Robert Underwood Johnson, 1853-1937
Literary File, Photography Collection

381 items (3 boxes)

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 Robert Underwood Johnson Literary File consists of 381 items (301 loose photographs, 77 photographs in 3 albums, 2 nitrate negatives, and 1 tintype). An index at the end of this guide lists identified 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This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
PH:LF:Johnson, R. U., Box 1 P1, P2A-P2B, P3-P5, P6A-P6B, P7-P34, P35A-P35C, P36A-P36H, P37A-P37F, P38A-P38C, P39A-P39G, P40A-P40B, P41A-P41H, P42A-P42WPortraits of Robert Underwood Johnson and Pamela Hansford Johnson (P5 is a tintype of Johnson with an unidentified man; P7 is with Dylan Thomas); views of Yosemite Valley.
PH:LF:Johnson, R. U., Box 2P43-P58, P59A-P59Q, P60-P78, P79A-P79V, P80A-P80ZViews of the Hetch Hetchy Valley, Calif. (P43-58), Italian street scenes (P60-P78), an American Red Cross (Croce Rossa Americana) ambulance in Italy during World War I (P59A-P59Q), two men (an American and an Italian ambulance driver?) on either side of the open rear doors of an ambulance (P79A-P79V), and ambulance drivers lined up in front of ambulances parked in a row along a building in Italy (P80A-P80Z).
PH:LF:Johnson, R. U., Box 3P80AA-P80UU, P82A-P82D, P83A-P83E, P84-P104, P106 Views of ambulance drivers lined up in front of ambulances parked in a row along a building in Italy (P80AA-P80UU), a church and convent in S. Gregorio, Italy (Red Cross building), the upper floor of the Hetch Hetchy Valley, an unidentified child, a campsite with tent, and a mockup of copyright documents.
PH:LF:Johnson, R. U., Box 32004:0036:0001-0054 Portraits of Johnson and other people, views of various places, and images of a grandfather clock and some chairs.
PH:LF:Albums:Johnson, R. U., 1[was P81] Ambulanza Oculistica d'Armata: 'Poeti Americani' (Bologna : Regio Esercito Italiano, Ambulanze Chirurgiche d'Armata, Marzo 1918). Published album containing 17 photographs, which document the "American Poets Ambulances in Italy" aid efforts during World War I.
PH:LF:Albums:Johnson, R. U., 2 [was P105]Saletta Operatoria per Autocarro 15 Ter ([Italy] : Commissione Allestimento Ambulanza Chirurgiche d'Armata, [1918]). Published album containing 10 photographs; inscribed on first page: "Photographs of the operating-room of the Ambulanza Oculistica dei Poeti Americani going into service on the Italian front on March 15, 1918. / R.U.J. from H.N.G."
PH:LF:Albums:Johnson, R. U., 3[was P107]Large, brown album (tied with red, white, and green ribbon) containing 50 photographic prints with handwritten captions (in Italian).
NV:LF Boxes986:0036:0005-0006 2 nitrate negatives, originally accompanied ALS to Frank H. Holden.

Index of Photographers

Bernabei, Angelo--P104
Black, Joseph, photographer--P43, P102
Champlain Studios--P1
Fiske, George, 1835-1918--P10-P14, P30
Foto Vasari--P100-P101
Huber, Walter Leroy, 1883- --P44-P51
King, George R.--P52-P58
Peter A. Juley & Son--P4
Strazza (Milan, Italy)--P59B-P59Q, P79B-P79V, P80A-P80TT
Strazza-Fantaguzzi (Milan, Italy)--P59A, P60-P78, P79A, P80UU
Taber (San Francisco, Calif.)--P38B, P39D-P39E, P39G, P41G
Zwiefel, T.--P9

Robert Underwood Johnson Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 11 February 2008)

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