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Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk, 1912-1972

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Series 11: Photographs , circa 1900-1975
(Box 18-20, 22-36, 38; 4.8 linear feet)

This series includes Harold Weston's personal photographs, photographs of works of art, travel photos, and negatives. Personal photographs are of Weston, his family and friends, exhibitions, and his studio. Images of Weston's studio were taken by Faith in 1975 and depict the space as he left it before his death. Also found is a portrait of Weston's artist friend, Dorothy Paris. Travel photgraphs are of France, the Adirondacks, and cities throughout the Middle East including locations in present day Iraq, Iran, India. Photographs of works of art include Weston's paintings and sculpture as well as works of art not by Weston but owned by the family or displayed in their home in France.
Also found are 122 glass plate negatives of works of art painted by Weston in France between 1926-1930. Although Faith Weston supplied a list of works included in each box, it is unlikely that the order was maintained over the years. There are approximately one hundred lantern slides of scenes and people throughout the Middle East, most likely used by Weston in lectures, speeches, and talks.
Another set of glass plate negatives belonged to S.B. Weston, Harold's father, and are Adirondack scenes. Most of the plates are outdoor images although there is one photo of Harold Weston and his brother Carl as children. Although most of the slides are unlabeled, whenever possible an attempt has been made to identify them on the slide sleeve.
All glass plates and lantern slides have been removed from their original cases, but the cases have been saved in in Boxes 19 and 22. An attempt has been made to identify each of the lantern slides and these are grouped together by city or "scenes" such as agriculture or caravaning.
Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers. All original glass plate negative sleeves are in Box 23 and have been assigned numbers corresponding to their glass plate negative. Sleeves are noted '#B' and glass plates are noted '#A'.
Glass plate negatives have been digitized.
Description Container Select
of the Artist, circa 1916-1952
18
11
of Weston's Studio, 1975 March 6
18
12
of Weston, Family and Friends, 1919-circa 1940s
18
13
of Weston and Friends, circa 1918
18
14
of Weston and Others, 1938, 1965
18
15
of Dorothy Paris, circa 1920s
18
16
"Summer, 1919,", 1919
18
17
Exibitions, General, circa 1947-1970s
18
18
Installations at St. Lawrence University, 1970 March 3
18
19
Harold Weston's Snow Shoes, 1940 December
18
20
Adirondacks, circa 1920
18
21
YMCA Camp Photo [?], circa 1919
18
22
France, Spain, and North Africa, circa 1926
(4 folders)
18
23-26
India, circa 1919
18
27
Hamadan, Iran, circa 1917-1919
18
28
Baghdad, Crowds and People, circa 1917-1919
18
29
Iraq and "Persia", circa 1917-1919
(See also Box 38; 4 folders)
18
30-33
Baghdad, Scenes, circa 1917-1919
(7 folders)
18
34-39
List of Middle East Photographs, circa 1919
18
40
Works of Art
Self-Portraits, circa 1922-1930s
18
41
Portrait of Faith Weston, 1923
18
42
Portraits of Unidentified Figures, circa 1920s-1940s
(5 folders)
18
43-47
Landscapes Scenes, circa 1920s-1960s
(4 folders)
18
48-51
Works of Art
Landscapes Scenes, circa 1922-1960s
20
1-2
Paintings, circa 1960s-1970s
20
3
Sculpture, 1924
20
4
Sculpture, Now Destroyed, circa 1923
20
5
Sculpture, Terracotta, circa 1920s
20
6
Stone Series, circa 1971
20
7
General, circa 1920s-1960s
(3 folders)
20
8-10
By Others, Owned by Weston, circa 1920s-1930s
20
11
Negatives, circa 1950s-1960s
(2 folders)
20
12-13
By Others, circa 1920s-1950
20
14
Works of Art
Faith Weston's List of Works in Glass Plate Negative Boxes, circa 1970s
23
1
Sleeves for Glass Plate Negatives, Miscellaneous Works of Art, circa 1920s
[Corresponding glass plate negatives housed in Boxes 24-25]
23
2
Sleeve for Glass Plate Negatives, 1920 Christmas Greeting, 1920
[Corresponding glass plate negative housed in Box 24]
23
3
Sleeve for Glass Plate Negatives, Baghdad, Portrait of H. Weston, circa 1918
[Corresponding glass plate negative housed in Box 24]
23
4
Sleeve for Glass Plate Negatives, S. Burns Weston, circa 1900
[Corresponding glass plate negatives housed in Box 26]
23
5
Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art, circa 1925
Included are
  • Box 1, Slides 86-87, 91, 93, 96, 98, 123, 125, 128-129
  • Box 2, Slides 30, 32, 34, 35-37, 38, 76, 121
  • Box 3, Slides 75, 81, 95, 118, 124, 127, 130
  • Box 4, Slides 25, 42-43, 46, 51, 61, 67, 69, 72, 77-78, 84, 92
  • Box 5, Slides 21, 23-24, 26, 27-29, 73, 119, 172
  • Box 6, Slides 40-41, 44-45, 62, 64, 70, 74, 79-80, 90, 97
  • Box 7, Slides 39, 48-50, 52, 60, 63, 82, 85, 88, 94, 122, 133
  • Box 8, Slides 19, 20-22, 131
  • Miscellaneous Works of Art
  • 1920 Holiday Greeting
24
Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art and Portrait, circa 1918-1925
Included are
  • Box 9, Slides 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-15
  • Box 10, Slides 16-18, 47, 53-55, 56-58
  • Box 11, Slides 100-101, 103-104, 105-107, 109
  • Portrait of Harold Weston, Soldier, circa 1918
  • Miscellaneous Works of Art
25
Glass Plate Negatives of Baghdad and by S. Burns Weston, circa 1900-circa 1918
Included are
  • Baghdad Art Club, Paintings and Drawings
  • Baghdad Scenes
  • Middle East Scenes
  • Icy Brook
  • Gill Brook
  • People
  • St. Hubert's Inn
  • Unidentified Outdoors
  • Upper Chapel Brook
26
Lantern Slides, Middle East
Baghdad Scenes, circa 1920
(2 folders)
27
1-2
Baghdad Art Club, circa 1920
27
3
Lantern Slides, Middle East
Portraits and Group Photos in Middle East, circa 1920
(3 folders)
28
1-3
Lantern Slides, Middle East
Works of Art, Westons and Inidentified, circa 1920
29
1
Agricultural Scenes, circa 1920
(2 folders)
29
2-3
Lantern Slides, Middle East
Miscellaneous Photos, circa 1920
30
1
Esfahan Scenes, circa 1920
(2 folders)
30
2-3
Lantern Slides, Middle East
Esfahan Scenes, circa 1920
31
1
Kurdistan Scenes, circa 1920
(2 folders)
31
2-3
Lantern Slides, Middle East
Shiraz Scenes, circa 1920
32
1
Persepolis Scenes, circa 1920
32
2
Hamadan Scenes, circa 1920
32
3
Lantern Slides, Middle East
Caravaning Scenes, circa 1920
33
1
Ruins and Ancient Sites, circa 1920
(2 folders)
33
2-3
Lantern Slides, Middle East
Basrah and Caspian Region Scenes, circa 1920
34
1
Teheran and British Army Scenes, circa 1920
34
2
Miscellaneous Scenes, circa 1920
34
3
Lantern Slides, Middle East
Naqsh-e-Rustam and Yezdikhast Scenes, circa 1920
35
1
Tigris River Scenes, circa 1920
35
2
Miscellaneous City Scenes, circa 1920
35
3
Lantern Slides, Middle East
Miscellaneous Scenes, circa 1920
36
1-3
Oversized Photo of Persepolis Ruins, circa 1920
(From Box 18, Folder 30)
38
Lantern Slides Cases
19
Glass Plate Negative Boxes
22

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