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Walt Reed Illustration Archive (MGHL00019)

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Original Works of Art on Board

Original Works of Art on Paper

Original Works of Art on Canvas

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Walt Reed Illustration Archive (MGHL00019), 1860-1960 (Bulk) | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

By Alexis Peregoy

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Collection Overview

Title: Walt Reed Illustration Archive (MGHL00019), 1860-1960 (Bulk)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: MGHL/mghl00019

Primary Creator: Reed, Walt

Other Creators: Illustration House (Firm) (1974-)

Extent: 80.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Items are divided into series based on material type and art medium.

The contents of the collection are currently arranged as follows:

Series 1: Original Works of Art on Board

Series 2: Original Works of Art on Paper

Series 3: Original Works of Art on Canvas

Series 4: Framed Original Works of Art

Series 5: Reproductions of Original Works of Art

Series 6: Magazine Tearsheets

Series 7: Periodicals. Sub-series 1: Individual periodicals, Sub-series 2: Bound Periodicals

Series 8: Books

Date Acquired: 09/00/2012. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Abbey, Edwin Austin, Advertising -- Clothing and dress -- Periodicals., Advertising--Fashion, Ahrens, Ellen Wetherald, Bacher, Otto, Beckhoff, Harry, Benton, Harry Stacy, Brewer, Edward V., Briggs, Austin, Cady, Harrison, Campbell, E. Simms, Cornwell, Dean, Crawford, Will, Day, Benjamin, Dorne, Albert, Everett, Walter H., Foote, Mary Hallock, Frost, Arthur B., Fuchs, Bernard, Gillespie, Jessie, Glackens, William, Gould, Joseph J, Granville-Smith, Walter, Gruger, Frederic Rodrigo, Held, John Jr, Illustration House (Firm), Illustrators--United States, Kossin, Sandy, Ladriere, Lloyd, Lowell, Orson B., Magazine illustration--20th century, Mager, Charles A. "Gus", McGinnis, Robert, Mullin, Willard, Pape, Eric, Penfield, Edward, Price, Garrett, Price, Norman M., Raleigh, Henry, Reed, Walt, Richardson, Frederick, Sickles, Noel, Smith, E. Boyd, Smith, Jessie Wilcox, Smith, J R, Solovioff, Nicholas, Stone, Richard, Sundblom, Haddon, Tenggren, Gustaf, Thrasher, Leslie, Vedder, Elihu, Wallace, James Leslie "Les", Ward, Edmund F., Wyeth, N C

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes over 200,000 magazine tearsheets, 8000 magazines, 1200 books, and approximately 150 original works by American illustrators from the late 19th century well into the mid 20th century.

Currently, the original works of art and reproductions of original art (series 1 through 5) are processed and included in this finding aid. The tearsheets, magazines, and books are still unprocessed and may not be readily available to researchers. Please call ahead.

Collection Historical Note

The Walt Reed Illustration Archive preserves the research library of its eponymous creator, author of The Illustrator in America and monographs on several leading 20th century illustrators. As founder of the Illustration House in New York, Walt Reed handled original works by major and minor figures alike. In the process he built a significant corpus of reference material.

Subject/Index Terms

Abbey, Edwin Austin
Advertising -- Clothing and dress -- Periodicals.
Advertising--Fashion
Ahrens, Ellen Wetherald
Bacher, Otto
Beckhoff, Harry
Benton, Harry Stacy
Brewer, Edward V.
Briggs, Austin
Cady, Harrison
Campbell, E. Simms
Cornwell, Dean
Crawford, Will
Day, Benjamin
Dorne, Albert
Everett, Walter H.
Foote, Mary Hallock
Frost, Arthur B.
Fuchs, Bernard
Gillespie, Jessie
Glackens, William
Gould, Joseph J
Granville-Smith, Walter
Gruger, Frederic Rodrigo
Held, John Jr
Illustration House (Firm)
Illustrators--United States
Kossin, Sandy
Ladriere, Lloyd
Lowell, Orson B.
Magazine illustration--20th century
Mager, Charles A. "Gus"
McGinnis, Robert
Mullin, Willard
Pape, Eric
Penfield, Edward
Price, Garrett
Price, Norman M.
Raleigh, Henry
Reed, Walt
Richardson, Frederick
Sickles, Noel
Smith, E. Boyd
Smith, Jessie Wilcox
Smith, J R
Solovioff, Nicholas
Stone, Richard
Sundblom, Haddon
Tenggren, Gustaf
Thrasher, Leslie
Vedder, Elihu
Wallace, James Leslie "Les"
Ward, Edmund F.
Wyeth, N C

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Some restrictions, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu.

Users of the collection must read and abide by the Rules for the use of Modern Graphic History Library materials.

Users of the collection who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent to publish Modern Graphic History Library materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: This collection was purchased by the Modern Graphic History Library, Department of Special Collections at Washington University in St. Louis from the Illustration House.

Preferred Citation: Walt Reed Illustration Archive, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Series 1 through 5 of the collection were processed by Alexis Peregoy in November 2014.

Finding Aid Revision History:

This finding aid was entered into Archon by Alexis Peregoy in December 2014.

Series 2 of the finding aid was updated by Andrea Degener in May 2016.


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Series 1: Original Works of Art on BoardAdd to your cart.
Original works of art on board, arranged first by size then alphabetically by artist.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Two black men standing in alley (Gould, Joseph J.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Charcoal on board.
Item 2: Black man singing with banjo (Price, Norman)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on board. Published in Liberty, chapter 8, Cat and Kittens "The Happy Parrot" by Robert W. Chambers.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Three panels (Gillespie, Jessie)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Pen and Ink drawing on board. Published in Life, July 9, 1914, "Adele - a dell - Adele!"

In addition to the original, there is also a newsprint clipping/ reproduction.

Item 2: Woman seated at spinning wheel (Granville-Smith, Walter), ca. 1900Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on board.
Item 3: Couple holding hands in dilapidated interior (Gruger, Frederic R.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil and wash drawing on board. Published in the Saturday Evening Post, May 26, 1928, "The Desert's Dusty Face" by Dorothy Black.
Item 4: Horseman signaling to gunman (Gruger, Frederic R.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil and wash drawing on board. Published in the Saturday Evening Post, June 26, 1937, "The Brotherhood" by Allan Swinton.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Three people surrounding seated man with long beard (Gruger, Frederic R.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil and wash drawing on board. Published in the Saturday Evening Post, December 26, 1925, "Man Alone", by George Agnew Chamberlain.
Item 2: Faint woman being sat down at archeological site (Gruger, Frederic R.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil and wash drawing on board. Published in the Saturday Evening Post, February, unknown year, "The House of Dawn", C.E. Scoggins.
Item 3: People looking down through trap door to man in coal bin (Gruger, Frederic R.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil and wash drawing on board. Published in Saturday Evening Post, March, unknown year, "He'll Come Home" by Roland Pertwee.
Item 4: Flapper kissing radio announcer (Held, John Jr.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on board. Published in McClure's, November 1926, "The Adventures of Miss Cella Lloyd".
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Man on crutches, hooded woman in door (Price, Norman M.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on board. Published in American, July 1931, Part V, "War Paint and Rouge" by Robert W. Chambers.
Item 2: Civil War soldier with drum in graveyard (Price, Norman M.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. American Legion, date unknown.
Item 3: Christmas shoppers in front of toy store in the rain (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Date and publication unknown.
Item 4: Two waiters and woman inspect charity boxes in restaurant (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Unpublished.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Girl in kitchen (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Unknown date and publication.
Item 2: Standing woman (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Unknown date and publication.
Item 3: Girl in pink shirt sits on a horse eating grass (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Cream of Wheat advertisement, 1930.
Item 4: Group of lawyers in court (Ward, Edmund F.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Watercolor on board. Unknown date.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Esquire Kinsey Harem (Campbell, E. Simms)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on board. Esquire, unknown date.
Item 2: Desk pen with vase of flowers (Gillespie, Jessie)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Acrylic painting on board. Unknown date.
Item 3: Man asking wary couple to sign document (Gruger, Frederic R.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil and wash drawing on board. Published in Saturday Evening Post, March 30, 1935, "No Hero" by J.P. Marquand.
Item 4: Crowd on shipdeck (Gruger, Frederic R.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil and wash drawing on board. Published in Cosmopolitan, May 1921, p. 21, "Roulette" by Fanny Hurst.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Travelers walking past cathedral at Syracuse (Gruger, Frederic R.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil and wash on board. Published in Saturday Evening Post, September 23, 1923, "Land of the Lotus Eaters".
Item 2: Montage - agonizing women, lonely house (McGinnis, Robert)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on board. Book cover, Cap House by L.P. Shepherd, 1974.
Item 3: Barmaid anxious (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in May 26, 1917, "The Packet", possibly in Collier's.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bear watching porcupine roll down a hill (Cady, Harrison)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Book illustration, The Adventures of Prickly Porky, by Thornton Burgess (Little, Brown, and Co.), 1916.
Item 2: Two women helping injured man (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Saturday Evening Post. Date unknown.
Item 3: Suspicious character at gate (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Unknown date and publication.
Item 4: Gangsters in stable (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Saturday Evening Post. Unknown date.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Young girl comforting Red Cross worker (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. 1919. Unknown publication.
Item 2: Man peering in kitchen doorway (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Saturday Evening Post. Unknown date.
Item 3: Townspeople discover man who's fallen from cliff (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Ladies Home Journal, December 1927, "Clair Ambler" by Booth Tarkington.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Couple seated on garden bench, couple in background (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Good Housekeeping, p. 29, March 27, 1925 (date not confirmed).
Item 2: A couple camping (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Woman's Home Companion, May 1938, "The Duchess" by Nick Boddie Williams.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Young woman touching older woman's forehead (Ahrens, Ellen Wetherald)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely charcoal drawing on board. Book illustration, Jo's Boys, by Louisa May Alcott, (Little, Brown, and Co.), 1906.
Item 2: Soldier returns from battle less an arm (Ahrens, Ellen Wetherald)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely charcoal on board. Book illustration, Jo's Boys, by Louisa May Alcott, (Little, Brown, and Co.), 1906.
Item 3: Two boys and woman relaxing by well - floral surround (Ahrens, Ellen Wetherald)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely charcoal drawing on board. Book illustration, Jo's Boys, by Louisa May Alcott, (Little, Brown, and Co.), 1906.
Item 4: A boy and a girl flanking a bowl of cereal (Benton, Harry Stacy)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Painting on board (likely acrylic). Cream of Wheat ad, 1908.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Man pulling lithograph (Briggs, Austin)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Lithopinion #10, 1968, "The House of Mourlot".
Item 2: Man inking press (Briggs, Austin)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Lithopinion #10, 1968, "The House of Mourlot".
Box 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Shooting powderhorn out of girl's hand (Clark, Matt)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on board. Published in American Weekly, June 5, 1949, "Preaching Highwaymen".
Item 2: Prospectors at well site (Clark, Matt)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on board. Published in American Weekly, November 23, 1947.
Item 3: Woman talking to livery men (Clark, Matt)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on board. Published in American Weekly, June 26, 1949, "Bandit Woman".
Item 4: Bay of Pigs (Kossin, Sandy)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on board. Very thin, fragile paper. Unknown date.
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Item 1: Couple facing each other (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Saturday Evening Post, unknown date.
Item 2: People visiting prisoners (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Saturday Evening Post, unknown date.
Item 3: Seated man talking to woman lounging in chair (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Saturday Evening Post, unknown date.
Item 4: Couple interviewing seated woman (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on board. Published in Saturday Evening Post, unknown date.

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