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Series 9 | A Finding Aid to the Robert Bruce Inverarity papers, circa 1840s-1997

Robert Bruce Inverarity papers, circa 1840s-1997

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Series 9: Photographs, circa 1870s-1990, undated
(Boxes 11, 14-17, OV 23; 3.0 linear ft.)

Photographs of art work are arranged by artist. Many photographs of Inverarity's work are views of framed items hanging in his home. Other views show large numbers of framed items gathered into one room (on chair seats and propped up against furniture) in order to record the maximum number of items in one picture; in many cases, these are portraits of artists photographed by Inverarity. Photographs of people consist of artists (including original and copy prints of portraits by Inverarity), friends, colleagues, and various groups.
Photographs of places include museums where Inverarity was Director (Museum of International Folk Art and the Adirondack Museum ), places where he lived (Ridgefield, Conn. and La Jolla, Calif.), and travel pictures (Amsterdam, Burma, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Nepal, Scandinavia, and Thailand). Of particular interest are a large number of photographs taken on his 1932 trip to British Columbia to study the Haida Indians. In addition, there are several nineteenth century photographs of family homes and various locations in South America, probably taken by his father.
Most of the WPA photographs document work of the Federal Art Project in Washington State. Multiple photographs mounted on many large cardboard panels (probably for display) show individual works of art, exhibition installations, and views of various art centers, etc. Other photographs are of individual works of art and include some Index of American Design drawings, mosaic procedures, and the mosaic for the Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California. Among the miscellaneous subjects are a view of the microreader invented by Inverarity, and his art photographs - boats, figure studies, industrial scenes, and landscapes.
Photographs known to have been taken by Inverarity are clearly identified. Prints, slides, and color transparencies are interfiled. In addition, a small number of photographs are attached to Series 1: Correspondence, in many subject files (Series 4), and in Series 6: Scrapbooks. Of particular note is Man Ray's photograph of his studio, sent as a greeting card (Christmas?) in 1952 and filed with correspondence.
This series is arranged as 5 subseries:
9.1: Art Work, circa 1950-circa 1970s, undated
9.2: People, 1920s-1979, undated
9.3: Places, circa 1870s-1990, undated
9.4: WPA, circa 1936-circa 1941
9.5: Miscellaneous Subjects, 1957-1981, undated
9.1:Art Work, circa 1950-circa 1970s
DescriptionContainer
Ernst, Max (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
7
Graves, Morris (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
8
Illustrations for
Art of the Northwest Coast Indians
by Robert Bruce Inverarity, circa 1950
11
9
Inverarity, Madeline (portrait of Miss Wallace-Dunlop by Inverarity's great-great grandmother; photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
10
Inverarity, Robert Bruce (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
11-12
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, Paintings for U.S. Navy (color transparencies), undated
11
13
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, Portraits of Artists (framed photographs) displayed in his home; photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
14
Inverarity [Robert Bruce and Jane] Collection of Northwest Coast Indian Art, Museum of Mankind, London, circa 1970s
11
15-16
Tobey, Mark (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
17
Unidentified Artists (photographs by Inverarity), 1989, undated
11
18
Unidentified Artists, undated
11
19
9.2:People, 1920s-1979, undated
DescriptionContainer
Artists (contact sheets with multiple portraits; photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
20
Ball, Eliot Porter (photographs by Inverarity), circa 1963-1964
11
21
Byner, Winter and Ashley Montague (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
22
Derbyshire, Dr. (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
23
Deutsch, Hilda [Mrs. Carl Morris] (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
24
Duchamp, Marcel (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
25
Ernst, Max (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
26
Ernst, Max and Dorothea Tanning (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
27
Feitelson, Lorser (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
28
Fitzsimmons, James (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
29
Frugé, August (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
30
Graves, Morris (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
31
Groups of Artists (photographs by Inverarity), 1949
11
32
Groups, undated
11
33
Guldbeck, Lori and Per, 1958
11
34
Haley, John (photographs by Inverarity), 1950
11
35
Hiler, Hilaire (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
36
Inverarity, Jane (photographs by Inverarity), 1956-1976, undated
11
37
Inverarity, Jane with Others (photographs by Inverarity), 1976, 1983
11
38
Inverarity, Jane and Robert Bruce, 1970s
11
39
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1952-circa 1979, undated
11
40
Inverarity, Robert Bruce with Others, 1920s-1958, undated
11
41
Kent, Rockwell (photographs by Inverarity), 1963, undated
11
42
LeBrun, Rico (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
43
Lefebvre, René (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
44
Lovacrubias, Miguel, 1954
11
45
Lundeberg, Helen (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
46
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
47
Morris, Carl (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
48
Perit, Suzy (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
49
Ray, Julie Man (photographs by Inverarity), 1948
11
50
Ray, Man (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
51
Reagh, Bill (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
52
Royer, Dorothy (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
53
Stazack, Carol (photographs by Inverarity), 1976
11
54
Tanning, Dorothea (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
55
Tobey, Mark (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
56
Tobey, Mark, undated
11
57
Val Clear and Kenneth Downer (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
58
Warshaw, Howard (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
59
Wassar, Art and Ellie (photographs by Inverarity), 1976
11
60
Whitman, Walt (possibly by Matthew Brady; contemporary copy), undated
11
61
Wunderlich, Rudi (photographs by Inverarity), 1957
11
62
Unidentified ("A.E." [daughter?] and unknown woman; photographs by Inverarity), 1976, undated
11
63
Deutsch, Hilda [Mrs. Carl Morris] (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Duchamp, Marcel (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Ernst, Max (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Ernst, Max and Dorothea Tanning (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Feitelson, Lorser (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Fitzsimmons, James (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Graves, Morris (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Graves, Morris and Malcolm Roberts (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Haley, John (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Hiler, Hilaire (photographs by Interarity), undated
14 (sol)
Inverarity, Jane (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Inverarity, Robert Bruce (self portrait), undated
14 (sol)
Inverarity, Robert Bruce (photograph by Douglas C. Sly), 1947
14 (sol)
Knowles, Joe (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Le Brun, Rico (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Lundeberg, Helen (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Mac Donald-Wright, Stanton (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Morris, Carl (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Perit, Suzy (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Petric, Mrs. Ludin (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Ray, Julie Man (photographs by Inveraritiy), undated
14 (sol)
Ray, Man (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Royer, Dorothy (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Swan, Charles (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Tanning, Dorothea (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Tobey, Mark (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Val Clear, Charles and Kenneth Downing (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Warshaw, Howard (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
Wessels, Glenn (photographs by Inverarity), undated
14 (sol)
9.3:Places, circa 1870s-1990, undated
DescriptionContainer
Adirondack Museum, 1957, 1971, undated
11
64-65
Adirondack Museum (photograph album, vol. 1), undated
11
66
Amsterdam (photographs by Inverarity), 1962
11
67
British Columbia (trip to study Haida Indians; photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
68-69
Dikill, Peganum, Istanbul (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
70
Family Homes, circa 1870s-1880s
11
71
Greece and Egypt (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
72
Italy, circa 1870s-1880s
11
73
La Jolla, Calif. (photographs by Inverarity), 1976
11
74
Mt. St. Helens, Calif. (photographs by Inverarity), 1990
11
75
Museum of International Folk Art, 1953, undated
11
76
Ridgefield, Conn. (photographs by Inverarity), circa 1957-1958, 1976
11
77
Rome; New York City Hotel and Airport (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
78
St. Paul's Church, circa 1880s
11
79
Samish Island, Wash. (photographs by Inverarity), 1954
11
80
South America, 1870s
11
81
Unidentified (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
82
Adirondack Museum (photograph album, vol. 2), undated
15 (sol)
Burma; Nepal; Scandinavia; Thailand; Unidentified (photographs by Inverarity), undated
15 (sol)
Family Houses, circa 1880s
15 (sol)
9.4:WPA, circa 1936-circa 1941
DescriptionContainer
Mosaic Procedures, circa 1936-circa 1941
11
83-84
Washington State WPA Federal Art Project, circa 1936-circa 1941
11
85
Washington State WPA Federal Art Project black and white negatives, circa 1936-circa 1941
11
86
Municipal Auditorium Mosaic, Long Beach, Calif., 1938
OV 23
Washington State WPA Federal Art Project, circa 1936-circa 1941
16-17
9.5:Miscellaneous Subjects, 1957-1981, undated
DescriptionContainer
Box Collection (photographs by Inverarity), undated
11
87
Broadside, "Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley..." (photograph by Inverarity), undated
11
88
"Gold Thread Pillow Case taken by my grandfather when 92 Highlanders raided Queen's Palace, New Delhi" (35-mm color slides by Inverarity), 1981
11
89
Microreader Invented by Inverarity, 1957
11
90
Boats (photographs by Inverarity), undated
15 (sol)
Figure Studies (photographs by Inverarity), undated
15 (sol)
Industrial Subjects (photographs by Inverarity), undated
15 (sol)
Landscapes (photographs by Inverarity), undated
15 (sol)
Pacific Northwest Culture (photographs by Inverarity), undated
15 (sol)

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