Eagle's Nest Art Colony photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.eaglnest
Creators:
Eagle's Nest Art Colony
Dates:
[ca. 1897-1936]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
37 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Black and white photographs copied from original lantern slides and photographs include portraits of many colonists, the interiors and exteriors of their cabins and group pictures of costumed campers in pageants and processions.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Eagle's Nest Colony was established in 1897 as a summer home by a group of Chicago artists and writers led by Lorado Taft. Artists Ralph Clarkson, Nellie V. Walker, Charles Francis Browne, and Oliver Dennett Grover; writers Hamlin Garland and Henry Blake Fuller; poet Harriet Monroe, and architects Allen and Irving Pond were among the residents who shared 13 acres of forest on a Rock River bluff. The campers staged outdoor plays, lectured, and contributed paintings to exhibitions at the local library. Lorenzo Taft's "Black Hawk," a reinforced concrete sculpture, was a gift to the colony. Taft's 1936 death ended the colony and the camp was acquired by Northern Illinois State Teachers College (now Northern Illinois University) in 1950.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4180 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: Taft Branch Library and Northern Illinois Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Oregon, Illinois.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1987 by the Taft Branch Library, Northern Illinois University, Oregon, Illinois.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artist colonies -- Illinois Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Browne, Charles Francis, 1859-1920 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clarkson, Ralph, 1861-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grover, Oliver Dennett, 1861-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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