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Ruwedel (Mark) Photographs
PC 042  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
    Title: Mark Ruwedel photographs
    Creator: Ruwedel, Mark, 1954-
    Identifier/Call Number: PC 042
    Physical Description: 4.44 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1996-2006
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Biographical / Historical

    Mark Ruwedel was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1954. He is a landscape photographer, with much of his work documenting the American West and the California desert region. Ruwedel is a Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item, date]; Mark Ruwedel photographs, PC 042; [Box number, folder number]; California Historical Society.

    Scope and Content

    Collection comprises seven, black and white, gelatin silver print photographs taken by Mark Ruwedel between 1996 and 2006. One photograph, Death Valley #16 (2001) shows an abandoned railroad trestle in Death Valley, California. The other prints in this collection are from Ruwedel's Desert Sidings series, including Bagdad (1996); Pisgah (1996); Klondike (1996); Siberia (1996); Essex (2002); and Cadiz (2006). These images show various locations in the Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California. The photographs are part of Ruwedel's larger series, Westward the Course of Empire and were featured in the California Historical Society's 2019 exhibition of the same name.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Mark Ruwedel, was not transferred to the California Historical Society (CHS). Permission for reproduction or publication of materials in this collection beyond that allowed by fair use must be secured from the copyright holder.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Deserts -- California -- Pictorial works
    Railroads -- California -- Pictorial works
    Trestles -- California -- Pictorial works
    Gelatin silver prints