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Therese Bonney photographs

Creator:
Bonney, M. Thérèse (Mabel Thérèse), 1897-1978  Search this
Names:
Bonney Service  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Bonney, M. Thérèse (Mabel Thérèse), 1897-1978  Search this
Extent:
4,300 Photographs (black and white)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1925-1937
Summary:
This collection contains4,300 black and white photographs that document architecture and design in Paris from 1925-1937.These silver-gelatin prints, mostly 8 x 10, depicting French industrial art objects, interior settings, and window displays were amassed by Bonney who lived most of her life in Paris. Many of the photographs were done by Bonney. She collected others from news agencies, photographers, and stock photograph vendors. Many of the photographs are accompanied by captions composed in a conversational manner by Bonney.
Arrangement note:
Photographs are arranged by subject. Each box is labeled as to contents.
Biographical/Historical note:
Photojouralist. Born Syracuse, New York, 1897. She studied at the University of California at Berkeley and Radcliffe College in the 1910s. Bonney immigrated to France in 1919 where she became on of the first ten women to graduate from the Sorbonne. She founded the first American illustrated press service in Europe, the Bonney Service, in 1924.

By the late 1930s, Bonney became discouraged by the poor quality of the work of the photographers she employed, and decided to learn the art of photography herself. The subjects of her photographs ranged from individual objects to interior settings to window displays to major building complexes and focused on the impact of modernism on European design.

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Bonney organized a number of exhibitions and collaborated with her sister, Louise Bonney, on a series of guide books, including "Buying Antique and Modern Furniture in Paris". With the coming of World War II, Bonney took to documenting civilian life in Europe. She published two photo-essay books, "War comes to the People" (1940) and "Europe's Children" (1943). Her concept for a film about children displaced by war, became an Academy Award winning movie, "The Search" (1948). The museum's collection of photographs was the subject of Cooper-Hewitt's 1985 exhibition, "Paris Recorded: The Therese Bonney Collection."
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
New York Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. Photographs of views of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and New York. The bulk of the photographs are of French landscapes, architecture, costume, and everyday life.
University of California at Berkeley, The Bancroft Library. Scrapbooks, clippings, testimonials and other materials relating to Bonney's photographic work, circa 1919-1977.
Radcliffe College, Schlesinger Library. Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, and information about the Women's Land Army and the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, dating from 1931-1964.
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.Assorted photographs of Bonney, many documenting important events in her life.
Provenance:
This collection was given to Cooper-Hewitt, then the Cooper Union Museum, in 1939 by the Bonney family.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use onsite by appointment. Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Occupation:
Photographers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Architectural photography -- France -- Paris  Search this
Furniture -- France -- Paris  Search this
Furniture -- Pictorial works  Search this
Interior decoration -- France -- Paris  Search this
Interior decoration -- Pictorial works  Search this
Show windows -- Pictorial works  Search this
Photography -- Archives  Search this
Photography -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Identifier:
SIL-CH.2000-42-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-2000-42-1

Sièges de l'Afrique centrale : photos d'archives du Musée royal de l'Afrique, Tervuren / Donatienne van Wassenhove

Author:
Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale  Search this
Wassenhove, Donatienne van  Search this
Subject:
Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale  Search this
Physical description:
94 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Central
Belgium
Tervuren
Date:
1996
Topic:
Chairs--Pictorial works--Exhibitions  Search this
Seating (Furniture)--Pictorial works--Exhibitions  Search this
Photograph collections--Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_511490

Garden details : accents, ornaments, and finishing touches for the garden / Warren Schultz, Carol Spier

Author:
Schultz, Warren  Search this
Spier, Carol  Search this
Physical description:
288 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden structures  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture--Pictorial works  Search this
Plants, potted--Pictorial works  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_562231

Classiques du design / Joël Cariou

Author:
Cariou, Joël  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
[1988]
20th century
Topic:
Furniture--History--Pictorial works  Search this
Architect-designed furniture--Pictorial works  Search this
Chairs--History--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
NK2395 .C27 1988
NK2395.C27 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_428987

The garden ornament sourcebook : over 1000 classic garden details / edited by Elizabeth Wilkinson and Marjorie Henderson

Author:
Wilkinson, Elizabeth 1926-  Search this
Henderson, Marjorie  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 226 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Topic:
Gardens ornaments and furniture  Search this
Gardens ornaments and furniture--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
SB473.5 .G218 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455829

Jardim de Anões = Garden of Dwarves / Orlando Azevedo

Title:
Garden of Dwarves
Author:
Azevedo, Orlando 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
[116] p. : Chiefly col. ill. ; 11 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Brazil
Date:
1993
Topic:
Photography of sculpture  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture--Pictorial works  Search this
Small sculpture--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
TR658.3 .A99 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_476794

The book of garden ornament / edited by Peter Hunt

Author:
Hunt, Peter Raymond Slater  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 298 p. : plates ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
[1974]
Topic:
Garden ornaments and furniture--Pictorial works  Search this
Landscape architecture--Pictorial works  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483269

A Wood of genius

Author:
Rossi, Aldo 1931-1997  Search this
Subject:
Rossi, Aldo 1931-1997  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) ; chiefly ill. ; 15 cm. x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1990
1990]
Topic:
Furniture--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
NK2559.Z8 .R83 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483737

Garden ornament : five hundred years of nature, art, and artifice / George Plumptre ; with special contributions by Jamie Garnock and James Rylands ; photographs by Hugh Palmer

Author:
Plumptre, George  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
1990, c1989
Topic:
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
SB473.5.P57 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390461

Garden ornaments / by Kenneth Lynch

Author:
Kenneth Lynch & Sons  Search this
Lynch, Kenneth  Search this
Subject:
Kenneth Lynch & Sons  Search this
Physical description:
400 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
SB473.5 .K36 1979
SB473.5.K36 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_258990

Garden ornaments : addendum & cost information title #2076 / by Kenneth Lynch

Author:
Kenneth Lynch & Sons  Search this
Lynch, Kenneth  Search this
Subject:
Kenneth Lynch & Sons  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
SB473.5 .K36 1979 Suppl
SB473.5.K36 1979 Suppl
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_259169

Genteel household furniture in the present taste / by a society of upholsters, cabinet-makers,etc, with a new introduction by Christopher Gilbert

Author:
Gilbert, Christopher  Search this
Society of Upholsters, Cabinet-makers, etc  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 120 leaves : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
1978
1977
Topic:
Furniture--pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
NK2529 .G33
NK2529.G33
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_136333

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