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The graven images of New England : 1653-1800 /by Allen Ludwig, [ca.1960]

Ludwig, Allan I., 1933-

Photographer, Historian


Collection Information

Size: 3 Linear feet, (10 v. on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Includes one volume of text on the sculptural iconoclasm of New England gravestones, and nine volumes of photographs (ca. 500) of gravestones.

Biographical/Historical Note

Historian and photographer, born 1933, Yonkers, N.Y. Studied at Yale University, BFA'56, MA'60, Bollingen fellow '60-63, PhD'64. His GRAVEN IMAGES OF NEW ENGLAND was published in 1966 and again in 1975 by Weslyan University Press. Works in platinum printing and silver gelatin printing.


The donors, Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Weber, were the original sponsors of Ludwig's project to compile and publish his book.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D74 (frames 1-690) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

The graven images of New England : 1653-1800 /by Allen Ludwig, [ca.1960]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.