A Finding Aid to the Frank Blackwell Mayer Glass Negatives, circa 1900, circa 1960s, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mayefran
Creators:
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899
Dates:
circa 1900
circa 1960s
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The glass plate negatives of Maryland painter Frank Blackwell Mayer measure 0.4 linear feet. The collection includes twelve glass plate negatives of artwork by Mayer and a studio interior, circa 1900, and thirteen copy prints, circa 1960s, of photographs of artwork by Mayer.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The glass plate negatives of Maryland painter Frank Blackwell Mayer measure 0.4 linear feet. The collection includes twelve glass plate negatives of artwork by Mayer and a studio interior, circa 1900, and thirteen copy prints, circa 1960s, of photographs of artwork by Mayer.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter Frank Blackwell Mayer (1827-1899), was known for his genre scenes and colonial themes, and was active in Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland.
In 1851 Mayer traveled to Minnesota Territory and observed the signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, which he painted in one of his most famous works of art in 1886. Mayer lived and studied in Paris during the Civil War and settled in Annapolis on returning to the United States. He established the Artists Association of Maryland and remained active in local art and community improvement associations throughout his career.

Administration
Processing Information
The glass plate negatives were re-housed in 2015 with a grant from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund. The collection was processed and a finding aid written by Stephanie Ashley in 2018 and updated in 2020.
Author
Stephanie Ashley
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1971 by A. Hyatt Mayor.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Frank Blackwell Mayer glass negatives, circa 1900, circa 1960s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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