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Georges Pélissier Photographs and Papers, ca. 1872-1925

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Finding Aid for the George Pélissier Photographs and Papers, 1872-1925

Scope and Content of Collection

The Georges Pélissier archive contain photographs and some photocopies of published writings. The articles pertain to decorative arts, sculptures, and artists. The more than 4,000 photographs represent five different formats: photoprints on paper, black and white glass stereographs, black and white lantern slides, autochromes, and glass negatives. The majority of the photographs are of different places, many of which were subsequently altered in the course of two world wars, and a number of images of decorative arts and sculptures. There is also a large number of portraits of Pélissier's family and friends. The remainder of the collection consists of a sample of the boxes for the stereo views and a few of the original supplies used to preserve the plates. The collection's arrangement generally reflects Pélissier's organization, particularly in the photographic component.

Arrangement note

The collection is organized in eight series:
Series I. Published articles, 1907-1908, undated;
Series II. Personal photoprints, ca. 1900-1925;
Series III. Stereo views, ca. 1900-1925;
Series IV. Lantern slides, ca. 1872-1925;
Series V. Autochromes, ca. 1907-1914;
Series VI. Negatives, ca. 1900-1920;
Series VII. Original boxes for stereo views, 1904(?), undated;
Series VIII. Photographic supplies, 1920-1925, undated

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