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Florence Vandamm photographs

Title
Florence Vandamm photographs, 1907-1961 and undated.
Author
Vandamm, Florence

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Box 31. Series 1: Prints, Flowers of the Forest - Foresaking All Others Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1061-001 Box 31. Series 1: Prints, Flowers of the Forest - Foresaking All Others Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Vol. 1. Series 4: Francis Bruguière ledger.Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Vol. 1. Series 4: Francis Bruguière ledger.Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Vol. 2. Series 4: Scrapbook of published works, 1910-1915.Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Vol. 2. Series 4: Scrapbook of published works, 1910-1915.Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Vol. 3. Series 4: Vandamm ledger. Jobs from 101 to 3438.Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Vol. 3. Series 4: Vandamm ledger. Jobs from 101 to 3438.Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Vol. 4. Series 4: Vandamm ledger. Jobs from 3439 to 5963.Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Vol. 4. Series 4: Vandamm ledger. Jobs from 3439 to 5963.Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Vol. 5. Series 4: Vandamm ledger. Alphabetical index for jobs in the 5000s.Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Vol. 5. Series 4: Vandamm ledger. Alphabetical index for jobs in the 5000s.Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Vol. 6. Series 4: Vandamm ledger. Color record.Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Vol. 6. Series 4: Vandamm ledger. Color record.Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 1. Series 1: Prints, Abe Lincoln - Alias the DeaconStill imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 1. Series 1: Prints, Abe Lincoln - Alias the DeaconPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2. Series 1: Prints, Alice in Wonderland - American Ballet TheatreStill imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 2. Series 1: Prints, Alice in Wonderland - American Ballet TheatrePerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3. Series 1: Prints, American Dream - Angel in the Wings Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 3. Series 1: Prints, American Dream - Angel in the Wings Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4. Series 1: Prints, Angel Street - Another SunStill imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 4. Series 1: Prints, Angel Street - Another SunPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5. Series 1: Prints, Antigone - Arms and the GirlStill imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 5. Series 1: Prints, Antigone - Arms and the GirlPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6. Series 1: Prints, Arms and the Man - As Thousands CheerStill imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 6. Series 1: Prints, Arms and the Man - As Thousands CheerPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 7. Series 1: Prints, As Thousands Cheer - Awake and SingStill imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 7. Series 1: Prints, As Thousands Cheer - Awake and SingPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 8. Series 1: Prints, Back to Methusela - Beggars are Coming to TownStill imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 8. Series 1: Prints, Back to Methusela - Beggars are Coming to TownPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 9. Series 1: Prints, Beggars are Coming to Town - The Big Knife Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 9. Series 1: Prints, Beggars are Coming to Town - The Big Knife Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 10. Series 1: Prints, Big Night - Blithe Spirit Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 10. Series 1: Prints, Big Night - Blithe Spirit Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 11. Series 1: Prints, Blood Wedding - Born Yesterday Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 11. Series 1: Prints, Blood Wedding - Born Yesterday Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 12. Series 1: Prints, Born Yesterday - Both your HousesStill imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 12. Series 1: Prints, Born Yesterday - Both your HousesPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 13. Series 1: Prints, Boy Meets Girl - The Boys from SyracuseStill imageSupervised use *T-Vim 1961-001 Box 13. Series 1: Prints, Boy Meets Girl - The Boys from SyracusePerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
circa 830 boxes and 9 volumes
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Black and white negatives.
  • Contact sheets.
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Series 2 and Series 3 are currently restricted while undergoing archival processing. Please contact theatre@nypl.org for assistance.
Source (note)
  • from Florence Vandamm,
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Folder-level inventory available from the Billy Rose Theatre Division. Please contact theatre@nypl.org
Call Number
*T-Vim 1961-001
Author
Vandamm, Florence, photographer.
Title
Florence Vandamm photographs, 1907-1961 and undated.
Summary
The collection consists of over 50,000 images, nearly all black and white, taken by Francis Bruguière, Florence Vandamm, and her firm Vandamm Studio, located first in London and later in New York City, from the 1910s until 1961. There are also office job ledgers, three bound volumes of photographs of plays from 1925-1928, and a scrapbook of clippings of early published images. The collection documents Vandamm's career photographing on-stage theater and dance productions, as well as studio portaits of individual performers, performing arts-related personalities, and private individuals and groups. Among her long-standing clients were the Theatre Guild and Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Also of significance in this collection are original negatives and prints of theatre performances and studio portraits taken by noted art photographer Francis Brugière, whose studio Vandamm bought to re-establish her own firm in New York City. The Vandamm studio was located at 152 W. 57th Street.
Biography
Florence Vandamm (1882-1963) opened her first photography studio in London in 1908, specializing in images of theater, music and dance. When she moved to New York City in the early 1920s, she purchased the negatives and took over clients from Francis Bruguière and established her firm as one of the leading documenters of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre and dance until she closed her studio in 1961. With a career spanning over five decades, Florence Vandamm was one of the most prolific and widely published female commercial photographers of the 20th century.
Restricted Access
Series 2 and Series 3 are currently restricted while undergoing archival processing. Please contact theatre@nypl.org for assistance.
Indexes
Folder-level inventory available from the Billy Rose Theatre Division. Please contact theatre@nypl.org
Source
Purchase: from Florence Vandamm, circa 1961.
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Occupation
Photographers.
Added Author
Bruguière, Francis Joseph, photographer.
Vandamm, photographer.
Research Call Number
*T-Vim 1961-001
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