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Ladd, William Mead, 1855-1931

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dates 1855-1930
city Portland
stateOR
other citiesSt. Louis, MO; Amherst, MA; Oakland, CA;
gender M
historical notes William Mead Ladd was a banker, Portland mayor, amateur photographer and an art collector. Ladd served on the board of the Portland Art Association (later the Portland Art Museum) from 1903 to 1926.

Together with his wife, Mary Andrews Ladd (ca.1860-1941), they formed a collection of both European and Japanese prints. Their collection included work by, among others, Albrecht Dürer, Francis Seymour Haden, Robert Sterl, Edgar Chahine, Harunobu, Utamaro, Ch ki and Eishi.

The Ladd’s sold their collection of European etchings (5,000 prints) to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. In 1932, an anonymous donor gave the Mary Andrews Ladd Collection (750 prints) to the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.
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1900-1910
1910-1920
1920-1930
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Oregon Historical Society, Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Ladd family photographs collection, circa 1860-1989 see details...
Oregon Historical Society, Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
William Sargent Ladd Papers, 1893-1908. see details...
Oregon Historical Society, Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Photographs: LADD [graphic] see details...
Oregon Historical Society, Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
LADIES RIDING SIDESADDLE NEAR CLOUD CAP INN INCLUDES ELLIOTT CORBETT, BILLY LADD AND HIS PARENTS, THE WARRENS, AND MISS JEWEL [graphic], 1893. see details...