Julius Herman Field Photographs

MS F456 434

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Field, Julius Herman, 1869-1936
Title
Julius Herman Field Photographs
Inclusive Dates
circa 1920-1925
Identification
MS F456 434
Extent
3.19 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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 Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Julius Herman Field Photographs were purchased by the Special Collections Department from Margaret Lytle of Elkhart, Indiana, in December 1980 and April 1982.

Items in Box 2 were likely framed, and may have been acquired, as part of a 2008 exhibit at the University of Arkansas Libraries, "A Gentle Eye: Photography by J. H. Field."

Processing Information

Processed by Ellen Shipley; completed in May 1982. Items in Box 2 were incorporated by Katrina Windon in September 2019.

Preferred Form of Citation

Julius Herman Field Photographs (MS F456 434), 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 (sometimes cited as Fields) was born February 19, 1869 in Waupun, Wisconsin and died January 14, 1936 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Field was a resident of Fayetteville from 1913-1936, years which encompassed most of his distinguished career as a photographer. He was associated with Fayetteville authors William Rheem Lighten, Charles J[oseph] Finger, and Lessie Stringfellow Read, providing illustrations for their work, book-jacket portraits, and other photographs, particularly of Lighton's Happy Hollow Farm. Field was also the official photographer for the 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, and 1923 University of Arkansas yearbooks. His photographs, largely campus and country scenes, and a few Razorback Beauty portraits, are to be found in other yearbooks from 1915 to 1930. He illustrated the 1920 Chamber of Commerce publication, Fayetteville Arkansas, The Southern Gateway to the Ozarks. Several of his Fayetteville scenes and portraits, as well as a biographical sketch and a self-portrait, are included in William S[imeon] Campbell's 100 Years of Fayetteville, 1828-1928. Field's photographs, which won international and national attention, include: "The Sisters," winner of a bronze medal at the Exhibit of Photographic Arts and Industries (New York City, 1915), and "Southern Dream," a widely distributed photograph of Arkansas' Centennial Building at the St. Louis World's Fair. This building later became the Wolf House in Fayetteville.

Most of Field's work is distinguished by a soft lens technique and the use of natural early morning light.

Scope and Content Note

Sepia or black and white prints, produced by Julius Herman Field in and around Fayetteville, Ark. Includes scenes near Happy Hollow Farm, the University of Arkansas, the Washington County Courthouse, Monte Ne, and Eureka Springs' Crescent Hotel; portraits of Charles Joseph Finger, John Leonard Hancock, Margaret Campbell Hancock and Marian Campbell Martin; and several unidentified subjects.

Related Materials

Records related to the Julius Herman Field Photographs include:

J. H. Field Photographs, MC 539

Lighton Family Papers, MC 779

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Fayetteville (Ark.)

Monte Ne (Ark.)

Arkansas--Photographs

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    Detailed Description of the Collection

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

    Box 1

    Box 1 Item 1

    "Morning Mist at Monte Ne." Lagoon with "gondola." Benton County, Ark., circa 1920 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 2

    Stream with trees in leaf. Happy Hollow Farm, near Fayetteville, circa 1922 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 3

    Boy [Herbert Phillip Finger] posed nude as archer. Gayeta Lodge, near Fayetteville, circa 1925 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" sepia on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 4

    Eureka Springs, Ark. Crescent Hotel above a gabled frame house, circa 1922 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 5

    "The Quarry." Zero Mountain, Johnson, Ark., circa 1922 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 6

    Stream with trees [near Happy Hollow farm, Fayetteville?], circa 1923 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" sepia on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 7

    "The Old Sentinel." Dead tree near a stream-bank, traces of snow, undated 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" sepia on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 7a

    "The Old Sentinel." Dead tree near a stream-bank, traces of snow, undated 4 5/8" x 6 1/4" sepia on 7" x 10" sheet

    Box 1 Item 7b

    "The Old Sentinel." Dead tree near a stream-bank, traces of snow, undated 4 5/8" x 6 1/4" sepia on 7" x 10" sheet

    Box 1 Item 8

    Landscape with four trees on hillside [near Happy Hollow farm, Fayetteville?], circa 1921 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" sepia on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 9

    Landscape with four trees on hillside [near Happy Hollow farm, Fayetteville?], circa 1921 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 9a

    Landscape with four trees on hillside [near Happy Hollow farm, Fayetteville?], circa 1921 4 5/8" x 6 1/4" b/w on 7" x 10" sheet

    Box 1 Item 10

    Landscape with four trees , circa 1923 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 11

    Landscape with four trees , circa 1923 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 11" x 14" sheet

    Same view as Item 10, but with slightly different values

    Box 1 Item 12

    Landscape with trees and cow, undated 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 13

    Landscape, trees, light and shadow, undated 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 14

    Farm buildings in field of wildflowers, road in foreground, circa 1923 10 3/4" x 7 1/2" sepia on 11" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 15

    Farm buildings in field of wildflowers, foot path in foreground, circa 1923 10 3/4" x 7 1/2" sepia on 11" x 14" sheet

    Same location as Item 14, but from different angle.

    Box 1 Item 16

    Farm buildings in field of wildflowers, foot path in foreground, circa 1923 4 5/8" x 6 1/4" sepia on 7" x 10" sheet

    Same view as Item 15, but sharper image.

    Box 1 Item 17

    Landscape, with dirt road and woods, light and shadow, circa 1923 10 3/4" x 7 1/2" b/w on 13 3/4" x 7 1/2" sheet

    Box 2 Item 17a

    Landscape, with dirt road and woods, light and shadow, circa 1923 Framed print; likely framed for a 2008 exhibit at the University of Arkansas Libraries, "A Gentle Eye: Photography by J. H. Field."

    Box 1 Item 18

    Snow scene. Snow-covered shocks in field, farmhouse, out-buildings in background, circa 1923 10 3/4" x 7 1/2" b/w on 11" x 13 3/4" sheet

    Box 1 Item 19

    "The White Cloud." Sky with tree, circa 1922 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 10 3/4" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 20

    Landscape. Wooded site with flowering dogwood, fence, light and shadow, circa 1922 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 14" x 10 3/4" sheet

    Box 1 Item 21

    Dogwood tree near stream, circa 1922 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 10 3/4" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 22

    "Ozark Hills." Mountain scene with mist on hillsides, undated 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 10 3/4" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 23

    Landscape. Trees, light, reflections on pond, circa 1920 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 10 3/4" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 24

    Landscape with trees and water, circa 1920 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" sepia on 10 3/4" x 14" sheet

    Box 1 Item 25

    River scene, with foundation and turntable of a swing bridge. Boat, willows, mist, circa 1923 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 13 3/4" x 7 1/2" sheet

    Box 1 Item 26

    River scene, with foundation and turntable of a swing bridge. Boat, willows, mist, circa 1923 6 1/2" x 4 3/4" sepia

    Same view as Item 25, but printed in sepia at smaller scale.

    Box 1 Item 27

    Water scene. Buildings, smokestack reflected in still water, foreground, undated 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" b/w on 13 1/2" x 11" sheet

    Box 1 Item 28

    Stream with snow-covered bank [near Happy Hollow Farm, Fayetteville], circa 1923 6 5/8" x 4 5/8" b/w on 7" x 10" sheet

    Box 2 Item 28a

    Stream with snow-covered bank [near Happy Hollow Farm, Fayetteville], circa 1923 Framed black-and-white print; likely framed for a 2008 exhibit at the University of Arkansas Libraries, "A Gentle Eye: Photography by J. H. Field."

    Box 1 Item 29

    Stream with snow-covered bank [near Happy Hollow Farm, Fayetteville], circa 1923 6 5/8" x 4 5/8" b/w on 10" x 7 1/2" sheet

    Same location as Items 28-28a, but landscape rather than portrait composition

    Box 1 Item 30

    Landscape. Low sun over body of water. Clouds; weeds in foreground, undated 4 1/2" x 6 3/8" sepia

    Box 1 Item 31

    Landscape. Stream with overarching trees, light on water, undated 6 3/8" x 4 3/8" sepia on 9 1/2" x 8" sheet

    Box 1 Item 32

    Landscape. Stream with bank, trees in foreground, undated 6 1/4" x 4 3/8" sepia on 9 1/2" x 7 1/8" sheet

    Box 1 Item 33

    Landscape. Shore with light, hills in the background, circa 1921 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" sepia on 9 3/4" x 7 1/4" sheet

    Box 1 Item 34

    Landscape. Low sun over cove, still water, leafless trees, circa 1920 6 3/8" x 4 3/8" sepia on 9 7/8" x 7" sheet

    Box 1 Item 35

    Fishing boats on muddy bank, 1923 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" sepia on 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" sheet

    Box 1 Item 36

    Landscape. Field with haystacks, trees, and wildflowers in foreground [near Happy Hollow Farm, Fayetteville] , undated 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" sepia

    Box 1 Item 37

    Landscape. House at the foot of a hill; two scraggly trees in foreground. Clouds, undated 6 1/4" x 4 3/8" sepia on 9 3/4" x 7" sheet

    Box 1 Item 38

    Landscape. Rutted trail, hillside with large tree leaning over trail, undated 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" sepia on 7" x 10" sheet

    Box 1 Item 39

    University of Arkansas. University Hall [i.e., Old Main]. East entrance taken from the southeast, very near building. Full east light. Old Chemistry building (1905) in background., undated 6 3/8" x 4 3/8" sepia on 9 7/8" x 7" sheet

    Box 1 Item 40

    University of Arkansas. University Hall [i.e., Old Main]. East entrance taken from the southeast, very near building. Full east light. Old Chemistry building (1905) in background., undated 6 3/8" x 4 3/8" b/w on 9 7/8" x 7" sheet

    Same view as Item 39.

    Box 1 Item 41

    University of Arkansas. University Hall [i.e., Old Main]. View of south and east, taken from the southeast. Gazebo, Buchanan Hall visible. Full east light, undated 6 3/8" x 4 3/4" b/w on 9 1/2" x 7 7/8" sheet

    Box 1 Item 42

    University of Arkansas. University Hall [i.e., Old Main]. View of east elevation taken from southeast, fairly far back. East sun. Light and shade in foreground., undated 6 1/4" x 4 3/8" sepia on 9 1/2" x 7 7/8" sheet

    Box 1 Item 43

    University of Arkansas. East entrance, taken from southeast. Carnall Hall in background, undated 6 3/8" x 4 3/8" sepia on 9 1/2" x 7 7/8" sheet

    Box 1 Item 44

    Landscape. Rock wall, flowering shrub; house in background with awnings, window boxes, undated 6 3/8" x 4 3/8" sepia on 9 1/2" x 7 3/4" sheet

    Box 1 Item 45

    Fayetteville. Arkansas Building. Unusual view showing driveway ascending to corner of the building, undated 6 1/4" x 4 3/8" sepia on 7" x 10" sheet

    Box 1 Item 46

    Washington County Courthouse. Taken from the west side of College Avenue, about half a block north of Center Street. Horse-drawn wagon, buggies. County jail faintly visible, undated 4 3/8" x 6 3/8" sepia on 7" x 10" sheet

    Box 1 Item 47

    Fayetteville, view of central section taken from the east, perhaps from Mt. Sequoiah, and a little north. Rear view of Courthouse and Ozark Theater. Left background, a steam-powered railroad train. Right foreground, a leafless tree, undated 4 3/8" x 6 1/2" b/w on 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" sheet

    Box 1 Item 48

    Snow with tracks. Possibly U of A east campus. Dim row of houses and trees in background, undated 4 3/8" x 6 5/8" sepia on 7 1/2" x 9" sheet

    Box 1 Item 49

    Landscape. Trees along paved walk. Pedestrians in background, undated 4 3/8" x 6 1/4" sepia on 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" sheet

    Box 1 Item 50

    Child with large sailboat, undated 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" b/w on 7 1/2" x 13 3/4" sheet

    Box 1 Item 51

    Two boys fishing, wearing caps, undated 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" b/w on 7 1/4" x 9 3/4" sheet

    Box 1 Item 52

    Portrait. John Leonard Hancock [University of Arkansas professor of foreign languages, 1921-1923] and Margaret Campbell Hancock [University of Arkansas student]. Taken outdoors, circa 1921 4 3/8" x 6 3/8" sepia on 7" x 9" sheet

    Box 1 Item 53

    Portrait. Marion Campbell Martin. Seated in field of wildflowers, with flower basket, circa 1921 4 3/8" x 6 3/8" sepia on 7" x 9" sheet

    Box 1 Item 54

    Portrait. Marion Campbell Martin. Seated on a low wall, at edge of a grassy field, circa 1921 4 3/8" x 6 3/8" sepia on 7 1/4" x 9 3/4" sheet

    Box 1 Item 55

    Portrait. Marion Campbell Martin standing, grasping branches of overhanging pine tree, circa 1921 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" sepia on 7" x 9 7/8" sheet

    Box 1 Item 56

    Portrait. Charles Joseph Finger. Profile, with cap, pipe, reading. Posed outdoors, undated 4 1/4" x 6 1/8" sepia

    Box 1 Item 57

    Genre photo. Harvest worker pulling ear of corn from shock in field, undated 4 3/8" x 6 3/8" sepia on 7" x 10" sheet

    Box 1 Item 58

    Genre photograph. Rear view of man with bundle of sticks on his shoulder. Fence dimly visible in background, undated 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" sepia on 6 1/2" x 8 3/4" sheet

    Box 1 Item 59

    Genre photograph. Rear view of man with bundle of sticks on his shoulder. Fence dimly visible in background, undated 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" b/w on 6 1/2" x 8 3/4" sheet

    Same view as Item 58

    Box 1 Item 60

    Portrait. Margaret Campbell Hancock. Seated in a field of wildflowers, with flower basket, "May 1921" 4 3/8" x 6 3/8" sepia on 7 1/8" x 9 3/4" sheet

    Box 1 Item 61

    Portrait of woman, seated at base of tree, reading, undated 4 3/8" x 6 5/8" sepia on 7" x 9 7/8" sheet

    Box 1 Item 62

    "Mother and child." Woman kneeling beside small child with flower. Posed outdoors, very soft focus, undated 7" x 10" sepia on 8 1/2" x 12" sheet

    Box 1 Item 63

    Portrait, woman with flower baskets reaching for honeysuckle sprays, undated 4 3/8" x 6 1/4" sepia on 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" sheet

    Box 1 Item 64

    Three young women in flower garden. Brick structure [church?] in background, undated 4 1/2" x 6 3/8" sepia on 8" x 9 1/2" sheet

    END OF COLLECTION

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