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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 483

George Lynes Platt photographs,

Photographs by the American photographer George Platt Lynes.


  • 1935-1953.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1 collection (6 boxes (3 linear ft.))

Photographs of fashion models and American Ballet dancers, portraits of W. H. Auden, George Balanchine, Paul Cadmus, Alexandra Danilova, Oskar Kokoschka, and self-portraits.

Biographical / Historical

Lynes worked in New York as a fashion photographer for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and took photographs for Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine of the dancers and productions of the American Ballet. He also staged and photographed a series of male nudes.


Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frederich R. Koch.
Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955. George Lynes Platt photographs, 1935-1953: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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