Scope and arrangement
The collection consists chiefly of family photograph albums documenting her life from childhood through the early years of her marriage to Vincent S. Villard in 1928. Also included in the collection are a childhood scrapbook, and a scrapbook of solicitations from bridal businesses sent to her sister-in-law Mariquita after her engagement was announced in the newspapers in 1928. The albums include images of the Tomkins family enjoying recreational activities, pictures of Villard as a child aboard ocean liners, European travel photographs, school and camp friends and outings, and pictures of Katharine as a young wife with friends and family in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey, Tomkins Cove, New York, and other locations.
The Katharine Tomkins Villard photograph albums and scrapbooks, circa 1899-1933 is arranged in two series:
- circa 1889-1933
- 1928, undated