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Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach, circa 1892-circa 1915

Gerlach, Margarett, 1897-1980

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 0.8 linear feet

Summary: Approximately 250 photographs documenting the studio practice and work of Karl Bitter and Gustave Gerlach, some annotated 'Pa' by Gerlach's daughter, Margarett Gerlach. Included are photographs of Bitter and Gerlach at work in a studio, with studio assistants, and photographs works of art. Also included are newspaper clippings, ledgers and two drawings by Bitter on his stationary.

Biographical/Historical Note

Margarett Gerlach was the daughter of sculptor Gustave Gerlach (1866- ) who was a student and colleague of Karl Bitter (1867-1915). Both Gerlach and Bitter were active in New York.

Provenance

Donated 2019 by Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr., art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania, who purchased the collection at auction. The collection was originally complied by Gustave's daughter, Margarett.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

How to Cite This Collection

Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach, circa 1892-circa 1915. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.