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VSCO 099

G. L. Manuel Freres. Harvard University Department of French collection of portrait photographs.

Fine Arts Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: VSCO 099
Repository: Fine Arts Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: G. L. Manuel Freres.
Title: G. L. Manuel Freres. Harvard University Department of French collection of portrait photographs.
Date(s): 1911-1931,
Date(s): bulk 1928.
Quantity: 1 collection (148 gelatin silver prints) on card mounts
Abstract: Studio portraits of chiefly French literary figures by commercial photographer G.L. Manuel Freres.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of G. L. Manuel Freres and Edouard Champion.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access by appointment only. Applications to consult this material should be directed to the Librarian of the Fine Arts Library.

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and/or publication of materials subject to copyright requires written permission from a) the copyright owner, his/her heirs or assigns and from b) the Fine Arts Library, owner of the original material.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by surname.

Scope and Contents

Studio portraits of chiefly French literary figures by commercial photographer G.L. Manuel Freres. Notable authors include Tristan Bernard, Jean Cocteau, Paul Fort, Sacha Guitry, Gerard d'Houville, Francis Jammes, Charles Maurras, Paul Morand, Marcel Pagnol, Marcel Prevost, Rachilde, Henri de Regnier, and Paul Val. Many were members of the Academie francaise. Other figures include Louis Barthou, prime minister of France in 1913; Cardinal Alfred Baudrillart; painter Paul-Albert Besnard; publisher Edouard Champion; Georges Clemenceau, statesman and twice prime minister; Marshal of France Ferdinand Foch, allied supreme commander in World War I; singer and actress Yvette Guilbert; General Hubert Lyautey; linguist Antoine Meillet; Vicomtesse Marie-Laure de Noailles; and Raymond Poincar president of France from 1913 to 1920. The photographs are inscribed by the subjects in "homage" to Harvard University.

General

Most inscriptions are in French.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Authors, French--20th century--Photographs.
French--Portraits.
Gelatin silver prints--1910-1940.
Portrait photographs--1910-1940.
Academie francaise--Portraits.

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