Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.habejohn
Creators:
Haberle, John, 1856-1933
Dates:
1882-1985
bulk 1882-1931
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.1 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, letters, notes and writings, a monograph design, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographs.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2813: Eighteen letters to Haberle regarding the exhibition and sale of his work, 1891-1901; and a letter from J. William Middendorf to Haberle's son-in-law, Victor Demmer, concerning a Haberle exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Art, 1966.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3753: 176 drawings, 1882-1931, and 24 commercially printed greeting cards.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical material; an autobiographical account, 1925; letters to Haberle from colleagues discussing his work, 1870-1915; letters from Haberle to his wife Sarah "Sadie" Haberle, 1893-1898, and his daughter Vera, 1898; and letters to Vera and Victor Demmer and Gladys Haberle Fresnada concerning Haberle's work, 1960-1971, from Alfred Frankenstein and others; notes and writings including poems, 1925, musical annotations, a card file on writing, 8 pages from a travel journal, 1931, and "directions for finishing the painting donated to New Britain."
Scope and Contents
Also included are a monogram design, 1903; photographs of Haberle, members of his family, 1894, works of art, 1888, views of 2 houses, 1960, and artists in their studios including Georges Clairin, Benjamin Constant, Jean Léon Gérome, Mihaly Munkacsy, and Georges Rochegrosse; clippings, 1887-1970; a scrapbook containing greeting cards and stickers; and printed material, 1874-1932.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Still-life painter, art instructor; New Haven, Conn. Haberle was apprenticed to a lithography and engraving company during the 1870s, studied at the National Academy of Design between 1884 and 1885 and later founded the New Haven Sketch Club, where he also taught. He specialized in trompe l'oeil still-life paintings, producing most of this work between 1887 and 1900. Deteriorating eyesight caused him to paint broader, more traditional still-lifes and landscapes in later life.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2813 and 3753 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Some letters are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 2813: Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Vera Haberle Demmer, after microfilming.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 3753: Originals returned to the lenders, James and Claudia Mize, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 2813 was donated 1969 by Mrs. Vera Haberle Demmer, the daughter of John Haberle. Material on reel 3753 lent, and unmicrofilmed material donated 1986 by James and Claudia Mize, descendants of Haberle.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists' studios -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trompe l'oeil painting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Still-life painting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Haven Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clairin, Georges, 1843-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benjamin-Constant, 1845-1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Munkácsy, Mihály, 1844-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rochegrosse, Georges, 1859-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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