American Memory:   Technical summary

Carl Van Vechten 
Photographs, 1932-1964
Van Vechten Images

Collection Overview

Photographs taken by Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), taken between 1932 and 1964. The bulk of the collection consists of portrait photographs of celebrities, including many figures from the Harlem Renaissance. A much smaller portion of the collection is an assortment of American landscapes.
Source collection
Carl Van Vechten Collection , Prints and Photographs Division.
LCCN 95-505566 [Link to catalog record (z39.50 query) will not work when main cataloging system is not available.] .
Technical features
Large number of portraits; image quality is moderate.
Original material formats
Number of original items
ca. 1400
Status of collection
Available online as of November 1997.
Public access
The Library will identify the owners of rights associated with items in this collection. See notes on rights and restrictions provided by the Library to users of this collection.

Aids to intellectual access

Type & granularity
MARC bibliographic records. Each bib. record describes a single item.
Sample bibliographic display in American Memory.
Linking to digital reproductions
Bibliographic record contains identifier used in filenames for all versions of image. Last character of filename is feature code for image type.

Digital reproductions

Total file-space for digital reproductions: 306 Mbytes

Photographs Archival image Service image Inline thumbnail Additional thumbnail
Marker Filename ends "u" Filename ends "r" Filename ends "t" Filename ends "t"
Tonal resolution (grayscale) 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit
Spatial resolution (approx) 550x440 pixels 550x440 pixels 150x100 pixels 150x100 pixels
Quantity (approx) 1400 1400 1400 1400
Sample Sample archival Sample service Sample thumbnail Sample thumbnail

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