Photographs and artistic representations

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng 1331/4
  • Dates of Creation
      c. 1870s-1930s
  • Physical Description
      4 classes; 50 items.

Scope and Content

This subgroup is comprised of original photographic prints, photographic reproductions, and commercially-produced postcards. As well as photographs of Whitman and Carpenter, there are four prints of the Eagle Street College, and a class of general photographs which includes some prints of American friends of Whitman, namely Horace Traubel, R.M. Bucke and William Ingram. A number of the Carpenter photographs were clearly sent to Sixsmith by Carpenter himself, who has inscribed and signed them.


All the photographs, picture postcards and other visual images had been grouped together within the collection, either by Sixsmith himself or by former Library staff. This material therefore forms a separate subgroup. It has been arranged according to subject, and within the classes relating to Whitman and Carpenter a division has been made between prints of the subjects themselves, and prints of artists' representations of the subjects, such as paintings and sculptures.

All sizes quoted include frames and mounting boards.

Related Material

Eng MS 1186 contains other photographs of Eagle Street College members, and Whitman-related photographs and Eng MS 1171 includes one photograph of Whitman and further photographs of Carpenter.