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Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972

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Series 6: Photographs , circa 1905-1972
(boxes 18, 28, OV 30; 0.3 linear feet)

Series consists of artist and art work photographs, family photographs, photographs by and of various individuals, and publicity photographs from the New York City Ballet. Artist photographs include photocopies and an original of Cornell and ones of the sculptor, Lee Bontecou, and Jim Dine taken by Hans Namuth. Namuth's photographs of Cornell, including some of the photocopied ones found here, were featured in the book, American Masters: The Voice and the Myth by Brian O'Doherty. Art work photographs include a photograph of one of Cornell's commercial projects (Still Life for Good Housekeeping), and stats of Robert Cornell's drawings, some of which Cornell may have used in the series of memorial collages he created after Robert's death. Family photographs include childhood images of Cornell with various members of his family, an image of Cornell as a student, a childhood image of Robert Cornell and photographs of Robert as an adult and his train collection, photographs of Cornell's mother later in life, and what seem to be various photographs of nieces and nephews. Also found are photographs taken by friends and acquaintances of Cornell, including Wayne Andrews, David Gahr, Harry Roseman, and Terry Schutte, as well as photographs of various friends, including Marcel Duchamp, Tilly Losch, and Mina Loy.
Unidentified photographs are arranged in a file at the end of the series. Additional photographs can be found amongst correspondence and subject source files.
This series has been scanned in entirety.
Description Container
Artist Photographs, Cornell and Jim Dine by Hans Namuth (photocopies), [1972]
(See Box 28 and original photographs in OV 30)
18
34
Artist Photographs, Lee Bontecou by Hans Namuth, undated
(See Box 28)
18
35
Art Work Photographs, Still Life by Cornell for Good Housekeeping, 1952
(See Box 28)
18
36
Art Work Photographs, Robert Cornell's Drawings, 1967, undated
18
37
Family Photographs, House in Nyack Where Cornell Was Born, undated
18
38
Family Photographs, Helen Cornell and children, circa 1905
(See Box 28)
18
39
Family Photographs, Joseph I. Cornell, undated
18
40
Family Photographs, Cornell Family, circa 1915
18
41
Family Photographs, Cornell, circa 1921
18
42
Family Photographs, Robert Cornell as a child, undated
18
43
Family Photographs, Robert Cornell and his train collection, 1948, 1965, undated
18
44
Family Photographs, Helen S. Cornell, circa 1960s
18
45
Family Photographs, Miscellaneous, 1967, undated
18
46
Photograph Album Page, "Froehlich Homestead,", circa 1955
(See Box 28)
18
47
Photograph by Wayne Andrews, [1968]
18
48
Photographs by David Gahr, undated
18
49
Photograph by Harry Roseman, undated
18
50
Photographs by Terry Schutte ( See also Series 4), 1965
18
51
Photograph of Marcel Duchamp, 1965
18
52
Photographs of Tilly Losch ( See also Series 4), undated
18
53
Photographs of Mina Loy, undated
18
54
Photographs of Children (Schoelkopf and Smillie), undated
18
55
Publicity Photographs of the New York City Ballet, undated
18
56
Unidentified Photographs, undated
18
57
Oversized, Artist Photographs, Cornell by Hans Namuth, [1972]
(See Box 18, F34)
28
Oversized, Artist Photographs, Lee Bontecou by Hans Namuth, undated
(See Box 18, F35)
28
Oversized, Art Work Photographs, Still Life by Cornell for Good Housekeeping, 1952
(See Box 18, F36)
28
Oversized, Family Photographs, Helen S. Cornell and children, circa 1905
(See Box 15, F39)
28
Oversized, Photograph Album Page, "Froelich Homestead,", circa 1955
(See Box 18, F47)
28
Oversized, Artist Photographs, Cornell and Jim Dine by Hans Namuth, circa 1970, undated
(See Box 18, F34)
OV 30

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