Guide to the Robert Covington Stereograph Portfolio
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1201
Creators:
Covington, Robert L.
Dates:
1989-2008
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.2 cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
A portfolio of stereographic inkjet photoprints, including views of American bridges, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, roads and highways, Hoover Dam, views taken from the World Trade Center, New York, and one image of Tokyo.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of a portfolio in black case: 25 color digital stereoscopic prints, numbered and captioned, unsigned. Views include American bridges, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, roads and highways, Hoover Dam, and views taken from the World Trade Center, New York. Contains one image of Tokyo.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.
Series 1: Prints, 1989-2008

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert L Covington is a New York state based photographer specializing in images of the built environment and natural world including images using the stereographic technique. His stated purpose is using photography for " its ability to provide a viewer an experience that is, at its heart, the same experience that drove me to take the picture. This ability to recreate an experience, unconstrained by time and place, is the essential power of the medium. This does not minimize the importance of the picture, but sees it as a part of a larger process, not the end point...I photograph in two modes with multi-image collages capturing the experience of looking around while stereo photographs capture the experience of the looking at details."
Source
http://www.covingtons-space.com/ (accessed on January 3., 2018)

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, 2013.
Author
David Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives Center by the artist Robert Covington.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Robert Covington Stereograph Portfolio, 1989-2008, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Conditions Governing Use
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Tokyo (Japan) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stereographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 2000-2010 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portfolios (groups of works) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Digital images Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 1950-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoover Dam (Nev. and Ariz.). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu