Finding aid to Mark Ruwedel photographs PC 042

Jaime Henderson
California Historical Society
October 2019
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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

Box 01

Death Valley #16 2001

Box 02, Folder 01

Bagdad 1996

Box 02, Folder 02

Pisgah 1996

Box 02, Folder 03

Klondike 1996

Box 02, Folder 04

Siberia 1996

Box 02, Folder 05

Essex 2002

Box 02, Folder 06

Cadiz 2006