Finding Aid for the Edwin Bower Hesser papers, 1917-1958 (bulk 1920-1950)

Processed by Timothy Holland and Christopher Lane in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) with assistance from Laurel McPhee, 2006; 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
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edwin Bower Hesser papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1958 (bulk 1920-1950)
Collection number: 1071
Creator: Hesser, Edwin Bower, 1893-1962
Extent: 28 boxes (14.25 linear ft.) 30 oversized boxes.
Abstract: Edwin Bower Hesser (1893-1962) was a prominent photographer who worked in New York and Los Angeles during the golden age of Hollywood and developed his own color photography system known as Hessercolor. The bulk of the collection consists of photographic materials such as negatives, prints, transparencies, and periodicals featuring Hesser's work. The collection also includes paper materials, such as miscellaneous manuscripts, business papers and journals.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Box 55 is stored in the nitrate vault and may be inaccessible to researchers. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Wien, Sales, and Kaplan, 1969.

Processing History

The collection was minimally processed by Manuscripts Division staff in the late 1970s. Timothy Holland and Christopher Lane reprocessed the collection in 2006 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) under the supervision of Laurel McPhee, foldering materials, writing descriptions, and adding series and subseries levels to enhance access to the materials and create a finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edwin Bower Hesser papers (Collection 1071). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233139 

Biography

Edwin Bower Hesser was born Karl Edwin Hesser on April 23, 1893 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Born into a theatrical family with a theatrical company manager as a father and an art teacher as a mother, Hesser became involved in theatre, drawing, sculpture, painting, and commercial photography at the age of 17. In 1914, he married Rhea May Reed in Aberdeen, South Dakota while managing a theatrical troupe. In 1917, Hesser wrote the story for a theatrical film entitled For the Freedom of the World and wrote, produced, and directed The Triumph of Venus that same year.
In 1918, Hesser was commissioned as Captain in the Photographic Section of the U.S. Army Signal Corps where he reorganized the motion picture photographic division of the Army. Later that year, Hesser received an honorable discharge and moved to New York City. He also separated from his wife Rhea, who later divorced him in 1920. Hesser was employed as a writer and producer by First National Pictures, and then started his own independent photographic studio. Hesser moved to Los Angeles in 1920 to continue to work for First National Pictures, where he became the portrait photographer for the studio's stars (he still maintained his photo studio in New York). That same year, he also started up a second independent photography studio in Los Angeles while working as a photographer for the L.A. Examiner.
In his independent photography studios Hesser focused mainly on calendar pictures and art illustrations for major photographic magazines, and continued his portraiture work of theatrical and Hollywood personalities. In 1925, he began his own magazine entitled Arts Monthly Pictorial, which featured his photographic work of nude and semi-nude women. He married his second wife, Margaret Watts, in 1931, but she left and divorced him in 1933 to marry Ridgeway Callow. On July 1, 1934, Hesser married his former model Eve, who became a major collaborator in his photographic business. Eve's father, Clarence Cunningham, became the chief financier of Hesser's business and helped him finance the development of his own three-color system known as Hessercolor. This color system involved three separate negatives that captured three color values. Gelatin prints (yellow, cyan, and magenta) were then made from the negatives and layered together to create one color print. Hessercolor was used on the sets of early Technicolor films such as La Cucaracha (1934) and Becky Sharp (1935).
After loosing the battle to Kodak for the use of his color system in World War II photography, Hesser's career began to focus on war-time inventions such as an aerial color camera and water and flame proof insulation for military airplanes. He continued his magazine and fashion photography into the 1940s, shooting on Kodachrome, and also began to do family and individual portraiture for hire. Throughout his life, Hesser experienced numerous health problems. He died August 7, 1962.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of Edwin Bower Hesser's negatives, assorted paper materials, transparencies, and photographic prints documenting his 40-year career as a photographer and inventor. Of particular interest are photographic prints of Hollywood personalities such as Mary Astor, Joan Blondell, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Loretta Young, Claudette Colbert, Lupe Valez, Janet Gaynor, and Joan Crawford (among many others); prints of the experimental coloring process "Hessercolor"; prints of semi-nude, nude, and erotic modeling; hand colored prints; Hesser's periodical Arts Monthly Pictorial; and assorted advertising and modeling transparencies and prints. The collection also contains a voluminous assortment of negatives of portraits and head shots, as well as miscellaneous manuscript materials such as letters, photographic elements and writings by Eve Hesser, workbooks, inventions, photo shoot posing ideas, periodicals, and documentation related to the development and patent of the Hessercolor process.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Negatives, ca. 1920-1946 (13.5 boxes, 0.5 oversize box), subseries A-B as follows:
    • A. Named subjects
    • B. Anonymous subjects
  2. Assorted paper materials, 1917-1958 (6.5 boxes, 4.5 oversize boxes), subseries A-C as follows:
    • A. Miscellaneous
    • B. Periodicals
    • C. Posing ideas
  3. Color transparencies (1.5 boxes)
  4. Hollywood personalities, ca. 1925-1938 (0.5 box, 2 oversize boxes)
  5. Prints, ca. 1920-1945 (6 boxes, 19 oversize boxes), subseries A-D as follows:
    • A. Large Hessercolor
    • B. Large black and white
    • C. Small black and white
    • D. Small Hessercolor.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Hesser, Edwin Bower --Archives.
Photographers --United States --Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographs.


Container List

 

Negatives ca. 1920-1946

Physical Description: 13.5 boxes, 0.5 oversize box

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of black and white negatives and test prints of various sizes shot by Edwin Bower Hesser. Arranged in subseries A-B as follows:
  • A. Named subjects, ca. 1942-1946
  • B. Anonymous subjects, ca. 1920-1946.
 

A. Named subjects ca. 1942-1946

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of black and white negatives featuring portraits of named models and persons photographed by Edwin Bower Hesser. These negatives include women, men, and children in casual, semi-formal, and formal attire; nude, semi-nude, and erotic modeling women; women in costume and festive attire; various animals; women in bathing suits; women in winter clothes; men in military uniforms; couples; models with various props; theatrical and film scenes; and shots of Edwin Bower Hesser and his wife Eve. Files are arranged alphabetically according to the surname of featured subject(s).
Box 1, Folder 1

Agguirre, Jaoquin ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in sweater posing and holding tennis racket.
Box 1, Folder 2

Albert, David and Charlotte (tests) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of couple in formal attire.
Box 1, Folder 3

Alice- Bank of America, West Hollywood ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman in casual attire.
Box 1, Folder 4

Alvord, Bette Jeanne ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling hunting outfit, bathing suit, and Latin- ruffled tube top.
Box 1, Folder 5

Anderson, Lieutenant 1944

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in military uniform. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 6

Armstrong, Alma ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in business suit and casual attire.
Box 1, Folder 7

Austin, Renee ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in business suit and bathing suit with beach ball.
Box 1, Folder 8

Baker, Ann 1949

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling flower print vest, formal attire, ruffled dress, and bathing suit with props. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 9

Barnes, Barbra ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait or head shot of young woman modeling sequenced- strapless dress and robe.
Box 1, Folder 10

Baron, Nancy ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling bathing suit, sweater, and formal attire.
Box 1, Folder 11

Basco, Theal 1945 March 7

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in suit. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 12

Beck, Mrs. ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling bathing suit, formal attire including fancy hats, and western wear. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 13

Bedell, Nelle 1944 April 26

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 14

Biber, Kitty 1944 February 25

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in casual attire posing and laying down. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 15

Bond, Mr. and Mrs. ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of elderly couple in formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 16

Bower, Toni ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman in formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 17

Bowman, Bob 1946 January

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in suit. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 18

Bradbary ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white exterior portraits and head shots of a young woman in strapless ruffled dress. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 19

Brandy (Max Kingslittle's dog) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait or head shot of young woman holding dog outdoors.
Box 1, Folder 20

Brewer, Mrs. 1946 June 19

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older woman in formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 21

Brinkman, Nancy ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling semi-nude in a sheet and lingerie, formal attire, and Latin-ruffled dress.
Box 1, Folder 22

Brooks, Jo Ann 1946 July 25

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman in business suit.
Box 1, Folder 23

Browne, Doris ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling low-cut ruffled dress and casual attire.
Box 1, Folder 24

Bruno, Mary ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling hooded raincoat and low-cut ruffled top.
Box 1, Folder 25

Buckswell ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling sweater and bathing suit. Includes test print.
Box 1, Folder 26

Buferd, Marilyn ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling spaghetti strap top and formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 27

Camillia and Sister (dog) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl and dachshund.
Box 1, Folder 28

Chandler, Janis 1945 December

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling formal attire, flower-print dress, and Latin- ruffled dress. Also includes shot of model outdoors holding three dogs. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 29

Chapelle, Jean Dela 1946 February 21

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman in girl scouts uniform holding fishing pole.
Box 1, Folder 30

Chedister, Anne in Long Beach, CA ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling strapless dress, formal attire, and hat.
Box 1, Folder 31

Chevalis, Maxine ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling semi-nude in a sheet and lingerie. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 32

Children's Guild ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of a young girl. Envelope reads: "Melody, Lady Petty, Knittel (valley)." Includes test prints
Box 1, Folder 33

Cleo ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" portrait or head shot of woman in plaid and flower print blouse.
Box 1, Folder 34

Clive, Henry 1944

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older man in suit smoking cigar.
Box 1, Folder 35

Clive, Luther and Sylvia Boldwin Muller ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in military uniform embracing and kissing a woman with straps on dress falling down. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 36

Coffey, Mrs. ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older woman in formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 37

Collister (tests) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling bathing suit, button-up coat, and casual attire.
Box 1, Folder 38

Colonel - Camp Haan ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man dressed in military uniform. Envelope reads; "Aid to General Nichols, friend of Capt. Robinson." Includes test prints.
Box 1, Folder 39

Conway, Lorraine - East Menu ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in formal attire.
Box 1, Folder 40

Corelli, Lutus 1943

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling semi-nude in a sheet and robe. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 1

Craig, Pauline ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in low-draping sheet, business suit, casual attire. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 2

Crampton, Marjorie ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older woman in fur coat and hat. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 3

Cummeker, Kay ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling fishnet hose laying down with legs propped up against wall.
Box 2, Folder 4

Dallmeir, Fern ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling bathing suit, casual attire, Latin-ruffled dress, veiled dress, and semi-nude in a sheet.
Box 2, Folder 5

Damon, Marge and Bob 1944 August 16

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older couple in formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 6

Darin, Dr. 1944 October 12

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots older, man with a moustache in suit. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 7

Davis, Mrs. and baby ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait or head shot of woman holding baby in bonnet.
Box 2, Folder 8

Dean, Dell ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling nude on stool, low-cut ruffled dress, and sweater.
Box 2, Folder 9

Diamonds, Beverly 1944 October

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of curly haired young girl in hat and dress.
Box 2, Folder 10

Dobson, Dottie ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in casual attire.
Box 2, Folder 11

Donna ca. 1943-19545

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling semi nude in sheet and sweater.
Box 2, Folder 12

Dumpsey, Mrs. ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shots of woman modeling at the beach in bathing suit. Includes shots of other models in a group.
Box 2, Folder 13

Easen, Fay 1945 March 18

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling in low-cut dress. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 14

Elaise ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shots of woman modeling bathing suit.
Box 2, Folder 15

Eleanor ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shot of woman modeling business attire outdoors.
Box 2, Folder 16

Elliot, Skippy ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shot of woman in business attire in front of tree and leaves backdrop. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 17

Emcke, Camilla ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots.
Box 2, Folder 18

Erickson ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man with moustache modeling western shirt, topless, smoking pipe, and overcoat. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 19

Eunce, Camilla and Flicka (dog) 1944 May 9

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl posing with dachshund. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 20

Evans, Miss and Henry (dog) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shots of woman modeling casual attire outside with shaggy dog.
Box 2, Folder 21

Fawcett, Mr. 1944 September 27

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in military uniform. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 22

Feiler ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl in plaid dress crying and upset. Includes shot of her with older man.
Box 2, Folder 23

Feiler, Morton (baby) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of infant sitting on a bed.
Box 2, Folder 24

Ferguson, Jean 1945 June 8

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in casual attire.
Box 2, Folder 25

Fisher, Miss 1946 March 1

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling Latin-ruffled dress and head scarf.
Box 2, Folder 26

Flash tests at night 1945 June

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling business dress in front of zebra backdrop.
Box 2, Folder 27

Forester, Cay ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling strapless ruffled dress, semi-formal attire, and casual attire. Includes shots of woman lying down.
Box 2, Folder 28

Funal, Bovis 1945 March

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in plaid suit. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 29

Gibson, Wynne ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shot of woman modeling legs through formal dress while sitting on stool.
Box 2, Folder 30

Gilbert, Helen 1944 March 28

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling semi-formal attire while sitting and laying down. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 31

Godwin, Mrs. 1944 April 29

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in semi-formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 2, Folder 32

Good Night Ladies 1944

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shots from a stage play featuring John Hubbard, Russ Brown, Claire Mead, and Fred Sherman. Includes action shots and portraits of characters.
Box 3, Folder 1

Gordon, Sidney 1943 December 20

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in military uniform and suit smoking pipe.
Box 3, Folder 2

Gorman, Mrs. 1944 April 27

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling butterfly print dress, fur coat, and formal attire while laying down. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 3

Grancell, Sherman ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of couple dressed in business attire.
Box 3, Folder 4

Green, Linda 1945 June 14

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl outdoors and in the studio. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 5

Gresham, Ensign ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in military uniform.
Box 3, Folder 6

Guile, Miss 1943

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling low-cut formal attire, short festive dress, and business attire with flower in hair. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 7

Gulike, Jeannie ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling formal gown with veil, laying semi-nude on couch with gloves on. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 8

Gunneler, Kay ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of woman modeling burlesque lingerie type of attire while leaning on stool.
Box 3, Folder 9

Hamilton, Adele 1944 July 25

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling semi-nude, lying down and standing covered by a large book. Also includes shots modeling bathing suit and casual attire. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 10

Hannock 1946 July 12

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in white collared shirt, suit, and topless. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 11

Harris, June 1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling low-cut formal attire and casual attire. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 12

Hartzell, Captain 1944 September 26

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait or head shot of man in military uniform.
Box 3, Folder 13

Haver, Ronnalee 1944 August 1

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling bathing suit and formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 14

Hesser, Bob ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shots of a photographic portrait of a man in military flight uniform.
Box 3, Folder 15

Hesser, Edwin ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait of Hesser in suit.
Box 3, Folder 16

Hesser, Edwin and Eve 1944 January

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of Hessers passionately embracing and kissing, also includes solo shots.
Box 3, Folder 17

Hesser, Edwin and Eve with "H.C." 1944

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shots of Hesser and wife with man named "H.C." Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 18

Hesser, Eve (1 of 2) 1944 December 4 and 1944 January

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of Hesser modeling various outfits. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 19

Hesser, Eve (2 of 2) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of Hesser modeling various outfits.
Box 3, Folder 20

Hill Family - Paula, Levy, Corelli ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling low-cut gown and casual attire. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 21

Hill, Corelli ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of middle-aged couple in formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 22

Hopskins, Sue ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman in Asian-silk top, casual attire, semi-formal attire, and strapless dress. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 23

Hubbard, Carol 1945 September

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling formal and casual attire. Includes shots of model semi-nude laying on couch.
Box 3, Folder 24

Hubbard, John July 15

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shots of Hubbard with 3 women from stage play. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 25

Hubbard, Mary Jane ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling business attire, formal attire, semi-nude in sheet and bra. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 26

Hunneker, Kay ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling wrap top and underwear.
Box 3, Folder 27

Immerman, Mrs. ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots. Includes test prints.
Box 3, Folder 28

Jackson, Virginia ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling western attire.
Box 4, Folder 1

Jarvis, Louise 1945 February 23

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling business attire and fur coat and hat. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 2

Jarvis, Mr. 1944 April 13

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in suit. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 3

Jewel (Sister) 1946 January 30

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman in sweater. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 4

Johns, Diane ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling low-cut, strapless dress.
Box 4, Folder 5

Johnson, Jackie 1944 July 25

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling semi-nude while covered by a large hat. Also includes shots in bathing suit and casual attire.
Box 4, Folder 6

Johnston, Miss ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait or head shot of young woman in casual attire looking over bare shoulder.
Box 4, Folder 7

Kauch, Leslie 1944 March 2

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling semi-nude on couch, with hat, and in business attire.
Box 4, Folder 8

Kirkpatrick, Sergeant and wife 1945 June 1

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of couple. Man is dressed in military uniform.
Box 4, Folder 9

Kirky, Miss ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait or head shot of woman in strapless ruffled dress and semi-formal attire.
Box 4, Folder 10

Knight, Karen ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shot of woman modeling bathing suit indoors with high heels.
Box 4, Folder 11

Kramer ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in military uniform. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 12

Kurpra, Karen July 14

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shot of woman modeling strapless bathing suit while lying on couch.
Box 4, Folder 13

La Taur, Donna 1945 February

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling bare midriff and strapless top. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 14

Larrabee, William and Mr. Smith 1945 March 30

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of two different men dressed in suits. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 15

Lawrence, Barbara 1945 July

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and action shots of women in western wear riding a bucking horse and posing. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 16

Levayan, Bolivia ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man dressed in suit and casual attire.
Box 4, Folder 17

Lewis, Lillian 1945 February 2

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 18

Lincoln, Wyn ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in ruffled dress.
Box 4, Folder 19

Lindley, Virgina ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling bathing suit, casual attire, and semi-nude in sheet.
Box 4, Folder 20

Little, Miss 1945 February

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman modeling casual attire, and semi-nude in low cut dress and sheet. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 21

Loretta ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling ruffled dress. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 22

Louise ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shot of woman modeling nude outdoors at a riverbank. Includes test print.
Box 4, Folder 23

LuRay, Paul-Rita ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older man in a suit.
Box 4, Folder 24

Lynne, Juli ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling in short robe and high heels, sitting on stool.
Box 4, Folder 25

Lyons, Maureen ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling casual blouse and attire.
Box 4, Folder 26

MacDougle Children in Big Bear, CA. ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl on swing with doll, with a goat, and with a young boy. Includes test print.
Box 4, Folder 27

MacNeil, Baley ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl with kitten.
Box 4, Folder 28

Martin, Emily ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling semi-nude in a sheet and low cut dress.
Box 4, Folder 29

Martinson, Carol ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in sweater, scarf, and stocking cap. Also include shots of woman in semi-formal attire.
Box 4, Folder 30

Maymand, Mr. ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 31

Maymord (Daughter) 1946 February 12

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl in plaid, ruffled dress. Includes test prints.
Box 4, Folder 32

McCalee, Billie 1945 June 18

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling winter wear with skis and bathing suit. Includes shots of woman outdoors trimming a tree in Asian-inspired attire..
Box 4, Folder 33

McClean, Peggy and Jack 1945 July 15

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of couple. Man is wearing navy or sailor outfit and woman is wearing flower print dress. Also includes shots of woman posing in various bathing suits.
Box 4, Folder 34

McCullen, Jane 1945 January 5

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling formal attire.
Box 4, Folder 35

McNeil, Beverly 1946 March 1

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl posing and dancing in ballerina outfit.
Box 4, Folder 36

Meyer, Bob ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man working on illustrations or paintings.
Box 5, Folder 1

Milady Magazine models 1945 January, August

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of various women modeling for a fashion magazine. Includes exterior and interior shots, mostly framed in long shot. Includes test prints.
Box 5, Folder 2

Miller, Drew ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young man in suit.
Box 5, Folder 3

Miller, Luther 1944

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man with moustache in military uniform .
Box 5, Folder 4

Milton, Scott ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man modeling suit, casual attire, and flexing while shirt less.
Box 5, Folder 5

Moore, Cleo 1944 October 2

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of woman modeling nude, bathing suit, and casual dress outdoors. Includes shots of man in loin cloth flexing and posing with woman.
Box 5, Folder 6

Morris, Lieutenant ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in military uniform. Includes test prints.
Box 5, Folder 7

Mountain Trip ca. 1943-1950

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of mountain landscape, animals, etc. Includes prints.
Box 5, Folder 8

Muller, Richard ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of infant lying on bed.
Box 5, Folder 9

Murray, Dorothy in Reseda, CA 1946 January

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling casual attire and Latin-ruffled dress.
Box 5, Folder 10

Murray, Rosanna 1945 April 2

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling business attire, casual attire, and Latin-ruffled dress with sombrero.
Box 5, Folder 11

Neilson, Carol ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in casual attire and formal strapless dress. Includes test prints.
Box 5, Folder 12

Nelson, Peggy 1948 February 9

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in ruffled dress.
Box 5, Folder 13

Nichols, General and wife ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older couple. Man is wearing military uniform.
Box 5, Folder 14

Nierney, Roger ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in suit smoking cigarette. Includes test prints.
Box 5, Folder 15

Oland, Antonia ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in business attire.
Box 5, Folder 16

Oldfile, Vicki ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling festive and international outfits.
Box 5, Folder 17

O'Neil, Sharon 1944 September 26

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling strapless ruffled dress.
Box 5, Folder 18

Pauelencip, Miss. 1946 January

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in sweater posing behind a fake fence.
Box 5, Folder 19

Palack, Susan ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in business and formal attire.
Box 5, Folder 20

Payne, Helen ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling formal attire, Latin ruffled dress, and fish net top.
Box 5, Folder 21

Pedlow family ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in suit and little girl with doll. Includes test prints.
Box 5, Folder 22

Pernetti, Patty 1944 October 26

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling semi-nude in fur coat, formal attire, Latin ruffled dress, and casual attire.
Box 5, Folder 23

Phillips 1946 July

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling various low cut tops and dresses.
Box 5, Folder 24

Praskoff, Lieutenant 1944 September 27

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in military uniform.
Box 5, Folder 25

Preble Models tests (Joan Martin, Patti, Marilyn, and Betty) 1945 May 3

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of various women modeling bathing suits, formal attire, festive hats, and casual attire. Includes test prints.
Box 5, Folder 26

Preble's Son 1945 July 22

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young man in military uniform.
Box 5, Folder 27

Prequit, Bonnie in Hastings, Long Beach, CA 1949 July

Scope and Content Note

2.5 x 2.5" and 4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in Latin ruffled dress.
Box 5, Folder 28

Redondo, Frazee ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling strapless bathing suit top.
Box 5, Folder 29

Retouching tests ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling formal, sequenced dress. Includes test prints which have pencil markings indicating areas needing retouching.
Box 6, Folder 1

Richardson, Jackie 1945 December

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling plaid top and short, exotic dress on couch. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 2

Robertson, Captain 1944 September 27

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older man in military uniform.
Box 6, Folder 3

Rodelle, Angel ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling casual attire, low cut dresses, formal attire, and veil. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 4

Roelaire, Milly ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 5

Rogers, Mickey and friend 1944 September

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of two women modeling semi nude on couch and sheet, in plaid top, low cut dress, sweater, casual attire, and ruffled dress. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 6

Roth, Elliot ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" black and white negative portrait of man in plaid shirt and jeans.
Box 6, Folder 7

Rowe, Peggy ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling winter wear with skis, Latin ruffled dress, and outdoors holding dog.
Box 6, Folder 8

Rurick (daughter of) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman in striped casual dress.
Box 6, Folder 9

Ryan, Sister Dorothy 1944 October 12

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of nun in traditional attire.
Box 6, Folder 10

Salilm, Elaine ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling semi-nude in a costume with a plaid shirt. Other shots include woman in casual attire, formal attire, and posing with props. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 11

Sharpe, Allen ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man with moustache in suit.
Box 6, Folder 12

Shaw, Mrs. 1945 January 9

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older woman in business attire. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 13

Shenk Document - Ideal Chemical Products, Inc. ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shot of a document written by A. M. Shenk regarding Ronald A. McBride's involvement as a chemist in the company mentioned
Box 6, Folder 14

Sherwood, Mr. ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in suit. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 15

Silk, Miss 1944 April

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in business attire.
Box 6, Folder 16

Skelly ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in striped sweater and suit.
Box 6, Folder 17

Smith, Claudia 1946 January

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling fur hat, low cut ruffled dress, casual attire, and head scarf.
Box 6, Folder 18

Smith, Jo-Anne ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman in casual dress.
Box 6, Folder 19

Spaeth, Betty Lee ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in sweater.
Box 6, Folder 20

Spurlock, Barbara ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling strapless top and skirt, semi nude on couch, and sweater.
Box 6, Folder 21

Spurlock, Mr. and Mrs. with Hazel Conley ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling various low cut tops and short dresses. Also includes solo shots of man in suit and with woman.
Box 6, Folder 22

Stacey, Elaine 1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of photographic prints of woman modeling formal attire, Latin ruffled dress, veil, and casual attire.
Box 6, Folder 23

Starke, Pauline ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older woman in formal and business attire. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 24

Starres, Merideth ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

6.75 x 4.75" black and white portrait shot of woman wrapped in sheet. Includes test print. Print includes re- touching directions.
Box 6, Folder 25

Stevens, Richard ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in suit. Also includes shot of dog.
Box 6, Folder 26

Sunderland, Delilah ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait or head shot of woman modeling bathing suit top.
Box 6, Folder 27

Swisher ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl in bonnet and formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 28

Terri ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman in casual dress.
Box 6, Folder 29

Toler, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older couple in formal attire. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 30

Townzell, Lieutenant 1945 March

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in military uniform.
Box 6, Folder 31

Treul, Bob 1944 October 13

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young man in suit, sweater, and dress shirt. Includes test prints.
Box 6, Folder 32

Tripp 1946 June

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl in dress with flowers in hair.
Box 6, Folder 33

Udell, Mr. 1944 September 22

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in suit, dress shirt, and military uniform. Also includes shots of man dressed up as a circus clown referencing pictures of man in military uniform. Includes test prints.
Box 7, Folder 1

Van Bryne 1944 December 8

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of man in western wear and suit. Includes test prints.
Box 7, Folder 2

Vaughn, Kerrie 1944 April 19

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of woman modeling short skirt, ruffled dress, business attire, and bathing suit.
Box 7, Folder 3

Vogel, John ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older man in formal suit. Includes shots of man smoking cigarette.
Box 7, Folder 4

Walters, Selene 1945 September

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman modeling low cut top, strapless ruffled dress, and large sun hat. Includes test prints.
Box 7, Folder 5

Wayne, Jane ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young woman in sweater.
Box 7, Folder 6

Weleer, Bob 1944 April 17

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of boy in Boy Scouts uniform. Includes test prints.
Box 7, Folder 7

White, Baby 1944 July 23

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of young girl in formal dress. Includes test prints.
Box 7, Folder 8

White, Mrs. and Janet ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of woman holding young girl in formal dress and shots of unidentified woman in formal hat. Includes test prints.
Box 7, Folder 9

Yoden, Ann (Eve) 1945 April 20

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of woman modeling bathing suit in front of columns and while sitting on stool.
Box 7, Folder 10

Yoho, Virginia ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of woman modeling semi-nude in transparent sheet, and in lingerie.
Box 7, Folder 11

Zahn, Mr. and Mrs. ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of older smiling couple dressed in formal attire. Man is bald with thin moustache. Includes test prints.
Box 55, Folder 1

Terry, Alice undated

Box 55, Folder 2

Brew, Jane

Box 55, Folder 3

Grey, Yvonne

Box 55, Folder 4

Winsor, Claire

Box 55, Folder 5

Hall, Lilian

Box 56, Folder 1

Terry Alice, Jane Brew, and Dora B. 1925

Box 56, Folders 2

Mary Brian undated

Box 56, Folder 3

Gwen Ciggie, Marguerite Churchhill, Mabel[?] Coleman[?], Carroll Nancy Danubear[?], Claudia Dell, and Shannon Dommocanon[?] 1930-1931, undated

Box 56, Folder 4

Fox, Gibson[?], Yvonne Grey (negative and print) 1931 and undated

Box 56, Folder 5

Fawsett contest winner, Hackett, Georgia Hale, Lillian Hall, and Margorie Jones[?] 1931, undated

Box 56, Folders 6

Avis[?] Johnson[?] and Lucile Ricksen[?]

Box 56, Folders 7

Gwen Kenyon[?], Kimberley-Eve, Mae Kaill, Natile Kingston, Evelyn Knopp, Maxine, Col[?] William[?] McBaur[?], Helen Mack, and Dorothy MacRaill[?] undated

Box 56, Folder 8

Nixon undated

Box 56, Folder 9

Anita Page, D.[?] Page, Irene Rich and Nick Stuart 1931 and undated

Box 56, Folder 10

Clair Windsor, Windsor Group and Wright 1931 and undated

Box 57, Folder 6

Oversize--Barkly, Joan undated

Box 57, Folder 7

Oversize--Earle, Madeline undated

Box 57, Folder 8

Oversize--Kenyon, Gwen undated

Box 57, Folder 9

Oversize--Kimberely, Eve undated

Box 57, Folder 10

Oversize--Morris, Ann undated

Box 57, Folder 11

Oversize--Richards, Marta undated

Box 57, Folder 12

Oversize--Miss Wallace undated

Box 58, Folder 1

Oversize--Allen, Elizabeth, head and hat undated

Box 58, Folder 2

Oversize--Character study samples, 1. Baxter, 2. Pirate[?], 3. Roosevelt, 4.Pirate[?], with note "are these all Warren Baxter?" undated

Box 58, Folder 3

Oversize--Barclay, Joan, red nightgown undated

Box 58, Folder 4

Oversize--Barclay undated

Box 58, Folder 5

Oversize--Barclay, Joan, 1/2 view, hands to face undated

Box 58, Folder 6

Oversize--Barclay, Joan, eyes turned, large hat 1937 June 1

Box 58, Folder 7

Oversize--Barclay, pajamas undated

Box 58, Folder 8

Oversize--Barclay, hat, cigarette undated

Box 58, Folder 9

Oversize--Barclay, Joan, large head, straight face, bare shoulders, drapes and flowers over one side undated

Box 58, Folder 10

Oversize--Barclay, Joan undated

Box 58, Folder 11

Oversize--Barclay, Joan undated

Box 58, Folder 12

Oversize--Barclay, Joan, bare back, smiling undated

Box 58, Folder 13

Oversize--Barclay, Joan, scarf over one shoulder undated

Box 58, Folder 15

Oversize--Miss Dale undated

Box 58, Folder 16

Oversize--Damon, Margaret and Dr. Cunningham undated

Box 58, Folder 17

Oversize--Earle, Madeline, head on chair, flowered desk undated

Box 58, Folder 18

Oversize--Garnor, Janet undated

Box 58, Folder 19

Oversize--Garnor, Janet, with fan undated

Box 58, Folder 20

Oversize--Miss Wallace, white and gold drape over head undated

Box 58, Folder 21

Oversize--Lang, Temple, Willie Wonkle[?] undated

Box 58, Folder 22

Oversize--Gaynor, Janet, with flower lei undated

 

B. Anonymous subjects ca. 1920-1946

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of black and white negatives featuring anonymous models and persons photographed by Edwin Bower Hesser. These negatives include women, men, and children in casual, semi-formal, and formal attire; nude, semi-nude, and erotic modeling women; women in costume and festive attire; various animals; women in bathing suits; women in winter clothes; men in military uniforms; couples; models with various props; various exterior scenes; theatrical and film scenes; and women dancing. Files are arranged in alphabetically according to gender and attire.
Box 7, Folder 12

Children (1 of 2) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified young boys and girls.
Box 7, Folder 13

Children (2 of 2) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified young boys and girls.
Box 7, Folder 14

Couple A ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified couple. Includes shots of man wearing a turban and woman in a veil. Also includes solo shots.
Box 7, Folder 15

Couple B ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified young couple. Both are wearing casual attire.
Box 7, Folder 16

Couple C ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified middle-aged couple. Both are wearing casual attire. Both are not smiling and dressed in business attire. Includes solo shots.
Box 7, Folder 17

Couple D ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified older couple. Man is wearing a suit, while woman wears formal gown and fur coat and hat. Includes solo shots.
Box 7, Folder 18

Couple E ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified smiling older couple. Man is wearing a suit, while woman wears business attire. Includes solo shots.
Box 7, Folder 19

Couple F ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified couple. Man is wearing a suit and glasses while woman wears fur trimmed dress.
Box 7, Folder 20

Couple G ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified older couple. Man is wearing glasses and suit, while woman wears a business suit. Both are not smiling.
Box 7, Folder 21

Couple H ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified older couple. Man is wearing military uniform, while woman wears semi-formal attire. Includes test print.
Box 8, Folder 1

Modeling couples--assorted ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of assorted unidentified modeling couples.
Box 8, Folder 2

Modeling couples--swimming pool ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes. Black and white portraits and head shots s of couple at swimming pool.
Box 8, Folder 3

Modeling couples--women ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of 2 women posing together in formal and casual attire.
Box 8, Folder 4

Men--casual attire ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified men in casual attire. Includes test print.
Box 8, Folder 5

Men--cowboy and western attire ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified men in cowboy and western attire.
Box 8, Folder 6

Men--formal attire ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified men in formal attire (coat and tie).
Box 8, Folder 7

Men--gardening ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified man gardening outdoors.
Box 8, Folder 8

Men--military uniforms ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5 black and white and color portraits and head shots of unidentified men in military uniforms. Includes test prints.
Box 8, Folder 9

Men--shirtless ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified men posing shirtless.
Box 8, Folder 10

Miscellaneous subjects (1 of 3) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes. Black and white shots of miscellaneous subjects such as animals, architecture, landscapes, and nature.
Box 8, Folder 11

Miscellaneous subjects (2 of 3) ca. 1920-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shots of miscellaneous subjects such as animals, architecture, landscape, nature, and horse race.
Box 8, Folder 12

Miscellaneous subjects (3 of 3) ca. 1920-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white shots of miscellaneous subjects such as animals, architecture, landscape, nature, and horse race.
Box 8, Folder 13

Military procession ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white action shots of an unidentified military procession or parade. Includes shots of unidentified man in military uniform and military vehicles.
Box 8, Folder 14

Theatrical production ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white action shots of an unidentified theatrical production. Includes shots of women posing in various lavish, 18th century themed costumes.
Box 8, Folder 15

Wedding ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white action shots of an unidentified wedding ceremony. Includes shots of reception, wife and husband posing, and ceremony.
Box 9, Folder 1

Women--bathing suits and beach scenes modeling (1 of 3) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait and action shots of unidentified women modeling bathing suits or beach-related attire. Includes shots taken at the beach.
Box 9, Folder 2

Women--bathing suits and beach scenes modeling (2 of 3) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait and action shots of unidentified women modeling bathing suits or beach-related attire. Includes shots taken at the beach.
Box 9, Folder 3

Women--bathing suits and beach scenes modeling (2 of 3) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait and action shots of unidentified women modeling bathing suits or beach-related attire. Includes shots taken at the beach.
Box 9, Folder 4

Women--bed and couch scenes modeling ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women posing while laying on a bed or couch.
Box 9, Folder 5

Women--casual attire (1 of 6) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 9, Folder 6

Women--casual attire (2 of 6) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 10, Folder 1

Women--casual attire (3 of 6) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 10, Folder 2

Women--casual attire (4 of 6) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 10, Folder 3

Women--casual attire (5 of 6) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 10, Folder 4

Women--casual attire (6 of 6) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 10, Folder 5

Women--dance modeling ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white action shots of unidentified women dancing.
Box 10, Folder 6

Women--exterior modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of women modeling outdoors. Framed in medium and long shots.
Box 10, Folder 7

Women--exterior modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of women modeling outdoors. Framed in medium and long shots.
Box 11, Folder 1

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (1 of 7) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 11, Folder 2

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (2 of 7) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 11, Folder 3

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (3 of 7) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

5 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 11, Folder 4

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (4 of 7) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

6 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 11, Folder 5

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (5 of 7) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

7 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 11, Folder 6

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (6 of 7) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

8 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 11, Folder 7

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (7 of 7) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

9 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 12, Folder 1

Women--formal attire (1 of 3) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women in formal attire, such as furs and gowns.
Box 12, Folder 2

Women--formal attire (2 of 3) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women in formal attire, such as furs and gowns.
Box 12, Folder 3

Women--formal attire (3 of 3) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women in formal attire, such as furs and gowns.
Box 12, Folder 4

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes. Black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling hats, veils, or other types of headwear. Includes black and white shots of veiled woman wearing mask.
Box 12, Folder 5

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling hats, veils, or other types of headwear.
Box 12, Folder 6

Woman--interior modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of women modeling various clothes indoors. All shots framed in medium and long or long shots.
Box 12, Folder 7

Woman--interior modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of women modeling various clothes indoors. All shots framed in medium and long or long shots.
Box 12, Folder 8

Women--props modeling ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of women modeling with various props. Includes shots of women modeling with flowers, fruit, household appliances, gun, swing, soda bottle, sausages, magazine cover, and western wear and props.
Box 17, Folder 1

Women--semi-formal and business attire (1 of 3) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women in semi-formal and business attire, such as blouses, dresses, and suits.
Box 17, Folder 2

Women--semi-formal and business attire (2 of 3) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

5 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women in semi-formal and business attire, such as blouses, dresses, and suits.
Box 17, Folder 3

Women--semi-formal and business attire (3 of 3) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

6 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women in semi-formal and business attire, such as blouses, dresses, and suits.
Box 17, Folder 4

Women--semi-nude, nude, and erotic attire modeling (1 of 4) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8" black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire. Includes exterior shots and shots of women laying down and covered by bed sheet or transparent drape.
Box 17, Folder 5

Women--semi-nude, nude, and erotic attire modeling (2 of 4) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8" black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire. Includes exterior shots and shots of women laying down and covered by bed sheet or transparent drape.
Box 17, Folder 6

Women--semi-nude, nude, and erotic attire modeling (3 of 4) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8" black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire. Includes exterior shots and shots of women laying down and covered by bed sheet or transparent drape.
Box 18, Folder 1

Women--semi-nude, nude, and erotic attire modeling (4 of 4) ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8" black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire. Includes exterior shots and shots of women laying down and covered by bed sheet or transparent drape.
Box 18, Folder 2

Women--western attire ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits and head shots of women in country-western attire. Includes shots of women posing with cowboy hats and plaid shirts.
Box 18, Folder 3

Women--winter and Christmas attire modeling ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of women modeling winter and Christmas themed attire, such as ski suits, skis, hooded coats, etc.
Box 18, Folder 4

Women--with children ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.25" and 4 x 5" black and white portrait shots of unidentified women posing with children.
Box 40, Folder 3

Oversized negatives ca. 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of large format negatives consisting of portraits and modeling. Negatives are left loose and in original envelopes in box.
Box 56, Folder 11

Women--head shots undated

Box 57, Folder 13

Oversize--Woman--various undated

 

Assorted paper materials 1917-1958

Physical Description: 6.5 boxes, 4.5 oversize boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of paper materials related to the work of Edwin Bower Hesser. Arranged in subseries A-C as follows:
  • A. Miscellaneous, 1917-1958
  • B. Periodicals, 1920-1958
  • C. Posing ideas, ca. 1925-1958.
 

A. Miscellaneous 1917-1918

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of miscellaneous paper materials related to the work of Edwin Bower Hesser. Items include: assorted letters, invention ideas, Hessercolor patents and documentation, model release forms, and experiment workbooks. Files are arranged alphabetically according to folder title.
Box 13, Folder 1

Agfa Ansco 100 year anniversary publication 1942

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Publication documenting the development of photography and the Agfa Ansco corporation.
Box 13, Folder 2

Assorted letters 1931-1954

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and telegraphs regarding publishing of photographs, personal matters, and business arrangements and agreements.
Box 13, Folder 3

Car accident report 1948 August

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Hesser's typed account of a traffic accident.
Box 13, Folder 4

Coronet Magazine correspondence 1946 March-April

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Hesser and Coronet Magazine regarding publication of color photos.
Box 13, Folder 5

Cunningham Mines company folder 1928-1929

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound company folder containing minutes, by-laws, directors, and shareholders from Consolidated Queen Beens Mines, Ltd for which Clarence Cunningham was president.
Box 13, Folder 6

Cunningham Mines material (1 of 2) 1924-1940

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bound official share certificates and bound plan of capital structure readjustment.
Box 13, Folder 7

Cunningham Mines material (2 of 2) 1942-1943

Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bound reports and data concerning International Metals, Inc, mine maps, and letters to Hesser regarding business of the mines.
Box 13, Folder 8

Divorce, biography, and court materials 1921-1956

Physical Description: ca. 25 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes legal materials, correspondence, and autobiographies regarding Hesser's divorce and legal matters with ex-wife, Rhea May Reed. Also includes chronologies of events related to ex-wife and health.
Box 13, Folder 9

Fireman's Fund insurance contract 1951 October 23

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Eve Hesser's insurance contract pertaining to list of photographic equipment.
Box 13, Folder 10

Flock insulation for military aircraft materials 1942, 1944

Physical Description: ca. 50 items.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence with Claremont Waste Manufacturing Co. and Hesser as well as notes, summaries, and patent applications for development of interior insulation for military aircraft.
Box 14, Folder 1

For the Freedom of the World publicity newspaper ca. 1917

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Exhibitors' press sheet of film For the Freedom of the World written by Hesser and presented by Ira M. Lowry. Press sheet is in the form of a war time newspaper. Includes image of Barbara Castleton.
Box 14, Folder 2

Forest Lawn Cemetery pictorial 1944

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound picture book of Forest Lawn attractions.
Box 14, Folder 3

Hessercolor correspondence 1930-1940

Physical Description: ca. 30 items.

Scope and Content Note

Assorted correspondence related to Hesser's color photography and printing business.
Box 14, Folder 4

Hessercolor contracts, patents, and legal documents. 1936-1939

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

Assorted documents related to color photography and printing.
Box 14, Folder 5

Hessercolor patent applications 1937-1941

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Bound applications for letters patent related to color photography and printing.
Box 14, Folder 6

Hessercolor publicity materials ca. 1937

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Hessercolor advertising brochure and sales sheet.
Box 14, Folder 7

List of subjects in Hessercolor negative sets 1934

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

List of names and number of shots of people in photographs.
Box 14, Folder 8

Military inventions (1 of 2) 1941-1945

Physical Description: ca. 45 items.

Scope and Content Note

Summaries, calculations, and pitches of various military-related inventions developed during World War II. Inventions include: bomb sighting methods, aerial trajectory, various photographic innovations, and camouflage. Includes handwritten charts and graphs.
Box 14, Folder 9

Military inventions (2 of 2) 1941-1945

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Summaries, calculations, and pitches of various military-related inventions developed during World War II. Inventions include: bomb sighting methods, aerial trajectory, and various photographic innovations. Includes handwritten charts, graphs, and calculations.
Box 14, Folder 10

Military invention patent materials 1941-1944

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

Patent application materials related to various inventions.
Box 14, Folder 11

Men Over Forty, by Albert Cowles and Harry Clorck and unknown story ca. 1943-1940

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Bound type-written short story and unknown hand written story.
Box 14, Folder 12

Photographic printer sketches and photographic print ca. 1935

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Technical drawings and black and white print of L.C. Machinery Co. Inc. photo printer.
Box 14, Folder 13

Photographic products advertising brochures ca. 1938-1942

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

DuPont cellophane and Waterlox products brochures.
Box 15, Folder 1

Photography logbooks ca. 1935-1942

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Bound logbooks containing information regarding photo shoots, exposures, and developers.
Box 15, Folder 2

Publicity contract 1931 May 17

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Formal agreement between Hesser and Ben Rowan regarding Hesser's promotion and publicizing of Rowan as an actor.
Box 15, Folder 3

Real estate materials 1939-1951

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Blueprint, certificates of redemption, and correspondence regarding Hesser's Los Angeles real estate.
Box 15, Folder 4

Season's greeting cards and business cards ca. 1935-1942

Physical Description: 16 items.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white print of nude woman posing outdoors used for Hesser's holiday card. Also includes his business cards.
Box 15, Folder 5

Taxes materials 1945-1958

Physical Description: ca. 20 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes receipts, costs, expenditure lists, and letters concerning tax payments.
Box 15, Folder 6

Workbook 1943-1944

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound workbook containing dated notes, scientific tables, calculations, and graphs concerning experiments and developments (for oversize materials see box 38, folders 1 thru 4).
Box 16, Folder 1

Model release forms (1 of 3) ca. 1930-1950

Physical Description: ca. 150 items.

Scope and Content Note

Signed forms by models giving Hesser right to publish photographs.
Box 16, Folder 2

Model release forms (2 of 3) ca. 1930-1950

Physical Description: ca. 150 items.

Scope and Content Note

Signed forms by models giving Hesser right to publish photographs.
Box 16, Folder 3

Model release forms (3 of 3) ca. 1930-1950

Physical Description: ca. 90 items.

Scope and Content Note

Signed forms by models giving Hesser right to publish photographs.
Box 37, Folder 1

Model directory 1949

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Eve Hesser's model directory. Contains handwritten names, phone numbers, and addresses of models. Cover of directory indicates Eve Hesser and year.
Box 37, Folder 2

Oversize miscellaneous scrapbook ca. 1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound scrapbook containing loose items such as chemical solution instructions, photo processing instructions, letters, and notes.
Box 38, Folder 1

Oversize experiments workbook (1 of 6) ca. 1937

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound workbook containing notes on various photo experiments. Signed by Eve Hesser.
Box 38, Folder 2

Oversize experiments workbook (2 of 6) ca. 1937

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound workbook containing notes on various photo experiments. Signed by Eve Hesser.
Box 38, Folder 3

Oversize experiments workbook (3 of 6) ca. 1937

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound workbook containing notes on various photo experiments.
Box 38, Folder 4

Oversize experiments workbook (4 of 6) ca. 1937

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound workbook containing notes on various photo experiments.
Box 38, Folder 5

Oversize experiments workbook (5 of 6) ca. 1937

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound workbook containing notes on various photo experiments.
Box 38, Folder 6

Oversize experiments workbook (6 of 6) ca. 1937

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound workbook containing notes on various photo experiments.
 

B. Periodicals 1920-1958

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of periodical publicaions of Edwin Bower Hesser's photography and articles concerning the Hessercolor process. Items include: Hesser's own publication Arts Monthly Pictorial, shots of numerous Hollywood personalities on magazine covers, assorted published Hessercolor work, and nude, semi-nude, and erotic publications which include work by Hesser. Files are arranged alphabetically by name of publication.
Box 20, Folder 1

American Cinematographer 1937 July

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

No cover; includes article on Hessercolor.
Box 20, Folder 2

American Girl 1946 January-August

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 29, No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 6, and No. 8; cover photos by Hesser. Covers only for April and June issues (No. 4 and No. 6).
Box 20, Folder 3

Art Photography 1952 June

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 3, No. 12; cover photo by Hesser.
Box 20, Folder 4

Artists' Notebook 1930-1931

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

No. 6 and No. 8; magazines are comprised of modeling nude women. Photographers not credited.
Box 20, Folder 5

Arts Monthly Pictorial (1 of 3) 1925 May-August

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 2, No. 4, No. 5, and Vol. 3, No. 1; Hesser is credited as founder, editor, publisher, and photographer (for oversize materials see box 39, folder 1).
Box 20, Folder 6

Arts Monthly Pictorial (2 of 3) 1926 August, December

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 4, No. 5 and No. 9; Hesser is credited as founder, editor, and photographer. Includes March issue from unknown year and an unknown publication with similar Hesser content (for oversize materials see box 39, folder 1).
Box 20, Folder 7

Consumer Reports 1966 November

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 31, No. 11; Christmas Buying Issue.
Box 20, Folder 8

Cover Girls Models 1950 June, August

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 1, No. 4, and No. 6; article photos by Hesser.
Box 20, Folder 9

Dammernas Varld 1947

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

No. 1; Swedish magazine cover photo by Hesser.
Box 20, Folder 10

Everywoman's Magazine 1946 March, July

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 7, No. 3, and No. 7; cover photo by Hesser.
Box 20, Folder 11

Family Circle 1946 April, September

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 28, No. 16 and September issue; cover and article photos by Hesser. September issue does not have cover.
Box 20, Folder 12

French Models 1931

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

No. 5; magazine is comprised of modeling nude women. Photographers are not credited.
Box 20, Folder 13

Hela Varlden ca. 1946

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 20, No. 52; Swedish magazine cover photo by Hesser.
Box 20, Folder 14

Hollywood Magazine (1 of 2) 1935-1936

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Covers and title pages from Vol. 25, No. 3, No. 6, and No. 10; includes May, July, October, and December covers from unknown year and volume. Cover and article photos by Hesser. Subjects of covers include: Jeanette MacDonald, Shirley Temple, Ginger Rogers.
Box 20, Folder 15

International Photographer 1934 January

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

No cover; includes article on Hessercolor.
Box 20, Folder 16

Milady 1944-1945

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 3, No. 12, and Vol. 4, No. 3, No. 5, No. 8, and No. 9; cover and article shots by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 1

Minicam Photography 1947 February

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Cover and title pages from Vol. 10, No. 5; cover photo by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 2

Modern Romances 1948 January

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Cover and title pages Vol. 35, No. 2; cover photo by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 3

Movie Classic 1935-1936

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 8, No. 5 and cover and title page from Vol. 11, No. 2; includes August cover from unknown year and volume. Cover photos by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 4

Movies 1944 September

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 8, No. 2; article photos by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 5

People and Places 1950 March

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Cover of unknown volume; cover photo by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 6

Perfect Love ca. 1945 April-May

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

No. 4; comic book with cover photo by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 7

Personal Romances 1946-1947

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 12, No. 11, Vol. 13, No. 4, No. 5, and No. 9; cover and article photos by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 8

Pictorial California ca. 1937

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir photo book of Southern California landmarks.
Box 21, Folder 9

Popular Photography 1945-1950 January

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

Covers and title pages from Vol. 17, No. 6, Vol. 25, No. 5, and Vol. 26, No. 1; also includes December cover from unknown volume. Cover photos by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 10

Rangefinder 1958 August

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 7, No. 8; photography trade publication.
Box 21, Folder 11

Real Romances 1946 October

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 4, No. 9; cover photo by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 12

Real Story 1946-1947

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 5, No. 6 and Vol. 6, No. 8; cover photos by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 13

Revealing Romances 1950-1951

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Covers and title pages from No. 12; also includes October-November cover from unknown volume and number. Cover photos by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 14

Romantic Marriage ca. 1946 April

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Cover and title pages from April issue, No. 12, unknown year; cover photo by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 15

Romantic Range 1946-1947

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Covers and title pages from Vol. 22, No. 2 and Vol. 23, No. 3; cover photos by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 16

Screen Play 1936-1937

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

Covers and title pages from Vol. 20, No. 138, No. 140, No. 142, No. 144, No. 145; also includes October cover from unknown year, volume, and number. Cover photos by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 17

Secrets 1950 July

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

Cover and title pages from Vol. 28, No. 2; cover photo by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 18

Silver Screen ca. 1944

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Cover from June issue, unknown year, volume, and number. Cover is of a painted photo of Jean Harlow.
Box 21, Folder 19

Studio Art Studies (1 of 2) 1930-1931

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

No. 10, No. 14, No. 16; magazines are comprised of modeling nude women. Photos by Hesser and Dwight Russell (for oversize materials see box 39, folder 11).
Box 21, Folder 20

Studio Light 1936 April

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 27, No. 1; Eastman Kodak Company photography-trade publication.
Box 21, Folder 21

Sunbathing and Health Magazine 1946 September

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 8, No. 5; magazine devoted to nudist activities. Comprised of photographs of nude men, women, and children.
Box 21, Folder 22

Today's Health 1955 February

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 33, No. 2; cover photo by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 23

True Confessions (1 of 2) 1947 January, April

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 48, No. 294, Vol. 49, and No. 297; cover photos by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 24

True Confessions (2 of 2) 1947, 1953

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 49, No. 300 and Vol. 60, No. 366; cover photos by Hesser.
Box 21, Folder 25

True Romance 1947 May-June

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 45, No. 3 and No. 4; cover photos by Hesser. Cover and title page only May issue (No. 3).
Box 22, Folder 1

Unidentified publications (1 of 2) ca. 1926-1945

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

Assorted and unidentified magazine advertisements, article photos, and cover photos. Includes shot of Greta Garbo (for oversize materials see box 39, folder 13).
Box 22, Folder 2

U.S. Camera (1 of 2) 1948-1950

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

Covers from Vol. 13, No. 12; also includes December and August covers from unknown volume and number. Cover photos by Hesser (for oversize materials see box 29, folder 14).
Box 37, Folder 3

Scrapbook (3 of 3) ca. 1920-1930

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled oversize scrapbook of magazine shots by Hesser. Includes photos from Pictureplay, Photoplay, Motion Picture, and Screenland of numerous silent film actresses and models.
Box 39, Folder 1

Arts Monthly Pictorial (3 of 3) 1922 May

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized first issue, Vol. 1, No.1; Hesser is credited as founder, editor, and photographer. Cover photo is of Gloria Swanson.
Box 39, Folder 2

Capper's Farmer 1947 September

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize cover from September issue.
Box 39, Folder 3

The Florida Times-Union Parade Magazine 1946 April 7

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize cover from Vol. 5, No. 40.
Box 39, Folder 4

Hit! Annual 1949

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize cover from Spring 1949 issue; cover by Eve Hesser.
Box 39, Folder 5

Hollywood Magazine (2 of 2) 1931 March, May

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize mounted covers; cover photos by Hesser. Subjects of covers include: Marguerite Churchill, Leila Hymas, and Carole Lombard. July cover from unknown year and volume.
Box 39, Folder 6

Ladies' Home Journal 1927, 1950-1951

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize issues; covers by Hesser. Includes two lithographs of covers from August 1950 and 1951. Also includes single page from January 1927 issue and advertisement for August 1951 issue.
Box 39, Folder 7

Los Angeles Times- This Week Magazine 1947 July 20

Scope and Content Note

Oversize issue; cover by Hesser.
Box 39, Folder 8

Movie Classic 1935 July

Scope and Content Note

Oversize cover proofs from July 1935 issue; cover by Hesser. Shot of Alice Faye.
Box 39, Folder 9

Picture-Wise 1946 August

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize issue, Vol. 1, No. 7; cover by Hesser.
Box 39, Folder 10

Startling Detective Adventures ca. 1940 April

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize mounted April cover; cover photo by Hesser. Cover is from unknown year and volume.
Box 39, Folder 11

Studio Art Studies (2 of 2) ca. 1930

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize mounted cover from unknown year, month, and volume.
Box 39, Folder 12

Tatler 1923 August-September

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize pages from No. 1153, 1159, 1160, and 1161 issues; photos by Hesser. Subjects include: Germaine Mitty, Mae Murray, Vanda Hoff, Theda Bara, and Aubrey Hastings with family.
Box 39, Folder 13

Unidentified publications (2 of 2) ca. 1926-1945

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized, assorted ,and unidentified magazine covers, photos, and pinups.
Box 39, Folder 14

U.S. Camera (2 of 2) 1946-1947

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize covers and title pages from Vol. 9 No. 5, and December issue from unknown volume and number. Cover photos by Eve Hesser.
Box 40, Folder 1

Scrapbook (1 of 3) ca. 1930-1940

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled oversize scrapbook of magazine covers and lithographs of photos by Hesser. Includes many Hollywood Magazine covers.
Box 40, Folder 2

Scrapbook (2 of 3) ca. 1930-1940

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled oversize scrapbook of magazine covers by Hesser.
 

C. Posing ideas ca. 1925-1958

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of assorted clippings, lithographs, illustrations, and magazine covers used for researching posing ideas for photo shoots. Includes lithographs by Adolf Armstrong, bound workbooks, and previously foldered materials organized by subject. Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 15, Folder 7

Workbook (1 of 2) 1934-1958

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound workbook containing ideas for photo shoots and notes on photo equipment. Contains numerous pages that are not bound and have been added to workbook.
Box 15, Folder 7

Workbook (2 of 2) ca. 1946-1952

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Bound workbook containing ideas for photo shoots and notes on photo equipment.
Box 22, Folder 3

Assorted women ca. 1925-1930

Physical Description: 19 items.

Scope and Content Note

Lithographs of various pastel illustrations of women modeling and printed photographs. Majority of illustrations by Adolf Armstrong (for oversize materials see box 33, folder 2).
Box 22, Folder 4

College Humor magazine covers ca.1926-1931

Physical Description: 23 items.

Scope and Content Note

Illustrations depicting modeling women. All illustrations by Adolf Armstrong.
Box 22, Folder 5

Screenland magazine covers ca. 1924-1930

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

Illustrations depicting modeling starlets; includes Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo, and Evelyn Brent. All illustrations by Adolf Armstrong.
Box 33, Folder 1

Oversize assorted folders ca, 1930-1940

Physical Description: 19 items.

Scope and Content Note

Large manila original envelopes labeled by subject; contain clippings, magazine covers, drawings, and lithographs of posing ideas. Includes loose materials.
Box 33, Folder 2

Oversize assorted women ca. 1925-1930

Physical Description: 17 items.

Scope and Content Note

Lithographs of various pastel illustrations of women modeling. Many illustrations by Adolf Armstrong.
Box 33, Folder 3

Oversize miscellaneous ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 11 item.

Scope and Content Note

Magazine covers, calendars, clippings, and sketches of landscapes, poses, and various scenarios used for posing/photo ideas.
 

Color transparencies ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 1.5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of 4 x 5" and 5 x 7" Kodachrome and other color stock transparencies shot by Edwin Bower Hesser. Unmounted transparencies were placed in envelopes during processing, while formerly mounted transparencies remain in their original state. Files are arranged alphabetically according to subject.
Box 18, Folder 5

Animals ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of various animals such as dogs, horses, and donkeys. Includes 4 mounted transparencies of animals with Dorothy Roberts and Barbara Lawrence.
Box 18, Folder 6

Children ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 17 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of unidentified young boys and girls.
Box 18, Folder 7

Couples ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of various couples. Includes 4 mounted transparencies of Jo Ann Smith and Dorothy Roberts.
Box 18, Folder 8

Men outside ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of men outside in nature scenes.
Box 18, Folder 9

Outdoor scenes ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of various outdoor scenes.
Box 18, Folder 10

Still life ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" mounted color shots of flowers and hanging fox furs on a wall.
Box 18, Folder 11

Women--casual attire ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 25 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses. Includes 4 mounted transparencies of Dorothy Roberts and Colleen Townsend.
Box 18, Folder 12

Women--close-ups ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color close-up portraits of women in various poses.
Box 18, Folder 13

Women--exterior modeling ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 28 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of women modeling outdoors. Framed in medium and long shots. Includes 5 mounted transparencies of Peggy MacLean, Toby Macklin, Jo Ann Smith, and Anne Stuart.
Box 18, Folder 14

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" and 5 x 7" color shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes. Includes 2 mounted transparencies of Barbara Lawrence and Jo Anne Smith.
Box 19, Folder 1

Women--formal attire ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of women in formal attire, such as furs and gowns. Includes 3 mounted transparencies of Jo Ann Smith.
Box 19, Folder 2

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 25 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" and 5 x 7" color shots of women modeling hats, veils, or other types of headwear. Includes 14 mounted transparencies of Marilyn Buford, Jo Ann Smith, Colleen Townsend, and Madeleine Martin.
Box 19, Folder 3

Women--props modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 33 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of women modeling with various props. Includes shots of women modeling with flowers, fruit, pottery, brushes, and fabric. Includes 6 mounted transparencies of Ferne Rice and Madeleine Martin.
Box 19, Folder 4

Women--props modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of women modeling with various props. Includes shots of women modeling with flowers, fruit, pottery, brushes, and fabric. Includes 8 mounted transparencies of Barbara Lawrence, Betty Alvord, Madelyn Martin, Marie Denham, Toby Macklin.
Box 19, Folder 5

Women--semi-formal and business attire ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of women in semi-formal and business attire, such as blouses, dresses, and suits. Includes 5 mounted transparencies of Marie Denham and Dorothy Roberts.
Box 19, Folder 6

Women--summer ware ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 11 item.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of women in bathing suites and beach or pool attire. Includes 3 mounted transparencies of Betty Alvord, Toby Macklin, and Viki Vance.
Box 19, Folder 7

Women--winter and Christmas attire modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 30 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" color shots of women modeling winter and Christmas themed attire, such as ski suits, skis, hooded coats, etc. Includes 6 mounted transparencies of Marie Denham and Madeline Martin.
Box 19, Folder 8

Women--winter and Christmas attire modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1936-1945

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" mounted color shots of women modeling winter and Christmas themed attire, such as ski suits, skis, hooded coats, etc. Includes 6 mounted transparencies of Peggy MacLean, Kerry Vaughan, Anne Stuart, Adelle Lincoln, and Ferne Rice.
 

Hollywood personalities ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 0.5 boxes, 2 oversize boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of black and white prints, Hessercolor prints, and transparencies of Hollywood personalities and Technicolor film stills shot by Edwin Bower Hesser. A select number of oversize prints were mounted for preservation purposes. Files are arranged alphabetically according to surname of featured subject(s).
Box 22, Folder 6

Astor, Mary 1931 February 25

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 7

Becky Sharp--production stills 1935

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" Hessercolor prints of stills from the motion picture Becky Sharp.
Box 22, Folder 8

Bennett, Constance ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

5 x 7" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 9

Blondell, Joan 1931 April 7

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits. Black and white color values from Hessercolor photograph.
Box 22, Folder 10

Brian, Mary ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" and 4.5 x 6.5" black and white portraits. Black and white color values from Hessercolor photograph.
Box 22, Folder 11

Brown, John Mack ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

4.5 x 6.5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 12

Carlisle, Mary 1931

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 13

Carroll, Nancy 1931 February 11

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits. 6.5 x 8.5" black and white nitrate Hessercolor negatives in Box 55 stored at nitrate vaults in Hollywood.
Box 22, Folder 14

Colbert, Claudette ca. 1932-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" Hessercolor transparency and print.
Box 22, Folder 15

Crawford, Joan ca. 1932-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" Hessercolor transparencies.
Box 22, Folder 16

Cummings, Constance ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 17

Del Rio, Dolores ca. 1932-1938

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" Hessercolor transparency and black and white portraits of black and white color values from Hessercolor.
Box 22, Folder 18

Dell, Claudia ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" and 4 x 5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 19

D'Orsay, Fifi ca. 1932-1938

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" Hessercolor transparency and black and white portraits of black and white color values from Hessercolor.
Box 22, Folder 20

Dove, Billie ca. 1932-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" Hessercolor transparency and black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 21

Evans, Madge 1931 July 7

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 9.5" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 22

Fairbanks, Douglas ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" black and white portraits (for additional Fairbanks image, see box 22, folder 23).
Box 22, Folder 23

Fairbanks, Douglas and Mary Pickford ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" black and white portrait (for additional Pickford image, see box 22, folder 23).
Box 22, Folder 24

Gaynor, Janet ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 6.5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 25

Gilbert, John ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

5 x 7" black and white portrait with Gilbert's signature printed on photograph.
Box 22, Folder 26

Gulliver, Dorothy 1928

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 27

Harlow, Jean ca. 1932-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" Hessercolor transparency.
Box 22, Folder 28

Johnson, Avis 1931 October 3

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

5 x 8" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 29

Knapp, Evelyn ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 30

La Cucaracha--production stills 1934

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" Hessercolor prints of stills from the motion picture La Cucaracha.
Box 22, Folder 31

Landi, Elissa 1931 May 14

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 32

Lee, Lila ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

7 x 5" and 6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 33

Love, Bessie ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

7.5 x 9.5" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 34

Lowell, Joan ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

5 x 7" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 35

Marsh, Marion ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 36

McConnell, Gladys ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

5 x 7" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 37

Morgan, Jeanne 1928

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

5 x 8" and 6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 38

Nissen, Greta 1931 April 8

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 39

O'Neil, Sally ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 40

O'Sullivan, Maureen 1931

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 41

Page, Anita 1931

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits. Black and white color values from Hessercolor photograph.
Box 22, Folder 42

Pickford, Mary ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

5 x 8" black and white portraits and one fragile and torn photo in mylar (for additional Pickford image, see box 22, folder 23).
Box 22, Folder 43

Sidney, Sylvia [?] ca. 1932-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" Hessercolor transparency.
Box 22, Folder 44

Stanwick, Barbara 1931 April 7

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits.
Box 22, Folder 45

Stuart, Nick ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits. Black and white color values from Hessercolor photograph.
Box 22, Folder 46

Temple, Shirley ca. 1932-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" Hessercolor print. Damaged and torn.
Box 22, Folder 47

Twelvetrees, Helen ca. 1932-1938

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" Hessercolor transparency and black and white portraits of black and white color values from Hessercolor.
Box 22, Folder 48

Valez, Lupe 1929-1931

Physical Description: 35 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" and 5 x 8" black and white portraits. One set of black and white color values from Hessercolor photograph.
Box 22, Folder 49

Wallace, Ramsey ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

5 x 7" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 50

Watts, Peggy ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" black and white portrait.
Box 22, Folder 51

White, Alice ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

5 x 7" black and white portrait.
Box 34, Folder 1

Allison, May ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white print.
Box 34, Folder 2

Amann, Betty "Bee" ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 16" black and white print.
Box 34, Folder 3

Ashcroft, Mary ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white portraits of woman in causal attire with head scarf.
Box 34, Folder 4

Banky, Vilma ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman wrapped in fabric. Includes one mounted print.
Box 34, Folder 5

Bronson, Betty ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman in casual attire with a large hat. Includes one mounted print.
Box 34, Folder 6

Byrne, Rosalind ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman semi-nude wrapped in lacy fabric, posed on a stool.
Box 34, Folder 7

Caldwell, Betty ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman semi-nude wrapped in fabric.
Box 34, Folder 8

Clark, Trilby ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman semi-nude wrapped in fabric with a head scarf.
Box 34, Folder 9

Collyer, June ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white portrait of woman in formal attire.
Box 34, Folder 10

Cornwall, Anne ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white portrait of woman in causal attire.
Box 34, Folder 11

Daw, Marjorie ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman in casual attire.
Box 34, Folder 12

Dawson, Dawn ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman semi-nude and wrapped in fabric.
Box 34, Folder 13

Dell, Claudia ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman semi-nude wrapped in fabric.
Box 34, Folder 14

Dove, Billie ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

9.5 x 12.25" black and white mounted portrait of woman wrapped in fabric with pearls around her neck.
Box 34, Folder 15

Gilmore, Glory ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman in casual attire.
Box 34, Folder 16

Hughes, Gareth ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of man in costume with a crown of twigs.
Box 34, Folder 17

Hyams, Leila ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white mounted portrait of woman semi-nude wrapped in fabric.
Box 34, Folder 18

Jewell, Betty ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman wrapped in fabric.
Box 34, Folder 19

Johnston, Julanne ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits of woman dressed in Middle Eastern costume attire. Includes one mounted print.
Box 35, Folder 1

Knight, Lillian ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white mounted portrait of Miss Los Angeles 1924 with trophies and ribbons.
Box 35, Folder 2

Lee, Lila ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white mounted portrait of woman wrapped in fabric.
Box 35, Folder 3

Leet, Marjorie ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white full body shot of woman semi-nude and wrapped in a see-through fabric.
Box 35, Folder 4

Lockridge, Tay ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 21 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits of woman in various poses wrapped in fabric.
Box 35, Folder 5

Love, Bessie ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white mounted portrait of woman in formal attire with pearls around her neck and holding a flower.
Box 35, Folder 6

MacDonald, Katharine ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman wrapped in dark fabric.
Box 35, Folder 7

McMahon, Cedrica ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman posing with flowers.
Box 35, Folder 8

Moran, Lois ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white mounted portrait of woman in casual attire with pearls around her neck.
Box 35, Folder 9

Moris, Margaret ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman wrapped in fabric and with a head scarf.
Box 35, Folder 10

O'Day, Molly ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white portrait of woman wrapped in fabric around head and shoulders.
Box 35, Folder 11

Patterson, Dial ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman wrapped in fabric.
Box 35, Folder 12

Ralston, Esther ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

9.5 x 12.25" black and white mounted portrait of woman wrapped in fabric.
Box 35, Folder 13

Ricksen, Lucille ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman semi-nude wrapped in fabric with a head scarf.
Box 35, Folder 14

Robbins, Betty ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman posing with flowers.
Box 35, Folder 15

Roche, John ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white mounted portrait of man in casual attire.
Box 35, Folder 16

Rolanda, Rose ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white full body shots of woman dressed in costumes.
Box 35, Folder 17

Taylor, Ruth ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white mounted portrait of woman semi-nude wrapped in fabric.
Box 35, Folder 18

Winter, Dale ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits of woman semi-nude wrapped in various fabrics and in a head scarf.
Box 35, Folder 19

Worth, Barbara ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait of woman in shoulder-less dress.
Box 35, Folder 20

Young, Loretta ca. 1920-1938

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white mounted portrait of woman semi-nude with furry material.
 

Prints ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 6 boxes, 19 oversize boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of black and white and Hessercolor prints of various sizes shot by Edwin Bower Hesser. Arranged in subseries A-D as follows:
  • A. Large Hessercolor, ca.1932-1943
  • B. Large black and white, ca. 1920-1945
  • C. Small black and white, ca. 1925-1945
  • D. Small Hessercolor, ca. 1932-1943.
 

A. Large Hessercolor ca.1932-1943

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of 10 x 13" prints of Edwin Bower Hesser's color process known as Hessercolor. The photographs feature anonymous models in casual, semi-formal, and formal attire; nude, semi-nude, and erotic modeling women; women in costume and festive attire; women in bathing suits; women in winter clothes; men in military uniforms; couples; models with various props; theatrical and film scenes; aerial shots; and advertising shots. Files are arranged alphabetically according to subject and model.
Box 41, Folder 1

Advertising photography (1 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of advertisements for Pabst Beer and Green Spot Soda.
Box 41, Folder 2

Advertising photography (2 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13"shots of advertisements for Green Spot Soda.
Box 41, Folder 3

Aerial shots (1 of 3) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of landscapes taken from an airplane.
Box 41, Folder 4

Aerial shots (2 of 3) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of landscapes taken from an airplane.
Box 41, Folder 5

Aerial shots (3 of 3) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13"shots of airplanes on ground and in flight. Includes shots of landscapes taken from an airplane.
Box 41, Folder 6

Blonde Model A ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of an unidentified blonde model in hat, bathing suit, and with umbrella.
Box 41, Folder 7

Blonde Model B ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified blonde model in formal and casual attire. Includes semi-nude shots.
Box 42, Folder 1

Blonde Model C ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified blonde model in formal and casual attire. Includes semi-nude shots.
Box 42, Folder 2

Blonde models (1 of 3) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various unidentified blonde models in formal and casual attire.
Box 42, Folder 3

Blonde models (2 of 3) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various unidentified blonde models in formal and casual attire.
Box 42, Folder 4

Blonde models (3 of 3) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various unidentified blonde models in formal and casual attire.
Box 42, Folder 5

Brunette Model A (1 of 10) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model A posing in a gold top and a flower print top, posing with ship steering wheel.
Box 42, Folder 6

Brunette Model A (2 of 10) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model A posing on a chair in a fuzzy yellow jacket and a blue button-down shirt.
Box 42, Folder 7

Brunette Model A (3 of 10) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model A posing with flowers and semi-nude covered in a rainbow-colored sheet.
Box 42, Folder 8

Brunette Model A (4 of 10) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model A posing semi-nude, covered in a rainbow fabric
Box 42, Folder 9

Brunette Model A (5 of 10) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model A posing semi-nude, covered in a rainbow fabric.
Box 43, Folder 1

Brunette Model A (6 of 10) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model A in various hats.
Box 43, Folder 2

Brunette Model A (7 of 10) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model A semi-nude.
Box 43, Folder 3

Brunette Model A (8 of 10) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model A in pink, silk outfit. Includes 16 x 12" pint of the same shot.
Box 43, Folder 4

Brunette Model A (9 of 10) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model A posing with an ornate scarf and semi-nude, in a transparent yellow sheet.
Box 43, Folder 5

Brunette Model A (10 of 10) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model A posing semi-nude in a black and red transparent cape while holding flowers. Includes shots of her posing with a pink embroidered top with flowers.
Box 43, Folder 6

Brunette Model B (1 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model B posing in a tulle outfit with flowers.
Box 43, Folder 7

Brunette Model B (2 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model B posing in different hats, casual attire, and formal attire.
Box 44, Folder 1

Brunette Model C (1 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model C posing in a red silk dress, in a white dress with a hat, and in a snow scene with snowballs.
Box 44, Folder 2

Brunette Model C (2 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model C posing semi-nude with an embroidered pink sheet.
Box 44, Folder 3

Brunette Model C (3 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model C posing with embroidered pink sheet wrapped around her with a flower in her hair. Includes cut-out photo.
Box 44, Folder 4

Brunette Model C (4 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model C posing with an umbrella in a studio, in Hawaiian attire with a lei, and in formal attire. Includes exterior shots in casual attire.
Box 44, Folder 5

Brunette Model C (5 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" exterior shots of unidentified Brunette Model C posing in a bathing suit with umbrella.
Box 44, Folder 6

Brunette Model C (6 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" exterior shots of unidentified Brunette Model C posing in a bathing suit with umbrella.
Box 44, Folder 7

Brunette Model D ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified brunette model posing in a ruffled blue and white formal dress.
Box 45, Folder 1

Brunette Model E (1 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model E in casual and formal attire.
Box 45, Folder 2

Brunette Model E (2 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified Brunette Model E in casual and formal attire.
Box 45, Folder 3

Brunette models (1 of 5) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various unidentified brunette models in formal and casual attire.
Box 45, Folder 4

Brunette models (2 of 5) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various unidentified brunette models in Asian attire, and bathing suits.
Box 45, Folder 5

Brunette models (3 of 5) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various unidentified brunette models in formal and casual attire.
Box 45, Folder 6

Brunette models (4 of 5) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" and 8 x 10" shots of various unidentified brunette models in formal and casual attire.
Box 45, Folder 7

Brunette models (5 of 5) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various unidentified various brunette models in casual attire.
Box 46, Folder 1

Food and color tests ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of food on display and color tests.
Box 46, Folder 2

Hesser, Eve (1 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

5 10 x 13" shots of Eve Hesser modeling Asian attire.
Box 46, Folder 3

Hesser, Eve (2 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of Eve Hesser in formal attire and with puppy.
Box 46, Folder 4

Hesser, Eve (3 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of Eve Hesser modeling with flowers and Hawaiian lei, in casual attire with hat, and in flower print dress with hat.
Box 46, Folder 5

Hesser, Eve (4 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of Eve Hesser posing with flowers.
Box 46, Folder 6

Hesser, Eve (5 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of Eve Hesser modeling festive, costumed, and ethnic attire with flowers.
Box 46, Folder 7

Hesser, Eve (6 of 6) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of Eve Hesser modeling 17th century attire with a powdered wig. Also includes shots of her wearing a Spanish style hat.
Box 46, Folder 8

Lithographs based on Hessercolor ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 12.5" lithograph portraits of women based on Hessercolor.
Box 47, Folder 1

Men portraits (1 of 4) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" portraits of unidentified men.
Box 47, Folder 2

Men portraits (2 of 4) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" portraits of unidentified men.
Box 47, Folder 3

Men portraits (3 of 4) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" portraits of unidentified men.
Box 47, Folder 4

Men portraits (4 of 4) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" portraits of unidentified men in uniform and costumes for a production.
Box 47, Folder 5

Outdoor scenes (1 of 3) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of a number of outdoor scenes. Includes a shot of UCLA's Royce Hall.
Box 47, Folder 6

Outdoor scenes (2 of 3) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of outdoor scenes.
Box 47, Folder 7

Outdoor scenes (3 of 3) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of outdoor scenes.
Box 47, Folder 8

Red-haired model ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of unidentified red-haired model in winter attire with Christmas wreath.
Box 47, Folder 9

Theatrical and film scenes (1 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" and 8 x 10" shots of actors in various unidentified theatrical and film productions.
Box 47, Folder 10

Theatrical and film scenes (2 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" and 8 x 10" shots of actors in various unidentified theatrical and film productions.
Box 48, Folder 1

Women portraits ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" portraits of unidentified women.
Box 48, Folder 2

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13", 8 x 10", and 1 mounted 8 x 10" shots of models in festive, costumed, and international attire. The mounted print is signed by Hesser.
Box 48, Folder 3

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (1 of 4) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various models in hats.
Box 48, Folder 4

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (2 of 4) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various models in hats.
Box 48, Folder 5

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (3 of 4) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various models in hats.
Box 48, Folder 6

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (4 of 4) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of various models in hats.
Box 48, Folder 7

Women--props modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" shots of models posing with cigarettes.
Box 48, Folder 8

Women--props modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 x 13" and 8 x 10" shots of models posing with flowers.
Box 48, Folder 9

Women--semi-nude, nude, and erotic attire modeling ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

10 X 13" shots of various unidentified women modeling nude in a studio or outside.
 

B. Large black and white ca. 1920-1945

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of large format black and white prints featuring portraits of models and persons photographed by Edwin Bower Hesser. The photographs feature women, men, and children in casual, semi-formal, and formal attire; nude, semi-nude and nude women; women in costume and festive attire; various animals; women in winter clothes; men in military uniforms; couples; models with various props; various exterior scenes; theatrical and film scenes; and women dancing. There are two boxes of mounted photographs signed by Hesser. Files are arranged alphabetically according to subject.
Box 24, Folder 1

Advertisements ca. 1930-1945

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13 x 16" black and white shots of various advertisement style set-ups.
Box 24, Folder 2

Animals ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits of dogs and cats.
Box 24, Folder 3

Children (1 of 4) ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified young boys and girls.
Box 24, Folder 4

Children (2 of 4) ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified young boys and girls.
Box 24, Folder 5

Children (3 of 4) ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified young boys and girls.
Box 24, Folder 6

Couples ca. 1930-1945

Physical Description: 20 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13 x 16" black and white portraits shots of various couples.
Box 24, Folder 7

Documentation and tests ca. 1930-1945

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white prints of documents and tests.
Box 24, Folder 8

Hesser, Eve (1 of 3) ca. 1930-1940

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of Hesser modeling various outfits.
Box 25, Folder 1

Hesser, Eve (2 of 3) ca. 1930-1940

Physical Description: 16 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of Hesser modeling various outfits.
Box 25, Folder 2

Hesser, Eve (3 of 3) ca. 1930-1940

Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of Hesser modeling various outfits.
Box 25, Folder 3

Men--casual attire ca. 1943-1945

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13 x 16" black and white portraits of men in casual attire.
Box 25, Folder 4

Men--costume and festive attire ca. 1940-1945

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits of men in costumes and festive attire.
Box 25, Folder 5

Men--formal attire (1 of 3) ca. 1940-1945

Physical Description: 22 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified men in formal attire (coat and tie).
Box 25, Folder 6

Men--formal attire (2 of 3) ca. 1940-1945

Physical Description: 19 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13 x 16" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified men in formal attire (coat and tie).
Box 25, Folder 7

Men--military uniforms ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white and color portraits and head shots of unidentified men in military uniforms.
Box 25, Folder 8

Men--smoking (1 of 2) ca. 1940-1945

Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits of men in various attire smoking cigarettes and pipes.
Box 25, Folder 9

Men--smoking (2 of 2) ca. 1940-1945

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13 x 16" black and white portraits of men in various attire smoking cigarettes and pipes.
Box 26, Folder 1

Outdoor scenes and buildings ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white prints of trees, nature scenes, beaches, buildings, and architecture.
Box 26, Folder 2

Outdoor scenes and trees ca. 1930-1945

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13 x 16" black and white shots of various outdoor scenes and trees.
Box 26, Folder 3

Theatrical and film productions ca. 1930-1945

Physical Description: 17 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white prints of various stills from unidentified theatrical and film productions.
Box 26, Folder 4

Women--bed, couch, and chair scenes modeling (1 of 7) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women posing while laying on a bed, couch, or chair.
Box 26, Folder 5

Women--bed, couch, and chair scenes modeling (2 of 7) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women posing while laying on a bed, couch, or chair.
Box 26, Folder 6

Women--bed, couch, and chair scenes modeling (3 of 7) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women posing while laying on a bed, couch, or chair.
Box 26, Folder 7

Women--bed, couch, and chair scenes modeling (4 of 7) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women posing while laying on a bed, couch, or chair.
Box 26, Folder 8

Women--bed, couch, and chair scenes modeling (5 of 7) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women posing while laying on a bed, couch, or chair.
Box 26, Folder 9

Women--bed, couch, and chair scenes modeling (6 of 7) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13x 16" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women posing while laying on a bed, couch, or chair.
Box 27, Folder 1

Women--casual attire (1 of 6) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 25 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 27, Folder 2

Women--casual attire (2 of 6) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 27, Folder 3

Women--casual attire (3 of 6) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 27, Folder 4

Women--casual attire (4 of 6) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 19 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 27, Folder 5

Women--casual attire (5 of 6) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 27, Folder 6

Women--casual attire (6 of 6) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 17 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 27, Folder 7

Women--close-ups (1 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 21 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white close-up portraits of women in various poses.
Box 27, Folder 8

Women--close-ups (2 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white close-up portraits of women in various poses.
Box 27, Folder 9

Women--close-ups (3 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white close-up portraits of women in various poses.
Box 28, Folder 1

Women--dance modeling ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white action shots of unidentified women dancing.
Box 28, Folder 2

Women--exterior modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of women modeling outdoors. Framed in medium and long shots.
Box 28, Folder 3

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (1 of 8) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 28, Folder 4

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (2 of 8) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 28, Folder 5

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (3 of 8) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 28, Folder 6

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (4 of 8) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 28, Folder 7

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (5 of 8) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 28, Folder 8

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (6 of 8) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 28, Folder 9

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (7 of 8) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 29, Folder 1

Women--formal attire (1 of 3) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 16 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women in formal attire, such as furs and gowns.
Box 29, Folder 2

Women--formal attire (2 of 3) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women in formal attire, such as furs and gowns.
Box 29, Folder 3

Women--formal attire (3 of 3) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white portraits and head shots of women in formal attire, such as gowns.
Box 29, Folder 4

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (1 of 3) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling hats, veils, or other types of headwear. Includes a hand colored print.
Box 29, Folder 5

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (2 of 3) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 16 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling hats, veils, or other types of headwear.
Box 29, Folder 6

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (3 of 3) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 17 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13 x 16" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling hats, veils, or other types of headwear.
Box 29, Folder 7

Women--interior modeling ca. 1940-1945

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13 x 16" black and white portrait shots of women modeling various clothes indoors. All shots framed in medium and long or long shots.
Box 29, Folder 8

Women--props modeling (1 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of women modeling with various props. Includes shots of women modeling with flowers, fruit, house ware, and art props.
Box 29, Folder 9

Women--props modeling (2 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 11 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of women modeling with various props. Includes shots of women modeling with flowers, fruit, pottery, brushes, and fabric.
Box 30, Folder 1

Women--props modeling (3 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 16 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13 x 16" black and white portrait shots of women modeling with various props. Includes shots of women modeling with flowers, fruit, shoes, brushes, and fabric.
Box 30, Folder 2

Women--props modeling (4 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 13 x 16" black and white portrait shots of women modeling with various props. Includes shots of women modeling with flowers, fruit, shoes, brushes, and fabric.
Box 30, Folder 3

Women--semi-formal and business attire (1 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women in semi-formal and business attire, such as blouses, dresses, and suits.
Box 30, Folder 4

Women--semi-formal and business attire (2 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 11 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women in semi-formal and business attire, such as blouses, dresses, and suits.
Box 30, Folder 5

Women--semi-formal and business attire (3 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 11 item.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portraits and head shots of women in semi-formal and business attire, such as blouses, dresses, and suits.
Box 30, Folder 6

Women--semi-formal and business attire (4 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white portraits and head shots of women in semi-formal and business attire, such as blouses, dresses, and suits.
Box 30, Folder 7

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling (1 of 3) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire.
Box 30, Folder 8

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling (2 of 3) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire.
Box 30, Folder 9

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling (3 of 3) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire.
Box 31, Folder 1

Women--winter attire modeling ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of women modeling winter attire.
Box 31, Folder 2

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (1 of 8) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 19 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
Box 31, Folder 3

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (2 of 8) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
Box 31, Folder 4

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (3 of 8) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
Box 31, Folder 5

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (4 of 8) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
Box 31, Folder 6

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (5 of 8) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
Box 31, Folder 7

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (6 of 8) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
Box 31, Folder 8

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (7 of 8) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

13 x 16" black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
Box 32, Folder 1

Children (4 of 4) ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

16 x 20" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified young boys and girls.
Box 32, Folder 2

Men--formal attire (3 of 3) ca. 1940-1945

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

16 x 20" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified men in formal attire (coat and tie).
Box 32, Folder 3

Women--bed, couch, and chair scenes modeling (7 of 7) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

16 x 20" black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women posing while laying on a bed, couch, or chair.
Box 32, Folder 4

Women--casual attire, mounted ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

14 x 17" color portrait of woman in casual attire. Portrait is black and white, but colored with color pencil.
Box 32, Folder 5

Women--casual attire, mounted ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

16 x 20" color portrait of woman wrapped in casual attire with scarf around neck. Portrait is black and white, but painted over with various colors.
Box 32, Folder 6

Women--close-ups (4 of 4) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

16 x 20" black and white close-up portraits of women in various poses.
Box 32, Folder 7

Women--exterior modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

16 x 20" black and white portrait shots of a women modeling imposed on paper with shot of building imposed on paper.
Box 32, Folder 8

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (8 of 8) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

16 x 20" black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 32, Folder 9

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (8 of 8) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

16 x 20" black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
Box 32, Folder 10

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling, mounted ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

16 x 20" color portrait of woman semi-nude. Portrait is black and white, but painted over with various colors.
Box 32, Folder 11

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric, mounted ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

14 x 17" color portrait of woman wrapped in spider-web shawl. Portrait is black and white, but colored with color pencil.
Box 32, Folder 12

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric, mounted ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

16 x 20" color portrait of woman wrapped in multi-colored fabric with furry edge. Portrait is black and white, but painted over with various colors.
Box 36, Folder 1

Mounted Photographs (1of 2) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" and 16 x 20" black and white and Hessercolor mounted prints of various portraits of men and women. Some mounted prints have Hesser's autograph.
Box 49, Folder 1

Mounted Photographs (2 of 2) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 29 items.

Scope and Content Note

11 x 14" black and white mounted prints of various portraits of women. Some mounted prints have Hesser's autograph.
Box 57, Folder 1

Dove, Billie

Box 57, Folder 2

Pickford, Mary

Box 57, Folder 3

Woman and child

Box 57, Folder 4

Woman--headshot

Box 57, Folder 5

Man--headshot

 

C. Small black and white ca. 1925-1945

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of small format black and white prints featuring portraits of models and persons photographed by Edwin Bower Hesser. The photographs feature women, men, and children in casual, semi-formal, and formal attire; nude, semi-nude, and erotic modeling women; women in costume and festive attire; various animals; women in bathing suits; women in winter clothes; men in military uniforms; couples; models with various props; various exterior scenes; theatrical and film scenes; and women dancing. Files are arranged alphabetically according to subject.
Box 23, Folder 1

Animals ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white photographs of various animals such as dogs, cats, and deer.
Box 23, Folder 2

Book of dance poses ca. 1920-1935

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

9 x 12" homemade book of black and white photographs featuring nude and semi-nude women models in various dance poses.
Box 23, Folder 3

Carroll, Earl ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portrait of a man in formal attire.
Box 23, Folder 4

Children (1 of 2) ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified young boys and girls.
Box 23, Folder 5

Children (2 of 2) ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 38 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified young boys and girls.
Box 23, Folder 6

Couples ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 33 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits of couples in different poses.
Box 23, Folder 7

Fairbanks [?] ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 8.5" black and white portraits of a woman in various poses in various attire. Back of some of photographs say "Fairbanks."
Box 23, Folder 8

Hesser Studio Storefront ca. 1940-1950

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" black and white exterior shot of Edwin Bower Hesser's photography studio
Box 23, Folder 9

Hesser, Eve ca. 1930-1940

Physical Description: 26 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various size black and white portraits.
Box 23, Folder 10

Higby ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

5 x 8" black and white portraits of a woman with curly hair.
Box 23, Folder 11

Men--casual attire ca. 1940-1945

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits of men in casual attire.
Box 23, Folder 12

Men--costume and festive attire ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 16 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits of men in costumes and festive attire.
Box 23, Folder 13

Men--formal attire ca. 1940-1945

Physical Description: 52 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified men in formal attire (coat and tie).
Box 23, Folder 14

Men--military uniforms ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 11 item.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified men in military uniforms.
Box 23, Folder 15

Miscellaneous Subjects ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 33 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white shots of miscellaneous subjects such as architecture and dupes of travel photos.
Box 23, Folder 16

Outdoor scenes and trees ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 87 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white shots of various outdoor scenes and trees.
Box 50, Folder 1

Photographs not shot by Hesser ca. 1935-1950

Physical Description: 38 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white headshots and portraits of models and children shot by other photographers and submitted to Hesser.
Box 50, Folder 2

Tests--contact sheets ca. 1930-1945

Physical Description: 35 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white contact sheets from 4 x 5" negatives.
Box 50, Folder 3

Tests--contact sheets of negatives (1 of 2) ca. 1930-1945

Physical Description: 85 items.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" black and white contact sheets of 4 x 5" negatives. Sheets are negative black and white values.
Box 50, Folder 4

Tests--contact sheets of negatives (2 of 2) ca. 1930-1945

Physical Description: 29 items.

Scope and Content Note

9 x 10" black and white contact sheets of 4 x 5" negatives. Sheets are negative black and white values.
Box 50, Folder 5

Tests--Hessercolor black and white values ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 22 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits from 3 color Hessercolor negatives.
Box 50, Folder 6

Tests--Retouching notes on contact prints ca. 1930-1945

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white contact prints with Hesser's retouching notes.
Box 50, Folder 7

Tests-still life ca. 1930-1940

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white photographs of still life and paintings
Box 50, Folder 8

Theatrical and film scenes ca. 1930-1940

Physical Description: 11 item.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white photographs of various unidentified theatrical and film productions.
Box 50, Folder 9

Wilson, Margaret ca. 1925-1935

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5" black and white portraits of President Woodrow Wilson's daughter.
Box 50, Folder 10

Women--bed and couch scenes modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 23 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women posing while laying on a bed or couch.
Box 50, Folder 11

Women--bed and couch scenes modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 40 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women posing while laying on a bed or couch.
Box 51, Folder 1

Women--casual attire ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 76 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 51, Folder 2

Women--close-ups ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 24 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white close-up portraits of women in various poses.
Box 51, Folder 3

Women--dance modeling ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white action shots of unidentified women dancing.
Box 51, Folder 4

Women--exterior modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 60 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling outdoors. Framed in medium and long shots.
Box 51, Folder 5

Women--exterior modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 33 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling outdoors. Framed in medium and long shots.
Box 51, Folder 6

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (1 of 3) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 21 item.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 51, Folder 7

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (2 of 3) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 22 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 51, Folder 8

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling (3 of 3) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 32 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 51, Folder 9

Women--formal attire ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 44 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of women in formal attire, such as furs and gowns.
Box 51, Folder 10

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 19 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of women modeling hats, veils, or other types of headwear.
Box 52, Folder 1

Women--interior modeling ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 11 item.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling various clothes indoors. All shots framed in medium and long or long shots.
Box 52, Folder 2

Women--props modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 20 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling with various props. Includes shots of women modeling with flowers, fruit, house ware, and art props.
Box 52, Folder 3

Women--props modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1925-1945

Physical Description: 25 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling with various props. Includes shots of women modeling with flowers, fruit, house ware, and art props.
Box 52, Folder 4

Women--semi-formal and business attire ca. 1935-1945

Physical Description: 48 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portraits and head shots of women in semi-formal and business attire, such as blouses, dresses, and suits.
Box 52, Folder 5

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling (1 of 7) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 46 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire.
Box 52, Folder 6

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling (2 of 7) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 45 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire.
Box 52, Folder 7

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling (3 of 7) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 40 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire.
Box 52, Folder 8

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling (4 of 7) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 54 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire.
Box 52, Folder 9

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling (5 of 7) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 33 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire.
Box 52, Folder 10

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling (6 of 7) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 23 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire.
Box 52, Folder 11

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling (7 of 7) ca. 1920-1945

Physical Description: 52 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, and revealing attire.
Box 53, Folder 1

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (1 of 3) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 27 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
Box 53, Folder 2

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (2 of 3) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 26 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
Box 53, Folder 3

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric (3 of 3) ca. 1920-1940

Physical Description: 37 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of black and white portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.
 

D. Small Hessercolor ca. 1932-1943

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of smaller format prints of Edwin Bower Hesser's color process known as Hessercolor. The photographs feature women, men, and children in casual, semi-formal, and formal attire; nude, semi-nude, and erotic modeling women; women in costume and festive attire; various animals; women in bathing suits; women in winter clothes; men in military uniforms; couples; models with various props; various exterior scenes; theatrical and film scenes; and women dancing. Files are arranged alphabetically according to subject.
Box 53, Folder 4

Buildings and aerial shots ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor prints of a building an aerial shot.
Box 53, Folder 5

Hesser, Eve ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor portraits.
Box 53, Folder 6

Incomplete Hessercolor prints ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of incomplete Hessercolor prints, consisting of gelatin transparencies and single color layer prints.
Box 53, Folder 7

Men--uniforms ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" Hessercolor portrait shots of outside in uniform.
Box 53, Folder 8

Still life ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor prints of objects such as plates of food, dresses, and flowers.
Box 53, Folder 9

Theatrical and film scenes ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor prints of various unidentified theatrical and film productions.
Box 53, Folder 10

Women--casual attire ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor portraits and head shots of unidentified women in casual attire, such as sweaters, blouses, and dresses.
Box 53, Folder 11

Women--exterior modeling ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" Hessercolor portrait shots of women modeling outdoors. Framed in medium and long shots.
Box 54, Folder 1

Women--festive, international, ruffled, and costume attire modeling ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10" Hessercolor portraits and head shots of women modeling ruffled, low cut, and strapless attire. Includes shots of women in Latin-inspired dress and women in various costumes.
Box 54, Folder 2

Women--formal attire ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor portraits and head shots of women in formal attire, such as furs and gowns.
Box 54, Folder 3

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (1 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 17 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor portraits and head shots of women modeling hats, veils, or other types of headwear.
Box 54, Folder 4

Women--hats, veils, and headwear modeling (2 of 2) ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor portraits and head shots of women modeling hats, veils, or other types of headwear.
Box 54, Folder 5

Women--props modeling ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor portrait shots of women modeling with various props. Includes shots of women modeling with flowers, fruit, house ware, and art props.
Box 54, Folder 6

Women--semi-formal and business attire ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor portraits and head shots of women in semi-formal and business attire, such as blouses, dresses, and suits.
Box 54, Folder 7

Women--semi-nude, nude, erotic attire modeling ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor portrait shots of women modeling semi-nude, nude, and in lingerie, erotic, revealing attire.
Box 54, Folder 8

Women--wrapped in mesh or fabric ca. 1932-1943

Physical Description: 17 items.

Scope and Content Note

Various sizes of Hessercolor portrait shots of naked or semi-nude women wrapped in mesh or fabric.