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Epstein - Ewing

Collection Creator:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Reel 5855, Frame 1430-1502
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1966
Scope and Contents note:
Epstein, Ellen

Epstein, Louis

Equitable Life Assurance Society

Erickson, Edward

Erickson, Ernest

Erickson, Pat

Erie County Pharmaceutical Association

Erskine, J. D.

Erskine, John

Eskin, Annette

Esquire

Essex Art Association

Etnier, Mrs. C. E.

Etnier, Stephen M.

Eulau, Milton B. and Harriet K.

Eustis, Grace H.

Evans, Bea

Evans, Charles P.

Evans, Maurice V.

Evans, W. H.

Evanston Art Center and Market

Evanston Public Museum

Evansville Public Museum/Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences

Everett, Josephine P.

Everson Museum of Art (See also Syrances Museum of Art)

Ewing, Alice
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records / Series 1: Correspondence, A-Z
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw996cb961f-6883-4e08-9bdd-aee15d5af4a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-franrehg-ref168

John Erskine

Artist:
Moses Soyer, 25 Dec 1899 - 1974  Search this
Sitter:
John Erskine, 20th century  Search this
Medium:
Sepia and ink on paper
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
John Erskine: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
DLR01739
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44f9ce89e-189b-41a1-a2f6-f082e90473d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR01739

John Erskine

Artist:
Moses Soyer, 25 Dec 1899 - 1974  Search this
Sitter:
John Erskine, 20th century  Search this
Medium:
Sepia and ink on paper
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
John Erskine: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
DLR01744
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm443173fa2-7a1d-4fe4-ad5a-a906c4b71da4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR01744

Alaska Archeological Expeditions

Collection Creator:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Extent:
4.75 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912-1938
bulk 1926-1938
Scope and Contents:
This series includes diaries, correspondence, notes, maps, anthropometric and osteometric measurements, reprints, manuscripts, and printed material related to fieldwork done in Alaska by Hrdlička and others. Of special interest is the material collected by Riley Moore on his 1912 trip to St. Lawrence Island for the Panama-California Exposition. Hrdlička made ten trips to Alaska between 1926 and 1938. On the first trip, sponsored by the Bureau of American Ethnology, he was to conduct an anthropological and archeological survey of Alaska. Other commitments kept Hrdlička from returning until 1929 when he again was sponsored by the B.A.E.; Hrdlička's purpose on this trip, as it would be on future trips, was to learn as much as possible about the Indians and Eskimos (including anthropometric measurements), to trace old settlements and migration paths, and to collect important skeletal and archeological material. In the summer of 1930, Hrdlička made two trips along the Kuskokwim River and in 1931, his work extended to the Nushagak River, the Molchatna River, the Wood River, Bristol Bay, the Kvichak River, parts of the Iliamna Lake region, and Uyak Bay of Kodiak Island. It was at this later stop that Hrdlička discovered the Jones Point (also referred to as Our Point) site in Uyak Bay. Hrdlička was aided on this trip by B.R. Hart and Gordon Jones of the Alaska Packers Association; A.W. Shiels, F. Daly, A.D. Daly, and A.S. Foster of the Pacific American Fisheries; and Laura Jones, Gordon's wife. Hrdlička retured to the Jones Point site in 1932, 1934, 1935, and for most of 1936. Besides excavating there in 1932, Hrdlička performed trial excavations at Chief's Point and other sites, and an archeological survey of Kodiak Island. He was aided again by B.R. Hart and Gordon and Laura Jones. Hrdlička returned in 1934 with a volunteer student crew, receiving in addition the help of Hart and the Joneses. That year Hrdlička added a brief Survey of the Cooks Inlet region and the mainland opposite Kodiak Island at Jones Point. The 1935 work was done exclusively at Jones Point. Hrdlička was helped again by Gordon Jones and a crew of volunteer professors and students. Four volunteers, in addition to the Joneses, accompanied Hrdlička in 1936. Excavations were carried out at Jones Point until late June. The remainder of 1936 was spent excavating at Dutch Harbor and Unalaska Island; on Atka, Kiska, Attu, Little Kiska, and Large Kiska islands; and in a mummy cave of Kagamil Island in the Four Mountain Group. Hrdlička concentrated on the Aleutian Islands and the Commander Islands for his Alaska expeditions in 1937 and 1938. In 1937 with six volunteer students, Hrdlička explored Unalaska Island and the Four Mountain Group, Attu Island, the Commander Islands, Agatu Island, Tanaga Island, Ilak Island, Adak Island, Umnak Island, and Shiprock Island. For the 1938 trip, Hrdlička purposed to collect data on pre-Aleut people, to determine if the Commander Islands served as a second land bridge, and to re-examine the burial caves and search for other such caves. He took several student volunteers. Exploration was carried out on Shiprock Island, Sviechnikov Harbor on Amlia Island, Ilak Island, Amchitka Island, Umnak Island (Nikolski village), the Commander Islands (Sarania Bay and Korabelni Bay), the Four Mountain Group, Bogoslav Island, and Amoknak Island.

See Series 37: Photographs, "Alaska Field Views" for additional materials, including illustrations used in Hrdlička's publications on Alaska. See Series 3: Correspondence, "Alaskan Reports", "Botsford, James W.", "Cary, Francis", "Cowper, Harold W., Jr.", "Erskine, John", "Erstein, Richard", "Hart, B.R.", "Jones, Gordon and Laura", "Parkes, George A." (Governor of Alaska), and "WI-WIL" for Edwin W. Wicht for letters about the Alaska expeditions. See Series 3: Correspondence, "Barton, Joe", "Bell, Earl H.", "Connor, Sydney", "Corner, George", "Gebhardt, Paul", "Guggenheim, Paul", "Heizer, Robert F.", "Laughlin, William S.", "MacRae, Thurman", "May, Alan G.", "McKee, Charles Bradford", "Osborne, Matthew F. Maury", "Seashore, Stanley E.", "Seib, George A.", "Weber, Tom", "Wineman, Walter", "Zarbell, Ivar H.", and "Zickefoose, Harold E." for correspondence with Hrdlička's volunteer professors and students. A map of Norton Sound and Seward Peninsula sites is in the Henry Bascom Collins papers.
Collection Restrictions:
The Aleš Hrdlička papers are open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Aleš Hrdlička papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1974-31, Series 9
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f2eeaa57-193f-458b-b55d-9be20479db74
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1974-31-ref2113

Erskine, John

Collection Creator:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Container:
Box 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935
Collection Restrictions:
The Aleš Hrdlička papers are open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Aleš Hrdlička papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Aleš Hrdlička papers
Aleš Hrdlička papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3230e8161-8fd8-41d0-a9ef-c92a4f29b222
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1974-31-ref430

Jedidiah Morse papers, 1793-1932

Creator:
Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826  Search this
Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8018
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210188
AAA_collcode_morsjedi
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210188

Carl Bohnen papers, 1888-1977

Creator:
Bohnen, Carl A., 1872-1951  Search this
Bohnen, Carl A., 1872-1951  Search this
Subject:
Bryan, William Jennings  Search this
Caruso, Enrico  Search this
Bernhardt, Sarah  Search this
Feld, Fritz  Search this
Collier, Constance  Search this
DuBois, Paul  Search this
Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings)  Search this
Ferber, Edna  Search this
Garden, Mary  Search this
Erskine, John  Search this
Hayes, Helen  Search this
Marr, Carl von  Search this
Neal, Grace  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Etchings
Sketches
Writings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6751
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208876
AAA_collcode_bohncarl
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208876
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Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984

Creator:
Brinley, Putnam, 1879-1963  Search this
Brinley, Katherine Sanger, 1879-1966  Search this
Brinley, Putnam, 1879-1963  Search this
Subject:
Henri, Robert  Search this
Gabay, Esperanza  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest  Search this
Meiere, M. Hildreth  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Euwer, Anthony  Search this
Erskine, John  Search this
Troy, Hugh  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Brinley, Kathrine Sanger  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Diaries
Photographs
Writings
Poetry
Topic:
Muralists -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Authors -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6830
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208957
AAA_collcode_brindani
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Audio - Visual
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208957
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Jedidiah Morse papers

Creator:
Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1793-1932
Scope and Contents:
Letters received, 1793-1823, from notable persons interested in Morse's work as a geographer and clergyman, including: Joseph Barrell, William Blount, John Erskine, John Jay, James Kent, Josiah Quincy, David Ramsay, Jno. G. Tyler, Elkanah Watson, Noah Webster, and Samuel F. B. Morse; and Morse family correspondence, 1807, 1822, and 1867. Typescripts of the letters are also included, plus an exhibition catalog, "Samuel F. B. Morse, American," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1932.
Biographical / Historical:
Clergyman and geographer; Charlestown, Massachusetts Woodstock, Connecticut. Studied at Yale University. Wrote school textbook on geography, GEOGRAPHY MADE EASY, 1784, along with numerous other geography books and an article in ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, 1790.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 by Leta M. McBean.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Clergy -- Massachusetts -- Charlestown  Search this
Geographers -- Massachusetts -- Charlestown  Search this
Clergy -- Massachusetts -- Charlestown  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.morsjedi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9484fc753-c967-42af-a5b3-e0e43ecad6fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-morsjedi

Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers

Creator:
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Names:
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Brinley, Kathrine Sanger  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Erskine, John, 1879-1951  Search this
Euwer, Anthony  Search this
Gabay, Esperanza  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest, b. 1869  Search this
Troy, Hugh  Search this
Extent:
14.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Diaries
Photographs
Writings
Poetry
Date:
1879-1984
Summary:
The papers of painter and muralist Daniel Putnam Brinley and his wife, linguist and writer Kathrine Sanger Brinley, date from 1879 to 1984 and measure 14.3 linear feet. The Brinleys' careers and lives are documented in biographical materials, as well as extensive correspondence with one another, family, friends, art galleries, organizations, publishers, and others. Also found within the papers are writings by both, including 16 diaries (1 by Daniel Putnam Brinley and the rest by Kathrine), essays, manuscripts, typescripts, notes and notebooks, poetry, and various other writings. There are mural commission files, files for organizations of which the Brinleys were members, financial and legal records, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material. Also found are photographs of the Brinleys, family, friends, travels, and artwork, and six sketchbooks and original artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter and muralist Daniel Putnam Brinley and his wife, linguist and writer Kathrine Sanger Brinley, date from 1879 to 1984 and measure 14.3 linear feet. The Brinleys' careers and lives are documented in biographical materials, as well as extensive correspondence with one another, family, friends, art galleries, organizations, publishers, and others. Also found within the papers are writings by both, including 16 diaries (1 by Daniel Putnam Brinley and the rest by Kathrine), essays, manuscripts, typescripts, notes and notebooks, poetry, and various other writings. There are mural commission files, files for organizations of which the Brinleys were members, financial and legal records, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material. Also found are photographs of the Brinleys, family, friends, travels, and artwork, and six sketchbooks and original artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley.

Biographical material consists of biographical sketches and professional summaries for both Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, passports, personal mementos, award certificates, two radio interview transcripts, and military records documenting Daniel Putnam Brinley's service in the American Expeditionary Forces and the Camouflage Corps.

The papers contain extensive correspondence (4.6 linear feet) divided into family correspondence and general correspondence. Family correspondence includes letters between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley and with their parents and siblings. General correspondence primarily includes the Brinley's personal correspondence with friends and extended family. These letters discuss travel, mutual acquaintances, social events, and general news. Also found is professional correspondence regarding the exhibition and commission of artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley and the publication of writings by Kathrine Sanger Brinley. Also discussed in the letters are the Brinleys' participation in art, social, and religious organizations. Correspondence of note is with Edwin Blashfield, Edward Bruce, William A. Coffin, Charles H. Davis, John Erskine, Anthony Euwer, Esperanza Gabay, Robert Henri, Hildreth Meiere, Ernest Peixotto, and Hugh Troy.

Writings and notes are by Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley. Included among their writings are one diary by Daniel Putnam Brinley, 15 diaries by Kathrine Sanger Brinley, essays, notebooks and notes, manuscripts, and typescripts. Subjects of their writings include essays about religion, poetry, and autobiographical and travel essays. Also found among Daniel Putnam Brinley's writing are lecture notes, fictional stories and plays, essays about art, and historical research for his mural projects.

Mural commission files include correspondence, lists, contracts, financial agreements, notes, plans, sketches, and photographs for specific murals. There is extensive documentation on murals Brinley completed for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York and the Liberty War Memorial in Kansas City Missouri. Organization files document the Brinleys' participation in art and social organizations.

Scattered financial and legal records include receipts, account books, leases, estate and power of attorney documents, and records regarding their house and property in New Canaan, Connecticut. Printed material consists of published items documenting the careers, social activities and personal interest of the Brinleys, and includes books, exhibition catalogs and announcements, news clippings, newsletters, and items from their travels abroad.

Photographs depict Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, individually and with family and friends, and include photographs of Daniel Putnam Brinley working on mural commissions. Also found are photographs of their travels, their homes, Daniel Putnam Brinley's artwork, and reference photographs for his murals. Artwork in this collection includes six of Daniel Putnam Brinley's sketchbooks, primarily from his travels in Europe and Canada, loose drawings and mural studies, drawings by Albert Sterner and Reinhold Palenske, and a lithograph by John Steuart Curry.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 9 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1879-1970s (Box 1, OV 16; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1879-1984 (Box 1-6; 4.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1895-1964 (Box 6-9; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Commission Files, 1920-1979 (Box 9-10; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Organization Files, 1909-1964 (Box 10-11; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Financial and Legal Records, 1896-1965 (Box 11; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1895-1979 (Box 11-13, OV 16-17; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1881-1971 (Box 13-14, OV 22; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 9: Artwork, 1891-1950s (Box 14-15, OVs 18-21; 0.9 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Daniel Putnam Brinley (1879-1963) was a muralist and painter in New York City and New Canaan, Connecticut. Brinley was born in Newport, Rhode Island, and studied from 1900 to 1902 at the Art Student's League under Kenyon Cox and John Henry Twachtman. Influenced by Twachtman, he became an impressionist landscape painter for a time. In 1904, he married his childhood friend, writer Kathrine Gordon Sanger (1877-1966). For the next four years they traveled throughout Europe and lived in Paris, where Brinley studied art independently and became a member of the modernist circle of painters.

In 1908 the Brinleys returned to the United States and Daniel established a studio in New York City. During this period his work was heavily influenced by the modernist movement, with flattened forms and a deeper hued palette. Brinley had his first one-man show at Madison Avenue Galleries in 1910, exhibited at Alfred Stieglitz's gallery at 291, and helped organized the 1913 Armory Show. He was also a founding member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors and the Grand Central Art Galleries. In 1914 the Brinleys built a home, Datchet House, in New Canaan, Connecticut, and spent part of each year there for the remainder of their lives.

In 1917 Daniel Putnam Brinley trained with the American Expeditionary Forces and went to France as the Director of Decoration for the Foyers Du Soldat (YMCA), remaining there until 1919. After returning to the United States he became a mural painter and received numerous commissions for memorials, office buildings, churches, and public spaces over the next forty years. Perhaps most notable of these commissions was the Liberty War Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, for which Brinley painted 24 decorative maps showing the history of World War I. He remained active in the art community as a member of the Architectural League of New York, the National Academy of Design, and the Silvermine Guild of Artists, among others.

Kathrine Sanger Brinley was a writer and linguist who worked in Europe, New York City, and Connecticut. She lived in Europe from 1904 to 1908 where she studied the arts and crafts of the middle ages and became an expert on English writing and language of the 14th century. She published articles and books on these subjects and during the 1920s had a successful career touring as a dramatic recitalist of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. From 1934 to 1938 the Brinley's spent their summers traveling throughout Canada, and Kathrine published four travel books which were illustrated by Daniel Putnam Brinley. Kathrine Sanger Brinley published and wrote professionally under the name Gordon Brinley.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the Elizabeth Loder research material on Daniel Putnam Brinley, 1919-1990.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel 1427, including select family photographs. Loaned material was returned to the lender is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers were lent for microfilming by their niece, Elizabeth Loder, in 1978-1979. Loder subsequently donated all but select family photographs in 1991 and additional material in 1992.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Topic:
Muralists -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Authors -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Diaries
Photographs
Writings
Poetry
Citation:
Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brindani
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw910789e3c-b6f2-426c-b586-2cb7d3b4c352
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brindani
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Carl Bohnen papers

Creator:
Bohnen, Carl A., 1872-1951  Search this
Names:
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923  Search this
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925  Search this
Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921  Search this
Collier, Constance, 1878-1955  Search this
DuBois, Paul  Search this
Erskine, John, 1879-1951  Search this
Feld, Fritz, 1900-1993  Search this
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968  Search this
Garden, Mary, 1874-1967  Search this
Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993  Search this
Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937  Search this
Marr, Carl von, 1858-1936  Search this
Neal, Grace, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
3.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Etchings
Sketches
Writings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1888-1977
Summary:
The papers of portrait painter Carl Bohnen date from 1888-1977, and measure 3.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence among family, clients, and colleagues; scattered business records; a sketchbook and loose sketches; miscellaneous notes and writings; three scrapbooks of clippings and additional printed materials. Photographs are of Bohnen, family members, colleagues, views of Paris in the late 1920s, Native American models, portrait clients, and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of portrait painter Carl Bohnen date from 1888-1977, and measure 3.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence among family, clients, and colleagues; scattered business records; a sketchbook and loose sketches; miscellaneous notes and writings; three scrapbooks of clippings and additional printed materials. Photographs are of Bohnen, family members, colleagues, views of Paris in the late 1920s, Native American models, portrait clients, and artwork.

Biographical material includes miscellaneous Bohnen family histories and chronologies of Bohnen's career, Bohnen's marriage certificate, school transcripts, and copies of his burial certificate.

Family correspondence consists of letters exchanged between Bohnen, his wife, siblings, and children. General correspondence is with colleagues including Carl Von Marr, and portrait clients including Constance Collier, John Erskine, Edna Ferber, and Frank B. Kellogg. The letters are often emotional and illustrate occasionally volatile relationships between Bohnen, his clients, and his children. Also included are condolence letters received by the family following Bohnen's death.

Business records include a contract for financial backing of artistic activities, insurance records, miscellaneous receipts, and a file concerning the elderly Bohnen's injuries on an American Airlines flight bringing him from California to live with his son in Chicago.

Artwork found within the papers consists of a sketchbook, miscellaneous sketches, hand-lettered signs for Bohnen's portrait business, etchings by Bohnen and others, a bronze plaque displaying a self-portrait of Bohnen, and etching plates. Scattered notes and writings include typescripts of speeches, plays, and poems.

Three scrapbooks of clippings and additional printed material consisting of loose clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and reproductions of artwork offer a good overview of Bohnen's career.

Photographs are primarily of Bohnen's artwork and protrait clients. Two photograph albums contain scattered photographs of Bohnen, family members, colleagues, and artwork. Other photographs are of Bohnen at his easel, family members, colleagues including sculptor Paul Dubois working in his studio, artist Grace Neal, and views of Paris. There are also photographs of Native American models in ceremonial headdresses. Photographs of clients include Sarah Bernhardt, William Jennings Bryan, Enrico Caruso, Fritz Feld, Mary Garden, and Helen Hayes, among others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series. Each series is arranged chronologically, with the exception of Series 8: Photographs. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1898-1952 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1892-1977 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, 1914-1952 (Box 1; 10 folders)

Series 4: Artwork, 1900-1935 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1917-1974 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1904-1962 (Boxes 1-2, OV 5; 15 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1907-1977 (Boxes 2, 4; 19 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, 1888-1951 (Boxes 2-4, 6; 1.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Charles "Carl" Bohnen was born in October 1872 (according to the U.S. Census) in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Nicholas and Marie Jochin Bohnen, who had emigrated from Germany. The family moved to Meyer's Grove, Minnesota in the following year.

Carl Bohnen graduated from St. John's University at Collegeville, Minnesota in 1892, earning a diploma in "Bookkeeping and Penmanship." Soon afterwards, he met Jake Hohman who employed him in a business involving drawing portraits from photographs. In 1896, Bohnen established a studio in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he continued creating portraits from photographs. During this time, he met Charlotte Johnson, whom he married in 1898.

Bohnen moved his studio in 1902 and began painting portraits from life. Paul Manship's family were neighbors of the Bohnens at Bald Eagle Lake near St. Paul, Minnesota. Bohnen studied at the Minnesota School of Fine Arts in exchange for cleaning up the classrooms. He later made space available to Manship in his studio.

In 1904, Bohnen completed studies at the St. Paul Art Institute. He also did commercial work, including doing portraits of sports figures for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch. Through his newspaper connections, he did portraits of many other celebrities, later selling reproductions of these artworks. Eventually, he was hired as a portrait painter by a variety of prominent sitters, including R. A. Jackson, a railroad executive in St. Paul. An exhibition of Bohnen's portraits organized by Jackson resulted in additional commissions.

Through R. A. Jackson, several lumber millionaires helped finance a European trip for the Bohnen family in 1914. Bohnen studied at the Koenigliche Kunst Academie in Munich under Carl Von Marr and Angelo Jank, and established a studio in that city. Travel constraints resulting from the onset of World War I caused the family to remain in Munich for three years. During this time, Bohnen was a member of the American Artist Club that included E. Martin Hennings, Louis Grell, and Emil Frei.

Bohnen and his family returned to St. Paul, Minnesota in May 1918, where he established a studio. He moved to Chicago in the following year, opening a studio in the Fine Arts building where he remained until the 1930s. Bohnen created thousands of portraits primarily of notable people including Edward the Prince of Wales, Ethel Barrymore, Enrico Caruso, Helen Hayes, Charles Lindbergh, Douglas MacArthur, John McCormack, Cardinal Mundelein, and Lawrence Tibbett.

In 1928, Bohnen established a studio in Paris and worked there sporadically through 1933. In 1933, he returned to St. Paul, Minnesota, setting up his studio in the Ryan Hotel. In 1944, he retired to live in Los Angeles, California, with his son, actor Roman Bohnen. After his son's sudden death in 1949, Bohnen lived with his other son, Arthur, in Chicago.

Carl Bohnen died on December 31, 1951 in Willmette, Illinois.
Provenance:
The Carl Bohnen papers were donated in 1978 by the artist's daughter-in-law, Dorothy Clark Bohnen, and his granddaughter, Blythe Bohnen.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
Rights:
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Occupation:
Portrait painters -- Minnesota  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Etchings
Sketches
Writings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Carl Bohnen papers, 1888-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bohncarl
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Carl Bohnen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ae17a6ca-6a45-4d51-ba73-16a63969dc45
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bohncarl
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Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1866
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M809, Subseries 7.3
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Alabama, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Alabama, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870 / Series 7: Letters Received
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3feffa6e1-059c-449d-9d44-0e108b8f18c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m809-ref22
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Erskine, John [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Jacobs, Leonebel  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0067985
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_67986

Chatterbox

Author:
Clarke, J. Erskine (John Erskine) 1827-1920  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations, color plates ; 25 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1850
1920
18 -19
Topic:
Children's literature  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .C51
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089948

Tribute to woman [Boris Lovet-Lorski, Sculpture. John Erskine, prose. Translation : French, Henri Talon ; German, Monika Zapp; Italian, Stella Renata Amfitheatrof; Spanish, Ofelia Yuén

Author:
Lovet-Lorski, Boris 1894-1973  Search this
Erskine, John 1879-1951  Search this
Subject:
Lovet-Lorski, Boris 1894-1973  Search this
Physical description:
[48] p. 18 plates. 44 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
1965?]
Topic:
Women in art  Search this
Women in literature  Search this
Call number:
NB237.L65 E7 (folio)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_651470

The Cambridge history of American literature, edited by William Peterfield Trent, John Erskine, Stuart P. Sherman [and] Carl Van Doren ..

Author:
Trent, William Peterfield 1862-1939  Search this
Erskine, John 1879-1951  Search this
Sherman, Stuart Pratt 1881-1926  Search this
Van Doren, Carl 1885-1950  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. in 1. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1945
Topic:
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
PS88.C3 1945X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249943

The Cambridge history of American literature, ed. by William Peterfield Trent, John Erskine, Stuart P. Sherman, Carl Van Doren

Author:
Trent, William Peterfield 1862-1939  Search this
Erskine, John 1879-1951  Search this
Sherman, Stuart Pratt 1881-1926  Search this
Van Doren, Carl 1885-1950  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. in 1 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
[1917-21]
Topic:
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
PS88 .C17
PS88.C17
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_60705

Harriet Godfrey (b. 1810), (painting)

Painter:
Fisher, Alvan 1792-1863  Search this
Subject:
Erskine, John, Mrs. (Harriet Godfrey)  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society 1154 Boylston Street Boston Massachusetts 02215
Date:
1825
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20480438
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_419013

John Erskine of Milford, (painting)

Painter:
Fisher, Alvan 1792-1863  Search this
Subject:
Erskine, John  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society 1154 Boylston Street Boston Massachusetts 02215
Date:
1825
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20480439
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_419014

Erskine Memorial Fountain, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: granite, marble, and painted bronze; Base: granite and marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Bench
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E Atlanta Georgia 30308
Located Grant Park Cherokee Avenue & Ormond Street entrance Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Installed Oct. 1895. Relocated Dec. 1912
Topic:
Homage--Erskine, John  Search this
Occupation--Law--Judge  Search this
Animal--Fish  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Emblem--Zodiac  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000101
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_322644

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