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Lucinda Bunnen photographs of Nellie Mae Rowe, 1971

Bunnen, Lucinda W.

Photographer, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 10 Items

Summary: Nine photographs of visionary artist Nellie Mae Rowe, her dolls, and her home in Atlanta, Ga., taken by Bunnen in 1971. Also included is Bunnen's résumé.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bunnen, based in Atlanta, Ga., photographed Nellie Mae Rowe, a visionary artist who painted and made dolls and sculpture in wood and chewing gum. Rowe also decorated her yard with paintings on metal, inflatable toys, plastic flowers, stuffed animals, and various objects. When Rowe died in 1982, her house was torn down.


Donated 1987 by Lucinda Bunnen.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm roll 3975 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Lucinda Bunnen photographs of Nellie Mae Rowe, 1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.