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Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955

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Series 8: Photographs , circa 1897-1908, 1920-1952
(boxes 6-8, 10; 1.3 linear feet)

Series consists of photographs of Marsh's family, the artist at work, and his art work, as well as some unidentified (presumably personal) photographs and some photographs of art work by others.
The Photographs series is organized 3 subseries:
  • 8.1: Family and Personal, circa 1897-1908, circa 1920, undated
  • 8.2: Artist, undated
  • 8.3: Art Work, 1920s-1952
8.1: Family and Personal, circa 1897-1908, circa 1920, undated
Subseries consists of photographs of Marsh's family, some of which are loose and some of which are on pages from a photograph album. Though the individuals in the photographs are typically not identified by name, it is possible to identify Marsh's parents, siblings and Marsh himself as a child amongst some of the photographs. Also included are a picture postcard of Marsh as a young man with some friends; photographs of friends, Augustus Kelly and Llewelyn Powys; and various unidentified photographs presumably collected by Marsh. Photographs are arranged in rough chronological order.
Description Container
Marsh Family Photographs, circa 1897-1908, undated
6
32
Loose Photographs from Family Photo Album, circa 1897-1905, undated
(2 folders)
6
33-34
Pages from Family Photo Album, undated
(See Box 10)
6
35
Picture Postcard of Marsh and Friends, circa 1920
6
36
Photographs of Friends, 1937, 1944
6
37
Photographs of Marsh's Father, 1952
6
38
Unidentified, undated
6
39
Oversize, Pages from Family Photo Album, undated
(See Box 6, F34)
10 (sol)
8.2: Artist, undated
Subseries consists of photographs of Marsh at work as an artist. Photographs taken by Gene Pyle show Marsh observing and sketching the crowds and scenes in and around what is most likely Coney Island. Other photographs (photographer unknown) show Marsh sketching people on the streets of New York and painting in his studio.
Description Container
Photographs of Marsh Sketching (taken by Gene Pyle), undated
(See Box 10)
6
40
Contact Sheets of Photographs of Marsh Sketching (taken by Gene Pyle), undated
6
41
Miscellaneous Photographs of Marsh Sketching and Painting, undated
6
42
Oversize, Photographs of Marsh Sketching (taken by Gene Pyle), undated
(See Box 6, F39)
10 (sol)
8.3: Art Work, 1920s-1952
Subseries consists of photographs of Marsh's art work, both loose and in disbound photograph albums. Volume 3 of the albums solely contains photographs of the murals he did for the New York Customs House and the Post Office Department, Washington, D.C. Album pages, which were removed from their 3-ring binders at some previous time, are often annotated with information about a particular art work, including title, date, and notes on the owner or disposition of a work. Loose photographs, also presumably compiled by Marsh, are organized according to particular project or exhibition. Many, if not all, of the miscellaneous photographs were compiled and/or reproduced by Norman Sasowsky for use in his catalog of Marsh's art work. Many of these are duplicates of those found in the albums.
8.3.1: Albums, 1929-1952
Description Container
Volume 1, 1929-1933
(5 folders)
7
1-5
Volume 2, 1934-1938
(5 folders)
7
6-10
Volume 3 (Custom House and Post Office Murals), circa 1935-1937
(5 folders)
7
11-15
Volume 4, 1938-1940
(5 folders)
7
16-20
Volume 5, 1940-1944
(5 folders)
7
21-25
Volume 6, 1944-1946
(3 folders)
7
26-28
Volume 7, 1947-1952
(4 folders)
7
29-32
8.3.2: Loose Photographs, circa 1920s-1950
Description Container
Paramount Theater Sets and Costumes, circa 1920s
7
33
Carnegie Institute Exhibitions, 1931-1950
7
34
Watercolors of U.S. Army Air Corps, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, 1937
7
35
Custom House Murals (color transparencies), circa 1937
(Not scanned)
7
36
8.3.3: Miscellaneous Photographs, circa 1920s-1950s
Description Container
Early Art Work, 1920s
(Not scanned)
7
37
Marsh and Rehn Galleries Photographs of Various Works of Art, 1930s-1950s
(6 folders; see also Box 10; not scanned)
7
38-43
Various Works of Art, undated
(5 folders; not scanned)
8 (hol)
1-5
Works by Other Artists (Sasowsky essays), undated
(Not scanned)
8 (hol)
6
Works by Other Artists, undated
(Not scanned)
8 (hol)
7
Oversize, Marsh and Rehn Galleries Photographs of Various Works of Art, 1930s-1950s
(Not scanned)
10 (sol)

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