Press photo of puppet making studio of William Britton “Bil” Baird (1904-1987), July 3, 1975.
SAL record control number: 88005 ;
Record level: Item ;
Record type: Movable work ;
Work title: Press photo of puppet making studio of William Britton “Bil” Baird (1904-1987) [SAL museum curator description based on photo verso] ;
Alternate work titles:
2021 : Press photo of puppet making studio of William Britton “Bil” Baird (1904-1987) [SAL museum curator description based on photo verso] ;
Work date: July 3, 1975 ;
Work creator: [unknown photographer ‘bs’], United Press International, Inc. (1959-), William Britton “Bil” Baird (1904-1987) ;
Work medium: Photograph on paper ;
Work dimensions: 8 x 10 inches ;
Inscribed / signed front: [none] ;
Marking type: Attached type-written yellow paper identification ;
Location: At top center verso.
Text: ‘MASTER PUPPETEER (1) / / NEW YORK : – Bill Baird (underlined), 70, master puppeteer, works these days / in his Manhattan headquarters in Greenwich Village. On the / drawing board are figures of scientists and researchers, which / when constructed, will move about powered by motors like those / used in model airplanes. The finished product will be used in / the Smithsonian Institution’s new aerospace wing. Not a bit / recognizable, but Bill [sic] Baird sits (at left) in his workshop. / Sort of a coffee break, sans the coffee. / MX 1-2-3 (SEE ALSO: TKP 1340290-91-92-93) / CREDIT (UPI) 7/3/75 bs’.
Marking type: Ink stamp in faded black ink.
Location: Upside-down at middle left.
Text: ‘PLEASE CREDIT / United Press International Photo / [faded lines of copyright information] / UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL, Inc. / 220 EAST 42nd STREET / NEW YORK 17, N.Y.’.
SAL category: Archives ;
SAL sub-category: Photography ;
Archives of American Art subjects:
Art―Private collections―New York (State)
Art―Private collections―New York (State)―Salmagundi
Description of work:
2021 SCNY, donated by Chair of Curator’s Committee, William “Bill” Eric Indursky [RA 2018], accession #2021.1.2 ;
2021 ( Ebay seller, wehavethestars, Stockton, NJ, purchase transaction #383479451878, $27.96 USD ) ;
1962 [unknown photographer ‘bs’], United Press International, Inc. (1958-), William Britton “Bil” Baird (1904-1987) .
2021 11 10 SMAA Bil Baird : Narrative Design November – December.
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Record birth date:
June 2, 2021
Last updated: July 25, 2021 at 1:11 am