Album of photographs of American paintings in the collection of William T. Evans, Wentworth Manor, Montclair, New Jersey, 1904?

Processed by Jane Carpenter with assistance from Simon Elliott; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Descriptive Summary

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
Collector: Evans, William T., 1843-1918.
Physical Description: 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, New Jersey.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: 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.

Administrative 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.

Preferred Citation

[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 Manor.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Evans, William T., 1843-1918 --Homes and haunts --Photographs.
Painting, American --19th century --Photographs.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints.
Photograph albums.

Related Material

Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.