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Ralph Fabri papers, circa 1870s-1975, bulk 1918-1975

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Series 10: Photographs , circa 1870s-1973, undated
(Boxes 23-25; 1.4 linear ft.)

Photographs are of Ralph Fabri, his family (including a few ancestors), friends, and unidentified individuals and groups. Among the places depicted are Pension Villa-Fabri in Hungary, the family's restaurant and hotel. An item of particular note filed with miscellaneous subjects is a view of "Give a Thought to Music," a parade float designed and constructed by Fabri. Ten volumes of photograph albums include views of paintings and commercial work by Fabri, various friends, his studio, the Dreiser estate in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., and group portraits of the City College of New York faculty.
This series is arranged as 5 subseries:
  • 10.1: Art Work, 1862-1964, undated
  • 10.2: People, circa 1870s-1973, undated
  • 10.3: Places, circa 1920s-1971, undated
  • 10.4: Miscellaneous Subjects, circa 1920s, undated
  • 10.5: Photograph Albums, 1920s
10.1: Art Work, 1862-1964, undated
Description Container
By Fabri
A-Z (by title), undated
23
23-24
Untitled, undated
23
25
Color Transparency of Still Life, undated
23
26
Painting Demonstrations, undated
23
27
By Other Artists
A-Z and unidentified (by artist), undated
23
28
Illustrations for National Gallery of Canada Calendar, 1964
23
29
Illustrations for Sculpture in Paper by Fabri (includes negatives), circa 1962
23
30
Unidentified Artist (possibly Fabri), Architectural Drawing, undated
23
31
10.2: People, circa 1870s-1973, undated
Description Container
Fabri, Ralph
Portraits, 1922-1973, undated
(see: Box 25)
23
32
With Others (Dreiser, Helen and unidentified individuals), circa 1920s-1970, undated
23
33
Family
Fabri Children (Charles, Elza, Otti, and Ralph in various groupings), 1898-1908, 1935
23
34
Fabri, Charles (brother), circa 1900-1936
23
35
Fabri, Elza (sister); her Husband, Géza Dési; their Children, 1908-1960
23
36
Fabri, Helena Fischer (mother), circa 1880s-1937, undated
23
37
Fabri, Helena Fischer and Henrik L. Fabri (parents), 1893
23
38
Fabri, Henrik L. (father), early 1900s, 1924
23
39
Fabri, Otti (sister); her Children, circa 1900, 1922-1936
23
40
Fabri, Pauline (aunt), 1952
23
41
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-1904
23
42
Fischer, Eugene (uncle), circa 1870s
23
43
Fischer, Grandmother (mother of Helena Fischer Fabri), circa 1870s
23
44
Levine, Bernice Becher (second cousin, husband George Levine, and parents Jack and Charlotte Pfeiffer Becher), 1935-1937
23
45
Others
Daitz-Caporicci, Teresa, 1962
23
46
Dreiser, Helen, 1932, circa 1944
23
47
Einstein, Alfred and Abraham Mandelstam, undated
23
48
Gottlieb, Elizabeth, 1947
23
49
Van Dijk, Kees, undated
23
50
Unidentified Individuals, 1922-1973, undated
23
51
Unidentified Groups, 1922, undated
23
52
Oversized Photographs, People -- Fabri Portraits, 1942, 1963
25
10.3: Places, circa 1920s-1971, undated
Description Container
Alaska, 1922, undated
24
1
British Columbia, undated
24
2
Hungary (Budapest), Pension Villa-Fabri (exterior, garden, outdoor dining area), circa 1920s-1930s
24
3
India (Agra and Darjeeling), undated
24
4
Ireland (Dublin), 1968
24
5
National Gallery of Canada, Lorne Building, circa 1960s
24
6
Turkey (negatives), 1971
24
7
Unidentified, undated
24
8
10.4: Miscellaneous Subjects, circa 1920s, undated
Description Container
Animals, undated
24
9
Parade Float, "Give a Thought to Music," Designed and Constructed by Fabri, circa 1920s
24
10
10.5: Photograph Albums, 1920s
Description Container
Vol. 1, "Photographs of Paintings, Settings, etc.,", 1920s
24
11
Vol. 2, Photographs of Displays and Other Commercial Work (disbound), 1920s-1940s
24
12
Vol. 3, "Pix I took of Maria Samson, Hungarian opera singer, in Winnipeg and New York. Also: Laszlo Schwartz in Winnipeg and some friends in N.Y.,", 1921-1923
24
13
Vol. 4, "Ralph Fabri movie displays, shadowboxes, a horsedrawn float, etc. done while working for the Art Guild, W. 5th St., 1922-23 (24). Lettering done by letterers,", 1922-1924
24
14
Vol. 5, "Starting with early pix, 1921-1922, though my European trip, 1927, my studio in Washington Square, my family in U.S. and Hungary. My friends Mabel Farrar, Elizabeth Schirmer, others and myself up to 1930. Last pix on top,", 1921-1930
24
15
Vol. 6, "Family, the Dreisers. Camp Wigwam. Mabel [Farrar]. Elly von Marczell. Maria Samson's House (Kew Gardens). Mavis Elizabeth Peat. Evelyn B. Macht,", 1928-1937
24
16
Vol. 7, "Ralph Fabri: Photograph of Portraits,", 1929-circa 1946
24
17
Vol. 8, "Photographs I took at Camp Wigwam, Maine and "Iroki" the Dreiser estate, Mt. Kisco, N.Y.,", 1930-1936
24
18
Vol. 9, "Pix from Mt. Kisco and house I remodeled in Newark, N.J. for my uncle" and Vol. 10, 1931-1960s
(see: Box 25 for Vol. 10)
24
19
Oversized Vol. 10 Photograph Album, Oversized Photographs of Paintings by Fabri; Group Portraits, including CCNY Faculty (disbound) , 1940s-1960s
25

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