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Harry B. Baker papers 1891 – 1946

Collection, KA009001

General (KA0090.01)
Artwork (KA0090.02)
Photographic materials (KA0090.03)


Harry B. Baker (1868-1941) was an illustrator who taught at the New York and Paris branches of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (which became Parsons The New School for Design) in the early 20th century. Before moving to New York, Baker traveled around the American West. He illustrated bar fights, cowboys, Native Americans, and street scenes. The collection includes photographs of Baker and his students, a letter from Frank Alvah Parsons, identity cards and papers, and illustrations by Baker, including one for the cover of Western Story magazine.

Related object

Man on Horseback

Collection Guide

Guide to the Harry B. Baker papers

Related people/organizations

New York School of Fine and Applied Art
Frank Alvah Parsons

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