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Guide to the Pat Finelli Photographs, 1962-1970 and undated

Abstract

Pat Finelli (1927-1970) was a free-lance commercial photographer in New York during the 1960s who worked for a number of New York advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson, Compton, and Erwin, Wasey, Ruthrauf & Ryan.

The Pat Finelli Photographs span the years 1962-1970 and include photographs, negatives, slides, transparencies and print advertisements that document Finelli's work for advertising agencies including J. Walter Thompson and Erwin, Wasey, Ruthrauf & Ryan. Companies featured include BMW, First National City Bank, Ford, Lederle, Mack, Mercury outboard, Pet and Procter & Gamble. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Finelli, Pat.
Title
Pat Finelli Photographs, 1962-1970 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, 2600 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Pat Finelli Photographs span the years 1962-1970 and include photographs, negatives, slides, transparencies and print advertisements that document Finelli's work for advertising agencies including J. Walter Thompson and Erwin, Wasey, Ruthrauf & Ryan. Companies featured include BMW, First National City Bank, Ford, Lederle, Mack, Mercury, Pet and Procter & Gamble.

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Contents of the Collection

Beverage, 1964 Aug.
Box 1
Boat, 1969 Nov.
Box 1
Boat add, 1969 Nov.
Box 1
Boat add C, 1969 Nov.
(4 folders)
Box 1
Boat add fishing, 1969 Nov.
(7 folders)
Box 1
Boat add left, 1969 Nov.
(4 folders)
Box 1
Boat add Neil, 1969 Nov.
(3 folders)
Box 1
Boat add Raper, 1969 Nov.
(6 folders)
Box 1
Boat add Rebollo, 1969 Nov.
(7 folders)
Box 1
Boat add SW, 1969 Nov.
(2 folders)
Box 1
Boat left, 1969 Nov.
Box 1
Boat marina, 1969 Nov.
(5 folders)
Box 2
Boat SW,
Box 2
Circus, 1962-1965 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 2
Commercial, 1969 Apr.
Box 2
Dancing, undated
Box 2
Kodak--Belly dancer, undated
Box 2
Mack Truck, 1962-1964
(2 folders)
Box 2
Mercury Outboard, 2 Proj show, 1969 Dec.
Box 2
Miscellaneous, 1962-1963 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
New Orleans, undated
(3 folders)
Box 2
Singer on stage, undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Trucks, undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Unedited slides
Box 2
Couple eating, undated
Box 2
Couple with guitar, undated
Box 2
Couple with motorcycle, undated
Box 2
Couple, striped dress, undated
Box 2
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 2
EWR&R, F1210, Allentown Mack Truck, undated
Box 3
JWT, Ford (Falcon, Fairlane 500), 1306, undated
Box 3
JWT, Italy, 1289, FNCB (First National City Bank), undated
Box 3
JWT, Nevada, 1293, FNCB, undated
Box 3
JWT, Portugal, 1289, FNCB, undated
Box 3
JWT, San Francisco, 1293, FNCB, undated
Box 3
JWT, Spain, 1289, FNCB, undated
Box 3
JWT, World's Fair, F-1090, circa 1964
Box 3
Lee Tailor, Rome Pers., 1289, undated
Box 3
Never Before...And Never Again, undated
Box 3
Transparencies, undated
Box 4
Lederle Ledercort D, undated
Box 5
Pet, Sego, undated
Box 5
Procter & Gamble, Tide detergent, undated
Box 5
Mounted photographs (Mack truck, portraits, outdoor), undated
Box 5
Alcoa, undated
Box 5
BMW, 1969 and undated
Box 5
Eastman Kodak, 1969 and undated
Box 5
First National City Bank, 1966 and undated
Box 5
General Mills, Total cereal, 1967
Box 5
Henry McKenna bourbon, 1968
Box 5
Mack Truck, 1964
Box 5
Mercury Outboard, circa 1970
Box 5
Pet, Sego, 1967
Box 5
Procter & Gamble, Thrill detergent, 1968
Box 5

Historical Note

Pat Finelli was born in 1927 and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. He served in the Navy as a medic and later worked as a photographer in New York, eventually opening his own studio. Finelli worked on advertising campaigns for a number of New York advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson, Erwin Wasey Ruthrauf & Ryan, and Compton Advertising. He received numerous advertising industry awards for his photography, including selection as one of the Top Fifty Advertisements of the Year in 1964, as well as a Certificate of Excellence from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, for his work on Mack Trucks for Erwin Wasey agency. At the 44th annual exhibition of the Art Directors Club of New York in 1965, Finelli received an Award of Distinctive Merit and a Certificate of Merit. Finelli also taught photography at the Parsons School of Design, part of the New School University. Finelli died in New York in 1970.

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Related Material

Related material may be found in the following Hartman Center collections:

JWT Competitive Advertisements

JWT Domestic Advertisements

JWT Iconographic Collection

Roy Lightner Collection of Antique Advertisements

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pat Finelli Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Pat Finelli Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, May 2011

Encoded by Richard Collier, May 2011

Accession 2011-0041 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.