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Finding aid to Charcoal Sketches of Los Angeles, California, circa 1934-1947
BANC PIC 1979.124--B  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Charcoal Sketches of Los Angeles, California
    Date (inclusive): circa 1934-1947
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1979.124--B
    Creator: Wardman, John W.
    Extent: 50 drawings: charcoal on paper; 23 x 30 cm. 50 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Charcoal sketches of Los Angeles, which date from circa 1934 to circa 1947, are an extensive collection of 50 drawings made by John Wardman.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection stored off-site. Advance notice required for use.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charcoal Sketches of Los Angeles, California, BANC PIC 1979.124--B, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

    Related Collections

    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1979.069--C:
    Title: Lithographs of Los Angeles, Calif.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
    Online Archive of California.
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Charcoal drawings.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Charcoal sketches of Los Angeles were a gift of the artist in 1979.

    Scope and Content

    The Charcoal sketches of Los Angeles, which date from circa 1934 to circa 1947, are an extensive collection of 50 drawings made by John Wardman. Wardman was a British-born artist who emigrated to California in the 1930's. His work has been displayed in a number of exhibitions and museums. Many of the sketches depict parts of Los Angeles subsequently demolished to make way for Union Station. Together with the scenes from Chinatown (which are also included in the collection) these sketches record an era in the metropolitan history of Los Angeles that may have otherwise faded without a trace. Almost all the sketches display the facades of civic buildings or the everyday, street-level dealings of merchants and tradesmen.