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Harrison Cady papers, 1902-2002

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Creator:
Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970
Subject:
Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo),
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton)
Wengenroth, Stow
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
17.7 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:
Biographical material, letters, writings, photographs, financial material, works of art and printed material relating to the work of Harrison Cady as an illustrator and painter.
Biographical material includes a draft of Cady's will, death notices, and a certificate of merit. Letters are from Thornton Burgess, Ogden Pleissner, and Stow Wengenroth. Writings consist of 31 diaries, address books and lists, notes, 132 notebooks containing lists of stories and of works of art, and annotated sketches of Cady's travels in New England and Europe. Photographs are of of Cady, his family, friends, works of art, and scenes of his travels. Works of art include 27 sketchbooks and 2425 sketches and drawings, original ink drawings for cartoons for the New York Tribune and Life magazine, and sketches by Melinna, Cady's wife. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, reproductions of Cady's drawings, including a drawing of Peter Rabbit given out as a "souvenir of the 1934 Easter Party", travel brochures, and clippings.
Citation:
Harrison Cady papers, 1902-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Harrison Cady (1877-1970) was an illustrator and painter from Gardner, Mass. He is best known for his illustrations of animals, in particular, Peter Rabbit. Cady's illustrations were published in numerous magazines, childrens' books and newspapers.
Provenance:
This collection was donated in installments from 1971-1974 by David, Harrison, Winthrop and Frances Eldredge, nephews and the sister-in-law of Harrison Cady, and again by David Eldredge in 2008.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Cartoons (humorous images)
Diaries
Drawings
Illustrators
Illustrators
Ink drawings
Notebooks
Painters
Painters
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Travel sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6736
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208861
AAA_collcode_cadyharr
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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