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National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012

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Series 17:Photographic Material, 1845-2010
6.1 Linear feet
Boxes 60-63, 131-138, OV 143-144

Photographic material includes a wide variety of formats and processes including 19th and 20th photographic prints, glass plate negatives, copy prints, contact sheets, slides, and 35mm negatives. Subjects include artists and others associated with the National Academy of Design, the school, exhibitions and events, Academy buildings, artwork, and reference photographs. Many 19th century photographs contain descriptive annotations. Supplementary inventories and guides prepared by Academy archivists are scattered throughout.
Artists and others associated with the Academy (subseries 17.1) consists of portraits of artists and groups of people—including members, juries, and council officers—at exhibitions, dinners, council meetings, and other gatherings. There are several folders of photographs of Henry Ward Ranger over three decades, some with Academy colleagues. One folder contains photographs belonging to Academy member Francis Lathrop, depicting a workshop, believed to belong to William Morris (includes supplemental correspondence, 1968-1986). One civil war photograph was sent to the president of the Academy by Joseph Jackson, depicting union soldiers and thanking the Academy for its inspiring work.
Photographs of the Academy school (subseries 17.2) depict teachers, students, classrooms, models, and instruction. Some classes are identified, such as George W. Maynard's class, and James Carroll Beckwith's "antiques class". Also included are photographs of student artworks, exhibitions, critiques, scholarship winners, and extracurricular activities. Student artwork includes predominantly figurative paintings, sculptures, and murals.
Exhibition and event photographs (subseries 17.3) include the Academy centennial exhibition, exhibitions not held at the Academy, ceremonies, galas, and the 175th anniversary celebration.
Building photographs (subseries 17.4) include copy prints of illustrations and renderings of proposed building sites, floor plans, and interior and exterior views of many of the Academy's buildings.
Artwork photographs (subseries 17.5) depict work by Daniel Huntington and George W. Maynard (many with annotations), murals by John Holmer and Gifford Beal, as well as medals, portrait paintings, figurative sculpture, sculptural relief, and religious murals.
Reference photographs (subseries 17.6) include figure studies, landscapes, and locations abroad including Egypt, Italy, the Middle East, Northern Europe, and Spain.
The series is arranged as six subseries.
  • 17.1: Artists and People, 1854-2009
  • 17.2: School, 1845-2010
  • 17.3: Exhibitions and Events, 1889-2007
  • 17.4: Building, 1850-2002
  • 17.5: Artwork, 1845-1975
  • 17.6: Reference, 1890-1979
17.1:Artists and People, 1854-2009
DescriptionContainer
Portraits of Artists, Inventory, circa 2000
60
1
Portraits of Artists, circa 1859-circa 1952
60
2-5
Artist Groups
19th Century, 1865-1899
60
6-7
20th Century, 1900-1989
60
8-9
21st Century, 2008-2009
60
10
Henry Ward Ranger, circa 1880-1916
60
11-12
Francis Lathrop, Views of William Morris Workshop, circa 1880
60
13
Military, 1861
60
14
17.2:School, 1845-2010
DescriptionContainer
Classes, Teachers, and Students, circa 1850-circa 1900
60
15-17
Classes, Teachers, and Students, circa 1900-1950
60
18
Life Class, Glass Plate Negatives, 1916-1918
60
19
Classes, Teachers, and Students, 1960s-1980s
60
20-21
Classes, Teachers, and Students, 1980s-1990s
61
1-2
Classes, Teachers, and Students, Assorted Negatives (copies), circa 1880-circa 1982
61
3
Classes, Teachers, and Students, Negatives, 2000s
61
4
Student Artwork, circa 1900-circa 1950
61
5-6
Student Artwork, Prize Winning, 1957-1980
61
7
Student Artwork, 1960s-1990s
61
8
Student Exhibitions, 1919
61
9
Student Events and Entertainment, 1920s
61
10
17.3:Exhibitions and Events, 1889-2007
DescriptionContainer
Exhibitions Not at the National Academy, 1889-circa 1940
61
11
Centennial Exhibition, Glass Plate Negatives, 1926
138
Ceremony, Commemorative Stamps, 1940
61
12
Galas, 2001-2003
61
13
175th Anniversary, circa 2002
61
14
General, 1910-1995
61
15
17.4:Building, 1850-2002
DescriptionContainer
Building and Proposed Site, 1896-1898
61
16
23rd Street, circa 1865-1899
61
17
Buildings, Including Academy's First Home at American Museum, 1925-1965
61
18
109th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, circa 1940
61
19
1083 Fifth Avenue, Exterior, 1941-circa 1970
61
20
1083 Fifth Avenue, Interior, circa 1950-2002
61
21
17.5:Artworks, 1845-1975
DescriptionContainer
Daniel Huntington, Paintings, circa 1916
61
22
George W. Maynard, circa 1880-circa 1920
61
23
George W. Maynard, circa 1880-circa 1920
62
1
George W. Maynard, circa 1880-circa 1920
131
6-9
George W. Maynard, circa 1880-circa 1920
143
Murals, circa 1920-circa 1970
62
2-3
Murals, circa 1920-circa 1970
144
Artworks (copies), circa 1850-circa 1950
62
4
17.6:Reference, 1890-1979
DescriptionContainer
Buildings and Index of Architecture Photographs, 1970s
62
5
Figure Studies, circa 1900
62
6-12
Landscapes, 1890-1918
62
13-15
Egypt, 1930s
132
Italy, 1903-1931
62
16
Italy, 1903-1931
63
1-2
Italy, 1903-1931
133
Italy, 1903-1931
134
Middle East, 1930s
63
3
Middle East, 1930s
135
Northern Europe, 1903-1931
63
4-6
Northern Europe, 1903-1931
136
Spain, 1903-1930
137

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