PHOTOS

  PHOTOS

 #1 Margaret   Ladies Home Companion, October 1896.
The Century Magazine, March 1898 (facing left)

Home Journal, May 7, 1898

 

                                                         #2MRLang_newspaper           Newspaper article: “Composers of Note” No source or date.
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books

#3MRLang_PhiladelphiaPaper                        Philadelphia paper, December 26, 1897.
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books

                                          #4MargaretfromHalfHoursetc  Used in Hughes’ 1898 article “Women Composers” in “The Century Magazine” (p. 775) where the photographer is listed as A. Marshall. Also in an article in the “Home Journal” dated Saturday, May 7. 1898, and, with a somewhat different signature, in the 1894 Half Hours With the Best Composers.

                                                                             #5 MRLangHave a print of this photo which says it was first published by The Page Company in 1914!
New England Home Magazine, January 22, 1898.
Minneapolis Journal, July 30, 1898.
The Puritan, August 1898, Vol. III, No. 5, p. 177. (Have original)
Hughes, CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN COMPOSERS, 1900, facing p. 432.
Elson, WOMEN’S WORK IN MUSIC, 1903, facing p. 202.
Hughes and Elson, AMERICAN COMPOSERS, New revised Edition. 1914, facing p. 520
A slightly different pose featuring hands held together was used in Mathews, THE GREAT IN MUSIC, 1900, p. 278.

                                                                                                                                            #6MRLang_GroupofAmericanComposersFrom “A Group of American Composers” including D. M. Levett (upper left), Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (upper right), Homer N. Bartlett (middle), Louis E. Dressler (lower right), and MRL (lower left). No source.

Used in the book “Women in Music and Law” by Florence E. Sutro, 1895.

Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books

                                                     #7       MRLang_WomensWorkinMusic

Arthur Schmidt Catalog entitled “Women’s Work in Music” (c. 1901) which gave a short biography, and listed her piano pieces and songs available together with their prices. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

                                                        #8MargaretRLangElson, HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSIC 1904, p. 296. “Boston Evening News,” Saturday, January 16, 1904.
“Lewiston Maine Journal,” February 11, 1905.
Musical America, June 19, 1909 (has autograph).
Etude, July 1909 cover. Other photos were of St. Cecilia, Clara SchumannMrs. Beach, Lisa Lehmann,Teresa Carreno, Mathilde Marchese, Cecile  Chaminade, Mme. Bloomfield-Zeisler, and Mme. Guy D’Hardelot.
“Christian Science Monitor,” March 25, 1911.
“Western Musical Herald,” May 1911.

                                                        #9MRLang_BostonPostBoston Post, August 25, 1907.
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books

                                                           #10      MRLang_SongsandDuets This pose is the same as the one used in “Musical America,” August 2, 1919.

Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

                                                         #11MRLang_MusicPhoto from an article in Music of March 9, 1912 by C. M. Hoover.
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

                                                         #12forty years-langphoto

 From “The Universal Library of Music” published in 1913. This is a reprint of “Half Hours With the Best Composers” published in 1894: both were edited by Karl Klauser. The 1894 edition used an earlier photo. Discovered by Dr. Lucy Mauro.

                                                          #13MRLang_BostonEveningRecord

Photo from an article “Criticism of Noted Father Moulded Musical Art of Margaret Ruthven Lang” in the Boston Evening Record of March 9, 1915. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

                                                         #14MRLang_BostonHeraldBoston Herald, Sunday, April 4. 1920.
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

                                                         #15

From the same period as #14. Johnston Collection.

 

                                                             #16MRLang_StarDrawing from the Washington, D. C. Star of August 26, 1923.
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

                                                             #17etude 2Etude, June 1935. One of 44 photos on a page entitled “The Etude Historical Musical Portrait Series.” B. J.’s photo also appeared

                                                            #18BJLang_ChildhoodB. J. as a youth- (Scrapbooks)
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

                                                          #19                                        

This image appears in a chapter covering the years 1891-92. However, the darker beard and more hair would seem to place it much earlier. Bradbury, History of the Handel and Haydn Society, 1890-1897, between pages 24 and 25.

                                                            #20BJLang_2

                                             #21BJLang_SoloistWithSymphony                               Collection of Amy DuBois.

                                                  #22BJLang_sketchTheodore Baker, A Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 1900, p. 339.

                                                                 #23BJLang_3Mathews, A HUNDRED YEARS OF MUSIC IN AMERICA, 1889 p. 427.

                                                          #24bj signedApproximately actual size. Hardy Artist Photographer, 493 Washington Street. Autographed: Yours truly, B. J. Lang.             Johnston Collection.

                                                            #25.BJLang_4Scribner’s Magazine, July 1893-“Musical Societies at the World’s Fair,” p. 71

                                                         #26

Portrait of Benjamin Johnson Lang
Winslow Homer (United States, 1836-1910)

Benjamin Johnson Lang (1837-1909), April 19, 1895

Graphite on paper, 16 x 13 3/8 inches

Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Gift of William D. Hamill, 1991.19.3

Reproduced by permission. Can not be downloaded without a fee to the Portland Museum.

                                                          #27BJLang_ApolloClub

Apollo Club-25th. Anniversary Concert, May 6, 1896.

Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public    Library/Rare Books.

In a June 16, 1891 passport application, Lang is described as: height-5″ 8″, Forehead-medium, Eyes-blue, Nose-straight, Mouth-medium, Chin-full beard, Hair-partly bald, Complexion-fair, and Face-oval.. Rufus A, Bullock signed as the witness. On this document Lang swore that he was born on December 28, 1840 (instead of 1837!).

#28BJLang_5

Elson, THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSIC, 1904, p. 258
I have a print saying this was first published by The Macmillan Company in 1904.

                                                       #29BJLang_fromNevinLife

Thompson, LIFE OF ETHELBERT NEVIN, 1913, p. 27.

                                           #30BJLang_newspaper                                        Collection of Amy DuBois.

                                               #31EthelandMalcolmatFarmEthel and Malcolm at the farm with Frances. Collection of Amy DuBois.

                                          #32FrancesBurrageLang Frances Burrage Lang (“Gammy”). Collection of Amy DuBois.

In an application for a passport dated May 5, 1866, Frances is described as: Height-5 feet, Forehead-medium, Eyes-gray, Nose-regular, Mouth-medium, Chin-round, Hair-brown, Complexion-light, and Face-regular. Frances signed her name as “Mrs. Fanny M. Lang.” Her friend, Annie B. Keep signed as the witness.

Frances Morse (Burrage) Lang December 18, 1839-October 15, 1934.

#33

MalcolmLang                           Malcolm Lang. Collection of Amy Dubois

Collection of Rozzy Hooper-Hamersley

Malcolm, aged 88 or 89 taken at Margaret Lang Spencer’s garden during the engagement party of Ethel Farny to Mike Farny. Collection of Rozzy Hooper-Hamersley.

Lang daughters, husbands, and some children on the Charles River.

Collection of Rozzy Hooper-Hamersley.

3 thoughts on “PHOTOS”

  1. I would like to send to you the photo of MRL printed in Etude’s “Two Centuries of American Musical Composition” from about 1926. It is the same photo that you have, with her wearing glasses and looking to the right.
    Mine was scanned at 600 dpi. Will send a copy with minor blemishes removed. Have bmp originals and jpg conversions.

    1. Greetings,
      The jpg would be great.
      All the best, Jim Johnston
      (I just learned how to this message system!)

    2. Mr. Howard,
      I tried to reply to this message when it was first received. I don’t think that I was successful. I have only yesterday been able to enter my editing site. There have been months of problems!
      If you still have the MRL photo available, I would be very glad to receive.
      Hope that this gets through, Jim Johnston

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