The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera
OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION
Creator: Charles Grafly
Acc. No.: 81x454
Quantity: 22 photographs
Location: 13 D 3
Charles Grafly was a sculptor and a teacher. Born in
SCOPE AND CONTENT
Consists of 22 photographs of Charles Grafly, his family, and his classmates at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Academie Julian. Two feature sculptures that he created. Grafley's family home at 2209 Summer St., Philadelphia is in the background of a few of the family shots, while his studio, located at 22nd and Arch Sts., is depicted in others. Also of note is a photograph of a float entered in a parade by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
The photographs are arranged in accession number order.
Purchased from Charles B. Wood.
Grafley family - Photographs.
House furnishings -
Sculpture - Photographs.
Artists' studios -
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION
Location: 13 D 3
Note: all numbers begin with 81x454.
.1 Closing feast of the class (depicting class members) of 1887-1888 of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts at G. Frank Stevens studio, "before the supper." June 1888.
.2 "Closing act," also from the feast. Shows class members after they had been drinking. June 1888.
members of the Academie Julian from the archive of M. Chapin.
.5 Charles Grafly, sitting with a spinning wheel and fireplace in the background. ca. 1890.
.6 Charles Grafly, 1893, looking at a painting.
.7 Float of
the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts at a jubilee,
Laessle and Charles Grafly working on a sculpture,
Laessle beside a plaster clock for Pennsylvania Co. made by Charles Grafly in
his studio, 22nd and Arch Sts.
.10 Sculpture. "Symbol of Life," by Charles Grafly.
.11 Sculpture of William Penn holding land
made in memory of Morris Patterson.
Charles Grafly, Jr., 2209 Summer St.,
.13 Charles Grafly, Net Calder, and Frances Grafly.
.14 Net Calder.
.15 A.S. and Net Calder.
.16 A.S. and Net Calder. She is sitting at a desk and he is leaning on the side of the desk. Other room furnishings are depicted
.17 Mr. Wilkinson in Charles Grafly's studio.
.18 Grafly family, 1892.
.19 Grafly family.
.20 Grimee and Grimpa Sehseles.
.22 Mary Stokes, shown feeding chickens.