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Carl Van Vechten Photographs of Eugene O'Neill

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964

Carl Van Vechten was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. Eugene O'Neill was a Nobel Prize-winning American dramatist whose works include, The Iceman Cometh, A Touch of the Poet, and A Long Day's Journey into Night.

The collection consists of 113 photographs of Eugene O'Neill and his wife, Carlotta, taken by Van Vechten. Most of the photographs are studio style; some, however, are informal in tone, taken at their estate, Casa Genotta, in Georgia.

The photographs are arranged chronologically by subject: portraits of Eugene, portraits of Carlotta, photographs of Casa Genotta and related.

Gift of Carl Van Vechten (AM 18516).

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Reproduction is prohibited without the expressed written permission of Carl Van Vechten's estate. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Eugene O'Neill (Two with Carlotta), 1 March 1932. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, 1 March 1932. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eugene O'Neill (Five with Carlotta), 5 September 1933. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, 5 September 1933. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eugene O'Neill (Two with Carlotta), 10 October 1933. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, 10 October 1933. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eugene O'Neill, 15 May 1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, 15 May 1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Casa Genotta, 15 May 1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eugene O'Neill (and with Others), 16 May 1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Casa Genotta, 16 May 1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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