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Alfred Victor Frankenstein papers, 1875-1985

Creator:
Frankenstein, Alfred V (Alfred Victor) 1906-1981  Search this
Subject:
Copley, John Singleton 1738-1815  Search this
Decker, Joseph 1853-1924  Search this
Haberle, John 1856-1933  Search this
Harnett, William Michael 1848-1892  Search this
Ives, Charles 1874-1954  Search this
Jenkins, Paul 1923-2012  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton 1890-1973  Search this
Mount, William Sidney 1807-1868  Search this
Murdock, Roland P  Search this
Peto, John Frederick 1854-1907  Search this
American Arts Alliance  Search this
California Palace of the Legion of Honor  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
San Francisco Chronicle (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
19.1 linear feet
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1875
1875-1985
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Local number:
AAA 3482
AAA 2398-2399
AAA 1373-1377
AAA franalfr
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice
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Alfred Victor Frankenstein papers

Creator:
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981  Search this
Names:
American Arts Alliance  Search this
California Palace of the Legion of Honor  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
San Francisco Chronicle (Firm)  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Decker, Joseph, 1853-1924  Search this
Haberle, John, 1856-1933  Search this
Harnett, William Michael, 1848-1892  Search this
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954  Search this
Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868  Search this
Murdock, Roland P.  Search this
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Extent:
19.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Date:
1875-1985
Summary:
The papers of art critic and historian Alfred Victor Frankenstein measure 19.1 linear feet and date from 1875 to 1985. The bulk of the collection consists of Frankenstein's research and writing files on American painting, particularly artists working in the nineteenth-century. There are extensive files on artists John Haberle, William Michael Harnett, and William Sidney Mount. The collection also includes biographical material, correspondence, general writings and notes, professional activities files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and unidentified sound recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art critic and historian Alfred Victor Frankenstein measure 19.1 linear feet and date from 1875 to 1985. The bulk of the collection consists of Frankenstein's research and writing files on American painting, particularly artists working in the nineteenth-century. There are extensive files on artists John Haberle, William Michael Harnett, and William Sidney Mount. The collection also includes biographical material, correspondence, general writings and notes, professional activities files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and unidentified sound recordings.

Biographical materials include awards, museum passes from the 1970s, school records, and a scrapbook documenting Frankenstein's career at the San Francisco Chronicle. Also found is his father's medical school diploma.

Largely professional in nature, Frankenstein's correspondence is with galleries, museums and institutions, colleges and universities, as well as art historians and museum colleagues including Paul Jenkins, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, and Thomas E. Ripley.

General writings are on subjects such as music, art, California, and the Ronald P. Murdock art collection. It is likely that some writings may be drafts for articles that later appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. Also found are three notebooks, a recorded interview, recorded lectures by Frankenstein and by others.

The bulk of the collection consists of Frankenstein's extensive research files on American sill-life painting in the nineteenth-century. Research topics focus primarily on artists John Haberle (including sketches by Haberle), William Michael Harnett, William Sidney Mount, and John Frederick Peto; however, some files are found for collectors, dealers, and subjects. Files are found both for the research and writing of Frankenstein's books, After the Hunt (1953) and The World of Copley: 1738-1815 (1970). Contents of the research files vary but many contain correspondence, photographs, notes and writings, provenance research, printed materials, and photocopied and original primary documents. Additional research files are also found in Series 5, Exhibition Files.

Files concerning exhibitions curated or organized by Frankenstein include Artist Self-Portraits (1974) at the National Gallery of Art, an exhibition at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and the World's Fair Exposition exhibition, Our Land, Our Sky Our Water: an Exhibition of American and Canadian Art (1974). Files contain loan agreements, gallery plans, photographs, writings, correspondence, and printed materials.

Frankenstein's professional activities files include material about his job as a music critic at the San Francisco Chronicle, and records documenting his participation in the American Arts Alliance and the San Francisco Arts Commission. Also found are scattered student writings, lecture notes, and some correspondence from his teaching position at the University of California, Berkeley.

An appraisal for a Joseph Decker work, the estate records of Sylvia Frankenstein, general receipts for purchases and shipping records, and vehicle ownership records comprise Frankenstein's personal business records.

Printed materials include clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, magazines, and blank postcards. Also found are eight commercial audio recordings, including a musical piece by Charles Ives on cassette, and six phonograph records that are likely of music. A cassette entitled "Heritage of American Art" may be from an exhibition of the same title held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 1975. Personal photographs include snapshots of Frankenstein with his family and portraits of him, as well as a photocopy of a family photo album. The bulk of the photographs are of artwork.

There are six unidentified sound recordings.
Biographical / Historical:
Alfred Victor Frankenstein (1906-1981) was an art historian, writer, art and music critic, and educator active in San Francisco, California.

Frankenstein was born in 1906 in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at the University of Chicago but moved to San Francisco to take a job as a music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle . Later, the position expanded to include critiques of visual art and art exhibitions. He remained at the San Francisco Chronicle until 1979, concentrating only on art from 1965.

He was an expert on 19th century American still-life and his notable book, After The Hunt (1953), examined the American trompe-l'œil movement in late 19th century and early 20th-century through the work of painters William Harnett and John Frederick Peto. He also authored The World of Copley: 1738-1815 in 1970. Frankenstein curated several major exhibitions, including American Self-Portraits (1974) at the National Portrait Gallery and the 1974 World's Fair Exposition exhibition, Our Land, Our Sky Our Water: an Exhibition of American and Canadian Art..

An educator, Frankenstein was a professor of Art History at the University of California at Berkeley (1940-1974), Stanford University (1973-1981), and at Mills College (1945-1974), where he also taught American music.
Related Materials:
Also found among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are two oral histories with Alfred Frankenstein, one conducted by Mary McChesney on November 9th, 1965 and the other conducted by Paul Karlstrom from 1978 to 1979. Additionally, Frankenstein donated one sketchbook and twelve loose sketches that are cataloged as a separate collection: the William Harnett sketches, 1870.
Provenance:
Alfred Frankenstein donated some of his papers in 1972, and lent materials for microfilming in 1978. His estate, handled by his son John Frankenstein, donated the materials original loaned as well as additional records in 1981.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Art critics -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art historians -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art criticism -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Alfred Victor Frankenstein papers, 1875-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.franalfr
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e75e77af-bf2c-4cb8-8f0d-8bac5756a1be
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-franalfr
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983

Creator:
Peto, John Frederick 1854-1907  Search this
Subject:
Peto, John Frederick 1854-1907  Search this
Harnett, William Michael 1848-1892  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V (Alfred Victor) 1906-1981  Search this
Smiley, Helen Peto  Search this
Physical description:
2.1 linear feet
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1850
1850-1983
circa 1850-1983
Topic:
Trompe l'oeil painting  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA petojohn
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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edanmdm:siris_arc_249574

John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, 1850-1983

Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Subject:
Frankenstein, Alfred Victor  Search this
Harnett, William Michael  Search this
Smiley, Helen Peto  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Trompe l'oeil painting  Search this
Painters -- New Jersey  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11165
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249574
AAA_collcode_petojohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_249574
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers

Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Names:
Frankenstein, Alfred Victor, 1906-  Search this
Harnett, William Michael, 1848-1892  Search this
Smiley, Helen Peto  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1850-1983
Summary:
The papers of still life artist John Frederick Peto and his family date from circa 1850 to 1983 and measure 2.1 linear feet. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials, a few letters to and from Peto, and his daughter Helen Peto Smiley's correspondence with galleries, scholars, and others concerning Peto's artwork. Also found are news clippings, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material, photographs and glass plate negatives of Peto, his family, and his artwork, and one small oil sketch fragment. Much of the collection documents the mid-twentieth century renewed interest in Peto's artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of still life artist John Frederick Peto and his family date from circa 1850 to 1983 and measure 2.1 linear feet. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials, including his marriage certificate, a memorial poem written by Samuel Callan, Helen Peto Smiley's notes about her father's artwork, and other brief writings about Peto and trompe-l'oeil painting. Correspondence includes a few letters to and from Peto, his daughter Helen Peto Smiley's correspondence with galleries, scholars, such as art critic Alfred Frankenstein, and others concerning Peto's artwork, and miscellaneous correspondence. Printed material consists of news clippings about Peto, his family, and fellow artist William Harnett, exhibition catalogs, reproductions of artwork, and other items. Photographs and glass plate negatives depict Peto in his studio, with family, and with Harnett, as well as his family, his home and studio in Island Heights, New Jersey, and his artwork. Also found is one small fragment of an oil sketch, unsigned and undated.

Much of the collection, including Helen Peto's notes and correspondence, the printed material, and photographs of artwork document the mid-twentieth century renewed interest in Peto's artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1870s-1983 (Box 1, OV 5; 9 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1862-1983 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1880-1983 (Box 1, OV 5; 11 folders)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1850-1980 (Box 2-7, OV 5; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Artwork, circa late 1800s (Box 4; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
John Frederick Peto (1854-1907) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Hope Peto and Catherine Peto. He was raised by his mother's family, the Hamms, and lived with them until his marriage. Little is known about his early life; he was listed as a painter in the Philadelphia City Directory in 1876 and was enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1878. During this time he also became friends with fellow artist William Harnett and was greatly influenced by Harnett's trompe l'oeil still life paintings. During the 1880s Peto maintained a studio and exhibited several works at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts annual exhibition. Like Harnett, he painted trompe l'oeil still life paintings, most notably, rack-looking structures or shelves that depicted a variety of items, many of them autobiographical. Peto also lived briefly in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he met Christine Pearl Smith, and they were married in 1889. He received very little recognition for his paintings in Philadelphia, and in 1889 he and his wife moved to Island Heights, New Jersey so that he could make money playing the cornet at religious revivals held there. In 1893 they had a daughter Helen. Though he lost interest in the professional art world and fell into obscurity, Peto continued painting and sold many works to the local drug store and business people, until his death in 1907.

Recognition of Peto's contribution to the trompe l'oeil genre didn't occur until over forty years after his death. During research on the paintings of William Harnett, art critic Alfred Frankenstein discovered that numerous paintings thought to be painted by Harnett had forged signatures and were actually painted by Peto. Frankenstein published an article in the Art Bulletin in 1949 about his discoveries that renewed interest in the work of Peto and the trompe l'oeil genre.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2004 by Gregory Bejarano, John Frederick Peto's great-grandson.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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.
Topic:
Trompe l'oeil painting  Search this
Painters -- New Jersey  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.petojohn
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97bbb9e7b-c393-466c-99de-3c6a34915402
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-petojohn
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Glass Plate Negatives

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives [31027000770962]
Scope and Contents:
46 glass plate negatives; scanned with boxes 3 & 4
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 4: Photographs / Glass Plate Negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e298f932-5259-4457-b30d-5678314a5e24
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref118

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1, OV 5; 9 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1870s-1983
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains biographical material documenting John Frederick Peto's life and career as an artist. Included are the certificate for his marriage to Christine Pearl Smith, two of his business cards, and written agreements with his daughter Helen giving her a clock and his cornet. Also found are items about his death in 1907, including his obituary, a lock of his hair "taken as he lay in his casket in his studio," and a memorial poem written by Samuel Callan. Helen Peto Smiley's notes on her father's artwork includes lists of artwork and prices, and miscellaneous items. Other writings include a brief essay on trompe-l'oeil painting in the United States, draft exhibition captions for Peto's artwork, and a brief biography of Peto written for an exhibition. Also found are a few items belonging to John Frederick Peto's father, Thomas Hope Peto, including business cards, and a ticket to the Centennial Exhibition in 1876 which includes his photograph.
Arrangement note:
Items are arranged in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.petojohn, Series 1
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95b6af224-951a-4cea-b743-17e2dbb5a25b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref13

Thomas H. Peto Items

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1870s, 1900s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97e1bde7d-e63a-410c-adce-b9be9e5836ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref14

Marriage Certificate

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Extent:
(See OV 5)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1889
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92b0da564-fe66-4c67-84e2-94a19434689a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref15

John Frederick Peto Business Cards

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa late 1800s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw941bd03fc-1740-43c9-bccb-7cb2cf3d6a69
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref16

John Frederick Peto Gift Agreements with Helen Peto

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902, 1906
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fcea882f-0717-4616-b9a0-781618aea076
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref17

John Frederick Peto Obituary

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91fca536b-cafd-4cf1-b168-765abadd2aeb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref18

Lock of John Frederick Peto's Hair

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98fd63f01-431e-4478-9788-f29dbeb68e48
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref19

"In Memoriam" by Samuel Callan

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Extent:
(See OV 5)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw944e0008a-5f27-43f0-97c9-959ea1858115
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref20

Notes on John Frederick Peto's Artwork by Helen Peto Smiley

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1949-1963
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975b61b5a-2ca5-40fc-b815-25badd0bc954
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Writings about John Frederick Peto and Trompe-l'oeil Painting

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963, 1968, 1983
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b39854e3-a6c5-4922-a3c5-551ee926e971
EDAN-URL:
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Oversize Marriage Certificate

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Extent:
(See also Box 1, F2)
Container:
Box OV 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1889
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e74b3fc4-f3aa-48f0-967b-371ae904c095
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref23

Oversize "In Memoriam" by Samuel Callan

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Extent:
(See also Box 1, F7)
Container:
Box OV 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9705cb365-4e93-448c-b731-c1280e3f85bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref24

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 4 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862-1983
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains scattered the correspondence of John Frederick Peto and other family members. Found here are a brief letter and a postcard to Peto from his father, Thomas H. Peto, a letter congratulating Peto on reaching manhood signed by "Not a man", and three postcards sent by Peto to his daughter, Helen. Helen Peto Smiley's correspondence primarily consists of letters regarding the exhibition, sale, or reproduction of her father's artwork but also includes a letter from her grandmother and postcard from her mother. Also found in Helen's correspondence are letters to and from art critic Alfred V. Frankenstein who, in 1949, published an article about Peto's artwork that created new interest in the exhibition and purchase of his paintings. Miscellaneous correspondence includes two envelopes and a postcard addressed to Peto's wife, Christine, a copy of a letter from Alfred Frankenstein to the New York Graphic Society, and several letters to and from Helen's daughter, Joy Smiley Bejarano.
Arrangement note:
Correspondence is arranged chronologically within each folder.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.petojohn, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw947d9e0f8-6c70-4ba4-bf88-256149906982
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref27

John Frederick Peto Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862-1907
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, circa 1850-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers
John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bc8d6de4-d48f-44b0-9680-94d6ce889dba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-petojohn-ref28

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