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Nineteenth-century photograph collection

Call Number: DRA 25

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of nineteenth-century photographs and carte de visite. Many images depict stage personalities from the United States and Europe in costume.


  • [1877-1891]

Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English, with some German and French.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Nineteenth-Century Photography Collection was housed in the former Drama Library until its transfer to the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library in 2008.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Please note that the alphabetical arrangement is letter by letter. For example, some materials have been ordered according to the initial article “The” and others by the designation “Handwritten,” to indicate an inscribed caption. A portion of the collection is unidentified and undated. The entire box listing should be consulted in order to determine holdings.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Collection consists of nineteenth-century photographs and carte de visite.

Preliminary Guide to the Nineteenth-Century Photograph Collection
Compiled by Arts Library Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections Repository

Arts Library Special Collections
180 York Street
New Haven CT 06511

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