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Edwin Burrage Child photographs

Creator:
Child, Edwin Burrage, 1868-1937  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Glass plate negatives
Place:
Dorset (Vt.) -- Photographs
Central Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Photographs
Date:
1902-1936
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
The photographs of 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.

Photographs of people and other subjects depict several portrait images of Edwin Burrage Child, as well as many photographs and negatives of unidentified groups and events, children, men building a log cabin structure at Child's Dorset, Vermont home, and several models for painting.

Photographs of landscapes, buildings, and animals include a series of landscape photographs of Central Park, complete with the city in the background; many images of the Dorset, Vermont landscape with Child's house and barn structures depicted; landscapes with rainclouds and lightning, also in Dorset, Vermont; and images of horses attached to carriages and wagons, and cows and sheep, as well as several images of a dead horse on the streets of a small town.

Photographs of interiors, furniture, and lighting are made up primarily of copy prints and negatives, and include images of pieces of furniture, light fixtures and sconces, as well as entire interior rooms of what is probably Child's Dorset home. Additionally, photographs of Child's studio with paintings hung on walls are also found here.

Photographs of artwork make up the bulk of the collection, with original prints, copy prints, negatives, and glass plate negatives of primarily portrait paintings by Edwin Burrage Child. Many of the original photographic prints have been annotated on the backs with descriptive information about the portrait model, where they are from, and their occupation. Some annotations contain anecdotal information about Child's interactions or experiences with the sitters, and have been written by Child's youngest son, Sargent Burrage Child. While some of the descriptive information has been identified as written by both Edwin Burrage Child and Sargent Burrage Child, some writing could not be identified. A set of glass plate negatives without prints also depicts several of Child's landscape paintings. Additionally, a dismantled photograph album contains original prints of Child's portraits of men, women, and children, as well as containing the most descriptive information of all the prints in the collection.

Miscellaneous papers contains a sketch with note by Edwin Burrage Child; a handwritten letter in pencil, on Child's stationery, by Child; a typed exhibition inventory of portraits in the Washington, D. C. exhibit, "Portraits by Edwin Burrage Child," in 1930; and a copy of the 5 x 7 glass plate negatives box that previously stored glass plate negatives.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series. Glass plate negatives are housed in Series 6 and are closed to researchers.

Missing Title

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)
Biographical / Historical:
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.

Child was born in Gouverneur, New York in 1868 to Jonathan Bush Child and Sarah Burnham. In the 1880s, Child attended Amherst College and received art lessons during the summers from artist Margaret C. Whiting (1860-1946). In 1890, he graduated from Amherst College and moved to New York City to pursue a career as an artist, becoming a student in 1891 at the Art Students League. Child's artistic debut was in 1892 at the National Academy of Design annual exhibition. From 1891 to 1895, he studied under painter, muralist, and stained-glass designer John LaFarge (1835-1910), and worked as his assistant from 1896-1901. Edwin Burrage Child then spent many years working as an illustrator and writer for leading periodicals such as Scribner's, Harper's, McClure's, and others.

As a landscape painter, Child was awarded a medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition in St. Louis in 1904, and the majority of his landscapes were modeled from his summer home in Dorset, Vermont. In 1908, his focused moved to easel painting -- primarily landscapes and portraits. Child was most known for his portraits of intellectual males, with sitters including Senator Dwight M. Morrow, Governor Wilbur L. Cross of Connecticut, Professor John Dewey, and painter Ivan G. Olinsky, among many others. His work appeared in shows at the National Academy of Design and the Society of Independent Artists in New York, as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C. He also had many one-man shows over the years, primarily in New York City. In 1930, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C. held an exhibition of his portraits.

Child was married to Anna Gertrude Sykes in 1894, and they had three children: Katherine E. (1895-1966), Bradford (1896-1948), and Sargent Burrage (1900-1972). Child also made furniture as a hobby and remodeled his home in Dorset Hollow, as well as Gray's Tavern, which later became the Dorset Village Public Library. Additionally, he was a frequent lecturer, speaking at colleges and universities, including Yale, Michigan State College, Columbia, City College of New York, and Massachusetts State College at Amherst. Child spent the last ten years of his life living in Dorset, Vermont, and died in 1937.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plates are housed separately and not available to researchers. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Glass plate negatives
Citation:
Edwin Burrage Child photographs, 1902-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chiledwi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9eb01763f-f8bb-4835-80cb-ace78ac9c4e1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chiledwi
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Jackie

Artist:
Margery Ryerson, born Morristown, NJ 1886-died Rye Brooke, NY 1989  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
unidentified  Search this
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
drypoint
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in. (25.4 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Portrait\child  Search this
Portrait\Jackie  Search this
Portrait\knee length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.662
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7116dfc16-7aae-41d9-baa9-a60d9bdb601c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1935.13.662

Member of the Washington Family

Artist:
James Peale, born Chestertown, MD 1749-died Philadelphia, PA 1831  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
unidentified  Search this
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
sight 2 x 1 5/8 in. (5.1 x 4.1 cm) oval
Type:
Painting-Miniature
Date:
ca. 1795
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Portrait\child  Search this
Portrait\Washington  Search this
Portrait\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
Object number:
1950.10.2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d62fba61-4ede-45ce-a4be-9061253e724c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1950.10.2

The Reluctant Model (Young Child Being Held)

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
daguerreotype
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca 1850s
Topic:
Portrait\child  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro
Object number:
1999.86.1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk730818096-851d-48b4-ad98-ab85ef491a09
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1999.86.1

Untitled (Two Brothers in Identical Dress)

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
daguerreotype
Dimensions:
2 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (7.0 x 8.3 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1850s
Topic:
Portrait\child  Search this
Portrait group\family\siblings  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro
Object number:
2000.83.12
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk747bdd8d1-eb80-44be-ba66-b80d7993d091
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2000.83.12

Untitled (Post-mortem of Child)

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
daguerreotype
Dimensions:
2 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (7.0 x 8.3 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1850s
Topic:
State of being\death  Search this
Portrait\child  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro
Object number:
2000.83.16
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk78ced9a37-10d8-4e05-aeb0-fa8fe8d695c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2000.83.16

Untitled (Child with Gilt Necklaces)

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
daguerreotype
Dimensions:
2 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (7.0 x 8.3 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1850s
Topic:
Dress\accessory\jewelry  Search this
Portrait\child  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro
Object number:
2000.83.28
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk726e3924c-e1e2-40cb-a0fb-655dab4e4556
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2000.83.28

Bust-length Portrait of a Child

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
photographic print with applied color pastel
Dimensions:
sight 8 x 6 in. (20.2 x 15.1 cm) oval
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1895
Topic:
Portrait\child  Search this
Portrait\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Moore
Object number:
2002.48.25
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76c1ac24c-a4cc-4e9a-9f93-4b5a9fec5713
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2002.48.25

[Infant in Red Dress]

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
tintype with applied color
Dimensions:
mat: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1865-1885
Topic:
Portrait\child  Search this
Object\furniture\chair  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mitchell and Nancy Steir
Object number:
2009.44.23
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76d27c601-274e-4729-9c02-049761c93b95
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2009.44.23

[Infant on Red Chair]

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
tintype with applied color
Dimensions:
image: 8 x 5 3/4 in. (20.3 x 14.6 cm) frame: 15 x 12 1/2 in. (38.1 x 31.8 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1865-1885
Topic:
African American  Search this
Portrait\child  Search this
Object\furniture\chair  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mitchell and Nancy Steir
Object number:
2009.44.25
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70f0dd338-4a82-439f-bb06-7cf009f73d3c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2009.44.25

[Infant on Red Chair]

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
tintype with applied color
Dimensions:
frame: 10 in. (25.4 cm) oval
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1865-1885
Topic:
Portrait\child  Search this
Object\furniture\chair  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mitchell and Nancy Steir
Object number:
2009.44.26
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7468b52ec-a5cb-4dc3-868e-c8a9884ae3be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2009.44.26

[Father, Mother, and Child]

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
unidentified  Search this
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
tintype with applied color
Dimensions:
frame: 15 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (38.7 x 33.7 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1865-1885
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Portrait\child  Search this
Portrait group\family  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mitchell and Nancy Steir
Object number:
2009.44.32
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7fcdb957d-6553-4719-b706-21b0dfcb8956
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2009.44.32

(No Title Given: Portrait of a Child Seated on a Rock) [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Muncy, Percy W. 1886-1964  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0116080
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_116081

Head of a Girl [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Wright, Alice Morgan 1881-1975  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait female--Head  Search this
Portrait--Child  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0117668
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_117669

Portrait of Child from Gregg family? [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Melcher, Betsy Flagg 1900-1991  Search this
Subject:
Gregg  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1961
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0012669
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_12669

Portrait Medallion of a Child [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Beach, Chester 1881-1956  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1932
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000176
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Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126880
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Jackie: Portrait Study of a Baby [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Fraser, James Earle 1876-1953  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Portrait--Jackie  Search this
Portrait--Bust  Search this
Study  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000851
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Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127561
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Portrait of a Young Child [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Melcher, Betsy Flagg 1900-1991  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1956
Topic:
Portrait--Bust  Search this
Portrait--Child  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0012764
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_12764

Portrait of a Young Child [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Melcher, Betsy Flagg 1900-1991  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1956
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Portrait--Bust  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0012768
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_12768

(Two Portraits: Woman and Child) [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Dix, Eulabee 1878-1961  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Portrait--Child  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0000128
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128

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