Yale University Art Gallery
American Decorative Arts Collection
Web address http://artgallery.yale.edu/pages/collection/permanent/pc_american.php
Location1111 Chapel Street, New Haven
Access policyBy appointment only
ContactPatricia E. Kane
Email addresspatricia.kane@yale.edu
Number of photographsMore than 70,000
Date range1900-present
Geographic coverage

Northeastern United States


E. Irving Blomstrann; E. De Cusati; Daniel Farber; Carl Kaufman; Joseph Szaszfai; Charles Uht


Photographic images document the objects in the collection or are comparative images used for research. Materials include 40,000 black-and-white prints; 1,400 negatives; 450 glass negatives; 15,000 slides and transparencies; 24 rolls of microfilm and microfiche; 4 stereo views; 1,076 postcards; 4 albums; films; video; DVDs; and digital images. Of the approximately 20,000 objects in the collection, three-quarters are documented with print photographs and 35mm slides. A few have 4-x-5 transparencies. The research photographs range from 8-x-10 and 5-x-7 photographs to microfilm and microfiche. The glass plates for the photographs of silver for the Old Silver of American Churches and of marks on New England silver are probably unique.

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