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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

Tear Sheets

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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 4: Framed Works of ArtAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Women having tea, man reading book (Abbey, Edwin Austin)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, likely gouache painting. Published in Harper's Monthly, September 1882, p. 541.
Item 2: Standing young woman with umbrella (Bacher, Otto)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, likely watercolor painting. Published in Century, September 1893, "The end of Lent... Polly took the air".
Item 3: Roadside billboards in the South (Briggs, Austin)Add to your cart.
Framed, mixed media painting. Published in Look magazine, November 1, unknown year. "The Fast-Changing South" by George B. Leonard.
Item 4: Edison inventing the lightbulb (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.
Framed, graphite drawing on paper. General Electric calendar study, February 1947.
Item 5: Romans carousing (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed oil painting. Study for book, The Robe, 1947 by Lloyd C. Douglas.
Item 6: Man on office floor (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.
Framed, oil painting on board. Date unknown.
Item 7: Whiskey brand mural (Cornwell, Dean)Add to your cart.
Framed oil painting on canvas. Damaged, canvas torn. Date unknown.
Item 8: Soldiers falling (Dorne, Albert)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, likely gouache on board. Published in Cosmopolitan, "Private Hackford's Purple Heart Troubles" by Edmund G. Love. Date unknown.
Item 9: Man caught on a ledge in a mine shaft (Dorne, Albert)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, likely gouache painting. Published in Cosmopolitan, "The Pit" by Gwyn Jones. Date unknown.
Item 10: Scene with cow (Dorne, Albert)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, likely gouache painting. Published in Cosmopolitan, "Strictly Dangerous", December 1949.
Item 11: Couple by stone steps at night (Everett, Walter H.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, likely oil on canvas. Publication unknown, ca. 1930.
Item 12: Crowd of men gathered around table with newspaper (Frost, Arthur B.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, likely watercolor painting. Publication unknown, ca. 1895.
Item 13: Montage of scenes of Lou Gehrig (Fuchs, Bernard)Add to your cart.
Framed, mixed media painting. Published in Medical Times, ca. 1972.
Item 14: Vaudeville performers and pianist (Glackens, William)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, pen and ink drawing. Publication unknown, ca. 1910.
Item 15: Georgian man on bended knee; Edwardian man smoking (Granville-Smith, Walter)Add to your cart.
Framed, likely gouache painting. Published in Truth, 1893, "Ancient and Modern Courtesy: 1793 & 1893".
Item 16: Couple sitting in high-backed chairs at a table with chef present (Ladriere, Lloyd)Add to your cart.
Framed, likely watercolor painting. Cream of Wheat advertisement, 1914.
Item 17: Young man drawing away from ugly woman's advances (Lowell, Orson B.)Add to your cart.
Framed, mixed media painting. Published in Life magazine, October 31, 1912.
Item 18: Henpecked husband wearing blinders (Lowell, Orson B.)Add to your cart.
Framed. Published in Life, September 12, 1912.
Item 19: Heavy man complaining about rowboat owner's fare (Lowell, Orson B.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed. Published in Life, ca. 1915.
Item 20: Men with swords (Pape, Eric)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, likely gouache painting. Date unknown.
Item 21: Headless horseman chasing Ichabod Crane (Pape, Eric)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, likely gouache painting. Book illustration, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, 1925.
Item 23: New Yorker cover, Heavy Christmas air-traffic above airport (Price, Garrett)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, mixed media painting. Published in the New Yorker, April 23, 1960.
Item 24: Fainting woman, two men, two cats, onlookers at waterfront (Raleigh, Henry)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, mixed media painting. Published in the Saturday Evening Post, September 18, 1937.
Item 25: Woman visiting girl in bed (Smith, Jessie Wilcox)Add to your cart.
Framed painting. Book illustration, An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott (Little, Brown, and Co.), 1902.
Item 26: Young boy's reaction to couple's argument (Stone, Richard)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, likely gouache painting. Published in Cosmopolitan, April 1955, "Next Door" by Kurt Vonnegut.
Item 27: Two men sparring with staves on footbridge (Tenggren, Gustaf)Add to your cart.
Framed, likely tempera painting. Published in Children's Digest, November 1951, "Robin Hood".
Item 28: Woman standing with lamp and book (Vedder, Elihu)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, Ink on paper. Cover of Century, 1882. Original. There is also a reproduction/ printed version in the collection.
Item 29: German spies getting into a car (Ward, Edmund F.)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Framed, oil painting. "$5000 reward", 1918.
Item 30: Reproduction. "Playing Hookey", boys with fishing poles hiding from woman, Cream of Wheat ad (Thrasher, Leslie)Add to your cart.
Reproduction of painting on board. Framed. Cream of Wheat advertisement, 1913.
Item 31: Reproduction. Bronco Buster, set of three illustrations (Wyeth, N.C.)Add to your cart.
Reproductions. Framed. Set of three illustrations. Date unknown.

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