Ethel Granger archive of photographs and ephemera,[ca. 1933-1980]

Collection Number: 7772

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ethel Granger archive of photographs and ephemera, [ca. 1933-1980]
Collection Number:
7772
Creator:
Ethel (Ethel Mary), G., 1905-1982.
Quantity:
. 5 cubic feet.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes cardboard box addressed to Ethel Granger from Kurt Ingerl, containing a ring-binder with 87 gelatin silver prints, ca. 1970. (Ingerl, an Austrian artist, used these photographs as the basis for a series of sculptures.) 2 c-type (chromogenic color) and 91 gelatin silver prints showing candid photographs of Granger from ca. 1933-ca. 1980; a pencil sketch of Granger signed by J.G. Wolcott, 1957 and 5 photographic reproductions of other works by Wolcott; 67 gelatin silver prints of other like-minded individuals; "Tiny Waist Stories," typed manuscript (4 leaves); two of Granger's earrings (which appear in some of the photographs), a belt buckle, and a button.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ethel Granger was a British woman who, through the practice of tightlacing, achieved a waist measurement of thirteen inches. She was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the smallest waist on record until 1998, when the category was changed to "smallest waist on a living person."

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes cardboard box addressed to Ethel Granger from Kurt Ingerl, containing a ring-binder with 87 gelatin silver prints, ca. 1970. (Ingerl, an Austrian artist, used these photographs as the basis for a series of sculptures.) 2 c-type (chromogenic color) and 91 gelatin silver prints showing candid photographs of Granger from ca. 1933-ca. 1980; a pencil sketch of Granger signed by J.G. Wolcott, 1957 and 5 photographic reproductions of other works by Wolcott; 67 gelatin silver prints of other like-minded individuals; "Tiny Waist Stories," typed manuscript (4 leaves); two of Granger's earrings (which appear in some of the photographs), a belt buckle, and a button.
SUBJECTS

Names:
G., Ethel (Ethel Mary), (Ethel Mary), 1905-1982.
Ingerl, Kurt.

Subjects:
Body image -- History.
Body art.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects.
Corsets -- History.
Photography -- History.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Gelatin silver prints.
Chromogenic color prints.
Earrings (jewelry).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Ethel Granger Archive of Photographs and Ephemera, #7772. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.