Scope and Content
Title: Album of photographs of American paintings in the collection of William T. Evans, Wentworth Manor, Montclair, New Jersey
Date (inclusive): 1904?
Collection number: 94/128
Evans, William T., 1843-1918.
1 album (50 photographic prints) : b&w, 19 x 30 cm (album)
Photographs are printed on Velox paper, a new photographic paper invented by the Belgian chemist Leo Hendrik Baekeland at
the end of the 19th century. Velox paper was coated baryta paper with a faint pink tint, and produced a purplish-brown print.
Unlike bromide papers, Velox could be handled in subdued daylight or weak gaslight before exposure and during developing.
Baekeland sold his invention to George Eastman in 1899 for one million dollars.
Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of 25 leaves of heavy gray board.
An exhibit list of the paintings photographed, dated May 1904, is affixed to front pastedown.
Bound in dark brown pebble-grain leather; lighter brown leather spine and corners; white textured endpapers.
Spec. Coll. copy: in beige clamshell box, with box title "Evans American Paintings."
Abstract: Collection of photographs from 1904 of American paintings in the collection of dry goods magnate William T. Evans of Montclair,
Language: Finding aid is written in
Language of the Material:
Materials are in English.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
[Identification of item], Album of photographs of American paintings in the collection of William T. Evans, Wentworth Manor,
Montclair, New Jersey (Collection Number 94/128). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Scope and Content
The album contains photographs of paintings by artists such as R.A. Blakelock, George H. Bodgert, Frederick S. Church, Charles
C. Curran, Wyatt Eaton, Winslow Homer, William Morris Hunt, Will H. Low, Robert C. Minor, Walter Shirlaw, Henry Oliver Walker,
Alexander H. Wyant, and H.A. MacNeil. The first photo is a house portrait of Evans' home in Montclair, New Jersey, Wentworth
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Evans, William T., 1843-1918 --Homes and haunts --Photographs.
Painting, American --19th century --Photographs.
Genres and Forms of Material