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Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991

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Series 9: Photographs , 1908-1984, undated
(Box 3, 21; 0.6 linear feet; Reel 5913)

This series primarily consists of three albums containing photographs of family members, friends, and colleagues. Album 1 contains photographs of Taylor, and friends singer Gladys Bentley, composers Celius Dougherty and Nora Holt, dancer Bill Robinson, and author Gerald Sykes. Some of the photographs are by Carl Van Vechten. Album 2 contains photographs of Mrs. John White Alexander, sculptor Richmond Barth, artists Henri Brenner, William Calfee, Margaret Casey Gates, Robert Franklin Gates, Anne Goldthwaite, Armen Landeck, George Miller, and H. L. Wade White, authors Laura Bent, Douglas Stites Fairchild, Rachel Field, Irving Fineman, Frances Frost, Langston Hughes, Clements and Katharine Ball Ripley, Chard Powers Smith, and Mark Van Doren, playwright Zora Neale Hurston, Broadway composer Max Ewing, actress and philanthropist Libby Holman Reynolds, and puppeteers Florence and Remo Bufano.
Album 3 contains additional photographs of the subjects found in Album 2, as well as photographs of Taylor, his friends, nude models, and views of various towns and locations on the East Coast from South Carolina, to Harlem, to Maine. The contents of photograph albums 2 and 3 are arranged alphabetically. Also included in this series are miscellaneous photographs of Taylor, his works, works by others, and travel photographs of New York City, the American West, and various destinations primarily in the United States. Miscellaneous photographs include cemetery headstones and views at a race course.
Description Container Select
Album 1, 1908-1936, undated
(3 folders)
3
5913
917-960
Album 2, 1932-1938, undated
(3 folders)
3
5913
962-982
Album 3, 1929-1939, undated
21 (sol)
5913
984-1116
Photographs of Prentiss Taylor, 1910-1977
(5 folders)
3
5913
1118-1154
Photographs of Costume Designs by Taylor, undated
3
5913
1156-1164
Photographs of Still Life Compositions, undated
3
5913
1166-1167
Photographs of Art Work by Taylor, undated
3
5913
1169-1181
Photographs of Mural at R. F. Flint's in New Haven, 1940
3
5913
1183-1187
Photographs of Art Work by Others, 1977, undated
3
5913
1189-1195
Photographs of Miscellaneous Friends, 1928-1977, undated
(5 folders)
3
5913
1197-1213
Photographs of Travel, 1932-1984, undated
(3 folders)
3
5913
1215-1244
Miscellaneous Photographs, 1932-1977, undated
3
5913
1246-1251

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