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MS Ger 146.4

Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956. Lyonel Feininger photographs, 1896-1942: Guide.

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 146.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956.
Title: Lyonel Feininger photographs,
Date(s): 1896-1942.
Quantity: 2 linear feet (6 boxes)
Abstract: Black-and-white photographs taken by Lyonel Feininger.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

87M-86. Gift of Mr. T. Lux Feininger, 22 Arlington Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140; received: 1987 September.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Elizabeth Falsey

Conditions Governing Access:

Restricted: fragile; use surrogate. For access to original consult curatorial staff.

Conditions Governing Use:

Images linked to this finding aid are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.


Copyright in these images is administered by Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Lyonel Feininger Photographs, 1896-1942 (MS Ger 146.4). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Collections

Lyonel Feininger: Photographs provides access to a searchable database of more than 18,000 negatives and slides housed in the Busch-Reisinger Museum's Lyonel Feininger Archive. The site also includes slideshows, information about Feininger's photographic subjects, and a chronology.

Biographical / Historical

Feininger was an American-born artist who went to Germany in 1887 and returned to the U.S. in 1936.


Muir, Laura. Lyonel Feininger Photographs, 1928-1939. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger; Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2011.


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Scope and Contents

531 black-and-white photographs taken by Lyonel Feininger. The photographs were identified, given titles, and arranged by T. Lux Feininger, the artist's son. Collection includes T. Lux Feininger's card index to this collection (item 532), from which the collection finding aid was produced; and some family photographs, including photographs of Lyonel's wife, Julia Feininger.

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