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Guide to the George and Joan Violin Collection
1950, 1994, undated
 PR 338

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


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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 05, 2017 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator - Collector: Violin, George A.
Creator - Collector: Violin, Joan G.
Title: George A. and Joan G. Violin collection
Dates: 1950, 1994, undated
Abstract: The collection includes the work of photographers Louis Faurer (1916-2001) and Arnold Newman (1918-2006) and artist Vincent D. Smith (1929-2003). Faurer is represented by four images from 1950s New York City; Newman by eight undated portraits; and Smith by a signed suite of prints of eight of his etchings from 1965-1966 concerning African-American life and racial animosity.
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet in one flat box
Call Phrase: PR 338

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection includes the work of photographers Louis Faurer (1916-2001) and Arnold Newman (1918-2006) and artist Vincent D. Smith (1929-2003). Faurer is represented by four images from 1950s New York City; Newman by eight undated portraits; and Smith by a signed suite of prints of eight of his etchings from 1965-1966 concerning African-American life and racial animosity. Further details on the individual photographs and the suite of etchings are detailed below in the container list.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by artist.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Faurer, Louis, 1916-2001
  • Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006
  • Smith, Vincent, 1929-

Document Type

  • Etchings
  • Photographs

Subject Topics

  • African Americans--Pictorial works
  • 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

This collection should be cited as the George A. and Joan G. Violin collection, PR 338, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Credit line: Gift of George A. and Joan G. Violin

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of George A. and Joan G. Violin, 2016 and 2017.

Processing Information Note

The collection was processed by archivist Larry Weimer in August 2017.

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Container List

Louis Faurer Photographs, circa 1950

Scope and Contents Note

Includes four gelatin silver prints of images taken in New York City. The container list includes titles and other details as recorded by the curator of N-YHS's Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Untitled, NY

Scope and Contents Note

Printed 1980; signed & titled on verso in graphite Louis Faurer; verso in graphite – lower left, circled “152”; verso lower center “PF109137”; verso lower right “20.17”; sheet: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8”; image: 8 x 11 1/4”.

1950
Box: 1 Folder : 1 San Genaro Festival, New York, NY

Scope and Contents Note

Signed & titled on verso in graphite Louis Faurer; verso in graphite – lower left “284”; verso lower center “PF109269”; verso lower right “37.40”; sheet: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8”; image: 8 3/16 x 12 3/8”.

1950
Box: 1 Folder : 1 NY, NY

Scope and Contents Note

Printed 1981; signed & titled on verso in graphite Louis Faurer; verso in graphite – lower left “188”; verso lower center “PF109173”; verso lower right “24.34”; sheet: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8”; image: 6 9/16 x 9 7/8”.

circa 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Barnum & Baily Dressing Rooms, NYC

Scope and Contents Note

Printed 1981; signed & titled on verso in graphite Louis Faurer; verso in graphite – lower left “302”; verso lower center “PF109287”; verso lower right “39.37”; sheet: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8”; image: 8 1/16 x 12”.

circa 1950

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Arnold Newman Photographs, Undated

Scope and Contents Note

Includes eight gelatin silver prints of portraits. The container list includes titles and other details as recorded by the curator of N-YHS's Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Dorothy Norman

Scope and Contents Note

Stamped on verso copyright Arnold Newman, 39 West 67th St., N.Y.C. 10023; lower center verso “PF82163” in graphite; “47” in graphite lower right verso; “6161” graphite center of verso ; sheet: 13 /8 x 10 7/8”; image: 10 15/16 x 8 1/4”.

Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 George Segal

Scope and Contents Note

Stamped on verso copyright Arnold Newman, 39 West 67th St., N.Y.C. 10023; sheet: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8”; image: 8 1/16 x 13 9/16”; graphite verso lower center “PF 125671; graphite verso center “6274-2 17A”.

Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Robert Indiana

Scope and Contents Note

Stamped on verso copyright Arnold Newman, 39 West 67th St., N.Y.C. 10023; sheet: 13 13/16 x 10 7/8”; image 12 ¼ x 9 9/16”; verso center graphite “5648A GAL; verso lower center graphite “PF84748”; verso lower right graphite “564B v1.001”.

Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Lily Harmon

Scope and Contents Note

Stamped on verso copyright Arnold Newman, 39 West 67th St., N.Y.C. 10023; sheet 7 7/8 x 9 7/8” image: 6 7/16 x 9 3/8”; stamped on verso copyright Arnold Newman, 39 West 67th St., N.Y.C. 10023; verso center graphite “5341-1-20a”; verso lower left graphite “114”; verso lower center graphite “PF82230”.

Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Jimmy Ernst

Scope and Contents Note

Stamped on verso copyright Arnold Newman, 39 West 67th St., N.Y.C. 10023; sheet: 9 7/8 x 7 7/8”; image: 9 ¾ x 6 7/16”; verso center graphite “550B”; verso lower center graphite “PF84768”; verso lower right graphite “550B v1.001”.

Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Carl Sandberg

Scope and Contents Note

Stamped on verso copyright Arnold Newman, 39 West 67th St., N.Y.C. 10023; sheet: 13 3/4" x 10 15/16”; image: 9 15/16 x 7 ¾”; verso center graphite “lighter 2401”; verso upper right graphite “PD”; lower center graphite “PF125674”.

Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Helena Rubenstein

Scope and Contents Note

Stamped on verso copyright Arnold Newman, 39 West 67th St., N.Y.C. 10023; sheet: 13 7/8 x 10 7/8”; image: 12 11/16 x 10 1/8”; verso center graphite “1340”; verso lower center graphite “PF 125673”; verso lower right graphite “V7 016”.

Undated
Box: 1 Folder : Joseph Stella

Scope and Contents Note

Stamped on verso copyright Arnold Newman, 39 West 67th St., N.Y.C. 10023; sheet: 13 7/8 x 10 7/8”; image: 12 7/16 x 10”; verso top center graphite “#869”; verso lower center graphite “PF125652”; verso lower right graphite “V7 002”.

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Box
1
Folder
2
 

Vincent D. Smith: Eight Etchings, 1965-1966, 1994

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a cased suite of etchings printed on Arches paper in 1994 by Kelly Driscoll at the Printmaking Workshop under the supervision of Robert Blackburn and the artist. Suite is number 27/40. Pages signed by artist and noted AP. Published by G.W. Einstein Company, Inc. The etchings are titled "Dispossess," Shadows in Harlem," The Man in Harlem," "Mississippi Incident," "Down on the Farm," "First Day of School," "Housing Northern[?] Style," and "The Long Hot Summer."

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