Sources of Architectural Photography?

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Matt2
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Re: Sources of Architectural Photography?

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Half tones would be take from prints and its the prints I'm after. I assume the photographers kept their negatives. But fingers crossed that the main archive will allow staff to enter and make scans. This does limit the selection to those either online or that I've already seen, so pouring through collections to find the perfect photo won't always be an option.

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Re: Sources of Architectural Photography?

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Poring. So, a halftone plate can be made from a digital scan ?

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Mark Hertzberg
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Re: Sources of Architectural Photography?

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Photographers were not supposed to keep their negatives. They went to the “ morgue” or newspaper library, more so at the metros or big city papers. Regrettably at the Racine paper where I worked from 1978-2012, they regularly landfills negs after seven years until the mid 1970s. And yes, digital scan continuous tone photos can be converted into halftones.
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Re: Sources of Architectural Photography?

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Mark, in your experience what do book publishers do about illustrations ? Do they typically own the rights, if not the physical matter, for photos, drawings, etc ?

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https://www.nytimes.com/1964/05/28/arch ... -sold.html

Through EJKauffman’s retail advertising connections with TIME/ LIFE magazines, Wright was well published by TIME, LIFE, and their family of other magazines which included Architectural Forum and House and Home and after 1990, Sunset.

T/L cancelled Forum and sold H&H in 1964. I don’t know if Time Warner held the archives of these titles the way it did with TIME and LIFE, but it may have.


Time Warner acquired Sunset in 1990, and sold it in 2017, but its archive had been donated to Stanford well before the sale. Try searching Stanford for Sunset images.

House Beautiful is a Hearst owned mag and has been since 1934. Not sure how much of their archive they have retained.

Roderick Grant
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Re: Sources of Architectural Photography?

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House and Home archives are at Univ. of Pennsylvania, from 1952 to 1982.

Matt2
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Re: Sources of Architectural Photography?

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U Penn doesn't have H&H's archive but has been helpful in tracking down some other resources. Tough to access stuff when so many places are locked up tight. What a great year for University Librarians...an 8 month paid vacation.

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