United States -- Biography -- Portraits
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Papers of Hannah Ruth London
Collection contains research notes and writings relating to London's works on early American Jewish portraits, miniatures, and silhouettes; this includes family histories of the subjects of the artwork, biographical information on the artists, and information about the works themselves. Also includes items relating to London's personal life, such as her genealogy and a notebook of letters written by her son Robert who was killed in action in World War II during his service in the army; notes, manuscripts, and published and unpublished articles and poetry; art catalogs; legal documents; lantern slides; photographs; correspondence; newspaper clippings; genealogical charts; handwritten sheet music; military medals; sound recordings; a theater program; and a scrapbook.
Consists primarily of portraits and photographs (including negatives) of American Jews in the 18th to 20th centuries; includes the correspondence of several individuals to Markens describing Lincoln anecdotes and memorabilia, as well as letters from Robert Todd Lincoln and Thomas Edison giving their reactions to his book. Also contains photocopies and an original document relating to American Jewish history, personal correspondence and a document of his father, Elias Markens (1843).