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Finding Aid for the Ernest Mitchell Pratt Collection of Photographs, ca. 1920-1940
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ernest Mitchell Pratt Collection of Photographs,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1920-1940
    Collection number: 1217
    Creator: Pratt, Ernest Mitchell, 1876-1945
    Extent: 7 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Ernest Mitchell Pratt (1876-1945) was a commercial photographer and California pictorialist. The collection consists of approximately 500 photographs by Pratt, and works by Viroque Baker.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Price, 1976.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ernest Mitchell Pratt Collection of Photographs (Collection 1217). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Pratt was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 24, 1876; was a commercial photographer and California pictorialist; shared a studio with Viroque Baker in Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California (ca. 1929-32); died in Los Angeles, August 23, 1945.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of approximately 500 photographs by photographer and California pictorialist Ernest Pratt. Includes many untitled photos and exhibition prints. Also includes photos of various locations including California and Mexico and works by Viroque Baker.

    Expanded Scope and Content Note

    Collection of photographs, v.p. (California and Mexico) ca. 1920-1940. Ernest Pratt was a commercial photographer and a California Pictorialist. At one time Viroque Baker worked with him and her name appears withhis on some of the photographs. For the most part, the photographs are untitled; they have been grouped by subject matter and are of various sizes. Many are exhibition prints. Brittle and deteriorating mounts have been trimmed for better preservation. The size before trimming is indicated on the verso.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Arranged by subject matter.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Pratt, Ernest Mitchell, 1876-1945--Archives.
    Photographers--California--Archival resources.
    Baker, Viroque.

    Related Material

    Ernest Mitchell Pratt Photographs of Mark Daniels' Architecture (Collection 2109). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.