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Albert Kingsmill Baragwanath

Albert Kingsmill Baragwanath, Peruvian curator, writer. Decorated Combat Infantry badge. Served from private to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1946, European Theatre of Operations; Served from private to captain Army of the United States, PTO. Member American History Print Collectors Society (director).

Background

  • Baragwanath, Albert Kingsmill was born on July 20, 1917 in Lima, Peru. Son of John Gordon and Leila Radcliff (Morris) Baragwanath.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 1936. Bachelor, Princeton, 1940. Master of Arts in American History, Columbia, 1952.

    Career

    • With traffic and sales department Eastern Air Lines, New York City, 1946-1950. Librarian Museum City New York, 1952-1958, curator prints and portraits, from 1959, senior curator, 1963-1979, senior curator emeritus, from 1980. Member New York City Mayor's Task Force on Municipal Archives, 1966.

      Member advisory committee Museum American Folk Art, since 1969.

    Works

    • Author: More Than a Mirror to the Past: The First Fifty Years of the Museum of the City of New York, 1973, 50 Currier & Ives Favorites, 1978, 100 Currier & Ives Favorites, 1978. New York Life at the Turn of the Century in Photographs, 1985. Contributor: New York City Guide, 1964, Currier and Ives, Chronicles of America, 1968.

    Membership

    Served from private to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Served from private to captain Army of the United States, PTO. Member American History Print Collectors Society (director).

    Connections

    • Married Eileen Mary Flanagan, September 1, 1943. Children– Joan Baragwanath Shaw, Janice, John Blackburn, Patricia.
    • father: John Gordon Baragwanath
    • mother: Leila Radcliff (Morris) Baragwanath
    • spouse: Eileen Mary Flanagan
    • children: Joan Baragwanath Shaw Baragwanath
    • Janice Baragwanath
    • John Blackburn Baragwanath
    • Patricia Baragwanath
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    Born July 20, 1917
    Died November 24, 2006
    (aged 89)
    Nationality
    • 1936
      Hill School
    • 1940
      Princeton
    • 1952
      Columbia
    • 1946 - 1950
      With traffic and sales department Eastern Air Lines
    • 1952 - 1958
      librarian Museum City New York
    • 1963 - 1979
      librarian Museum City New York

    Award