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Pictorialism (Photography movement)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on the late 19th century and early 20th century photography movement interested in recognition of photography as an art form and often represented by soft-focus, impressionistic images.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Balcomb collection

Identifier: AG 180

Papers, technical notes, and photographs of Robert “Sam” Balcomb (b. 11 March 1926), photographer and student of William Mortensen from 1956-1957. Photographs were transferred to the CCP fine print collection.

Dates: 1956-circa 1975

A. Aubrey Bodine collection

Identifier: AG 139

Study prints of photographs made by A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970), pictorialist salon photographer and staff photographer of the Baltimore Sun newspaper.

Dates: undated

Miscellaneous artwork collection

Identifier: AG 21

Photographic postcards, Polaroid photographs, a group of "Pictorialist Christmas Cards," negatives and proof sheets, color transparencies and other artwork in various media. The bulk of this collection consists of material sent as correspondence to the director of the Center for Creative Photography beginning in 1976. The collection is active.

Dates: 1976, 2005

William Mortensen collection

Identifier: AG 147
Abstract Papers and photographic materials, 1890s-1986, of William Mortensen (1897-1965), photographer, author, and teacher. The bulk of the collection dates from 1950-1965. Includes manuscripts by and about Mortensen, incoming and outgoing correspondence with publishers, personal letters, family photographs, clippings, tear sheets, and posthumous correspondence between his widow and biographers and researchers including photographic historian Deborah Irmas. Documentation of the 1979 retrospective...
Dates: circa 1890s-1986

Grey Silva collection

Identifier: AG 134

Papers and photographic materials of Grey Silva (1911-1997), photographer. Silva was a student and friend of William Mortensen. Some of the materials in this collection were given by William Mortensen to Silva. Included are negatives and contact prints of both Silva and Mortensen, correspondence, personal papers, and publications by Mortensen. The CCP print collection includes approximately 400 fine prints acquired at the same time.

Dates: 1918-1980