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] ; 

Verso:
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
Art—American
Art―Private collections―New York (State)
Art―Private collections―New York (State)―Salmagundi

Description of work:

Provenance:
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) .

Exhibition history:
2021 11 10 SMAA Bil Baird : Narrative Design November – December.

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Document information

Document permalink:
http://salmagundi.org/artwork/?p=88005

Digital-born document number:
SAL.2021.88005

Record birth date:
June 2, 2021

Last updated: July 25, 2021 at 1:11 am