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titleElie Nadelman : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation [graphic].
repositoryThe Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
descriptionAssembled file includes b&w photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, and in some cases, negatives. Items may include full views, details, before-and-after restoration views, etc. Documentation may include artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, provenance, exhibition history, related works, previous attributions, and bibliography.

Frick Photoarchive Stacks

Call Number
100 Nadelman
extent2 folders [as of 1999] : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
formatsEphemera Photographs
accessThese records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library access policy. Frick: Photocopies of items and accompanying documentation are available upon request, subject to fees and other current guidelines for reproduction. Photographic prints from the Library's negatives may be ordered subject to copyright requirements.
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finding aidItem-level control. Local database may provide access to selected items in the file.
acquisition informationThe Library continues to add to the file. Size of items varies.
updated03/16/2023 10:30:03

titleElie Nadelman Letters, 1922-1925.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
descriptionManuscript letter to Kineton Parkes, 1922, in which Nadelman discusses his sculpture and his "cubist" discoveries. Manuscript and typescript drafts for Letter to the Editor (Henry Goddard Leach) on "Is Cubism Pure?" (published in THE FORUM, July 1925).

Biographical/historical note
Polish-born American sculptor.

Language note
Nadelman manuscript letter to Kineton Parkes is in French.

Location: MoMA Museum Archives
extent1 v.
accessMoMA: Permission necessary to use collection for publication purposes.
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acquisition informationSource of acquisition |*N|3MoMA: Letters|bKirstein, Lincoln|cGift|d12/--/48|5NNMoMA
updated11/29/2022 15:49:51

titleArtist file: Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946. miscellaneous uncataloged material.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
descriptionThe folder may include announcements, clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, and other ephemeral material.

MoMA Queens Artist Files

Call Number
Nadelman, Elie.
extent1 folder
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updated11/29/2022 15:49:51

titleArtist file. Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
descriptionFound In
Schweitzer Gallery files

The file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. Schweitzer Gallery files.

Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number
AF Schweitzer N
extent1 folder
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
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acquisition informationGift; M.R. Schweitzer; 1990.
updated11/29/2022 15:49:51

titleArtist file. Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
descriptionFound In Clark S. Marlor artist files

The file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.
Cite as Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. Clark S. Marlor artist files.

Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number
AF Marlor N
extent1 folder.
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
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acquisition informationGift; Dr. Clark S. Marlor; 1992-ongoing.
updated11/29/2022 15:49:51

titleArtist file. Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
descriptionFound In BMA artist files

The file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.
Files compiled by BMA library staff from 1917 to the present.
Cite as Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. BMA artist files.

Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number

extent1 folder.
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updated11/29/2022 15:49:51

titleM. Knoedler & Co. Exhibition catalogs and miscellaneous material, 1913-1955 (bulk 1949)
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
descriptionCatalogs, leaflets, brochures, announcements, invitations and miscellaneous ephemera of exhibitions held at the galleries of M. Knoedler & Co.

Includes, material of exhibitions of works by the following artists (in alphabetical order): Jankel Adler, Gilbert Adrian, François Barraud, Mrs. Irving T. Bush, Teng Chiu, Jean de Botton, Max Ernst, Lillian Freiman, Thomas Gainsborough, Kahlil Gibran, Pierre Grimm, Maurice Grosser, Xavier Guerrero, James McBey, Henry McBride, Ethel Frances Mundy, Elie Nadelman, William Orpen, Serge Poliakoff, Sir Henry Raeburn, José María Sert, Georges Seurat, William Henry Singer, Edmund Charles Tarbell, J.M.W. Turner, and Stanley Wilson.

Also includes, material of the following group shows: old and modern drawings (1924), naval and military portraits (1932), views of London and the English country-side (1944), and the Far West (1949).

Also includes, material of the following art collections: Sporting painting from the collection of Charles H. Thieriot (1940), exhibition of the collection of Erich Maria Remarque (1943), Impressionist and Post-impressionist master pieces from the collections of members of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (1949).

New-York Historical Society
Archives N620 .K7

extent34 items
formatsCatalogs Ephemera
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finding aidIndexes: Checklist available in the Library; item level control. Arranged chronologically
updated11/12/2014 11:30:07

titleMattie E. Hewitt and Richard A. Smith photograph collection [graphic], ca. 1910-1960 (bulk 1920-1939)
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
descriptionThe New-York Historical Society received material for approximately 485 assignments, most of them residences in Manhattan. There are approximately 5,000 photographic prints and 400 film negatives. Approximately three-quarters of the photographs are credited to Hewitt, and the remainder are by Smith.

The bulk of the clients are popular magazines and interior decorators. Views of fashionable apartment interiors, newly built houses, small urban gardens, and other residential settings display the work of decorators and the tastes of well-known people, among them designer Raymond Loewy and photographer Margaret Bourke-White. There are also interiors of hotels, restaurants, clubs, shops, and decorator exhibitions. Miscellaneous images include a 1940 "House of Ideas," a Vanderbilt family yacht, and a radio station. Captions are usually limited to client's name and address and are often dated. The decorator is identified for about half of the assignments.

Historical Note:
Noted garden and architecture photographer Mattie Edwards Hewitt (d. 1956) moved to New York city in 1909 to share a studio with Frances Benjamin Johnston. By the 1920s, she was working independently. When Hewitt retired to Boston, she left her working files to her nephew, Richard Averill Smith, who added to them many of his own prints.

After Smith's death in 1971, the Nassau County Museum received more than 12,000 photographs and distributed many to various historical societies according to their geographic interests.

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Mattie E. Hewitt and Richard A. Smith Photograph Collection, Dept. of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

New-York Historical Society
Print RoomPR-026
extentca. 5,000 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
accessAccess: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
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finding aidIndexes: Finding aid and item level database for this collection available online and at repository. Prints are arranged alphabetically by the name of the resident or business.
acquisition informationGift from the Nassau County Museum in 1971.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:07

titlePlaying Card and Game Collection, 1549-present (Bulk 1800-1899)
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
descriptionThe Playing card and game collection spans the period 1546 to the present, and contains over 200 decks of playing and educational cards, as well as playing card-based board games and other game materials.

Printing formats represented in the collection include: woodcut, engraving, lithography, chromolithography, and photomechanical printing. The cards in this collection represent several types of decks: standard, political, bezique, and "novelty" decks containing transformation cards (in which the suit marks are incorporated into an unrelated design) or translucent cards which reveal hidden scenes (often erotic in content) when held to the light. Fortune telling and tarot cards also appear in the collection, as do metamorphosis cards and games. The cards cover a wide range of American and European styles. The collection’s incomplete deck of German cards with the date of 1546 is thought to be the earliest surviving date on cut cards.

Cards from Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Czechoslavakia, Belgium, Hong Kong, Hungary, and the Netherlands are included in this collection. American cards in the collection were manufactured by the U.S. Playing Card Co., W & S.B. Ives, McLoughlin Bros., A.D.F. Randolph & Co., Tiffany and Company, the Murphy Varnish Company, and Parker Brothers.

New-York Historical Society
Print Room PR-115
extent15.9 linear ft. (16 boxes)
formatsPrints Artifacts
accessOpen to qualified researchers.
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finding aidFinding aid available online and in repository.
acquisition informationThe majority of the collection was acquired in 1937 as part of the Elie Nadelman Folk ArtCollection. However, no clear records exist as to which decks were part of that accession. Thecollection also contains materials from other donors and from purchases.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:07

titleMartin Birnbaum papers, 1862-1970.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionThe papers of New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birnbaum measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1862-1967, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1967.

The papers document Birnbaum's association with the firm of Scott and Fowles, the lives and activities of his friends and colleagues, and his literary work, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, a scrapbook, scattered artwork, and photographs of Birnbaum, friends and colleagues, and artwork.

REELS N698, N698A, and N698B: Correspondence primarily reflecting his association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, but also including details about lives and activities of his correspondents, among them Edward Bruce, Grover Cleveland, Norman Douglas, Rockwell Kent, Paul Manship, Upton Sinclair, Maxfield Parrish, Bernard Berenson, Augustus E. John, Jules Pascin, Carl Van Vechten, Hamilton Easter Field, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Gari Melchers, William Hunt Diederich, Elie Nadelman, Childe Hassam, John Quinn, Charles Ricketts, Nicholas K. Roerich, and Charles H. Shannon.

REEL 108: Primarily letters received by Birnbaum in New York, and throughout Europe from 1917-1943. Correspondents include Grenville L. Winthrop, Gisela Richter, Stevenson Scott, Paul Manship, Maurice Sterne, Edward Bruce, and Maxfield Parrish, Upton Sinclair, George Bellows, John Gregory, Augustus John, Ivan Mestrovic, Elizabeth Winthrop Miles, Robert McIntyre, Georgia O'Keeffe, Joseph Pennell, John Quinn, Charles Ricketts, William Rothenstein, Albert Rutherston, Pamela Colman Smith, Carl Sprinchorn, Pavel Tchelitchew, Schofield Thayer, T. Zoumpoulakis, and family members. Subject matter includes business concerns, art concerns, travel, and family affairs.

REELS 1023-1025: Over 1600 letters received. Correspondents include: Cecelia Beaux, Sven Berg, Gutzon Borglum, Edward Bruce, Lodewyk Bruckman, Beniamino Bufano, Mabel Choate, Stephen C. Clark, Royal Cortissoz, Walter Damrosch, Edmund Davis, Reginald Davis, Louise Dillingham, Edmund Dulac, Anne Goldthwaite, Magnus Gross, Herbert Haseltine, Malvina Hoffman, Jan Hoowij, Benjamin Javits, Rockwell Kent, Lenard Kester, Paul Manship, Elisabeth Marbury, Henry McIlhenny, Gari Melchers, Houghton P. Metcalf, Emily Winthrop Miles, Kate Morse, Georgia O'Keeffe, James Parmelee, Maxfield Parrish, Harold Woodbury Parsons, Jules Pascin, Albin Polasek, Alfred B. Potterton, Edward G. Robinson, J. F. Rock, John D. Rockefeller, Emanuel G. Romano, John Rothenstein, John Singer Sargent, Stevenson Scott, Janet Scudder, Carl Sprinchorn, Maurice Sterne, Albert Sterner, R.A. Walker (Georges Derry), Elsie Weil, Carl N. Werntz, Millicent Werntz, Edith Wetmore, Thornton Wilder, Ellis Wilson, Stanley Wilson, Grenville Lindall Winthrop, and Carl Zigrosser.

REELS 1025-1026: Business and financial documents; legal documents, certificates, and passports; writings by Birnbaum and others including a manuscript for Birnbaum's book The Last Romantic, with notes by Upton Sinclair; one scrapbook of clippings, loose clippings regarding Edward Dulac, and other printed material; sketches; bookplates; notes, letters, and printed material relating to Aubrey Beardsley; lists and descriptions of works of art; a notebook of addresses; travel itineraries and maps; and programs.

REEL 1027: 287 photographs of Birnbaum, and art related people, including Maurice Sterne, Edward Bruce, Leo Stein and Alfred Potterton at Anticoli Corrado, and Cecilia Beaux, Robert Chanler, Philip de Laszlo, Despiau, Norman Douglas, Lord Duveen, Herbert Haseltine, Augustus John by Arnold Genthe, Paul Manship by De Witt Ward, Gari Melchers, Elie Nadelman, Mrs. Gustave Radeke, William Rothenstein, Stevenson Scott, Clare Sheridan, Albert Sterner, Abraham Walkowitz, Mrs. Leonard Volkman Webb, and Grenville Lindall Winthrop; 82 travel photographs primarily of Greece; and 142 photographs of works of art.

UNMICROFILMED: Three tape recordings, two containing information about The Last Romantic, dictated in 1952, and one unidentified.

Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942
Bellows, George, 1882-1925
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959
Berg, Sven
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943
Bruckman, Lodewyk
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970
Chanler, Robert Winthrop, 1872-1930
Choate, Mabel, 1870-1958
Clark, Stephen C. (Stephen Carlton), b. 1882
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948
Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950
Davis, Reginald
De Laszlo, Philip A., 1869-1937
Derry, Georges, 1886-
Despiau, Charles, 1874-1946
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953
Dillingham, Louise
Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952
Dulac, Edmund, 1882-1953
Duveen, Joseph Duveen, Baron, 1869-1939
Field, Hamilton Easter
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942 photographer.
Goldthwaite, Anne, 1869-1944
Gregory, John, 1879-1958
Gross, Magnus
Haseltine, Herbert, 1877-1962
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966
Hoowij, Jan, 1907-
Javits, Benjamin A. (Benjamin Abraham), 1894-1973
John, Augustus, 1878-1961
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Kester, Lenard, 1917-
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966
Marbury, Elisabeth, 1856-1933
McIlhenny, Henry P.
McIntyre, Robert G.
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932
Meštrovi , Ivan, 1883-1962
Metcalf, Houghton P.
Miles, Emily Winthrop, 1893-1962
Morse, Kate
Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986
Parmelee, James
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966
Parsons, Harold Woodbury, 1883-1967
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926
Polasek, Albin, 1879-1965
Potterton, Alfred B.
Quinn, John, 1870-1924
Radeke, Eliza G., 1855-1931
Rerikh, Nikolai Konstantinovich, 1874-1947
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta, 1882-1972
Ricketts, Charles S., 1866-1931
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973
Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962
Rockefeller, John D., 1906-
Romano, Emanuel, 1897?-1984
Rothenstein, John, Sir, 1901-
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945
Rutherston, Albert Daniel, 1881-1953
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
Scott, Stevenson
Scudder, Janet, b. 1873
Shannon, Charles Hazelwood, 1863-1937
Sheridan, Clare, 1885-1970
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
Smith, Pamela Colman
Sprinchorn, Carl, 1887-1971
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957
Thayer, Scofield, b. 1889
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965
Ward, De Witt photographer.
Webb, Leonard Volkman, Mrs
Weil, Elsie
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland), 1874-1944
Werntz, Millicent
Wetmore, Edith
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
Wilson, Ellis, 1899-1977
Wilson, Stanley
Winthrop, Grenville Lindall, 1864-1943
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-
Zoumpoulakis, T.
Berlin Photographic Company (New York, N.Y.)
Fogg Art Museum
Scott & Fowles (Firm)
extent3.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 9 microfilm reels) reels N698, N698a, N698b, 108, and 1023-1027
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Photographs Electronic Resource Notes
accessUse requires an appointment. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm copy.
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acquisition informationDonated/lent 1967-1975 by Birnbaum and his great-nephew, Jerome Ziegler. Material reel 108 donated anonymously.
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