Images

Illustrations for introductory essays and some letters
Royall Tyler
Royall Tyler, ca. 1951. Archives, AR.PH.MISC.012, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
 
Mildred Barnes, 1898
Julian Story, Portrait of Mildred Barnes Bliss, 1899. House Collection, HC.P.1980.07.(0), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
 
Elisina Tyler
Elisina Tyler. Archives, AR.DP.Misc.2009, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Photograph courtesy of The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington.
 
Robert Woods Bliss
Robert Woods Bliss
 
Sharon
Sharon
 
Patrick William Stuart-Monteith
Patrick William Stuart-Monteith
 
Mildred Barnes Bliss, 1908
Mildred Barnes Bliss in her wedding dress, Paris, 1908. Bliss Papers, HUGFP 76.74p, box 18, Harvard University Archives.
 
Robert Woods Bliss, ca. 1900
Robert Woods Bliss, ca. 1900. Bliss Papers, HUGFP 76.74p, box 18, Harvard University Archives.
 
Miguel de Unamuno
Miguel de Unamuno
 
El Greco, Fray Hortensio Félix Paravicino
El Greco, Fray Hortensio Félix Paravicino (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) a painting much admired by Royall Tyler.
 
Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the site of the confession of Mildred Barnes and Royall Tyler on October 10, 1902.
 
Letter from Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, August 9, 1952
Letter from Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, August 9, 1952.
 
Miguel de Unamuno
Miguel de Unamuno, 1921.
 
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The Blisses
Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, ca. 1927. Bliss Papers, HUGFP 76.74p, box 10, Harvard University Archives.
 
Spain frontis
Frontispiece to Royall Tyler, Spain: A Study of Her Life and Arts (New York, 1909).
 
Letter for intro
Letter from Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, August 9, 1952.
 
Blisses in Buenos Aires, 1910-1912
Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss and their dogs in Buenos Aires, ca. 1910–12. Bliss Papers, HUGFP 76.74, box 6, Harvard University Archives.
 
Edith Wharton.
Edith Wharton, 1907.
 
Comité franco-américain
Frontispiece to the third annual report of the Comité franco-américain pour la protection des enfants de la frontière, 1918.
 
Salon, Bliss apartment, Paris, ca. 1914
Salon, Bliss apartment, Paris, ca. 1914. Bliss Papers, HUGFP 76.74, box 4, Harvard University Archives. The Virgin and Child statue, BZ.1912.2, can be seen on the mantle.
 
Vente aux enchères publiques
Poster for an art sale to raise funds for the Tuberculeux de la guerre, December 1916. Hoover Institution Political Poster Database, FR 992.
 
Chalice, BZ.1955.18
Chalice, BZ.1955.18, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Christ and the Virgin, HC.T.1908.01.(T)
Christ and the Virgin, HC.T.1908.01.(T), House Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Fibula
Photograph of fibula, Byzantine Collection, Vignier correspondence, Dumbarton Oaks Archives.
 
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Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, Stockholm, ca. 1923–27
Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, Stockholm, ca. 1923–1927. Bliss Papers, HUGFP 76.74, box 6, Harvard University Archives.
 
Arthur Salter
Arthur Salter.
 
HC.S.1921.001.(B)
Cat, HC.S.1921.001.(B), House Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
BZ.1924.5
Paten with the Communion of the Apostles, BZ.1924.5, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
AR.PH.Misc.044
The Blisses’ Stockholm house, ca. 1924–1927. Archives, AR.PH.Misc.044, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Visible on the far wall, left to right: Walter Gay, The Open Window, Le Bréau (HC.P.1919.02.[WC]); Henry Golden Dearth, Maine Coast; and Auguste Renoir, Head of a Child (HC.D.1924.02.[P]).
 
HS.BIA.1734
Pierre Iskender, Study of Light in Apse of Hagia Sophia, 1948, HS.BIA.1734, The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.
 
Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia, ca. 1935
 
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Rhyton drawing
 
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Persepolis Relief
Two Tribute Bearers or Servants with Offerings (“Persepolis Relief”), BZ.1931.1, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Crucifixion Reliquary
Crucifixion Reliquary, BZ.1936.20, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Hestia Polyolbos Textile
Hestia Polyolbos Textile, BZ.1929.1, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
The Visitation
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), The Visitation, HC.P.1936.18.(O), House Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Miniature Mosaic
Miniature Mosaic Icon with Forty Martyrs of Sebasteia, BZ.1947.24, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum
 
Nereid Textile
Nereid Textile, BZ.1932.1, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Aphrodite Necklace
Aphrodite Necklace, BZ.1928.6, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Portrait of Mary of Burgundy
Bernhard Strigel, Portrait of Mary of Burgandy, HC.P.1930.04.(O), House Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Pectoral or Broach
Lombard Pectoral or Broach, BZ.1933.5, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Crucifixion Plaque
Crucifixion Plaque, BZ.1929.2, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Monks eating in the refectory (interior of the Trapeza, looking West),
Monks eating in the refectory (interior of the Trapeza, looking West), St. Panteleimon Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece, May 1923, ICFA.TW.ATHOS.0001, Thomas Whittemore Papers, ca. 1875–1966, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.
 
Diptych of Philoxenus
Diptych of Philoxenus, 1935.4.a–b, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Dancer or Concubine
Dancer or Concubine, HC.S.1937.011.(W), House Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Elephant Tamer Textile Fragment
Elephant Tamer Textile Fragment, BZ.1927.1, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Folio 136v from BZ.1939.12
Fol. 136v from Greek Gospel Lectionary, BZ.1939.12, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Apse, group at work on scaffold. July 10, 1936
Apse, group at work on scaffold, July 10, 1936, HS.BIA.0097, The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s–2000s, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.
 
Apse, head and shoulders of Virgin and head of Child during final cleaning. August 18, 1936
Apse, head and shoulders of Virgin and head of Child during final cleaning, August 18, 1936, HS.BIA.0107, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
 
Interior view, looking northeast.
Interior view, looking northeast, HS.BIA.1625, The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s–2000s, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.
 
Interior, west end, looking south southwest, 1948
Interior, west end, looking south southwest, 1948, HS.BIA.1666, The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s–2000s, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.
 
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North tympanum wall, scaffolds suspended through windows, 1, 4, 5th recesses, looking north northeast, 1948, HS.BIA.1656, The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s–2000s, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.
 
Landau Ivory
Ivory representing the Virgin Hodegetria, Saint John the Baptist, and Saint Basil (“Landau ivory”), BZ.1939.8, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Robert Woods Bliss in Guatemalan Highlands
Robert Woods Bliss in Guatemalan Highlands, 1935, PC.RWB.1935.154, Pre-Columbian Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Isiac Cult Scene
Isiac Cult Scene, BZ.1942.1, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Casa Dorinda
Casa Dorinda, the Bliss estate in Montecito, California.
 
Delegates to Dumbarton Oaks Conversations.
American, British, and Soviet delegates to the first phase of the Conversations assembling for a group photograph on the North Vista at Dumbarton Oaks, April 21, 1944, Stettinius Papers [2723], Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library, April 21, 1944.
 
Hacha
Hacha, PC.B.039, Pre-Columbian Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
DO Conversations
Dumbarton Oaks Conversations: (left) Meeting in the Music Room, 1944; (right) American, British, and Soviet delegates to the first phase of the Conversations assembling for a group photograph on the North Vista at Dumbarton Oaks, April 21, 1944, Stettinius Papers [2723], Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library.
 
Curtis, Beauties of Flora
Plate from Samuel Curtis, The Beauties of Flora (1820), acquired by Mildred Bliss in the 1940s.
 
Indigenous Art of the Americas
“Indigenous Art of the Americas” Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1947–1962, PC.B.NG.040, Pre-Columbian Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
 
Diptych panel with Christ Meeting the Marys in the Garden and the Descent into Hell
(2) Diptych panel with Christ Meeting the Marys in the Garden and the Descent into Hell
 
Diptych panel with gemmed cross
(3) Diptych panel with a gemmed cross centered by a medallion of the blessing Christ
 
Ivory panel representing John the Evangelist and Saint Paul
(4) Ivory panel representing John the Evangelist and Saint Paul
 
Allen Dulles
Allen Dulles
 
Drawing for letter of March 22, 1935
 
Col. Ralph Van Deman
Colonel Ralph Van Deman, widely viewed as the father of American military intelligence.
 
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Nov. 15th, 1917
 
Oct. 1st, 1917
 
Jan. 15th, 1919
 
Mar. 22nd, 1918
 
Mar. 23rd, 1918
 
Mar. 12th, 1918
 
Oct. 11th, 1917
 
Oct. 2nd, 1918
 
Nov. 1st, 1917
 
May 30th, 1918
 
Dennis Nolan
Colonel Dennis E. Nolan served as chief-in-command of the G-2 intelligence section of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe.
 
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As a template for daily reports transmitted to the intelligence headquarters, Lt. Tyler generally attached documents, lists of reports on various topics, and names of prisoners or other relevant information.
 
Feb. 21st, 1918
 
Mildred Barnes Bliss