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Walt Disney's Uncle Remus

Created by:
The Walt Disney Company, American, founded 1923  Search this
Attributed to:
Joel Chandler Harris, American, 1845 - 1908  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
cardboard, vinyl, paper, ink
Dimensions:
H x W (Cardboard Sleeve): 12 3/8 × 12 1/2 in. (31.4 × 31.8 cm)
H x W (Paper Sleeve): 11 7/8 × 12 1/16 in. (30.2 × 30.6 cm)
H x W (Index Card): 3 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (8.9 × 14 cm)
Diameter (Vinyl Record): 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
Type:
long-playing records
Date:
1969
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Children  Search this
Film  Search this
Music  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.201.3abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1963 Walt Disney Productions. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.201.3abc
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Alfred J. Frueh papers, circa 1880-2010

Creator:
Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Photographs
Works of art
Christmas cards
Illustrated letters
Drawings
Topic:
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)  Search this
Caricaturists  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Cartoonists  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Actors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6364
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215182
AAA_collcode_fruealfr
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215182
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Alfred J. Frueh papers

Topic:
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. :1925)
Creator:
Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Christmas cards
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Date:
circa 1880-2010
Summary:
The papers of caricaturist and illustrator Alfred J. Frueh measure 5.4 linear feet and date from circa 1880-2010. These papers consist of biographical information, including a sound recording of reminiscences about Frueh by his children; correspondence that includes many illustrated letters and greeting cards; notes and writings; numerous caricature sketches, cartoons, and 25 sketchbooks by Frueh; printed material; and photographs of Frueh and his artwork.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of caricaturist and illustrator Alfred J. Frueh measure 5.4 linear feet and date from circa 1880-2010. These papers consist of biographical information, including a sound recording of reminiscences about Frueh by his children; correspondence that includes many illustrated letters and greeting cards; notes and writings; numerous caricature sketches, cartoons, and 25 sketchbooks by Frueh; printed material; and photographs of Frueh and his artwork.

Biographical materials include birth, marriage, and death certificates, biographical notes, employment contracts, obituaries, and legal papers concerning patents and license agreements for toy animals and sheet material sculpture. Also included is a 1993 sound recording of Frueh's children reminiscing about their father.

Correspondence consists mainly of incoming letters with a small number of interfiled replies drafted by Frueh. Most of Frueh's surviving outgoing letters are addressed to Giuliette Fanciulli (whom he married in 1913), her parents, and his sister Minnie Frueh. Many of the letters to Giuliette and other family members are illustrated. Also included are a large number of greeting cards (mainly Christmas cards) containing original artwork, from friends, artists, writers, and colleagues. The correspondence concerns both personal and career matters. Notable correspondents are: George Gershwin, Robert Henri, Mr. and Mrs. Elie Nadelman, Eugene O'Neil, Walter and Magda Pach, New Yorker editor Harold Ross, and Alfred Stieglitz. Other letters document Frueh's interest in nut and fruit trees.

Among the notes and writings by Frueh are notes of ideas for art work, lists of caricature sketches, lists of plays and their casts, and 8 address books kept by Alfred and Giuliette Frueh and by Giuliette and her mother. Also included are 6 notebooks of miscellaneous jottings. Notes and writings by other authors consist of lists of caricature sketches, a poem by an unknown writer, and 13 short stories by "Joe" with 6 illustrations by Frueh.

Artwork by Frueh comprises the largest series. It consists mainly of caricature sketches, mostly theatrical, but some political, with a few of himself, his wife Giuliette, and their personal friends. In addition, there are various sketches, drawings, designs, prints, watercolors, cartoons, book covers, greeting cards, paper sculptures, pop-ups, and cut-outs. Also included are patterns for greeting cards, lamp bases and a shade, magic squares, paper sculptures, sheet material sculptures, toy animals, and wallpaper. There are also 25 sketchbooks, a DVD containing a slideshow presentation of 1600 images from the sketchbooks, and 3 caricatures of Frueh drawn by other artists.

Among the printed material are articles by and about Frueh; book covers and book jackets, magazine covers, invitations, announcements, and a program cover designed by Frueh; caricatures, cartoons, and illustrations by Frueh; exhibition catalogs and announcements of Frueh's solo and group shows; and miscellaneous printed material.

Photographs consist of a studio portrait and informal snapshots of Alfred Frueh and a photograph of his daughter Barbara as a young child. Photographs of art work by Frueh include images of his caricatures, lamp bases, paper sculptures, and toy animals.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into six series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1909-1993 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1909-1968 (Boxes 1-2, 12, OV 7; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, circa 1912-1963 (Box 2; 10 folders)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1906-2010 (Boxes 2-4, 6, 12, OV 8-9; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1904-1986 (Boxes 4-5, 6, OV 10-11; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1880-1967 (Boxes 5, 12; 12 folders)
Biographical/Historical note:
Alfred J. Frueh (1880-1968) worked primarily in New York and was best known for his caricatures of theater personalities that appeared in The New Yorker from 1925 through 1962. In addition, he was a cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and designer of children's furniture, toys, pop-ups, and cut-outs.

Upon graduation from the Lima Business College in his native Lima, Ohio, Al Frueh (pronounced "free") began farming and working in his father's brewery. He moved to St. Louis to live with relatives, and from 1904-1908 worked in the art department of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Frueh's 1907 cartoon of Fritzi Scheff, published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, so outraged the music-hall star that her St. Louis performance was cancelled and the attendant publicity made Frueh a celebrity.

Frueh traveled to Paris, London, Rome, Munich, Berlin, and Madrid in 1908 and 1909. During this period, he studied at various art schools in Paris, receiving instruction from Theophile Steinlen, Lucien Simon, Naudin, and Henri Matisse. Upon his return to the United States, Frueh settled in New York City. His tenure at The World was interrupted by a return trip to Europe lasting from late 1912 until late 1914. While abroad, he married Giuliette Fanciulli, whom he had met in New York. He remained with The World for another ten years, also producing other work for publication and exhibition. With a young family, Frueh wanted a less hectic life and decided to switch from a daily publication to a weekly one. Thus began his affiliation with a newly established periodical, The New Yorker. Frueh's work appeared in its 1925 debut issue until his retirement in 1962. Mostly he contributed caricatures for the theater section, but he also produced cover designs, illustrations, and on occasion wrote brief pieces for the "Talk of the Town" and "Notes and Comments" sections. In 1926, Frueh moved his family to a farm in Sharon, Connecticut, where he seriously pursued a longstanding hobby of growing fruit and nut trees.

Alfred J. Frueh died in Sharon, Connecticut, in 1968, after a long illness.
Provenance:
The Alfred J. Frueh papers were the gift of his children, Barbara Frueh Bornemann, Alfred J. Frueh, Jr., and Robert Frueh, in 1993 and 1997. An addition of 25 sketchbooks and other materials were given by his grandson Stephen Bornemann in 2011 and 2018.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Alfred J. Frueh papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Caricaturists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Actors -- Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Cartoonists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Christmas cards
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Citation:
Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fruealfr
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Alfred J. Frueh papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fruealfr
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Caricature of Dick Van Dyke

Creator:
Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1957 and 1968
Topic:
Actors  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8921
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Alfred J. Frueh papers, circa 1880-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8921
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Caricatures of the stage / by Sewell T. Collins

Author:
Collins, Sewell b. 1876  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray  Search this
Physical description:
[22] leaves : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Portraits
Date:
1898
Topic:
Actors  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C6865x C6 1898
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_632804

Actors and others, by Roland Young ; with an introduction by Ashton Stevens

Author:
Young, Roland 1887-1953  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Physical description:
92 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1925
Topic:
Celebrities--Portraits--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.Y746x Y7a 1925
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_525128

Film criticism and caricatures, 1943-53 / [by] Richard Winnington ; selected with an introduction by Paul Rotha

Author:
Winnington, Richard 1905-1953  Search this
Subject:
Winnington, Richard 1905-1953  Search this
Physical description:
196 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Reviews
Date:
1975
Topic:
Motion pictures  Search this
Motion picture actors and actresses--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.W782x A1 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_588856

Comprehensive collections of film posters & lobby cards, illustration, cartoons & animation at auction

Author:
Guernsey's (Firm)  Search this
Seventh Regiment Armory  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
[1987?]
Topic:
Film posters  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons--Catalogs  Search this
Advertising--Motion pictures--Catalogs  Search this
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.P5 C73 1987
PN1995.9.P5C73 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_402937

Off the wall at Sardi's : Broadway's unofficial hall of fame / by Vincent Sardi Jr., Thomas Edward West

Author:
Sardi, Vincent 1915-2007  Search this
West, Thomas Edward  Search this
Gard, Alex  Search this
Sardi's (Restaurant)  Search this
Subject:
Bevan, Donald  Search this
Gard, Alex  Search this
Baratz, Richard  Search this
Mackey, John  Search this
Sardi's (Restaurant) History  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Theater--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Motion picture actors and actresses--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Actors--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Actresses--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
PN2285 .S24 1991
PN2285.S24 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421932

Caricature, by Nerman

Author:
Nerman, Einar 1888-  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. illus. (part col.) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1946
C1946
Topic:
Caricature  Search this
Entertainers--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Actors--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Motion picture actors and actresses--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.N446x N44 1946
N40.1.N446xN44 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379114

Hollywood panorama

Author:
Harman, Bob 1931-  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. (chiefly illus., part col.) 23 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Motion picture actors and actresses--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H275 D9
N40.1.H275D9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_201539

A group of theatrical caricatures; being twelve plates by W.J. Gladding, with an introduction andbiographical sketches by Louis Evan Shipman

Author:
Gladding, W. J  Search this
Shipman, Louis Evan  Search this
Physical description:
viii p., 1 l., 78 p., 1 l. illus., pl. 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1897
Topic:
Actors  Search this
Actors--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
PN2285.G54 1897
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_185983

The "halls." / Pictured by G.F. Scotson-Clark

Author:
Scotson-Clark, G. F (George Frederick) 1872-1927  Search this
Gamble, George  Search this
Former owner:
Museum of the City of New York DSI  Search this
Physical description:
47 p., [18] leaves of plates. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Portraits
Caricatures and cartoons
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1899
[1899]
Topic:
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)  Search this
Actors  Search this
Actresses  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Call number:
PN1967 .S3X 1899
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_969009

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