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Collection of Winslow Homer illustrations


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was an American artist. Although he is best known today for his landscape and seascape paintings, Homer began his career as a commercial illustrator. He worked extensively for Harper's Weekly and Ballou's Pictorial among other periodicals. In the 1860s, Homer moved away from illustration as his painting career took off.

The collection consists of illustrations by Winslow Homer for Harper's Weekly (1873-1874), Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner (1865), and sheet music. Titles of sheet music include "National Songs of America," "Annie Lawrie," "Katy Darling," "The Wheelbarrow Polka," and The Ratcatcher's Daughter."

Materials are arranged in folders by publication and type of material.


Processed by Sarah Horowitz; completed November, 2018.


Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Horowitz
Finding Aid Date
November, 2018
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Harper's Weekly illustrations.
Box 1
Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner.
Box 1
Sheet Music.
Box 1

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