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Thérèse Bonney collection of photographs of France, other European countries, World War II, North Africa and the Middle East

Collection Data

Bonney, Thérèse, 1894-1978 (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1920 - 1949 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFZ (Bonney) 94-327
Statement of responsibility: Bonney, M. Thérèse (Mabel Thérèse), 1897-1978, Collector.
Statement of responsibility: Includes photographs by Bonney and other photographers. Photographs stamped "M. Therese Bonney," or "Therese Bonney" may be by Miss Bonney. Those stamped "Bonney" with request for a credit are assumed to be from her photograph agency and are likely by other (mostly unidentified) photographers.
Biographical/historical: Thérèse Bonney, 1897-1978, was born in N.Y., raised and educated in California, at Harvard, Columbia, and the Sorbonne. The author of several books, she ran a photo agency in Paris beginning in the 1920s. She took up photography herself in the 1930s, photographing the Vatican, the Russo-Finnish War, and civilians during World War II, made while working as a free-lance journalist, and through a grant by the Carnegie Corporation. Cf. Current Biography, 1944; N.Y.T. Obit. Jan. 26, 1978.
Physical Description
Extent: Approx. 6,320 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b ; 24 x 30 cm. or smaller.
Most have numbering, captioning and photographer and/or agency stamps on verso. Captions are in English and/or French. Accession numbers and subject headings assigned by Picture Collection on verso or recto.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11937201
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 61729040-c61f-012f-036a-58d385a7bc34
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