Chess Player Portraits Collection 1845-1998 1890-1950


Chess Player Portraits Collection 1845-1998 1890-1950

Collection of original photographs of chess players, some with scenes of games being played. Includes original photographs, photographs of book and periodical illustrations, prints, illustrations and clippings of chess players. Some famous players include: Jose Capablanca; Bobby Fischer; Anatoly Karpov; Garry Kasparov; Paul Morphy; Tigran Petrosian; Samuel Reshevsky; Vesselin Topalov. Several children and many female chess players are represented. EAD Finding Aid created by Special Collections Special Projects Librarian, Amy E. Dawson.



SNAC Resource ID: 6392851

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Fischer, Bobby, 1943-2008. (person)

Kasparov, G. K. (Garri Kimovich) (person)

Karpov, Anatoly, 1951- (person)

Capablanca, Josè R. (person)

John G. White Special Collections (corporateBody)

John G. White (1845-1928), eminent Cleveland lawyer and President of the Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees, was an avid chess player and enthusiastic collector. He was a vital force in shaping the research aspects of the Cleveland Public Library and donated his personal library of chess and checkers material. It is assumed that much of the material from the collections was compiled by White and other members of the Special Collections staff through aquisition and donation. F...

Morphy, Paul Charles, 1837-1884 (person)

American chess player. From the description of Paul Charles Morphy letter to Cyrus Powers [manuscript], 1859 May 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 465059241 ...

Philidor, F. D. (François Danican), 1726-1795 (person)

French composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris], 27 July 1782, to Messieurs du Comité de l'Opéra, 1782 July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674952 ...