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Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Dept. records, 1839-1962

Creator:
Charles Scribner's Sons
Physical description:
7.0 linear ft
Type:
Works of art
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
1839
1839-1962
Topic:
Photographers
Portraits
Publishers and publishing
American literature
Local number:
AAA charscrs
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
Notes:
Charles Scribner (1821-1871) was a partner in the publishing firm of Baker & Scribner, 1846-1871, and carried on alone after Baker's death in 1850. Scribner formed Scribner & Welford in 1857. Charles Scribner's Sons was established in 1870, the same year SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY began. His son Charles, 1854-1930, became president of the company in 1875. He began SCRIBNER'S MAGAZINE in 1887. It ceased publication in 1930. His son Charles, 1890-1952, became company president in 1932
Summary:
The incomplete records of the Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department measure 7.0 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1962, and include original art works, photographs, scattered letters, and miscellaneous printed material reflecting the portraiture and other illustration work completed in support of the wide range of books, magazines and publications by Charles Scribner's Sons over the company's long history
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Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records, 1839-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Duchess of Cambridge

Photographer:
Walery, Stanislaus Julian
Subject:
Hesse-Kassel, Augusta of
Physical description:
1 photographic print on cabinet card : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
between 1884 and 1889
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12409
Summary:
Half-length portrait of the Duchess, seated and in profile.
Date range based on photographer's dates of activity and the Duchess' death date.
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Collaged portrait of Daniel Carter Beard

Creator:
Stahmer Art Photography
Subject:
Beard, Daniel Carter
Physical description:
1 photographic print on cabinet card : b&w ; 19 x 11 cm. (including paper affixed at top of photograph)
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1890
Topic:
Collage
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14216
Summary:
Date based on Stahmer Art Photography studio's dates of activity.
An unknown artist has added a collage aspect to the photograph in the form of a clipping of a man's hands holding a large book, pasted over the photograph to look as though Beard is holding the book.
An additional paper affixed to the top of the photo reads "Beard, Dan."
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Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Subject:
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; image 11 x 8 cm. on board 19 x 14 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1870
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1936
Summary:
Portrait of Aldrich seated with hands folded in lap. Identification on front (handwritten): ALDRICH, T. Bailey.
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William B. Allison

Creator:
Handy (Firm : Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Allison, William B. (William Boyd)
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1870
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1937
Summary:
Portrait of Allison

Identification on verso (handwritten): Wm. B. Allison.
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Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Creator:
London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
Subject:
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1870
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1938
Summary:
Bust portrait of Alma-Tadema. Identification on attached label (handwritten): Alma-Tadema, Laurens.
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Frederic Auguste Bartholdi

Photographer:
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896
Subject:
Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; image 15 x 10 cm. on board 17 x 11 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1880
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1953
Summary:
Mounted portrait of Bartholdi in coat with hand inside lapel.
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Wladyslaw T. Benda

Subject:
Benda, Wladyslaw T. (Wladyslaw Theodore)
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1963
Summary:
Portrait of Benda.

Identification on verso (handwritten): W. T. Benda.
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Reginald Birch

Subject:
Birch, Reginald Bathurst
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; image 15 x 15 cm. on board 21 x 21 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1915
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1972
Summary:
Portrait of Birch.

Identification on verso (handwritten): R. Birch.
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Robert F. Blum

Subject:
Blum, Robert Frederick
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; image 12 x 18 cm. on board 16 x 21 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1875
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1980
Summary:
Blum reading a book while seated at a desk.

Identification on verso (handwritten): Blum, Robert F.
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Daniel Hudson Burnham

Subject:
Burnham, Daniel Hudson
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 23 x 18 cm. on paper 29 x 20 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Chicago, Ill.
Date:
ca. 1880
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2009
Summary:
Portrait of Burnham.

Identification on front, top (handwritten): Burnham, D.H.
Identification on front, bottom (handwritten): D.H. Burnham, Director of Works.
Identification on verso (handwritten): Burnham & Root; Chicago World's Fair Architect.
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Royal Cortissoz

Subject:
Cortissoz, Royal
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; image 10 x 12 cm. on board 21 x 26 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2036
Summary:
Portrait of Cortissoz, possibly by Danford Barney.

Identification on face (handwritten): Cortissoz, Royal.
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Kenyon Cox

Photographer:
MacDonald, Pirie, 1867-1942
Subject:
Cox, Kenyon
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1896
Topic:
Portrait photography
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2042
Summary:
Head and shoulders portrait of Cox, turned 3/4 left.
Identification on verso (handwritten): Kenyon Cox.
Stamped in lower left corner of image: Pirie Macdonald; photographer-of-men; New York.
Published in: Archives of American Art Journal v. 13, no. 2, p. 7; v. 27, no. 1, p. 15.
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Peter Finley Dunne

Subject:
Dunne, Peter Finley
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; image 14 x 11 cm. on board 26 x 21 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1915
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2074
Summary:
Portrait of Dunne.
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Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott

Creator:
Clayton Stone Harris Studio
Subject:
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
189-
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2084
Summary:
Half-length portrait of Elliott, seated.
Date based on her approximate age in photograph.
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Harrison Fisher

Photographer:
Bangs, Frank C., 1833-1908
Subject:
Fisher, Harrison
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; image 17 x 11 cm. on board 21 x 14 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1910
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2097
Summary:
Portrait of Fischer.

Identification on front (handwritten): Fisher, Harrison.
Inscribed on front (handwritten): To my friend Chapin, Harrison Fisher, 1911.
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Mrs. Owen Lattimore, Jean de Marco, and Malvina Hoffman at the Temple of the Cloud monastery

Subject:
De Marco, Jean
Hoffman, Malvina
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 19 x 28 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1931 December 25
Topic:
Animals
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2157
Summary:
Shows Lattimore, de Marco, and Hoffman riding camels outside the gate of the monastery.
Date based on Hoffman's book Heads and tales which mentions that she visited the Temple of the Cloud on Christmas day, 1931, as part of her trip to Asia to research her sculpture group Races of all mankind.
Identification of Lattimore and de Marco also from Heads and tales, p. 239, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936.
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James Huneker

Subject:
Huneker, James
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1915
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2170
Summary:
Portrait of Huneker.

Identification on verso (handwritten): Huneker, James.
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Arthur Ignatius Keller

Subject:
Keller, Arthur Ignatius
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; image 14 x 10 cm. on board 26 x 22 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1886
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2193
Summary:
Portrait of Keller.

Identification on front (handwritten): Keller, A.I.
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Alonzo M. Kimball

Subject:
Kimball, Alonzo M.
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 24 x 18 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2197
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