Alvin L. Coburn · 1911-2011

Fannie E. Coburn (1848–1928) :: Alvin Langdon Coburn at the Grand Canyon, 1911. Platinum print, printed by Alvin Langdon Coburn. | src George Eastman Museum
Fannie E. Coburn (1848–1928) :: Alvin Langdon Coburn at the Grand Canyon, 1911. Platinum print, printed by Alvin Langdon Coburn. | src George Eastman Museum
Mark C. Klett + Byron Wolfe  :: Woman on head and photographer with camera; unknown dancer and Alvin Langdon Coburn at Grand View Point, 2009. Inkjet print, printed 2011.  From the series Reconstructing the View Grand Canyon Photographs.   | src George Eastman Museum
Mark C. Klett and Byron Wolfe  :: Woman on head and photographer with camera; unknown dancer and Alvin Langdon Coburn at Grand View Point, 2009. Inkjet print, printed 2011. From the series Reconstructing the View Grand Canyon Photographs. | src George Eastman Museum

Struss views of lake Como (1900s)

Karl Fischer Struss ,1910s
Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Ducks on Lake Como. Photogravure published in Camera Work nº 38, 1912. | src Modernist Journals Project
Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Ducks on Lake Como. Photogravure published in Camera Work nº 38, 1912. | src Modernist Journals Project
Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Ducks on Lake Como. Photogravure published in Camera Work nº 38, 1912. | src Modernist Journals Project
Karl F. Struss (1886-1981) :: Ducks on Lake Como. Photogravure published in Camera Work nº 38, 1912. | src Modernist Journals Project
Karl Struss (1886-1981); Ducks, Lake Como; Photogravure; from Camera Work #38; Alfred Stieglitz; 1912; Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Fort Worth, TX;  P1983.40.6
Karl F. Struss (1886-1981) :: Ducks, Lake Como, 1909, printed 1912. Hand-pulled photogravure printed by Alfred Stieglitz. Published in Camera Work # 38 (1912) | src Amon Carter Museum
Karl F. Struss (1886–1981) :: Near Lake Como [Woman walking along a road], 1909. Platinum print. | src Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston
Karl F. Struss (1886–1981) :: Near Lake Como [Woman walking along a road], 1909. Platinum print. | src Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston
Karl Fischer Struss (1886-1981) :: On Lake Como, 1909; Platinum print. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Karl Fischer Struss (1886-1981) :: On Lake Como, 1909. Platinum print. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Bird Hand Book · Victor Schrager

Victor Schrager :: Black and White Warblers, 1996 © Victor Schrager | Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Victor Schrager :: Black and White Warblers, 1996 © Victor Schrager | Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Victor Schrager :: Black and White Warblers, 1996. | from: Bird Hand Book | src Victor Schrager website
Victor Schrager :: Black and White Warblers, 1996. | from: Bird Hand Book | src Victor Schrager website
Victor Schrager :: Ovenbird, 1996. Platinum / palladium print. | src Philadelphia Museum of Art
Victor Schrager :: Lawrence’s Warbler, 1996. Platinum / palladium print. | src Philadelphia Museum of Art
Victor Schrager :: Brewster’s Warbler, 1996. Platinum / palladium print. | src Philadelphia Museum of Art

Letitia Felix by C.H. White

Clarence H. White (1871–1925) :: Letitia Felix holding her skirts, ca. 1897. Platinum print with graphite
Clarence H. White (1871–1925) :: Letitia Felix holding her skirts, ca. 1897. Platinum print with graphite. | src Princeton University Art Museum
Clarence H. White (1871–1925) :: Letitia Felix holding her skirts, ca. 1897. Platinum print with graphite. | src Princeton University Art Museum
Clarence H. White (1871–1925) :: Letitia Felix in woods [1/3], ca. 1895–1900. Platinum Print. | src Princeton University Art Museum
Clarence H. White (1871–1925) :: Letitia Felix in woods [1/3], ca. 1895–1900. Platinum Print. | src Princeton University Art Museum

Modotti by Weston, 1921

Edward Henry Weston :: Head of an Italian Girl (Tina Modotti), 1921. Platinum or palladium print. | src Sotheby’s

This photograph is among the earliest studies Edward Weston made of Tina Modotti, the woman whose face and figure would inspire some of Weston’s best work throughout the 1920s.  The photographer regarded the image as an important one at the time, including it in two early exhibitions: in Amsterdam in 1922, and at the Aztec Land Gallery in Mexico City in 1923.  This print is one of only three extant examples of this seminal picture of Modotti.   

Head of an Italian Girl is from a series of studies and portraits of Modotti that Weston began in Los Angeles in 1921, soon after their love affair began, and would continue in Mexico.  At the time this photograph was taken, each was married to someone else: Weston to the former Flora Chandler, the mother of his four children, and Modotti to the poet and textile designer, Roubaix de l’Abrie Richey.  Born in Italy, Modotti was a recent arrival in Los Angeles, where she worked variously as an actress in silent films and as a seamstress and clothing designer.  In the early 1920s, Weston made his living as a portrait photographer in Glendale, while pursuing his own creative work. The two fell in love shortly after they met, and Weston began photographing Modotti immediately.  In April 1921, Weston wrote of Modotti to his friend, the photographer Johan Hagemeyer:

‘Life has been very full for me—perhaps too full for my good—I not only have done some of the best things yet—but have also had an exquisite affair . . . the pictures I believe to be especially good are of one Tina de Richey—a lovely Italian girl’ (The Archive, January 1986, Number 22, ‘The Letters from Tina Modotti to Edward Weston,’ p. 10)

In the present image, the ecstatic expression on Modotti’s face provides some indication of the intensity of their new relationship. 

Amy Conger locates only two prints of this image, both in institutional collections: a palladium print originally owned by Johan Hagemeyer and now at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson [view image below]; and a platinum print at the Baltimore Museum of Art. [quoted from source]

Edward Weston :: Head of an Italian Girl (Tina Modotti), 1921. Platinum or palladium print. | src Johan Hagemeyer Collection at CCP
Edward Weston :: Head of an Italian Girl (Tina Modotti), 1921. Platinum or palladium print. | src Johan Hagemeyer Collection at CCP

Portrait by Eva Watson-Schütze

Eva Watson-Schütze :: Young Woman, ca. 1902. Platinum print. | src Eastman Museum

Seeley’s tree silhouettes, ca. 1917

George H. Seeley :: Silhouettes of trees before a lake, ca. 1917. Platinum print. Lee Gallery. | src Luminous Lint LL/24559
George H. Seeley :: Three tree silhouettes, ca. 1917. Platinum print. Courtesy Lee Gallery. | src Luminous Lint LL/24558
George H. Seeley :: Three tree silhouettes, ca. 1917. Platinum print. Courtesy Lee Gallery. | src Luminous Lint LL/24558
George H. Seeley :: Silhouettes of trees before a lake, ca. 1917. Platinum print. Lee Gallery. | src Luminous Lint LL/24559
George H. Seeley :: Silhouettes of trees before a lake, ca. 1917. Platinum print. Lee Gallery. | src Luminous Lint LL/24559

Roses by Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti (1896-1942) :: Roses, Mexico, 1924. Platinum or palladium print. Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection | Phillips auctions
Tina Modotti (1896-1942) :: Roses, Mexico, 1924. Platinum or palladium print. Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection | Phillips auctions
Tina Modotti (1896-1942) :: "Roses, Mexico", 1924-25. Printed later. Original photogravure. | Stanford Auctioneers on invaluable
Tina Modotti (1896-1942) :: “Roses, Mexico”, 1924-25. Printed later. Original photogravure. | Stanford Auctioneers on invaluable

Tina Modotti :: Rosen, Mexiko-Stadt, 1924. Gelatin silver print. | MeisterDrucke
Tina Modotti :: Rosen, Mexiko-Stadt, 1924. B&W gelatin silver print. | MeisterDrucke
Tina Modotti :: Rosen, Mexiko-Stadt, ca. 1924. Platinum print. | meisterdrucke
Tina Modotti :: Rosen, Mexiko-Stadt, ca. 1924. Platinum print. | meisterdrucke

Draped woman by Van Buren

Amelia C. Van Buren :: [Profile portrait of woman draped with a veil]; 1917 (?). Platinum print mounted on black mat. Color film copy transparency of the original. LC-USZC4-9380 | src L. of Congress
Amelia C. Van Buren :: [Profile portrait of woman draped with a veil]; 1917 (?). Platinum print mounted on black mat. Color film copy transparency of the original. LC-USZC4-9380 | src L. of Congress
Amelia C. Van Buren :: [Profile portrait of woman draped with a veil]; 1917 (?). Platinum print on Rembrandt mount. Color film copy slide of the original. LC-USZC4-9108 | src L. of Congress
Amelia C. Van Buren :: [Profile portrait of woman draped with a veil]; 1917 (?). Platinum print on Rembrandt mount. Color film copy slide of the original. LC-USZC4-9108 | src L. of Congress
Amelia C. Van Buren :: [Profile portrait of woman draped with a veil]; 1917 (?). Platinum print mounted on black mat. Color film copy slide of the original. LC-USZC2-5993 | src L. of Congress
Amelia C. Van Buren :: [Profile portrait of woman draped with a veil]; 1917 (?). Platinum print mounted on black mat. Color film copy slide of the original. LC-USZC2-5993 | src L. of Congress

The Library of Congress owns two impressions of this photograph: 1-a (top and bottom) and 1-b (middle). Forms part of: Artistic photographs collected by Frances Benjamin Johnston in the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection. Gift of Frances Benjamin Johnston; 1948.

Published in: Ambassadors of progress / edited by Bronwyn A.E. Griffith … France : Musée d’Art Américain Giverny … 2001, p. 177.

Exhibited: Ambassadors of progress, 2001-2003

all information is from the Library of Congress