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Thomas Anshutz papers, circa 1870-1942

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Series 5: Photographs , circa 1880-1904, 1936 and undated
2.1 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3, MGP 2

This series contains 198 vintage, original photographic prints and 49 original glass plate negatives, including many photographic studies of human figures, animals, and other scenes; group photographs; and portraits. Vintage prints include albumen, cyanotype, and platinum prints, most of which are mounted on cardboard mounts and appear to be small contact prints. Only three of these prints are from the glass plate negatives in this collection; the remaining 46 glass negatives do not correspond to any of the vintage prints. Positive digital scans have been made directly from the original negatives, which are closed to researchers.
The Photographs series is arranged into 5 subseries. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers:
  • Subseries 5.1: Photographs by Circle of Thomas Anshutz and Thomas Eakins, circa 1880-1886
  • Subseries 5.2: Photographs by Thomas Anshutz, 1890s
  • Subseries 5.3: Unattributed Photographs, 1897, 1936 and undated
  • Subseries 5.4: Professional Studio Portraits, 1904 and undated
  • Subseries 5.5: Photographs of Anshutz and Works of Art, undated
Copy negatives and prints exist for most of the images in this series, including the glass negatives. These copies are filed after originals in a separate folder and have not been digitized.
5.1: Photographs by Circle of Thomas Anshutz and Thomas Eakins, circa 1880-1886
DescriptionContainer
William H. MacDowell, circa 1883-1884
(1 vintage print)
1
25-26
Triptych of Eadweard Muybridge, circa 1884
(3 vintage prints mounted together)
1
27-28
Portraits of Susan MacDowell in PAFA Classroom, circa 1882
(2 vintage prints)
1
29-30
Bartram's Garden, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, circa 1882
(6 vintage Prints)
1
31-32
Class Groups in PAFA Classroom
Students Working, circa 1882
(3 vintage prints)
1
33-34
Class Portraits, circa 1882
(6 vintage prints)
1
35-37
Figure Studies in Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Classroom
Male Nudes, circa 1882-1883
(1 vintage print)
1
38-39
Men in Classical Costume, circa 1882-1883
(5 vintage prints)
1
40-42
Women in Empire Dress, circa 1882-1883
(5 vintage prints)
1
43-44
Susan MacDowell in Empire Dress, circa 1882-1883
(3 vintage prints)
1
45-46
Susan MacDowell in Group, Empire Dress, circa 1882-1883
(2 vintage prints)
1
47-48
Woman in Kimono, circa 1882-1883
(1 vintage print)
1
49-50
Cow, circa 1882-1883
(1 vintage print)
1
51-52
Figure Studies Outdoors, Male Nudes
Unidentified Men, circa 1883
(6 vintage prints)
1
53-54
Two Nude Models with Clothed Man, circa 1883
(2 vintage prints)
1
55-56
Thomas Eakins and J. Laurie Wallace, circa 1883
(4 vintage prints)
1
57-59
Thomas Eakins, circa 1883
(1 vintage print)
1
60-61
Costumed Groups in Staged Outdoor Scenes, undated
(12 vintage prints)
1
62-64
Works of Art, undated
(2 vintage prints)
1
65
5.2: Photographs by Thomas Anshutz, 1890s
DescriptionContainer
Boys with Fishing Boat, 1890s
(2 glass plate negatives housed in Box 3)
2
1-2
Figures with Fishing Boat, 1890s
(5 glass plate negatives housed in Box 3; includes 1 vintage print)
2
3-4
Boys on Industrial Riverfront, 1890s
(5 glass plate negatives housed in Box 3)
2
5
Riverboat Hudson, 1890s
(1 glass plate negative housed in Box 3)
2
6
Ships and Docks, 1890s
(7 glass plate negatives housed in Boxes 3 and MGP 2; 12 cyanotypes; 1 albumen print)
2
7-9
Domestic Scenes, 1890s
(10 glass plate negatives housed in Boxes 3 and MGP 2; includes 1 vintage print)
2
10-11
Beach and Water Scenes, 1890s
(6 glass plate negatives housed in Boxes 3 and MGP 2)
2
12
Cows, undated
(8 glass plate negatives housed in MGP 2; includes 1 vintage print)
2
13-14
Model in Roman Costume, undated
(1 glass plate negative housed in Box 3)
2
15
Portraits, 1890s, undated
(4 glass plate negatives housed in Boxes 3 and MGP 2; 1 cyanotype)
2
16-17
Glass Plate Negatives
31 glass negatives
3
Glass Plate Negatives
18 glass negatives
MGP 2
5.3: Unattributed Photographs, 1895, 1897, 1936 and undated
DescriptionContainer
Male Nudes, undated
(2 vintage prints)
2
18-19
Portraits, undated
(33 vintage prints)
2
20-25
Groups, 1897, 1936, undated
(14 vintage prints)
2
26-28
Animals, undated
(12 vintage prints)
2
29-31
Landscapes, Exteriors, and Views, 1895, undated
(21 vintage prints)
2
32-34
Beach and Water Scenes, undated
(4 vintage prints)
2
35
Interiors and Furnishings, undated
(6 vintage prints)
2
36
5.4: Professional Studio Portraits, 1904, undated
DescriptionContainer
Thomas Eakins by Geo. and Wm. H. Rau, undated
2
37-38
E.P. Anshutz by Chandler and Sheetz, undated
2
39
Elizabeth Davis Rogers by Gray, 1904
2
40
Cow from "Studies from Nature" Series by Schreiber, undated
2
41
Unidentified Women by Sarony, undated
2
42
Unidentified Men by Geo. and Wm. H. Rau, undated
2
43
Unidentified Child, undated
2
44
5.5: Photographs of Anshutz and Works of Art, undated
DescriptionContainer
Photographs of Anshutz and His Studio, undated
2
45-46
Group Photograph, Philadelphia Sketch Club, undated
2
47
Drawings of Harper's Ferry, undated
2
48

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