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Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986

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Series 6: Photographs , circa 1920-1959
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 6-7

This series consists of personal photographs, news and publicity photographs, and photographs of works of art. Most of the personal photographs are snapshots, and most are unidentified. There are also two sets of group portraits with Gellert pictured, but other individuals are unidentified.
The bulk of the photographs are publicity and news photographs, including photos from news agencies and file photos of public figures. Public figures include well-known American communists such as Earl Browder, Tom Mooney, Eugene Debs, Upton Sinclair, and Paul Robeson, as well as famous industrialists and mainstream politicians such as J.P. Morgan, Dwight Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, and Robert Moses. Some of the photographs appear reproduced in the various publications Gellert helped to produce. Several news photographs are marked "D.W." or "Daily Worker." A few of those pictured were also subjects of Gellert's murals and illustrations. Others remain unidentified. Subjects with multiple photographs are listed in the folder headings, and single instances are filed in miscellaneous files.
Photographs of works of art include murals by Gellert at Seward Park, a mural by Pablo O'Higgins in Mexico, and Philip Guston's mural for the 1939 World's Fair. Set pieces with illustrations by Gellert are shown during a performance, which may have taken place at the 1945 San Francisco conference of the United Nations.
Description Container Select
Personal Photographs
Group Portraits with Gellert Pictured, circa 1930-circa 1950
6
28
Family, circa 1938
6
29
Friends, circa 1930-1959
Included are photographs of Carl Schwartz, Julia Schwartz, Irving Fierson, Nancy Fierson, Dolores Gold, Max Bachner, Jenny Bachner, and other unidentified people
6
30
Unidentified Buildings, circa 1957-1958
6
31
Publicity and News Photographs
Earl Browder, circa 1930-1940
6
32
Ben Davis, 1943-1948
6
33
John Gates, circa 1940-1950
6
34
Tom Mooney, circa 1934-1942
6
35
Paul Robeson, circa 1928-1950
6
36
Upton Sinclair, circa 1930-1939
6
37
Harry Winston, circa 1940-1950
6
38
Miscellaneous Public Figures, circa 1920-1959
Pictured in box 6, folders 39-41 are Bernhard Stern, Walter Lowenfels, George Morris, Robert Moses, Al Smith, Eugene Debs, Julius Rosenberg, William Z. Foster, Irving Kaufman, Karl Marx, Maxim Gorky, B.W. Atwood, Jan Bratiano, Herbert Hoover, Walter S. Gifford, Eleanor Roosevelt, Edward R. Murrow, Dwight Eisenhower, Fred Seaton, Maud Barger-Wallach, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Otto Kahn, J.P. Morgan, Pierre duPont, George Baker, Jr., J.D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Eugene Meyer
6
39
Miscellaneous Public Figures, circa 1920-1959
6
40
Miscellaneous Public Figures, circa 1920-1959
6
41
Miscellaneous Public Figures, Unidentified, circa 1920-1959
6
42
Miscellaneous Public Figures, Unidentified, circa 1920-1959
6
43
Unidentified People, undated
6
44
Australian Livestock, circa 1950-1959
6
45
Eastern European Culture, circa 1950-1959
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46
Eastern European Culture, circa 1950-1959
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47
Eastern European Culture, circa 1950-1959
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48
Eastern European Culture, circa 1950-1959
6
49
Seward Park Slum Clearance Project, circa 1957
7
1
Theater Production of E. Chodorov's Decision, 1944
7
2
Photographs of Works of Art
Gellert's Seward Park Murals, circa 1961
7
3
Theater Performance with Gellert Set Pieces, circa 1945
7
4
Works of Art by Others
Murals, 1933, 1939
7
5
Sculpture and Paintings, circa 1920-1959
7
6

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