Collection ID: M.85

Collection context

Summary

Date:
1944-1951 and undated
Abstract:
The John H. Barker Collection contains various photographs, advertisements, and documents detailing the artistic output of the industrial artists during the 1940s through the 1950s. Photographs include depictions of paintings of various Waterbury factories, including Anaconda Copper and American Brass Co., which were painted by John H. Baker. The collection also contains various advertisements for Anaconda and American brass that include artwork created by J.H. Barker. The collection also contains correspondence to J.H. Barker from Orton P. Camp and an announcement from Anaconda Vice President on the opening of the Ansonia Branch. The collection contains one folder of paintings of an undetermined factories from other artists, which were perhaps used as reference or research.
Extent:
.22 Linear Feet and .5 of a legal manuscript box
Language:
English .

Background

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Scope and Content:

The John H. Barker Collection contains documents from 1944-1951 and undated. The documents are ordered per original order. During processing duplicate photographs were discarded.

The John H. Barker Collection contains various photographs, advertisements, and documents detailing the artistic output of the industrial artists during the 1940s through the 1950s. Photographs include depictions of paintings of various Waterbury factories, including Anaconda Copper and American Brass Co., which were painted by John H. Baker. The collection also contains various advertisements for Anaconda and American brass that include artwork created by J.H. Barker. The collection also contains correspondence to J.H. Barker from Orton P. Camp and an announcement from Anaconda Vice President on the opening of the Ansonia Branch. The collection contains one folder of paintings of an undetermined factories from other artists, which were perhaps used as reference or research.

Biographical / Historical:

John H. Barker was a painter who specialized in painting factories. Some of his work includes painting of the various locations of Anaconda Copper Company, as well as the American Brass Company in Waterbury. Barker's work was also commissioned for many advertisements for the respective companies. Besides being known for painting various Waterbury factories, Barker also painted Waterbury itself. He painted many murals, including "A Pageant of Waterbury." It is unclear when Barker was born or died.

Indexed Terms

Places:
Waterbury, Connecticut

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 753-0381
scrawford@mattmuseum.org