Louis Orr Intaglio Prints circa 1940-1949

Summary
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Orr, Louis, 1879-1966
Size
2 linear feet (51.0 Prints)
Call number
MC 00361
Access to materials

Prints available for viewing in D.H. Hill Library, in and near Tower elevator lobbies.

The Louis Orr Intaglio Prints collection contains 51 intaglio prints of historical sites, landscapes, houses and plantations throughout North Carolina during the years between 1940 and 1949.

While living in Paris, Louis Orr met North Carolinian Robert Lee Humber, who later persuaded him to create a series of etchings of North Carolina landmarks. In 1939, Orr returned from Paris and over the next twelve years he completed a series of plates of historical buildings and landscapes around North Carolina.

Biographical/historical note

Etcher and artist Louis Orr was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and spent much of his professional life living in Paris, where he built a strong reputation as a print maker specializing in architectural subjects such as the bridges and cathedrals. While in Paris, Orr met North Carolinian Robert Lee Humber, who later persuaded him to create a series of etchings of North Carolina landmarks. In 1939, Orr returned from Paris and over the next twelve years he completed a series of plates of historical buildings and landscapes around North Carolina.

Scope/content

Contains 51 intaglio prints of historical sites, landscapes, houses and plantations throughout North Carolina during the years between 1940 and 1949. Included in a print of Brooks Hall, then named D.H. Hill Library, on the North Carolina State University campus. The prints were originally sold in ten sets of five each, with the print of the State Capitol sold separately.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Louis Orr Intaglio Prints, MC 00361, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Access to the collection

Prints available for viewing in D.H. Hill Library, in and near Tower elevator lobbies.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Louis Orr Intaglio Prints, MC 00361, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.