Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Dept. records, 1839-1962
Charles Scribner's Sons
7.0 linear ft
Works of art
Publishers and publishing
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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
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
Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records, 1839-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
1 photographic print on cabinet card : b&w ; 19 x 11 cm. (including paper affixed at top of photograph)
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."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 23 x 18 cm. on paper 29 x 20 cm.
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.
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.
Mrs. Owen Lattimore, Jean de Marco, and Malvina Hoffman at the Temple of the Cloud monastery
De Marco, Jean
1 photographic print : b&w ; 19 x 28 cm.
1931 December 25
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.