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Miriam Lesley collection of photographs pertaining to the St. Paul School of Fine Arts, circa 1900

Miriam Lesley collection of photographs pertaining to the St. Paul School of Fine Arts, circa 1900

Lesley, Miriam L. (Lucker)

Archivist

Collection Information

Size: 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. or smaller.

Summary: Photos of art students at the St Paul School of Fine Arts' summer classes, Mendota, Minn. Pictured in some or all are: Minnie K. Bailey, Zella Newcomb Bohm, Helen Brack, Ella Nabersbery Byard, Maud K. Clum, Verna Ayer Okerberg, Antoinette DeForest Parsons and Edith Kendrick Sanders. Teacher Burt Harwood is also pictured in two photographs, one a formal portrait and one showing him planing a plank of wood. Several photos have Ink stamp on reverse: "St. Paul News." Most of the photographs have labels with descriptive information on reverse.

Biographical/Historical Note

St. Paul School of Fine Arts, St. Paul, Minnestota, existed ca. 1900. Burt Harwood ran the school and taught classes. Summer classes were held in Mendota, Minn.

Provenance

Donated 1960 by Miriam L. Lesley, whose relationship to the School is unclear. Assistance in identifying the photographs was provided by the Minnesota Historical Society. Microfilmed 1973 with Photographs of Artists Collection I and scanned in 2003.

All photographs have been digitized and are available on the Archives of American Art's website.

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