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Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer papers, 1897-1968

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Series 8: Photographs , 1906-1960
0.5 Linear feet
Box 7

This series includes snapshots, photo postcards, fine prints, and negatives depicting Florence Ballin Cramer, Konrad Cramer, their friends, schools, studios, Woodstock parties, the Maverick Festival, scenic views of Woodstock, and photographs of works of art.
A series of early photographs in the pictorialist style appear to have been made on printing-out paper and are filed under the heading "Early Woodstock Views and Figures." Their photographer is unknown, but the female figure depicted is most likely Florence Ballin. A few examples of photo experiments with color and collage, probably by Konrad Cramer, are also found. Photographs filed under the heading "Portraits of Friends" include formal portraits, snapshots, and a series of posed photographs Konrad Cramer took of friends with family members in their homes.
Many of the photographs in this series were probably taken by Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer, although many are uncredited. Wherever possible, photographs that appear to have been taken together have been filed together. Except for very early photographs, many of the individuals pictured have been identified on the photographs themselves, and names of those identified are noted in the folder listing.
Materials are arranged by subject. Additional photographs are found in Correspondence, Personal Business Records (Florence Gallery records), and Writings (items found in diaries). Writings and notes related to Konrad Cramer's work with photography are found in the Writings series, and manuals for cameras are filed with Printed Materials.
The bulk of this series has been scanned in its entirety. Reproductions of artwork have not been scanned.
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Early Florence Ballin, Irving Ballin, and Friends, 1906, 1919, 1928
Also pictured are Homer and Carlota Saint-Gaudens and Henry Lee McFee, with note from McFee
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Early Konrad Cramer and Friends, circa 1909, 1915
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Konrad Cramer's Studio, 1952, 1958
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Florence Ballin's Studio, circa 1900s
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Florence Ballin Cramer and Konrad Cramer, 1930s-1951
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Florence Ballin Cramer's Exhibit Opening, Woodstock, circa 1920s
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Portraits of Friends
Friends, 1908, 1923
Pictured are Carlota Saint-Gaudens, Louise Hellstrom, Henry Lee McFee, Arnold Blanch, Karl Fortess, Carl Walters, Sara Kuniyoshi, Marion Greenwood, Barbara Shermund, John Striebel, and John Carlson
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Gene and Elsie Speicher, 1930s
Includes duplicates and copy print
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Gene and Elsie Speicher, 1930s
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Frank Chase and Dennis (son), circa 1920s
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Neil Ives and Peggy Cole (daughter), 1930s
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Henry Billings, circa 1920-1950
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Hervey White, circa 1920-1950
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Merril (Pixie) and Fritz Mueller, 1960
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Judson and Mary Smith, circa 1920-1960
Includes copy print
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi, circa 1920-1950
Includes copy negative
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Art Classes, Group and Candid Shots, 1904-1909
Includes copy negatives and prints; includes photographs of Art Students League classes, picturing Edith Morrell, Remington Schuyler, R. Nisbet, John Carlson, Florence Ballin, Grace Johnson, Mollie Bannister, Mary Reilly, Pop Goltz, Birge Harrison, Andrew Dasburg, among others
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Maverick Festival, 1922
Includes copy print; includes photographs of Ernest Brace, Florence Ballin Cramer, Reeves Brace, Konrad Cramer, Helen Walters, Eugenie Gershoy, Harry Gottlieb, and Marjorie Barnes
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Woodstock People, circa 1909-1938
Pictured are Gene Speicher, John Carlson, Andrew Dasburg, Harry Hopkins, Came and Ella Lasher, Charles Rosen, Clarence Bolton, and unidentified others
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Woodstock Parties, 1946-1957
Pictured are Alexander Brook, Joe Pollett, Tom Penning, Helen Estes, Elsa Kimball, Sid Berkowitz, Dick Burlingame, Herman Cherry, Charles Rosen, John Striebel, Sigmund Menkes, Zombie Pachner, Sam Eskin, Florine Walkowitz, Kaj Klitgaard, Marianne Mecklin, Jay Allen, Odillon, Gene Speicher, Arnold Blanch, Edward L. Chase, Henry Mattson, Fanny Ganso, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Karl Fortess, and many others
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Woodstock Views, circa 1909
Includes copy print
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Early Woodstock Views and Figures, circa 1900s
Figure may be Florence Ballin
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Color and College Experiments by Konrad Cramer, circa 1950s
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Travel Snapshots, 1934
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Photo Postcards, circa 1934
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Miscellaneous Photographs, circa 1920-1960
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Works of Art
Installation Views, 1931-1953
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Konrad Cramer (1915-1957), circa 1940-1957
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Florence Ballin Cramer (1929-1944), circa 1940-1944
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Florence Ballin Cramer (1929-1944), circa 1940-1944
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Other Artists, 1935, 1958
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