American Red Cross.Studio for Portrait Masks (Paris, France)
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4.2 linear ft.
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The papers of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd measure 4.2 linear feet, date from 1881-1950, and document the career of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, diaries, financial material, notes and writings, art work, a file concerning the American Red Cross Studio for Portrait- Masks, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, circa 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for processing and for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Born in 1878 in Philadelphia to John and Mary Watts, Anna Coleman Ladd (née Watts) was educated in private schools and Europe. She also studied in America under Charles Grafly.
Many of the early letters are in Italian.
The Anna Coleman Ladd papers were donated in 1991 by William Terry on behalf of Robert Edwards, a friend of Anna Coleman Ladd.
This site provides access to the papers of Anna Coleman Watts Ladd in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2012, and total 6,185 images.
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