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Adele Mowton DuBreuil student work

Identifier: KA-0071-01


Collection consists of Adele Mowton DuBreuil's diploma from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons School of Design) in advertising display, a black and white photographic portrait of her after graduation, and 24 small, black and white photographic prints depicting her student graphic design work, 1917-1919. Most of the designs are advertisements for consumer goods; two are World War One propaganda posters.


  • 1917 - 1923
  • Majority of material found within 1917 - 1919



0.1 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Please contact for appointment.

The entire collection is also available online through The New School Archives Digital Collections database.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from The New School Archives and Special Collections. Please contact:

Biographical note

Adele Mowton DuBreuil (1898-1979), nee Adele Mowton, was born in Yonkers, New York, and attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons School of Design) between 19717-1919, receiving a diploma in advertising display in 1920. The program in which she was enrolled would be the equivalent of communication design in 2020. She lived in Scarsdale, New York with her husband, Stuart Carr DuBreuil, who was a banker. Adele became a master gardener, and supplemented her husband's income traveling the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) to present talks to garden clubs, gardening shows, and flower shows. She won several awards in local flower and garden shows, and contributed articles to local newspaper gardening columns and Popular Gardening magazine. Her backyard garden was featured in a spread in the July 13, 1962 issue of Life magazine.

Biographical material supplied by donors.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to The New School Archives by David A. Curry and Susan Curry Kleinfelter, the grandchildren of Adele Mowton DuBreuil, 2017.

Processing Information

Photographs remain unsleeved because the entire collection is available digitally. Researchers wishing to consult folders containing photographs must demonstrate a need and wear gloves when handling the prints.

Guide to the Adele Mowton DuBreuil student work
New School Archives and Special Collections Staff
February 13, 2020
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