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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967

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Series 7: Photographs , circa 1890-1966
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 6-7

Photographs in this series depict Olive Rush, her schools, classmates, friends, colleagues, homes, and artwork. Class pictures include a group photograph from the Corcoran School of Art circa 1890, and from the John Herron Art Institute from 1920. Photographs from Rush's Delaware years depict the residents of "Tusculum," a boarding house used by female artists who attended Howard Pyle's studio lectures and criticisms, and the interior of the Howard Pyle studio, where Rush lived with Ethel Pennewill Brown (later Leach) during Pyle's absence in 1911.
The bulk of photographs of artwork depict Rush's murals in the Midwest and Southwest, some in private residences and businesses, and others created for the Federal Art Project in public facilities. A series of photographs also depict Rush working with local Navajo, Taos, and Apache artists on frescoes at Maisel's Indian Trading Post in Albuquerque
Dates given in parentheses are execution dates of artwork and should not be confused with record dates. Apart from installation views, murals, and frescoes, photographs of artwork have not been digitized.
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Portrait of Olive Rush, undated
6
1
Portrait of Olive Rush (Duplicate Print, Copy Print), undated
6
2
Olive Rush with Paintings, circa 1940-1960
6
3
Olive Rush Studio and Garden, Santa Fe, undated, 1966
6
4
Class Pictures, Corcoran School of Art and John Herron Art Institute, 1920, circa 1890-1892
6
5
Class Picture, Corcoran School of Art and John Herron Art Institute (Copy), undated
6
6
Delaware, "Tusculum," Howard Pyle Studio, circa 1904-1912
(Olive Rush, Ethel Pennewill Brown, Blanche C. Grant, Harriet Roosevelt Richards, and others unidentified)
6
7
Delaware, "Tusculum," Howard Pyle Studio, circa 1904-1912
(Olive Rush, Ethel Pennewill Brown, Blanche C. Grant, Harriet Roosevelt Richards, and others unidentified)
6
8
Delaware, "Tusculum," Howard Pyle Studio (Duplicates), circa 1904-1912
(Olive Rush, Ethel Pennewill Brown, Blanche C. Grant, Harriet Roosevelt Richards, and others unidentified)
6
9
Miscellaneous Early Life, circa 1900-1910
6
10
Miscellaneous People, undated, 1904-1946
(Beulah Stevenson and Ethel Pennewill Leach, others unidentified)
6
11
Miscellaneous Southwestern Scenes, circa 1920-1960
6
12
Miscellaneous Landscapes and Seascapes, undated, 1940
6
13
Rush and Native American Artists Painting Frescoes at Maisel's Indian Trading Post, Albuquerque, NM;, 1939
(Rush, Harrison Begay, Awa-Tsireh, Pop Chalee; artwork of Pablita Valerde, Ha-So-De (Narciso Abeyta) and Wilson Dewey shown)
6
14
Photographs of Artwork
Installation Views, Wall Panels in Private Home, undated
6
15
Installation Views, Wall Panels in Private Home (Copies), undated
6
16
Altar Painting, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Wilmington, DE (1907), undated
6
17
Panels, Nathaniel Hawthorne School, Indianapolis, IN (1919), undated
See also Box 7
6
18
Frescoes, La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (1929), undated
6
19
Frescoes, La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (1929) (Copies), undated
6
20
Mural, Santa Fe Public Library (1934), undated
6
21
Mural, Santa Fe Public Library (1934) (Copies), undated
6
22
Frescoes in Home of Florence Bartlett, 1934
6
23
Frescoes in Home of Florence Bartlett (Copies), 1934
6
24
Mural, Biology Building of New Mexico Agricultural College (1935), undated
6
25
Mural "Osages," Pawhuska, Oklahoma Post Office (1938), undated
6
26
Mural "Osages," Pawhuska, Oklahoma Post Office (1938) (Copies), undated
6
27
Mural "Antelopes," Florence, Colorado Post Office (1939), undated
6
28
Mural "Antelopes," Florence, Colorado Post Office (1939), undated
6
29
Murals and Frescoes in Private Homes, 1934-1951, undated
6
30
Murals and Frescoes in Private Homes (Duplicates), 1934-1951, undated
6
31
Portraits, undated
6
32-33
Oils, undated
6
34-35
Watercolors, undated
6
36-37
Miscellaneous Artwork, undated
6
38
Artwork by Others, undated, 1925
6
39
Photographic Postcards, undated
6
40
Oversized Photographs of Artwork
See Box 6, F18 and F38
7

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