New England Gravestone Imagery [1650-1815], 1957-1959, 1963
Ludwig, Allan I
Division of Cultural History (NMAH, SI)
Art in America
Series 1, photoprints: Silver gelatin on paper, 8" x 10", unmounted
Series 2, rubbings: Ink on tissue, portfolio page sizes 15" x 20", 20" x 30", and 24" x 36", matted and in cloth-covered portfolio boxes
2 cu. ft.: 3 portfolio boxes and 3 boxes
Portfolios (groups of works)
Division of Cultural History original catalog numbers: 68.258-68.299 for the rubbings, and 60.412 for the photographs.
In 1963, as part of its 50th Anniversary program, Art in America magazine sponsored the publication of a series of portfolios of of original stone rubbings made by Ann Parker and Avon Neal. The work was conducted under a Ford Foundation grant. A limited number of each of the rubbings was made for the portfolios, issued in three different sizes.
Allan Ludwig is an historian and photographer, born 1933, Yonkers, N.Y. Studied at Yale University: BFA 1956, MA 1960, Bollingen fellow 1960-63, Ph.D. 1964. His GRAVEN IMAGES OF NEW ENGLAND was published in 1966 and again in 1975 by Wesleyan University Press. Works in platinum and silver gelatin photographic printing media.
Three portfolios of rubbings from New England gravestone sculpture by Ann Parker and Avon Neal, and three loose-leaf notebooks of photographs by Allan Ludwig.
Series 1: 408 photoprints by Allan Ludwig, with captions list.
Series 2: "A Portfolio of Rubbings from Early American Stone Sculpture found in the Burying Grounds of New England", by Ann Parker and Avon Neal. 42 rubbings of gravestones issued in 3 portfolios of different sizes, 14 per box, limited edition. This set is no. 16 from an edition of 50.
New England Gravestone Imagery, Archives Center, National Museum of American History