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Wim Swaan photograph collection, 1951-1995

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Swann (Wim) photograph collection
Series II. Other photographs, 1951-1995, bulk 1988-1995 14.5 Linear Feet
Series II contains photographs not published in book format by Swaan of various geographical regions. Coverage is extensive for Islamic Turkey and Egypt, Ancient Egypt, India, Pakistan, the landscape of the American West, and stained glass. Some images of sites in Turkey, Egypt and India duplicate those in Series I, which Swaan shot approximately twenty five years earlier. Most images are represented only in color transparencies and slides, and do not exist in printed form. A number of images were held at photo stockhouses for commercial sale.
Arrangement note
Materials are arranged by photographic campaign in rough chronological order.
Photographic experiments, circa 1964
Materials documenting Swaan's experimentation with different techniques. Primarily photographs taken in and around Swaan's first New York apartment in 1964.
box folder
59 1 Notes
Black-and-white images
box
56-59 Photographs
Versos of many of the prints contain Swaan's annotations.
box
112 Polaroids
112 Negatives
112 Color slides and transparencies
box folder
59 2 Europe, 1951-1952
Black-and-white contact prints.
South Africa, circa late 1950s
Images of early paintings and architecture, people types, landscape views, buildings, and animals from various regions.
Black-and-white images
box folder
59 3 Contact prints
box
113 Negatives
113 Color slides
Greece (Acropolis), circa early 1960s
All images are black-and-white.
box folder
59 4 Photographs
59 5 Contact prints
Noted on many of the sheets: "Negatives with Gordon Bishop".
New York, and Wyndover Woods, circa 1964
All images are black-and-white. Includes images of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Flatiron Building.
box folder
59 6 Photographs
59 6 Contact prints
59 6 Polaroids
box
142 Negatives
box folder
59 7 Portugal, circa 1960s
Black-and-white contact prints.
Miscellaneous, undated
Includes images of objects from the Marjorie Merriweather Post Russian Collection, and of various locations in Europe, the Near East and the Far East.
Black-and-white images
box folder
59 8-10 Photographs
59 8-10 Contact prints
box
114 Negatives
114 Color slides and transparencies
India, 1988
Black-and-white images
box folder
60 3 Photographs of Khajuraho
box
60, 118-121 Contact prints
box
110-111 Negatives
Black-and-white negatives filed with black-and-white negatives for Art and Architecture of Nepal. See Series I, Boxes 110-111.
box
118-122 Color transparencies and slides
Includes images of Agra, Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri, Baria, Ajmer, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Mt. Abu, Khajuraho, Delhi.
Pakistan, 1988
Black-and-white images
box
60, 117 Contact prints
box
110-111 Negatives
Black-and-white negatives filed with black-and-white negatives for Art and Architecture of Nepal. See Series I, Boxes 110-111.
box
117, 122 Color transparencies and slides
Egypt, Yemen, Damascus, 1990
Black-and-white images
box folder
60 5 Photographs
box
60, 123-127 Contact prints
box
130 Negatives
box
123-129 Color transparencies and slides
Boxes 128-129 contain mostly color slides of Islamic Egypt returned from the FPG [Freelance Photographers Guild].
Turkey, 1992
Black-and-white images
box folder
60 7-8 Photographs
box
61, 131-135 Contact prints
box
138-139 Negatives
Includes some negatives from 1962.
Color transparencies and slides
box
131-133, 136-137 West cities
box
134-137 East cities
box folder
61 3-4 Uncontracted and non-book photographs, undated
Mix of all styles and periods.
61 5-7 Contact prints not for Elek, 1968-1969, 1971-1972
Mix of all styles and periods.
box
115-116 Stained glass, 1986
Color slides and transparencies.
box folder
140 1 England, 1994
Color slides.
box
140-141 Italy, 1994-1995
Color slides and some black-and-white negatives and contact prints. Swaan's last photo expedition.
American landscape 1975-1995
Mostly color slides and transparencies, with some black-and-white contact prints and black-and-white negatives throughout.
box
142 Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico, 1975-1976
142 New Orleans plantation houses, 1977
142 New Mexico and Arizona, 1980, 1995
box
143 Yellowstone and the Tetons, 1982
143 Oregon and Colorado, 1983-1985
box
144 Grand Canyon, 1984
144 Alaska, Vancouver and Puget Sound, 1984
144 Death Valley and Southern States, undated
Includes images of Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.
box
145 New York, 1977-1993
145 Colorado and California, 1982
box
146 California, 1987-1988
box
147 Various places in the Eastern United States, 1988-1989
Includes images of New York, Washington (D.C.), Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, and specifically Philadelphia, University of Virginia, Monticello, Station St. Louis, and Amish Country.
147 Southwest tour, 1991
147 Quebec City, 1994


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