Subseries 2A: Prints and Slides

more than 24 boxes

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Segal, George, 1924-2000..

Dates: 1966-1999.

Extent: more than 24 boxes

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Description

This subseries is comprised of photographic prints and slides that represent not only Segal's fine photography but the selective process he used to cull his best work. Descriptions given in the notes reflect the rating and grouping of these prints according to Segal's own estimation, including "very good" and "bad." These selections eventually culminated in the 1994 exhibition "Sequence: New York / New Jersey, 1990 – 1993" at the Howard Greenburg Gallery, which went on to France and California.

Some main themes include portraits taken at The Training School at Vineland, photographic studies of slaughtered veal, still-lifes, hands, urban scenes (storefront windows, graffiti, the homeless), the Jersey Shore, diner scenes, friends and family. Identifiable portraits include Helen Segal, Rena Segal, Jeffrey Segal, Pierre Restany, Donald Lokuta, Matteo Lorenzelli, Leon Bibel and Carroll Janis. Many of these prints became pastel sketches in the 1990s and the 1990s: Loose Photographs files have original context that suggest they were used in Segal's other artwork.

Urban and Jersey Shore environments include New Brunswick, South River, Asbury Park, Newark (Ironbound Section), Elizabeth, Seaside Heights and Keansburg, New Jersey ; other scenes from the neighborhoods and boroughs of Manhattan (Times Square, East Village, SoHo, Port Authority Bus Terminal), Brooklyn (Coney Island) and the Bronx, New York. Other cities and countries include Moscow, Russia; Berlin, Germany; Venice, Italy; London, England; Cairo, Giza, Aswan, Egypt; Jerusalem, Galilee, Tel Aviv, Israel.

It should be noted that the arrangement of these photographs within Segal's studio was a bit chaotic; original selections and groupings may have become disorganized over time. Folder titles are derived from handwritten information left by Segal on photograph boxes and the prints themselves; where dates were grossly in error the folder titles will contradict the hand-written information.

Many photographs have date or technical information handwritten on the back, along with captions; most are unlabeled. Very few folder titles will completely and accurately describe the contents of the group. Segal moved and sorted most prints into discreet groups based on subjective decisions rather than concrete dates, locations, subjects or themes.

For additional dating and context information of a particular year or photographic group, reference Subseries 2C: Sleeved Negatives and Contact Sheets.

Physical notes: Photographs are bound between layers of archival board and preservation mylar. Researchers are asked to take care when returning materials to their folder that the mylar sheets are placed between the stack of photographs and the archival board, on top of the first print and beneath the last print. Secure the ribbon with a simple bow.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Preferred Citation

Subseries 2A: Prints and Slides; 1966-1999; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Request Checked Items
    Title Date Container
    Car Reflections in Shopping Center Windows 1966 Box 9, Folder 1
    Route 1 1966 Box 9, Folder 2
    Aerial Views 1969 Box 9, Folder 3
    Interior Store Displays 1969 Box 9, Folder 4
    New Jersey Turnpike 1976 Box 9, Folder 5
    Various 1980s-1990s Box 9, Folder 6-7
    American Institute of Mental Studies 1980s Box 9, Folder 8
    Large Prints: 16 x 20 Inches 1980s Box 25
    Wendy Worth 1980s Box 9, Folder 9
    Japan 1982 Box 9, Folder 10
    Japanese Fields and Trees in Fog 1982 Box 9, Folder 11
    Kyoto / Temples / Rice Fields / Mist 1982 Box 9, Folder 12
    Tokyo Night Shots / Details of Holocaust Sculpture 1982 Box 9, Folder 13
    Tokyo Streets / "Jill" in Kimono 1982 Box 9, Folder 14
    Egypt and Israel: 16 x 20 Inches 1983 Box 26
    Egypt: Archival Prints, 11x14 inches 1983 Box 27, Folder 1
    Egypt: Original Prints 1983 Box 10, Folder 1-2
    Egypt: Rejected Prints, 11x14 inches 1983 Box 27, Folder 2
    Israel: Original Prints 1983 Box 10, Folder 3
    London / New York / New Brunswick 1983 Box 10, Folder 4
    Los Angeles at Night 1983 January Box 10, Folder 5
    Nursing Home / Hospital / American Institute of Mental Studies / New York Windows 1983 Box 10, Folder 6
    Egypt and Israel 1985 Box 11, Folder 1
    Israel / Seaside Heights 1985 Box 11, Folder 2-4
    Jersey Shore 1985 Box 11, Folder 5
    Television Faces 1985 Box 11, Folder 6
    Travel / Studio Visit 1985 Box 11, Folder 7
    Asbury Park / Television Images / Bus Driver 1986 June Box 11, Folder 8
    Berlin 1986 Box 11, Folder 9
    House Wrecking / Tarot Card Window 1986 Box 11, Folder 10
    Large Prints: 16 x 20 Inches 1986 Box 28
    New York City / Port Authority Bus Station 1986 March Box 12, Folder 1
    Belgium / Nellens Reception / Emma Silber Birthday 1989 Box 12, Folder 2-3
    Moscow 1989 Box 12, Folder 4
    New Brunswick Police Department 1989 January Box 12, Folder 5
    Rena's Show at Trenton / Chusid Wedding 1989 Box 12, Folder 6
    Test Shots / Don and Geo 1989 Box 12, Folder 7
    Artistic Print of Helen 1990s Box 27, Folder 3
    Loose Photographs 1990s Box 13, Folder 1-3
    Portrait Transparencies 1990s Box 13, Folder 4
    Various 1990s Box 13, Folder 5
    New York / New Jersey 1990-1991 Box 13, Folder 6
    New York / New Jersey: 16 x 20 Inches 1990-1992 Box 29
    Urban Scenes 1990-1993 Box 14, Folder 1
    New York / New Jersey: 16 x 20 Inches 1990 -1994 Box 30-31
    Various 1990-1995 Box 14, Folder 2
    Urban Scenes 1990-1996 Box 14, Folder 3-4
    New York / New Jersey 1990-1997 Box 14, Folder 5-6
    Various 1990-1997 Box 15, Folder 1-4
    Architecture / Urban Scenes 1990-1998 Box 15, Folder 5
    Israel 1998 April Box 15, Folder 6
    Light / The Homeless / Organic and Food / Still Lifes / Foreign 1990-1998 Box 16, Folder 1
    People 1990-1998 Box 16, Folder 2
    Various 1990-1998 Box 16, Folder 3-4
    Asbury Park / New York City / Chusid Wedding 1990 May Box 16, Folder 5-6
    Elizabeth / Jersey Shore 1990 April Box 16, Folder 7
    Elizabeth 1990 April Box 17, Folder 1
    France / Travel 1990 Box 17, Folder 2-3
    Japan and Korea 1990 November Box 17, Folder 4-5
    Newark / Asbury Park / Diner Scenes (1 of 2) 1990 Box 17, Folder 6
    Newark / Asbury Park / Diner Scenes (2 of 2) 1990 Box 18, Folder 1
    Paris Installation / Wendy Worth / Pastels in the Studio 1990 Box 18, Folder 2
    Pierre Restany in Times Square / Marcia Weisman 1990 July Box 18, Folder 3
    Urban Scenes 1991-1995 Box 18, Folder 4
    Caracas, Venezuela 1991 Box 18, Folder 5-6
    Morton Perry / New York City 1991 Box 19, Folder 1
    Moscow 1991 Box 19, Folder 2-5
    Neysa and Leon / Mahjong / Urban Scenes 1991 March Box 19, Folder 6
    Maine Rocks / Winter Ice 1992 Box 20, Folder 1-2
    Crashed Cars / Tools / Night Shots 1993 Box 20, Folder 3
    Video Still Life 1993 Box 20, Folder 4
    Sculpture and Photo-Sculpture 1994-1995 Box 20, Folder 5
    American Institute of Mental Health Picnics / D'Shibe Group Home 1994-1996 Box 20, Folder 6
    Leon and Helen 1994 Box 21, Folder 1
    Wendy Worth 1995-1996 Box 21, Folder 2-3
    Chicken / Still Lifes / Urban Scenes 1995-1997 Box 21, Folder 4
    Seoul, Korea / Abba Eban Party, Washington 1995 Box 21, Folder 5-6
    Woman with Graffiti Wall 1995 Box 27, Folder 4
    Kyoto / Tokyo / New York (1 of 3) 1996-1997 Box 21, Folder 7
    Kyoto / Tokyo / New York (2-3 of 3) 1996-1997 Box 22, Folder 1-2
    Travel / Italy / The White House / Still Lifes 1996-1997 Box 22, Folder 3
    Rocks for Sculpture 1996 Box 22, Folder 4
    Various 1996 Box 22, Folder 5
    Wendy Worth 1996 November Box 22, Folder 6
    New York Close-Up 1997-1998 Box 22, Folder 7
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Installation / Franklin Delano Roosevelt Portraits from Television 1997 Box 23, Folder 1
    Sculpture and Artwork Large Prints 1997 Box 27, Folder 5
    Sculpture and Artwork 1997 Box 23, Folder 2-3
    Urban Scenes 1997 Box 23, Folder 4
    Faces / Various 1998 June Box 23, Folder 5
    People / Sculpture in Situ 1998 Box 23, Folder 6
    Veal 1998 Box 24, Folder 1-2
    Veal: 16 x 20 Inches 1998 Box 32
    Veal: Transparencies 1998 Box 24, Folder 3
    Bus Stop / New York Street Scenes / Close-ups in House / Pastel Chalk / Home Shots 1999 August 13-1999 November 5 Box 24, Folder 4
    Hands 1999 Box 24, Folder 5
    Loose Photographs 1999 Box 24, Folder 6
    New York / Pastels / Lucretia / Small White Sculpture / Still Life Objects 1999 August 10-1999 October 1 Box 24, Folder 7
    Giclée Prints for Princeton University Exhibition: 16 x 20 Inches 2010 Box 113