NATIONAL COLLECTION OF FINE ARTS SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 18, 1980 Dear Dr. Homer, I wonder if you could send back the Schamberg slides that I sent you a while ago. It's not urgent by any means, and if you would like to keep them longer, please do. They are the only ones I have of some of the works, however, and I have wanted to look at them once or twice. Things are going well with my research. Nothing earth-shattering to report, but I have found some interesting information about a show which Sheeler and Schamberg participated in in 1913 and 1914. Macbeth organized it at the instigation of Davies and it was shown at the Carnegie Institute in Dec. 1913, then at the Montross Gallery in Feb. 1914, before going to the Detroit Institute in March 1914. A Schamberg painting which is now owned by Dr. Ira Schamberg was the hit of the show, receiving much comment in the press wherever it was exhibited. Last month I visited Dr. Schamberg at his home in Jenkintown and saw some of his paintings. Unfortunately, the best of them have been given to the children, including the one in the show I mentioned above. The others were quite attractive, however. While I was in Philadelphia I discovered something which you are probably already aware of, but I thought I would pass it along Just in case you had'nt seen it before. The PAFA archive had a copy of the catalogue of the Fourth Philadelphia Photographic Salon; something I did not know of before. On page 20 was an entry for William T. Innes of 200 S. 10th St., Phila. Only one work was listed, #155- Holy Trinity. I thought this might be your grandfather, and that you would like to hear of this in case you had not already heard of it. Sincerely,
William Innes Homer Papers. Georgia OKeeffe Museum Research Center Archives.
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