Nude (Miss Thompson) 1907

Clarence H. White :: Untitled (Miss Thompson with nude torso and glass globe behind her), 1907. | src Princeton Univ. Art Museum
Clarence H. White :: Untitled (Miss Thompson with nude torso and glass globe behind her), 1907. | src Princeton Univ. Art Museum

Pictorial view by Seizo Katzu

pictorialism, american pictorialism, 1920s
Seizo K. Katsu :: Glimpse [The moon seen behind clouds. Bare vines and fern leaves hang in the foreground from the top of the image before a cloudy sky.], negative 1925; print 1926. Collotype. | The J. Paul Getty Museum
Seizo K. Katsu :: Glimpse [The moon seen behind clouds. Bare vines and fern leaves hang in the foreground from the top of the image before a cloudy sky.], negative 1925; print 1926. Collotype. | The J. Paul Getty Museum
Seizo K. Katsu (active 1925-1930) :: Glimpse, negative 1925; print 1926. Collotype. Pictorial Photography in America vol. 4
Seizo K. Katsu (active 1925-1930) :: Glimpse, negative 1925; print 1926. Collotype. Pictorial Photography in America vol. 4

Letitia Felix by C.H. White

Clarence H. White (1871–1925) :: Letitia Felix holding her skirts, ca. 1897. Platinum print with graphite
Clarence H. White (1871–1925) :: Letitia Felix holding her skirts, ca. 1897. Platinum print with graphite. | src Princeton University Art Museum
Clarence H. White (1871–1925) :: Letitia Felix holding her skirts, ca. 1897. Platinum print with graphite. | src Princeton University Art Museum
Clarence H. White (1871–1925) :: Letitia Felix in woods [1/3], ca. 1895–1900. Platinum Print. | src Princeton University Art Museum
Clarence H. White (1871–1925) :: Letitia Felix in woods [1/3], ca. 1895–1900. Platinum Print. | src Princeton University Art Museum

Leaping dancer by Delight Weston

Irma Delight Weston :: Dance Liftoff, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Dance Liftoff, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Dance Liftoff, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Dance Liftoff, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Airborne dancer, 1921. Bromide print.
Irma Delight Weston :: Airborne dancer, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Airborne dancer, 1921. Bromide print.
Irma Delight Weston :: Airborne dancer, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed

These pictorial studies of a female dancer leaping are believed to have been taken at the former Ruth Doing Camp for Rhythmics in New York state’s Adirondack mountains. In the 1920’s and 30’s, photographer Delight Weston lived with camp founders Ruth Doing (1881-1966) and Gail Gardner (1878-1949) in New York City, along with other women artists, in a building at 139 W. 56th St. near Carnegie Hall. 

Established in 1916, the summer camp was first located on the shores of Upper Chateaugay lake near Lyon Mountain until 1925, when it moved to Upper St. Regis Lake in Paul Smiths, New York. Renamed the Gardner-Doing Camp after this time, it was coeducational: besides regular summer camp activities, it specialized in the “rhythmic” style of dancing popularized by famed dancer Isadora Duncan, whom Ruth Doing was a former student of. Doing’s life partner, Michigan native Gail Gardner, had earlier made a name for herself as an accomplished and world-traveling opera singer. [quoted from Photoseed]

Irma Delight Weston :: Leaping dancer, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Leaping dancer, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Leaping dancer, 1921. Bromide print.
Irma Delight Weston :: Leaping dancer, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Outstretched arms. Rhythmic dance study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Outstretched arms. Rhythmic dance study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Outstretched arms. Rhythmic dance study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Outstretched arms. Rhythmic dance study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed

Two dancers by Delight Weston

Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. |src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. |src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed

These pictorial studies of two female dancers in motion are believed to have been taken at the former Ruth Doing Camp for Rhythmics in New York state’s Adirondack mountains. In the 1920’s and 30’s, photographer Delight Weston lived with camp founders Ruth Doing (1881-1966) and Gail Gardner (1878-1949) in New York City, along with other women artists, in a building at 139 W. 56th St. near Carnegie Hall. 

Established in 1916, the summer camp was first located on the shores of Upper Chateaugay lake near Lyon Mountain until 1925, when it moved to Upper St. Regis Lake in Paul Smiths, New York. Renamed the Gardner-Doing Camp after this time, it was coeducational: besides regular summer camp activities, it specialized in the “rhythmic” style of dancing popularized by famed dancer Isadora Duncan, whom Ruth Doing was a former student of. Doing’s life partner, Michigan native Gail Gardner, had earlier made a name for herself as an accomplished and world-traveling opera singer. [quoted from Photoseed]

Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed

Seeley’s tree silhouettes, ca. 1917

George H. Seeley :: Silhouettes of trees before a lake, ca. 1917. Platinum print. Lee Gallery. | src Luminous Lint LL/24559
George H. Seeley :: Three tree silhouettes, ca. 1917. Platinum print. Courtesy Lee Gallery. | src Luminous Lint LL/24558
George H. Seeley :: Three tree silhouettes, ca. 1917. Platinum print. Courtesy Lee Gallery. | src Luminous Lint LL/24558
George H. Seeley :: Silhouettes of trees before a lake, ca. 1917. Platinum print. Lee Gallery. | src Luminous Lint LL/24559
George H. Seeley :: Silhouettes of trees before a lake, ca. 1917. Platinum print. Lee Gallery. | src Luminous Lint LL/24559

Carlotta Corpron’s blossoms

Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: [Tree blossoms]; ca. 1930s-1940s; Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: [Tree blossoms]; ca. 1930s-1940s; Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988); [Lotus blossoms]; ca. 1930-1940's; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Fort Worth, Texas; P1988.16.91
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: [Lotus blossoms]; ca. 1930-1940s; Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Carlotta M. Corpron (1901-1988); [Lotus blossom]; ca. 1940s; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of the artist; P1988.16.54
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: [Lotus blossom]; ca. 1940s; Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988); [Magnolia blossoms]; ca. 1930-1940; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Fort Worth, Texas; P1988.16.52
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: [Magnolia blossoms]; ca. 1930-1940; Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988); [Magnolia blossoms]; ca. 1930-1940; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Fort Worth, Texas; P1988.16.53
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: [Magnolia blossom]; ca. 1930-1940; Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988); [Tree blossoms]; ca. 1930's-1940's; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Fort Worth, Texas; P1988.16.142
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: [Tree blossoms]; ca. 1940s; Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Photographer Carlotta Corpron had a brief but important career as an artist and a decades-long impact as a professor at Texas State College for Women (now Texas Woman’s University). In the 1930s and ‘40s she experimented with light, influenced by the ideals of the Bauhaus and the Institute of Design as brought to Denton, Texas, by László Moholy-Nagy and György Kepes. Her early photographs investigated how light transforms natural objects, but in later projects she took light itself as her subject, capturing its reflection and refraction in abstract compositions that sometimes involved cropping or combining multiple negatives. Corpron bequeathed her archive to the museum, which holds 138 prints, over 800 negatives, and the Carlotta Corpron Papers. [quoted from Amon Carter Museum]

Girl among hollyhocks, ca. 1910

Eva Watson-Schütze :: [Portrait of an unknown woman among hollyhocks], ca. 1910. [detail] | src Rijksmuseum
Eva Watson-Schütze :: [Portrait of an unknown woman among hollyhocks], ca. 1910. [detail] | src Rijksmuseum
Eva Watson-Schütze :: Portret van een onbekend meisje tussen bloemen [Unknown woman among hollyhocks], ca. 1910. Gelatin silver print on baryta paper. [Public domain] | src Rijksmuseum
Eva Watson-Schütze :: Portret van een onbekend meisje tussen bloemen [Portrait of an unknown woman among hollyhocks], ca. 1910. Gelatin silver print on baryta paper. [Public domain] | src Rijksmuseum

Women reading, dancing, strolling

Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman in white dress, dancing outdoors]; 1960. Gelatin silver print. Amon Carter Museum
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman in white dress, dancing outdoors]; 1960. Gelatin silver print. Amon Carter Museum
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman among trees], 1930-1960. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman reading outdoors], 1930-1960. Amon Carter Museum

Women’s portraits by Sipprell

Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman in profile], 1930-1960. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman in profile], 1930-1960. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975); Dorothea Perkins; ca. 1940's - 1950's; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase through gift of The Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.; P1984.1.260
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Dorothea Perkins; ca. 1940s-1950s. Gelatin silver print. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975); Dorothea Perkins; ca. 1940's - 1950's; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase through gift of The Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.; P1984.1.260
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Dorothea Perkins; ca. 1940s-1950s. Gelatin silver print. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman in ruffled blouse],  ca. 1930-1960. Gelatin silver print. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman in ruffled blouse], ca. 1930-1960. Gelatin silver print. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman in long scarf],  ca. 1930-1960. Gelatin silver print. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman in long scarf], ca. 1930-1960. Gelatin silver print. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman by window],  ca. 1930-1960. Gelatin silver print. Amon Carter Museum
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Woman by window], ca. 1930-1960. Gelatin silver print. Amon Carter Museum