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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

Framed Works of Art

Reproductions of Original Works of Art

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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 2: Original Works of Art on Paper],
[Series 3: Original Works of Art on Canvas],
[Series 4: Framed Works of Art],
[Series 5: Reproductions of Original Works of Art],
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Series 2: Original Works of Art on PaperAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original works of art on paper, arranged first by size then alphabetically by artist.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: Thumbnail sketches (Lowell, Orson B.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. 82 thumbnail sketches (apx. 6x9"), date unknown.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: Zen Master, Artist Proof (Dotzenko, Grisha)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Woodcut on Japanese paper. Likely a handmade Christmas card from Dotzenko to Walt Reed, ca. 1965.
Item 2: Couple in armchairs conversing (Price, Norman M.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Date unknown.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hunched woman tipping hat (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Preliminary sketch. Date unknown.
Item 2: Two men in conversation (Crawford, Will)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Date unknown.
Item 3: Through a tree's branches (Foote, Mary Hallock)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Also includes published print on paper. Published in Scribner's or Century, ca. 1885.
Item 4: Through a tree's branches (Foote, Mary Hallock)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Printed reproduction on paper. Also includes original drawing on paper. Published in Scribner's or Century, ca. 1885.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Item 1: Man with candle and pistol (Frost, Arthur B.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely watercolor on paper. Published in Harper's Weekly, December 5, 1891, "The Spectre Cook of Bangletop" by John Kendrick Bangs.
Item 2: Man on safari attacked by black panther (Lowell, Orson B.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media painting on paper. Pulp cover ca. 1930s
Item 3: Boa constrictor attacking African woman (Lowell, Orson B.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media painting on paper. Pulp cover ca. 1930s
Item 4: Man with pipe (Penfield, Edward)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely watercolor on paper. Includes original and reproduction. Date unknown.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: New Yorker cover, Skiers and sledders leave trails on slopes (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. Published in the New Yorker, ca. 1950.
Item 2: New Yorker cover, Birds flying south are reflected in office building (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. Published in the New Yorker, ca. 1953.
Item 3: New Yorker cover, Santa's sleigh passes over the Brevoort houses (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. Published in the New Yorker, ca. 1953.
Item 4: New Yorker cover, New York buildings bend in a March gale (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. Published in the New Yorker, ca. 1955.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: New Yorker cover, Big tent filled with acrobats and elephants (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. Published in the New Yorker, ca. 1955.
Item 2: New Yorker cover, Henry Hudson arrives at the foot of Manhattan (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. Published in the New Yorker, ca. 1959
Item 3: New Yorker cover, View of auto-show parking from back of train (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. Published in the New Yorker, ca. 1960.
Item 4: New Yorker cover, Couple leaving driveway of boarded-up Newport mansion (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. Published in the New Yorker, ca. 1965.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Item 1: New Yorker cover, May Gardening (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. New Yorker cover, unknown date.
Item 2: New Yorker cover, 1958, Gardening (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. New Yorker cover, ca. 1958, unknown issue.
Item 3: New Yorker cover, Chinese New Year (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. New Yorker cover, unknown date.
Item 4: New Yorker cover, Easter (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. New Yorker cover, unknown date.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Item 1: New Yorker cover, sports scene (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. New Yorker cover, unknown date.
Item 2: New Yorker cover, basketball (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. New Yorker cover, unknown date.
Item 3: New Yorker cover, Christmas shopping (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. New Yorker cover, unknown date.
Item 4: New Yorker cover, ski slopes (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. New Yorker cover, unknown date.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Item 1: New Yorker cover, flies buzzing and swarming (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. New Yorker cover, unknown date.
Item 2: Portrait of Harry Beckhoff leaning on chair (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Date unknown.
Item 3: Woman and friend having tea with walls covered with paintings (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Unknown date or publication.
Item 4: Man on bed of nails getting a shot (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ink drawing on paper. Published in the New Yorker, ca. 1960.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Item 1: Unemployment pickets (Sickles, Noel)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Published in Lithopinion, Winter 1966, p. 30, "The Good Old Days" by Ben J. Wattenberg.
Item 2: Two civil war drawings (Smith, J.R.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. Unknown date or publication. Small drawings, matted together.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Item 1: Garrett Price winding his watch (Beckhoff, Harry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Unknown date.
Item 2: Sketch of an artist painting a sculpturesque woman (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Preliminary sketch. Date unknown.
Item 3: Men turning a windlass; archer; group scene (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Preliminary sketches. Mural study for LAPL, 1929.
Item 4: Rhino father and boy with geography book (Crawford, Will)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on board. Unknown date or publication. Damaged and in very fragile condition.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Item 1: Standing woman with arms crossed (Day, Benjamin)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ink on paper. Likely a reproduction. Published in Scribner's Monthly, ca. 1880.
Item 2: Silhouetted lady fundraiser and school teacher (Gillespie, Jessie)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ink on paper. Published in Life magazine, unknown date. Date likely ca. 1910.
Item 3: Silhouetted women at bargain counter (Gillespie, Jessie)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ink on paper. Published in Life magazine, date unknown. Date likely ca. 1910.
Item 4: Coldfeeto is not impressed with his likeliness in the newspaper (Mager, Charles A. "Gus")Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Published in New York Journal, ca. 1908.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Item 1: Self-portrait as teacher receiving drawing of an apple (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Famous Artists School. Date unknown.
Item 2: Children gathering eggs in chicken coop (Smith, E. Boyd)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on paper. Published in The Country Book, 1924, "Gathering the Eggs" by E. Boyd Smith.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Item 1: Man and dogs (Briggs, Austin)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Date unknown.
Item 2: Prelimary sketches, Romans Carousing (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil on paper. Preliminary sketches, two sided. Study for the book, The Robe, 1947 by Lloyd C. Douglas.
Item 3: Man dictating to young boy (Fuchs, Bernard)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Unknown date.
Item 4: Picking out gifts for women (Gillespie, Jessie)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ink on paper. Published in Life magazine. Unknown date, likely ca. 1910.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Item 1: Two silhouetted women in dress shop (Gillespie, Jessie)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ink on paper. Published in Life magazine, unknown date. Date likely ca. 1910.
Item 2: Three silhouettes - wealthy women (Gillespie, Jessie)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ink on paper. Published in Life magazine, April 18, 1910.
Item 3: Male scribe in profile, writing (Gould, Joseph J.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper. Both the original and the printed reproduction are matted together. Published in Charles Scribner's Sons, September 1900.
Item 4: Cupid delivering a love letter (Lowell, Orson B.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Published in "Incomparable Bellairs" by Agnes and Egerton Castle. Date unknown.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dedication page: Sheep and goat around open space (Richardson, Frederick)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Published in Great Children's Stories, 1923, dedication page.
Item 2: Vulture standing on rock, looking at lamb (Richardson, Frederick)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely watercolor and ink on paper. Published in Frederick Richardson's Book for Children, p. 25. Date unknown.
Item 3: Boy crying, fox calling to rabbit (Richardson, Frederick)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely watercolor and ink on paper. Published in Great Children's Stories, 1923, p. 80.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Item 1: Leopard lunging at antelope (Smith, E. Boyd)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on paper. Published in book, Lions 'n' Elephants 'n' Everything, 1929, by E. Boyd Smith.
Item 2: Lions kill zebra (Smith, E. Boyd)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on paper. Published in book, Lions 'n' Elephants 'n' Everything, 1929, by E. Boyd Smith.
Item 3: Nagasaki illustration (Solovioff, Nicholas)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on paper. Unknown date or publication.
Item 4: Nagasaki illustration (Solovioff, Nicholas)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on paper. Unknown date or publication.
Box 32Add to your cart.
Item 1: Nude with hands above head (Briggs, Austin)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely gouache on paper. Published in Famous Artists Advanced Program, 1948, "How I make a picture".
Item 2: Preliminary sketches, Woman thinking, man standing (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil on paper. Rough sketches, unknown date.
Item 3: Sketch, carrying the cross (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil on paper. Preliminary sketch. Unknown date.
Item 4: British amateur gold championship contested by Willie Turnesa and Frank Stranahan (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Published in New York World Telegram, likely May 20, 1949.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Item 1: Tennis player Theodore Schroeder comes to Forest Hills (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Published in New York World Telegram, date unknown.
Item 2: The 'Sanity Code' in a straightjacket meets CAA (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Published in New York World Telegram, date unknown.
Item 3: Big Michigan football player sneaking up on little California football player (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Published in New York World Telegram, date unknown.
Box 33aAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Bullies Bully (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Artwork has been encapsulated due to water damage. Date and publisher unknown.
Item 2: Well, It Couldn't Be Much Worse (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Artwork has been encapsulated due to water damage. Date and publisher unknown.
Item 3: Sanity, All is Sanity (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Artwork has been encapsulated due to water damage. Date and publisher unknown.
Box 33bAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Man playing tennis (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Artwork has been encapsulated due to water damage. Date and publisher unknown.
Item 2: Two football players arguing (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Artwork has been encapsulated due to water damage. Date and publisher unknown.
Item 3: African American woman celebrating while baseball player in a Lions jersey looks on (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Artwork has been encapsulated due to water damage. Date and publisher unknown.
Box 34Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fordham's up and down football season (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Published in New York World Telegram, date unknown.
Item 2: Two football players comparing victories (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawing on paper. Published in New York World Telegram, date unknown.
Item 3: Crowd with red tickets mobbing baseball players (Mullin, Willard)Add to your cart.
Mixed media on paper. Published in Colliers, "Baseball, Cuban Style", ca. 1951.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Item 1: Rhododendron plant, preliminary sketch (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil on paper. Preliminary sketch. Date unknown.
Item 2: Man and boy with airplanes overhead (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil on paper. Preliminary sketch. Date unknown. Very fragile.
Item 3: Woman walking in front of group of men (Fuchs, Bernard)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mixed media on paper (thin board). Published in Lithopinion, #18, 1970, p. 25, "La Nueva Vida".
Item 4: Robert Kennedy receives gavel (Fuchs, Bernard)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Published in Lithopinion, ca. 1968.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Item 1: Boy holding deer, preliminary sketch (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Preliminary sketch. Unknown date.
Item 2: Men with swords, preliminary sketch (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Preliminary sketch. Unknown date. <span style="display: none;"> </span>
Item 3: Preliminary sketch, carrying the cross (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Preliminary sketch. Unknown date.
Item 4: Preliminary sketch, carrying the cross (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil drawing on paper. Preliminary sketch. Unknown date.
Drawer 18:13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sketch for mural (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil on tracing paper. Very fragile. Oversized. Unknown date.
Item 2: Sketch for mural (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likely acrylic paint and pencil on paper. Very fragile, damaged. Oversized. Unknown date.

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