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Rockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993, bulk 1935-1961

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Series 6: Photographs, circa 1840-1970, undated
(Reels 5254-5255, 5741)

Photographs, mainly unannotated, are of people, miscellaneous subjects, places, and works of art. Additional photographs were received from the estate of Kent's widow, Sally Kent Gorton, in 2001 and were microfilmed at a later date on reel 5741. Among them are photographs of people including Kent and his wives, Ted R. Lambert and Eugene Vuchatic; also, views of Asgaard Farm, the rebuilt Kent house at AuSable Forks, N.Y., and Kent's grave.
The photographs are organized into subseries and arranged in rough chronological order:
6.1: People, 1840-1970, undated
6.2: Miscellaneous Subjects, 1920s-1960s, undated
6.3: Places, A-Z, 1904-1960s, undated
6.4: Works of Art, 1902-1962, undated
6.5: Duplicates Prints, Negatives, and Color Transparencies, undated
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Some photographs of Kent ancestors, duplicate prints, negatives and transparencies have not been scanned.
6.1:People, 1840-1970, undated
DescriptionContainer
Family, circa 1840-early 20th century, 1950s-1960s
(daguerreotypes and ambrotypes of Kent ancestors)
5254
unfilmed
Family, Photographic Prints
(depicting various family members, including Rockwell Kent as a young boy, and photograph albums)
5254
349-385
Kent Family Album Vol. 1, undated
5254
386-402
Kent Family Album Vol. 2, late 1800s
5254
403-424
Kent Family Album Vol. 3, early 1900s
5254
425-476
Kent Family Album Vol. 4, circa 1885-circa 1915
5254
477-483
Kent Family Album Vol. 5, undated
5254
484-536
Kent Family, 1950s-1960s
5254
564-577
Rockwell Kent, 1885-1970
(includes Rockwell Kent family dressed in animal skins, circa 1915; at Sam Barlow's, 1920s; portraits by Arnold Genthe and Carl Van Vechten, 1920s-1930s; at a camp for teenagers, 1950s; at work painting, 1930s-1960s; at new house, 1970)
5254
578-878
Rockwell Kent, 1920s-1960s
5741
436-449
Rockwell Kent, 1940s
(oversize)
5741
431-433
Rockwell Kent with Others, circa 1930s
5741
450-452
Rockwell Kent with others, 1910s-1970
5254
879-1012
Rockwell Kent in Alaska, 1918-1919
(includes Kent's son, Rockwell Kent III)
5254
1013-1017
Rockwell Kent in Greenland, 1930s
(includes photo album, disbound and kept in original order)
5254
1018-1037
Rockwell Kent in Moscow, 1960
5254
1038-1043
Rockwell Kent in Moscow, 1968
5741
453-455
Rockwell Kent in Tierra del Fuego, South America, 1922
5254
1044-1051
Kathleen Kent (first wife), 1890s-1910
5254
1052-1058
Kathleen Kent (first wife), circa 1905
5741
456-457
Kent Child [Kathleen?], circa 1912
5741
458-459
Kent children, 1910s-1920s, undated
(some with their mother, Kathleen)
5254
1059-1111
Frances Kent (second wife), circa 1930
5254
1112-1129
Frances Kent (second wife), 1930s
5741
460-462
Rockwell and Frances Kent, 1930s
5741
463
Rockwell and Frances Kent, 1930s
5254
1136-1140
Family at Kent House, AuSable, N.Y., 1930s
(includes Kent, Kent children, and Frances)
5254
1130-1135
Sally Kent (third wife), 1940s-1960s
5254
1141-1178
Sally Kent (third wife), circa 1950
5741
464-465
Sally Kent with others, 1940s
5741
466-470
Rockwell and Sally Kent, 1952
5741
471-473
Rockwell and Sally Kent, 1940s-1970
5254
1179-1206
Rockwell and Sally Kent in Chicago, 1960
(Kent woodcut (?) and newspaper articles, one disbound album and one disbound scrapbook containing photos)
5254
1207-1224
Rockwell and Sally Kent in the USSR, 1962, 1964, 1967, undated
(includes disbound pages from albums and one album (vol. 5), undated)
5254
1225-1443
Rockwell and Sally Kent in the USSR, cont.
5255
3-293
Grandchildren, [circa 1960s-1970], undated
(children of Rockwell Kent III; Kathleen Finney, undated; Clara Kent; Susan or Natsha (Tasha) Kent; Tasha Kent and daughter; unidentified)
5255
294-302
Alastair Johnstone (relative of Sally Kent), 1940s
5255
303-307
William Merritt Chase Summer School, Shinnecock, Long Island, circa 1900-1902
(includes interior view of Kent's studio)
5255
308-311
Events, various dates
5255
313-339
Events, 1960s
5741
474-478
Eugene Vuchetich working on a bust of Kent, circa 1960
5741
480-482
Soviet Art Jury, [1960s?]
5255
340-346
Marsden Hartley, 1913
(wearing costume, inscribed: "This is yours humbly--after the Dirty Arts Ball 7 a.m., Marsden Hartley, Paris, June 1913")
5255
347-351
Ted R. Lambert, Signal Corps Dog Derby, 1933
5741
479
Paul Robeson, 1950s
5255
352-363
Pete Seeger (most photos also include Sally Kent), 1960s
5255
364-369
Other Friends (most unidentified), 1910s-1960s
(includes photographic prints of Soviet students' visit to Kent's home in AuSable Forks, N.Y., 1942)
5255
370-461
6.2:Miscellaneous Subjects, 1920s-1960s, undated
DescriptionContainer
Scenes from Maxwell Anderson's play,
The Eve of St. Mark
, undated
5255
463-471
Arctic Art
5255
472-479
Direction
[sailboat], 1920s-1960s
5255
480-508
Boats
5255
509-513
John Brown's grave, Lake Placid, N.Y.
5255
514-520
Miriam Brenner Grubin's grave
5255
521-523
Rockwell Kent's grave, 1977
5741
484-486
"Candidates for RK's hand and bed," by Frances Kent and Bob Benchley, undated
5255
525-537
Rebuilt House, AuSable Forks, N.Y., 1977
5741
487
Houses
(includes Kent's original and rebuilt homes and his studio at AuSable Forks, N.Y.; unidentified buildings; also Kent's mother's house in Tarrytown, N.Y., and son Gordon's house in Cazenovia, N.Y.)
5255
538-617
Whales and Whaling
(research material for
Moby Dick
illustrations)
5255
618-669
Miscellaneous
(includes animals, "Adolf Loves Lindy" billboard; Miners at Inland Steel Company; Roosevelt theater marquee ("
If War Comes Tomorrow,
now showing"); and unidentified city plaza [possibly San Francisco])
5255
670-680
6.3:Places, A - Z, 1904-1960s, undated
DescriptionContainer
Alaska, 1918-1919
5255
681-713
Asgaard Farm, AuSable Forks, N.Y., 1930s-1960s, undated
5255
714-753
Asgaard Farm, AuSable Forks, N.Y., 1930s-1940s
5741
488-489
AuSable Forks, N.Y., and vicinity, early 20th century-1960s
5255
754-789
Canadian Rockies, 1950s-1960s
5255
790-808
Faroe Islands, undated
5255
809-814
France, 1919, undated
5255
815-824
Greenland, 1930s
5255
825-994
Greenland and Denmark, 1930s
5255
995-1026
Ireland, 1926
5255
1027-1041
Monhegan Island, Maine, 1904-1926, 1950s, undated
5255
1042-1120
New York, N.Y., 1910s-1920s
5255
1121-1128
Newfoundland, circa 1914-1915
5255
1129-1134
Puerto Rico, 1937
5255
1135-1151
Tierra del Fuego, South America, 1922, undated
(disbound albums and one album (vol. 6) [Tierra del Fuego? (circa 1922)] and Monhegan, including some photographs of Rockwell Kent, undated)
5254
537-563
Tierra del Fuego, South America, cont.
5255
1152-1349
USSR, undated
5255
1350-1397
Winona, Minn., circa 1912-1913
5255
1398-1413
Unidentified places
(probably of Tierra del Fuego and Greenland)
5255
1414-1453
6.4:Works of Art, 1909-1962, undated
Works of art found here are primarily by Kent but there are alos portraits of Rockwell Kent and miscellaneous works of ar and art objects by unknown artists at the end of the subseries.
DescriptionContainer
China designs for Vernon Kilns, circa 1938-1943
5255
1456-1461
Drawings, 1920-1962, undated
(includes undated self-portrait)
5255
1462-1501
Lettering, undated
5255
1502-1503
Lithographs, undated
5255
1504-1512
Medals, 1938, undated
5255
1513-1518
General Electric Co., New York World's Fair, Mural, 1939
(some views include Kent)
5255
1519-1528
On Earth Peace
Mural
5255
1529-1535
Post Office Department, Washington, D.C. Mural, 1937
5255
1536-1544
Adirondacks, undated
5255
1545-1554
Paintings-Landscapes, Alaska, 1919
5255
1555-1582
Paintings-Landscapes, Mt. Assiniboine, undated
5255
1583-1586
Paintings-Landscapes, Berkshire, Mass., 1909, undated
5255
1587-1590
Paintings-Landscapes, France, undated
5255
1591-1599
Paintings-Landscapes, Greenland, 1930s
5255
1600-1641
Paintings-Landscapes, Ireland, 1926
5255
1642-1665
Paintings-Landscapes, Monhegan Island, Maine, 1907
5255
1666-1694
Paintings-Landscapes, Newfoundland, 1914-1915
5255
1695-1715
Paintings-Landscapes, New Hampshire, undated
5255
1716-1721
Paintings-Landscapes, Steinway Collection, 1928, undated
5255
1722-1728
Paintings-Landscapes, Tierra del Fuego, circa 1922
5255
1729-1747
Paintings-Landscapes, Vermont, 1919-1925
5255
1748-1768
Paintings-Miscellaneous Figures and Still Life, undated
5255
1769-1781
Watercolors, undated
5255
1782-1794
Exhibition Installations, Various Locations, 1930-1949
5255
1795-1837
Exhibition Installations, USSR, 1958
5255
1838-1846
Portraits of Rockwell Kent, 1928, 1931, 1962, undated
(by F. G. Mories, Victoria Ebbels Hutson, Ernest Hamlin Baker, and unidentified artist name written in Russian)
5255
1847-1854
Works of Art and Miscellaneous Objects by Unknown Artists, undated
5255
unfilmed
6.5:Duplicate Prints, Negatives and Color Transparencies, undated
DescriptionContainer
Duplicates, Rockwell Kent
5255
unfilmed
Duplicates, Sally Kent; Francis Kent, R.K.'s mother (?)
5255
unfilmed
Duplicates, Kathleen Finney (granddaughter)
5255
unfilmed
Duplicates, Rockwell and Sally Kent, and friends
5255
unfilmed
Duplicates, Asgaard Farm
5255
unfilmed
Duplicates, Works of Art by Kent
5255
unfilmed
Negatives, People
5255
unfilmed
Negatives, Works of Art by Kent
5255
unfilmed
Negatives, Works of Art by Others
5255
unfilmed
Color Transparencies, Works of Art by Kent
5255
unfilmed

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.