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Nudes and Nudity Photograph Collection

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Collection Summary

Nudes and Nudity Photograph Collection


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1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English.


Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

Collection was originally received as a separately filed group of photographs along with the subject and biographical files donated by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The subjects are unclothed or partially clothed individuals, generally female, and were mostly produced in Europe, particularly Paris. Photographers include Globe Photo, Photo Veree, Studio Reiss, Photo Piaz/Studio Piaz/Teddy Piaz, and Phot Willinger. Includes the “Hills of Hollywood” series, nude models in art classes, views in a nudist camp, the Globe series “Shall Prostitution Be Abolished or Restricted” with Marie Dolores, “How to Take a Bath” with Ginger Alton, and various clothed and unclothed photographs of Sally Rand.

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Nudes and Nudity Photograph Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Nudes and Nudity Photograph Collection, PC-71, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Philadelphia Inquirer, December 17, 1996, Accession 846.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in July 2015.


Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Philadelphia Inquirer (Firm)


Paris (France)

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No inventory available