Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
12 documents - page 1 of 1

Of course it's Pears'. [Print advertising.] Cosmopolitan, The

Creator:
Pears' Soap  Search this
Names:
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (b&w, 24 x 16.5 cm.)
Container:
Box 7, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Print advertising
Date:
1896
Scope and Contents:
Caption: "Of course it's Pears'." Woman in bathtub reading newspaper (?) about Sarah Bernhardt's endorsement of Pears' Soap.
Date penciled in at top of ad.
Local Numbers:
245194

Ivorydata4 1051

0300600209 (Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Reproduction restrictions due to copyright.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Baths  Search this
Endorsements in advertising  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Print advertising
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Soap, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Soap
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Soap / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-soap-ref724

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.

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 closed 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.
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
See more items in:
Carl Bohnen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bohncarl
Online Media:

Sarah Bernhardt : the art of high drama / Carol Ockman and Kenneth E. Silver ; with contributions by Janis Bergman-Carton, Karen Levitov, Suzanne Schwarz Zuber

Author:
Ockman, Carol  Search this
Silver, Kenneth E  Search this
Bergman-Carton, Janis  Search this
Levitov, Karen  Search this
Zuber, Suzanne Schwarz 1976-  Search this
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Actors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_819414

Portrait(s) de Sarah Bernhardt / sous la direction de Noëlle Guibert

Author:
Guibert, Noëlle  Search this
Bibliothèque nationale de France  Search this
Subject:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Portraits
Date:
2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787573

Sarah Bernhardt vue par les Nadar / Pierre Spivakoff

Author:
Nadar, Félix 1820-1910  Search this
Nadar, Paul 1856-1939  Search this
Spivakoff, Pierre  Search this
Subject:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Physical description:
[110] p. : ill. ; 35 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Actors--Portraits  Search this
Call number:
CT275.B525 N12
CT275.B525N12
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_285197

Sarah Bernhardt and her times : November 13-December 28, 1984, Wildenstein

Author:
Bernier, Georges  Search this
Wildenstein and Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Physical description:
158 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
France
Date:
1984
[1984]
Topic:
Actresses  Search this
Call number:
CT275.B525 B5
CT275.B525B5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_285914

Madame Sarah

Author:
Skinner, Cornelia Otis 1901-1979  Search this
Subject:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 356 p. illus., ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
1967 [c1966]
Call number:
CT275.B525 S6
CT275.B525S6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_299667

Dans les nuages; impressions d'une chaise; récit recueilli par Sarah-Bernhardt; illustré par Georges Clairin

Author:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Clairin, Georges Jules Victor 1843- illus  Search this
Physical description:
5 p. l., 3-94 p., 1 l. incl. front., illus., plates. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1878
[1878]
Topic:
Balloon ascensions  Search this
Call number:
TL620.B4A3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_108135

Pierre Cardin présente Sarah Bernhardt : [catalogue d'une exposition] 31 mars-30 mai 1976, Espace Pierre Cardin [rédigé par Anne-Marie Belfort ... avec la collaboration de Chantal Belfort ..

Author:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Belfort, Anne Marie  Search this
Belfort, Chantal  Search this
Espace Cardin Center  Search this
Subject:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Physical description:
77 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Portraits
Date:
1976
Call number:
PN2638.B52 B52
PN2638.B52B52
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_183143

Memories of my life; being my personal, professional, and social recollections as woman and artist. New York, D. Appleton, 1907

Author:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Subject:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 456 p. illus., ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
1907
Call number:
CT275.B525 A1 E1968
CT275.B525A1 E1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_525

Ilsée, princesse de Tripoli / Robert de Flers ; lithographies de A. Mucha

Author:
Flers, Robert de 1872-1927  Search this
Rostand, Edmond 1868-1918 Princesse lointaine  Search this
Mucha, Alphonse 1860-1939  Search this
Charpentier, Alexandre 1856-1909  Search this
Imprimerie Champenois  Search this
S. Berthier & Durey  Search this
Subject:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Physical description:
[12], 128, [8] p. : col. ill. ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Portraits
Fairy tales
Date:
1897
Topic:
Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau  Search this
Call number:
N6834.5.M8 A4 1897
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_906985

Sarah : the life of Sarah Bernhardt / Robert Gottlieb

Author:
Gottlieb, Robert 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923  Search this
Physical description:
233 p. : ill ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
France
Date:
2010
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Actresses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_952673

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By