Charles Henri Ford
Literary File, Photography Collection

62 items

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

Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Charles Henri Ford Literary File consists of 62 photographs, many of which are portraits or snapshots of Ford. 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This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located at PH:LF:Ford, C.H., unless otherwise indicated.

Item List

Container Accession / P No.        Description
*P1 Portrait of Ford as a child.
*P2 Candid profile portrait of Ford (as an adolescent boy?); handwritten note by Ford on verso.
*P3 Photographic postcard portrait of Ford in Bolivia, 1933.
*P4 Portrait of Ford, Paris, 1933.
* P5Mounted portrait of Ford in the surf, Fuengirola, Spain, September 1934; signed presentation on mount verso from Ford to "Daddy."
*P7 Portrait of Ford in native dress, St. Jorioz, 1939.
*P8 Portrait of Ford in a mask and costume at the Fifth Anniversary Costume Ball in Weston, Connecticut, 1945.
*P9 Portrait of Ford standing in his bathing suit on a rock, Bermuda, 1946.
*P10 Portrait of Ford standing next to a car, Florida, 1948.
*P11 Photographic reproduction of a painted portrait by Pavel Tchelitchew of Ford.
*P12 Group portrait of schoolboys (Ford is in the front row, fifth from right, with the pennant in his lap) in Memphis, Tennessee.
*P13 Photograph of Ford with Pavel Tchelitchew looking out of a Dutch door.
*P14 Photograph of Pavel Tchelitchew painting a portrait of Peter Watson while Ford reads a book.
*P15 Photograph of Ford with Pavel Tchelitchew, Gertrude Cato Ford, and a dog.
*P16 Photograph of Ford (right) with Djuna Barnes (center) and "Putsy" Hampstengel, Munich, 1931.
* P17Portrait of Jean Genet; signed presentation (on image) to Ford.
* P18Portrait of a costumed dancer; signed (on image): "Greetings / [illegible] Joe Lee."
*P19 Photographic postcard portrait of Ford as a young child with an unidentified young woman.
*P20-P26 Photographic reproductions of ink drawings by Ford, each with the location of the original handwritten on verso.
* P27View of the birthplace of Ford (his paternal grandfather's hotel) in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
*P28-P29 Portraits of Ford, 14 November 1934.
*957:0067:0001-0027 Snapshots of Ford and his friends and family, including a portrait of Ford as a little boy (957:0067:0023).
* 986:0037:0001Composite print of two different portraits of an unidentified young man.
*2005:0033:0001-00022 color snapshots taken at Ford's summer residence in Montauk, Long Island, in 2000: Ford (2005:0033:0001); and Victor Koshkin-Youritzin, the painter Harold Stevenson, and Ford (2005:0033:0002).
PH:LF:OV Box, Small P6Portrait of Ford, 1938.
NV:LF Boxes957:0067:0028-0030 2 partial rolls of 120mm nitrate negatives, and 1 frame of nitrate film; 10 negatives correspond to snapshots 957:0067:0006-0011, 0013-0016, but there are no prints for: 957:0067:0028 (Roll [1] frame [7]), a picture of a young man wearing an aviator-style jacket; and 957:0067:0030, a snapshot of a woman standing next to a bust portrait in a sculpture studio.

Index of Photographers

Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir, 1904- --P6, P14
Bolzoni, D.--957:0067:0027
Darby, Eileen, 1916-2004--P8
David, Robert, photographer--P20-P26
DeLamar, Alice--P10
Ford, Charles Henri--957:0067:0012
Jones, W. B.--P12
Koshkin-Youritzin, Victor--2005:0033:0001
McClellan Studios--P9
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946--P3
Studio Piaz--P4
Studio Rodriguez--P17
Tamang, Indra--2005:0033:0002
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957--P5
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964--P28-P29
Wolf, William, photographer--986:0037:0001

Charles Henri Ford Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 24 September 2007)

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