Josef Albers’s Drawing Class, Black Mountain College, ca. 1939-1940. From the back of the photograph: “left to right (incomplete listing): Charles Kessler (extreme left, hand on hip), Hope Stephens (in straight skirt and the saddle shoes), Betty Brett (leaning forward, standing in fron of male student with pencil behind his ear), Frances Kuntz (beside Brett), Dick Andrews (with pipe), Fred Stone (in front of Andrews), Mimi French (in dark sweater and light collar), Robert De Niro (hand on hip, moccasins), Bela Martin (t-shirt and sneakers), Martha McMillan (light plaid shirt and sneakers with dark socks), Harriet Englehardt (dark plaid shirt, light socks, standing on second and third steps), Rudolph Haase (sitting on banister).” Photograph likely taken at the Blue Ridge campus. Courtesy of Western Regional Archives.
Anni Albers, Photograph of Anni Albers card weaving at Black Mountain College. Anni Albers taught Weaving and Textile Design at Black Mountain College from 1933-1949. Courtesy The North Carolina State Archives.
Buckminster Fuller’s Architecture class, 1949 Summer Institute, Black Mountain College. Note on the back of the photo states: “Architecture, construction of molds for precast forms for domes.” Left to right: unidentified student, Eugene Godfrey, Mary Jo Slick, unidentified student. Courtesy North Carolina Museum of Art. Western Regional Archives.