This collection of Mills College photographs consists of 55 items (53 photographic prints) mounted on boards, taken by Roi
Partridge, circa 1940. The other two items are a map of Mills based on a drawing, and a postscript describing the collection.
The text of the postscript is as follows:
Roi Partridge (George Roy Partridge) was born in 1888 in the Territory of Washington. After taking courses in art for a year
or two, Partridge formed a group called "The Triad" with two classmates, John Davidson Butler and Clare Shepard. They visited
museums together, studied art, and entered work in Seattle's Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, where Partridge won silver medals
for his ceramics and black and white paintings. Partridge moved to New York City at the age of 20 and enrolled in the National
Academy of Design. He was awarded the Academy's Suydam Silver Medal in 1910 for a still-life painting. In July of that year,
he left for Europe with Butler and learned the art of etching in Munich. Partridge and Butler traveled to Italy and France,
settling in Paris. Here Partridge could not afford formal classes but learned what he could from art books and magazines,
drawing Parisian street scenes, cathedrals, bridges, and other picturesque landmarks in lieu of models. He himself turned
to modeling to earn money, posing as St. Francis of Assisi and Jesus, complete with beard and crown of thorns.
55 items, including 53 photographic prints, 1 map, and 1 postscript of text describing the collection, all mounted on boards
in 1 box ; 8 x 10 in. photographs, 14 x 18 in. boards
53 digital objects
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Collection stored off-site. Advance notice required for use.