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Guide to the Lathrop C. and Mabel H. Urner Harper Photograph Collection
ca. 1872-1954, n.d
(Bulk 1891-1934)
 PR 121

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Collection processed by Processed by Jennifer Lewis

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: People

Scope and Contents note

Series II consists mainly of portraits of the Harpers and their close relatives, dating from 1872-1954, with many undated photographic prints. Photographs are arranged alphabetically by sitter with unidentified individuals at the end. Thereunder photographs are arranged chronologically when dates are available and alphabetically by description when dates are unavailable. Highlights include publicity portraits of Mabel Herbert Urner Harper, notably those by Jessie Tarbox Beals. Many portraits of Mabel and Lathrop were taken in their victorian home or outdoors in Gramercy Park. The family portraits focus mainly on Lathrop Harper's siblings: Ella Adelaide Harper, an amateur writer; Christina A. Harper (whose sketches of her mother are included with her mother's portraits); Francis P. Harper, his business partner; and James P. Harper, Jr., a prominent diamond importer. One of the photographs of James P. Harper, Jr. was originally framed; the frame was separated from the photograph during processing and can be found in Box 5. There is one folder of group portraits of the family. Also well documented is Lathrop's mother, Margaret Perego Harper. There are a few photographs of other members of the Arcularius, Perego, and Dimmock families for whom the familial connection is unclear. Photographers represented in this series include Jessie Tarbox Beals, R.A. Lewis, C.D. Fredricks, R. Horton, Fabian Bachrach, Davis & Sanford, Underwood & Underwood and Hargrave & Gubelman. Related negatives can be found in Series IV.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Arcularius, Andrew
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Budd, Emma Jourdan
1907, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Dimmock, Andrew and Selina Harper
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Harper Family, group portraits, some by R.A. Lewis

General note

See also: Box 5, Folder 85

1907-1912, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Harper, Christina A.
1891, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Harper, Ella Adelaide, some by R.A. Lewis
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Harper, Ella Adelaide, some by R.A. Lewis
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Harper, Francis P.--Portraits

General note

See also: Box 1, folder 1

1895-1900, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Harper, Francis P.--With Althea M. Harper in St. Petersburg, Florida
[1925-1938]
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Harper, Francis P.--With Althea M. Harper
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Harper, James P., Jr.--Portraits
1895, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Harper, James P., Jr.--Portraits, full length

General note

See also: Frame removed from portrait, Box 5, folder 106

1889-1905, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Harper, James P., Jr.--Portraits, bust length
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Harper, Mrs. James P., Jr.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Harper, James P., Sr., by R. Horton
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Harper, Lathrop Colgate--Portraits
[1872]
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Harper, Lathrop Colgate--Portraits, bust
1888
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Harper, Lathrop Colgate--Portraits
1897-1900
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Harper, Lathrop Colgate--Portraits, bust
1912
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Harper, Lathrop Colgate--Miscellaneous
1940, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Harper, Lathrop Colgate--Portrait in bookstore

General note

See also: Box 1, folder 1 and Box 5, folder 87

1948-1950
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Harper, Lathrop Colgate--Brown University Commencement, with Lawrence C. Wroth

General note

See also: Box 5, folder 56

1948
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Harper, Lathrop Colgate--Portrait, bust by Fabian Bachrach
1948
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Harper, Lathrop Colgate--Passport photographs
1949
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Harper, Lathrop Colgate, with Mabel Herbert Urner Harper
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Childhood Photographs
[1881-1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portrait by Underwood & Underwood, with photograph of a drawing made from portrait
1914
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Seated at desk
1914
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portrait, full length
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portrait at residence, by Davis & Sanford
1923
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portrait at door of 1 Lexington Avenue, by Jessie Tarbox Beals
1926
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--In residence and Gramercy Park
1939, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--At The New-York Historical Society
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--In Gramercy Park
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Headshots
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Passport Photographs
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portrait, full length by Underwood & Underwood
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portraits by Pan-American Photo Service
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portraits, seated at desk
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portraits, seated at round table
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portrait, seated with book, by Davis & Sanford
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portrait, seated with cat, by Underwood & Underwood
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portrait with horse
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--Portrait with horse
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--At residence, with fireplace and collection cabinet
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Harper, Mabel Herbert Urner--At Shelter Island
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Harper, Margaret Perego--Portrait in garden
1891
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Harper, Margaret Perego--In the Thousand Islands
1895
Box: 3 Folder : 54 Harper, Margaret Perego--Portraits
1897
Box: 3 Folder : 55 Harper, Margaret Perego--Portraits
1902-1903
Box: 3 Folder : 56 Harper, Margaret Perego--Portraits
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 57 Harper, Margaret Perego--Portraits and sketches by Christina A. Harper
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Perego, Francis Eliza Brennan--Photograph of painted portrait
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Sackett, Amanda
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 60 Ramney, Francis P. and family, some by Hargrave & Gubelman
1888, 1897, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 61 Unidentified females
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 62 Unidentified males and groups
undated

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