Madge Tomsic photograph collection, circa 1906-1966

Overview of the Collection

Tomsic, Madge
Madge Tomsic photograph collection
circa 1906-1966 (inclusive)
1.6 linear feet, (2 archives boxes)  :  94 items
Collection Number
The Madge Tomsic photograph collection consists of images of various members of the Harwood family, including James T. Harwood, Ruth Harwood, and June Harwood.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs in this collection are from the James T. Harwood family collection of personal imagery. Madge Tomsic received this collection of photographs from Willard Harwood (James T. Harwood's brother), James T. Harwood was Madge Tomsic's great Uncle. All but 1 photograph in this collection are black and white prints, including 4 oversize photographs, 5 8x10 photographs, 45 5x7 photographs, 38 small photographs, 1 newspaper clipping with photo, and 1 Christmas card.Many of these images are contact prints or photos of other photos/paintings.

James T. Harwood was a well known Utah painter in the 1920's. He was first married to Harriet Richards, they had four children, Willard, Heber James, June, and Ruth. Harriet died in 1922 and James T. Harwood was later married to Ione. They had two children together, Lark and Vern-Jim. After James T. Harwood died, Ione had another child by John Adelman Peterson, Rose Adelle Peterson. This collection includes family and individual portraits of James T. Harwood's brothers and sisters, as well as his wives and children, and also includes some photographs of his paintings.

Many of the photographs have writing on the back to identify the people in the photographs as well as their relation to James T. Harwood.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library's Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Madge Tomsic.

Processing Note

Processed by Kristi Pace in 1999.

Separated Materials

See also MS 0672 located in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Brothers and sisters of James T. Harwood, misc. portraits and snap shots
  • 1: Don Valentine, Frederick, James Taylor, Rose (brothers and sister).
  • 2: Frederick and Dora Harwood
  • 3: Dora Harwood (wife of Frederick)
  • 4: Dora Harwood, Feb. 10, 1966
  • 5: Don Valentine Harwood
  • 6-7: Alice Lawler Harwood (wife of Don Valentine)
  • 8: Maybelle Lawler (sister of Alice Lawler Harwood)
  • 9: James T. Harwood and Rose B. Welsh (sister)
  • 10: Rose B. Welsh and Jayna Welsh, 1932
  • 11: Christmas card from Ione Harwood (second wife of James T. Harwood) to Jayna Welsh.
  • 12: Maude Harwood Adams (sister)
  • 13: Maude Harwood Adams and Ezra Adams
  • 14: Home of Ezra and Maude Adams, Lehi
1 2 Ruth Harwood
  • 15: Ruth Harwood, early 1950s (daughter of James T. and Harriet Harwood)
  • 16: Ruth Harwood and Claire Stewart Boyer (Salt Lake poet)
1 3 Family photos of James T. and Harriet Harwood's children
  • 17: Children of James T. and Harriet Harwood: Ruth, June, Willard, Heber James, 1906
  • 18: Harwood Christmas, Edna Clara, Jayna Gibb (nieces of James T.), Heber James and Willard Harwood.
  • 19: Enlargement of number 18 (damaged)
  • 20: Heber James Harwood, 1907
  • 21: Willard, Heber James, June and Ruth Harwood, Christmas 1906
  • 22: Edna Clara, Jayna Gibb, Heber James Harwood, 1908 or 1909
  • 23: Duplicate of number 22
  • 24: Willard and Ruth Harwood
  • 25: Sarah Jane Taylor Harwood (mother of James T.), Ruth Harwood
  • 26: Heber James and June Harwood
  • 27-28: Ruth Harwood
  • 29: Virginia Harwood (granddaughter of James T. Harwood)
  • 30: James T. Harwood, son of Willard Harwood, grandson of James T. Harwood
1 4 Paris, France
  • 31-36: Scenes from Paris, France
1 5 Family photographs of James T. and Ione Harwood and children
  • 37: James T. Harwood
  • 38: Lark and Ione Harwood, 1933
  • 39-41: Views of James T. Harwood's home
  • 42: James T. Harwood picking peas
  • 43: James T. and Ione Harwood
  • 44: Ione Harwood
  • 45: Family Portrait 1936, Ione, John T., Vern-Jim, and Lark Harwood
  • 46: Family Portrait 1937
  • 47: James T. Harwood, Rose Welsh, Vern-Jim Harwood
  • 48: James T., Ione, Lark, Vern-Jim Harwood, Venice, Italy, March 11, 1938
  • 49-50: Lark Harwood
  • 51: Lark (6) and Vern-Jim (3), Jan. 1939
  • 52: "Playmates" Vern-Jim and Lark Harwood, Toulon, France, April 8, 1939
  • 53: "Our Little Lady" Lark Harwood (6 1/2), Toulon, France, April 8, 1939
  • 54: Ione, James T., Vern-Jim, and Lark Harwood, Toulon, France, April 8, 1939.
  • 55: James T., Lark, and Vern-Jim Harwood, Toulon, France, April 12, 1939
  • 56: Lark and Vern-Jim Harwood, Toulon, France, April 12, 1939
  • 57: Lark (12) and Vern-Jim (9), March 1945
  • 58: Vern-Jim Harwood (11), Oct. 1947
  • 59: Lark (15) and Vern-Jim (12), 1948
  • 60: Lark Harwood (15), 1948
  • 61-62: Vern-Jim Harwood
  • 63: Lark Harwood, Rose Adelle Peterson, Vern-Jim Harwood
  • 64-65: Rose Adelle Peterson (Ione's daughter after James T. Harwood's death)
  • 66: Wedding announcement of Rose Adelle Peterson (newspaper clipping)
  • 67: Brian Grace (9 months), Lark Harwood Grace, October 16, 1956
1 6 Photographs of paintings by James T. Harwood and photographs of his studio in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 68: Painting, "Young Construetors," 1903
  • 69: Painting, "Ruth Blowing Bubbles," 1903
  • 70: Painting, "Lark Harwood," 1935
  • 71: House at 666 East 11th South, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 72: Studio built outside of 666 East 11th South home
  • 73-74: Inside the studio
1 7 Miscellaneous buildings, gardens, and interiors
  • 75: Harwood and Sons saddle store, Lehi, Utah, 1883, James T. Harwood is standing in the doorway on the right.
  • 76: James T. Harwood's garden
  • 77: Garden
  • 78: Calf in the garden
  • 79: Garden
  • 80: Plants in pots
  • 81-82: Interior of house, Christmastime
  • 83: Unidentified apartment building
1 8 Unidentified portraits
  • 84: Classroom
  • 85-90: Unidentified portraits
2, Oversize 1 Various group and individual portraits of James T. Harwood's family
  • 91: Family of James T. Harwood probably 1916 or 1917 (damaged). Row I: Lilly Mae Harwood Winn (sister), Sarah Jane Taylor Harwood (mother), James T. Harwood, Maude Alice Harwood Adams (sister), child. Row II: Ruth Harwood (daughter), Mary Johnson Richards (mother-in-law), Dr. Heber John Richards (father-in-law), Harriet Richards Harwood (wife), Leone Patten Harwood (daughter-in-law), Rose Belle Harwood Welsh (sister), Jayna Welsh (niece). Row III: John Winn (brother-in-law), Heber James Harwood (son), June Harwood (daughter), Willard Harwood (son).
  • 92: Rose Belle Harwood Welsh (sister)
  • 93: John Winn (husband of Lilly Mae Harwood, sister of James T. Harwood)
  • 94: Vern-Jim Harwood, Ione Harwood, Rose Adelle Peterson, John Adelman Peterson, Lark Harwood.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940--Photographs
  • Harwood, June Rose, 1903-1991--Photographs
  • Harwood, Ruth, 1896-1959--Photographs

Family Names

  • Harwood family--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs
  • Portrait photographs