Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Drawing of T.C. Steele estate by Selma Steele

image number:

P0020026

description:

The drawing seen here is drawn on two leaves of paper, each approximately 15" x 22". The top half is the most detailed showing what is assumed to be all of the buildings at the T.C. Steele estate including his barn-like studio built in 1918, and the Peter Dewar log cabin built about 1875 and moved to the estate by Mrs. Steele in the early 1930's.

Also of note in the bottom half of the drawing is the "President's House" which is assumed to be the Brown County cabin of Herman B Wells.

This drawing was found in the Herman B Wells presidential papers (C213 box 515) in the file "Steele, Selma 1939-1945". The file, for the most part, regards her attempted sale of the T. C. Steele estate to Indiana University.

Found on the reverse side of these drawings can be found drawings by Selma Neubacher of a pulley (dated December 11, no year but maybe 1903) and what appears to be some type of pedestal (dated April 15, '04)

See also image P0020024.

accession number:

C213

personal name:

Steele, Selma Neubacher

personal name:

Steele, Theodore Clement

building name:

House of the Singing Winds (1907)

building name:

DeWar Log Cabin (circa 1875)

topic:

Drawings

topic:

Maps

topic:

Aerial views

city:

Nashville

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Brown County

other place name:

Johnson Township

series:

Buildings & Grounds