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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, 1850-1983

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Series 4: Photographs , circa 1850-1980
(Box 2-7, OV 5; 1.3 linear feet)

This series contains photographs and glass plate negatives of Peto, his family, his home and studio, and his artwork. Photographs of Peto include several portraits, Peto in his studio at Island Heights, New Jersey, with fellow artist William Harnett, and with family members. Additional photographs are of his wife Christine, his daughter Helen as a baby and young girl, and several other family members of the Peto family in Philadelphia, and of Christine's family, the Smiths, in Lerado, Ohio. Also found are photographs of the interior and exterior of Peto's home and studio in Island Heights, props he used for his paintings, photographs of Abraham Lincoln also used for his artwork, and miscellaneous photographs, some of which may have been taken by Peto. Also contained here are several photographs of Peto's artwork. Of the numerous glass plate negatives in this collection, some are also found among the photographs mentioned above, others have not been printed, but have been digitized and are available online.
Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers, though all have been digitized to provide access.
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Photographs of John Frederick Peto, circa 1857-1900
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Photographs of John Frederick Peto, circa 1857-1900
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2
Photographs of John Frederick Peto in His Studio, circa 1880s-1898
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3
Photograph of John Frederick Peto and William Harnett, circa 1885
(See OV 5)
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4
Photographs of John Frederick Peto with Family Members, circa 1860-1907
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5
Photographs of Christine Peto, 1889, 1890s
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6
Photographs of Helen Peto, 1893-1905, circa 1970
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7
Photographs of Peto and Smith Family Members, circa 1850-1920s
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8
Photographs of Peto and Smith Family Members, circa 1850-1920s
2
9
Interior Photographs of Home and Studio, circa 1918
2
10
Exterior Photographs of Home and Studio, 1889-1947
2
11
Unidentified Photographs of People, circa 1870s
2
12
Photographs of an Exhibition, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, circa 1949
2
13
Photographs of Props, circa early 1900s
2
14
Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, circa late 1800s
2
15
Miscellaneous Photographs, circa 1870s-1880s
2
16
Photographs of Artwork by Peto, circa 1900-1980
2
17
Photographs of Artwork by Peto, circa 1900-1980
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1
Photograph of Artwork by William Harnett, circa 1890
3
2
Photographs of Artwork, Negatives, circa 1940s
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3
Glass Plate Negatives
John Frederick Peto, circa 1880s-1890s
(2 folders)
4 glass plate negatives housed in boxes 6 & 7
3
4-5
John Frederick Peto and William Harnett, circa 1885
1 glass plate negative housed in box 6
3
6
John Frederick Peto with Family Members, circa 1857, 1889
2 glass plate negatives houesed in boxes 6 & 7
3
7
Helen Peto, circa 1893-1900
(4 folders)
9 glass plate negatives housed in boxes 6 & 7
3
8-11
Peto and Smith Family Members, circa 1850-1900
(3 folders)
9 glass plate negatives housed in box 7
3
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Peto and Smith Family Members, circa 1850-1900
(6 folders)
18 glass plate negatives housed in boxes 6 & 7
4
1-6
Smith Family Farm, circa 1880s
2 glass plate negatives housed in box 7
4
7
Interior of Home, circa early 1900s
3 glass plate negatives housed in box 7
4
8
Artwork, circa 1890s
1 glass plate negative housed in box 7
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9
Glass Plate Negatives
46 glass plate negatives; scanned with boxes 3 & 4
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Glass Plate Negatives
46 glass plate negatives; scanned with boxes 3 & 4
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Oversize Photograph of John Frederick Peto and William Harnett, circa 1885
(See also Box 2, F4)
OV 5

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.