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Eugene Field, 1850-1895
Literary File, Photography Collection

24 items

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

Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Eugene Field literary file consists of 24 pictures, most of which are portraits of Field. 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This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.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:Field, E.

Item List

Accession / P No.          Description
P1A-P1BReproduction of an engraving of Field with his signature (P1A) and an original engraving of the same image inscribed in pencil: "Collin Shackelford, / with Eugene Field's love. / April 4, 1891" (P1B).
P2Photogravure of Field with his facsimile signature (plate removed from a book).
P3Vignetted engraving by S. Hollyer of Field, with Hollyer's engraved signature and Field's facsimile signature.
P4Halftone print of a photographic portrait of Field.
P5A-P5B Portrait of Field (2 albumen prints; P5B signed by Field, March 1892).
P6Etching by W. H. W. Bicknell of Field.
P8, P9A-P9B, P10-P11 5 variant albumen print portraits of Field apparently from the same sitting (P8 with Field's signed presentation to Joaquin Miller, 17 January 1894).
P12A-P12B2 variant portraits of Field in formal attire (printed on P12B: "c1894 S.L. Stein").
P13Portrait of Field as an older man with 3 unidentified children.
P15 Tintype of Field and E. V. Comstock (his brother-in-law), 1871; in paper mat with inscription on verso.
P16 Photographic print of a young child's face cut out and pasted on a halftone print of an unidentified toddler's body; inscribed on verso: "Tody[?] / 1894 for Mamma."
P17Copy print of a halftone print of a photographic portrait of Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus as a young man and facsimile inscription.
P18 Portrait of "George[?] T[illegible]" (a middle-aged, bald, bearded man in a suit).
P19 Portrait of Ernest McGaffey standing in a field and holding a rifle, with his signature, his inscription to Field, and his poem "I fear no power a woman wields" handwritten on verso, June 1893.
P20Memorial engraving (of Field?). [missing]
P21 Photograph of Field's gravestone, which reads "Eugene Field / 1850-1895 / The Children's Poet."
P22 Photogravure portrait of an elderly man; signed below image: "Bruce[?] Rogers" (subject or photographer?).

Index of Photographers

Jones & Lotz--P8
Stein, S. L. (Simon L.), 1854-1922--P12B, P18

Eugene Field Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 24 September 2007)

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