University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Parker Tyler:

An Inventory of His Literary File in the Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Tyler, Parker, 1904-1974
Title: Parker Tyler Photography Collection Literary File
Dates: 1920s-1960s
Abstract: The Parker Tyler Literary File consists of 279 photographic prints and negatives, including portraits and snapshots of Tyler, Pavel Tchelitchew, and various other people; photographic reproductions of art works by various artists; views of stained glass windows; and production material for Tyler’s book Florine Stettheimer: A Life in Art. Also included are three photograph albums.
Call Number: PH-00281
Extent: 2 document boxes, 1 oversize box, 3 bound volumes (2.33 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The Parker Tyler Literary File consists of 279 photographic prints and negatives, including portraits and snapshots of Tyler, Pavel Tchelitchew, and various other people; photographic reproductions of art works by various artists; views of stained glass windows; and production material for Tyler’s book Florine Stettheimer: A Life in Art. Also included are three photograph albums; two contain snapshots and portraits of Tyler and various other people as well as photographs taken by others and sent to Tyler; one is comprised chiefly of commercial views and art reproductions from Italy.

The materials are arranged as follows: images of Tyler and others; reproductions of artwork; and images in each of three albums. Descriptions were derived by the archivist from inscriptions on the image or in albums, where available. Original prints exist for all negatives. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file.

This file forms a part of the Harry Ransom Center’s Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally includes photographs either taken by, collected by, or of those figures.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at photography@hrc.utexas.edu


Index Terms

People
Boultenhouse, Charles, 1926-1994.
Ford, Charles Henri, 1908-2002.
Tyler, Parker, 1904-1974.
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957.
Subjects
Artists--Russian--20th century.
Document Types
Acetate negatives.
Art reproductions.
Gelatin silver prints.
Group portraits.
Photograph albums.
Portrait photographs.

Related Material

Additional materials by and about Tyler are located in the Ransom Center's Parker Tyler Papers.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Transfer from manuscript collection

Processed by:

Kait Dorsky, 2015


Item List

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1.1 Portraits of Parker Tyler, 1933; between 1940 and 1949.
Gelatin silver prints, 23.7 x 18.7 cm or smaller.
Container
LF OV Box, Small Parker Tyler, 1967.
Gelatin silver print.
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1.2 Portrait of Tyler with Peggy Guggenheim and Ted Bradley, between 1940 and 1949.
Gelatin silver print, 33.9 x 26.9 cm.
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1.3 Four variant portraits of Pavel Tchelitchew, .
Gelatin silver prints, 12.7 x 10.4 cm each.
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AV Four variant portraits of Pavel Tchelitchew (negatives for 975:0090:0005-0008).
Acetate negatives, 11.1 x 8.3 cm or smaller.
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1.4 Copy prints of various unidentified people.
Gelatin silver prints, 12.8 x 20.6 cm or smaller.
Container
AV Copy negatives of various unidentified people (negatives for 975:0090:0013-0027).
Acetate negatives, 12.8 x 17.7 cm or smaller.
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1.5 Group portrait of Russian artists including Pavel Tchelitchew and his sister Varia.
Gelatin silver print, 12.6 x 20.6 cm.
Container
AV Group portrait of Russian artists including Pavel Tchelitchew and his sister Varia (negative for 975:0090:0043).
Acetate negative, 12.2 x 17.6 cm.
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1.6 Copy prints of various unidentified people.
Gelatin silver prints, 12.8 x 20.6 cm each.
Container
AV Copy negatives of various unidentified people (negatives for 975:0090:0045-0051).
Acetate negatives, 17.7 x 12.8 cm or smaller.
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1.7 Chiefly images of Tyler, Charles Boultenhouse(?), Charles Henri Ford, Ruth Ford, and Pavel Tchelitchew, between 1930 and 1959.
Gelatin silver prints, 16.5 x 16.5 cm or smaller.
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AV Photographic reproductions of paintings by Pavel Tchelitchew.
Color transparencies, 20 x 25.1 cm or smaller.
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1.8 Photographic reproduction of Pavel Tchelitchew’s oil painting Mercury, 1956.
Chromogenic color print, 20.8 x 16.8 cm.
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1.9 Photographic reproductions of a drawing and a painting.
Gelatin silver prints, 34.4 x 25.9 cm each.
Container
AV Photographic reproductions of an unidentified painting.
Color transparency, 17.6 x 12.5 cm.
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1.1 Photographic reproductions of paintings.
Gelatin silver prints, 12.6 x 10.3 cm each.
Container
AV Negatives of paintings (negatives for 975:0090:0092-0094).
Acetate negatives, 10.5 x 7.2 cm each.
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1.11 Photographic reproductions of drawing and painting.
Gelatin silver prints, 31.8 x 25.5 cm or smaller.
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1.12 Images of stained glass windows,
Gelatin silver prints, 26.3 x 21.5 cm or smaller.
Container
LF OV Box, Small Views of the Sistine Chapel and the Roman Forum.
Gelatin silver prints, 31.3 x 41.1 cm or smaller.
Photographic reproductions of art work.
Gelatin silver prints, 38.6 x 30 cm or smaller.
Images of stained glass windows depicting the story of Psyche.
Gelatin silver prints, 40.9 x 28.6 cm or smaller.
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1.13-18 Photographic prints used in the production of Tyler’s book Florine Stettheimer: A Life in Art, between 1920 and 1949.
Gelatin silver prints, 22.3 x 27.9 cm or smaller.
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AV Three frames of 16mm film from Robert Beaver’s Winged Dialogue.
16mm acetate color film, 1.6 x 3.8 cm each.
Color internegatives made from 16mm film from Robert Beaver’s Winged Dialogue.
Color internegatives, 5.8 x 6.1 cm or smaller.
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LF Albums Tyler, P., 1 Louis Zwerling and Tyler, Woodstock, New York, circa 1933.
Gelatin silver print, 6.5 x 10.9 cm.
Charles Henri Ford and Gertrude Stein, Bilignin, France, circa 1932.
Gelatin silver print, 12.1 x 7.8 cm.
Photocollage including image of Charles Henri Ford on an English tomb. Printed on image: Tomb of the Earl and Countess of Arundel. Chichester Cathedral.
Photocollage, 8.9 x 13.7 cm.
Charles Henri Ford as the Spirit of Young America in Paris. Inscribed: Parker- Count the word love, From CH in Paris, 1931.
Gelatin silver print, 22.7 x 16.2 cm.
Portrait of unidentified man. Inscribed: Pour Parker, En souvenir d’amitie – Sincerement, Lou, 1927.
Platinum print, 22.5 x 17.5 cm.
Oronzo Lasparo in his Village studio, New York, circa early 1930s.
Gelatin silver print, 9.5 x 5.6 cm.
Evan Brower at Orchard Beach, New York, circa late 1930s.
Gelatin silver print, 9 x 6.3 cm.
Dorothy Thorpe Shoemaker, Macdougal Alley, New York, circa mid 1930s.
Gelatin silver print, 6.8 x 4.6 cm.
Cecil Beaton and Charles Henri Ford in Spain, 1935.
Gelatin silver print, 10.8 x 6.2 cm.
Charles Henri Ford on a European beach, between 1930 and 1939.
Gelatin silver print, 6 x 6.3 cm.
Tyler and friends photographed by Charles Henri Ford at Pavel Tchelitchew's home at 95 Christopher Street, New York City. Inscribed: Leslie Powell, Harold Rosenberg, 1935.
Gelatin silver print, 9.1 x 13.9 cm.
Lionel Abel photographed by Charles Henri Ford at Pavel Tchelitchew's home at East 73rd Street, New York, circa late 1930s.
Gelatin silver print, 6.5 x 5.8 cm.
Tyler photographed by Charles Henri Ford on sorties into Central Park, near the East River, New York City. Several are inscribed, 1937-1938.
Gelatin silver prints, 13.4 x 9.2 cm or smaller.
Early Autumn picnic near Weston, Connecticut. Charles Henri Ford at camera. Inscribed: ?, Peggy O’Brien, Alajalov, Tyler, Isa Jennings, Tchelitchew, Alice de Lamar, ?, circa late 1930s.
Gelatin silver print, 10.1 x 10 cm.
Charles Henri Ford at the old wellhead on the lawn of Alice de la Mar’s White House, Weston, Connecticut.
Gelatin silver print, 12.2 x 8.3 cm.
Tyler at Pavel Tchelithew’s summer residence, Derby Hill, near Pawlet, Vermont. Inscribed: used as author’s portrait on flap of jacket for Tyler’s book on Charlie Chaplin, 1940.
Gelatin silver print, 15 x 8.1 cm.
Tyler posed by the filmmaker Francis Lee in the latter’s New York studio, 1940.
Gelatin silver print, 9.3 x 13.8 cm.
At the Autumn Masquerade for View’s fifth birthday party held in the park on Alice de la Mar’s estate, Weston, Connecticut. Inscribed: Katherine Sergova, Ford, 1945.
Halftone photomechanical print, 17.3 x 12.1 cm.
At the Autumn Masquerade for View’s fifth birthday party held in park on Alice de la Mar’s estate, Weston, Connecticut. Inscribed: Tyler as the Spectre of the Rose dancing with Harriet Janis (Mrs. Sidney Janis), 1945.
Gelatin silver print, 9.4 x 13.9 cm.
Printed on image: From Mississippi to Fireman’s Ball came revelers Poet Charles Henri Ford and his sister. Inscribed: from Life, circa late 1930s or early 1940s.
Halftone photomechanical print, 9.2 x 11.3 cm.
Tyler, Marjorie Borisoff, and Marie-Jeanne near Wellfleet, Cape Cod. Two of the three photographs are captioned, 1950.
Gelatin silver prints, 6.4 x 8.9 cm or smaller.
Tyler on Mary’s pond, near Wellfleet, 1950.
Gelatin silver print, 12.8 x 8 cm.
Inscribed: Charles Boultenhouse.
Gelatin silver print, 8.7 x 13.7 cm.
Contact sheet with 24 images of Marjorie Borisoff, Tyler, and Charles Boultenhouse on Mary’s Pond, near Wellfleet, 1950.
Gelatin silver print, 20.7 x 25.5 cm.
Tyler at “Camp Happy Time” on Accabonac Creek, near East Hampton, Long Island, circa mid 1950s.
Gelatin silver prints, 9.2 x 8.9 cm or smaller.
Tyler photographed by Wilbur Pippin in his apartment at 240 West 16th Street, New York City, circa mid 1950s.
Gelatin silver print, 23.7 x 18.5 cm.
Tyler with Jean van Heijenoort, Marjorie Borisoff, Amagansett beach, Long Island, circa mid 1950s.
Gelatin silver print, 8.9 x 8.9 cm.
Tyler with Marjorie (Mason) Borisoff, Louis Zwerling, near Woodstock, New York, circa 1934.
Gelatin silver print, 4 x 9 cm.
Tyler with Marjorie Jones and Marjorie Borisoff.
Gelatin silver print, 8.4 x 9 cm.
Tyler with Cecil Beaton in Russia.
Gelatin silver print, 6.1 x 5.8 cm.
Frederick Kiesler in his New York apartment reminiscing of Pavel Tchelitchew and Berlin during the early 1920s, circa 1959.
Gelatin silver print, 9.8 x 15 cm.
Charles Boultenhouse photographed by Tyler at Camp Happy Time, Springs, East Hampton, Long Island, circa 1959.
Gelatin silver prints, 9 x 12.1 cm or smaller.
View of Camp Happy Time from the east showing wisteria arbor, circa 1959.
Gelatin silver print, 5.9 x 7.5 cm.
Views of big studio at 5 West 16th Street, New York City, shared by Tyler and Charles Boultenhouse, between 1957-1964.
Gelatin silver prints, 8.6 x 6.8 cm.
Tyler in Marjorie Jones’ house in Springs, Long Island, circa 1959-1960.
Chromogenic color print, 8.9 x 8.9 cm.
Charles Boultenhouse visiting his mother in Florida, 1966.
Chromogenic color print, 8.9 x 8.9 cm.
Container
LF Albums Tyler, P., 2 Portrait of Tyler by Village artist, 1930s.
Pencil on paper, 29.3 x 22.6 cm.
Parker Tyler photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1935.
Gelatin silver print, 24.5 x 18.1 cm.
Charles Boltenhouse (left) photographed with Tyler in Vogue.
Gelatin silver print, 29.2 x 20.5 cm.
Wilma Crittenden, Southern poet. Inscribed: For Parker – to love is to die a little – Wilma, 3-14-37, 14 March 1937.
Gelatin silver print, 24.5 x 19.9 cm.
Inscribed: Masquerade ball, décor by Tchelitchew, Estate Alice de Lamar, Alvin Colt with head above the crowd, Tyler dancing with lady in black sash.
Gelatin silver print, 20.7 x 25.3 cm.
Inscribed: To Parker, whose rainbow salve has healed one eye of my heart and left the other open. Love, Philip.
Gelatin silver print, 17.5 x 12.3 cm.
Inscribed: Portrait of Parker Tyler (frontispiece for book). Signed: P. Tchelitchew.
Halftone photomechanical print, 23.1 x 16.2 cm.
Philip Lamantia, Inscribed: To Parker Tyler, and his glamorous future which I shall not envy – but share! Kurtz Gordon, circa 1943.
Gelatin silver print, 17.8 x 12.6 cm.
Sketch of Parker Tyler, 1940.
Ink on paper, 30.7 x 25.4 cm.
Self-portrait by Cecil Beaton. Inscribed: To Parker, with poetry, Cecil.
Gelatin silver print, 24.6 x 19.1 cm.
Charles Henri Ford and Tyler, circa 1938.
Gelatin silver print, 14.5 x 14.3 cm.
From left to right: Charles Henri Ford, Alajalov, Mrs. Isa Jennings, Tyler, Mrs. Peggy O’Brien, and an unidentified man, circa 1938.
Gelatin silver print, 14.3 x 14.3 cm.
Tyler’s nephew, Richard Tyler, as a lead in the Broadway play Christopher Blake. Reproduced in Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar, circa 1949.
Halftone photomechanical print, 26.1 x 21.1 cm.
Sketch of Tyler by Dorothy Thorpe.
Pencil on paper, 12.6 x 23.5 cm.
Sketch of Tyler by Louis Zwerling.
Pencil on paper, 27.7 x 21.3 cm.
Inscribed: Parker Tyler outside Rodin Museum, Philadelphia. Phallic ornament on head a hazard of photography, circa late 1940s.
Gelatin silver prints, 23.3 x 19.1 cm.
Sketch of Tyler by Louis Zwerling.
Pencil on paper, 16.5 x 14.3 cm.
Wilma Ethel Crittenden.
Gelatin silver print, 15.7 x 20.6 cm.
Subject holds a self-portrait by Tyler. Original is in the Estate of Wilma Crittenden in Texas). Inscribed: Parker – Here is my hand – let us both be less lonely – Lorin Vallee, 1938, 1938.
Gelatin silver print, 20.9 x 15.8 cm.
Charles Henry Ford, Paris. [*Moved to Henri Cartier-Bresson Collection], 1935.
Gelatin silver print, 16.3 x 23.5 cm.
Mexico. [*Moved to Henri Cartier-Bresson Collection], 1934.
Gelatin silver print, 16.6 x 24.8 cm.
Container
LF Albums Tyler, P., 3 Album comprised of 52 items (39 black and white photographic prints, 1 of which is hand-tinted; 13 photomechanical prints). The images, chiefly commercial views and art reproductions from Italy with captions printed on them, are 14.9 x 10.4 cm or smaller, February-May 1954.
Photograph album, 18.4 x 26.9 cm.



Index of Photographers

  • Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980--975:0092:0010
  • Brown Bros.--980:0053:0001, 0005, 0018
  • Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-2004--975:0092:0020, 0021
  • Ford, Charles Henri--975:0090:0061
  • Man Ray, 1890-1976--980:0053:0011
  • Meatyard, Ralph Eugene, 1925-1972--975:0090:0003
  • Melton-Pippin--975:0090:0002
  • Nelson, O. E.--975:0090:0085-0086, 0091
  • Peter A. Juley & Son--980:053:0013, 0017
  • Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964--980:0053:0009-0010; 975:0092:0002