Otto Walter Beck papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.beckotto
Creators:
Beck, Walter, 1864-1954
Dates:
1913-1918
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.5 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from John S. Mosby about Beck's painting of Mosby with his Civil War Cavalry unit, and a rough sketch of the painting; Beck's 1913 daily calendar; a collection of signatures; notes; Beck's World War I veterans pin; and a scrapbook of portraits of Civil War soldiers by Beck, comprising photographs and details on each work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Walter Beck (1864-1954) was a portrait painter in Dayton, Ohio.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred 1979 by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, who purchased Beck's Civil War portraits, and in 2015 by the Smithsonian American Art/ Portrtait Gallery Library.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Portraits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Portraits Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Ohio Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Battalion, 43rd Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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