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Henry Varnum Poor papers, 1873-2001, bulk 1904-1970

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9.2: Artwork , circa 1908-1948

Photographs of Poor's artwork include drawings and sketches, murals, paintings, pottery and ceramics. Also among the photographs of works of art are pieces by Willard W. Cummings, Wharton Esherick, unidentified artists, and pottery from the collections of the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (possibly research material for A Book of Pottery by Henry Varnum Poor).
Among the photographs of architectural work are views of Poor at the building sites of the Jules Billig and Milton Caniff houses. Many views of Crow House show the original portion under construction, as well as a later addition; also included are views of the grounds and outbuildings such as Poor's new studio, workroom, and garage. Some Crow House photographs are by Marjorie Content Toomer.
Images of Poor's artwork are arranged by medium and subject.
Description Container Select
By Henry Varnum Poor, Drawings
Figures, 1911
7
54
Landscapes, 1943
7
55
Mural Studies for Pennsylvania State College Land Grant Frescoes and Unidentified Ceramic Tile Mural, 1940s
7
56
Portraits, circa 1918-1919, 1943
7
57
By Henry Varnum Poor, Murals (fresco)
Department of the Interior, circa 1938
7
58
Department of Justice, circa 1936
7
59
Louisville Courier-Journal, circa 1935
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folder 3
7
60
Pennsylvania State College, The Land Grant Frescoes, circa 1940-1948
7
61
By Henry Varnum Poor, Murals (ceramic)
Fresno Post Office and Court House, circa 1942
7
62
Klingenstein Pavilion, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, circa 1954
7
63
Unidentified, circa 1950
7
64
By Henry Varnum Poor, Paintings
Figures, 1943
7
65-66
Landscapes, circa 1908-1917
7
67
Portraits, 1943
7
68-69
Self-Portraits, circa 1950
7
70
Still Life, circa 1950
7
71
By Henry Varnum Poor, Pottery and Ceramics
Figures, circa 1950
8
1
Fountain (Leda and the Swan for Helen Hayes and Charles McArthur), circa 1950
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folder 2
8
2
Heads, circa 1950
8
3
Miscellaneous Objects, circa 1950
8
4
Plates, circa 1950
8
5
Plates and Other Objects, circa 1950
8
6
Tile Screen for Abraham Lincoln High School Auditorium, circa 1950
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folder 1
8
7
Tiles, circa 1950
8
8
Vessels, circa 1950
8
9
By Other Artists
Cummings, Willard W., 1940s
8
10
Esherick, Wharton, circa 1928
8
11
Pottery from the collections of American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum of Art (for A Book of Pottery by Henry Varnum Poor?), circa 1950s
8
12
Unidentified, circa 1950
8
13
Oversized Photographs of Artwork scanned with Box 7, Folder 60 and Box 8, Folders 2, 7, 1948-circa 1960
13
1-3

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