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Sanford Robinson Gifford papers, 1840s-1900, circa 1960s-1970s, bulk 1855-1881

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Series 4: Photographs and Copy Prints , circa 1856-1900, circa 1960s-1970s
(Box 2, 5, OV 4; 11 folders)

The bulk of the photographs date from the mid-1850s through the 1870s and 1900. Copy prints for which the Archives does not own the originals date from circa 1960s-1970s and were printed from orginal photographs dating from the 1860s and 1870s. Photographs of Gifford during the Civil War depict the artist in civil war uniform and with unidentified members of the Seventh New York Regiment. Pictures of the Gifford family and homes include copy prints of the exterior and interior home of Elihu and Eliza Starbuck Gifford in Hudson, New York, just after the Civil War, where Sanford Gifford had a studio. There is also a copy print of Arthur, Malcolm and Paul Gifford, sons of James Gifford and grandsons of Elihu and Eliza Starbuck Gifford.
Photographs of Ute and Shoshone Indians are displayed on photo cards from Denver and Salt Lake City studios. Two photographs of Mont Cervin include one with a pencil sketch of the mountain by Gifford on the back. There are also photographs of unidentified individuals taken abroad in Greece, the Middle East, and Jamaica.
Photographs of artwork include a copy print of a Gifford self-portrait executed in 1853, a photograph of an unidentified painting, and a photograph of an unidentified sculpture. Also included are 2 negatives and four copy prints of a "Skeleton Study" by an unidentified artist, possibly Gifford, found in Series 3: Artwork.
Oversized photographs picture San Giorgio (including a negative), two boats, the Washington monument, and an unidentified sculpture, respectively.
Description Container Select
Gifford During Civil War, circa 1861-circa 1863
Oversized material conserved and housed in Box 5
2
9
Gifford During Civil War, Negative, circa 1861-circa 1863
2
10
Gifford Family and Homes, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
(copy prints)
2
11
Gifford on 1870 Hayden Expedition, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
(copy prints)
2
12
Gifford Portrait, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
(copy print)
2
13
Gifford Portrait, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
(negative)
2
14
Indians, Ute and Shoshone, circa 1870s
2
15
Mont Cervin (Matterhorn), circa 1856-circa 1868
2
16
Unidentified Individuals, circa 1850s-circa 1870s
2
17
Photographs and Negative, Miscellaneous, circa 1900
Oversized material housed in OV 4; Partially scanned
2
18
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1860s-circa 1970s
Contains copy prints; Oversized material housed in OV 4
2
19
Oversized Photographs and Negatives, Miscellaneous, circa 1900
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, folder 18
OV 4
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, circa 1900
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, folder 19
OV 4
Gifford During Civil War, circa 1861-circa 1863
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, folder 9
5

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