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Richard Carver Wood Photographs, ca. 1930s-1950

Photographer:
Wood, Richard Carver
Van Vechten, Carl 1880-1964
Donor:
Asch, Patsy
Subject:
Abbott, George 1887-1995
Baragwanath, Jack
Meade, Donald
Barrett, Edith
Barrymore, Ethel
Borge, Victor
Bowman, Patricia
Brown, John Mason 1900-1969
Cassini, Igor 1915-
Castle, Irene 1893-1969
Cornell, Katharine 1893-1974
Coward, Noel 1899-1973
Dowling, Eddie
Eckstein, Gustave
Edmonds, Walter Dumaux 1903-1998
Fleischmann, Raoul L
Fontanne, Lynn
Frost, Robert 1874-1963
Gordon, Ruth 1896-
Hart, Moss 1904-1961
Keller, Helen
Leigh, Vivien 1913-1967
Lunt, Alfred
Martin, Mary 1913-
Marx, Harpo 1888-1964
McMein, Neysa
Miller, Alice Duer 1874-1942
Olivier, Laurence 1907-1989
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994
Parker, Dorothy 1893-1967
Radziwill, Lee Bouvier 1933-
Rice, Grantland 1880-1954
Skinner, Cornelia Otis 1901-
Swope, Herbert Bayard 1882-1958
Woollcott, Alexander 1887-1943
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. : 6 boxes
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York
Vermont
Date:
1930
1930-1950
ca 1930s-1950
20th century
Notes:
MIT-trained architect who changed careers, to photography, in the 1930s. Through his friend Alexander Woollcott, he met and photographed many people from the film, theater and literary fields. He also did family photography, art photography and architectural photography. He worked in intelligence during World War II, and worked for a while as a filmmaker. He eventually returned to architecture, first working with a firm and later as an independent architect.
Summary:
Photographs, in both print and negative form, by Richard Carver Wood, including architectural photographs; art photographs, including landscapes and still lifes; portrait and family photographs; photographs of persons prominent in the New York City social, literary, and theatrical fields. Many of these were taken at Alexander Woollcott's property at Lake Bomoseen in Vermont, and include Dorothy Parker, Vivien Leigh, Ethel Barrymore, and numerous others.
Cite as:
Richard Carver Wood Photographs, ca. 1930s-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Patsy Asch
Topic:
Photographers
Celebrities
Local number:
2007.3031 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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