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Gelatin silver prints
|Named Person:||Augusta Savage; Selma Burke; Max Eastman; W C Handy; Philippa Schuyler; Channing Tobias|
|Material Type:||Graphic, Photograph|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Augusta Savage; James L Allen; Morgan and Marvin Smith (New York, N.Y.)
|Notes:||Title devised by cataloger.
Some photographs bear photographer's handstamp on verso; some items bear photographer's blind stamp on recto. Some items bear handwritten notations on verso; one image bears typewritten label attached to recto; one item bears printed caption attached to recto. Some items bear inscriptions.
Collection contains work by James L. Allen, Morgan and Marvin Smith, and others.
|Description:||29 items (.2 cubic ft., 1 box) 22 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. or smaller. 7 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. or smaller.|
The collection consists of Savage's passport photograph (ca. 1931); a view of Savage in her workshop (ca. 1937) working on the sculpture "The Harp," also known as "Lift Every Voice and Sing," that was commissioned for the 1939 New York World's Fair; at the opening of the Salon of Contemporary Negro Art, in Harlem (1939), which includes civic leader Channing Tobias, artist Selma Burke, poet Max Eastman and composer W.C. Handy; and in a group portrait with a visiting group from the Chicago Institute for the Blind (1940). Also depicted are views of Savage's sculpture, including "Realization" (1934); a model of "The Harp" (ca. 1938); a garden sculpture modelled after musical prodigy Philippa Duke Schuyler (1937), who is also depicted with the sculpture (1938); the unfinished "After The Glory" (n.d.); "Pumbaa" (n.d.); a bust titled "Leonora" (1935); some other busts, mostly unidentified and undated; and a plaque to Rev. John W. Robinson (ca. 1943). Also included are a snapshot of three unidentified women, and two studio portraits inscribed "from spiritual daughter" Murcie (n.d.).
- Savage, Augusta, -- 1892-1962.
- Burke, Selma, -- 1900-1995.
- Eastman, Max, -- 1883-1969.
- Handy, W. C. -- (William Christopher), -- 1873-1958.
- Schuyler, Philippa.
- Tobias, Channing.
- Salon of Contemporary Negro Art.
- African American women artists.
- African American sculptors.
- Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Busts -- United States.
- Plaques, plaquettes -- New York (State) -- New York.