The collection is arranged as 6 series. Glass plate negatives are housed in Series 6 and are closed to researchers. Series 1: Photographs of People and Other Subjects, circa 1908-circa 1936 (15 folders; Box 1) Series 2: Photographs of Landscapes, Buildings, and Animals, 1903-circa 1936 (24 folderst; Box 1) Series 3: Photographs of Interiors, Furniture, and Lighting, circa 1902-circa 1936 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1) Series 4: Photographs of Artwork, 1902-1936 (28 folders; Boxes 2-3, 6) Series 5: Miscellaneous Papers, circa 1930 (1 folder; Box 3) Series 6: Glass Plate Negatives, 1910-circa 1930 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plates are housed separately and closed to researchers.
The photographs of painter Edwin Burrage Child measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1902-1936. Included in this collection are original photographic prints and copy prints; 101 negatives; 59 glass plate negatives; and one folder of miscellaneous papers including a sketch by Edwin Burrage Child. Photographs depict artwork, interiors, furniture, and people.
Edwin Burrage Child photographs, 1902-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Edwin Burrage Child (1868-1937) was a landscape and portrait painter who lived and worked in New York City and Dorset, Vermont, and was most known for his male portraiture.
Collection is in English.
The Edwin Burrage Child photographs were transferred to the Archives of American Art on June 6, 1979, from the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) Library.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001