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Carl Link: Artist & Collector

The Carl Link Papers consists of papers and photographs of Carl Link, a German-American artist, commercial illustrator, and art educator known for his paintings of dance and theatrical personalities, Native Americans, and animals. The bulk of the collection consists of material directly related to his artwork, including more than 800 original designs, drawings, and sketches, as well as many photographs and published examples of his completed artwork. The Carl Link Postcard includes 2,045 postcards. The bulk of the postcards were apparently collected for art reference purposes, although some may have been collected as souvenirs or for other reasons. Cards in the collection are 40 to 100 years old, with most dating from the 1920s. Below are just a few of the items in the collection. Please also view the Guide to the Carl Link Papers and Guide to the Carl Link Postcard Collection.

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Photos from the Carl Link Papers

Carl Link and Karl Schreitmiller, European cycle tour, 1910. Carl Link and Karl Schreitmiller, European cycle tour, 1910.
Carl Link Papers
Box 19/Folder 24

Carl Link and friend on Henderson Motorcycle, Europe, ca. 1927.
Carl Link Papers
Box 20/Folder 1

Carl Link at Winold Reiss art school, Glacier National Park, Montana, ca. 1937.
Carl Link Papers
Box 20/Folder 15

Carl Link painting Blood Indian from life, ca. 1937.
Carl Link Papers
Box 18/Folder 20

Carl Link and Winold Reiss, Philmont Scout Ranch, 1940.
Carl Link Papers
Box 19/Folder 24

Artwork from the Carl Link Papers

Eleanor Heacock study.
Charcoal
Carl Link Papers
Box 23/Folder 3

Horse sketch.
Pencil
Carl Link Papers
Box 1/Folder 11

New York character sketches.
Pencil
Carl Link Papers
Box 2/Folder 32

Martha Graham performance sketch.
Pencil
Carl Link Papers
Box 23/Folder 12

Vera Fokina.
Printed with tempera paint accents
Carl Link Papers
Box 23/Folder 14

Postcards from the Carl Link Postcard Collection

1968.11.2.2.0081.jpg Running horses, ca. 1920
Carl Link Postcard Collection
1968.11.2.2.0081

1968.11.2.2.0137.jpg Aus der guten alten Zeit, Josef Frank, ca. 1920
Carl Link Postcard Collection
1968.11.2.2.0137

1968.11.2.2.1125.jpg Paris -- The Champs-Elysees and Marly Horses, ca. 1920
Carl Link Postcard Collection
1968.11.2.2.1125

1968.11.2.2.0479.jpg Traditional German female clothing, ca. 1920
Carl Link Postcard Collection
1968.11.2.2.0479

1968.11.2.2.2014.jpg "Gibson Girl" portrait, ca. 1910
Carl Link Postcard Collection
1968.11.2.2.2014

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