Sketches by Chicago Artists of the 1890s

Inclusive Dates: 
1890–1896
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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

13 black and white sketches and caricatures representing individuals and street types. Includes the back of two men's heads [by Walter Jones?], a caricature of a man on a cross entitled "Freiberger as X," a caricature head of a woman by Harry E. Dixey, an ink sketch of Francis Wilson by Joe Vaughan, and six caricatures of street types, some with captions, signed by Tim Murphy. Drawings are primarily on scraps of paper and letterhead stationery from Rector's Oyster House, Chicago.

Biographical Historical Note

Rector’s Oyster House was a popular restaurant opened around 1886 by Charles E. Rector (1844-1914), who arrived in Chicago in 1872.