Lucinda Bunnen photographs of Nellie Mae Rowe, 1971
Bunnen, Lucinda W.
Rowe, Nellie Mae
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Access Note / Rights:
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.
Nine photographs of visionary artist Nellie Mae Rowe, her dolls, and her home in Atlanta, Ga., taken by Bunnen in 1971. Also included is Bunnen's résumé.
Lucinda Bunnen photographs of Nellie Mae Rowe, 1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm roll 3975 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Bunnen, based in Atlanta, Ga., photographed Nellie Mae Rowe, a visionary artist who painted and made dolls and sculpture in wood and chewing gum. Rowe also decorated her yard with paintings on metal, inflatable toys, plastic flowers, stuffed animals, and various objects. When Rowe died in 1982, her house was torn down.
Donated 1987 by Lucinda Bunnen.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001