Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bolton

ID: SIA2011-0278 or 32520-2

Creator: Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: June 1936

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: 1 Scrapbook II, 1934-1942, "A-N"

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  • Looking down, Mr. Theodore Bolton (left) and his wife Mrs. Helen Bolton (right) are seated on a porch. Between them is a window that looks into a house.
  • Theodore Bolton (1889-1973) was a librarian, book artist, specializing in book illustrations and portrait miniatures, art historian, scholar and artist who studied at Pratt, New York University and Harvard. Bolton served various posts in the Washington, D.C. Public Library from 1911 to 1913, the Library of Congress from 1918 to 1921, and the Brooklyn Public Library from 1924 to 1926. From 1926 until his retirement in 1958, Bolton was librarian of the Century Association in New York City. Upon retirement he and his wife moved to Coconut Grove, Florida.


  • Bolton, Theodore
  • Bolton, Helen


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • The image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts, and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes (Section B).
  • For other images of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bolton together: SIA2011-0279, SIA2011-0280 and SIA2011-0281; Mrs. Bolton: SIA2011-0272 and SIA2011-0273; and Mr. Bolton: SIA2011-0274 and SIA2011-0275.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: 1 Scrapbook II, 1934-1942, "A-N"

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


June 1936

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  • Women
  • Art
  • Historians
  • Clothing and dress
  • Windows
  • Librarians
  • Art historians
  • Art--American


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-0278 or 32520-2

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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