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George Winter artwork photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: SP042
Identifier: SP042

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographic slides and prints of paintings and sketches from artist George Winter in Indiana, created during 1837-1840s, ranging from circa 1940 to 1982 regarding landscapes, portraits, and Native Americans and their way of life.


  • circa 1940-1982


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Born in 1809 in Portsea, England, George Winter is one of the most well-known Hoosier artists. He received private training in art before studying at the Royal Academy. Winter immigrated to the United States, moving to New York City where he continued his study of art. He moved westward within a few years, settling in Logansport, Indiana by 1837. The historical significance of Winter's work depicting scenes in Indiana lies in the documentation of the daily life and forced removal of the Potawatomi and Miami peoples from Indiana. Winter died of apoplexy on February 1, 1876 in Lafayette, Indiana.


"George Winter Biography." George Winter Collection. Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. Accessed June 5, 2019.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/06/05 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/06/05 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.