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Portrait photographs of celebrities

Author: Carl Van Vechten; Mark Lutz; Prentiss Taylor
Publisher: 1932-1964.
Edition/Format:   Image : Graphic : Photograph : English
Publication:Carl Van Vechten photograph collection (Library of Congress)
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Primarily studio portraits of people involved in the arts, including musicians; dancers; artists; literati; theatrical, film, and television actors and actresses. Includes black entertainers, particularly those associated with the Harlem Renaissance. Also includes a few athletes, statesmen, and publishers, as well as portraits of Van Vechten, including one self-portrait. Most are individual portraits, but also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Self-portraits
Gelatin silver prints
Named Person: Carl Van Vechten; Judith Anderson; Tallulah Bankhead; Anton Dolin; Ram Gopal; Hugh Laing; Alicia Markova, Dame; Ethel Waters; Judith Anderson; Tallulah Bankhead; Anton Dolin; Hugh Laing; Alicia Markova, Dame; Ram Gopal; Carl Van Vechten; Ethel Waters
Material Type: Graphic, Photograph
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Van Vechten; Mark Lutz; Prentiss Taylor
OCLC Number: 20854636
In: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Notes: Title devised. Brief captions, including name of sitter, date of photo, and Van Vechten number penned or pencilled on versos of photos. Blind stamp with photographer's name on many photos; photographer's stamp on versos of many.
Most photos taken and probably printed by Carl Van Vechten. Some photos of Van Vechten taken by Mark Lutz, Prentiss Taylor, and, possibly, Saul Mauriber.
Description: 1,310 photoprints : gelatin silver ; 28 x 35 cm. or smaller.

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Primarily studio portraits of people involved in the arts, including musicians; dancers; artists; literati; theatrical, film, and television actors and actresses. Includes black entertainers, particularly those associated with the Harlem Renaissance. Also includes a few athletes, statesmen, and publishers, as well as portraits of Van Vechten, including one self-portrait. Most are individual portraits, but also includes some group portraits. Sitters represented in ten or more photos are: Judith Anderson, Tallulah Bankhead, Anton Dolin, Ram Gopal, Hugh Laing, Alicia Markova, and Ethel Waters.

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