Alland, Alexander Sr (Alexander Landschaft) 1902-1989
Salo, Matt Dr.
Ostroff, Eugene (NMAH Curator) d. 1999
Ahlborn, Richard E
Haberstich, David E 1941-
Kaslov, Steve King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies ca. 1888-1949
China Daily News
United States Works Progress Administration
Silver gelatin on paper, 8" x 10", some with linen mounts
0.25 cu. ft.: 4 boxes
Black Jews 1930-1940 New York (State)
Swedish Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
Yugoslav Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
Armenian Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
African Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
African Americans 1930-1940 Virgin Islands
Romany Gypsies 1930-1940 New York (State)
Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Mohawk Indians 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Gypsies Romany 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Korean Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Mexican Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Scottish Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Syrian Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Welsh Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Indians Mohawk 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Turkish Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Morroccan Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Luxembourg Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Japanese Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Haitian Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Filipino Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Estonian Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Dutch Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
New York N.Y
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
Bowery (New York, N.Y.)
Chinatown (New York, N.Y.)
St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)
Born Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia, Aug. 6, 1902; last name originally Landschaft. At 12 built own camera and assisted a professional photographer. Relocated in Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, apprenticed to a photographer (1920), then opened own portrait studio. Emigrated to U.S. 1923, working in photo-finishing businesses and home portraiture. Became well-known as photographer of New York ethnic groups, 1930s; published books on subject. Amateur photographic historian; located the Jacob Riis negative collection and made it available, and published monographs on Riis, Jessie Tarbox Beals, and Heinrich Tonnies.
Series 1: 273 photoprints, most ca. 1932-1943, taken primarily in the Virgin Islands and New York City. The Virgin Islands series was made on a special documentary project in 1939; the New York photographs relate to Alland's largely self-assigned documentation of ethnic and religious groups, including the "Red Bandanna" Romany Gypsy group in the Bowery, a black Jewish congregation (the Commandment Keepers, whose synagogue was located above a drugstore at 128th Street and Lenox Avenue), Mohawk Indians in Brooklyn, and many other groups, listed below. The "Judaism" folder contains New York scenes plus views of a Virgin Islands synagogue, with related images in the Virgin Islands folder.
Series 2: Four audiotape cassettes, interviews with Alland, 1985 (by Richard Ahlborn, Eugene Ostroff, and Matt Salo), and 1986 (by Richard Ahlborn and David Haberstich).
Alexander Alland, Sr., Photoprints, 1932-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), New York, N.Y. memorandum to unidentified recipient
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt
Whitney Museum of American Art
Memorandum : 1 p. : typescript ; 26 x 21 cm.
1942 May 18
Identification at head of text (printed): Extract from the minutes of the meeting of the Board of Trustees. Memo contains copy of a statement to be sent to the Whitney Museum expressing condolences and honoring the contributions of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Students' and artists' protest letter to Bates Lowry, New York, N.Y.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Item : 3 p. : typescript ; 28 x 22 cm.
New York, N.Y.
Two part document with a form to send to organizers, Tom Lloyd and Faith Ringgold and a protest letter to send to Bates Lowry, director of MoMA. Document intended for students and artists wishing to protest to the Museum of Modern Art for a Martin Luther King, Jr. wing for Black and Puerto Rican art, noting "its default of cultural responsibility to the public and cultural integrity to itself and the art community of this city, nation and the world."
Walter Pach, New York, N.Y. telegram to Constantin Brancusi, Paris, France
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958
Brancusi, Constantin, 1883-1958
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)
1 telegram : typescript ; 18 x 20 cm.
1913 June 6
Telegram, in French, requesting that Brancusi's bronze sculpture Mademoiselle Pogany be sent right away, most likely because Pach was negotiating a sale of the work following display of a plaster version at the Armory Show.