Carl Bohnen papers, 1892-1974.

ArchivalResource

Bohnen, Carl, 1872-1951. Carl Bohnen papers, 1892-1974.

Carl Bohnen papers, 1892-1974.

Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence among family, clients, and colleagues; scattered business records; a sketchbook and loose sketches; miscellaneous notes and writings; three scrapbooks of clippings and additional printed materials. Photographs are of Bohnen, family members, colleagues, views of Paris in the late 1920s, Native American models, portrait clients, and artwork. Biographical material includes miscellaneous Bohnen family histories and chronologies of Bohnen's career, Bohnen's marriage certificate, school transcripts, and copies of his burial certificate. Family correspondence consists of letters exchanged between Bohnen, his wife, siblings, and children. General correspondence is with colleagues including Carl Von Marr, and portrait clients including Constance Collier, John Erskine, Edna Ferber, and Frank B. Kellogg. The letters are often emotional and illustrate occasionally volatile relationships between Bohnen, his clients, and his children. Also included are condolence letters received by the family following Bohnen's death. Business records include a contract for financial backing of artistic activities, insurance records, miscellaneous receipts, and a file concerning the elderly Bohnen's injuries on an American Airlines flight bringing him from California to live with his son in Chicago. Artwork found within the papers consists of a sketchbook, miscellaneous sketches, hand-lettered signs for Bohnen's portrait business, etchings by Bohnen and others, a bronze plaque displaying a self-portrait of Bohnen, and etching plates. Scattered notes and writings include typescripts of speeches, plays, and poems. Three scrapbooks of clippings and additional printed material consisting of loose clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and reproductions of artwork offer a good overview of Bohnen's career. Photographs are primarily of Bohnen's artwork and protrait clients. Two photograph albums contain scattered photographs of Bohnen, family members, colleagues, and artwork. Other photographs are of Bohnen at his easel, family members, colleagues including sculptor Paul Dubois working in his studio, artist Grace Neal, and views of Paris. There are also photographs of Native American models in ceremonial headdresses. Photographs of clients include Sarah Bernhardt, William Jennings Bryan, Enrico Caruso, Fritz Feld, Mary Garden, and Helen Hayes, among others.

2.8 linear feet.

Related Constellations

There are 14 Constellations related to this resource.

Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6t155sw (person)

American novelist, short story writer and playwright. From the description of Letters, 1912-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122415400 American fiction writer and playwright. From the description of Typed letter signed : Stepney Depot, Conn., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1944 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868073 Author. From the description of Edna Ferber letter, 1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450230 Author of popu...

Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wd43pr (person)

Lawyer and politician Frank Billings Kellogg was born in New York, and raised in Minnesota. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began a long career in public service as city attorney of Rochester, Minnesota. He served as president of the American Bar Association, and as United States Senator from Minnesota and Ambassador to Great Britain. While serving as Calvin Coolidge's Secretary of State, he co-authored the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, also known as the Pact of Paris, outlawing war an...

Erskine, John, 1879-1951

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gh9h6n (person)

Epithet: Reverend; DD British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001087.0x000214 Title: 9th Earl of Mar British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001087.0x000219 John Erskine, educator, writer and musician, was born in New York on October 5, 1879. He received an A.B. in 1900, an A.M. in 1901, a Ph.D. in 1903 and an LL.D. in 1929 from Columbia Univ...

Marr, Carl ˜vonœ 1858-1936

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6zt0rzf (person)

Marr was a well known painter in Munich where he held a chair at the Academy of Arts (Akademie der Kunste) from 1893 on, and later became its Director. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1858, and died in Munich, Germany, 1936. He was tutored by Wisconsin artist Henry Vianden in Milwaukee from age 7 to 17, then he attended art schools in Weimer, Berlin, and Munich, where he took up residence as a painter. From the description of Papers, 1874-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6nv9jgn (person)

Epithet: formerly priest British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000795.0x0002de Lawyer, orator, politician, presidential candidate, and secretary of state. From the description of Letters, 1910. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46763818 U. S. Congressman, three-time Democratic presidential nominee, secretary of state under Woodrow Wilson, and publisher and editor of the weekly...

Bohnen, Carl, 1872-1951.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6zd68kv (person)

Painter and engraver; Minneapolis, Minn. From the description of Carl Bohnen papers, 1892-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220243446 ...

Collier, Constance, 1878-1955

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jw97tt (person)

Garden, Mary

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67d2s5n (person)

Scottish singer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Paris and Aberdeen, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1947 Sept. 16 and 1951 July 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270863977 American soprano of Scottish birth. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], 1958 or 1959, to Miss Burkman, 1958 or 1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270967492 From the description of Typewritten document signed, dated : Paris, 8 June 1907, 19...

Feld, Fritz, 1900-1993

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6035zmd (person)

Dubois, Paul

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vh9kkt (person)

Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6f191g9 (person)

American actress. From the description of Helen Hayes papers, 1952-1980. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 218473254 From the description of An oral history interview with Helen Hayes / conducted by Peggy Meyer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, Nyack, New York, 1991 July 25 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 122579830 Helen Hayes (1900-19...

Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6js9vh6 (person)

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was a French actress. From the guide to the Sarah Bernhardt Collection, 1878-1969, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections) Actress, sculptor, and painter, Sarah Bernhardt was born in Paris, France. From the description of Letter, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007114 French born actress, artist, and writer. From the description of Sarah Bernhardt Collection, c...

Neal, Grace, 1917-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c604zh (person)

Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sx6bd2 (person)

Italian operatic tenor who performed more than twenty roles in Europe, the U.S., and Latin America and excelled in works by Verdi and Puccini. From the description of Enrico Caruso invitation to an unknown acquaintance, [19--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64757235 Enrico Caruso was an Italian tenor connected with the Metropolitan Opera (N.Y.) after 1902. From the description of Correspondence received and financial records, 1919-1920. (New Y...