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Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949

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4.11: Photographs and Scrapbooks , 1859-1978
3.5 Linear feet
Box 23-26, OV 55

This series contains individual photographs, notes, photograph albums, and scrapbooks of photographs and other materials, which depict Walt Kuhn, his family, friends and colleagues, homes and studios, art school, travel in the U.S. and Europe, works of art, and other miscellany.
Among the persons pictured are Walt, Vera, and Brenda Kuhn, LaSalle Spier, John Quinn, Frederick James Gregg, George Overbury "Pop" Hart, Gus Mager, William and Edith Glackens and family, Pablo Picasso, Cecil Howard, Jo Davidson, W. Averell and Marie Harriman, Gary Cooper, Otis Oldfield, Lily Cushing Emmet, Patsy Santo, and many of Kuhn's models. Also included are portraits of Kuhn by Frederic D. Pangborn and Edward Weston.
Scrapbooks (Volumes 5, 6, and 7) contain photographs, illustrated letters by Walt and Vera Kuhn, postcards to Vera's parents, real photo postcards, reproductions of early artwork of Walt Kuhn, and other ephemera. Illustrations depict Kit Kat Balls, the 23rd St. studio, and Fort Lee, NJ among other subjects. Many of the people and places depicted in albums and scrapbooks are also depicted in individual photographs, which are arranged within broad subject headings.
Selected subjects are noted in the inventory list, below. Additional photographs are scattered throughout the collection. Additional scrapbooks can be found among Armory Show Records, Kit Kat Club and Penguin Club Records, and Other Projects. Additional illustrated letters are found in Armory Show Records, Walt Kuhn Letters to Family, and Artwork. Refer to individual series descriptions for more details.
The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of negatives, copy prints, duplicates and photos of reproductions of artwork.
Description Container Select
Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks
Volume 1: Illustrated Photograph Album, 1896-1901
Oversized material housed in Box 35
(Brooklyn NY bicycle shop; homes; Paris art school)
23
35
Volume 1: Illustrated Photograph Album, Duplicate, circa 1901
23
36
Volume 2: Photograph Album, 1899-1900
(California and Southwest)
23
37
Volume 2: Photograph Album, Duplicate Prints from Glass Negatives, 1899-1900
23
38
Volume 2: Photograph Album, Original Glass Negatives, Copy Prints/Negatives, 1899-1900
2 Folders
23
39-40
Loose Item from Volume 2, circa 1899-1900
23
41
Volume 3: Photograph Album; Germany, circa 1901-1904
(Royal Academy in Munich, Wörth, Germany; Heinrich von Zügel; includes sketches)
23
42
Volume 3: Photograph Album; Germany, Duplicates, Negatives, and Copy Prints, circa 1901-1903, undated
2 Folders
23
43-44
Loose Items from Volume 3, 1901-1902, undated
(includes masquerade ball in Munich)
23
45
Volume 4: Photograph Album, 1904-1907, undated
(Vera Spier and Friends)
24
1
Volume 5: Scrapbook, 1909-1912, undated
partially scanned due to condition
(Walt and Vera Kuhn and friends; Fort Lee, NJ and 23rd St. studio; Kit Kat Balls; Blandford, Nova Scotia; photographs, drawings and illustrated letters to parents)
24
2
Volume 5: Scrapbook, Copy Prints, 1909-1912, undated
24
3
Loose Items from Volume 5, circa 1901-1937, undated
(Royal Academy in Munich; New York School of Art class; Hackensack, NJ crowd; John Quinn; Vera Kuhn in costume; Kit Kat Ball drawing, original cartoons)
24
4
Volume 6: Scrapbook, 1909-1910, undated
(23rd St. studio; photographs, drawings, and illustrated postcards)
24
5
Volume 6: Scrapbook, Copy Prints and Duplicates, undated
24
6
Loose Items from Volume 6, 1909
24
7
Volume 7: Scrapbook; Nova Scotia, 1909-1910
Oversized material housed in Box 35
(Kuhns' and Glackens' in Nova Scotia, photographs, postcards, ephemera, drawings)
24
8
Volume 7: Scrapbook; Nova Scotia, Copy Prints, undated
24
9
Volume 8: Photograph Album; Nova Scotia, 1912
Oversized material housed in Box 35
24
10
Volume 8: Photograph Album; Nova Scotia, Duplicates, 1912
24
11
Volume 9: Photograph Album, 1911-1923
(Brenda Kuhn baby book; Ogunquit, ME; Fort Lee, NJ; Adirondaks)
24
12
Volume 9: Photograph Album, Duplicate Prints and Copies, 1912-1920, undated
2 Folders
24
13-14
Loose Items from Volume 9, 1913-1923, undated
24
15
Volume 10: Photograph Album, circa 1911-1916
(Brenda Kuhn, Waldo Schmitt)
24
16
Volume 11: Photograph Album; Summers, 1924-1935
not scanned due to format of album
(Kuhn family summer homes and studios)
24
17
Volume 11: Photograph Album; Summers, Duplicates and Copy Prints, 1927-1933, undated
2 Folders
24
18-19
Volume 12: Photograph Album, 1928
(Prescott, AZ buildings; Walt Kuhn in Prescott; NYC buildings and parks)
24
20
Volume 13: Dismantled Photograph Album, 1931-1933
(Trips to Europe)
24
21
Volume 13: Dismantled Photograph Album, Duplicates and Copy Prints, 1931, undated
2 Folders
24
22-23
Volume 14: Photograph Album; Central City, CO, 1936
24
24
Volume 15: Photograph Album, undated
(unidentified woman traveling in the Southwest circa 1910s)
24
25
Volume 16: Dismantled Scrapbook of Eloise Spaeth, 1944-1946, undated
(copy prints, Walt Kuhn biographical)
24
26
Walt Kuhn (alone)
Portrait by Frederic D. Pangborn, circa 1904-1905, 1962
Oversized material housed in Box 35
24
27
Portrait by Frederic D. Pangborn, Copy Prints, undated
24
28
Portrait by Robert Waida, undated
24
29
Portrait by Robert Waida, Duplicates, undated
24
30
Portrait by Edward Weston, undated
24
31
Portrait by Edward Weston, Copy Prints, undated
24
32
Early Walt Kuhn Photographs, 1882-1911, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 35
24
33
Early Walt Kuhn Photographs, Copy Prints, undated
24
34
Later Walt Kuhn Photographs, circa 1927, 1948, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 35
24
35
Later Walt Kuhn Photographs, Negative and Duplicate, 1948, undated
24
36
Family (see also Albums, Homes and Studios, Travel)
Kuhn Family Photographs, circa 1865-1899, undated
24
37
Kuhn Family Photographs, Copy Prints, undated
24
38
Spier Family Photographs, 1868, 1881, undated
24
39
Spier Family Photographs, 1889, 1897, undated
24
40
Vier Spier (later Kuhn), 1901-1904, undated
24
41
Vier Spier (later Kuhn), Copy, undated
24
42
Vera Spier and Friends, 1898-1908, undated
24
43
LaSalle Spier (Vera Kuhn's brother) and Friends, 1909-1936, undated
24
44
Brenda Kuhn, 1935-1949, undated
24
45
Brenda Kuhn, Duplicate, undated
24
46
Brenda at Summer Camp, 1930
24
47
Friends of Brenda Kuhn, 1927-1936
(Nanette Tarbox Beals)
24
48
Vera and Brenda Kuhn, 1940, 1951
24
49
Other Family, 1938-1948, undated
24
50
Friends and Colleagues (see also Albums, Travel, and Homes and Studios)
Adler Family, Sonoma, CA, 1899-1901, 1921, undated
25
1
Walt Kuhn, Rudy and Helen Dirks, et al, 1900
25
2
Walt Kuhn, John Quinn, et al at Wawbeek, NY, 1913
25
3
Walt Kuhn, John Quinn, et al at Wawbeek, NY, Copy Negatives and Prints, undated
25
4
Walter Pach Portrait, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 35
25
5
Walter Pach Portrait, Copy Prints, undated
25
6
George Overbury "Pop" Hart, circa 1915, 1926, undated
(with Walt Kuhn, Gus Mager in Fort Lee, NJ; Coyesville, NJ; Mexico)
25
7
George Overbury "Pop" Hart, Copy Negatives and Copy Prints, undated
25
8
Lenna and Ira Glackens, 1925, 1939, 1940
25
9
Otis Oldfield, George Fitzgerald, et al, 1931
25
10
Lily Cushing Emmet and Family, 1939, undated
25
11
Alice Wadsworth and Walt Kuhn at Goodyear Home, 1940
25
12
O. A. Renne, 1940s
25
13
Walt Kuhn with Bert Lahr, Ethel Merman, et al, circa 1947
25
14
Walt Kuhn with Bert Lahr, Ethel Merman, et al, Duplicate, circa 1947
25
15
Walt Kuhn and Frank Cullen, Stuart, FL, 1947, undated
25
16
Walt Kuhn and Frank Cullen, Stuart, FL, Copies, 1947, undated
25
17
Walt Kuhn with Neighbors, NYC, 1947
25
18
Bert and Olive Taylor and Family, undated
25
19
Julie Millicent Ingersoll, 1948-1952, undated
25
20
Julie Millicent Ingersoll, Duplicates, 1951, undated
25
21
Others, 1930-1947, undated
25
22
Homes and Studios (see also Albums)
23rd Street Studio, NYC, 1909
25
23
Fort Lee, NJ, circa 1915-1918, 1935, 1964
25
24
Fort Lee, NJ, Duplicates and Copy Prints, undated
25
25
Maine
(Ogunquit and Cape Neddick homes, towns, Kuhn family)
Maine, 1926-1927
25
26
Maine, 1944-1946
25
27
Maine, 1948
25
28
Maine, 1950-1951
25
29
Maine, 1960-1972
25
30
Maine, Duplicates, 1944
25
31
14th Street Studios and Penguin Club, 1930
(exterior views)
25
32
18th Street Studio, NYC, 1929, 1940-1948
3 Folders
oversized material housed in Box 35
(Walt Kuhn with models, including Helen Miller, George Fitzgerald, Ruth Johnston; 2 photo shoots for Collier's Magazine, including color transparencies and contact sheets; William Ward photographs of Walt Kuhn)
25
33-35
18th Street Studio, NYC, Copy Negatives and Prints, Duplicates, 1940, 1978, undated
4 Folders
25
36-39
Hotel Albert Apartment, NYC, 1941-1949, undated
25
40
Hotel Albert Apartment, NYC, Duplicates, 1949
25
41
Summer Studio at Lake Buel, Great Barrington, MA, 1941-1942
3 Folders
(Walt Kuhn, Ruth Johnston, Paul Bird, Lily Cushing Emmet, Harry Whitney, Barnum and Bailey Circus in Pittsfield, MA)
25
42-44
Summer Studio at Lake Buel, Great Barrington, MA, Negatives, Duplicates and Copies, 1941-1942, undated
3 Folders
25
45-47
Glackens Home, NYC, 1948-1949, undated
25
48
Glackens Home, NYC, Duplicates, 1948-1949, undated
25
49
Winslow Homer Studio Exterior, 1934
copy prints only
25
50
Homes of Family Members, 1925-1950, undated
25
51
Miscellaneous Family Places, 1930-1964
(Walt Kuhn birthplace and grave)
25
52
Travel (see also Albums)
Florida and Georgia, undated
25
53
Florida and Georgia, Duplicates, undated
25
54
Nova Scotia, 1912
25
55
Northeastern U.S., 1917-1931
25
56
Northeastern U.S., 1930-1934, undated
25
57
Northeastern U.S., Duplicates and Copy Prints, undated
2 Folders
25
58-59
Europe, 1925-1933
3 Folders
(group photograph including Kuhn, Pablo Picasso, Jo Davidson, Cecil Howard and others in Paris; W. Averell and Marie Harriman at the Warburg estate in Paris)
25
60-62
Europe, Duplicates, 1925, 1931
25
63
Western U.S., 1928-1937
3 Folders
(Harriman family, Sally Fox, Gary Cooper, Otis Oldfield; Prescott, AZ; California; Sun Valley Resort, Ketchum, ID)
25
64-66
Western U.S., Duplicates and Copy Prints, 1928, undated
2 Folders
25
67-68
Photographic Postcards, undated
25
69
Miscellaneous Photographs
Unidentified Cartes de Visites, 1859-1883, undated
2 Folders
25
70-71
A Cuban Trip and Letter to Vera Kuhn, undated
25
72
Kenyon Farm, Virginia, 1904
25
73
Garibaldi Rebels in Juarez, Mexico, 1910s
25
74
Paris Nudes, 1920
25
75
Show People, 1928, 1934, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 55
25
76
Show People, Copy Print, undated
25
77
New York City Scenes, 1929-1930, undated
25
78
Spain Scenes by Hal Kravis, 1936
25
79
Stock Photographs of Venice, Italy, undated
25
80
Miscellaneous Unidentified Photographs, undated
25
81
Reproductions of Artwork
Vera Spier Art Jewelry Record Book, 1908
(Woodstock, NY studio)
25
82
Early Childhood Drawings, circa 1882, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 35
25
83
Cartoons for Wasp (1899-1900), undated
Oversized material housed in Box 35
25
84
Paintings, 1940-1947, undated
25
85
Paintings, Negatives, Duplicates and Copies, undated
3 Folders
25
86-88
Drawings and Cartoons (including duplicates), 1941, undated
2 Folders
oversized material housed in Box 35
26
1-2
Carvings, Collage, Sculpture, 1964, undated
26
3
Installation Views, 1946-1951, undated
26
4
Installation Views, Negative and Duplicates, 1946-1948
26
5
Artwork by Others, 1934-1949, undated
26
6
Oversized Photograph Album, Volume 1
Oversized material scanned with Box 23, F35
35
Oversized Scrapbook, Volume 7: Nova Scotia
Oversized material from Box 24, F9
35
Oversized Photograph Album, Volume 8: Nova Scotia
Oversized material from Box 24, F11
35
Oversized Walt Kuhn Portrait by Pangborn
Oversized material from Box 24, F28
35
Oversized Early Walt Kuhn Photographs
Oversized material from Box 24, F34
35
Oversized Later Walt Kuhn Photographs
Oversized material from Box 24, F36
35
Oversized Walter Pach Portrait
Oversized material scanned with Box 25, F5
35
Oversized 18th Street Studio, NYC Photographs
Oversized material scanned with Box 25, F35
35
Oversized Early Childhood Drawings
Oversized material from Box 25, F83
35
Oversized Cartoons for Wasp
Oversized material from Box 25, F84
35
Oversized Reproductions of Drawings and Cartoons
Oversized material from Box 26, F1
35
Oversized Photographs of Show People
Oversized material from Box 25, F76
OV 55

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