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Item — Box: AFAM-1, Folder: 11
Overview The Cane Makers Photograph is a photograph that shows seven men in a cane-making workshop, with several bins and barrels of canes visible.
Collection — Box: AFAM OS-2, Folder: 6
Overview The Delmer C. Wilson Sabbathday Lake Photographs is a collection of nine photographs taken by Delmer C. Wilson of the landscape at the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake, Maine.
Dates: c. 1923
Item — Box: AFAM-1, Folder: 12
Overview The Jack Savitsky Letter is a biographical letter written by Savitsky in 1981. It incudes a sketch of a coal miner.
Scope and Contents Like the “Topical Subject” files, the “People” files have two constituent parts, one deriving from materials donated to the library by Dr. Bishop, the other originating in the library and developed by Edith Wise during the last few years [c. 1988]. Both consist of folders devoted to individual persons but, whereas the “Wise” files are concerned wholly with prominent folk artists past and present, the “Bishop” segment is wide-ranging in coverage: a significant portion relates to contemporary and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-1980s
Scope and Contents The “Topical Subject” files, which form an important part of the “Bishop Files,” are a collection of articles, photocopies of books or parts of books, newspaper clippings and hundreds and hundreds of splendid photographs (8x10 b and w, glossy prints) covering subjects that reflect Dr. Bishop’s many interests in antiques, folk art, printing, sculpture, pottery, furniture and many more aspects of the arts. Datable materials are chiefly from the 1970s, but both earlier and later years are...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970s-1980s
Overview The Robert Bishop Furniture Research Files contain research material related to different styles of furniture. The files are mostly secondary source material including photographs, new clippings, and articles. Bishop collected these files as a resource for his many published books about furniture, including How to Know American Antique Furniture (1973), and Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640-1970 (1972).