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    Related Resources Selected Bibliography Note: For additional material relating to Carl Van Vechten, researchers are encouraged to use Bruce Kellner's bibliography. Selected works pertaining to Van Vechten's photographic work are listed below.
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    Rights and Access The Library of Congress does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not license or charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material.
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    Technical Information Cataloging the Collection Most of the Prints and Photographs Division's cataloging is considered "minimal level," because information is often limited to what is provided with the picture rather than what could be learned by fully researching the image. The following comments explain the general cataloging guidelines. They also point out which catalog record information is most useful for citing pictorial materials in research notes...
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    Additional Collections Researchers should contact the individual institutions regarding scope of the collections listed and access to the material.
    • Date: 1932
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    Biography and Chronology Biography Carl Van Vechten was born on June 17, 1880 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At an early age, he developed an interest in music and theater, which he found hard to satisfy in his hometown. He left Iowa in 1899 to attend the University of Chicago. In Chicago he was able to explore art, music, and opera. He became interested in writing and contributed...
    • Date: 1932
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    Occupational Index The Occupational Index highlights those prominent individuals who are listed in the Biographical Index of The American Heritage Dictionary (1985). Individuals have been organized according to their primary description in the Biographical Index and are not cross-referenced to other occupational titles that may apply.
    • Date: 1932
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    Actors [Detail] Portrait of Judith Anderson. 1934. More Judith Anderson [Detail] Portrait of Tallulah Bankhead. 1934. More Tallulah Bankhead [Detail] Portrait of Ethel Barrymore. 1937 [Detail] Portrait of Barbara Bel Geddes, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 1955. More Barbara Bel Geddes [Detail] Portrait of Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire. 1948. More Marlon Brando [Detail] Portrait of Carol Channing. 1956. More Carol Channing...
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    African-American Leaders [Detail] Portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune. 1949. More Mary McLeod Bethune [Detail] Portrait of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois. 1946. [Detail] Portrait of Roy Wilkins. 1958. More Roy Wilkins
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    Artists [Detail] Portrait of Marc Chagall. 1941. More Marc Chagall [Detail] Portrait of Giorgio De Chirico. 1936. More Giorgio De Chirico [Detail] Portrait of Salvador Dali. 1954. More Salvador Dali [Detail] Portrait of William Hopper. 1934. More William Hopper [Detail] Portrait of Diego Rivera and Frida [Kahlo] Rivera. 1932. More Frida Kahlo [Detail] Portrait of Rockwell Kent. 1933 [Detail] Portrait of Marie Laurencin. 1949 [Detail]...
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    Authors [Detail] Portrait of Sherwood Anderson. 1933. More Sherwood Anderson [Detail] Portrait of Gertrude Atherton, Burlingame. 1933. [Detail] Portrait of W.H. Auden. 1939. More W.H. Auden [Detail] Portrait of James Baldwin. 1955. [Detail] Portrait of Arna Bontemps. 1939. [Detail] Portrait of Louis Bromfield. 1933. More Louis Bromfield [Detail] Portrait of James Branch Cabell. 1935. [Detail] Portrait of Erskine Caldwell. 1938. [Detail] Portrait of Truman Capote....
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    Choreographers [Detail] Portrait of Alvin Ailey. 1955. More Alvin Ailey [Detail] Portrait of Agnes De Mille, in 3 Virgins and a Devil. 1941. More Agnes De Mille [Detail] Portrait of Martha Graham and Bertram Ross, faces touching, in Visionary recital. 1961. More Martha Graham
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    Composers [Detail] Portrait of Samuel Barber. 1944. [Detail] Portrait of George M. Cohan. 1935. More George M. Cohan [Detail] Portrait of Gian Carlo Menotti. 1944.
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    Conductors [Detail] Portrait of Leonard Bernstein. 1944. [Detail] Portrait of Carlos Chavez. 1937. [Detail] Portrait of Jose Iturbi. 1933. More Jose Iturbi [Detail] Portrait of George Szell. 1954. More George Szell
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    Dancers [Detail] Portrait of Alexandra Danilova, as Fanny Cerrito in Pas de Quatre. 1948. [Detail] Portrait of Melissa Hayden, in ballet costume by Kariaska. 1956. More Melissa Hayden [Detail] Portrait of Alicia Markova, Bluebird variations, Sleeping Beauty. 1940. More Alicia Markova
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    Educators [Detail] Portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune. 1949. More Mary McLeod Bethune [Detail] Portrait of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois. 1946.
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    Journalists and Publishers [Detail] Portrait of Bennett Cerf. 1932. [Detail] Portrait of Alfred A. Knopf. 1935. More Alfred A. Knopf [Detail] Portrait of Clare Boothe Luce. 1932. More Clare Boothe Luce [Detail] Portrait of H.L. Mencken. 1932. [Detail] Portrait of Alexander Woollcott. 1939. More Alexander Woollcott
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    Musicians [Detail] Portrait of Dave Brubeck, with sheet music as backdrop. 1954. More Dave Brubeck [Detail] Portrait of Cab Calloway. 1933. More Cab Calloway [Detail] Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie (John Birks). 1955. More Dizzy Gillespie [Detail] Portrait of William Christopher Handy. 1941. [Detail] Portrait of Dame Myra Hess. 1937. [Detail] Portrait of Artur Rubenstein. 1937. More Artur Rubinstein [Detail] Portrait of Efrem Zimbalist. 1933. More...
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    Photographers [Detail] Portrait of Antony Armstrong-Jones. 1958. More Antony Armstrong-Jones [Detail] Portrait of Man Ray, Paris. 1934. More Man Ray [Detail] Portrait of Alfred Stieglitz. 1935. [Detail] Portrait of Carl Van Vechten. 1932. More Carl Van Vechten
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    Playwrights [Detail] Portrait of Edward Albee. 1961. [Detail] Portrait of Marc Connelly. 1937. [Detail] Portrait of William Inge. 1954. More William Inge [Detail] Portrait of Eugene O'Neill. 1933. More Eugene O'Neill [Detail] Portrait of Clifford Odets. 1937. More Clifford Odets [Detail] Portrait of Thornton Wilder, as Mr. Antrobus in The Skin of Your Teeth. 1948.
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    Poets [Detail] Portrait of Padraic Colum, holding walking stick. 1959. [Detail] Portrait of Countee Cullen, in Central Park. 1941. [Detail] Portrait of Robinson Jeffers. 1937. More Robinson Jeffers [Detail] Portrait of Edna St. Vincent Millay. 1933. More Edna St. Vincent Millay [Detail] Portrait of Marianne Moore. 1948.
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    Sculptors [Detail] Portrait of George Grey Barnard. 1947. [Detail] Portrait of Alexander Calder. 1947. [Detail] Portrait of Jacob Epstein, Hyde Park Gate, London. 1934. [Detail] Portrait of Gaston Lachaise. 1934. More Gaston Lachaise [Detail] Portrait of Carl Milles. 1941. More Carl Milles
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    Singers [Detail] Portrait of Marian Anderson. 1940. More Marian Anderson [Detail] Portrait of Pearl Bailey, takes a call after singing
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    Sports Figures [Detail] Portrait of Althea Gibson, holding tennis ball and racket. 1958. More Althea Gibson [Detail] Portrait of Joe Louis, Greenwood Lake, N.Y. 1941. More Joe Louis