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Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Photographs

Series II: Slides

Series III: Indices to images

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Allan Ludwig New England Gravestone Photographs, 1961-1964 MS 369



creator aut Ludwig, Allan I.
Title: Allan Ludwig New England Gravestone photographs
Dates: 1961-1964
Abstract: The collection consists of 408 black and white photographs and 77 slides of New England gravestone carvings. The gravestone carvings date from 1653-1810, these photographs of the carvings were created by Allan Ludwig in 1961-1964.
Identification: MS 369
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Ludwig I. Allan, a major force in the field of gravestone studies, is the author of Gravestone Studies: New England Stonecarving and its Symbols, 1650-1815, first published in 1966.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 408 black and white photographs and 77 slides of New England gravestone carvings. The gravestone carvings date from 1653-1810, these photographs of the carvings were created by Allan Ludwig in 1961-1964. Accompanying the photographs is an index of iconography and a list of New England stone carvers before 1800. States include Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this collection should be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, woodson@rice.edu.

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Index Terms

slides (photographs)
Sepulchral monuments
photographs
Ludwig, Allan I.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Allan Ludwig New England Gravestone Photographs, 1961-1964, MS 369, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Julius Lefkowitz (photographs), December, 1959 Gift of Dr. Floyd Seward Lear (slides), January 1962.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Photographs

Box Folder
1 1 Photograph numbers 1-20, representing years 1653-1681
2 Photograph numbers 21-40, representing years 1684-1695
3 Photograph numbers 41-60, representing years 1682-1737
4 Photograph numbers 61-80, representing years 1700-1710
5 Photograph numbers 81-100, representing years 1692-1771
6 Photograph numbers 101-120, representing years 1678-1801
7 Photograph numbers 121-140, representing years 1767-1779
8 Photograph numbers 141-160, representing years 1661-1791
9 Photograph numbers 161-180, representing years 1704-1805
10 Photograph numbers 181-200, representing years 1769-1789
11 Photograph numbers 201-220, representing years 1744-1791
12 Photograph numbers 221-240, representing years 1715-1793
13 Photograph numbers 241-260, representing years 1710-1810
14 Photograph numbers 261-280, representing years 1724-1749
15 Photograph numbers 281-300, representing years 1715-1805
16 Photograph numbers 301-320, representing years 1741-1795
17 Photograph numbers 321-340, representing years 1770-1800
18 Photograph numbers 341-360, representing years 1767-1799
19 Photograph numbers 361-380, representing years 1748-1788
20 Photograph numbers 381-408, representing years 1725-1805

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Box
2 Series II: Slides

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Series III: Indices to images

Identifications of each photograph, in order by number from 1-408. Includes name of deceased, death date, burial place, city, state, size of stone, name of artist to whom carving is attributed 2009
Index of iconography, in alphabetical order by headings such as Angels, Ark, Dome of Heaven, Fruit, Pillars, Portraits, Serpents, Tree of Life, and others.
New England Stonecarvers before 1800, a listing of names of 129 men, birth and death dates, city and state.

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