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Augusta Savage photograph collection

Title
Augusta Savage photograph collection [graphic].
Author
Savage, Augusta, 1892-1962.
Publication
1935-[194-?]

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Description
  • 29 items (.2 cubic ft., 1 box); 26 x 21 cm. and smaller.
  • 22 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 7 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1930-1949.
  • Group portraits – 1939-1949.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1930-1949.
  • Inscriptions.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs bear photographer's handstamp on verso; some items bear photographer's blind stamp on recto. Some items bear handwritten notations on verso; one image bears typewritten label attached to recto; one item bears printed caption attached to recto. Some items bear inscriptions.
  • Collection contains work by James L. Allen, Morgan and Marvin Smith, and others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items restricted; permission of copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • Augusta Savage (1892-1962) was an African-American sculptor and art educator who, during the 1920s to mid-1940s, became recognized as a prominent and well-honored artist, a community leader in promoting and teaching art in Harlem, and, in 1937, the first director of the Harlem Community Arts Center.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Augusta Savage Papers.
Call Number
Sc Photo Augusta Savage Collection
Author
Savage, Augusta, 1892-1962.
Title
Augusta Savage photograph collection [graphic].
Imprint
1935-[194-?]
Summary
Collection depicts sculptor Augusta Savage at work and in social gatherings, and views of some of her work, from the 1930s to the 1940s. The collection consists of Savage's passport photograph (ca. 1931); a view of Savage in her workshop (ca. 1937) working on the sculpture "The Harp," also known as "Lift Every Voice and Sing," that was commissioned for the 1939 New York World's Fair; at the opening of the Salon of Contemporary Negro Art, in Harlem (1939), which includes civic leader Channing Tobias, artist Selma Burke, poet Max Eastman and composer W. C. Handy; and in a group portrait with a visiting group from the Chicago Institute for the Blind (1940). Also depicted are views of Savage's sculpture, including "Realization" (1934); a model of "The Harp" (ca. 1938); a garden sculpture modelled after musical prodigy Philippa Duke Schuyler (1937), who is also depicted with the sculpture (1938); the unfinished "After The Glory" (n.d.); "Pumbaa" (n.d.); a bust titled "Leonora" (1935); some other busts, mostly unidentified and undated; and a plaque to Rev. John W. Robinson (ca. 1943). Also included are a snapshot of three unidentified women, and two studio portraits inscribed "from spiritual daughter" Murcie (n.d.).
Terms Of Use
Some items restricted; permission of copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography
Augusta Savage (1892-1962) was an African-American sculptor and art educator who, during the 1920s to mid-1940s, became recognized as a prominent and well-honored artist, a community leader in promoting and teaching art in Harlem, and, in 1937, the first director of the Harlem Community Arts Center.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Augusta Savage Papers.
Local Note
Sc MG 731
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Added Author
Allen, James L. (James Latimer), 1907-1977. Photographer
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Augusta Savage Collection
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