Archives of American Art

Bertha Elizabeth & Ethel Spencer Lloyd papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lloybert
Creators:
Lloyd, Bertha Elizabeth, b. 1869
Lloyd, Ethel Spencer, b. 1875
Dates:
1936-1955
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
33 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
30 letters and greeting cards from the sculptor Brenda Putnam, regarding her bust of musician Ossip Gabrilowitsch, other projects, and other matters; a catalog of Putnam's work published by Brookgreen Gardens, S.C., 1937; a sketch by Putnam; a reproduction of her bust of Gabrilowitsch; and two photos, one of Ethel and one of Bertha.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Lloyds were both designers in Detroit, Mich. Bertha Elizabeth Lloyd specialized in leatherwork, lacemaking, and embroidery, and Ethel Spencer Lloyd specialized in jewelry, silversmithing, and embroidery. Brenda Putnam (1890-1975) was a sculptor from Minneapolis, Minn. Among other institutions, she attended the Boston Museum of Fine Art School and the Art Students League. She was an artist for the WPA as well. She and the Lloyds were presumably friends.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
All but photographs: 35mm microfilm reel 3483 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. The two photographs have been digitized and are available on the Archives' website.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1957 by Ethel Spencer Lloyd.

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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Designers -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiber artists -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewelers -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women designers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women textile artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women sculptors Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brookgreen Gardens Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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