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Carl Moon Collection of Family Photographs and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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Box 1

Portraits and other photographs

Box  1 , Item  1

Portrait of Karl E. Moon, August 27, 1900. Photographer: Bellsmith, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Box  1 , Item  1a

Portrait of Karl Moon.

Box  1 , Item  2

Portrait of young adult Karl Moon in tall collar. Photographer: Bellsmith.

Box  1 , Item  3

Portrait of Karl Moon in circular mount (variant of (2)).

Box  1 , Item  4

Portrait of young adult Karl Moon wearing a straw hat.

Box  1 , Item  5

Small photo showing two men and a woman on side of hill. Appears to be Karl and Grace Moon with an older man.

Box  1 , Item  6

Seated portrait of Karl Moon as a young man, wearing hat, holding gloves. Photographer identified on mat as Griffin, Wheeling.

Box  1 , Item  7

Self-portrait character study of Karl E. Moon with long hair, mustache, and Van Dyke beard. Signed “Yours truly K. E. Moon.”

Box  1 , Item  8

Similar character study of Karl Moon. On verso, in pencil: “An attempt at Mephisto, Aug. 6, 1903.”

Box  1 , Item  9

Seated portrait of Karl Moon wearing a Western-style hat and holding a well-smoked cigar. Signed in ink on mat “Karl E. Moon, 1906.”

Box  1 , Item  10

Early photo of adult Carl Moon sitting on chair.

Box  1 , Item  11

Oval-shaped portrait card of Carl Moon (on left) with 3 other men.

Box  1 , Item  12

Carl Moon portrait in dark brown folio.

Box  1 , Item  13

Seated portrait of Grace Moon. Photo by Karl Moon. Inscribed on the mat: “To Maude with love from Grace. June 1911.” [Same as image (54).]

Box  1 , Item  14

Portrait of Grace Moon wearing hat.

Box  1 , Item  15

Portrait of Grace Moon holding 7-week old son, Francis-Maxwell. Signed Karl Moon on mount.

Box  1 , Item  16

Portrait of Grace Moon with daughter Mary and son Francis-Maxwell, April 7, 1917. “Photo by Karl Moon” on original mount.

Box  1 , Item  17

Photograph of Francis-Maxwell at 4 months (1 of 4). Photo by Karl Moon.

Box  1 , Item  18

Photograph of Francis-Maxwell at 4 months (2 of 4). Photo by Karl Moon.

Box  1 , Item  19

Photograph of Francis-Maxwell at 4 months (3 of 4). Photo by Karl Moon.

Box  1 , Item  20

Photograph of Francis-Maxwell at 4 months (4 of 4). Photo by Karl Moon.

Box  1 , Item  21

Large portrait, “Francis-Maxwell’s first Christmas tree, 1913.” Photo shows little Francis-Maxwell on rocking horse in front of large Christmas tree.

Box  1 , Item  22

Portrait of Francis-Maxwell as adult, 1930 (Copy 1 of 2). Photo by Noel Studio, Pasadena, California.

Box  1 , Item  23

Portrait of Francis-Maxwell as adult, 1930 (Copy 2 of 2). Photo by Noel Studio, Pasadena, California.

Box  1 , Item  24-25

Portrait of young Ernest Moon (2 copies). [Possibly fell from family album.]

Box  1 , Item  26

Portrait of Ralph Moon. In pencil on verso: “Age 18. Made Feb. 1900 by Karl.”

Box  1 , Item  27

Portrait of unidentified male (possibly Ralph Moon?) (Copy 1 of 2). Photographer: R. P. Bellsmith, Cincinnati.

Box  1 , Item  28

Portrait of unidentified male (possibly Ralph Moon?) (Copy 2 of 2). Photographer: R. P. Bellsmith, Cincinnati.

Box  1 , Item  29

Unidentified--appears to be Lucy Brunetta Moon with her new grandchild (Francis- Maxwell?).

Box  1 , Item  30

Similar view to (29).

Box  1 , Item  31

Oval-shaped portrait of Lucy Brunetta Moon. Photographer: Bellsmith, Cincinnati.

Box  1 , Item  32

Portrait of Lucy Brunetta Moon (Copy 1 of 3).

Box  1 , Item  32a

Portrait of Lucy Brunetta Moon (Copy 2 of 3).

Box  1 , Item  32b

Portrait of Lucy Brunetta Moon (Copy 3 of 3).

Box  1 , Item  33

Old home alongside road. [Possibly East Main Street, Wilmington, Ohio, birthplace of Karl Moon.]

Box  1 , Item  34

Photo postcard of Tom Smith Davies. Card addressed to Miss Reba Davies, St. Joseph, Mo.

Box  1 , Item  35

Photographic portrait of Victorian-era young woman. Photo embossed on mount: Bellsmith, Cincinnati.

Box  1 , Item  36

Unidentified woman (Copy 1 of 2). Portrait by Orr-Kiefer.

Box  1 , Item  37

Unidentified woman (Copy 2 of 2). Portrait by Orr-Kiefer.

Box  1 , Item  38

Unidentified woman in long dress.

Box  1 , Item  39

Unidentified woman with little dog on steps of brick house.

Box  1 , Item  40

Unidentified young woman, seated. Portrait by Orr-Kiefer.

Box  1 , Item  41

Unidentified woman.

Box  1 , Item  42

Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified man with beard.

Box  1 , Item  43

Unidentified young man. [Appears to be Ernest Moon (Carl's brother).]

Box  1 , Item  44

Group portrait of four unidentified young men. Photo by N. T. Bell, Cambridge, Ohio.

Box  1 , Item  45

Karl Moon. Note on verso: “Made by M. C. S., Sunday, January 22, 1899.”

Box  1 , Item  46

Photo of unidentified man in suit standing in front of small tree.

Box  1 , Item  47

Carl and Grace Moon with an unidentified man.

Box  1 , Item  48

Unidentified baby. Photo by Excel, New Vienna, Ohio.

Box  1 , Item  49

Francis-Maxwell Moon as a child.

Box  1 , Item  50

“An Arizona Squall.” Karl Moon photograph of a Native American child in tears.

Box  1 , Item  51

Landscape view of Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico.

Box  1 , Item  52

Large Indian basket. Pencil note on verso: “Hopi basket valued at $600.”

Box  1 , Item  53

Unidentified man and woman in old car.

Box  2 , Item  54

Portrait of Grace Moon wearing what appears to be her wedding dress. Signed “Karl Moon.” [Same as image (13).]

Box  2 , Item  55

Portrait of Carl Moon.

Box  2 , Item  56

Portrait of an elderly Lucy Brunetta Moon.

Box 3

Artwork, high school diplomas and family photo album (bulk 1906-1915)

Box  3 , Item  57

8 x 10” photograph of a cartoon drawing by J. Swinnerton entitled Another Apache Outrage. Shows photographer (Moon?) taking a photo of an Indian baby tied to a post and offering candy cane to baby. Photo inscribed in ink “To Mary from Uncle Karl, 1910.”

Box  3 , Item  58

Photograph of artwork by Grace Moon entitled “The Hunter.”

Box  3 , Item  59

Photograph of artwork by Grace Moon. Portrays very young Indian girl.

Box  3 , Item  60

Reproduction of artwork entitled “Autumn,” by Ernest Moon (trees by a river). [See photographs of artwork, Box 3, Items 61-62.]

Box  3 , Item  61

Photograph of artwork entitled “Autumn,” by Ernest Moon (trees by a river). [See reproduction and additional photograph of artwork, Box 3, Items 60 and 62.]

Box  3 , Item  62

Photograph of artwork entitled “Autumn,” by Ernest Moon (trees by a river). [See reproduction and additional photograph of artwork, Box 3, Items 60 and 61.]

Box  3 , Item  63

Original artwork: “Autumn,” by Ernest Moon. In color on paper.

Box  3 , Item  64

Original artwork: Pen and ink drawing by Ernest Moon of two boys and a dog: “Gee, I’m glad he’s a toy dog.”

Box  3 , Item  65

Original artwork: Pen and ink drawing by Ernest Moon: “Any Indian braves in camp? Naw, only some squawks.” Signed in ink by Ernest Moon.

Box  3 , Item  66

Reproduction of drawing, “The Awakening of Spring” by Y. De La Neziere.

Box  3 , Item  67

Wilmington (Ohio) Public Schools high school diploma, Literature and Science, granted to M. Maude Moon, June 19, 1890.

Box  3 , Item  68

Wilmington (Ohio) Public Schools high school diploma, Literature and Science, granted to Ernest R. Moon, June 15, 1893.

Box 3, Volume 1

Moon family photo/clipping album

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 52 photos, bulk approximately 1906-1915. Bound paper album with “Seattle” on cover. [Note: Moon’s photos pasted inside are not related to Seattle, however.] Contains early career photos and publicity clippings for both Carl and Grace Moon, many with notations in pencil and pen. Album documents their early life at El Tovar studio in Arizona; their new craftsman-style home and studio on N. Mentor Avenue in Pasadena, Ca., and also photographs of their two young children, Francis-Maxwell and Mary.

Album:

  • 1. Portrait of Carl Moon.
  • 2. Magazine article on Karl and Grace Moon.
  • 3. Clippings: Moon-Keleher Studio; Moon report on photographing bridge at Belen cut-off; Moon dispatch on dam at Zuni. Two photos of Francis-Maxwell, “Boss of the family. Just beginning to walk.”
  • 4. Photo of Grace Moon in horse-drawn carriage (photo loose in album).
  • 5. Clipping: Karl Moon shows his Indian photographs.
  • 6. Four photos: Grace Moon and baby
  • 7. Clipping on Indian talks; photo of young Francis-Maxwell
  • 8. Portrait of Francis-Maxwell in high chair; snapshot of Karl Moon holding Francis-Maxwell; Easter card with photo of Francis-Maxwell, 1910, 6 months old. (Card loose in album.)
  • 9-17. Snapshots: Moons with children. Exterior of Pasadena house (565 N. Mentor) on pp. 11, 15, 17.
  • 18-19. Clippings on Moon as author, photographer. (# 19 loose in album.)
  • 20. Blank page.
  • 21. Clipping on Moon (biographical).
  • 22-24. Blank pages.

Following pages have copies of commercially produced photos of Seattle:

  • 25. Roman Catholic Cathedral and three churches: Pilgrim Congregational, Trinity Episcopal, and Plymouth Congregational.
  • 26 - 30. Blank pages.
  • 31. University of Washington.
  • 32. Blank page.
  • 33. Puget Sound Salmon Catch
  • 34 - 38. Blank pages.
  • 39. Scenes of lumber industry (copyright 1899 by D. R. Kinsey).
  • 40. Blank page.
  • 41. Mt. Baker, Washington.
  • 42. Blank page.
  • 43. Puget Sound Indians.
  • 44. Blank page.
  • 45. Snoqualmie Falls, near Seattle.
  • Newspaper clipping on pueblos, Navajos, with Moon illustrations. New York Herald, April 15, 1906. [Clipping was loose in album—now in folder.]
Box 4

Moon family portrait album (mid-19th to early-20th c.)

Box 4, Volume 2

Moon family portrait album

Scope and Content Note

65 photographs, dating from mid-19th c. through early-20th c. Mostly cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards, but also several tintypes. Photographs of Moon family members, with names noted in pencil on album page below. Baby photo of Karl Moon near end of album. Very fragile; binding has broken.

Names transcribed from album pages:

  • 1. Netta Moon
  • 2. Darius Moon
  • 3. Osie Moon [also spelled Osee Moon]
  • 4. Maude Moon (graduate). Also loose photo of Moon and son (?).
  • 5. [Unidentified baby]
  • 6. Nellie and Minnie Moon
  • 7. C (illegible) Moon
  • 8. Ernest Moon
  • 9. (illegible) Deskin
  • 10. George Gudgeon [Also spelled “Gudgen”]
  • 11. Sophronia Gudgeon
  • 12. Unidentified woman
  • 13. Sherman(?) Hedges and wife, Nan(?) Gudgeon
  • 14. Reuben Moon, Louisa Moon, Jeptha Moon, Osie Moon
  • 15. (illegible) Moore(?); 3 missing photos.
  • 16. Four missing photos
  • 17. Emma (Moore?), Mr. and Mrs. George Irwin, Carrie Denham, Kate Davis
  • 18. Oliver Gudgeon, oldest half-brother, and wife Mary, Sylvester Moon and wife
  • 19. Mina Hopper Desoden, Mary Wolf, Dalton Hudson, Mattie Hudson
  • 20. (illegible) Morgan
  • 21. Marion Moore and wife, Mary Moore, Cornelius Douglas, Phoebe Douglas
  • 22. Mary Hunt, Ralph Moon as baby, Maude(?) Moon as child.
  • 23. Ralph Moon, Vernon Moon, Ernest Moon.
  • 24. Lizzie White, Tiny L (illegible), Karl Moon, Vernon Moon
  • 25. Mrs. Gelsong(?), Japanese. [Photo of Japanese woman.]
  • 26. W. Wolf
  • 27. Amanda Wolf
  • 28. George Gudgeon
  • 29. Mary Phelps
  • 30. Clinton Gudgeon (Will’s son)
  • 31. Netta Moore
  • 32. “Baker girls” [Group photo of six young women.]
  • 33. Osie Moon
  • 34. Mary Ann (Baxter) Moon. (Grandma Moon)
  • 35. Aunt Mary Gudgeon
  • 36. Ethel Gudgeon (brother George’s baby)

Loose photos found in album:

  • 37. Rose Moon; Lima, Ohio
  • 38. Osie Moon. Photo by Van de Grift, Lima, Ohio
  • 39. Unidentified woman
  • 40. Unidentified man
  • 41. Unidentified man and child
  • 42. Memorial card for Mary E. Gudgeon, died December 4, 1894.
  • 43. Moon brothers and sister (except William, who died): Jeptha, Lydia, Reuben, Lawson, Marion, Sylvester, Darius, Milton
Box 5

Journals and ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Five handwritten journals that all appear to be by Lucy Brunetta Moon (Carl Moon’s mother) and two other items.
Box  5 , Volume  3

Bound journal labeled in ink “1903. Karl Moon Gen. History.”

Scope and Content Note

Many handwritten pages on daily activities. Starts with a few school essays, perhaps by Karl; the remainder seems to be a diary by Lucy Brunetta Moon. Entries at back mention Karl and first wife, Bessie.
Box  5 , Volume  4

Daily Reminder 1917.

Scope and Content Note

Many diary entries on daily activities. Signed by Lucy Brunetta Moon at back.
Box  5 , Volume  5

“1918” Diary.

Scope and Content Note

Many diary entries on 1918 activities.
Box  5 , Volume  6

Physician’s Daily Visiting List and Record, 1922.

Scope and Content Note

Diary entries on 1922 activities.
Box  5 , Volume  7

Diary 1924.

Scope and Content Note

Many diary entries on 1924 activities.
Box  5 , Volume  8

Publicity folio for “Hotel El Tovar, on the rim of the Grand Canyon of Arizona, Management of Fred Harvey.”

Scope and Content Note

Text and photographs. Copyright 1909.
Box  5 , Folder  1

One copy of “The Century” magazine, Oct. 1907, with four photographs of Southwest Indians by Karl Moon.