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Ogden Nash, 1902-1971
Literary File, Photography Collection

100 items (1 box)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Ogden Nash Literary File consists of 100 photographs, the majority of which are images of Nash alone or with others, including Vernon Duke, Al Hirschfeld, and S. J. Perelman. There are also numerous images of unidentified children (Nash's daughters?). An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*All items are located at PH:LF:Nash, O., Box.


Item List

Accession / P No. Description
P1-P4, P5A-P5B, P6-P12, P13A-P13B, P14, P15A-P15KPortraits of Nash at various ages throughout his life.
P16A-P16B, P17 Photographs of Nash speaking to an unidentified group (P16A-P16B) and at the New England Book Festival (P17).
P18-P25 Snapshots of Nash with various people (family members?) on a farm.
P26-P27Snapshots of Nash with "Sup" (P26) and "Bill" (P27), 1920.
P28-P29 Group portraits of Nash with Vernon Duke, Al Hirschfeld, and S. J. Perelman (P29 also includes an unidentified man).
P30 Group portrait of Nash with Samuel Shellabargar and William O. Douglas.
P31Portrait of Nash with S. J. Perelman.
P32Photographic postcard portrait of Nash with an unidentified young man and woman (see also P77).
P33-P42Photographs of Nash with unidentified people.
P43-P76 Snapshots chiefly of unidentified children (Nash's daughters?) in various places.
P77Photographic postcard portrait of Nash and an unidentified young man (see also P32).
P78-P83Photographs of unidentified children in various places.
P84 Photographic reproduction of a cartoon (by Nash?).
P85Snapshot of a house with several feet of snow in front of it, 1969.
988:0085:0001-0002 Snapshots of Nash with "Harry" (988:0085:0001) and a group of unidentified young men (988:0085:0002), 1920.


Index of Photographers

Bachrach, Bradford--P1
Barry (Philadelphia, Pa.)--P29
Bell, Kay--P14
Fred Hess & Son--P79
Holmes, Martha--P38-P39
Kelley, Robert W., 1920-1991--P8-P12, P40
Launey, photographer--P2
Mydans, Carl--P31
Schell, Sherril--P3
Underwood & Underwood--P80


Ogden Nash Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 21 June 2007)

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