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Vernon Howe Bailey papers, 1932-1950

Bailey, Vernon Howe, 1874-1953



Collection Information

Size: 600 items.

Summary: Photographs of Bailey's drawings, some done while a U.S. navy contract artist, including: American college and university buildings; interior and exterior views of Vatican City; U.S. Navy ships and submarines, naval stations and yards, shipbuilding, mine depot, torpedo repair and dock scenes, U.S. Naval air training scenes; and scenes of New York City and its suburbs. Also included are a letter from the Director of Exhibits at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an invitation to an exhibition held at MIT, and three critical reviews.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and illustrator.


Donated 1968 by the New York Public Library Art Division.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm roll 421 (frames 726-801;896-1264; and spliced on end, frames 1-471) available at all Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Vernon Howe Bailey papers, 1932-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.