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|Named Person:||W H Auden; W H Auden; Peter Butorac; Chester Kallman; Chester Kallman|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|Notes:||Contains vintage photographs and snapshots, as well as prints of color snapshots taken in rural Austria in the mid 1960s, some enlarged in 1981.
Contents include: vintage, sepia-toned, gelatin print of Auden and Kallman in suits and ties, ca. 1950 (25.4 x 20.3 cm.), by Pan American Photo Services (name hand written in white across image), with Peter Butorac's name and address stamped in blue on verso, and with note to Dorothy Kallman in Butorac's hand stating twice that this is the only extant print of the photograph; b&w snapshot of Auden flanked by Kallman and Rhoda Jaffe, sitting on fence in front of white cabin on Fire Island, ca. early 1950s (11.5 x 6.9 cm.); 4 color snapshots of Auden in blue shirt, seated at patio table, reading (6.3 x 9 cm.); 2 color snapshots of Auden and Chester Kallman together at patio table, Auden gesturing with both hands, and Auden smoking (6.3 x 9 cm.); close-up color snapshot of Kallman at patio table peering over Die Presse newspaper (6.3 x 9 cm.); 1981 enlargement (8.9 x 12.4 cm.) of 2 snapshots of Auden and Kallman at patio table, with Auden gesturing and Auden smoking; 1981 enlargement (8.9 x 12.4 cm.) of color snapshot of Kallman peering over newspaper (8.9 x 12.4 cm.); color snapshot of Auden and kallman standing before white Volkswagen, Auden in dark sport jacket and sunglasses, Kallman in short-sleeved shirt, holding sunglasses (6.3 x 9 cm.); color snapshot of Auden standing beneath tree at back of house, reading a note, with Chester Kallman, back to viewer, in bathing trunks and T-shirt (6.3 x 9 cm.); color snaphot of Chester Kallman seated at kitchen table, in apron (6.3 x 9 cm.); non-vintage enlargement (9 x 12.5 cm.) of black-and-white snapshot of [Auden's?] study (8.9 x 12.4 cm.); non-vintage enlargement (20.5 x 25.5 cm.) of first color snapshot of Auden in blue shirt (20.3 x 25.5 cm.); non-vintage enlargement of Kallman peering over newspaper (20.3 x 25.5 cm); b&w portrait photograph of Peter Butorac, with Butorac's autograph note in black pen on verso dating it to late 1950s or early 1960s (17.5 x 12.5 cm.); non-vintage reproduction of b&w photograph of Butorac standing side-by-side with Kallman in a city park, one arm of each around the other (8.9 x 12.8 cm.); non-vintage b&w photograph of Butorac and unidentified young man seen in profile, standing beside each other in park (8.9 x 12.8 cm.); color snapshot of Butorac in T-shirt and shorts sitting on weight lifting bench at Thule Air Force Base gym, 1963 (identified in black pen on verso by Butorac) (11.5 x 8.8 cm.); color snapshot of Butorac wearing sunglasses (6.3 x 8.8 cm.); 2 color snapshots of unidentified woman about 50 years of age, in red sweater, with unidentified others (8.9 x 12.4 cm.); 5 color snapshots by Butorac of Austrian countryside, including snapshot of orange tabby and of black-and-white cat (6.3 x 8.9 cm.).
Chester Kallman, librettist and translator, was the intimate companion of W.H. Auden.
Peter Butorac was a friend of Kallman's, and through him met Auden.
|Description:||1 binder (30 photographs) : b&w and col. ; size varies.|