Christian Carsten papers

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1912–1917
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

Christian Carsten Papers consist of approximately 0.5 linear feet of material relating to Wilmette artist Christian Carsten and to his brother Hans, including pencil drawings, clippings, and miscellaneous personal documents. Sample Book by Christian Carsten consists of 1 volume titled “Fantastic and Symbolic Original Designs and Drawings—for lantern slides, including cloaks, cutouts, and arches” and including a typewritten table of contents and 72 printed designs and original drawings of patriotic designs that tried to sell or give to the Committee on Public Information, Washington, D.C., to be used in public campaigns during World War I. Also included is correspondence about these designs, receipts from sales, and miscellaneous designs and other inserted items.

Biographical Historical Note

Danish-born artist Christian Carsten specialized in wood carvings of dancers, circus troupes, and other performers.