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Samuel Kravitt photographs of Litchfield Summer Theatre


Identifier: 2005-11-0

Content Description

16 photographs by Samuel Kravitt and of productions at Litchfield Summer Theatre and folio. Productions include All My Sons, Hamlet, Othello, Tobacco Road, and unidentified productions.


  • Creation: 1947-1948


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

For education use only. May not be reproduced without permission of Marcia Kravitt.

Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

A native of New Haven, CT, Samuel Kravitt was born in 1913. He dropped out of high school in 1929 with the intention to become a pilot, but, after borrowing a World War I aerial camera, decided to pursue a photographic career instead. In 1932, at age 19, he opened his first portrait studio. Making the transition to filmmaking during the 1950s, Kravitt formed an independent production company in 1962. Shooting news, sports, fashion, and topical documentaries took him to 50 countries and 48 states.

During his career, Kravitt photography subjects included the Shakers of Hancock, MA; the 1939 New York World's Fair; Yale Medical School; and the Litchfield Summer Theatre. In addition to the Litchfield Historical Society, his work is housed in the collections of many institutions including the Library of Congress, the New York State Museum, the Wolfsonian-Florida International University Museum of Art and Design, and Yale University. He died in 2000.


5 folders

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The photographs are arranged by title of the play.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marcia Kravitt

Samuel Kravitt photographs of Litchfield Summer Theatre
Leith Johnson
2022 May 11
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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