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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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Letter to John Frederick Peto (presumably from his father) congratulating him on 'arriving at the age of manhood'

Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1866
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6785
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"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 closed 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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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 closed 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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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 closed 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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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1, OV 5; 11 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1880-1983
Scope and Contents note:
Printed material consists primarily of exhibition catalogs and clippings about John Frederick Peto's career and artwork. Found here are three exhibition catalogs, including one for a exhibition of Peto's artwork at the Brooklyn Museum in 1950 which contains a critical biography by art critic Alfred Frankenstein. The 1949 article Frankenstein wrote about his discoveries of Harnett painting forgeries that were actually by Peto is included in the news clippings. Also found are news clippings about Peto, his family, and the exhibition of his artwork, two articles about Peto in the Kennedy Quarterly, and news clippings and other material about fellow still life artist William Harnett. Additional printed material documents Island Heights, New Jersey, where Peto lived, and the printing of a Peto stamp in 1974. Miscellaneous printed material includes announcements, brochures, and other items.
Arrangement note:
Items are 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 closed 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 3
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News Clippings, John Frederick Peto

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1983
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed 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 3: Printed Material
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Archives of American Art
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News Clippings, William Harnett

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1892-1971
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed 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 3: Printed Material
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Archives of American Art
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Extent:
(Box 2-7, OV 5; 1.3 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1850-1980
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains photographs and glass plate negatives of Peto, his family, his home and studio, and his artwork. Photographs of Peto include several portraits, Peto in his studio at Island Heights, New Jersey, with fellow artist William Harnett, and with family members. Additional photographs are of his wife Christine, his daughter Helen as a baby and young girl, and several other family members of the Peto family in Philadelphia, and of Christine's family, the Smiths, in Lerado, Ohio. Also found are photographs of the interior and exterior of Peto's home and studio in Island Heights, props he used for his paintings, photographs of Abraham Lincoln also used for his artwork, and miscellaneous photographs, some of which may have been taken by Peto. Also contained here are several photographs of Peto's artwork. Of the numerous glass plate negatives in this collection, some are also found among the photographs mentioned above, others have not been printed, but have been digitized and are available online.

Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers, though all have been digitized to provide access.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed 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 4
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Archives of American Art
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Photographs of Artwork by Peto

Collection Creator:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-1980
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed 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 4: Photographs
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Archives of American Art
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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 closed 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 4: Photographs / Glass Plate Negatives
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Archives of American Art
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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 closed 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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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 closed 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
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Archives of American Art
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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 closed 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
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Archives of American Art
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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 closed 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
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Archives of American Art
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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 closed 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
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Archives of American Art
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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 closed 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
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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 closed 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
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Archives of American Art
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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 closed 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
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Archives of American Art
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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 closed 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
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Archives of American Art
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