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Peter Hunt papers

Creator:
Hunt, Peter, 1896?-1967  Search this
Names:
Sorel, Cécile, 1875-1966  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1788-1968
Scope and Contents:
Letters (1921-1961), writings, art work, photographs, a scrapbook (1925-1933), and printed material (1788-1968) document the life and career of Peter Hunt.
Thirty-five Christmas cards, some silkscreened, contain notes and letters from friends (1921-1961). Art work consists of 44 Christmas card designs, most silkscreened, and 11 watercolor sketches by Hunt (undated, 1915) and a watercolor painting by A. W. Stette. Writings consist of 3 essays about Hunt by Colin Clements, Guy Pearce Jones, and an unidentified author. Photographs show Hunt, his works of art, a workshop, actress Cecile Sorel, and others. A scrapbook contains clippings about society figures and a photograph of Baron Willy (1925-1933).
Printed material consists of clippings (1922-1967), 2 exhibition announcements (undated, 1938), 3 brochures (1944-1945), posters, THE SANTA CLAUS PICTURE BOOK (1901), a fragment of PETER HUNT'S WORKBOOK (1945), a catalog from the auction of Hunt's estate (1968), a sample of Hunt's stationery from his shop The Peasant Village, and 62 almanacs (1788-1854) including THE AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY ALMANAC (1838-1840), BICKERSTAFF'S BOSTON ALMANACK (1788-1789), THE CHRISTIAN ALMANACK (1826-1827), THE FARMER'S ALMANACK (1798-1854), and THE TEMPERANCE ALMANAC (1836-1842).
Biographical / Historical:
Folk artist, furniture decorator; Provincetown, Massachusetts. Born Frederick L. Schnitzler in New York City, Hunt was raised in New Jersey. In 1919, he settled permanently on Cape Cod.
Provenance:
Donated by family friends Muriel P. Strout and Nancy Whorf Kelly.
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:
Furniture designers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Topic:
Greeting cards  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.huntpete
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96775aafe-5e60-4b68-83f4-e06c2a1ed366
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-huntpete

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