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George Stephanopoulos Collection of Photographs

Identifier: WLM-2018-006

Scope and Contents

The George Stephanopoulos Collection of Photographs contains primarily black-and-white, gelatin silver prints, along with some color prints from multiple prominent photographers spanning the mid-20th century, such as: Leonard Freed, Francis Miller, Larry Colwell, Ken Heyman, Henry Horenstein, Jacques Lowe, Danny Lyon, Ilse Bing, Harold Halliday Costain, Arthur Rothstein, and Rob Snitzer. The collection also contains some 19th century photographs of prominent sites in Florence, Rome, and Naples by an unknown photographer and Fratelli Alinari. In addition, the collection contains post-war Italian photographers' works, such as: Ulise Bezzi, Tino Carretto, Ermanno Comar, Carlo Amorati, Augusto Cantomazza, Antonio Giavazzi, Carlo Monari, Ezio Quiresi, and Mario Finocchario.

Politically oriented photography spanning the 1950s to 2000s created primarily by Dmitri Baltermants and Leonard Freed depicting prominent communist leaders in China, the USSR, and Indonesia also makes up portions of this collection. Some gelatin silver prints depict Khrushchev in Eastern Europe and Asia among people, surveying harvests. Photographs by Leonard Freed depict activities of the Spanish Workers Socialist Party activities during the 1970s.

The collection also contains archival pigment prints of still lifes by Victor Schraeger, as well as gelatin silver prints by Eduoard Baldus, Max Baur, Pierre Boucher, and Denise Bellon spanning the 1860s to post war WWII showing city life in Paris, Germany, and the countryside of Southern Italy and Morocco.

Also included are several advertisements and archival pigment prints depicting still objects, as well as chromogenics by Patrick Nagatani depicting Ryoichi Excavations in Moche, Peru circa 2001. Other photographs by an unknown photographer in India spanning the late 19th century are printed using albumen from a collodion negative process depicting locations in India during that time.


  • Creation: 1860 - 2006


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the John M.K. Davis Reading Room of the Watkinson Library, Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws when using this collection.


2.33 Cubic Feet (1 oversize flat box of prints, 3 flat boxes, and 1 half-sized flat print box. )

Language of Materials



This collection of photographs was acquired between 2005-2015 by George Stephanopoulos, the prominent journalist, political commentator, and former Democratic campaign advisor to Bill Clinton in 1992. The collection includes photographs by prominent photographers from the United States and Europe, as well as 19th century Italy. Stephanopoulos collected political photographs from a range of photographers: from Burt Glinn, who covered national politics during the 1950s and 1960s; to international politics, such as those of political activism and agitation in Spain by socialists and neo-fascists, as captured in Leonard Freed's works. Stephanopoulos also collected works by other internationally renowned photographers including Dmitri Baltermants, who photographed communist leaders in Russia and East Asia; as well as Ilse Bing, a German photographer who pioneered monochromatic images during the Interwar Period.

George Stephanopoulos also collected the works of 19th century photographers depicting the streets of Rome, Florence, and other parts of Italy, as well as other 20th century photographers including Max Baur, Jacques Lowe, and Danny Lyon.


The collection is arranged into four series. Series 1 and Series 3 are arranged alphabetically by photographer. Series 2 and Series 4 are arranged by location.

Series 1: Politics and 20th century Photography

Series 2: Post-WWII Photographers

Series 3: Studios at NBC Photography

Series 4: 19th century Photography

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from George Stephanopoulos in December 2018.


Appraised by Dale Stulz and Monika Half.

Guide to the George Stephanopoulos Collection of Photographs
In Progress
Michelle C. Sigiel, from an appraisal inventory.
December 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Watkinson Library - Archival Collections Repository

Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford Connecticut 06106