Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Messina Earthquake Photographs Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/r494vk23z
Dates:
1908
Size:
1 box and 0.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Language:
Italian

Abstract

Consists of one hundred and seventeen black-and-white, silver gelatin prints of the destruction and the aftermath caused by the earthquake in Messina, Italy, in 1908.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of one hundred and seventeen black-and-white, silver gelatin prints (6.5 x 5 in.) of the destruction and the aftermath caused by the earthquake in Messina, Italy, in 1908. The photographs are divided into 2 groups. One group consists of forty-seven photographs with a white border. Most are numbered, though the photographs do not represent a complete numbered set. They are dated, and each print bears location information either printed or handwritten in Italian. The second group consists of seventy photographs with no white borders. They are not dated, and the only information of the location is written in pencil on the verso of each print, also in Italian. A few of these photographs have printed on the verso "Guglielmo Schlatter, Catania."

Collection History

Acquisition:

AM 1995-68.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder inventory added by Jill Baron in 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Messina Earthquake Photographs Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/r494vk23z
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184