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Guide to the Editta Sherman Photographs
1940-1995 (bulk, undated)
 PR 322

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer and Anne Boissonnault

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 16, 2018 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Sherman, Editta
Title: Editta Sherman photographs
Dates: 1940-1995 (bulk, undated)
Abstract: The collection includes approximately 700 portrait photographs taken by Editta Sherman (1912-2013). Sherman was a resident of the artist apartments above Carnegie Hall and is known for her portraits of celebrities. This collection includes primarily black and white photographs, and about fifteen color photographs. Subject individuals primarily include authors and other figures from literature, classical musicians, singers, actors, actresses, and other individuals connected to the performing arts, theatre, movies, and television. Figures from business, sports, art, and politics each make up a smaller portion of the collection.
Quantity: 14.5 Linear feet in seven flat boxes and two drawers
Call Phrase: PR 322

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Biographical/Historical Note

Editta Sherman (1912-2013) was born in Philadelphia, the eldest child of Nunzio and Piernia Rinaolo, two recent Italian immigrants to the United States. Editta’s father was a wedding and portrait photographer and she learned the trade from him during her youth. In 1935, she married Harold Sherman and would have five children with him. In the early years of their marriage, the Shermans lived in various places, including Martha’s Vineyard where, in 1944, Editta opened a studio with her husband, who found the sitters and handled business matters.

In the mid-1940s, the Shermans moved to New York City. In 1949 they moved into one of the apartments above Carnegie Hall, taking up residence on the top floor in Studio 1208, which also served as Editta's photography studio. Formerly, the studio had been the center one of three apartments occupied by the sculptor Walter Russell. Although constantly worried about food and lodging, the Shermans were able to hold things together at the Carnegie Hall studio, though in the early 1950s they found a healthier environment out of the city for the children, with the hope of bringing the entire family back together when finances permitted. Harold died of diabetes in 1954, and Editta’s work continued with an expanding celebrity clientele. Renowned as the “Duchess of Carnegie Hall,” Sherman lived in Studio 1208 for 61 years until 2010 when, along with other residents, she was forced out by the Carnegie Hall Corporation, which sought to repurpose the apartments.

(The above note is based primarily on the New York Times obituary of 5 November 2013. Other sources include the Editta Sherman website and the introductory panel for the exhibition of Sherman's work held at N-YHS in 2017.)

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection includes approximately 700 portrait photographs taken by Editta Sherman. The bulk of the photographs are undated but range from the 1940s into the 1970s, with a few into the 1990s. The individuals depicted in the photographs are generally celebrity figures and are generally authors and other figures from literature, classical musicians, singers, actors, actresses, and playwrights and other individuals connected to the performing arts, theatre, movies, and television. Figures from business, sports, art, and politics make up a smaller portion of the collection. The container list includes reference to all individuals depicted in the photographs.

The bulk of the photographs are black and white. The few color photographs, about fifteen of them, are noted in the container list.

Some photographs were signed by Editta Sherman. These are noted in the container list. Many of the photographs have identifying references or other notations on the back.

Some photographs were inscribed to Sherman and/or autographed by their subject. These are noted in the container list.

Many, perhaps most, of the subjects are represented by multiple prints and poses. The container list indicates the approximate size of the prints, the number of prints, and the number of poses. Many of the prints are Gavelux.

Many of the photographs are in the original enclosures as received from the donor. Many of these enclosures include a label with a code assigned to the photo by family members. (In addition to appearing on the enclosures of the photographs, the codes were recorded by the processing archivist in the collections management system, but do not appear in the on-line finding aid. A version of the finding aid with the codes can be requested.)

Arrangement Note

The collection is organized in three series. Each series includes the photographs donated by particular Sherman family members:

Series I. The Kenneth Sherman Collection

Series II: The Melisande Sherman Collection

Series III: The Children of Lloyd Sherman Collection

Within each series, the photographs are arranged (and boxed) by size (8x10, 11x14, 16x20), with matted/other oversize photographs individually placed in oversize drawers. Within each box, the photographs are in alphabetical order by subject name. Images of a particular individual will be found in various boxes when that individual is represented with multiple size prints; the container list indicates these multiple locations.

About fifty of the photographs in the collection were included an exhibition at N-YHS in 2017. A slip of paper identifying a photograph as having been exhibited is included behind the photograph, within its enclosure. Exhibition items are also identified in the collections management system.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Sherman, Editta

Subject Topics

  • Celebrities
  • Portrait photography

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers by appointment only.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from: Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 270. Fax: (212) 579-8794.

Preferred Citation Note

The collection should be cited as: Editta Sherman photographs, PR 322, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Credit lines on labels for particular photographs used in exhibitions should reflect the specific donor of that photograph as indicated in the finding aid below.

Related Archival Materials Note

Other collections at N-YHS relevant to Editta Sherman include:

Photographs from Editta Sherman's collaboration with fellow photographer and Carnegie Hall resident Bill Cunningham can be found in the Bill Cunningham Facades Photograph Collection (PR 307).

Photographs of Sherman and the Carnegie Hall apartments and residents can be found in the Melanie Tinnelly collection of photographs of or by Bill Cunningham and Toni "Suzette" Cimino (PR 329).

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The collection was formed from donations made in July 2016 by members of Editta Sherman's family. Although the family members collaborated to form one overall donation, the donation of each photograph is attributable to a particular donor, based on the individual depicted in the photograph. Accordingly, the collection is organized to connect the Sherman donors with their related photographs.

Processing Information Note

The collection was processed in 2017 by archivist Larry Weimer and archival intern Anne Boissonnault.

Accruals Note

The collection also includes photographic negatives. As of February 2018, these have not yet been inventoried, but will be added to the finding aid in the future.

Exhibitions

Following are the exhibitions, beginning in 2017 with N-YHS's exhibition of Editta Sherman photographs, in which selections from N-YHS's Editta Sherman collection were used.

The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman. Held at New-York Historical Society, 18 August to 15 October 2017.

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Container List

Series I. The Kenneth Sherman Collection, 1942-1995 (bulk, undated). 4.83 Linear feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The photographs in this series were a gift in July 2016 of Kenneth Sherman, Editta Sherman's eldest son. (Credit line: Gift of Kenneth Sherman.)

8 x 10 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Bryan Ahern (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Fay Bainter (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Rudolf Bing (2 photos/2 poses)

Scope and Contents Note

Neither photograph explicitly identifies the subject as Bing. One of the photographs (used in the exhibition) is captioned on the reverse incorrectly as Louis Persinger.

Undated
Box: 1 Charles Boyer
Undated
Box: 1 Yul Brynner (7 photos/7 poses; one signed)
Undated
Box: 1 Pearl S. Buck (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 William F. Buckley (4 photos/4 poses/1 color)
Undated
Box: 1 Maurice Chevalier
1975
Box: 1 Norman Cousins (signed)
Undated
Box: 1 Joseph Cotton
Undated
Box: 1 Clara Damrosch (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Claude Dauphin (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Jimmy Dycks (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Nelson Eddy (3 photos/2 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 1 Maurice (or Charles?) Evans (2 photos/2 poses)

Scope and Contents Note

The photos are noted as "Maurice Evans" on the reverse, but the code assigned to them by the family indicates Charles (EvansC2320501 and 0601).

Undated
Box: 1 Alice Faye (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Malcolm Forbes (2 photos/1 pose)
Undated
Box: 1 Lillian Gish (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Vladimir Golschmann (7 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Gayelord Hauser (2 photos/1 pose)
Undated
Box: 1 Lillian Hellman
Undated
Box: 1 Walter Huston (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Aldous Huxley (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Efrem Kurtz (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Corliss Lamont (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Charles Laughton (9 photos/7 poses)
1965, Undated
Box: 1 Gertrude Lawrence (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Canada Lee (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Joshua Lieberman (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 David Mannes (man with hand on chin) (2 photos/1 pose)
Undated
Box: 1 Marcel Marceau (5 photos/2 poses)
1977, Undated
Box: 1 Jackie Mason (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 David Merrick (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Sal Mineo (2 photos/1 pose)
Undated
Box: 1 Gene Nelson (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Hugh O'Brian (4 photos/4 poses, 1 inscribed)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photo of O'Brian as Wyatt Earp (inscribed).

Undated
Box: 1 Enzio Pinza (3 photos/2 poses, one inscribed)
Undated
Box: 1 Christopher Plummer (2 photos/one pose)
1955
Box: 1 Franz Rupp (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Carl Sandburg (with guitar) (signed)
Undated
Box: 1 Carl Sandburg (10 photos/8 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 1 Don Shirley
Undated
Box: 1 Walter Slezak
1955
Box: 1 Leopold Stokowski (10 photos/7 poses, 4 signed)
1962, undated
Box: 1 Carol Stone (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Norma Terris (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Walter Toscanini (3 photos/3 poses, 2 signed)
Undated
Box: 1 Amy Vanderbilt (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Felix Graf von Luckner (6 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 1 Peggy Wood (2 photos/1 pose)
Undated

11 x 14 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 Bryan Ahern (4 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Josef Astor (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 4 Charles Boyer (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Yul Brynner (5 photos/3 poses, 3 signed)
Undated
Box: 4 Oleg Cassini (5 photos/5 poses, 4 signed.
Undated
Box: 4 Maurice Chevalier (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Joseph Cotton (3 photos/3 poses)
1967, Undated
Box: 4 Norman Cousins (2 photos/1 pose)
1945, Undated
Box: 4 Bob Crosby (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Clara Damrosch (2 photos/one pose, one signed)
Undated
Box: 4 Claude Dauphin (7 photos/6 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Joe DiMaggio (3 photos/2 poses)
1952, 1955, Undated
Box: 4 Peter Duchin (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Nelson Eddy (4 photos/3 poses)
1952
Box: 4 Maurice Evans (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Keith Funston (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 John K. Galbraith (7 photos/7 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 E. Franko Goldman (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Elliot Gould (5 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Mike Gravel (7 photos/7 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Gayelord Hauser (5 photos/5 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Charlton Heston (3 photos/2 poses)
1945, Undated
Box: 4 Walter Huston
Undated
Box: 4 Aldous Huxley
Undated
Box: 4 Corliss Lamont [and family]
Undated
Box: 4 Frances Langford (5 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Charles Laughton
Undated
Box: 4 Gertrude Lawrence (6 photos/6 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 4 Joshua Lieberman (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 David Mannes (3 photos/one pose, one inscribed)
1942, 1944, Undated
Box: 4 David Merrick (2 photos/one pose)
1952
Box: 4 Edward Mulhare (6 photos/6 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Lloyd Nolan (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Hugh O'Brian (5 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Enzio Pinza (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 4 [Enzio Pinza?] [man in profile]
Undated
Box: 4 Buddy Rogers (5 photos/5 poses)
1952
Box: 4 Carl Sandburg (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Cornelia Otis Skinner
Undated
Box: 4 Carol Stone
Undated
Box: 4 Leopold Stowkowski (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 4 Norma Terris (4 photos/4 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 4 Walter Toscanini (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated

16 x 20 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 7 Josef Astor
Undated
Box: 7 Yul Brynner
Undated
Box: 7 Pearl Buck
Undated
Box: 7 Maurice Chevalier
Undated
Box: 7 Claude Dauphin
Undated
Box: 7 Joe DiMaggio (signed)
1952
Box: 7 Joe DiMaggio
Undated
Box: 7 Elliot Gould
Undated
Box: 7 Charlton Heston (signed)
Undated
Box: 7 Aldous Huxley
Undated
Box: 7 David Mannes (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 7 Marcel Marceau (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 7 Jackie Mason
Undated
Box: 7 Buddy Rodgers
Undated
Box: 7 Carl Sandburg
Undated
Box: 7 Carl Sandburg (color)
Undated
Box: 7 Leopold Stokowski (3 photos/2 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 7 Leopold Stokowski (signed)
Undated
Box: 7 Earl Wild (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated

Matted & Other Oversize

Container 1     Title Date
Drawer: FF1 Rudolph Bing (or Louis Persinger?)

Scope and Contents Note

Persinger's name is written on the reverse, but the family coded the photo as Bing (BingR2070301).

Undated
Drawer: FF1 Denise Darcel (color)
Undated
Drawer: FF1 Malcolm Forbes (signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF1 Lillian Gish
Drawer: FF1 E. Franko Goldman
Undated
Drawer: FF1 E. Franko Goldman
Undated
Drawer: FF1 E. Franko Goldman (signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF1 Mike Gravel (color, signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF1 Joel Grey
Undated
Drawer: FF1 Joel Grey (signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF1 Corliss Lamont (color)
Undated
Drawer: FF1 David Mannes
Undated
Drawer: FF1 Marcel Marceau (inscribed)
1995
Drawer: FF1 Christopher Plummer (inscribed & signed)
1956
Drawer: FF1 Leopold Stowkowski [Elderly man in blue shirt with document] (color)
Undated
Drawer: FF1 Norma Terris (color)
Undated

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Series II. The Melisande Sherman Collection, 1940-1956 (bulk, undated). 4.83 Linear feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The photographs in this series were a gift of Melisande Sherman, Editta Sherman's daughter. (Credit line: Gift of Melisande Sherman.)

8 x 10 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 Barclay Acheson (4 photos/3 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 2 Robert Alda
Undated
Box: 2 Jean Pierre Aumont
Undated
Box: 2 Salvatore Baccaloni (2 photos/one pose).
Undated
Box: 2 Kaye Ballard
Undated
Box: 2 Richard Barr (5 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Mary Boland (4 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Shirley Booth (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 David Brackman
Undated
Box: 2 Guido Cantelli (4 photos/2 poses)
1952, Undated
Box: 2 Jack Carter
Undated
Box: 2 Ilka Chase
Undated
Box: 2 Ruth Chatterton (2 photo/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 Aaron Copland (color)
Undated
Box: 2 Katherine Cornell
Undated
Box: 2 Katherine Cornell [and Guthrie McClintic] (3 photos/one pose)

Scope and Contents Note

One signed and inscribed by Sherman to Christopher Plummer.

Undated
Box: 2 Hume Cronyn (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 John Daly (6 photos/6 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Howard Dietz (3 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 Antal Dorati
Undated
Box: 2 Max Eastman (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Richard Eastham (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Judith Evelyn (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Abel Ferrar (signed)
Undated
Box: 2 Paul Garrett
Undated
Box: 2 Barry Gray (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Cedric Hardwicke (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 Maurice Hindus (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 John Hodiak (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Judy Holliday (3 photos/2 poses)
1956, Undated
Box: 2 John H. Holmes
Undated
Box: 2 Kim Hunter (4 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Richard Kiley (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 Charles LeMarie (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Beatrice Lillie (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Hal March (4 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Candice March
Undated
Box: 2 Catherine Marshall (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Raymond Massey (3 photos/3 poses, one signed)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes signed photo of Massey as Abraham Lincoln

Undated
Box: 2 W.S. Maugham (2 photos/one pose, one signed)
1955, Undated
Box: 2 Guthrie McClintic (3 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 Ashley Montagu (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Anthony Norvell
Undated
Box: 2 Eugene Ormandy
Undated
Box: 2 Waldo Pierce (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Tyrone Power and Others (10 photos/9 poses, some signed)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photos of Power, Susan Kohner, Taryn Power, and another woman.

1953, Undated
Box: 2 Thomas Schermer (signed)
Undated
Box: 2 Smallens, Alexander
Undated
Box: 2 Betty Smith (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 H. Allen Smith (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Jessica Tandy (4 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Bernard Waganaar (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Abraham Walkowitz (4 photos/3 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 2 Oskar Werner (7 photos/3 poses, one signed)
Undated

11 x 14 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 Barclay Acheson (Mrs.) (signed)
1945
Box: 5 Eddy Albert (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Robert Alda
Undated
Box: 5 Jean Pierre Aumont
Undated
Box: 5 Salvatore Baccaloni (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 David Brackman
Undated
Box: 5 Shirley Booth (5 photos/5 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 5 Jack Carter (3 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 5 Ilka Chase (5 photos/5 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Ruth Chatterton (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Aaron Copland
Undated
Box: 5 Hume Cronyn
Undated
Box: 5 Walter Damrosch
Undated
Box: 5 Mario Del Monaco (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Howard Dietz (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 5 Antal Dorati / [Walter Damrosch] (signed)

Scope and Contents note

Includes 2 photos in the sleeve. One is of Dorati. The other is of an elderly man, which appears to be Walter Damrosch, and is signed and dated.

1940, Undated
Box: 5 Eddie Dowling (signed)
1950
Box: 5 Max Eastman (3 photos/3 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 5 Jinx Falkenberg (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 John Forsyth (4 photos/4 poses)
1954, Undated
Box: 5 Joseph Fuchs (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Paul Garrett
Undated
Box: 5 Barry Gray (2 photos/2 poses, one signed)
1952, Undated
Box: 5 Cedric Hardwicke
Undated
Box: 5 John Hodiak (4 photos/4 poses, one signed)
1952, Undated
Box: 5 John H. Holmes (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Hugo (Carnegie Hall painter) (signed)
Undated
Box: 5 Richard Kiley (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Francis Lederer
Undated
Box: 5 Beatrice Lillie (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Catherine Marshall (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Herbert Marshall (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 5 Raymond Massey (2 photos/2 poses)
1942, Undated
Box: 5 W. S. Maugham (4 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Elsa Maxwell (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Ashley Montagu (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Waldo Pierce
Undated
Box: 5 Tyrone Power & Wife[?] (2 photos/2 poses, one signed)
1958, Undated
Box: 5 Tyrone Power (5 photos/5 poses, one signed)
1955, Undated
Box: 5 Basil Rathbone
Undated
Box: 5 Thoughtful Ring Watch (2 photos/2 poses)

Scope and Contents Note

Individual in portrait is unidentified. "Thoughtful ring watch" is the description given on the original label.

Undated
Box: 5 Franco Rubatelli (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Betty Smith (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 H. Allen Smith (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Susan Strasberg (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Abraham Walkowitz
Undated
Box: 5 Sam Wannamaker (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Efrem Zimbalist (3 photos/3 poses, 3 signed)
1942, 1946, Undated

16 x 20 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 7 Jean Pierre Aumont (signed)
Undated
Box: 7 Dorothy Gish
Undated
Box: 7 Barry Gray
Undated
Box: 7 John H. Holmes (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 7 Francis Lederer
Undated
Box: 7 Hal March [and wife?] (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 7 Elsa Maxwell
Undated
Box: 7 Tyrone Power (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 7 Basil Rathbone
Undated
Box: 7 Alexander Smallens
Undated
Box: 7 Betty Smith (color)
Undated
Box: 7 [Betty Smith] (color)
Undated
Box: 7 Donald Wood
Undated

Matted & Other Oversize

Container 1     Title Date
Drawer: FF2 Eddy Albert
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Aaron Copland (color)
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Jeanne Dixon (color)
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Walter Damrosch (signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Fahs [woman with brooch]
Undated
Drawer: FF2 W. S. Maugham
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Elsa Maxwell
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Julie Newmar
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Julie Newmar
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Eugene Ormandy
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Susan Strasberg (color, signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Susan Strasberg
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Efrem Zimbalist
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Unidentified [man with a moustache]
Undated

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Series III. The Children of Lloyd Sherman Collection, 1945-1965 (bulk, undated). 4.83 Linear feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The photographs in this series were a gift in July 2016 of the children of Lloyd Sherman, one of Editta Sherman's sons: Jason Sherman, Brendan Sherman, Caleb Sherman, Jessica Petraglia, and Justin Sherman. (Credit line: Gift of the children of Lloyd R. Sherman.)

8 x 10 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 Maurice Abravanel
Undated
Box: 3 [Stanley C. Allyn] National Cash Register (3 photos/3 poses)

Scope and Contents note

Also includes a photo of an unidentified person in the sleeve with the Allyn photos.

Undated
Box: 3 Don Ameche
Undated
Box: 3 Ray Bolger (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 3 John Carradine (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Patricia Collinge
Undated
Box: 3 Noel Coward (2 photos/2 poses, one signed)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an acknowledgement from Coward regarding Sherman's support of the American Theater Wing.

1952, Undated
Box: 3 Clifford Curzon (7 photos/6 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Laraine Day

Scope and Contents note

Includes a second photo, of an unidentified Benton & Bowers executive, in the photo sleeve.

Undated
Box: 3 Robert (or Charles?) Evans (2 photos/2 poses)

Scope and Contents Note

The photos are noted as "Bob Evans" on the reverse, but the code assigned to them by the family indicates Charles (EvansC2320401 and 0501).

Undated
Box: 3 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Undated
Box: 3 Henry Fonda & Barbara Bel Geddes (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Henry Fonda & Susan Strasberg
Undated
Box: 3 Massimo Freccia (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Donald Harrington (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Fernando Lamas (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Captain Lane (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Al Lewis
Undated
Box: 3 Vincent Lopez (5 photos/4 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 3 Leopold Mannes
Undated
Box: 3 Neil McNeil
Undated
Box: 3 Kay Medford (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Melody
Undated
Box: 3 Robert Merrill
Undated
Box: 3 Arnold Moss
Undated
Box: 3 Lyn Murray (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Lord Boyd Orr
Undated
Box: 3 Princess Juanita [Cherokee Nation?] (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Rodger Pryor
Undated
Box: 3 Anthony Quinn
Undated
Box: 3 Chief Rising Sun / Rising Star, Cherokee Indian (2 photos/one pose, one signed)
Undated
Box: 3 Walter Bedell Smith (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 General Captain Smith
Undated
Box: 3 Tilda Swinton (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Deems Taylor
Undated
Box: 3 Rudy Vallee (2 photos/duplicate)
Undated
Box: 3 Diana Van der Vlis
Undated
Box: 3 Carl Van Doren (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 3 Herman Wouk (7 photos/7 poses, one inscribed)
Undated
Box: 3 Gig Young [and Elizabeth Montgomery]
Undated
Box: 3 Unidentified [man in a feather headdress / Cherokee Nation?]
Undates
Box: 3 Unidentified [man in a feather headdress / Cherokee Nation?]
Undated
Box: 3 Unidentified [man in a feather headdress / Cherokee Nation?]
Undated
Box: 3 Unidentified [boy in a feather headdress / Cherokee Nation?]
Undated
Box: 3 [Unidentified. Group of Four Men, Band?]

Scope and Contents note

Large format negative, color.

1960s?

11 x 14 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 Stanley C. Allyn
Undated
Box: 6 Don Ameche (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Lee Barker (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Ray Bolger
1950
Box: 6 John Carradine (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 June Carter Cash (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Clifford Curzon (15 photos/12 poses)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes portraits of Curzon, one of Curzon and a woman, and images of Curzon on stage at a piano, including with George Szell.

Undated
Box: 6 Laraine Day (3 photos/2 poses)
1952, Undated
Box: 6 Laraine Day & Leo Durocher (2 photos/2 poses)
1960, Undated
Box: 6 Leo Durocher (2 photos/2 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 6 J.H.S. Ellis

Scope and Contents Note

Includes ElliJ3940101.

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Box: 6 Charles Evans (3 photos/3 poses, one signed)
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Box: 6 Robert Evans (7 photos/7 poses)
1955, Undated
Box: 6 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Undated
Box: 6 Betty Fields
Undated
Box: 6 Henry Fonda (2 photos/one pose, one signed)
1945
Box: 6 Massimo Freccia (4 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Huntington Hartford (3 photos/2 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 6 Fernando Lamas (7 photos/7 poses, 4 signed)
1960, 1965, Undated
Box: 6 Captain Lane (2 photos/one pose, one signed)
1948
Box: 6 Richard Leacock (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Vincent Lopez (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 6 Neil McNeil (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Moondog (2 photos/2 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 6 Frank Morgan (3 photos/3 poses, one signed, one inscribed)
1945, Undated
Box: 6 LeRoy Neiman (3 photos/3 poses, two autographed, one signed)
Undated
Box: 6 Lord Boyd Orr (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Louis Persinger (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Joseph Picone
Undated
Box: 6 Rodger Pryor (6 photos/6 poses)
Box: 6 Anthony Quinn (3 photos/2 poses)
1959
Box: 6 Red Wing Cherokee Tribe [woman with beads] (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 6 Walter Bedell Smith (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Deems Taylor
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Box: 6 Rudy Vallee (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Diana Van der Vlis (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 6 Carl Van Doren
Undated
Box: 6 Ruth Warrick (2 photos/2 poses)
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Box: 6 Herman Wouk and Family (12 photos/9 poses, one signed, one signed and autographed)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes portraits of Wouk, his wife Sarah, and their family.

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Box: 6 Gig Young (2 photos/one pose)
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Box: 6 Unidentified [man with ring]
Undated
Box: 6 Unidentified [man with a pencil]
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16 x 20 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 7 Maurice Abravanel
Undated
Box: 7 Edna Best
Undated
Box: 7 Ray Bolger
Undated
Box: 7 Leo Durocher
Undated
Box: 7 Clifford Curzon [and wife?]
Undated
Box: 7 Leo Durocher
Undated
Box: 7 Leo Durocher & Larine Day
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Box: 7 J. H. S. Ellis
Undated
Box: 7 Robert Evans (3 photos/2 poses)

Scope and Contents Note

One photo is of Robert, though family coded it as of Charles Evans (EvanC2320102).

Undated
Box: 7 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Undated
Box: 7 Henry Fonda (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 7 Raymond Fosdick (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 7 Massimo Freccia (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 7 Donald Harrington
Undated
Box: 7 Leopold Mannes (2 photos/one pose)
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Box: 7 Ray Middleton
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Box: 7 LeRoy Neiman (autographed)
Undated
Box: 7 Robert Paine
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Box: 7 Rodger Pryor
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Box: 7 Carlos Salzedo
Undated
Box: 7 Walter Bedell Smith
Undated
Box: 7 Walter B. Smith[?]
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Box: 7 Tilda Swinton (3 photos/3 poses)
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Box: 7 Deems Taylor
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Box: 7 Mark Van Doren
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Box: 7 Herman Wouk (autographed)
Undated
Box: 7 Gig Young & Elizabeth Montgomery
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Matted & Other Oversize

Container 1     Title Date
Drawer: FF3 Clifford Curzon (color, signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Laraine Day
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Henry Fonda & Susan Strasberg (color, signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Huntington Hartford
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Fernando Lamas
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Elizabeth Montgomery
Undated
Drawer: FF3 LeRoy Neiman (signed, autographed)
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Rudy Vallee
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Verushka Von Lehndorff (signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Verushka von Lehndorff
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Verushka von Lehndorff (inscribed and signed, color)
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Verushka von Lehndorff (signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF3 Herman Wouk & Family (color, signed, autographed)
Undated

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