Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Garesché Family Album, 1827-1832

Finding aid created by
Rob S. Cox, June 1996

Summary Information
Title: Garesché family album
Creator: Garesché family
Inclusive dates: 1827-1832
Extent: 242 pages
Abstract:
The Garesché family album contains poetic verses and illustrations addressed to DuPont F. and Anna L. Garesché of Philadelphia.

Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1991. M-2623e.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Garesché family album, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Biography

DuPont F. and Anna L. Garesché were probably the children of Philadelphia merchant, Gabriel Garesché, and were tied by blood and marriage into the Franco-American mercantile elite.


Collection Scope and Content Note

A fine example of the genre, the Garesché album contains verse and illustrations addressed to DuPont F. and Anna L. Garesché of Philadelphia. Intended to inspire pleasant memories and deep reflections, the quips and quotations are drawn largely from popular writers influenced by romanticism. The entries are enlivened by some well executed pencil and pen and ink sketches, including two very effective trompe l'oeuil drawings. Among the more unusual entries are two concrete poems in French, both contributed by Phillipe Bréda: "Buvons, amis"... (in the shape of a glass) and "Bouteille."

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Concrete poetry.
    • Pen drawing.
    • Pencil drawing.
    • Poetry.
    • Trompe l'oeil painting.
    Subjects - Visual Materials:
    • Concrete poetry.
    • Pen drawing.
    • Pencil drawing.
    • Trompe l'oeil painting.
    Genre Terms:
    • Albums.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Volume   1  
    Garesché Family album,  1827-1832 [series]: