George Hoyningen-Huene photographs
- circa 1920-1965
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Extent9.5 linear feet (26 boxes and 129 oversize folders)
The oversize materials include travel photography, some of which might have been published in the books on Hellas and Egypt in 1943, as well as travels to Greece, Morocco, Mexico, Spain, sub-Saharan Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and in the United States in Long Island, New York, and Culver City, California. Further photographs and materials relate to his career as a fashion and celebrity photographer, including mounted and matted prints and scrapbook materials with clippings from fashion articles and advertisements. Additional materials include abstract colored paper collages and collages entitled "Stills - Pacific Pix," which involve Renaissance-era portraits.
Biographical / Historical
- I. Albums
- II. Matted prints
- III. Index
- IV. Oversize photographs and collages
The second series (II. Matted prints) is composed of 3 boxes of prints removed from the collection, matted, used for exhibition, and then returned to different boxes.
The third series (III. Index) is an index arranged alphabetically by name of model. The text gives the album/print number (e.g. the first item listed is print 79 from album 6, which series I tells us is in box 11). If the print is matted, then it will be listed in this index as (e.g.: Box matted prints 1.01).
The fourth series (IV. Oversize photographs and collages) contains photographs that range from Hoyningen-Huene's travels to Africa (specifically Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and the sub-Saharan region), as well as Greece, Spain, Mexico, and Thailand. Further photographs relate to his work as a fashion and celebrity photographer, including mounted prints, scrapbooks, and matted celebrity portraits. Some abstract paper collages as well as collages using Renaissance-era portraits are contained in Series IV.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Hoyningen-Huene, George, 1900-1968. George Hoyningen-Huene photographs, circa 1920-1965: Guide and index.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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