Helen Weinrich Knaths photograph album

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.knathele
Creators:
Knaths, Helen Weinrich, 1876 or 7-1978
Dates:
1879-1976
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
1 Volume
(63 items on 1 microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Included in the album are 61 photographs, a slide, and a clipping. Pictured are Helen; her older sister, Agnes Weinrich, including one of her in class at the Art Institute of Chicago, ca. 1906, one with Helen and others in Berlin, Germany, ca. 1899, and one of her tombstone (designed by Knaths); Helen's husband, Karl Knaths, including one of them on their wedding day, 1922, a few of him camping in New Hampshire, his studio in Provincetown, and with Helen and others; family friends and pets; the family farm in Iowa; and other locales.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Helen Weinrich Knaths (1876 or 7-1978) was born 1877 as Lena (Lee) Weinrich on a farm in Des Moines County, Iowa. Her sister, Agnes Weinrich, studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, in Paris during 1913, and beginning in 1914, in Provincetown, where she and Helen met artist and teacher Karl Knaths. Karl and Helen were married in 1922, and continued to live, with Agnes, in Provincetown during the summer, and in New York during the winter. Agnes died April 17, 1946, Karl Knaths died in 1971, and Helen died at age 102 in 1979.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 5140 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original in: the Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1996 by Jane Jennings, grandniece of Helen and Knaths.

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
Artists -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knaths, Helen Weinrich, 1876 or 7-1978 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weinrich, Agnes, 1873-1946 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Institute of Chicago. School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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