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Guide to the Ken Wicht photograph collection ARC.220

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Collection processed by Patricia Glowinski

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 01, 2012
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator - Photographer: Wicht, Ken
Title: Ken Wicht photograph collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1980
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet 19 photographic negatives, six color slides, and one black-and-white print housed in one negatives binder, one slides binder, and one folder.
Graphic materials [Folder]: Misc. negatives binder
Graphic materials [Folder]: Slides binder
Graphic materials [Box]: Prints by accession 42
Call Phrase: ARC.220
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Biographical note

Kenneth Gary Wicht (1955-2005) was an amateur photographer who photographed New York City and Brooklyn during the 1980s, among other subjects. Wicht was born on September 1, 1955 in Rockville Centre, Long Island, NY to Adolph H. Wicht and Marie E. Wicht (nee Croteau). He graduated from Baldwin Senior High School in 1973 and attended the State University of New York, Albany from which he earned a BA in 1978. Wicht learned to fly airplanes and served in the United States Air Force. In the 1980s and 1990s, he studied photography and became an accomplished scuba diver. Wicht died on March 21, 2005 and is buried in Calverton National Cemetery in New York.

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Scope and Contents

The Ken Wicht photograph collection consists of 19 photographic negatives (35mm) and one black-and-white print showing views of Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, with many views of Henry Street, circa 1980. The collection also includes six color slides of views of the Manhattan skyline and views of Brooklyn including the Williamsburg Savings Bank building at night, the Brooklyn Bridge (day and night views), the East River shot from under the Brooklyn Bridge, and the waterfront area of Greenpoint, circa 1982. The creator of the slides is unknown, but it is presumed that it was also Ken Wicht, the donor of the slides.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Cityscapes
  • Color slides
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Photographs

Subject Topics

  • Street photography -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Buildings, structures, etc. |v Pictorial works
  • Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) |v Pictorial works
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Henry Street (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.) |x Buildings, structures, etc. |v Pictorial works

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished works is protected until 70 years after the death of the creator. The negatives, slides, and photographs in this collection will enter the public domain in 2075. For information on securing rights to publish or reproduce, please see the Brooklyn Historical Society Reproduction Rights Policy.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Ken Wicht photograph collection, ARC.220, Box number, Object ID number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Other Finding Aids

Item level description and digital versions of images from the collection are available for searching via the image database in the library. Please consult library staff for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ken Wicht, 1983.

Processing Information note

Fully processed to the item level.

This collection combines the accessions V1974.046 and V1991.104.

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