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Photo, Print, Drawing [Contact sheet frames - personalities file]

About this Item

Title

  • [Contact sheet frames - personalities file]

Summary

  • Photographs are single 35mm film frames cut from larger contact sheets. Images show celebrities, chiefly Americans, featured in news stories primarily from the 1960s through the 1980s. People from a variety of professions are depicted, including academics, architects, artists, authors, dancers, entertainers, government officials, musicians, politicians, religious leaders and scientists. Subjects are depicted in formal portraits, at events or in activities like performances, political campaigns and public speaking engagements.

Names

  • Gotfryd, Bernard, photographer

Created / Published

  • [1962-1993, bulk 1965-1975]

Headings

  • -  Artists--1960-1990
  • -  Architects--1960-1990
  • -  Authors--1960-1990
  • -  Celebrities--1960-1990
  • -  Entertainers--1960-1990
  • -  Musicians--1960-1990
  • -  People associated with politics & government--1960-1990
  • -  People associated with religion--1960-1990
  • -  Political elections--United States--1960-1990
  • -  Scientists--1960-1990

Headings

  • Gelatin silver prints--1960-1990.
  • Portrait photographs--1960-1990.

Genre

  • Portrait photographs--1960-1990
  • Gelatin silver prints--1960-1990

Notes

  • -  Arrangement: Prints are arranged in Gotfryd's original order, alphabetical by surname of person depicted. Images are stored in seven notebook binders with accompanying captions transcribed from Gotfryd's original folder labels.
  • -  LOT title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Twenty-seven sample images from this group are digitized and available in the Prints & Photographs Division Online Catalog under the general call number LOT 14191.
  • -  Finding aid listing names of people depicted in the collection and call numbers is available in the Prints & Photographs Division Reading Room.
  • -  Corresponding negatives (35mm and some 120 medium format single film frames) are filed in alphabetical order within the series: LC-GB15.
  • -  Reference copies for about 40 unprinted film frames were made by Library staff from digital scans. These are interfiled in the LOT with the orginal contact prints and are identifed as copies from the original film.
  • -  Original envelopes used as housing for the 35mm film frames and corresponding contact prints were retained by the Library to document how Gotfryd's working file was organized and captioned. These are filed in the Prints & Photographs Division Supplementary Archives filing series under call number: LOT 14191.
  • -  Forms part of the Bernard Gotfryd photograph collection at the Library of Congress.
  • -  Gift; Bernard Gotfryd; 2004; (DLC/PP-2004:032).

Medium

  • 3,131 photographs : contact sheet frames ; sheets chiefly 5 x 4 cm or smaller.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 14191 (G) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Gotfryd, Bernard Bernard Gotfryd photograph collection

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018645061

Rights Advisory

Access Advisory

  • Corresponding negatives are stored offsite and not available for general reference service.

Online Format

  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

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  • Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For additional information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions ...," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/592_gotf.html
  • Reproduction Number: ---
  • Call Number: LOT 14191 (G) [P&P]
  • Access Advisory: Corresponding negatives are stored offsite and not available for general reference service.

Obtaining Copies

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Access to Originals

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  1. Is the item digitized? (A thumbnail (small) image will be visible on the left.)

    • Yes, the item is digitized. Please use the digital image in preference to requesting the original. All images can be viewed at a large size when you are in any reading room at the Library of Congress. In some cases, only thumbnail (small) images are available when you are outside the Library of Congress because the item is rights restricted or has not been evaluated for rights restrictions.
      As a preservation measure, we generally do not serve an original item when a digital image is available. If you have a compelling reason to see the original, consult with a reference librarian. (Sometimes, the original is simply too fragile to serve. For example, glass and film photographic negatives are particularly subject to damage. They are also easier to see online where they are presented as positive images.)
    • No, the item is not digitized. Please go to #2.
  2. Do the Access Advisory or Call Number fields above indicate that a non-digital surrogate exists, such as microfilm or copy prints?

    • Yes, another surrogate exists. Reference staff can direct you to this surrogate.
    • No, another surrogate does not exist. Please go to #3.
  3. If you do not see a thumbnail image or a reference to another surrogate, please fill out a call slip in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room. In many cases, the originals can be served in a few minutes. Other materials require appointments for later the same day or in the future. Reference staff can advise you in both how to fill out a call slip and when the item can be served.

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Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Gotfryd, Bernard, photographer. Contact Sheet Frames - Personalities File. United States, 1962. [to 1993, Bulk 1965 to 1975] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018645061/.

APA citation style:

Gotfryd, B., photographer. (1962) Contact Sheet Frames - Personalities File. United States, 1962. [to 1993, Bulk 1965 to 1975] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018645061/.

MLA citation style:

Gotfryd, Bernard, photographer. Contact Sheet Frames - Personalities File. [to 1993, Bulk 1965 to 1975] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018645061/>.