Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Martha Beckwith

Martha Beckwith by vassarcollegearchives
Martha Beckwith, a photo by vassarcollegearchives on Flickr.

In 1920, Martha Beckwith became the first person to hold a chair in Folklore at any college or university in the country. The Folklore Foundation, established at Vassar with an anonymous donation by the naturalist, Annie Alexander, was an unprecedented institution. With its establishment, Vassar College suddenly became a center of research in the almost entirely new field of folk culture.

Beckwith Commercial Block (1882) - interior

Queen Anne style, three-story, brick, flat roof. Features: original storefront, stained glass, cornice arcading, enriched cornice, terracotta, keystone, round arch windows, segmented arch windows, marble stringcourses, parapet, beltcourse, decorative brickwork. • Now the headquarters of the National Bank of Middlebury.

• The Beckwith Block, as a part of the Middlebury Village Historic District, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places (#76000223), since 1976.

Mrs. Stephen [i.e. Steven] Ayres (LOC)

Photo shows Mrs. Steven Beckwith Ayres (right) and another woman posed at an event probably related to the 1912 presidential election. Mrs. Ayres was active in the Woman's National Democratic League. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Artists at a banquet for Harry Siddons Mowbray

Photos (annotated on reverse) of a banquet given for Harry Siddons Mowbray at the Sieghortner Hotel, Lafayette Place, N.Y., May 26, 1888. One photo shows collector Thomas B. Clarke speaking. Pictured in one and/or both are: J. Carroll Beckwith, William M. Chase, Thomas B. Clarke, William A. Coffin, Kenyon Cox, R. Cleveland Coxe, Thomas W. Dewing, Samuel Isham, Elbridge Kingsley?, Harry Siddons Mowbray, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Robert W. Van Boskerck and Julian Alden Weir. Photographer(s) unknown.

Havens, Beckwith

Havens, Beckwith

Havens, Beckwith

Havens, Beckwith

Mrs. J.S. Crosby, Mrs. Cullop, Mrs. S. Ayers, Mrs. Linthicum, Mrs. R.L. Henry, and Miss Hopkins (LOC)

Photo shows a group of women, possibly board members of the Woman's National Democratic League (WNDL), which Mrs. Crosby founded in 1912. Identified as Nellie Fassett (Mrs. John Sherwin) Crosby, WNDL president; Nettie Goodwin (Mrs. William A.) Cullop, DAR regent and a congressman's wife; Mrs. Steven Beckwith Ayres of New York, active with the WNDL and a congressman's wife; Helen A. (Mrs. John Charles) Linthicum of Baltimore, a congressman's wife; and Louine Childers Tyler (Mrs. Robert Lee) Henry of Texas, a congressman's wife. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Mrs. Crosby and Mrs. Ayres (LOC)

That's Mrs. John Sherwin Crosby (the former Nellie Fassett), founder and president of the Women's Democratic Club of New York City, president of the Woman's National Democratic League--she gave a victory breakfast at the Waldorf-Astoria to congratulate the incoming first lady, Mrs. Wilson, and her daughters.

uic.edu/orgs/cwluherstory/jofreeman/polhistor y/1912.htm

And Mrs. Steven Beckwith Ayres (that spelling), also a leader of women supporters of the Democratic Party in NYC. Her husband was a congressman from the Bronx:

Artists at a banquet for Harry Siddons Mowbray

Beckwith, J. Carroll James Carroll, 1852-1917
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916
Clarke, Thomas B. Thomas Benedict, 1848-1931
Coffin, William A. William Anderson, 1855-1925
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919
Coxe, R. Cleveland Reginald Cleveland, 1855-
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938
Isham, Samuel, 1855-1914
Kingsley, Elbridge, 1842-1918
Mowbray, Harry Siddons, 1858-1928
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907
Van Boskerck, Robert Ward, 1855-1932
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919