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Peter Hunt papers, 1788-1968

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Creator:
Hunt, Peter, 1896?-1967
Subject:
Sorel, Cécile
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters (1921-1961), writings, art work, photographs, a scrapbook (1925-1933), and printed material (1788-1968) document the life and career of Peter Hunt.
Thirty-five Christmas cards, some silkscreened, contain notes and letters from friends (1921-1961). Art work consists of 44 Christmas card designs, most silkscreened, and 11 watercolor sketches by Hunt (undated, 1915) and a watercolor painting by A. W. Stette. Writings consist of 3 essays about Hunt by Colin Clements, Guy Pearce Jones, and an unidentified author. Photographs show Hunt, his works of art, a workshop, actress Cecile Sorel, and others. A scrapbook contains clippings about society figures and a photograph of Baron Willy (1925-1933).
Printed material consists of clippings (1922-1967), 2 exhibition announcements (undated, 1938), 3 brochures (1944-1945), posters, THE SANTA CLAUS PICTURE BOOK (1901), a fragment of PETER HUNT'S WORKBOOK (1945), a catalog from the auction of Hunt's estate (1968), a sample of Hunt's stationery from his shop The Peasant Village, and 62 almanacs (1788-1854) including THE AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY ALMANAC (1838-1840), BICKERSTAFF'S BOSTON ALMANACK (1788-1789), THE CHRISTIAN ALMANACK (1826-1827), THE FARMER'S ALMANACK (1798-1854), and THE TEMPERANCE ALMANAC (1836-1842).
Citation:
Peter Hunt papers, 1788-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Folk artist, furniture decorator; Provincetown, Massachusetts. Born Frederick L. Schnitzler in New York City, Hunt was raised in New Jersey. In 1919, he settled permanently on Cape Cod.
Provenance:
Donated by family friends Muriel P. Strout and Nancy Whorf Kelly.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Almanacs
Christmas cards
Decorative arts
Furniture design
Furniture designers
Greeting cards
Photographs
Prints
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5763
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208602
AAA_collcode_huntpete
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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