Guide to the Richard Carver Wood Photographs
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0964
Creators:
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Asch, Patsy
Wood, Richard Carver
Dates:
ca. 1930s-1950.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cubic feet
6 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs, in both print and negative form, by Richard Carver Wood, including architectural photographs; art photographs, including landscapes and still lifes; portrait and family photographs; photographs of persons prominent in the New York City social, literary, and theatrical fields. Many of these were taken at Woollcott's property at Lake Bomoseen in Vermont, and include Dorothy Parker, Vivien Leigh, Ethel Barrymore, and numerous others.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
MIT-trained architect who changed careers, to photography, in the 1930s. Through his friend Alexander Woollcott, he met and photographed many people from the film, theater and literary fields. He also did family photography, art photography and architectural photography. He worked in intelligence during World War II, and worked for a while as a filmmaker. He eventually returned to architecture, first working with a firm and later as an independent architect.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated by Wood's daughter, Patsy Asch, to the Archives Center in 2007.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Richard Carver Wood Photographs, ca. 1930s-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Patsy Asch.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Vermont Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebrities -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barrymore, Ethel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borge, Victor Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bowman, Patricia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abbott, George, 1887-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baragwanath, Jack Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barrett, Edith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gordon, Ruth, 1896- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fontanne, Lynn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lunt, Alfred Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Mary, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keller, Helen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cassini, Igor, 1915- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castle, Irene, 1893-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fleischmann, Raoul L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dowling, Eddie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eckstein, Gustave Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swope, Herbert Bayard, 1882-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rice, Grantland, 1880-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Alice Duer, 1874-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meade, Donald Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McMein, Neysa Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marx, Harpo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radziwill, Lee Bouvier, 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives