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Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960

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Series 13: Photographs , circa 1905-1950
1.4 Linear feet
Boxes 32-36, OV 37

Series consists of photographs of artists and works of art, photographs as art, and prints from photography exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art collected by McCausland in the course of her wide-ranging research and writing activities. Of particular note amongst the photographs as art are those taken by Berenice Abbott from 1935 to 1938 as part of a WPA project to document the city and published as a book, Changing New York (1939), with commentary by McCausland. Of particular note amongst the photographs of artist are ones of Isamu Noguchi working on his "News" plaque for the Associated Press Building at Rockefeller Center circa 1938-1940. Also found are some photographs of McCausland, including one with Gertrude Stein taken in 1934 (the original of which is missing).
Included in many of the photograph files are copy prints and negatives made by the Archives.
Files are arranged in alphabetical order. Photographs can also be found amongst research and writing files.
This series has been scanned in its entirety, except for duplicates and negatives.
Description Container Select
Farm Security Administration Photographs, circa 1930-1950
32
18
Farm Security Administration Photographs, circa 1930-1950
32
19
Miscellaneous, circa 1930-1950
Oversized items in Box 34
32
20
Photographs as Art
Abbott, Berenice, "Changing New York", 1935-1937
Oversized items in Box 35
32
21
Brainard, George B., circa 1930-1950
32
22
Gardner, Alex, circa 1930-1950
32
23
Libsohn, Sol, circa 1939
32
24
Miscellaneous, circa 1930-1950
32
25
Morgan, Barbara, "Celebration, 1940
Oversized items in Box 36
32
26
Warren, DeWitt, 1938
32
27
Weegee, circa 1918, 1944
Oversized items in Box 36 and OV 37
32
28
Weston, Edward, "Dunes at Oceano, CA", circa 1937
Oversized items in Box 36
32
29
Photographs of Artists
Edmondson, William (Photographer: Louise Dahl Wolfe), [1937]
Oversized items in Box 36
33
1
Kroll, Leon, circa 1930-1950
33
2
Noguchi, Isamu, [1938-1940]
33
3
Picasso, Pablo (Photographer: Man Ray), circa 1930-1950
Oversized items in Box 34
33
4
Photograph of Elizabeth McCausland and Gertrude Stein (original missing), 1934
33
5
Photographs of Elizabeth McCausland
Childhood, circa 1905-1908
33
6
Portraits, circa 1916-1945
33
7
New Mexico, 1941
33
8
At Her Printing Press (Photographer: Berenice Abbott), circa 1935
33
9
At Various Openings and Gatherings, circa 1937-1950
33
10
Silk Screen Demonstrations, World's Fair, 1940
33
11
At Home in New York, circa 1945
33
12
Photographs of Works of Art
European, circa 1930-1950
33
13
Federal Art Project, 1938-1939
33
14
Government Buildings, circa 1930-1950
33
15
Gregory, Waylande, circa 1930-1950
33
16
Miscellaneous, circa 1930-1950
33
17
Mount, William Sidney, circa 1930-1950
33
18
National Defense Posters, 1941, 1943
33
19-20
New York World's Fair, [1939]
33
21
Prints from Photography Exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, 1937-1945
33
22
Prints from Photography Exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, 1937-1945
33
23
Prints from Photography Exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, 1937-1945
33
24
Oversize, Miscellaneous, circa 1930-1950
Scanned with Box 32, Folder 20
34
Oversize, Picasso Pablo (Photographer: Man Ray), circa 1930-1950
Scanned with Box 33, Folder 4
34
Oversize, Abbott, Berenice, "Changing New York", 1935-1937
Scanned with Box 32, Folder 21
35
Oversize, Morgan, Barbara, "Celebration", 1940
Scanned with Box 32, Folder 26
36
Oversize, Weegee, 1944
Scanned with Box 32, Folder 28
36
Oversize, Weston, Edward, "Dunes at Oceano, CA", circa 1937
Scanned with Box 32, Folder 29
36
Oversize, Edmundson, William (Photographer: Louise Dahl Wolfe), [1937]
Scanned with Box 33, Folder 1
36
Oversize, Weegee, circa 1918
Scanned with Box 32, Folder 28
OV 37

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