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Solon H. Borglum and Borglum family papers, 1864-2002

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Series 8: Photographs , 1864-1986
2 Linear feet
Box 9-13, MGP 1, MGP 3, OV 15-16

Found here are family and personal photographs, and numerous photographs of artwork by Solon Borglum. The bulk of the family and personal photographs date from Solon's adult life and include images of Solon in various settings, such as formal portraits taken throughout his career, photographs of him with his artwork, as a student and teacher in sculpture class, in Paris during his military service, with his family and friends at his farm, Rocky Ranch, and of Solon and Emma at the Crow Creek Reservation. Also found are Borglum family portraits, individual portraits of many family members including Solon's brothers Gutzon and August, and his parents James and Ida, as well as group portraits of the whole family. This subseries also includes photographs of Emma, Monica, her daughter Gwynneth, and Emma's brother Paul Vignal and his wife. Other personal photographs in this series are images of Solon at ranches and as a Boy Scout troop leader, exteriors and interiors of his various studios and residences, photos from an exhibition at the Union League Club in New York, and other miscellaneous and unidentified portraits and snapshots.
Photographs of Artwork include files on individual works of art by Solon Borglum, as well as files for his various types of artwork, such as animal sculptures, portrait busts, and monuments and installations. Many of the files may include images of the artwork at the studio, as well as being unveiled or installed in public. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title of work, followed by categories of artwork and artwork by others. Photographs in this subseries have not been digitized.
The Photographs series is arranged into 3 subseries. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
  • 8.1: Family and Personal Photographs, 1864-1986, undated
  • 8.2: Photographs of Artwork, 1895-1967, undated
  • 8.3: Negatives, Slides, and Transparencies, undated
8.1: Family and Personal Photographs, 1864-1986, undated
Description Container
Solon Borglum Portraits, circa 1899-1921
9
57
Solon Borglum Portraits, circa 1899-1921
9
58
Solon Borglum in Sculpture Class, 1895-1897, undated
9
59
Solon Borglum with Works of Art, circa 1896-1918
9
60
Solon Borglum with Works of Art, circa 1896-1918
9
61
Solon Borglum in the American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919
9
62
Solon Borglum in the American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919
9
63
Solon Borglum at the A. E. F. School of Fine Arts, 1918-1919
9
64
Solon Borglum's Funeral, 1922
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folder 9.
9
65
Solon Borglum with Friends and Family, undated
10
1
Borglum Family Portraits, 1864, 1883-1893
10
2
Borglum Family Portraits, 1898-1904, undated
10
3
Solon Borglum and Family at Rocky Ranch, 1906-1929, undated
10
4
Solon Borglum and Family at Rocky Ranch, 1906-1929, undated
10
5
Solon Borglum and Family at Rocky Ranch, 1906-1929, undated
10
6
Solon Borglum and Family Dressed in Costume, undated
10
7
Photo Album, Solon Borglum Family, 1907
10
8
Photo Album, Monica Borglum Davies, 1910-1920, undated
10
9
August Borglum and Family, 1896, 1904-1905, undated
10
10
August Borglum and Family, 1904
10
11
Gutzon Borglum, undated
10
12
Emma Borglum, undated
10
13
Monica Borglum Davies, circa 1904, 1986, undated
10
14
Gwynneth Davies Kelly, undated
10
15
Paul Vignal and Wife Elizabeth, circa 1890-circa 1920
10
16
Paul Vignal and Wife Elizabeth, circa 1890-circa 1920
10
17
Paul Vignal and Wife Elizabeth, circa 1890-circa 1920
10
18
Boy Scout Troop, circa 1911
10
19
Friends of Solon Borglum, undated
10
20
Ranches in California and Nebraska, circa 1883-1893
10
21
Solon Borglum Residences, 1894-1908
10
22
Solon Borglum Studios, 1908, undated
10
23
Native American and Crow Creek Reservation, circa 1899
Oversized material housed in Box 13, F10
10
24
Native Americans and Crow Creek Reservation, circa 1899
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folder 10.
10
25
B.N.L. Co. Sawmill and Dam, undated
10
26
Stone Mountain, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folder 11.
10
27
Exhibition at Union League Club, New York City, 1924
10
28
Animals, undated
10
29
Portraits, unidentified, undated
10
30-31
Miscellaneous, 1864-1909, undated
10
32
Miscellaneous, unidentified, undated
10
33
Solon Borglum's Funeral, 1922
Oversized material digitized with Box 13, Folder 65.
13
9
Native Americans and Crow Creek Reservation, circa 1899
Oversize material digitized with Box 10, Folders 24-25
13
10
Stone Mountain, undated
Oversized material from Box 10, Folder 27.
13
11
8.2: Photographs of Artwork, 1895-1967, undated
Description Container
"Aspiration", 1922
10
34
"The Bells of History,", undated
10
35
"The Blizzard", undated
10
36
"Boy With Fish" Fountain, undated
10
37
"Bronchos", undated
10
38
"Bronchos Frightened by Saddle,", undated
10
39
"Bucking Broncho", 1900
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folder 12.
10
40
"Buffalo", 1900, undated
10
41
"The Bull Fight", undated
10
42
"Burial on the Plains", circa 1902, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folder 13.
10
43
"Command of God to Retreat", undated
10
44
"The Cowboy at Rest", 1903
Oversized material housed in OV 15.
10
45
"Dancing Horse", circa 1900
10
46
General John B. Gordon Memorial, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 15.
10
47
Giles A. Smith Monument, undated
10
48
Grant's Memorial, Model, undated
10
49
"The Heavens", 1915, undated
10
50
"Horse Pawing a Dead Horse", undated
10
51
"Indian Child Being Sent to School", undated
10
52
"The Intelligent Broncho", undated
10
53
Jacob Leisler Monument, undated
10
54
Joseph A. Mower Monument, undated
10
55
"Lassoing Wild Horses,", 1897, undated
10
56
"The Last Roundup", circa 1902, undated
10
57
"The Little Lady of the Dew" ("The Waters"), 1920, 1934, undated
10
58
"Monica", circa 1909, 1967, undated
10
59
"On the Border of Whiteman's Land", undated
10
60
"One in a Thousand", circa 1915
10
61
"Our Slave", undated
10
62
"Paul", undated
10
63
"The Pioneer", undated
Oversized material housed in OV 15.
10
64
"The Prayer", undated
10
65
"Private Jones", 1960, undated
10
66
"Rough Rider, Bucky O'Neill Monument", circa 1906, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 15.
10
67-68
"Sioux Indian Buffalo Dance", undated
Oversized material housed in OV 15.
10
69
"Snowdrift", undated
Oversized material housed in OV 15.
11
1
"The Spirit of Death", undated
11
2
"The Stampede of Wild Horses", 1899
11
3
"Steps Toward Civilization", 1904
11
4
"Tamed", undated
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folder 14.
11
5
Truman J. Backus Memorial, 1909, undated
11
6
"Washington 1753", undated
11
7
William Sody Smith Monument, undated
11
8
"Winter", circa 1898, undated
11
9
Animal Sculptures, undated
11
10
Bell Sculptures, undated
11
11
Details of Unidentified Sculptures, undated
11
12
Drawings, undated
11
13
Figure Sculptures, undated
11
14
Horse and Person Sculptures, undated
11
15
Models for Sculpture Projects, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 15.
11
16
Monuments and Installations, 1901, 1903, undated
11
17
Paintings, 1895, 1897, undated
11
18
Portrait Busts, 1905, 1923, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 15.
11
19
Wood Carvings, undated
11
20
Miscellaneous Sculptures, circa 1903, 1909, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folders 15 and 16.
11
21
Photo Albums of Artwork, circa 1899, undated
11
22-28
Solon H. Borglum Memorial Window by D. Putnam Brinley, circa 1922
11
29
Artwork by Gutzon Borglum, 1904, 1907, undated
12
1
Artwork by Others, 1898, 1919, 1923, undated
12
2
"Bucking Broncho", 1900
Oversized material from Box 10, Folder 40.
13
12
"Burial on the Plains", circa 1902, undated
Oversized material from Box 10, Folder 43.
13
13
"Tamed", undated
Oversized material from Box 11, Folder 5.
13
14
Miscellaneous Sculptures, 1909, undated
Oversized material from Box 11, Folder 21.
13
15
"The Cowboy at Rest", 1903
Oversized material from Box 10, Folder 45.
OV 15
General John B. Gordon Memorial, undated
Oversized material from Box 10, Folder 47.
OV 15
"The Pioneer", undated
Oversized material from Box 10, Folder 64.
OV 15
"Rough Rider, Bucky O'Neill Monument", circa 1906, undated
Oversized material from Box 10, Folders 67-68.
OV 15
"Sioux Indian Buffalo Dance", undated
Oversized material from Box 10, Folder 69.
OV 15
"Snowdrift", undated
Oversized material from Box 11, Folder 1.
OV 15
Models for Sculpture Projects, undated
Oversized material from Box 11, Folder 16.
OV 15
Portrait Busts, 1905, 1923, undated
Oversized material from Box 11, Folder 19.
OV 15
Miscellaneous Sculptures, undated
Oversized material from Box 11, Folder 21.
OV 16
8.3: Negatives, Slides, and Transparencies, undated
Description Container
Glass Plate Negatives, General John B. Gordon Memorial, undated
4 glass plate negatives housed in MGP 1
12
3
Glass Plate Negative of Portrait Bust, undated
1 glass plate negative housed in MGP 3
12
4
Negatives, Monica Borglum Davies, undated
12
5
Negative of Unidentified People, undated
12
6
Negatives of Artwork, undated
12
7
Slides, undated
12
8
Transparencies of Solon Borglum Paintings, undated
12
9
Glass Plate Negatives
4 glass negatives
MGP 1
Glass Plate Negatives
1 glass negative
MGP 3

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