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New England Gravestone Imagery [1650-1815], 1957-1959, 1963

view New England Gravestone Imagery [1650-1815], 1957-1959, 1963 digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Ludwig, Allan I
Donor:
Ludwig, Saul
Author:
Parker, Ann
Neal, Avon
Collector:
Division of Cultural History (NMAH, SI)
Sponsor:
Art in America
Physical description:
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
Type:
Rubbings
Collection descriptions
Portfolios (groups of works)
Photographs
Place:
New England
Date:
1957
1957-1963
1957-1959, 1963
1963
1650-1810
1960-1970
1950-1960
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
New England Gravestone Imagery, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Tombstones
Cemeteries
Epitaphs
Sculpture
Gravestones
Local number:
254,706 (NMAH Acc.)
226,036 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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