Dick Whittington Studio photographs Edit

Summary

Identifier
0250
Finding Aid Author
Jacqueline Morin
Finding Aid Date
2010 August
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English
Finding Aid Note
The negatives are housed separately and not described in this finding aid.

Dates

  • 1920 – 1980 (Creation)

Extents

  • 25.02 Linear Feet (Whole)
    60 boxes of prints. The negatives are housed separately and not described in this finding aid.

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Notes

  • Historical note

    The "Dick" Whittington Studio was the largest and finest photography studio in the Los Angeles area from the mid-1920's to early 1980's. Specializing in commercial photography, the Whittington studio took photographs for nearly every major business and organization in Los Angeles; in so doing, the studio documented the growth and commercial development of Los Angeles. Clients included Max Factor, the Broadway, Bullocks, and May Co. department stores, the California Fruit Growers Association, Signal Oil, Shell Oil, Union Oil, See's Candies, Van de Kamp's bakeries, Forest Lawn, Sparkletts Water, CBS, Don Lee Television, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, real estate developers, construction companies, automobile, aircraft, and railroad companies, and drive-in theaters. Another notable client was the University of Southern California, which contracted with the Whittington studios for coverage of athletic and other events.

  • Scope and Content

    The collection consists of 60 boxes of photographs printed from the original glass negatives.

  • Abstract

    The "Dick" Whittington Studio was the largest and finest photography studio in the Los Angeles area from the mid-1920's to early 1980's. Specializing in commercial photography, the Whittington studio took photographs for nearly every major business and organization in Los Angeles; in so doing, the studio documented the growth and commercial development of Los Angeles. Clients included Max Factor, the Broadway, Bullocks, and May Co. department stores, the California Fruit Growers Association, Signal Oil, Shell Oil, Union Oil, See's Candies, Van de Kamp's bakeries, Forest Lawn, Sparkletts Water, CBS, Don Lee Television, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, real estate developers, construction companies, automobile, aircraft, and railroad companies, and drive-in theaters. Another notable client was the University of Southern California, which contracted with the Whittington studios for coverage of athletic and other events. The photographs were produced between 1923 and 1985.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Dick Whittington Studio negatives and photographs, Collection no. 0250, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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