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MS Fr 615

Le Prat, Thérèse. Thérèse Le Prat photographs of Pacific islands, after 1924: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Fr 615
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Le Prat, Thérèse.
Title: Thérèse Le Prat photographs of Pacific islands
Date(s): after 1924
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Photographs, chiefly snapshots, of a tour of French Polynesia and other South Pacific islands.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2012M-71 Deposit, Julio Santo Domingo III; received: 2012 April.
Forms part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Susan Wyssen

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thérèse Le Prat Photographs of Pacific Islands (MS Fr 615). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Thérèse Le Prat (1895-1966) was a French photographer. She married publisher Guy Le Prat in 1924. In 1931, Thérèse became a professional photographer specializing first in theater portraits then continuing on to studies of the human face and facial expression.


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Scope and Contents

Collection consists of photographs, some, if not all, taken by Thérèse Le Prat while touring islands in French Polynesia and other islands and countries in the South Pacific including Indonesia, Australia, Rapa, Bora-Bora, Tahiti, Moorea, New Caledonia, and others. They include photographs of tourists, local population, landscapes, dance and other performance, and some industrial works.

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