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Caresse Crosby photograph collection


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Caresse Crosby


Harry Crosby

Oversized Photographs


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Title: Caresse Crosby photograph collection, 1890-1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 2/1/PH 49

Primary Creator: Crosby, Caresse (1891-1970)

Extent: 11.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Organized into three series: (1) Caresse Crosby, (2) Friends of Caresse Crosby, and (3) Harry Crosby

Subjects: Crosby, Caresse, 1892-1970., Crosby, Harry, 1898-1929., World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Crosby, Caresse, 1892-1970. - Photographs, Crosby, Harry, 1898-1929. - Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Caresse Crosby photograph collection comprises photographs in her personal collection at the time of her death and complements the Caresse Crosby papers, MSS 140. The collection includes images of Caresse Crosby throughout her life, her husband Harry Crosby and other family members, notable writers and artists and other friends and acquaintences, homes and travel, artwork and other illustrative material used in her publishing activities, and World War I photographs and other personal images of Harry Crosby. Crosby's connections with the literary and artistic elite beginning in the 1920s were extensive and the collection includes images of Kay Boyle, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean Cocteau, Hart Crane, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Sam Rosenberg, Angelos Sikelianos, and William Sykes among others. The bulk of the photographs are available online at the URL below.

Biographical Note

Caresse Crosby was born Mary Phelps Jacob on April 30, 1891 in New Rochelle, New York, daughter of a prominent New England family. After a brief marriage to Richard Rogers Peabody, she married Harry Crosby in 1922 and soon after moved to France. In April, 1927, they founded a publishing company soon to become The Black Sun Press. The publications included a Hindu Love Book, The Fall of the House of Usher, and letters by Harry's cousin, Henry James, to Walter Berry. Other contributors to the Black Sun Press included D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Kay Boyle, Ernest Hemingway, Hart Crane, Rene Crevel, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound among others. Caresse wrote a book of poetry, Crosses of Gold, which they also published. In 1928, Harry met Josephine Noyes Rotch with whom he had an ongoing affair. On December 10, 1929, in an apparent suicide pact, Harry and Josephine were found dead in a hotel room. After Harry Crosby's suicide, Caresse kept the Black Sun Press going. She also established, with Jacques Porel, a side venture, Crosby Continental Editions, that published paperback books by Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and Dorothy Parker, among others. Ahead of her time, her paperback books did not sell well, and the press closed in 1933. The Black Sun Press, however, continued publishing into the 1950s. In 1936 Caresse and her new husband Selbert Saffold moved to Bowling Green, Virginia where she kept company with Salvador Dali, Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin. By 1941, having divorced Saffold, Caresse moved to Washington D.C., where she opened the city's only modern art gallery. She also started Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly, a magazine that sought to continue her work with young and avant-garde writers and artists. She published six editions before she ran out of funds and sponsors. This was her last major publishing effort. She became politically active and founded the organizations Women Against War and Citizens of the World, which embraced the concept of a "world community" which other activists like Buckminster Fuller also supported. In 1953, Caresse published her autobiography, The Passionate Years. She died in relative obscurity from complications from pneumonia in Rome on January 24, 1970, aged 78.

Subject/Index Terms

Crosby, Caresse, 1892-1970.
Crosby, Harry, 1898-1929.
World War, 1914-1918

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 oversized; 13 scrapbooks

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Related Materials: Caresse Crosby papers, MSS 140. For more information please see

Preferred Citation: [Item], Caresse Crosby photograph collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Other Note: Images from the Caresse Crosby photograph collection are available online at the other URL below.

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Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Caresse Crosby],
[Series 2: Friends],
[Series 3: Harry Crosby],
[Series 4: Oversized Photographs],
[Series 5: Scrapbooks],

Series 1: Caresse CrosbyAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ancestors and Family, ca. 1890s-early 1900s.Add to your cart.
Unidentifed photos of people boating and two portraits.
Folder 2: Ancestors and Family, ca. 1892-1920.Add to your cart.
Photos of Caresse Crosby as a child and yound adult, including family members such as brothers and her mother.
Folder 3: Ancestors and Family, ca. late 1800s-early 1900sAdd to your cart.
Unidentified photographs.
Folder 4: Harry and Caresse Crosby, 1920-1930Add to your cart.

Photos of Harry and Caresse Crosby

Wedding portrait

Photocopy [from microfilm] of wedding announcement

Folder 5: Miscellaneous Photographs, 1920-1930Add to your cart.

Miscellaneous photographs including:

Kay Boyle and Laurence Vail in a car at Le Moulin

Harry's wallet photographs

Portrait of Josephine Rotch Bigelow

Folder 6: Caresse Crosby and Others, 1920-1930Add to your cart.

This folder includes:

Harry, Caresse, and Mrs. Crosby in the MIddle East (Jerusalem, Syria, and Lebanon) including Harry with "Bokhara."

Constance Crowninshield Coolidge, Laurence Vail, Kay Boyle, Hart Crane, and Caresse on the Sun Tower at Le Moulin, 1928.

Caresse, Harry, and Mrs. Crosby in St. Moritz, 1926.

Large portrait of Gretchen Powel with Caresse Crosby.

Photographs at the Bar de la Tempete.

Folder 7: Miscellaneous Unidentified Photographs, 1920-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Caresse Crosby Alone, 1920-1930Add to your cart.
Many candid photos but also portraits, including a one made by D. H. Lawrence
Folder 9: Caresse Crosby's Artwork, 1923-1925Add to your cart.
Photos of sculptures
Folder 10: Caresse Crosby Alone, 1930-1940Add to your cart.
Candid photos and portraits of Caresse including photographs by Emlen Etting of Caresse in Poem 8 (one photograph published in Vanity Fair)
Folder 11: Le Moulin Du Soleil in Ermenonville, France, 1930-1940Add to your cart.

Party scenes (most with people identified)

Photographs of building exterior

Folder 12: Hampton Manor, Bowling Green, Virginia, 1930-1940Add to your cart.

Exterior and interior views

Related people

The stable designed by Caresse

Folder 13: Caresse, Bert Young, and Others at S bar S Ranch, Virginia, Nevada, 1940Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Caresse and Others in St. Anton; Greece; South Carolina; and on board The Champlain (Paris-New York boat) with Polleen, 1930-1931, 1933, 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Pets and Animals, 1929, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Unidentified Photographs, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Virginia Beach, VA, 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Including photographs of Bill Peabody (Caresse's son)
Folder 5: Caresse Crosby and Roger Lescaret at Black Sun Press, ca. 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous Photographs from Washington D.C.; England; California; and Italy - Including Photographs at Rocca, ca. 1940-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Caresse Crosby Alone, 1946, 1940-1950Add to your cart.
Including Caresse in Rome, working on Portfolio IV
Folder 8: Photographs of Painted and Drawn Portraits of Caresse CrosbyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs in Athens, 1947Add to your cart.
Some are color photographs; the quality of the color has deteriorated severely
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Photographs, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Identified Photographs, 1948, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Unidentified Photographs, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Caresse Crosby Alone, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Including photographs from Germany, Greece, Antibes, Italy, and England
Folder 14: Miscellaneous Photographs at Rocca and Venice, Italy, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Many include Caresse Crosby
Folder 15: Miscellaneous Photographs, 1950-1960Add to your cart.


Yee Gods party in Washington D.C., 1952

Klausner cocktail party

Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs in Greece, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous - including photographs of Caresse with Archbishop Makarios and others
Folder 2: Caresse on Trial in Greece, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: World Center Monument in Delphi, Greece Built by Caresse on Her Property, and the Modern Art Gallery in Delphi, Established by Caresse, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 4: India, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Women Against War (W.A.W) Materials, ca. 1945-1950sAdd to your cart.
This includes photos and descriptions of children affected by the Greek-Italian War.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Unidentified Photographs, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Caresse Crosby AloneAdd to your cart.
Most in Italy
Folder 3: Caresse Crosby's Birthday Party in Italy, August 27, 1965Add to your cart.
Photographs made by David Lees for Life magazine
Folder 4: Miscellaneous Photographs Greece and Italy, 1960-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Including Jeremy and Stelloff party
Folder 6: Miscellaneous Photographs, 1932-1948Add to your cart.
Caresse Crosby and her children, Polleen and Bill Peabody
Folder 7: Caresse Crosby and Various Men, 1931-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "The Men in My Life", 1915-1934Add to your cart.
Per Caresse Crosby - includes photograph of Dick Peabody (Caresse's first husband) and Richard Simon
Folder 9: Half-tones Made From Misc. Photographs for a Black Sun ProjectAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs of Paintings of "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" (Dali, Delvauz, etc.), ca. 1946Add to your cart.
B&W photographs of paintings, photographed by Soichi Sunami.
Folder 2: Photographs for Portfolio IV, Italy, ca. 1944Add to your cart.
Photos of artwork and unidentified children
Folder 3: Photographs for Portfolio VI, Greece, 1946Add to your cart.
Photos of artwork and artists and unidentified people at a luncheon.
Folder 4: Photographs for Portfolio VIII, Black Art, 1948Add to your cart.
Photograph of poet Myron O'Higgins, Crosby, and artwork.
Folder 5: Misc. Photographs Related to the World Referendum, World Citizens, World Man, Temple of Peace and Health, and Peace-Related Art., 1957, 1964, 1968Add to your cart.
Photos of exhibits, founder of the Commonwealth of World Citizens Hugh J. Schonfield, artwork and statues either at the fair or sold at an action at the fair.
Folder 6: "The Passionate Years"Add to your cart.
Contains xeroxed copies of the book's photograph pages with folder location for the photographs in the collection.
Series 2: FriendsAdd to your cart.
Arranged throughout the boxes and folders alphabetically.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Alastair (Hans Henning von Voight)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Anton, Phillada, 1961Add to your cart.
Photo with unidentified man on the beach.
Folder 3: Apostol, Sam, 1958Add to your cart.
Apostol and family, home, and places.
Folder 4: Atwater, Barbara JaneAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Auric, GeorgeAdd to your cart.
Includes a portrait with Caresse, Jean Franck, and Nora Auric.
Folder 6: Austin, DarrellAdd to your cart.
Photo of oil painting "The Colt" and sketching "Girl and her pet."
Folder 7: Baczynsky, Wolodymy B., 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bill Barker, 1949-1968Add to your cart.
Portraits and vacation photos.
Folder 9: BarrAdd to your cart.
Slides of paintings
Folder 10: Bearden, RomareAdd to your cart.
Photographs of paintings/drawings.
Folder 11: Beardsley, AubreyAdd to your cart.
Photos of drawings.
Folder 12: Barry, WalterAdd to your cart.
Harry Crosby's cousin, portraits. Including photograph with Edith Wharton and Caresse.
Folder 13: Boone, Robert, 1967Add to your cart.
Photo with man.
Folder 14: Boyle, Kay, 1931-1958Add to your cart.

Including portrait with Harry and portrait with Caresse; see also 49/1/5 (with Lawrence Vail) and 49/1/6 (with CCC, Lawrence Vail, and Caresse).

Also includes vacation photos with family and portraits.

Folder 15: Bull, Daphne (Daphne Hellman nee Bull), 1937Add to your cart.
Fishing at Hampton Manor.
Folder 16: Burnett, Whit, June 1965Add to your cart.
Photograph with Caresse.
Folder 17: Calfee, William, March 1946Add to your cart.
Photograph of marble sculpture "Deity" exhibited in Crosby Gallery, March 1946 and printed in Portfolio V, Plate IV.
Folder 18: Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1945Add to your cart.
8x10 photograph of his "Liberation of Dessau Camp, Germany, 1945" [photograph is most likely copy of a photograph, not original print from negative] (also see 12/10 for original prints).
Folder 19: Ceccarelli, Aurelio, May 1955Add to your cart.
"Three works of Art" May 1955 Rome.
Folder 20: Char, Rene, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
People and places
Folder 21: Chirico, Giorgio de, 1945Add to your cart.
Photograph of painting
Folder 22: Cliggitt, NessaAdd to your cart.
With family
Folder 23: Cocteau, JeanAdd to your cart.
(Also see 12/3) Folder is missing, may refer to object in box 12.
Folder 24: Coggshall, KateAdd to your cart.
William Chapman, Coggshall, Caresse, and an unidentified man.
Folder 25: Corso, Gregory, 1959, 1966Add to your cart.
Venice 1959 and Rocca August 1966.
Folder 26: Crane, Hart, 1929-1932Add to your cart.

Photographed by Harry Crosby at Le Moulin, 1929.

Portrait by David Alfaro Siqueiros, Taxco, 1931.

Portrait of Crane that was included in his last letter to Caresse in 1932.

Hart Crane and Caresse at Chantilly, 1929.

Folder 27: Crosby, HenriettaAdd to your cart.
Harry Crosby's mother.
Folder 28: Culler, FrankAdd to your cart.
Two photographs of rooms with no people in them.
Folder 29: Dali, Gala, 1940Add to your cart.
At Hampton Manor.
Folder 30: Salvador Dali, 1939Add to your cart.

Including "Dali enchanting the woods and pond" (performance with piano and canoe at Hampton Manor in Virginia, 1939).

Also includes portraits.

Folder 31: Degas, EdgarAdd to your cart.
Photograph of painting, "Bowing dancers."
Folder 32: Diamontopoulis, DiamantisAdd to your cart.
Photos of artwork.
Folder 33: Donati, EnricoAdd to your cart.
Photo of Donati with artwork.
Folder 34: Durst, AndreAdd to your cart.
Photos of a party
Folder 35: Elin, Winifred, 1944, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
In Sandwich, England. Photos of a home, Elin, and family.
Folder 36: Englendsen de Geetere, Mai denAdd to your cart.
Two photos at Le Moulin: one with Harry Crosby, one on mule.
Folder 37: Elytis, OdysseusAdd to your cart.
Portrait of Odysseus.
Folder 38: Fekete, Zoltah, 1960Add to your cart.
Portraits, vacation photos, and with orchestras.
Folder 39: Fite, HarveyAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Forain, Jean LouisAdd to your cart.
Photographs of paintings.
Folder 2: Fortune, AnthonyAdd to your cart.
Portaits, photos of home and an unidentified woman.
Folder 3: Frobisher, Mrs.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Gabriel, FrancisAdd to your cart.
Photo of daughter, Avril-Souge.
Folder 5: Geetere, Frans de, 1927, 1948Add to your cart.
Artwork, portraits, and vacation photos in Amsterdam.
Folder 6: Ghika, TiggieAdd to your cart.
Photo of sculpture
Folder 7: Goodwin, John, 1950Add to your cart.
At southern California home
Folder 8: Gruber, FrancisAdd to your cart.
Photograph of a drawing used in Portfolio II, leaf 15.
Folder 9: Guevara, Meraud [nee Guiness]Add to your cart.
Photographs of Geuvera with others and photographs of her paintings.
Folder 10: Guggenheim, PeggyAdd to your cart.
Photograph of her in Rocca.
Folder 11: Helion, Jean, ca. 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Portrait and artwork.
Folder 12: Hemingway, Ernest, 1923Add to your cart.
Reprint of a Man Ray portrait.
Folder 13: Hinds, Leonard, 1968Add to your cart.
Portraits of Leonard and Andrew Hinds as children.
Folder 14: Horn, Taki, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Jacob, Leonard II, 1960-1963Add to your cart.
Caresse's brother and family.
Folder 16: Jacob, Lydia, ca. 1931-1934Add to your cart.
First wife of Caresse's brother Walter "Bud" Jacob, with Caresse.
Folder 17: Jacob, Mary Phelps, 1928Add to your cart.
Caresse's mother. Photographs of Mary's house in Watertown and some of Mary.
Folder 18: Jacob, William HearnAdd to your cart.
Caresse's father. Cut-out photo of William.
Folder 19: Jacquit, Henry, 1928Add to your cart.
Photos of Henry and his wife.
Folder 20: Johnson, BuffieAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Jolas, Eugene and Maria, 1929Add to your cart.
Photographed at Harry and Caresse Crosby's home outside Paris, France called The Mill.
Folder 22: Khan, Sy, February 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Kaiser, StuartAdd to your cart.
Unidentified child, possible Kaiser's son.
Folder 24: Kromer, TomAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Kotas, ValafsAdd to your cart.
Photos of a sculpture
Folder 26: Lardera, Berto, 1942Add to your cart.
Photos of sculptures
Folder 27: Law, MichaelAdd to your cart.
Photo with unidentified individuals
Folder 28: Lawrence, David Herbert, 1929Add to your cart.
Includes photographs by Harry Crosby at Le Moulin.
Folder 29: Lazzari, Pietro, 1958Add to your cart.
Lazzari and his sculptures, including a bust of Caresse.
Folder 30: Lee, Canada, 1952Add to your cart.
With Bill Barker in Rome
Folder 31: Lescaret, Roger, 1945Add to your cart.

Portraits by Robert Dosineau.

(See also 2/5, Black Sun Press)

Folder 32: Viscount Lymington, Geral Vernon WallopAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Magnus, Constance Crowninshield, 1950, 1962Add to your cart.
Vacation photos
Folder 34: Maillol, AristideAdd to your cart.
Photo of a sculpture
Folder 35: Mana, Robert, 1965Add to your cart.
With unidentified individuals in Rocca
Folder 36: Marcocci, Mario, 1931Add to your cart.
Photo of a watercolor
Folder 37: Miller, HenryAdd to your cart.
Folder is missing
Folder 38: Millsaps, David, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Moore, Harry T., 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Mun, Lorraine de, 1950s-1966Add to your cart.
Caresse's granddaughter
Folder 41: Nervi, Pier LuigiAdd to your cart.
Photo of a drawing
Folder 42: Nelthropp, PollyAdd to your cart.
Photos of a home and Nelthropp with a dog
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: North, John, 1956, December 25, 1964Add to your cart.

With Serena at home, Christmas 1964.

With Caresse, 1956.

Folder 2: O'Grady, Desmond, 1965Add to your cart.
With Florence O'Grady and Caresse.
Folder 3: Olson, Charles, 1946, 1952Add to your cart.
Includes photos with wife and daughter.
Folder 4: Ortiz, ManoloAdd to your cart.
Vacation photos
Folder 5: Osborne, Io, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Peabody, Richard "Dick" Rogers, December 1917Add to your cart.
Caresse's first husband.
Folder 7: Peabody, Josette, 1952Add to your cart.
Caresse's daughter-in-law.
Folder 8: Peabody, Polleen de Mun North Drysdale, 1927, 1929, 1932, 1939, 1946-1947, 1954Add to your cart.
Caresse's daughter
Folder 9: Peabody, William "Bill", 1919-1921, 1923, 1931, 1951Add to your cart.
Caresse's son.
Folder 10: Peckham, Ted, 1941, 1944, 1954Add to your cart.
In Hollywood
Folder 11: Peters, TedAdd to your cart.
In Navy uniform
Folder 12: Picasso, PabloAdd to your cart.
Photo of an oil pastel
Folder 13: Polignac, Nina Melchoir de, 1930-1931Add to your cart.

With Caresse.

(See also 2/1, St. Anton)

Folder 14: Porel, Jacques, ca. 1930-1933Add to your cart.
(See also 8/13)
Folder 15: Portman, Suna (Boyle)Add to your cart.
(See also 8/23)
Folder 16: Pound, Ezra, 1921, 1965Add to your cart.
Includes photos of "Life Mask", Paris 1921.
Folder 17: Powel, Peter and Gretchen, 1918, 1928, 1941Add to your cart.

Includes portrait of Caresse, Peter, and New York postmaster, 1941.

(See also 1/6 for protrait of Caresse with Gretchen)

Folder 18: Quintanilla, LuisAdd to your cart.
Portrait and photos of a room showing artwork.
Folder 19: Raimondos, Panos, July 1964Add to your cart.
Includes photos of Raimondos sculpting.
Folder 20: Rexroth, Kenneth, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Rochefoucauld, Comte Armand de laAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Rosenberg, SamAdd to your cart.

(See also box 12)

Folder is missing, may refer to objects in box 12.

Folder 23: Segall, Lillian, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Shafik, DoriaAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Sikelianos, Angelos, 1947Add to your cart.
Sikelianos with with wife and unidentified woman outside of a doorway on the Island of Salamis.
Folder 26: Simon, Richard Leo, ca. 1931-1934Add to your cart.
St. Anton
Folder 27: Spender, Stephen, 1951Add to your cart.
With Caresse
Folder 28: Steinert, Alec and SylviaAdd to your cart.
Wedding portrait, Harry Crosby was best man.
Folder 29: Sykes, WilliamAdd to your cart.
(See also box 12)
Folder 30: Takis, 1957, 1961Add to your cart.
Includes works by Takis and vacation photos in Venice.
Folder 31: Tal-CoatAdd to your cart.
Photos of drawing.
Folder 32: Tate, SallyAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Tauch, EdAdd to your cart.
Photos while in the armed services.
Folder 34: Tetsis, PanaciotisAdd to your cart.
Photo of a painting.
Folder 35: Toot, AmerigoAdd to your cart.
Photos of wood carvings.
Folder 36: Valenti, LilliAdd to your cart.
In Rocca.
Folder 37: Veloudios, Thanos, May 1953, October 1965Add to your cart.
In Athens, Greece.
Folder 38: Verlaine, PaulAdd to your cart.
In a cafe.
Folder 39: Vivante, CharisAdd to your cart.
With Caresse.
Folder 40: White, EmileAdd to your cart.
"The Children's Village" photo by Toren, San Francisco.
Folder 41: Wilkins, Katherine "Kitsa"Add to your cart.
(See Crosby, formerly Choate. Harry Crosby's sister. See also Scrapbook 2)
Folder 42: Wood, JasperAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Young, Selbert "Bert", 1936-1938, 1940Add to your cart.
Caresse's third husband.
Series 3: Harry CrosbyAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Portraits: Harry Crosby Alone and With Others., 1924-1929Add to your cart.

Harry in Paris 1924-1925

Group photographs

Official photograph (reproduction)

Harry in the Sun Tower, 1928

Harry in his library, 1928

Harry, Caresse, and Peter and Gretchen Powel in library, 1928

Miscellaneous portraits

Self portrait from 1929

Harry by plane, Oct. 1929

Caresse and Harry's tombstone

Miscellaneous small photographs

Folder 2: Miscellaneous Photographs of People, Places and Things Pertaining to Harry Crosby, 1923-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Harry Crosby Before 1920Add to your cart.
Includes childhood portraits, school pictures, and sports
Folder 4: Photographs of World War I, 1918-1919Add to your cart.

WWI scenes

Portraits of Harry in WWI uniform and with ambulances

St. Mark's School group portrait in army uniform

Portrait proofs in uniform

Bachrach group photo (all wearing Croix de Guerre)

Portrait of Harry with Spaulding, Shepley, Tearing, and Kaiser

Miscellaneous photographs

18 pages of small photographs including snapshots and commercially made images

Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs as ArtAdd to your cart.
Enlargements from original negatives
Folder 2: Photographs as ArtAdd to your cart.
Enlarged prints of the series outlines in 11/2
Folder 3: Photographs as Art and Photo Clipping Mounted on Painted BoardAdd to your cart.
Enlarged prints of the series outlined in 11/2
Folder 4: Photographs as ArtAdd to your cart.
Enlarged prints of the series outlined in 11/2.
Folder 5: Photographs as ArtAdd to your cart.
Enlarged prints of the series outlined in 11/2
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous Small PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Larger than 2/5 x 3.5

Including a small photograph related to Transition #16-17 (Spring - Summer 1929)

Harry Crosby: Head, 1929

Folder 2: Transparency PagesAdd to your cart.

Numbered with "A" as the front side and "B" as the verso, containing smaller photographs by Harry Crosby:

1: Toy horse (A), Horseracing (B) (“various photographs of horseracing scenes, including photograph reproduced in Hound & Horn.)

2: Airplane sequence (A & B)

3: Airplane sequence continued (A & B)

4: Airplane sequence (A); Gasoline pump sequence; four photographs of French railroad signaling devices and wires; two photographs of Le Moulin du Soleil (B)

5: Haystacks and sunflower sequence (A & B)

6: Miscellaneous before 1930 (A & B)

7: “A miscellany” (“many of these Harry had enlarged”) (A&B)

8: “A miscellany” cont’d; March 29, 1929 – The Burning of Red Skeletons, “sculpture from various places” (A); sculpture continued (B)

9: Shipboard sequence (1929?) (A & B)

10: Shipboard sequence continued (A); Two 2-½ x 3-½ in. horse racing photographs, two 2-½ x 3-½ in. “A miscellany” photographs (B)

Folder 3: Photographs as ArtAdd to your cart.
Enlarged prints of the series outlined in 11/2
Folder 4: Photographs as Art - HorseracingAdd to your cart.
Enlarged prints of the series outlined in 11/2
Folder 5: Photographs as Art - Photographs of Toy Horse and AirplaneAdd to your cart.
Enlarged prints of the series outlined in 11/2
Series 4: Oversized PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Oversized box
Folder 1: Oversized Portrait of Harry CrosbyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Portrait of Bill SykesAdd to your cart.
Oversized, bordered portrait of Bill Sykes
Folder 3: Photograph of Drawing by Jean Cocteau, 1922Add to your cart.
Drawing of a sleeping man by Jean Cocteau.
Folder 4: X-rays of Caresse CrosbyAdd to your cart.
X-rays of Caresse Crosby's torso.
Folder 5: Henri Manuel Portraits of the Crosby's and their Home.Add to your cart.

Oversized, photographs mounted on embossed paper including Harry and Caresse Crosby in his study, Harry and Caresse with May den Engelsen.

Photographs taken by Henri Manuel.

Folder 6: Interiors at 19 Rue de Lille, 1927-1928Add to your cart.

Photographs of the bedroom.

Oversized, bordered photograph of the bathroom, a sitting room, and a studio.

Folder 7: Bronze Relief of Harry CrosbyAdd to your cart.
Oversized, bordered photogravures of reliefs of Harry Crosby made and signed by Caresse.
Folder 8: Photogravure of Harry Crosby and Plane Shortly Before his Death, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Two Photographs of Drawings of Reclining Nudes, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Prints of Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographs, circa 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photograph of Drawing by Sam RosenbergAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Photographic Copy of Letters from Louis XIV and XVIAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Portfolio VI, 1947Add to your cart.
Series 5: ScrapbooksAdd to your cart.
Volume 1: Scrapbook IAdd to your cart.

Scrapbook I – Sixty-nine pages containing photographs, postcards, and clippings mainly of Harry’s childhood, and some with Caresse.  There are 296 photographs in this album.

Postcards of ski resorts

Six book pages of birds

Clippings of horses

Clipping of engagement announcement of Katherine Crosby (Harry’s sister)

Clipping and photograph of Caresse and Edith Cummings

Photographs taken on a boat

Photographs of Paris and unknown locations

Photographs of unknown people

Photographs of Harry’s boat

Photographs of Harry as a child

Photographs of St. Mark’s School football players and sporting events

Photographs at beach

Photographs of Le Comte de Civry

Photographs of Harry and Caresse, together and alone

Volume 2: Scrapbook II, ca. 1915-1925Add to your cart.

Scrapbook II – Seventy-one pages containing clippings, photographs, and drawings [ca. 1915-1925].  There are sixty-two photographs in this album.

Watercolor painting

Clippings of pinup girls and women

Clippings of Albrecht Durer prints

Clippings about horses

Christmas drawing by Daniel Girard

Engagement announcement about Katherine Crosby (Harry’s sister)

Marriage announcement for Caresse and Harry

Photographs of horses and races

Photograph of Harry and Caresse in the Seine

Photograph of Harry and his father

Photographs of churches and unknown locations

Portraits of Katherine Crosby

Inscribed photograph from Nicolas Oifan de Ribera, dated 1924

Unidentified photographs

Volume 3: Scrapbook IIIAdd to your cart.

Scrapbook III – Seventy-two pages containing photographs, clippings, and a ‘newspaper’ made by Caresse as a child.  There are approximately 250 war photographs and 160 general photographs in this album.

War photographs

Photographs of Caresse with Harry

Photographs of Caresse and Harry’s trip to the Middle East

Photographs of sporting events

Clippings of paintings, sculptures, and advertisements.

Newspaper made by Caresse titled “Madison Ave. Gazette,” dated March 1902

Volume 4: Scrapbook IVAdd to your cart.

Scrapbook IV – Seventy-seven pages containing photographs, clippings, and ephemera.  There are 452 general photographs and fifty-nine war photographs in this album.

Unidentified portrait photograph

Photographs of Harry Crosby’s family including his mother, sister, and grandmother (Harriet van Renssalaer Crosby)

Sports photographs

Wedding portrait of Alec and Sylvia Steinert

Photograph of Aaron David Weld, a World War I soldier

Clippings about dog races

Clippings of St. Mark’s sports coverage

Clippings of poems

Obituary of Louisa L. Schuyler

Article about Katherine Lane

Society article about the Crosby family’s reaction to Harry’s engagement with Caresse

Article about Harry’s war activity

Wholesale price list for exotic animals


Pedigree for Narcisse Noir

Harry’s Harvard report card

Art inventory

Volume 5: Scrapbook VAdd to your cart.

Scrapbook V – Seventy-one pages containing illustrations, war photographs, ephemera, letters, and clippings.  Approximately two-hundred photographs are in this album.

Approximately seventeen pages with original fashion illustrations from “Tres Parisien” number 6 from 1927, surrounded by war photographs

Photograph of Caresse and Harry on a boat

Correspondence with a book seller in London

Book review of Caresse’s book

Article abut Caresse’s art

Advertisements for Harry Crosby’s “Red Skeletons” and Caresse’s “Painted Shores”

Letter from Lescaret

Note from Frans de Geetre Drawing of Caresse and Harry crucified together

Clippings with photographs of men, one labeled “Grandpa”

Clippings about races

Seven photographs of horseracing

Painting of heart with initials ‘MO’

Collage made of postage stamps

A portrait of Alec Steinert; and a photograph of Steinert and his wife

Photographs, bills, and articles about Walter Berry’s funeral (Harry’s cousin)

Volume 6: Scrapbook VI, ca. April 1925Add to your cart.

Scrapbook VI – One-hundred and thirty-six page postcard album [ca. April 1925]

Postcards depicting:

Art (including tapestries and Rodin sculptures, and art from the Musee de Cluny and British Museum)

Architecture and churches

Building interiors

Knights, armor, swords and shields

War postcards depicting wrecked towns

Nude drawings

Horse races



Volume 7: Scrapbook VIIAdd to your cart.

Scrapbook VII – Fifty-nine pages plus loose objects, containing clippings, drawings, a letter, and some photographs.  Loose objects in the back of the scrapbook are book clippings of photographs.

Articles about Harry’s mother and Joseph C. Grew

Book clippings

Black Sun Press ad

Postcards of Egyptian sculpture

Egyptian postage stamps

Twenty photographs of the circus

Title pages from Harry Crosby’s “Red Skeletons,” “Shadows of the Sun,” “Mad Queen,” and “Transit of Venus”

A letter from Polleen Peabody to Caresse and Harry

A drawing by Caresse (loose, between pages 34 and 35)

A drawing of the sun

Hotel bills

Letter about overdrawn bank account

Drawing by Alastair

Fabric flags

“1452” painted on fabric

Simplon-Orient Express booklet

Volume 8: Scrapbook VIIIAdd to your cart.

Scrapbook VIII – Twelve pages containing clippings and photographs.  There are three photographs in this album.

Drawing of the Black Sun Press logo on “95 Beacon St.” stationery

Poems by Archibald MacLeish and Theo Rutra

Clippings about planes, books, cars, and pictures of people (most are unidentified)

Volume 9: Scrapbook IXAdd to your cart.
Scrapbook IX – Thirteen pages containing newspaper clippings and photographs about horse races.  There are fourteen photographs in this album.
Volume 10: Scrapbook XAdd to your cart.
Scrapbook X – Sixty-seven pages containing photographs of an art collection, including works by Picasso, Redon, and non-western art and artifacts.  There are forty-three photographs in this album.
Volume 11: Scrapbook XIAdd to your cart.
Scrapbook XI – Thirteen pages containing newspaper clippings.  Most are about airplanes and flying records; others are about bizarre news stories.
Volume 12: Scrapbook XII, 1928-1929Add to your cart.

Scrapbook XII – Nineteen pages containing clippings, postcards, and articles related to the sun.

Black Sun drawings, one titled “Portrait of the Sun,” and two ink drawings labeled “200 copies, Aug. 1929 BSP”

Receipts from C. Hows, Hastings in England for books and from Enterprise General de Marbrerie for Harry in 1928

Correspondence with the Saturday Review about books about the sun 1929 article about the sun that bears an inscription to Harry, [possibly from Ernest Hemmingway]

Volume 13: Scrapbooks XIII and XIVAdd to your cart.

Scrapbook XIII [see Box 13] – Small, brown scrapbook with fifty pages containing 172 photographs.  Many show Harry Crosby, Caresse Crosby, and friends at and around Le Moulin du Soliel; others are Harry Crosby's fine art photographs.  There are also twenty-six loose photographs in this album.

Photographs include:

Comte de Civry

World War I photographs

Harry and Caresse Crosby portraits

Photographs at Etretat, including the "Christening of the Caresse" [a canoe], and Caresse and Harry with Tolstoi

Photographs made at Le Moulin

Hart Crane (including riding a donkey)

Constance Crowninshield Coolidge with Harry and Caresse Crosby

Varios animals including donkeys, Narcisse, Cyltoris, Zulu, and Sunstroke [horse]

Harry Crosby in the Middle East

Harry Crosby on a donkey

Harry Crosby's art photographs

Scrapbook XIV [see Box 13] – Red scrapbook with forty-eight pages containing twenty-seven photographs of Harry Crosby's art photographs.  There are also nine loose Crosby art photographs in this album.

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