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Vickery, Atkins & Torrey records, [undated] and 1901-1930

Vickery, Atkins & Torrey (Firm)


Collection Information

Size: 12 Items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Photographs, sketches, drawings, and business records.
REEL 983: 4 small groups of inventories of oil paintings, water colors, porcelain and pottery, including oriental ceramics.
REEL 1080: 8 albums (labelled 20 through 26 and "jewelry") containing photographs of the gallery at 550 Sutter Street, and of paintings, furniture, and jewelry sold and designed by Vickery, Atkins & Torrey (mostly designed by J. Henry P. Atkins). The "jewelry" album also contains sketches of jewelry.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery; San Francisco, Calif. W.K. Vickery established this important early 20th century gallery with his nephew, Henry Atkins (J. Henry P. Atkins); they were later joined by Frederic C. Torrey. The gallery handled primarily etchings, paintings, water colors, and oriental ceramics, by artists Maynard Dixon, William Kieth, Francis McComas, Arthur Putnam, and others.


Lent 1975 and 1976 for microfilming by the California Historical Society.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: California Historical Society.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 983 and 1080 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Vickery, Atkins & Torrey records, [undated] and 1901-1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.