University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Peekamoose: Twelve Original Photographs

An Inventory of the Portfolio in the Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Tice, George A., 1938-
Title: Peekamoose: Twelve Original Photographs
Dates: 1971-1972
Abstract: Limited edition, published portfolio, entitled Peekamoose: Twelve Original Photographs (New York: Witkin-Berley, 1972), containing 12 gelatin silver prints by George A. Tice (American, born 1938).
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02705
Extent: 1 portfolio of 12 gelatin silver prints
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

George A. Tice was born October 13, 1938, in Newark, New Jersey. He spent much of his childhood moving around the east coast with his mother, but he considered New Jersey his home. Tice's father enjoyed photography as a hobby, and his son picked it up as a teenager. Tice briefly studied commercial photography at the Newark Vocational and Technical High School, but he left in 1955 to join the U.S. Navy. Tice quickly found a place in the photography department where he worked taking publicity photographs until 1959. His work with the Navy earned Tice recognition and led to a position with Edward Steichen at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1960. Tice continued to work with Steichen until Steichen's death in 1973.

Tice spent much of the 1960s raising his young family and working on his own projects, in addition to working with Steichen. He began to experiment with photographic essays tied to places and groups of people, notably several essays on the Amish in Pennsylvania. Tice prefers photograph books and porfolios as the means by which he publishes his work. In addition to his published work, Tice's photographs are included in museums and private collections, and he has been the subject of several one-person shows. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the the Arts, among others.


Scope and Contents

Limited edition, published portfolio, entitled Peekamoose: Twelve Original Photographs (New York: Witkin-Berley, 1972), containing 12 mounted gelatin silver prints by George A. Tice (American, born 1938). The photographs are views and studies made in the Catskill Mountains in New York state. The photographs were issued in a tan cloth-bound board portfolio. The prints are mounted on white stock marked with Tice's chop mark in the lower right corner and separated by cover sheets. The portfolio also includes an introductory essay from James L. Enyeart (American, born 1943) dated 24 October 1972. The Ransom Center's copy is number 43 of an edition of 50 copies signed by the photographer. The titles that appear in the item list were transcribed from the portfolio's list of plates.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at photography@hrc.utexas.edu.


Index Terms

People
Tice, George A.
Subjects
Nature photography--New York (State).
Photography, Artistic--1960-1980.
Places
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.).
Document Types
Gelatin silver prints--1960-1980.
Photographic prints--1960-1980.
Portfolios--1960-1980.

Related Material

The center holds an additional portfolio by George A. Tice entitled Bodie: Twelve Original Photographs (PH-02704).


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gift of Steve and Joyce Hunt, 2016 (16-10-014-G)

Processed by:

Elizabeth E. Preston, 2017


Sources:

Sánchez, Marisa C. "George Tice." Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography, Lynne Warren, ed. New York: Routledge, 2006. (accessed via https://www.ebscohost.com on 29 August 2017)


Detailed Description of the Collection

Peekamoose: Twelve Original Photographs

Rocks and Reflecting Water, Summer, 1971.
Gelatin silver print, 15.4 x 11.2 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Ferns, Spring, 1971.
Gelatin silver print, 11.2 x 16.3 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Peeling Bark and Fungus, Spring, 1971.
Gelatin silver print, 11.2 x 16.3 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Trees at the New Bridge, Autumn,
Gelatin silver print, 16.3 x 11.3 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Stream, Spring, 1971.
Gelatin silver print, 11.2 x 16.3 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Leaves and Ferns, Summer, 1971.
Gelatin silver print. 16 x 11.3 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Trees, Rocks and Water, Spring, 1971.
Gelatin silver print, 11.2 x 16.3 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Rock Wall, Summer, 1971.
Gelatin silver print, 11.2 x 15 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Waterfall, Autumn, 1971.
Gelatin silver print, 16.3 x 11.2 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Peekamoose Lake, Autumn, 1971.
Gelatin silver print, 11.2 x 16.3 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Fallen Tree, Summer, 1971.
Gelatin silver print, 16.2 x 11.3 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).
Gorge, Winter, 1971.
Gelatin silver print, 16.3 x 11.3 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.9 cm (mount).