Frank E. Schoonover negatives

About this collection

Based in Wilmington, Delaware, Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) was a prolific commercial illustrator, artist, and avid photographer. Over the course of a six-decade career, he completed more than twenty-five hundred works, primarily illustrations for magazines and books but also landscapes, portraits, murals, book plates, sculpture, and stained-glass windows. This collection consists of negatives taken by Schoonover, largely for use as source material for his artwork. The collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.

    Image: Breakers and boys sorting coal at anthracite coal mills near Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1903. Click to view

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