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Edward Weston photographs, 1918-1946
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Edward Weston photographs
    Collection number: 613
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.75 linear ft. (2 document boxes and 5 oversize boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1946
    Abstract: Collection consists of 256 original Edward Weston photographs, taken between 1918 and 1945, and ten pieces of correspondence. 195 of the prints are a series of 8×10 landscape photographs of California that Weston created for Westways magazine. The remaining images are a variety of matted prints, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and portraits. Correspondence is from Weston to Illiana Rosey and Rosario Mazzeo.
    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.
    Creator: Weston, Edward Henry

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Westways prints, gift of the Automobile Club of Southern California, 1959.
    • Fifty prints purchased from Brett Weston, 1981.
    • Portraits of Mina Cooper, gift of Herbert Arthur Klein, 1982.
    • Correspondence purchased from Jeff Weber Rare Books, 1988.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2002.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward Weston Photographs (Collection 613). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7120356 

    Biography

    Edward Weston, (American, 1886-1958), was born in Highland Park, Illinois and from an early age was involved with photography. He studied at the Illinois College of Photography in 1908, afterwards moving to Los Angeles to work for a commercial portrait studio and eventually starting his own. Weston exhibited his works in many salons and exhibitions, making his works known in the photographic community. In 1929 Weston moved to Carmel, California, where he would spend the rest of his life. Here he was fascinated by his surroundings, producing many works in the Point Lobos coastal region. Weston stopped creating photographs in 1948, suffering from Parkinson's disease.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 256 original Weston gelatin silver prints taken between 1918 and 1945 and ten pieces of correspondence from Weston. 195 of the prints are a series of 8×10 landscape photographs of California that Weston created for Westways magazine. The remaining images are a variety of matted prints, the majority taken around Death Valley, Lake Tahoe, and Point Lobos. In addition, there are five nudes, including one of Tina Modotti, eight still-lives of vegetables and found objects, and portraits of Mina Cooper, William Wilcox Robinson, Madeleine Ruthven, John Cowper Powys, Dillard King, and Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Correspondence is to Illiana Rosey and Rosario Mazzeo.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Westways Magazine
    2. Landscapes
    3. Still Lifes
    4. Portraits
    5. Correspondence.
    Series 1, Westways Magazine, is organized by article themes. Series 2 through 5 are arranged chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Weston, Edward, 1886-1958--Archives.
    Photographs.