Scope and Contents
Title: Daniel Nicoletta Photographs Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1976-2000
Collection Identifier: GLC 36
4 oversized boxes
James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
The collection is a portfolio of 33 images chosen and arranged by Daniel Nicoletta, a San Francisco-based freelance photographer.
He has been documenting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities since 1975. The collection showcases the wide
range of his work including informal street scenes and formal studio portraits. A signed and framed photo of Harvey Milk taken
by Nicoletta was added in 2014.
The collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Available for viewing during the San Francisco History Center's Historical Photograph Collection hours: Tues.: 1-5; Thurs.:
1-5; Sat.: 10-12, 1-5.
Copyright retained by Daniel Nicoletta.
[Identification of item], Daniel Nicoletta Photographs Collection (GLC 36), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.
Photographs 1-33 were donated by the Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library, 2000. A framed photograph
of Harvey Milk "Harvey at the Seaside" was donated by Liam Davis, December 2014.
Daniel Nicoletta is a San Francisco-based freelance photographer who has been documenting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender communities since 1975. He was hired by Harvey Milk to work at Castro Camera and later worked on Milk's supervisorial
campaigns. His work has been featured in
The Times of Harvey Milk,
The Mayor of Castro Street,
Gay by the Bay, and many other venues.
Scope and Contents
This collection is a portfolio of 33 images, chosen and arranged by the artist, showcasing the wide range of his work including
informal street scenes and formal studio portraits. Early influences of Diane Arbus particularly informed his fascination
with famous figures in San Francisco's transgender community. A signed and framed photo of Harvey Milk taken by Nicoletta
was added in 2014.
The photographs are in the order preferred by the photographer. The framed photo donated by Liam Davis is boxed at the end
of the collection.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Milk, Harvey--Pictorial works
Gays--California--San Francisco--Social life and customs--20th century--Photograph collections
San Francisco (Calif.)--Biography--Portraits
San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs--20th century--Photograph collections