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MS Thr 483

Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955. George Lynes Platt photographs, 1935-1953: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 483
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955.
Title: George Lynes Platt photographs,
Date(s): 1935-1953.
Quantity: 1 collection (6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs by the American photographer George Platt Lynes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Frederich R. Koch.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

George Lynes Platt Photographs, 1935-1953 (MS Thr 483). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lynes worked in New York as a fashion photographer for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and took photographs for Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine of the dancers and productions of the American Ballet. He also staged and photographed a series of male nudes.


Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Contents

Photographs of fashion models and American Ballet dancers, portraits of W. H. Auden, George Balanchine, Paul Cadmus, Alexandra Danilova, Oskar Kokoschka, and self-portraits.

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