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René d'Harnoncourt papers, 1921-1983

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Series 7: Photographs, 1930-1983
0.25 linear feet
Box 3, OV 4

Photographs of d’Harnoncourt and others include a copy print of a circa 1930 photo of d'Harnoncourt by Manuel Alvarez-Bravo from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art; a snapshot (1939) of Gladys Tantaquidgeon with Sarah d'Harnoncourt; a snapshot (1940) of architect, Henry Klumb, and his wife, Elsa, their son, and d'Harnoncourt in Tuscon; a snapshot (1951), with two copy negatives, of Fred Davis; two snapshots (1951) of Davis's house and garden in Cuernavaca, Mexico, taken by folk art specialist, Victor Fosada, who was a key member of staff at Fred Davis's shop in Mexico; a snapshot (1959) of d'Harnoncourt and Sarah d'Harnoncourt with Victor Fosado; a color photo (1968) of d'Harnoncourt; a color photo (1983) of Alice Marriott; and a color slide of Mrs. Roanhorse and a child named René, sent by Grace and Charles Cole.
Also found are twelve photographic prints of Native Americans, two of whom are identified as Brovira Soft Velvet, and Red Tomahawk, and two copy prints of "Seminole Indians, Florida probably 1950s."
There is one copy print of a Metropolitan Museum of Art photograph of the
Mexican Art
exhibition installation, and two prints of items that were also possibly installations in the exhibition; and a print of a Museum of Modern Art photograph showing an installation of printed material about Native American art.
Photographs of artwork by d'Harnoncourt include copy prints of three photographs by Will Brown of covers, and/or fronts pieces, for four children's books co-authored/illustrated by d'Harnoncourt:
Beast, Bird and Fish
,
Mexicana
,
The Hole in the Wall
, and
The Painted Pig
.
Photos of artwork by others include photos of Mexican artwork, some of which was used in
Mexican Arts
; a complete set of seventy-four photos of artwork from the exhibition
Australian Aboriginal Cave Paintings
(1947); a copy print of a caricature of d'Harnoncourt by Miguel Covarrubias; and photos of artwork by unidentified artists.
DescriptionContainer
Of d'Harnoncourt and Others, circa 1930-1983
3
3
Of Exhibition Installations, circa 1930s
3
4
Of Native Americans, circa 1930s-1950s
Oversized material housed in OV 4
3
5
Of Artwork by d'Harnoncourt
3
6
Of Artwork by Others, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
3
7
Of Artwork by Others, Mexican Artwork, 1930
3
8
Of Artwork by Others, Used in Exhibition,
Australian Aboriginal Cave Paintings
, 1947
3
9-11
Oversized Photographs of Native Americans from Box 3, Folder 5
OV 4

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