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Alfred Stieglitz collection of photogravures from Camera work

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.

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.


Arranged alphabetically by name of photographer.

1902 - 1920
0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
Language of Materials