George Eastman House

Overview

Roger Fenton; Lieu.t Gen.l Sir George Brown & Staff (1855)ARTstor has collaborated with the George Eastman House to add more than 1,000 new images to the Digital Library. The world's oldest museum of photography is now represented in ARTstor 22,225 examples of photographs, from early daguerreotypes to contemporary prints. The additional images significantly increase the number of photographs available to ARTstor users for teaching and scholarship.

The collection represents photographs ranging from early to contemporary photography. Of particular note is an important collection of daguerreotypes produced by the Boston photographic firm of Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes, whose artistic portraiture established them as the first masters of photography in the United States. Other notable portraits include those taken by Julia Margaret Cameron, the 19th century British photographer known for her portrait studies of Victorian luminaries. Beyond portraiture, there are fine examples of 19th century travel and landscape photography, whether focused on the Middle East (Abdullah Frères, Fèlix Bonfils), or the American West (William Henry Jackson, Carleton Watkins). Also well-represented is the 19th century French photographer, Eugène Atget, whose images of Parisian street scenes and architecture would influence later Modernist photographers. Figures from the Modernist Photo-Secession movement are featured with works by Edward Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Gertrude Kasebier, and Francis Bruguière. Other 20th century photographers will also be included, such as Margaret Bourke-White, Brassaï, Walker Evans, Andreas Feininger, Victor Keppler, Nickolas Muray, Arnold Newman, Arthur Rothstein, Aaron Siskind, Paul Strand, and Minor White.


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Collection information

Total size of collection* 22,225
Percentage of completion 100%
Search terms eastmanhouse
Collection URL http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/eastmanhouse

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: May 25, 2012

Image Credits

Roger Fenton; Lieu.t Gen.l Sir George Brown & Staff (1855); George Eastman House

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