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KENT HAGERMAN COLLECTION, RG2900, 1939-1997

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Florida's cattle empire

William Kay Hagerman was born in Ohio in 1893. He studied at the Cleveland School of Art and the Sorbonne in Paris while serving in France during World War I. He began his career producing newspaper and magazine illustrations. He and his brother Gale operated an engraving company in Denver. Since Hagerman seldom dated his work, it is difficult to tell when specific prints were made. However, his early works were signed "Will Kay Hagerman", and from the early 1940's onward, his signature was "Kent Hagerman."

Kent Hagerman and his wife Carrie moved to Lakeland in 1933. Besides the many fine etchings, Hagerman made sculptures and bas-reliefs of local leaders. He died three years after his wife's death in 1978 at the age of 85.

An exhibit of his work was shown at the 1985 Lakeland City Centennial celebration. Information pertaining to this exhibit is in RG3600, Lakeland Centennial.

Included in the collection are drawings, listed alphabetically,  two framed etchings and miscellaneous subject files.

The collection comprises .75 linear feet.

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1

Administrative Building, Lakeland Florida 

n.d.

  Cane Juice/New Syrup  n.d.
  3 Christmas Makins   n.d.

    

4

Civic Center Columns

n.d.

      

5

The End of Two Species of Very Destructive Worms - Calendar

1946

     

6

First Christian Church - Calendar

1939

  7 Confederate Monument 1956 

      

8

Florida Bear Hunt

n.d.
  Florida Bucs  n.d. 

       

10

Florida's Cattle Empire

n.d.

  11 Kentucky Historical Society   1958 

     

12

Korea 

1951

   

13

Lakeland's Skyline across Lake Mirror (1 of 2

1938

     

14

Lakeland's Skyline across Lake Mirror 2 of 2)

1938

  

15

Municipal Public Library and Swan family (1 of 3)

1938

      

16

Municipal Public Library and Swan family (2 of 3)

1938

      

17

Municipal Public Library and Swan family (3 of 3)

1938

       

18

Spirit of Old Jose Gaspar

1948?

  19  Suwannee River Afternoon  n.d. 

      

20

Tarpon Capers

n.d.

    

21

Test Flight

n.d.

  22   Venice n.d. 
    SERIES II:  SUBJECT FILES   
  The Kraft Engraving Company, Denver, Colorado - Ancient Money Series  N.D. 

    

2

Newspaper articles about Kent Hagerman

1939 - 1997

 

3

Notes and stories from brother Gale

n.d.

  

4

Photographs of Hagerman

n.d.

  

5

Miscellaneous Etchings

n.d.

 

 

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n.d.

 

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Lake Mirror Civic Center - etching

n.d.

  

Lake Mirror Promenade - etching

n.d.