John T. McCutcheon photograph collection

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1890-1900
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

John T. McCutcheon Photograph collection, [c. 1890-1900], consists of 1612 photographic prints and small numbers of cabinet card and cartes de visite, 1 stereograph, and 1 folder of non-graphic material documenting McCutcheon’s overseas travel. Most are snapshots of the Spanish American War in the Philippine Islands and the following Filipino insurrection (1898-1900), during which McCutcheon acted as an overseas correspondent. Series II documents McCutcheon's outbound voyage, with ports of call in the Western Mediterranean and the Middle East; his travels to Japan, Korea, China and India; and his homeward bound voyage with views of South Africa during the Boer War (1900).

Biographical Historical Note

John T. McCutcheon photograph collection, [c. 1890-1900], consists of 1612 photographic prints and small numbers of cabinet card and cartes de visite, 1 stereograph, and 1 folder of non-graphic material documenting McCutcheon’s overseas travel. Most are snapshots of the Spanish American War in the Philippine Islands and the following Filipino insurrection (1898-1900), during which McCutcheon acted as an overseas correspondent. Series II documents McCutcheon's outbound voyage, with ports of call in the Western Mediterranean and the Middle East; his travels to Japan, Korea, China and India; and his homeward bound voyage with views of South Africa during the Boer War (1900).

Additional Notes

Related collections: John T. McCutcheon papers, Bruce Rogers papers, George Ade papers, Fanny Butcher papers, Carter H. Harrison IV papers, Little Room records, Newberry Library; John Tinney McCutcheon cartoons, Northwestern University Library, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections; Horace Spencer Fiske papers, Herbert. R. Strauss Collection of Theodore Roosevelt papers, University of Chicago Library; John T. McCutcheon collection, Indiana Society of Chicago records, University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives; Charles Gates Dawes papers, Evanston History Center.