Erskine Caldwell photograph

Erskine Caldwell photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-2002
Title: Erskine Caldwell photograph
Dates: 1984
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1oversized folder A)
Coll. Number: ms2888

Biographical/Historical Note

"Erskine Caldwell wrote twelve books of nonfiction, twenty-five novels, and nearly 150 short stories. Profoundly influenced by his father, a minister and social reformer, he was intent on depicting life among the lowly in Georgia and the rest of the South. His concern for the less fortunate-poor whites and blacks-shines in his great novels and short stories of the 1930s. This concern also permeates the strongest writing of his later years, his nonfiction works of the 1960s." - "Erskine Caldwell." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved July 31, 2008)

Yousuf Karsh was a "Turkish-born Canadian photographer known for his portraits of important personages. As an Armenian in Turkey, the young Karsh endured persecution and privation. In 1924, at age 16, he immigrated to Canada, joining his uncle, who was a photographer, in Sherbrooke, Quebec. From 1928 to 1931 he served as an apprentice to a Boston painter and portrait photographer and briefly attended art school. Returning to Canada in 1932, he was employed by an Ottawa photographer, whose studio Karsh leased after his employer retired. He was appointed official portrait photographer of the Canadian government in 1935 and became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1947." -- "Karsh, Yousuf." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Academic ed. (Retrieved August 24, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one black-and-white photograph of Erskine Caldwell by Karsh.

Index Terms

Authors, American--Georgia--Photographs.
Black-and-white photographs.
Black-and-white photography.
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Erskine Caldwell photograph, 1984. MS 2888. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder