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Louis Shawl collection

Identifier: AG 279

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several Gelatin Silver Photographs, which include 4 portraits of Louis Shawl by Johan Hagemeyer,10 portraits of unidentified man by unknown photographer and a photocopy of two page article about Johan Hagemeyer by Louis Shawl, Japan, undated. As well, there was an envelope for Shawl that contained the 4 portraits.


  • Creation: undated

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Biographical / Historical

Louis Shawl (1905-1998) was a graphic designer and teacher who taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts. He co-lead the design team Shawl, Nyeland, and Seavey and served as the manager of the Graphic Communications unit of Walter Landor. He was one of the founding members of the San Francisco Advertising Club and the Art Directors and Artists club of San Francisco. During the Great Depression, Shawl was a photographer and became good friends with Johan Hagemeyer, who would later teach him about photography.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

.95 Cubic Feet : 1 box

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  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


The Louis Shawl collection consists of 11 silver gelatin prints of several unidentified men by an unknown photographer, 4 portraits of Louis Shawl by Johan Hagemeyer, and an article written about Hagemeyer by Shawl.

Custodial History

Collection donated by Stephen Shawl

Related Materials

AG 44 Johan Hagemeyer collection

Processing Information

Finding Aid created by Elias Larralde in 2021

Louis Shawl Collection
Elias Larralde
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States