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Portrait Print Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-Prints-Portraits

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of portraits on paper. Most of this collection is portraits of specific artists and writers, but there are also some unidentified drawings and caricatures. The collection contains lithographs, intaglio prints (mostly engravings), and a few drawings. See folder descriptions for more details.

Please note there is an additional folder of material in the collection "Adelman Oversize Prints."

Dates

  • Undated

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research. Records containing personal or confidential student information may be used subject to the discretion of the president of the college.

Copyright and Rights Information

The Maps Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library.

Biographical / Historical

Seymour Adelman was a Philadelphia based collector of prints, letters, and ephemera. Although he worked in real-estate – a family business – he is most well known for his extensive collecting habits. Adelman has no direct relation to Bryn Mawr, but was invited to visit by James Tanis, the director Canaday Library. The then newly build library offered Adelman an office and a space to house his collection, and this formed the relationship between Bryn Mawr College and Adelman.

Adelman’s extensive collection contained material on Thomas Eakins, John Keats, Claude Lovat Fraser, and Laurence Hausman, as well as a large collection of letters. In addition to this work, Adelman also collected fine art prints, material related to the history of the book and publishing, and architectural history, among other interests. Most of this collection of portaits was originally part of Adelman’s collection of prints and drawings.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This is a collection of portraits on paper. Most of this collection is portraits of specific artists and writers, but there are also some unidentified drawings and caricatures. The collection contains lithographs, intaglio prints (mostly engravings), and a few drawings. See folder descriptions for more details.

Title
Portrait Print Collection
Author
Elliot Krasnopoler
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Bryn Mawr College Library

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