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John Doctoroff papers, circa 1920-1960

Doctoroff, John, 1893-1970

Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet

Summary: Phhotographs, color transparencies, and film and glass plate negatives of Doctoroff's works of art, many undocumented, including portrait sitters Warren G. Harding and Abraham Lincoln; writings, including a bound ledger and handwritten lists of works of art; letters to Doctoroff from clients and museums; four drawings by Doctoroff; and printed material, including exhibition announcements and newspaper clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter; Chicago, Ill.


Donated 2007 by the Chicago Historical Society via Board member Barbara L. Kipper.

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How to Cite This Collection

John Doctoroff papers, circa 1920-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.