Skip to main content

Photographs, 1942-1997, undated


Scope and Contents

This series is comprised primarily of copy and vintage prints of Marcel Duchamp and his works. The series also contains a few images of works of art by related artists, specifically May Ray, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, and Rene Bouche. Of particular note is a photograph by John Schiff of Duchamp's "Sixteen Miles of String" installation at the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition held in 1942, as well as Schiff's photographs of"Tthe Large Glass" installed in Katherine Dreier's Connecticut home.


  • 1942-1997, undated

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Predominantly in English; some material in French.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. The "Unpublished Writings" subseries may only be consulted with permission of the Archivist.


From the Collection: 9 linear feet


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States