J.H Field Photographs

MC 539

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Rebekah Mason, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Field, J.H (Julius Herman), 1869-1936
Title
J.H Field Photographs
Inclusive Dates
1899-1931
Identification
MC 539
Extent
3 linear feet (4 boxes )
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Negatives are not available for research without special permission.

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The J.H. Field Photographs was donated to the Special Collections Department by Burton Field of Dillwyn, Virginia on 1 February 1985.

Processing Information

Processed by Nan Lawler; completed in February 1990

Preferred Form of Citation

J.H. Field Photographs (MC 539) Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Julius Herman Field (also called "Fields") was born 19 February 1869 in Waupun, Wisconsin. Son of a contractor and builder, he was trained in the Arts and Crafts tradition. Physical frailness forced him to seek another occupation, so he took up photography. Mostly self-taught, he won second prize with his first photo contest submission. As magazines began publishing his work, he saved enough money to pay for training from a photographer in Waupun. After a years' apprenticeship, he was hired by his teacher and by 1894 had managed to buy a studio in Berlin, Wisconsin.

He hired as his assistant Minnie Bell Dies (born 16 March 1879). She was his bookkeeper, lab technician, retoucher, "official greeter" as Field became increasingly deaf, and eventually his wife as well. Their only child was a son, Burton, born in Berlin.

The Fields, influenced by William Lighton's article about Happy Hollow Farm in The Saturday Evening Post (22 January 1910), moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1913. (Lighton later enlarged and published "Happy Hollow Farm" as a book, illustrated by Field's photographs.) At first the family lived at 207 North College, while Burton attended the University of Arkansas, finishing in 1933. The Fields then bought a house at 735 West Dickson and took in student boarders. Field's studio was on or just off of the square, on the second floor. Portraits were the "bread and butter" of Field's business, and he did some travelling to photograph children and families in their own homes and gardens, though travelling made him ill.

The bicycle was Field's main means of transportation. (It was only after his retirement that he owned a car, a Model A Ford, which neither he nor Mrs. Field could drive.) Field also was in the habit of taking long walks into the country, especially along railroad tracks, frequently with his camera. Many of his nature pictures were taken early in the morning. He often returned to the same place (he made thirty trips in one case) until the light was just right.

Following a series of heart attacks, Field died 14 January 1936. The body was returned to Waupun for burial. Despite failing eyesight, Mrs. Field stayed in Fayetteville, even continuing to print and sell Field's photographs. She finally went to Richmond, Virginia, to live with Burton, by then a doctor. She died there 7 May 1971.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes prints made by Field, contact prints made from Field's negatives by the Special Collections Department, glass plate negatives, publications, and other papers pertaining to Field. The collection originally included Field's camera, tripod, focusing cloth, film holders, and awards.

Field described many of his techniques in magazine articles and interviews. It is evident, especially from the negatives in this collection, that most of his "soft focus" effects were obtained by manipulation during the printing process: use of a light-diffusing coating ("ground glass varnish") on the negative, scratching the emulsion to add features or to obscure unwanted parts of the image, drawing on it with pencil or ink, or using ground glass or celluloid screens in printing. See also the descriptions of Field and others on his techniques in Series 4, Folders 6 and 7.

All positive prints are numbered consecutively. Numbers 1-101 make up Series 1 and are prints made by Field. Numbers 102-172 make up Series 2 and are prints made from Field's negatives by Special Collections. In some cases the same image may be found in both series; the images are cross-referenced by number. The glass plate negatives in Series 3 have the same number as their corresponding prints in Series 2, Subseries 2, with the addition of suffix "n." Series 4 contains publications and other papers. Any item pertaining directly to a print in Series 1 or 2 is so noted.

Related Materials

Records relating to the J.H. Field Photographs include:

Julius Herman Field, Photographs, ca 1913-1936, MS F456 434

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged and described in four series

  1. Series 1. Prints made by Field.
    1. Subseries 1. Landscapes: buildings and roads
    2. Subseries 2. Landscapes: fields, woods, and water
    3. Subseries 3. Landscapes: clouds and sky
    4. Subseries 4. Landscapes: rural scenes
    5. Subseries 5. People: classical and artistic
    6. Subseries 6. People: genre
    7. Subseries 7. People: portraits
  2. Series 2. Prints made by Special Collections from Field's negatives.
    1. Subseries 1. Prints made from nitrate negatives
    2. Subseries 2. Prints made from glass plate negatives
  3. Series 3. Glass plate negatives
  4. Series 4. Publications and other papers

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series 1: Prints Made by Field ,

1908-1925 and undated

Boxes 1-2

Most of the larger prints are platinum prints. Usually they were printed on a larger sheet of paper, and Field signed the print ("Field") below and to the right of the image and put a copyright symbol and his initials below and to the left of the image. Occasionally he dated the print. Field's copyright stamp ("Copyright ____ By J. H. Field") appears on the verso of many of the prints; at times the date was not filled in.

The smaller prints are almost always 5" x 7" contact prints. Many are mounted on card stock. Some prints have an adhesive label ("From J. H. Field, photographer, Berlin, Wis.") on the verso.

Titles of pictures (from prints, negatives, negative envelopes, or published photos) are underlined. Some images have more than one title.

Most of the photographs are landscapes and nature scenes, although portraits were the mainstay of Field's business. This series is very roughly (and somewhat arbitrarily) subdivided by subject matter. Many of the images, of course, could fit in several subseries.

The original donation included 5" x 7" nitrate and glass plate negatives. Contact prints were made of these; they are in Series 2. Many of the prints in Series 1 were made from those negatives; the descriptions of these prints include the print numbers of contact prints in Series 2.

Images are numbered consecutively. If there are two or more nearly identical images (most often different prints from the same negative), all have the same number, with a letter suffix for each; e.g., 15a and 15b. All measurements are in inches, height first. Oversize prints are stored in Box 2 and are indicated by an asterisk before the image number or letter.

subseries 1: Landscapes: buildings and roads,

undated

Boxes 1-2, 13 Images

series I: 1 Box 1 Item 1

Steam train in yards, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia, mounted on 5 1/4 x 7 brown card.

series I: 1 Box 2 Item 2

Filling station, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Northwest corner of College Avenue and Center Street, according to Burton Field, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 11 x 14 sheet.

series I: 1 Box 2 Item 3

House in snow, 803 Mission Boulevard, Fayetteville, Arkansas, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 11 x 14 sheet.

series I: 1 Box 1 Item 4

Carnall Hall in snow, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia.

series I: 1 Box 1 Item 5

House where the Field family first lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas, undated 6 1/2 x 4 1/2, sepia.

series I: 1 Box 1 Item 6

Old Chemistry Building, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, undated 10 x 8, sepia.

series I: 1 Box 1 Item 7

The Old Elevator, undated 6 1/2 x 4 1/2, mounted on 7 x 5 gray card.

series I: 1 Box 2 Item 8

Log house in snow, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 11 x 14 sheet.

series I: 1 Box 2 Item 9

Two houses in snow, undated 12 3/4 x 9 1/2.

series I: 1 Box 1 Item 10

Snow-covered road with buildings and trees, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2.

series I: 1 Box 1 Item 11

Snow-covered road, small bridge, fence, and trees, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, on 5 x 7 sheet.

series I: 1 Box 1 Item 12

Snow-covered residential street with two figures walking, Berlin, Wisconsin, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, originally mounted on 5 x 7 tan card.

series I: 1 Box 1 Item 13

Winter. Snow-covered country road, undated 4 1/4 x 6 1/2.

subseries 2: Landscapes: fields, woods, and water,

1908-1925

Boxes 1-2 (32 Images)

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 14a

Stream and field in snow, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 14b

Stream and field in snow, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, mounted (loosening) on 5 x 7 gray-brown card.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 15a

Spirit of Winter. Snow-covered shocks in field, farmhouse, outbuildings in background, ca 1923 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 11 x 14 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 15b

Spirit of Winter. Snow-covered shocks in field, farmhouse, outbuildings in background, ca 1923 7 1/4 x 9 1/2, on tissue, mounted on 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 board.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 15c

Spirit of Winter. Snow-covered shocks in field, farmhouse, outbuildings in background, ca 1923 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, sepia, on 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 16

Stream and brush in snow, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 11 x 14 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 17

Stream and woods in snow, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, sepia, on 11 x 14 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 18

Stream and trees, undated 6 1/4 x 4 1/4.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 19

Young willow tree by water, undated 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, on tissue.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 20

Stream through field; flat-bottom boat in stream, Berlin, Wisconsin, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 21

The Old Sentinel at Stone's. Sycamore tree beside stream, probably near Fayetteville, Arkansas, undated 7 x 5, sepia.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 22

Landscape with two men fishing from boat, Berlin, Wisconsin, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/4, mounted on 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 gray-brown card.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 23

Lake, trees, and sky, undated 4 3/4 x 6 1/2, on 5 x 7 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 24

Marsh landscape, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia, mounted on 5 x 7 light brown card.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 25a

Stream and trees, probably at Happy Hollow Farm, near Fayetteville, Arkansas, ca 1920-1925 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 14 x 11 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 25b

Stream and trees, probably at Happy Hollow Farm, near Fayetteville, Arkansas, ca 1920-1925 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 14 x 11 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 26

Rushes and Riffles, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 11 x 14 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 27

Morning Mists. Shore with rowboat, Berlin, Wisconsin, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 11 x 14 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 28a

Morning Mists at Monte Ne. Lagoon with gondola, Monte Ne, Benton County, Arkansas, ca 1920 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, on 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 28b

Morning Mists at Monte Ne. Lagoon with gondola, Monte Ne, Benton County, Arkansas, ca 1920 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, on 14 x 11 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 29

The Bridge--Spoor's. Foundation and turntable of swing bridge, boat, willows, mist, ca 1923 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 30

Sandy Shore. Fishing boats on muddy bank, Berlin, Wisconsin, 1908 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 14 x 11 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 31a

Mist rising over river, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 31b

Mist rising over river, undated 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, mounted on 5 x 6 3/4 gray card.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 31c

Mist rising over river, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, on 5 x 7 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 32a

Moonlight--Berlin Lock. Water, shore, and hills, Berlin, Wisconsin, undated 5 3/4 x 9 3/4, sepia, mounted on 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 cream-colored board.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 32b

Moonlight--Berlin Lock. Water, shore, and hills, Berlin, Wisconsin, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 33a

River and trees, undated 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, mounted on 5 1/4 x 6 3/4 gray-brown card.

series I: 2 Box 1 Item 33b

River and trees, undated 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, mounted on 5 x 6 3/4 gray card.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 34

'Twixt Winter and Spring. Stream with snow-covered bank, possibly near Happy Hollow Farm, Fayetteville, Arkansas, ca 1923 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 14 x 11 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 35

Stream with trees, possibly near Happy Hollow Farm, Fayetteville, Arkansas, ca 1923 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, on 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 sheet.

series I: 2 Box 2 Item 36

Winter scene. Buildings, smokestack reflected in still water, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, sepia, on 11 x 14 sheet.

subseries 3: Landscapes: clouds and sky,

1921-1923

Boxes 1-2, 16 Images

series I: 3 Box 1 Item 37

Summer Clouds, undated 10 x 7 1/4, sepia, on tissue.

series I: 3 Box 1 Item 38

Trees and pond (same location as #37, but slightly different angle), undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia, on 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 sheet.

series I: 3 Box 1 Item 39

Sun Flecked Water. Landscape. Shore with light, hills in background, 1921 9 3/4 x 7, sepia, on tissue.

series I: 3 Box 1 Item 40

Lake with tree in foreground, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2.

series I: 3 Box 1 Item 41

Landscape. Water, sky, buildings, undated 6 1/2 x 4 1/2.

series I: 3 Box 1 Item 42

Sky, water, shore, with two figures on shore, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2.

series I: 3 Box 1 Item 43

Landscape. Sky, water, building and trees in the distance, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, mounted on 5 1/4 x 7 black card.

series I: 3 Box 2 Item 44a

Trees at Sunset. Possibly near Happy Hollow Farm, Fayetteville, Arkansas, ca 1921 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 11 x 14 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 3 Box 2 Item 44b

Trees at Sunset. Possibly near Happy Hollow Farm, Fayetteville, Arkansas, ca 1921 9 3/4 x 13 1/4, on 10 1/2 x 13 1/4 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 3 Box 2 Item 45

Mt. Sequoyah Dark Cloud. House at the foot of a hill, two scraggly trees in foreground, clouds, Fayetteville, Arkansas, undated 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 14 x 11 sheet.

series I: 3 Box 2 Item 46a

Landscape with four trees, ca 1923 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 sheet.

series I: 3 Box 2 Item 46b

Landscape with four trees, ca 1923 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 sheet.

series I: 3 Box 2 Item 47

Decorative Panel--Western Sun. Hazy sun, branch in foreground, undated 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 sheet.

subseries 4: Landscapes: rural scenes,

1923

Boxes 1-2, 22 Images

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 48

Tree with three trunks, shadows on grassy hill, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, mounted on 5 x 7 gray card.

series I: 4 Box 2 Item 49

At Peep O'Day. Water's edge with tree, shadows, flecks of light from water, undated 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 14 x 11 sheet.

series I: 4 Box 2 Item 50

Stream, brush on banks, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 11 x 14 sheet.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 51

Trees along stream, undated 6 1/2 x 4 1/2, sepia, apparently mounted (glued along top) to cream-colored card, card later cut to 1 1/2 x 4 1/2.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 52

Wooded hillside with wash, fields, and river in background, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia, on 5 x 7 sheet.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 53

Wooded landscape with split-rail fence, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia, mounted on 5 1/4 x 7 tan card.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 54

Dirt road through trees, with split-rail fence, undated 6 1/2 x 4 1/2, sepia.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 55

Wooded slope with river behind, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia, mounted on 5 x 6 3/4 light brown card.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 56

Trail through trees, undated 6 1/2 x 4 1/2, sepia, mounted on 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 dark brown card.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 57a

Large tree with brush, mist, trees in background, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/4, sepia.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 57b

Large tree with brush, mist, trees in background, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, on 5 x 7 sheet.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 58

Fork in dirt road, trees, undated 6 x 4.

series I: 4 Box 2 Item 59

Landscape with dirt road and woods, light and shadow, ca 1923 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, on 11 x 14 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 60

Field with haystacks, undated 6 1/4 x 4 1/2, sepia, mounted on 7 x 4 3/4 dark brown card.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 61

Corn stalk stacks in field, building and trees in mist in background, undated 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, sepia, mounted on 5 x 6 3/4 tan card.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 62

Corn stalk stacks in field, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia, on 5 x 7 sheet.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 63

Corn stalk stacks in field, trees and mist in background, undated 6 1/2 x 4 1/2, sepia, mounted on 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 tan card.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 64a

Wheatfield--Berlin. Field with haystacks, trees and wildflowers in foreground, Berlin, Wisconsin, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia, mounted on 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 tan card.

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 64b

Wheatfield--Berlin. Field with haystacks, trees and wildflowers in foreground, Berlin, Wisconsin, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, sepia, had been mounted on brown card (glue and fiber residue along top).

series I: 4 Box 1 Item 65

Sheep--In the Ozark Hills. Trail of Sheep. Rocky slope with sheep, probably near Fayetteville, Arkansas, undated 7 x 9 1/2, sepia, on tissue.

series I: 4 Box 2 Item 66

Tree and cow in mist, undated 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, on 14 x 11 sheet.

series I: 4 Box 2 Item 67

Nature's Jewel. Nature's Jewels. Orb web with dew, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, sepia, on 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 cream-colored sheet.

subseries 5: People: classical and artistic ,

1925

Boxes 1-2, 6 Images

series I: 5 Box 2 Item 68a

Spirit of Youth. Two young women in diaphanous clothing, with billowing scarf, undated 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 5 Box 2 Item 68b

Spirit of Youth. Two young women in diaphanous clothing, with billowing scarf, undated 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 13 x 10 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 5 Box 1 Item 69

Man With Bow. Man (Herbert Phillip Finger) posed nude as archer, Gayeta Lodge, near Fayetteville, Arkansas, ca 1925 9 3/4 x 7 1/4, sepia, on tissue.

series I: 5 Box 2 Item 70

Nude girl with ball at water's edge, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, sepia, on 11 x 14 sheet.

series I: 5 Box 1 Item 71

Daisies. Woman in field of flowers, undated 7 x 9, sepia, on 10 1/2 x 12 1/4 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 5 Box 1 Item 72

In the Garden. Woman picking flowers, undated 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 half-circle, sepia, on 7 1/4 x 9 3/4 tissue, mounted on 7 1/2 x 10 cream-colored card.

subseries 6: People: genre,

undated

Boxes 1-2, 17 Images

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 73a

Morning Work. Woman (Mrs. Field) sweeping porch, undated 9 x 6 1/4, sepia.

series I: 6 Box 2 Item 73b

Morning Work. Woman (Mrs. Field) sweeping porch, undated 9 x 6 1/4, sepia, mounted on 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 gray card, mounted in turn on 14 x 11 cream-colored board.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 74a

Mrs. J. H. Field and Son of Fayetteville, undated 5 x 7, sepia.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 74b

Mrs. J. H. Field and Son of Fayetteville, undated 4 3/4 x 6 3/4, sepia, mounted on 7 1/2 x 8 3/4 buff-colored card.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 75

Mrs. J. H. Field and son, of Fayetteville, undated Pose similar to #74. 6 3/4 x 9 1/4, sepia.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 76

Child painting (Burton Field), undated 12 x 8 1/2, sepia, hand-colored, mounted on 12 x 8 1/2 dark brown card.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 77

After-Dinner Nap. (Burton Field), undated 9 1/4 x 7 1/2, sepia, mounted on 10 x 8 buff-colored card.

series I: 6 Box 2 Item 78

Woman walking on dirt road toward church, Fayetteville, Arkansas (probably looking south on Willow Avenue), undated 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 sheet.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 79

Man drinking from pool, undated 7 x 10, sepia.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 80

Girl on dirt road in mist, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/4, mounted on 5 1/2 x 6 3/4 gray-brown card.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 81

Horse-drawn plow, man drinking, woman and child, undated 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, sepia, on 6 x 8 sheet.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 82

Cleaning up. Trash burner, undated 6 x 4 1/4, sepia, on 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 sheet.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 83a

Fagot Gatherer. Rear view of man with bundle of sticks on his shoulder. Fence dimly visible in background, undated 4 1/2 x 6 1/4, sepia.

series I: 6 Box 2 Item 83b

Fagot Gatherer. Rear view of man with bundle of sticks on his shoulder. Fence dimly visible in background, undated 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, sepia, on 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 84

Harvest-Time. Man with pumpkin in field, corn stalk stacks in background, undated 5 x 7, sepia, on 8 x 10 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 6 Box 1 Item 85a

Shadow of J. H. Field and camera on stucco wall, undated 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 on 7 x 5 sheet.

series I: 6 Box 2 Item 85b

Shadow of J. H. Field and camera on stucco wall, undated 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 cream-colored sheet.

subseries 7: People: portraits,

undated

Boxes 1-2, 19 Images

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 86

Portrait of Dr. S. W. Davies, undated 5 1/4 x 3 1/4, sepia.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 87

Portrait of Mrs. S. W. Davies, undated 6 x 4, sepia.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 88

Portrait of Miss Edith Davies (Mrs. J. P. Brower), undated 7 x 3, sepia.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 89

Informal portrait of Miss Mary Lou Davies sitting on grass, undated 4 x 5 1/2, sepia.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 90a

Group portrait of five men identified on verso as "Physicians of N. W. Arkansas. Dr. Gregg, 2. Dr. Wood, 3. Dr. Ellis, 4. ?, 5. ?"., undated 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, sepia, on 5 x 6 3/4 sheet.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 90b

Group portrait of five men identified on verso as "Physicians of N. W. Arkansas. Dr. Gregg, 2. Dr. Wood, 3. Dr. Ellis, 4. ?, 5. ?"., undated 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, sepia, on 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 sheet.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 91

Portrait of Dr. Edward F. Ellis in academic cap and gown, undated 9 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 10 x 8 sheet.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 92

Portrait of J. H. Field, undated 5 1/2 x 3 1/2, sepia, mounted on 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 buff-colored card.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 93

Portrait of J. H. Field, undated 4 1/2 x 3 oval, sepia, mounted on 6 x 4 1/4 board.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 94

Portrait of J. H. Field, undated 5 1/2 x 3 3/4, sepia, mounted on 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 shaded board.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 95a

Portrait of J. H. Field, undated 6 1/2 x 4 1/4, sepia.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 95b

Portrait of J. H. Field, undated 10 x 6 1/2, sepia, on 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 sheet.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 95c

Portrait of J. H. Field, undated 10 x 6 1/2, sepia, on 11 x 7 sheet.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 96

J. H. Field with photographic gear and bicycle, undated 6 3/4 x 4 3/4, sepia, on 7 x 5 sheet.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 97

J. H. Field in darkroom apron, undated 5 1/2 x 4, sepia, mounted on 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 board.

series I: 7 Box 2 Item 98

Portrait of unidentified man, undated 9 1/2 x 7 1/2, sepia, on 14 x 11 cream-colored sheet.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 99

Portrait of unidentified woman, undated 7 1/2 x 4 1/2, sepia, on 8 x 5 cream-colored card.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 100

Portrait of unidentified woman, undated 10 3/4 x 6 1/2, sepia, on 11 x 7 cream-colored card.

series I: 7 Box 1 Item 101

Proof sheet, undated 18 images of group portrait. 4 x 5 1/2.

series 2: Prints made by Special Collections from Field's Negatives ,

1931 and undated

Box 3

This series contains contact prints made by Special Collections from all negatives in the collection that could be printed.

The collection originally included both nitrate and glass plate negatives, some in poor condition. After they were printed, the nitrate negatives were removed and destroyed for safety reasons. Color transparencies were made of most of them in an attempt to show Field's alteration of negatives (see biographical information on page 2 of this finding aid) for the effect he wanted in a print. The transparencies are described in Series 4.

To preserve the information on the deteriorating negative envelopes, the envelopes were photocopied onto acid-neutral paper and then discarded. Envelopes were also photocopied for negatives too decayed to print. These photocopies are in Series 4.

Contacts for which a print made by Field exists (see Series 1) are grouped at the beginning of each subseries, in the same order as in Series 1, and cross-referenced. Titles of photographs (usually taken from negative envelopes) are underlined. All contacts are 5" x 7".

subseries 1: Prints made from nitrate negatives,

1931 and undated

Box 3, 36 Images

Subseries 1 contains the contact prints made from Field's nitrate negatives. Because the negatives no longer exist, descriptions of Field's alterations of them have been recorded in the finding aid.

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 102

Summer Clouds, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 103

Mt. Sequoyah Dark Cloud, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 104

Sheep--In the Ozark Hills. Trail of Sheep, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 105

Spirit of Youth, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 106

Cleaning Up. Trash Burner, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 107

Log house at Prairie Grove (exterior), 1931

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 108

Log house at Prairie Grove (interior), 1931

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 109

Little White Church in Wildwood. (St. James Methodist Church, Fayetteville?), undated Emulsion scraped off negative for path and shadows on hillside at center and right.

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 110

Water wheel--Cane Hill, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 111

The Castle. (Washington County Courthouse, Fayetteville.), undated Small patch of emulsion scratched, lower right (unable to determine whether the negative was manipulated by Field or damaged.)

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 112

Prairie Schooner. (Horse-drawn wagon on paved road.), undated Emulsion scratched, apparently to obscure clothes hanging on 2 lines at lower right.

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 113

Automobile parked at side of mountain road, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 114

Fly Gap. (Two men at side of curve in dirt road.), undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 115

Horse-drawn wagon on mountainous road, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 116

Landscape near Monte Ne, Arkansas, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 117

Landscape near Monte Ne, Arkansas, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 118

Landscape near Monte Ne, Arkansas, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 119

Landscape near Monte Ne, Arkansas, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 120

Landscape near Monte Ne, Arkansas, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 121

Landscape near Monte Ne, Arkansas, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 122

Landscape near Monte Ne, Arkansas, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 123

Evening. [illegible] Pond, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 124

Dogwood tree in bloom, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 125

In the Quiet Places.  Rabbit Tracks in Snow, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 126

Queen Anne's Lace and butterfly, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 127

Ghosts of Summer, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 128

Dogwood studio study, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 129

Dogwood studio study, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 130

Passion flower studio study, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 131

Passion flower studio study, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 132

Landscape with fence, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 133

Trees and Clouds, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 134

Spring Sunshine.  Landscape?, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 135

Old Faithful, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 136

Old Faithful, undated

series II: 1 Box 3 Item 137

Split rail fence, Prairie Grove trip, 1931

subseries 2: Prints made from glass plate negative,

1901-1915

Box 3, 35 Images

Subseries 2 contains the contact prints made from Field's glass plate negatives. The original glass plates (restricted) are in Series 3.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 138

Spirit of Winter, undated

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 139

Stream through field; flat-bottom boat in stream, 1901 Written on negative: "Aug 2--1901--7 p.m. Stu[?]."

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 140

The Old Sentinel at Stone's, 1914 Written on negative: "1/4 sec Aug[?] 1--1914. low[?] [illegible] 10 a.m. [illegible]."

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 141

Morning Mists, 1901 Written on negative: "Aug 20--1901 8 a.m. 26X."

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 142

The Bridge--Spoor's, 1907 Written on negative: "Jul 17--1907 6[?] a.m."

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 143

Sandy Shore, undated Written on negative: "Sifs[?] 5/08."

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 144

Moonlight--Berlin Lock, undated

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 145

At Peep o'Day, 1907 Written on negative: "Aug 25[?]--1907 6:30 a.m." Emulsion scratched; light-diffusing coating, pencil highlights.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 146

Wheatfield--Berlin, 1903 Written on negative: "1903 July 18  6:30 a.m. single--stop 8 Iso D.C. (or E?) Used[?] 1/2 sec." Emulsion scratched to darken tree trunks on print.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 147

Woman walking on dirt road toward church, Fayetteville, Arkansas (probably looking south on Willow Avenue), undated

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 148

Fagot Gatherer, undated Pencil on emulsion side to highlight details of pants, path, and tree.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 149

Man with pumpkin in field, corn stalk stacks in background, undated Pencil on emulsion side to highlight pumpkin and man's back; entire negative brushed with light-diffusing coating; brush marks showing.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 150

A Southern Dream.  Arkansas Building (later Wolf House), Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1914 Written on negative: "May 7--1914--7 a.m. [illegible] 2 sec[?]."

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 151

Arkansas Building, (later Wolf House), Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1914 Written on negative: "May 4-7[?] 1914 [illegible] 2 sec[?]". Edge of drive, hill opposite highlighted in pencil on emulsion side.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 152

The Old Homestead. Old Home Stead--Snow, undated

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 153

Birthplace of the Pumpkin Pie, undated Written on negative: "Oct 3."

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 154

Evening Landscape. Farm, Berlin, Wisconsin, 1902 Written on negative: "May 15, 1902. 6:30 p.m. Med Iso, 5 sec, single, no stop." Light-diffusing coating and pencil on non-emulsion side; some scratching and pencil on emulsion side.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 155

There's Comfort Just Over the Hill. Snow-covered hill, house, Berlin, Wisconsin, 1908 Written on negative: "Jan. 26, 08--Med Iso Screen. Single." Smoke drawn in on emulsion side with pencil, some scratches.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 156

Stone wall and peach tree, undated

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 157

Pond with reflected trees, undated Light-diffusing coating; pencil to highlight sky and reflection.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 158

April--Sunlit Pool. Pond and trees, undated Scratches and pencil on emulsion side.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 159

Sunlit Creek. Stream and trees, undated Shoreline highlighted with pencil on emulsion side.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 160

Pond with reflected trees, undated

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 161

Morning in May, 1914 Written on negative: "June 8, 1914. 9 a.m. Iso screen." Some pencil highlights on ground.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 162

River and trees, reflection of sun on water through fog, undated Shoreline and sun highlighted with pencil on emulsion side.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 163

River and trees, undated

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 164

Edge of the Pond. Grasses, pond, trees, reflection of sun in water, undated Pencil on emulsion side to highlight sun and reflection.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 165

End of a Grey Day. Grass and brush by water in mist, 1907 Written on negative: "Jan 27--1907. 8:15 a.m." Ink and pencil to highlight sun and shoreline.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 166

Dogwood branch, 1915 Written on negative: "Apr[?] 23--1915.  Soft 5.6. #30 1 sec."

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 167

Dogwood branch, 1915 Written on negative: "Apr 23--1915. #20 new stop 16 [?] 5 sec."

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 168

Dogwood branch.  Written on negative:  "Apr 23--1915.  [illegible] #70   12 sec[?].", undated See also photocopy of negative envelope, Series 4, Folder 3

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 169

Home at Eve. Man with hoe walking with cow, dog carrying bucket, 1907 Written on negative: "Jul[?] 4--1907--6:20 a.m."  Light-diffusing coating on emulsion side.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 170

Boyhood Joys, undated Fishing line, hats, and shirt highlighted with pencil on emulsion side.

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 171

Pickaninnies and Watermelon. Children eating watermelon, undated

series II: 2 Box 3 Item 172

October. Man husking corn, 1906 Written on negative: "Sept 27--1906. 6:45 a.m. Med Iso Single." Man's back and foliage highlighted in ink on emulsion side.

series 3: Glass plate negatives ,

undated

Boxes 4-5 (35 Negatives)

Included here are the glass plate negatives from which prints in Series 2, Subseries 2, were made. The negatives have the same numbers, with the suffix "n."

These negatives are restricted.

Conditions Governing AccessThese negatives are restricted.
series III Box 4

Glass plate negatives

Conditions Governing AccessThese negatives are restricted.
series III Box 5

Glass plate negatives

series 4: Pulications and other papers,

undated

Box 6

Included are photocopies of negative envelopes, 35 mm color transparencies of most of the nitrate negatives, notes of Burton Field about the photographs, articles about J. H. Field, and clippings of published photographs.

series IV Box 6 Folder 1

Photocopies of envelopes that had contained nitrate negatives used to print photographs in Series 2, Subseries 1, and numbered the same, undated Photocopies include notes by processor about condition of negatives.

series IV Box 6 Folder 2

Photocopies of envelopes that had contained nitrate negatives too badly deteriorated to print, undated Four may have been negatives for prints in Series 1 (noted on photocopies).  Several were apparently the negatives from which prints in Field Photographs (Access. No. 434) were made (also noted on photocopies)

series IV Box 6 Folder 3

Photocopies of envelopes that had contained glass plate negatives used to print photographs in Series 2, Subseries 2, and numbered the same. Also photocopies of two envelopes of glass plate negatives too badly deteriorated to print , undated

series IV Box 6 Folder 4

Photocopies of empty envelopes containing [Field's] notes, undated

series IV Box 6 Folder 5

Items pertaining to Field's manipulations of prints:  photocopies of envelopes and wrappings from "Artograph Screen," celluloid and paper, and ground glass prints, undated (ground glass for diffusion is stored with glass plate negatives)

series IV Box 6 Folder 6

Clippings of Field's published photographs and notes about Field, mainly from photography journals, undated So far as possible, items are arranged in the same order as the photographs in this collection, with print numbers from Series 1 and 2 shown in square brackets. Copy of Holland's:  The Magazine of the South (June 1929) is in Box 2

series IV Box 6 Folder 7

Information about Field, mostly collected by the Shiloh Museum (Springdale, Arkansas) for an exhibit on J. H. Field in 1984, undated

END OF COLLECTION

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