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Alfred Stieglitz collection of photogravures from Camera work

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1389

Scope and Contents

The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photogravures from Camera work consists of photographic work published in Camera work, the photographic quarterly published by Alfred Stieglitz from 1903 to 1917. There are 46 photogravures total and two relief halftones dating from approximately 1902 to 1916. Photographers whose work is represented here include the following: Prescott Adamson, Robert Adamson, James Craig Annan, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Frank Eugene, F. Benedict Herzog, Gertrude Käsebier, Joseph T. Keiler, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Clarence T. White.

There are 18 photogravures for nine photographs by Stieglitz, including portraits and images of turn-of-the-century industrial modernism and New York City. Works include his well-known "The Steerage" (1907), which appeared in Camera work Number 36 (October 1911), as well as "The Hand of man" (1902), "The Aeroplane" (1910), "The Mauretania" (1910) and "Snapshot -- From my window, New York" (1907). Portraits by Steichen include Auguste Rodin and G. B. Shaw.

Collection description for each print includes the known or approximate image creation dates, the date (year) of printing, physical measurements, and publication information.

Dates

  • 1902 - 1920

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photogravures from Camera work is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the collections of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe. Gift of Juan and Anna Marie Hamilton, 2020.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of photographer.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.stieglitzcam

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and Camera work (1903-1917)

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) was an American photographer, gallery owner, and publisher. Camera work was a photographic quarterly published by Stieglitz from 1903 to 1917.

Custodial History

The "History of the Archive" note in the finding aid for the Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe Archive (YCAL MSS 85) documents the custodial history of the bulk of Stieglitz's papers and the construction of the Stieglitz / O'Keeffe archive circa 1949-1986.

Following Georgia O'Keeffe's death in 1986, materials in the Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photogravures from Camera work (YCAL MSS 1389) were in the custody of Juan Hamilton until gifted to the library in 2020. Juan Hamilton is an American sculptor and painter who worked as an assistant to Georgia O'Keeffe from 1973 to 1986, during which time he became the executor and principal beneficiary of her estate. Following O'Keeffe's death, much of what was was left to him was turned over to her family's estate and select materials remained in his possession.

Processing Information

Prints formerly laid in and mounted in two bound scrapbook volumes. Four prints created by James Craig Annan and mounted in the volumes were removed by the library because the volumes were chiefly empty and comprised of highly acidic paper. Manuscript material from the scrapbooks retained and filed at the end of this group.
Title
Guide to Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photogravures from Camera Work
Author
Michael L. Forstrom and Matthew D. Mason
Date
September 2, 2021
Description rules
Rules for Archival Description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Location

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Access Information

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