The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
A sketchbook, photographs, scrapbook, and printed materials. REEL 1207: 58 letters most responding to an invitation for a dinner, given in honor of Smedley, 1892; 13 photographs of smedley, a painting, unidentified people, and a house; 21 clippings; an autographed menu; a catalog of drawings by Smedley; and a ticket to the New Orleans Chess, Checkers, and Whist Club. REELS 1255 and 1271 (photographs): A sketchbook; 41 photographs of portraits painted by Smedley; and a scrapbook containing letters, personal photographs, photographs of art work, and memorabilia.
W. T. Smedley papers, 1884-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 1207, 1255, and 1271 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to respective lenders, H.G. Huntington and Elsie Williams, after microfilming.
Portrait painter and illustrator; New York, N.Y.
Material on reel 1207 lent for microfilming 1977 by Elsie Williams. Material on reels 1255 and 1271 lent for microfilming 1977 by Mr. H.G. Huntington. Williams's and Huntington's relationship to Smedley is unknown.
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