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Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934)

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LOT 10136
Portraits of Sioux Indians. Studio portraits of Sioux (Lakota) Indians, probably Oglala, who were members of Buffalo Bill's (William F. Cody) Wild West Show performing in New York in 1900 or 1901. Most of the individuals are identified. 53 photographic prints made by the Library of Congress Duplication Service in 1964 from glass plate negatives in series LC-K2, dated ca. 1898-1900.
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004665220/

LOT 10137
Pictorial tableaux, studies of painters and sculptors, portraits, mothers posed with young children family groups, landscapes, etc. 48 photographs printed in 1964 by the Library of Congress Duplication Service. Negatives in series LC-K2, numbered 1-52 inclusive.
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004681784/

LOT 10251
Pastoral views and portraits. Photographs show young boy posed at the side of a dirt road, Beatrice Buyl and Charles O'Malley with a children's story book under a tree, Clarence White and his family, studies of Alfred Stieglitz and Auguste Rodin. 5 photographic prints made by the Library of Congress Duplication Service in 1964 from glass plate negatives in series LC-K2, dated ca. 1898-1900.
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2005677162/

PH Series
(38 items as of May 2014)
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=Kasebier+PH&st=gallery

Manuscript Division

Correspondence with Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Other Institutions

University of Delaware
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/guides/wmnlit.htm External link
MSS 149 Gertrude Käsebier Papers, 1894-ca. 1940 (bulk dates after 1934), .3 linear ft.
MSS 198 Gertrude Käsebier Collection, ca. 1865-1951 (bulk dates 1890-1934), .5 linear ft.

Many museums have examples of her photographs, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

Publications

By Käsebier (Magazine illustrations for The World's Work in chronological order)

1900 December: Mark Twain at 65
1901 January President Arthur Twining Hadley of Yale University
Booker T. Washington
"Early Morning," "Harnessing up for the Day's Work," "A Drink of Water at Sunrise," "Ready for the Day's Ploughing," "Picking Lima Beans," "The Fruits of the Earth," and "Evening." Illustrations for "Going Back to the Soil," by J. P. Mowbray.
1901 February Charles G. Bush
1901 March Michael I. Pupin, PH.D., of Columbia University, New York
Jacob A. Riis. Author of "How the Other Half Lives."
Liberty H. Bailey. Professor of Horticulture in Cornell Agricultural College, Cornell
The Rev. W. S. Rainsford. Rector of St. George's, New York
1902 February Dr. Lyman Abbott
1902 May Charles R. Skinner

About Käsebier

Caffin, Charles. "Mrs. Kasebier and the Artistic Commercial Portrait," Everybody's Magazine 4 (May 1901): 480-95.

Hutchinson, Elizabeth. The Indian Craze: Primitivism, Modernism, and Transculturation in American Art, 1890-1915. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. [Contains extensive bibliography about Kasebier's photojournalism.]

---. "When the 'Sioux Chief's Party Calls,' Käsebier's Indian Portraits and the Gendering of the Artist's Studio." American Art 16, no. 2: 40-65.

Johnston, Frances Benjamin. "The Fore-most Women Photographers in America. The Work of Mrs. Gertrude Kasebier." Ladies Home Journal 18 (May 9, 1901): 1.

Meister, Sarah Hermanson. "Crossing the Line: Frances Benjamin Johnston and Gertrude Käsebier as Professionals and Artists." Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2010, 124-139.

Michaels, Barbara. Gertrude Käsebier: The Photographer and Her Photographs. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1992.

Pyne, Kathleen. Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. "The Photo-Secession and the Death of the Mother, Gertrude Käsebier and Pamela Colman Smith," pp. 1-62. [Discusses how Käsebier created and altered her identity as a woman artist.]

Schwain, Kristin. Signs of Grace: Religion and American Art in the Gilded Age. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008.

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