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Philadelphia Sketch Club

Subject:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock  Search this
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Clubs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7728
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Thomas Anshutz papers, circa 1870-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7728
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Group Photograph, Philadelphia Sketch Club

Collection Creator:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 47
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of the originals requires an appointment. 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:
Thomas Anshutz papers, circa 1870-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Anshutz papers
Thomas Anshutz papers / Series 5: Photographs / 5.5: Photographs of Anshutz and Works of Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99fab95e6-685a-46bd-ad25-6cce4c112bea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-anshthom-ref101

Philadelphia Sketch Club [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_103856

Philadelphia Sketch Club records, 1860-1949

Creator:
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9997
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212787
AAA_collcode_philsket
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212787

Outing Sketch Medal, Philadelphia Sketch Club

Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
gilt (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
Medal
Place made:
United States
Place of issue:
United States
Credit Line:
Pietz, Adam
ID Number:
NU.68326.0003
Accession number:
68326
Catalog number:
68326.0003
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-8113-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1114829

Outing Sketch Medal, Philadelphia Sketch Club

Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 38.2 mm; x 1 1/2 in
Object Name:
Medal
Place made:
United States
Place of issue:
United States
Credit Line:
Jaeschke, Carl
ID Number:
NU.297848.0068
Accession number:
297848
Catalog number:
71.123.357
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6280-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1114842

Outing Sketch Medal, Philadelphia Sketch Club

Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 38.3 mm; x 1 1/2 in
Object Name:
Medal
Place made:
United States
Place of issue:
United States
Credit Line:
Jaeschke, Carl
ID Number:
NU.297848.0067
Accession number:
297848
Catalog number:
71.123.358
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-50ad-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1114843

The Seeker in the Marshes : illustrated by the Philadelphia Sketch Club; presented to Mr. W. Moylan Lansdale club historian by his fellow members, 1889, 1889

Creator:
Lansdale, W. (William) Moylan, 1842-1926  Search this
Lansdale, W. (William) Moylan, 1842-1926  Search this
Subject:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock  Search this
Blaikie, J. G.  Search this
Clark, William J.  Search this
Cariss, Henry T.  Search this
Deitz, Carl S.  Search this
Dunk, Walter M.  Search this
English, Frank F.  Search this
Faber, Ludwig E.  Search this
Hensel, John C.  Search this
Huston, Clair Aubrey  Search this
Lummis, F. E.  Search this
Moran, Peter  Search this
Neely, Joseph, Jr.  Search this
Noll, W. C.  Search this
Paine, Birdsall D.  Search this
Pitts, Frederick L.  Search this
Poore, Henry Rankin  Search this
Porter, William A. (William Arnold)  Search this
Schell, Frederic B.  Search this
Schell, Frank Cresson  Search this
Seiss, C. Few  Search this
Stephens, Charles H.  Search this
Stern, Max  Search this
Taylor, J. Madison  Search this
Thomson, William J.  Search this
Uhle, Bernhard  Search this
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5999
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)229753
AAA_collcode_lanswmay
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_229753

Thomas Anshutz papers, circa 1870-1942

Creator:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Subject:
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Photographs
Topic:
Photography -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5816
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208656
AAA_collcode_anshthom
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208656
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Henry T. Cariss papers, [ca. 1876-1900]

Creator:
Cariss, Henry T., 1850-1903  Search this
Cariss, Henry T., 1850-1903  Search this
Subject:
James, Frederick  Search this
Poore, Henry Rankin  Search this
Simon, Hermann  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock  Search this
Briscoe, Franklin D.  Search this
de Kosenko, Stephan  Search this
Deigendesch, Herman F.  Search this
Dunk, Walter M.  Search this
Hahs, Philip B.  Search this
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Philadelphia Society of Etchers  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11009
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214962
AAA_collcode_carihenr
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214962

Photographs of Anshutz and Works of Art

Collection Creator:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
This series includes twelve prints that appear to have been made at a later time, including a portrait of Anshutz, Anshutz painting a sitter's portrait, Anshutz's studio, a group photograph of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and six reproductions of drawings of Harper's Ferry by Anshutz. Some of the photographs are annotated by Anshutz's son, Edward Anshutz.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of the originals requires an appointment. 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:
Thomas Anshutz papers, circa 1870-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.anshthom, Subseries 5.5
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Thomas Anshutz papers
Thomas Anshutz papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw972251513-a5cd-4468-b14f-1673e40bfddb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-anshthom-ref99

Pennsylvania: I-Z - Independence National Historic Park; Insurance Company of North America; Juanita College; Thomas Jefferson University; Lafayette College; Lebanon County Historical Society; Lehigh County Historical Society; Lehigh University; Librar...

Container:
Box 6 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-217, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Depository Files
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Depository Files
Depository Files / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-217-refidd1e1889

H. Lyman Sayen papers, 1895-1973

Creator:
Sayen, H. Lyman (Henry Lyman), 1875-1918  Search this
Sayen, H. Lyman (Henry Lyman), 1875-1918  Search this
Subject:
Sayen, Harvey Thomas  Search this
Sayen, Ann  Search this
Sayen, Jeanette Hope  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7078
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209211
AAA_collcode_sayeh
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209211

Clippings

Collection Creator:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1909-1942, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of the originals requires an appointment. 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:
Thomas Anshutz papers, circa 1870-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Anshutz papers
Thomas Anshutz papers / Series 4: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d65884f1-4caf-4309-b2e6-25527a8670fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-anshthom-ref27
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H. Lyman Sayen papers

Creator:
Sayen, H. Lyman (Henry Lyman), 1875-1918  Search this
Names:
Sayen, Ann  Search this
Sayen, Harvey Thomas  Search this
Sayen, Jeanette Hope  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1895-1973
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Sayen; exhibition catalogs; printed material; annotated scrapbooks complied by Sayen's daughter, Ann, containing letters, photographs, clippings and material about Sayen's scientific achievements and his lunettes for the U.S. Capitol completed in 1905; a typescript of a talk, "The United States and Modern Art," given by Sayen at the Philadelphia Sketch Club; typescript of an unpublished autobiography, "Blossoms of Liberty," by Jeannette Hope Sayen, Sayen's wife; a diary kept by Harvey Thomas Sayen, Sayen's brother; and photographs of Sayen's paintings, pottery, and commercial illustrations.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mural painter, illustrator; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Transfer from the National Museum of American Art, 1986.
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.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Muralists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.sayeh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw945c8b9d8-5a42-4ce4-893e-6fc5f24178a0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sayeh

Philadelphia Sketch Club records

Creator:
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Extent:
7 Linear feet ((on 5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1860-1949
Scope and Contents:
A 1049-page history of the club written in 1935 and a chronicle, 1860-1865, including lists of officers, income, and members and locations; 15 volumes of secretaries, treasurers and board minutes 1860-1937 (incomplete); a constitution, 1882-1889; some correspondence; exhibition catalogs and announcements; inventories of club collections including a list of the Thomas Anshutz members portraits; copies of speeches delivered; a few remaining artists's files; issues of PORTFOLIO, a club publication, 1874, 1945-49; and photographs, both loose and in scrapbooks, of members in posed and candid arrangements.
Biographical / Historical:
Art club; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded 1860 to provide classes when the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts school was not active. Exhibitions and social activities were also organized. The club is still active (in 1990).
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Philadelphia Sketch Club, 1985-1986.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Function:
Arts organizations
Art Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Identifier:
AAA.philsket
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a0ddeca-ad51-4248-bf3a-8df9bb5a9add
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-philsket

The Seeker in the Marshes : illustrated by the Philadelphia Sketch Club; presented to Mr. W. Moylan Lansdale club historian by his fellow members, 1889

Creator:
Lansdale, William Moylan, 1842-1926  Search this
Names:
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Blaikie, J. G.  Search this
Cariss, Henry T., 1850-1903  Search this
Clark, William J., 1840-1889  Search this
Deitz, Carl S.  Search this
Dunk, Walter M., b. 1855  Search this
English, Frank F., 1854-1922  Search this
Faber, Ludwig E., 1855-1913  Search this
Hensel, John C.  Search this
Huston, Clair Aubrey, b. 1857  Search this
Lummis, F. E.  Search this
Moran, Peter, 1841-1914  Search this
Neely, Joseph, Jr.  Search this
Noll, W. C.  Search this
Paine, Birdsall D.  Search this
Pitts, Frederick L.  Search this
Poore, Henry Rankin, 1859-1940  Search this
Porter, William A. (William Arnold), 1844-1909  Search this
Schell, Frank Cresson, 1857-1942  Search this
Schell, Frederic B.  Search this
Seiss, C. Few  Search this
Stephens, Charles H., 1855?-1931  Search this
Stern, Max, 1903-1980  Search this
Taylor, J. Madison  Search this
Thomson, William J.  Search this
Uhle, Bernhard  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1889
Scope and Contents:
Volume presented to W. Moylan Lansdale, historian of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, containing 32 original drawings and prints by members of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, illustrating Daniel L. Dawson's text, "Seeker in the Marshes." The illustrations, in order of appearance, are signed: Frederic B. Schell, Walter M. Dunk, Frederick L. Pitts, Bernhard Uhle, J. B. Blaike, Charles H. Stephens, Joseph Neely, Jr., W. C. Noll, Thomas Anshutz, Covington Few Seiss, Max Stern, _ Day (possibly Joseph R. Day, Frank M. Day, or Arthur Day), Carl Dietz, Ludwig. E. Faber, Birdsall D. Paine, Frank F. English, Henry T. Cariss, R.E. Lummis, F. B. or possibly E. B. (possibly Edmund B. Bensell or Franklin Dullin Biscoe), Peter Moran, F. Cresson Schell, William A. Porter, W. J. Clark Jr., John C. Hensel, J. Madison Taylor, Henry R. Poore, Aubrey Huston, and William J. Thomson.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Philadelphia, Pa.: Philadelphia Sketch Club, 1889
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 2002 by Christine Rendell, who received it from her aunt by marriage, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones. Jones was Lansdale's grandaughter. Jones received the volume from her mother, Lansdale's daughter, Maria Lansdale.
Occupation:
Artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lanswmay
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ee323cdd-6672-4585-8d25-495fbc09d6c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lanswmay

Henry T. Cariss papers

Creator:
Cariss, Henry T., 1850-1903  Search this
Names:
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Philadelphia Society of Etchers  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Briscoe, Franklin D.  Search this
Deigendesch, Herman F., 1858-1921  Search this
Dunk, Walter M., b. 1855  Search this
Hahs, Philip B.  Search this
James, Frederick, 1845-1907  Search this
Poore, Henry Rankin, 1859-1940  Search this
Simon, Hermann  Search this
de Kosenko, Stephan, 1865-1932  Search this
Extent:
20 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1876-1900]
Scope and Contents:
Cariss family genealogy; three letters to Cariss, 1880-1900, from the Gibson Stained Glass Co, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the World's Columbian Exposition; a journal of his passage by sea to Europe with members of the Philadelphia Sketch Club; a photograph of Cariss; a watercolor, "Potatoe [sic] Gatherers" and an etching by Cariss; papers concerning his research for his painting, "The Oath of Allegiance at Valley Forge"; and a scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper clippings, prints, drawings, letters, and announcements about the Philadelphia Sketch Club and Cariss' artist friends Thomas Anshutz, Franklin D. Briscoe, Stephan de Kosenko, Herman Deigendesch, Walter M. Dunk, Philip B. Hahs, Frederick James, Henry R. Poore, Hermann Simon and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, etcher; Philadelphia, Pa. President of Philadelphia Sketch Club and active member of Philadelphia Society of Etchers.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1992 by Bill Patterson, who received the material from the family of a friend of Henry Carriss' only son, William Hyde Carris, to whom William had willed the papers.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Etchers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Pennsylvania
Identifier:
AAA.carihenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9aa54309e-c676-42e4-b3d1-552b09fcbafd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carihenr

Thomas Anshutz papers

Creator:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Extent:
2.76 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Photographs
Date:
circa 1870-1942
Summary:
The papers of Thomas Anshutz measure 2.76 linear feet and date from around 1870 to 1942, with the bulk of materials dating from 1880 to 1911. The papers document his education and career as a painter, photographer, and art instructor. The collection is particularly rich in photographs made between approximately 1880 and 1900, when Anshutz and others at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, under the direction of Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), began using photography as an aid in the study of the figure and as studies for paintings. Also found are correspondence, a notebook with scattered sketches, a handful of clippings regarding Anshutz's career, and scattered notes and printed materials.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Thomas Anshutz measure 2.76 linear feet and document his education and career as a painter, photographer, and art instructor. The collection is particularly rich in photographs made between approximately 1880 and 1900, when Anshutz and others at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, under the direction of Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), began using photography as an aid in the study of the figure and as studies for paintings. Also found are correspondence, a notebook with scattered sketches, a handful of clippings regarding Anshutz's career, and scattered notes and printed materials.

Photographs include vintage, original prints that were made during the period when Anshutz worked closely with Thomas Eakins, between 1880 and 1886, consisting of portraits, figure studies both nude and clothed, and class groups both posed and informal. Among the nude photographs are pastoral figure studies with Eakins himself as the model. This collection does not include any of the photographs from Eakins' so-called "Naked Series," although a triptych of three figure studies of Eadweard Muybridge closely resembles photographs from that series. Prints from this period are small in size and are probably original contact prints.

Also found are 49 glass negatives and 3 prints that Thomas Anshutz likely made in the 1890s, mostly of figures and marine subjects, many of which were used in his paintings of that period. Additional unattributed photographs of similar subjects are also found, as well as professional studio portraits of Eakins and others, and a handful of photographs that seem to have been made at a later time and kept by the family, which depict Anshutz, his studio, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and Anshutz's artwork.

Dates and attributions made in this finding aid are taken from scholarly and curatorial publications based on primary sources, including Eakins and the Photograph (1994) by Susan Danly and Cheryl Leibold; Thomas Eakins (2002), catalog to the exhibition Thomas Eakins: American Realist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, especially the chronology by Kathleen Brown; The Photography of Thomas Eakins (1972) by Gordon Hendricks; and Thomas Anshutz: Artist and Teacher (1994) by Randall C. Griffin.

See the series descriptions below for additional information on the attribution and identification of photographs in this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers:

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, c. 1870-1911, 1942 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings, 1880s, 1893 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 3: Financial Records, 1884-1910 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1884-1942, undated (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1880-1904, 1936 (Boxes 1-3, MGP 2; 2.1 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Thomas Pollock Anshutz was born in Newport, Kentucky in 1851. He grew up in Newport and in Wheeling, then in Virginia, now West Virginia. He received early art instruction at the National Academy of Design in New York in the early 1870s, studying under Lemuel Wilmarth.

In 1875, Anshutz moved to Philadelphia and attended the life class taught by Thomas Eakins at the Philadelphia Sketch Club. Eakins would soon come to be a major influence and close associate of Anshutz. In 1876, both artists joined the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA); Eakins as Chief Demonstrator of Anatomy, and Anshutz as a student of Eakins and Christian Schussele. Anshutz became Eakins' assistant in 1878, and then succeeded him as Chief Demonstrator when Eakins was appointed Professor of Drawing and Painting. While he was still a student, Anshutz completed his ambitious painting Ironworkers' Noontime (1880), which was first exhibited at the Philadelphia Sketch Club in 1881 and was compared to Eakins' work by critics. 1881 was also the year that Anshutz became an instructor of drawing and painting at PAFA.

Around 1880, Thomas Eakins bought his first camera. By 1882, when he was appointed Director of Schools, he was using photography as an aid in his own artwork and as a teaching tool in his life classes. Many at the Academy got involved with photography, the cutting-edge medium of the age, a time when new photographic processes, materials, and devices were being introduced at a rapid rate and being put to new uses across many disciplines. At PAFA, Anshutz, Eakins, and others used the medium to carry out Eakins' vision of studying nature from life, posing models and students for the camera and making prints available for study.

Photography at the Academy ranged from informal photographs and class portraits to posed studies of nude or classically-dressed figures. Eakins also carried out a systematic documentation of nudes in seven pre-defined standing poses, which he called "The Naked Series." Anshutz, John Laurie Wallace, and Covington Few Seiss are known to have made photographs for this project, and Eakins himself was among the models. Around this same time, outings were organized with groups including Eakins, Anshutz, Wallace, and others, in which they photographed each other outdoors in the nude, boxing, wrestling, swimming, and in repose. Eakins used photographs from these outings in his Arcadia paintings and reliefs and in his painting, The Swimming Hole. In 1884, Eakins and Anshutz also became involved with the work of Eadweard Muybridge, who had come to Philadelphia to develop his photographic motion studies of animals and people. Eakins and Anshutz helped to build Muybridge's elaborate apparatus and took photographs for his well-known series, Animal Locomotion.

In 1886, when Eakins was dismissed from his position at PAFA for misconduct, Anshutz took over his classes and his leadership role in art instruction at the Academy. With the exception of a brief stint in Europe, teaching dominated Anshutz's remaining years, and may have earned him a more lasting reputation than his own artwork. Anshutz taught an impressive roster of American artists, many of whom would be among the vanguard of modernism in American art, including Robert Henri, John Marin, William Glackens, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, Charles Sheeler, Charles Demuth, and George Luks.

In 1892, Anshutz married Effie Shriver Russell, and the two traveled to Paris, where Anshutz briefly enrolled in the Académie Julian and visited museums, galleries, and the Salon des Indépendants. He returned to Philadelphia in 1893 and resumed teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy. During family vacations at Holly Beach, New Jersey, Anshutz experimented with watercolors, a brighter palette, and simplified compositions. He also continued taking photographic studies of scenes from nature and transcribing them onto canvas. He made dozens of photographs of Holly Beach scenes and other marine views from an 1897 boat trip down the Delaware and Maurice Rivers. Many of these photographs were used in his watercolors and oils of that period.

In 1898, Anshutz opened the Darby School, a summer school northwest of Philadelphia that emphasized plein air painting. He ran the school with Hugh Breckenridge, a former student who had studied at the Académie Julian around the same time as Anshutz. It was in this setting that Anshutz painted his most abstract work, a series of loosely-rendered and bright oil landscapes that were never exhibited. He continued teaching at the Darby School until 1910.

Despite his openness to experimentation and his accomplishments in genre scenes and landscapes, Anshutz was best-known by his contemporaries for his portraiture. In the late 1890s and 1900s, he exhibited his portraits regularly and won several awards for them, including a silver medal at the 1904 World's Fair, the Gold Medal of Honor at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1909, and a gold medal at the Buenos Aires International Exposition in 1910. Around this time he advanced to head instructor at PAFA, was made a member of the National Academy of Design, and was elected president of the Philadelphia Sketch Club. In the fall of 1911 he was forced by ill health to stop teaching, and he died the following June.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 140) including eighteen illustrated letters written by Thomas Anshutz to his wife in 1897. Loaned materials were returned to the lender, Elizabeth R. Anshutz of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
A portion of the letters, the glass negatives and photographs were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1971 by Robert and Joy McCarty, occupants of the property formerly owned by the Anshutz family in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. The remaining letters, photographs, and other papers were donated by Elizabeth R. Anshutz, wife of Anshutz's son Edward, in two separate accessions in 1971 and 1972. Eighteen illustrated letters were also loaned by Mrs. Anshutz to the Archives for microfilming (reel 140) and were later returned.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of the originals requires an appointment. 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:
Photography -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Photographs
Citation:
Thomas Anshutz papers, circa 1870-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.anshthom
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90411819e-a578-4abd-be85-0d928aab40fd
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-anshthom
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Albert W. Hampson Commercial Artwork Collection

Creator:
Hampson, Albert W., 1911-1990 (artist)  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Sketches
Advertisements
Date:
1926-1968
Summary:
Collection consists of the commercial artwork created by artist Albert W. Hampson dating predominately from during the 1950s and 1960s.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the creation of promotional and advertising materials through photographs, original artwork and completed print advertisements and point-of-purchase displays. The research value of the collection lies in the documentation of this process. Researchers will find that these materials demonstrate how ideas are conceived and then expressed by artists for their clients. Evidence of decision making and collaboration between the artist and the client is illustrated by elements such as color choices or model poses. Often this evidence is lost when the only record saved is the completed advertisement or display. A good example of the developmental/creative process, complete with finished product, is the Tung-Sol Radio Tubes project. Materials also demonstrate the variety and occurrence of advertising projects during the mid-twentieth century. The artist created documents and artwork for different markets, both the consumer and the company.

Materials are arranged first by parent company, then by product or brand name. However, there are a very small number of items, with obscure affiliations to a company listed by product name. Corporate ownership of many of these companies and products has changed since the era that Hampson was working in, but their historical application has been maintained in this container list. Researchers must research product or company names within their historical context.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in five series.

Series 1, Personal Papers, 1928-1980, undated

Series 2, Early Artwork, 1926-1927, undated

Series 3, Commercial Artwork, 1934-1969, undated

Series 4, Artwork for Covers of Publications, 1937-1950s, undated

Series 5, Portraits, 1951-1977,; undated
Biographical:
Albert W. Hampson was born May 20, 1910, in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He demonstrated artistic ability at an early age, winning all of the available school awards. Observing teachers encouraged him to pursue a career as an artist. His mother's death and father's unemployment forced him to get a job while still attending high school. He balanced work, school, and art all through his adolescence.

After his graduation from Northeast High School in June of 1927, Hampson pursued his art education at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art (the University of the Arts) until June of 1931. While at the university, he was quarterback of the Germantown Boys Club football team and a semi-pro team in Chestnut Hill, and he attended the Cape Cod School of Art under a scholarship provision, for one year in 1930. Also during his education, and after graduation, Hampson earned a living by providing draft and architectural drawings for several Philadelphia architects. He was driving a bread wagon and preparing advertising layouts for a Philadelphia bakery, the Old Bond Bakery, when he got his first big break: one of his oil paintings was featured on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on November 30, 1934. Between 1935 and 1944, his work appeared on the covers of Post and Look magazines more than a dozen times.

Hampson had been working as a commercial artist for a decade and was well established before marrying Josephine Unger Corson, a jewelry designer and librarian, on February 7, 1945. They had two children, Hillary, born 1945, and Theodore "Ted" born 1956.

In his personal life Hampson was known for his strong political opinions and work ethic, sometimes working eighteen hours a day. He did not believe in short-cuts, and his determination for perfection was evident in his do-it-yourself landscaping, according to his son. He spent time away from home, working five days a week in New York when Ted was young, but Hampson always brought gifts home and was ready for a discussion on politics. He was an active member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the oldest continuing artist organization in the nation. He was remembered by long-time colleague and friend, Fred Decker, as a staunch democrat (borderline socialist) who firmly publicized his views. This tenacious attitude provided him with the abilities of a great salesman, and knowing how to sell ideas can make a great commercial artist, as his son noted. He also had personal success as a father figure, according to Ted.

Hampson enjoyed a long and successful career as a freelance artist, staff artist, and art director for several New York and Philadelphia advertising agencies. He illustrated books and dust jackets and was a noted portrait painter. His work also encompassed commercial art, newspapers and magazines, point-of-purchase product displays, and was employed by such noted corporations as Johnson & Johnson™, DuPont©, General Electric©, Hiram Walker & Sons Inc., & Philco Television©. Hampson credited his success to the Saturday Evening Post for giving him the courage to continue as an artist. He saved examples, along with scrapbooks, photographs and business correspondence, as a record of his work. Ted preserved his father's collection after his death on February 19, 1990. His collection was donated to the Smithsonian on September 5, 1996 by Theodore "Ted" Hampson, who worked as a News Editor in Chicago until his death at forty–four years of age in 2000.
Related Materials:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)

Francis M. Mair Papers (AC0548)

Landor Design Collection (AC500)

NW Ayer Advertising Agency Records (AC0059)

Walter H. Voigt Brewing Industry Collection (AC1195)
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Hampson's son, Theodore Hampson, September 1996.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
advertising -- 20th century  Search this
Advertising art -- 20th century  Search this
Advertising agencies -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Photographs -- 20th century
Sketches
Advertisements
Citation:
Albert W. Hampson Commercial Artwork Collection, 1926-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0561
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Albert W. Hampson Commercial Artwork Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b552f2fa-8bf0-4e01-8a64-c0a789f66965
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0561
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