Preliminary Inventory for the Harry Warnecke New York News Sunday Coloroto Magazines

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0664
Creators:
New York News
Warnecke, Harry, 1900-1984
Warnecke, Elsie
Dates:
1942-1969.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.3 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Approx. 765 issues of the
New York News Sunday Coloroto
supplement (partial copies), containing reproductions of color photographs by Warnecke and others. Most of the cover illustrations depict motion picture and television stars. Most, but apparently not all, of the issues contain reproductions of Warnecke's work.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series. Arranged chronologically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Harry Warnecke was a photographer for the New York Daily News beginning in the 1940s through the 1960s. He has been called a pioneer of color photography.1 The following is based on an article in Smithsonian Magazine by Diane Bolz:
Harry Warnecke used a special "one-shot" camera that he built himself. He created carefully crafted portraits of the popular and the powerful. Through a system of mirrors, the one-shot [camera] exposed three black-and-white negatives simultaneously, each through a separate colored filter (red, blue and yellow [green]). These "color separations" could then be transferred to rotogravure plates or used to sensitize sheets of colored tissue that, when bonded together on white paper, formed a color carbro print.2
Sources
1 Smithsonian Institution. 2000. http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/marsahll/warmar.htm (July 23, 2003).
2 Bolz, Diane M. "Harry Warnecke's Pioneering Color." Originally published in the February 1995 Smithsonian Magazine. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian/issues95/feb95/contd_feb95.html (July 23, 2003)

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, undated.
Author
David Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Elsie Warnecke, 1996.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Harry Warnecke New York News Sunday Coloroto Magazines, 1942-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright by New York News. The Archives Center cannot grant reproduction rights.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Related Archival Materials
Original color photographs by Warnecke are in the National Portrait Gallery photography collection.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
These partial copies of magazines and tearsheets were collected by Harry Warnecke. His widow, Mrs. Elsie Warnecke, donated photographs and magazines to the National Portrait Gallery, which transferred the magazines to the Archives Center in 1996.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Tear sheets -- 1940-1970 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rotogravure Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Periodicals -- 1940-1970 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photography -- 1940-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York News Sunday Coloroto Magazine Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photomechanical prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebrities -- 1940-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reproductions Type 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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives