The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 3, 2024

Bert Lahr, New York

Bert Lahr, New York

(American, 1917–2009)
Paper: 20.3 x 27.9 cm (8 x 11 in.)
© The Irving Penn Foundation
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

The contact sheet is a twentieth-century phenomenon.


The contact sheet—a piece of photographic paper which contains positive prints of some or all of the negatives on a roll of film—was necessitated by the advent of roll film, which produced small negatives, and rendered obsolete with the advent of digital photography. Having access to a photographer’s contact reveals the artists’ thoughts and working processes.
  • Mark Schwartz + Bettina Katz, Cleveland, OH
    March 2, 2020
    the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 7-November 29, 2020).
  • {{cite web|title=Bert Lahr, New York|url=false|author=Irving Penn|year=1956|access-date=03 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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