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Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, 1860s-1978, bulk 1890-1937

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Series 5: Photographs , 1860s-1943
(Box 3, OV 5; 0.4 linear feet)

Found here are numerous photographs of Tanner, his family, and friends. Included are several portraits of Tanner - a photograph of him on horseback as a young man, in his military uniform during WWI, and painting in his studio. Also found is a circa 1890 photograph of Tanner with other fellow students at the Académie Julian, and another dated circa 1900 taken with members of the American Art Club in Paris. Other photographs of Tanner depict him with his wife Jessie, son Jesse, and friends at social gatherings, and together in Morocco. Additional family photographs include portraits of Jessie as a young woman, Jesse as a small child and playing with friends, and several portraits of Jessie and Jesse together, including one in which they are posing for Tanner's painting "Christ Learning to Read." Also found are photographs of Tanner's parents, Benjamin Tucker Tanner and Sarah Tanner, a tintype of Sarah Tanner's sister, and other Tanner family members, including portraits of Henry Tanner's sisters Mary, Sadie, Bertha, and Isabella, and a few of his nieces. The collection contains several photographs of Tanner's close friend Atherton Curtis and his family, including his first wife Louise and his second wife Ingeborg. Photographs of Tanner's teacher Benjamin Constant, other friends, and an ambrotype of an unidentified woman are found here. Additional photographs are of Tanner's studio in Paris, his tent and campground in Palestine, his residences, including his home in Trepied, Normandy, and of exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago. Also found are numerous photographs of Tanner's paintings and drawings.
Items are arranged chronologically within each folder.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1890-1935
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Photographs of Henry Ossawa Tanner with Family & Friends, circa 1890-1935
(Includes a circa 1890 photograph of Tanner with fellow students at the Académie Julian and one depicting Tanner with members of the American Art Club in Paris, circa 1900)
2
19
Photographs of Jessie & Jesse Tanner, circa 1890-1943
2
20
Photographs of Benjamin Tucker Tanner & Sarah Tanner, circa 1897-1920
2
21
Photographs of Tanner Family Members, circa 1890-1900
2
22
Photographs of Atherton Curtis & Family, circa 1895-1935
3
1
Photographs of Others, circa 1870s-1910
3
2
Unidentified Portrait of Woman, 1860s
(See Black Cabinet, Drawer 3: Cased Photographs)
3
3
Photographs of Henry Ossawa Tanner Studio, circa 1937
3
4
Photographs of Tanner's Tent in Palestine, circa 1899
3
5
Photographs of Tanner Residences, circa 1917
3
6
Photographs of Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, 1905, 1913, 1910
3
7
Photographs of Exhibition, Exposition at de Touquet, 1913
3
8
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1920s
(see also OV 5)
3
9
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1920s
(see also OV 5)
3
10
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1920s
(see also OV 5)
3
11
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1920s
(see also OV 5)
3
12
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1920s
(see also OV 5)
3
13
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1920s
(see also OV 5)
3
14
Photographs of Artwork, Glass Plate Negatives, circa 1920s
3
15
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1920s
(See also Box 3, F9-F14)
OV 5

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