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Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992

Creator:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Citation:
Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photography -- Study and teaching  Search this
Photographers -- United States  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5512
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212736
AAA_collcode_muranick
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Photography
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212736
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Speed [sculpture] / (photographed by Nickolas Muray)

Artist:
Frishmuth, Harriet Whitney 1880-1980  Search this
Photographer:
Muray, Nickolas 1892-1965  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1921
Topic:
Allegory--Other--Physics  Search this
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Object--Other--Globe  Search this
Study--Model  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0001003
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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
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edanmdm:siris_jul_127716
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Extase [sculpture] / (photographed by Nickolas Muray)

Artist:
Frishmuth, Harriet Whitney 1880-1980  Search this
Photographer:
Muray, Nickolas 1892-1965  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1920
Topic:
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0001012
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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
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edanmdm:siris_jul_127725
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Slavonic Dancer [sculpture] / (photographed by Nickolas Muray)

Artist:
Frishmuth, Harriet Whitney 1880-1980  Search this
Photographer:
Muray, Nickolas 1892-1965  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1921
Topic:
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Performing Arts--Dance  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0001019
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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_127732
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Fantasie [sculpture] / (photographed by Nickolas Muray)

Artist:
Frishmuth, Harriet Whitney 1880-1980  Search this
Photographer:
Muray, Nickolas 1892-1965  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1922
Topic:
Figure group--Nude  Search this
Study--Model  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0001022
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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
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edanmdm:siris_jul_127735
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Nickolas Muray Christmas card to Charles Green Shaw

Creator:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1927
Citation:
Nickolas Muray. Nickolas Muray Christmas card to Charles Green Shaw, 1927. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10274
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Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979, bulk 1909-1974
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10274
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Preston Dickinson

Photographer:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Dickinson, Preston  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1920
Citation:
Nickolas Muray. Preston Dickinson, ca. 1920. Miscellaneous photographs collection, circa 1845-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10395
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Miscellaneous photographs collection, circa 1845-1980
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10395

Nickolas Muray and Ruzzie Green Christmas card

Creator:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Green, Ruzzie  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1937
Citation:
Nickolas Muray. Nickolas Muray and Ruzzie Green Christmas card, 1937. Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11166
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Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11166

Nickolas Muray and Ruzzie Green Christmas card

Creator:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Green, Ruzzie  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1936
Citation:
Nickolas Muray. Nickolas Muray and Ruzzie Green Christmas card, 1936. Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11167
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Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11167
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Frida Kahlo, Coyoacan, Mexico letter to Nickolas Muray, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Kahlo, Frida, 1907-1954  Search this
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Muray, Nickolas  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Robinson, Ione  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1940 January 11
Citation:
Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo, Coyoacan, Mexico letter to Nickolas Muray, New York, N.Y., 1940 January 11. Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13535
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Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13535
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Martha Graham letter to Nickolas Muray

Creator:
Graham, Martha  Search this
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Graham, Martha  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1911 and 1978
Citation:
Martha Graham. Martha Graham letter to Nickolas Muray, between 1911 and 1978. Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17610
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Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17610
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Willard L. Metcalf

Photographer:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Metcalf, Willard Leroy  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1920
Citation:
Nickolas Muray. Willard L. Metcalf, ca. 1920. Macbeth Gallery records, 1947-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Illustrators  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2275
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Macbeth Gallery records, 1947-1948, bulk 1892-1953
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2275

Frida Kahlo, Paris, France letter to Nickolas Muray, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Kahlo, Frida, 1907-1954  Search this
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Breton, AndrĂ©  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Paris, France
Date:
1939 February 16
Citation:
Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo, Paris, France letter to Nickolas Muray, New York, N.Y., 1939 February 16. Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Illness  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)491
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Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_491
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Nickolas Muray's studio at 129 MacDougal Street

Photographer:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Muray, Nickolas  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1920
Citation:
Nickolas Muray. Nickolas Muray's studio at 129 MacDougal Street, ca. 1920. Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5460
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Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5460

Frida Kahlo, Paris, France letter to Nickolas Muray, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Kahlo, Frida, 1907-1954  Search this
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Reynolds, Mary  Search this
Pierre Colle (Firm)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Paris, France
Date:
1939 February 27
Citation:
Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo, Paris, France letter to Nickolas Muray, New York, N.Y., 1939 February 27. Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Finances, Personal  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Illness  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)761
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Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_761
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George Gershwin

Photographer:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Gershwin, George  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1924
Citation:
Nickolas Muray. George Gershwin, ca. 1924. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8144
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Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979, bulk 1909-1974
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8144

Notes on Greta Garbo

Creator:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Muray, Nickolas  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
between 1930 and 1950
Citation:
Nickolas Muray. Notes on Greta Garbo, between 1930 and 1950. Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Actors  Search this
Costumes  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8270
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Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8270

Alfred J. Frueh

Photographer:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Frueh, Alfred Joseph  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
191-?
Citation:
Nickolas Muray. Alfred J. Frueh, 191-?. Alfred J. Frueh papers, circa 1880-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8778
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Alfred J. Frueh papers, circa 1880-2010
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8778

Miguel Covarrubias letter to Nickolas Muray

Creator:
Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904 Nov. 22-1957 Feb. 4  Search this
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Covarrubias, Miguel  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1940
Citation:
Miguel Covarrubias. Miguel Covarrubias letter to Nickolas Muray, ca. 1940. Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9803
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9803
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Mary Fanton Roberts papers

Creator:
Roberts, Mary Fanton, 1871-1956  Search this
Names:
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929  Search this
Coburn, Charles Douville  Search this
Enters, Angna, 1907-  Search this
Fanton, Belle  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Guilbert, Yvette, 1865-1944  Search this
Haggin, Ben Ali, 1882-1951  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-  Search this
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947  Search this
Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909  Search this
Rerikh, Nikolai Konstantinovich, 1874-1947  Search this
Roberts, Dorothy, 1906-  Search this
Roberts, Goodridge, 1904-  Search this
Roberts, William C.  Search this
Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Troubetzkoy, Pierre, 1864-1936  Search this
Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922  Search this
Extent:
3.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1880-1956
Summary:
The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The bulk of this collection is Roberts' correspondence with numerous important artists, dancers, actors, writers, and musicians of the day. Also found are scattered biographical materials, family correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The collection is comprised mainly of correspondence with family members, artists, dancers, actors, writers, musicians, and visual and performing arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.

The collection contains a small amount of biographical material about Mary Fanton Roberts and her husband, William Carman Roberts, including his journal of a vacation with Ernest Thompson Seton and his wife. Personal Correspondence is with her husband and sister Belle Fanton, and with friends. Business and political correspondence documents her career as a magazine editor and writer, her participation in political organizations and events, her participation in radio talks, and her correspondence regarding war issues.

Art correspondence/subject files include correspondence with and collected materials on artists, photographers, art patrons, critics, and wives of artists, as well as arts organizations, museums, and schools. Correspondence of note is with George Gray Barnard, Gutzon Borglum, Ben Ali Haggin, Leon Kroll, Frederic Remington, W. Goodridge Roberts, Nicholas Roerich, Pierre Troubetzkoy, illustrator Oliver Herford, John Butler Yeats, and Ashcan school artists Robert Henri, John Sloan, and William Glackens, as well as many others. Dance and theatre correspondence/subject files include correspondence with actors, dancers, playwrights, patrons, organizations and theatres. Correspondence of note in this series is with Charles "Orlando" Coburn, Eva Le Gallienne, Angna Enters, and the "Duncan Dancers." Literary and music orrespondence/subject files include correspondence with authors, poets, critics, singers, publishers, and musicians, such as Bliss Carman, Yvette Guilbert, and Lloyd Osbourne. Additional material found in these subject files, other than letters, includes invitations, photographs, calling cards, artwork, news clippings, and printed material.

Writings by Roberts include an autobiographical essay about her youth and early career, guest lists and notes concerning hosted events, and typescripts of poems by her niece Dorothy Gostwick Roberts. Printed material is comprised of art exhibition catalogs, published articles and trade bulletins written by Roberts, and newsclippings. Photographs are of Roberts, her family, friends, and places she lived, and include autographed portraits given to her, primarily from actors and actresses. Also found are photographs taken by Nickolas Muray of art models. Scattered artwork in this collection includes several small drawings by unidentified artists, as well as a pencil portrait of Roberts by John Butler Yeats.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 11 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1906, 1912-1941, undated (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Personal Correspondence, 1902-1951, undated (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 3: Business and Political Correspondence, 1903-1959, undated (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 4: Art Correspondence/Subject Files, 1898-1956, undated (Box 1-2; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Dance and Theatre Correspondence/Subject Files, 1902-1953, undated (Box 2-3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Literary and Music Correspondence/Subject Files, 1900-1952, undated (Box 3; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 7: General Correspondence, 1898-1946, undated (Box 3-4; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Writings, 1915-1926, 1952, undated (Box 4; 3 folders)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1899, 1909-1947, undated (Box 4-5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1880-circa 1943, undated (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1906, undated (Box 5; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
Mary Fanton Roberts was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1864. When she was a young girl her family moved to Deadwood, in the Montana territory, where her father had mining prospects. When she was old enough, she and her sister were sent back to New York to attend the Albany Female Academy. After finishing school, Roberts pursued journalism and became a staff writer for four years for the Herald Tribune, the Journal, and the Sun in New York. During her long career she was editor of Demorest Magazine, editor-in-chief of New Idea Woman's Magazine, managing editor of The Craftsman, and creator and editor of The Touchstone Magazine and Decorative Arts magazine. Her longest period at one publication was seventeen years as editor of Arts and Decoration. She often wrote articles on the topic of decorative arts and home decorating, and published two books, Inside 100 Homes, and 101 Ideas for Successful Interiors.

In 1906 she married William Carman Roberts, writer and editor of Literary Digest for thirty years. They lived in Manhattan and Waterford, Connecticut.

Roberts was very involved in the artistic, theatrical, and literary circles in New York City, and met and became friends with many young avant garde American artists, including Robert Henri and John Sloan. Through her husband she met many writers and poets, including Theodore Dreiser and Bliss Carman. Roberts was active in organizations such as the Women's City Club, Pen and Brush, and the MacDowell Society and also attended countless art openings, theater performances, and other social events. As an avid supporter of modern dance, she became friends with many performers, including Isadora Duncan and Angna Enters. After her husband's death in 1941, Roberts moved to the Chelsea Hotel, where she lived for the rest of her life. She maintained lifelong relationships with a wide circle of friends and continued to correspond with them and attend social events until her death in 1956 at the age of 92.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1957 by Phoebe DuBois and Violet Organ.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. 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.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Ashcan school of art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.robemary
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Mary Fanton Roberts papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ea19ad44-7788-4ec4-8cb4-d4b8ec49fde3
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-robemary
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