa 1960s-1970s
6
21
In Studio, Gallery, Working (Copy Negative), circa 1960s-1970s
6
22
Family
Fairfield Porter's Parents and Their Families, 1880s-1890s, undated
(not scanned)
6
23
Childhood Photographs of Fairfield Porter and Family, circa 1910-1920s
(3 folders)
6
24-26
Anne Channing Porter and Family, 1913, 1927, circa 1990
6
27
Wedding Photographs, 1932
6
28
Fairfield Porter, Anne Porter, and Their Children in Groups, circa 1930s-1940s
6
29
Fairfield Porter, Anne Porter, and Their Children in Groups, circa 1950s-1960s
6
30
Fairfield Porter, Anne Porter, and Their Children in Groups (Negatives), circa 1934
6
31
Fairfield and Anne Porter with Their Grandchildren, circa 1969, undated
6
32
Son Johnny, circa 1934-1977
(4 folders; not scanned)
6
33-36
Son Laurence, 1938-1980s
(4 folders; not scanned)
6
37-40
Son Jerry (Richard), 1941-1970
(2 folders; not scanned)
6
41-42
Daughter Katherine, circa 1951-1980
(not scanned)
6
43
Daughter Elizabeth, 1957-1985, undated
(not scanned)
6
44
Porter Children, Negatives, undated
(not scanned)
6
45
Porter Grandchildren, 1969-1989, undated
(not scanned)
6
46
Miscellaneous People, 1953-1954, undated
(not scanned)
6
47
Places
Possibly Winnetka, Illinois Home, circa 1930s
6
48
Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, 1962-1972, undated
6
49
Southampton, New York, 1977
6
50
Vinalhaven, Maine, undated
(not scanned)
6
51
New York City Street Scenes, 1940s-1970s
(3 folders; not scanned)
6
52-54
Miscellaneous Places, 1940, undated
(not scanned)
6
55
Works of Art
By Fairfield Porter, 1930s-1980, undated
(7 folders; not scanned)
6
56-62
By Others, undated
(not scanned; see also Box 11, OV)
6
63
Oversized Photographs of Works of Art by Others
(see Box 6, folder 63)
11 (OV)

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