Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about the History of Photography, 1840-1917

Processed by K. Lopaty; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about the History of Photography, 1840-1917

Collection number: 92

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
K. Lopaty, August 1976
Revisions by:
K. Siegel, February 1978
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Material about the History of Photography,
Date (inclusive): 1840-1917
Collection number: 92
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of 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 the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Material about the History of Photography (Collection 92). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of examples showing the development of photography from daguerreotypes to Velox prints. Includes ambrotypes, tintypes, albumens, cabinet portraits, and a cyanotype. Also includes a group of prints made from copy negatives of holdings in the Historical Collection of the Royal Photographic Society, London. Photographers include Eadward Muybridge, William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret (Pattle) Cameron, and Gertrude Käsebier.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Examples of photography (Box 1).
  2. Prints made from copy negatives in the Historical Collection of the Royal Photographic Society, London (Box 2).
  3. Oversize group of prints from copy negatives of above (Oversize box).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.
Photography--History--Archival resources.

Items Removed from Collection

  • 1. Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904. 2 items. Triple-oversize photographs from copy negatives are shelved with ***TR/16.8/M98 an 1887. Muybridge, Eadweard. Animal Locomotion, 1872-1887. Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

Examples of Photographs

Box 1, Folder 1

Daguerreotypes.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • 1. Daguerreotype 1/6th plate: girl in striped dress, badly scratched inner case covered with tweed; image sealed with scotch tape.
  • 2. Daguerreotype 1/6th plate: girl in carved chair; cleaned case needs rehinging.
  • 3. Splendid 1/4th plate in unusual frame; portrait of young girls.
Box 1, Folder 2

Ambrotypes.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • 4. Ambrotype 1/9th plate: very good, backed with cloth, but emulsion protected by glass.
  • 5. Ambrotyype 1/6th plate: interesting patriotic protector frame; example of deterioration from cloth cacking.
  • 6. Ambrotype 1/4th plate: uncased; painted backing, asphaltum.
  • 7. Ambrotype 1/9th plate on ruby glass.
Box 1, Folder 3

Tintypes.

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • 8. Tintype: full plate portrait, tinted.
  • 9. Tintype: full plate group portrait in buggy.
  • 10-11. Tintypes 1/6th plates: very good portraits.
  • 12-14. Tintypes 1/6th plates in paper jackets.
  • 15-17. Tintypes 1/6th plates: ordinary.
  • 18. Tintype 1/9th plate in paper sleeve with ad on verso.
  • 19. Tintype damaged from cleaning.
  • 20. Tintype in paper jacket: gem.
Box 1, Folder 4

Albumen prints.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • 21. Albumen: full print view of exterior of mosque.
  • 22-23. Albumens: portraits mounted on oval cardboard backings.
Box 1, Folder 5

Cartes-de-visites.

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • 24-20. Various portraits: ordinary, most have document stamp on verso.
  • 31. Portrait in paper frame.
Box 1, Folder 6

Gelatin cabinets and other portraits.

Physical Description: 11 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • 32-36. Cabinet portraits: ordinary.
  • 37. Imperial (10 × 7 in.).
  • 38. Cabinet portrait on larger mount (7.25 × 5 in.).
  • 39. Cabinet portrait on larger mount (8.25 × 7.75 in.).
  • 40. Group portrait, 5 × 7 in. mount.
  • 41. Portrait on 10.75 × 8 in. mount.
  • 42. Velox portrait.
Box 1, Folder 7

Miscellaneous photographs.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • 43. Kodak no.1 photograph.
  • 44. Gelatin 8 × 10 in. mount: view of house.
  • 45. Cyanotype 8 × 10 in.: two children in garden.
 

A Group of Prints Made from Copy Negatives of Holdings in the Historical Collection of the Royal Photographic Society, London

Box 2, Folder 1

Adamson and Hill.

Physical Description: 15 items.
Box 2, Folder 2

Annan, James Craig, 1864-1946.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 3

Carnarvon, Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th earl of, 1830-1890.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 4

Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 2, Folder 5

Davison, George, 1856-1930.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 2, Folder 6

Day, F. Holland, 1864-1933.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 2, Folder 7

Demachy, Robert, d. 1937.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 2, Folder 8

Evans, Frederick Henry, 1852-1943.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 2, Folder 9

Fenton, Roger, 1819-1896.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 2, Folder 10

Molard, Humbert de, d. 1874.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 11

Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 2, Folder 12

Polak, Richard, b. 1870.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2, Folder 13

Rejlander, Oscar Gustave, 1813-1875.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2, Folder 14

Robinson, Henry Peach, 1830-1901.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 15

Sutcliffe, Frank Meadow, 1853-1941.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 16

Talbot, William Henry Fox, 1800-1877.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 2, Folder 17

Thomson, John, 1837-1921.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 18

White, Clarence Hudson, 1871-1925.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 19

Wilkinson, Benjamin Gay, 1857-1927.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Oversize Box 1

Oversize group of prints made from copy negatives.

Scope and Content Note

  • 1. Cameron, Julia Margaret (Pattle) 1815-1879. 25 items.
  • 2. Carnarvon, Henry Howar Molyneux Herbert, 4th earl of, 1830-1890. 1 item.
  • 3. Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966. 3 items.
  • 4. Day, F. Holland, 1864-1933. 2 items.
  • 5. Emerson, Peter Henry, 1856-1936. 1 item.
  • 6. Fenton, Roger, 1819-1896. 1 item.
  • 7. Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934. 1 item.
  • 8. Keighley, Alexander, 1861-1947. 1 item.
  • 9. Konc, Olga. 1 item.
  • 10. Mortimer, F.J., d. 1944. 4 items.
  • 11. Rejlander, Oscar Gustave, 1813-1875. 1 item.
  • 12. Sawyer, Lyddell, 1856-1895. 1 item.
  • 13. Talbot, William Henry Fox, 1800-1877. 5 items.
  • 14. Unidentified photograph. 1 item.