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Guide to the Charles M. Lefferts Military Uniforms Print Collection
1873-1926 (bulk 1900-1926)
 PR 99

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Emily Wolff; Larry Weimer (2021)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 28, 2021
The finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content Note

The Charles M. Lefferts Military Uniforms Print Collection spans the period from 1880-1926 and contains military uniform illustrations made and collected by Charles Lefferts.

Series I. Material from Uniforms of the Armies in the War of the American Revolution, 1775-1783, contains printed materials related to this book, published in 1926 by the New York Historical Society. The book is a compilation of the illustrations made by Lefferts of the uniforms of the American, British, French, and German armies during the American Revolution accompanied by his descriptions of the uniforms and the units that wore them.

Series II. Photographs of Lefferts' Illustrations of Scenes of War contains photographic copies of paintings made by Charles Lefferts from 1916-1921 for Rodman Wanamaker, the president of Wanamaker's department store on Broadway in New York City.

Series III. Uniform Illustrations by Other Artists includes printed illustrations, dated 1880-1923, which were collected by Lefferts.

Series IV. Duplicates contains duplicates of materials found in Series I.

Series V. Additional documents include research notes, some correspondence, books, and related materials. These were found on the shelf in December 2021 and added to the finding aid at that time.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into 5 series:

Series I. Material from Uniforms of the Armies in the War of the American Revolution, 1775-1783

Series II. Photographs of Lefferts' Illustrations of Scenes of War

Series III. Uniform Illustrations by Other Artists

Series IV. Duplicates

Series V. Additional Documents