John Wanamaker department store art gallery records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.johnwana
Creators:
John Wanamaker (Firm)
Dates:
[ca. 1908]-1941
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Records documenting John Wanamaker's import of French painting from Parisian salons and artists to sell in his store, to keep for his private collection and to keep for his store collection. Also included is a photograph album of Rodman Wanamaker's silver collection. Included are: correspondence; customs papers; purchase and sale records; preview invitiations; inventories of works purchased for the store's collection; inventories of Wanamaker's private collection; artist files containing lists of Colin Campbell Cooper's works, photographs and clippings relating to Paul W. Bartlett's paintings, autographed photographs of Frederick Frieseke's painting, and files on Mihaly Munkacsy and Pierre Fritel. Total: 1.5 linear feet.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Department store; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded 1861. Opened an art gallery in 1881. The art gallery is now defunct.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3918-3919 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1986 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Subquently donated to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- French -- 20th century -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooper, Colin Campbell, Jr Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bartlett, Paul Wayland, 1865-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Munkácsy, Mihály, 1844-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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