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Roselaine Boylan student work

Identifier: KA-0077


Roselaine Boylan studied graphic design and illustration at Parsons School of Design in the late 1920s-early 1930s. The hand-drawn commercial artwork in this collection represents five assignments from her classes.


  • circa 1929 - 1930



.1 Cubic Feet (5 illustrations)

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Scope and Content of Collection

Advertising illustrations by Roselaine Boylan completed as a student at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons School of Design). Boylan studied in the Graphic Advertising and Illustration Department in 1929-1930. The collection is comprised of five student assignments, probably executed for a third year advertising design class. The assignments consist of illustrated advertising displays executed in tempera and watercolor for the Grayline Tours bus company, Jell-O, Bloomingdale's department store, and Lord & Taylor.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Use Restrictions

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Biographical note

Roselaine Boylan Carpenter studied in the Graphic Advertising and Illustration Department of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons The New School for Design) around 1929-1930. Originally from Westchester, New York, Roselaine Boylan Carpenter later became a cinema manager in the Bronx. She and her children moved to Long Island in the mid-1960s, where she continued managing theaters, including the Patchogue Playhouse. She died in the mid-1970s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Roselaine Boylan Carpenter's son, Kevin Carpenter, 1997.

Related Materials

Researchers may wish to consult the New School Archives’ additional holdings of student work.

External Support

The processing of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Guide to the Roselaine Boylan student work
Anne Kumer
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Revision Statements

  • August 11, 2010: Bernadette Vitale significantly revised and expanded descriptive content.