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Guide to the Editta Sherman Photographs
1940-1995 (bulk, undated)
 PR 322

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Larry Weimer and Anne Boissonnault

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sherman, Editta
Title: Editta Sherman photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1940-1995 (bulk, undated)
Abstract: The collection includes approximately 700 portrait photographs taken by Editta Sherman (1912-2013). Sherman was a resident of the artist apartments above Carnegie Hall and is known for her portraits of celebrities. This collection includes primarily black and white photographs, and about fifteen color photographs. Subject individuals primarily include authors and other figures from literature, classical musicians, singers, actors, actresses, and other individuals connected to the performing arts, theatre, movies, and television. Figures from business, sports, art, and politics each make up a smaller portion of the collection.
Quantity: 14.5 Linear feet in seven flat boxes and two drawers
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: This collection is primarily visual. Any text is likely to be in English.
Call Phrase: PR 322