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Guide to the Rick Lang Photographs of Florida and Other Southern States, 1985-2013

Summary

Photographer and faculty member at the Creadlé School of Art, Winter Park, Florida. Collection comprises 229 large-format black-and-white photographs by Rick Lang, documenting the communities and landscapes of the American South, with an emphasis on roadside signs, small businesses, and weathered buildings. While the majority of the images were taken in Florida, there also many taken in other states throughout the South, particularly in Louisiana. There are also a few from New Mexico and Arizona. Photographic processes include gelatin silver and pigmented inkjet prints. Print sizes are chiefly 11x14, 13x19, and 16x20 inches, and were printed and signed by the photographer. Accompanying the prints are approximately 3100 negatives and 258 contact sheets linked by unique identification numbers. In addition there is a small amount of print materials chiefly associated with his solo and group exhibits, and condolences sent upon his passing in 2013. Also includes digital files of images. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11372
Title
Rick Lang photographs of Florida and other Southern states
Date
1985-2013
Creator
Lang, Rick, 1955-2013
Extent
12 Linear Feet, 13 boxes
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials are in English.

Collection Overview

Collection contains 229 black-and-white gelatin silver or inkjet large-format prints by photographer Rick Lang, documenting the communities and landscapes of Florida and other Southern states; there are also a few images taken in New Mexico and Arizona. Prints are typically sized 11x14, 13x19, and 16x20 inches, and are signed and printed by Lang. About half are housed in 16x20 and 20x24 inch window mats. The prints are arranged in number sequence as assigned by Lang; the negatives and contact sheets are linked by contact sheet numbers which are noted in each print entry in this collection guide.

Lang's work focuses chiefly on scenes of weathered buildings and businesses - stores, motels, bars, alligator farms, and tourist shops - along the back roads of the South; there are also many photographs of signs and graffiti. Few if any people are present. Among the exceptions is a sequence of images of protesters in Florida demonstrating against censorship and other issues.

Accompanying the prints is a full set of negatives and contact sheets, with many additional images that are not present in the large-format series. There is also a small amount of printed materials chiefly associated with his solo and group exhibits, and condolences sent upon his passing in 2013. Three photograph books offer images not present in this collection of people in the Florida communities where Lang lived and worked. Also includes digital files of about 111 selected images.

Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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Arrangement

Organized into these series: Photographs; Contact Sheets; Negatives; Printed Materials; and Digital Files. All photographic materials are arranged in identification number order as assigned by the photographer.

Using These Materials

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warning Access to the Collection

Portions of the collection are restricted: original negatives are closed to general use.

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Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use & Permissions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to Duke University, with one exception: prints numbered 208-230 (box 8) have a shared copyright: any requests for commercial use should be forwarded to Peter Schreyer (Director) at the Crealdé School or Art. Please contact the Rubenstein Library for details.

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More copyright and citation information

How to Cite

[Identification of item], Rick Lang photographs of Florida and other Southern states, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Photographs, 1990-2013

10.5 Linear Feet, 8 boxes, 229 prints

Traditional gelatin silver prints are sized either 11x14 (boxes 1-3, matted prints) or 16x20 inches (box 4, matted prints), while the digital inkjet prints are 13x19 inches (boxes 5-6, unmatted). Most of the prints are in 16x20 or 20x24 inch window mats. Sizes in boxes 7-8 are a mix of 11x14 or 16x20 inches - most are matted. Print number 215 is not present in collection and is not present in one version of photographer's inventory.

Prints are arranged in their original order according to the numerical sequence applied by the photographer. The print number of each print forms part of the institutional identifier.

Jesus, Highway 401, North Carolina, 2004

Original contact sheet number: 211

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0001
Repent Last Call, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1999

Original contact sheet number: 84

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0002
Cindy's Bail Bonds, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 2006

Original contact sheet number: 228

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0003
Boat ramp sign, north Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 124

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0004
Round house, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1990

No negative

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0005
Snorky Love, near Lake Wales, Florida, 2004

Original contact sheet number: 209

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0006
An Energetic Hula, Charlotte, South Carolina, 2002

Original contact sheet number: 72

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0007
Cardui sign, Woodbury, Tennessee, 1999

Original contact sheet number: 84

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0008
Storefront, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1990

No negative

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0009
Rubber head, undated

No negative

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0010
Bar window, undated

No negative

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0011
Girls outside bar, undated

No negative

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0012
Bikeweek #8, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1991

No negative

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0013
Liquors World, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2000

Original contact sheet number: 158

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0014
Swampy Giant, US 50, Florida, 2005

Original contact sheet number: 113

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0015
Oasis Liquor, US 27 South, Florida, 1998

Original contact sheet number: 93

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0016
Train, Caryville, Florida, 1996

Original contact sheet number: 258

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0017
Darts and Frosted Mugs, near Dade City, 1996

Original contact sheet number: 79

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0018
Room addition sign, near Evanston, Florida, 1998

Original contact sheet number: 248

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0019
Chocolate City, near Tallahassee, Florida, 2006

Original contact sheet number: 144

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0020
Boy Aint That The Truth, US 27, South, Florida, 1996

Original contact sheet number: 93

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0021
Tourist trap, Tarpon Springs, Florida, 2002

Original contact sheet number: 112

Box 1
Image RL-11372-P-0022
Frigidaire, Pahokee, Florida, 1994

No negative

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0023
Billboard near Inverness, Florida, 2002

Original contact sheet number: 111

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0024
Orange sign, near Taft, Florida, 1997

No negative

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0025
KKK under a bridge, US 90 near Chattahoochee, Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 133

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0026
Ma is Back, Bithlo, Florida, 1996

Original contact sheet number: 194

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0027
Nick Hidu, owner, Nick's Quality Automotive Services, Orlando, Florida, circa 1997

Original contact sheet number: 188

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0028
Future Home of Love, near Holly Springs, Mississippi, 2006

Original contact sheet number: 115

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0029
Tool shed, Cross Creek, Florida, 1998

Original contact sheet number: 98

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0030
Floyd's, High Springs, Florida, 1997

Original contact sheet number: 258

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0031
Diner, New Port News, Virginia, 2001

Original contact sheet number: 224

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0032
Crack Killed Applejack, Valdosta, Georgia, 2002

Original contact sheet number: 219

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0033
God Bless America, Bithlo, Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 140

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0034
Lost Dog, Bithlo, Florida, 2001

No negative

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0035
Railroad embankment, Melbourne, Florida, 2002

Original contact sheet number: 153

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0036
Repent Final Warning, Selma, Alabama, 2000

No negative

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0037
Under a bridge, Highway 31, Georgia, 2005

Original contact sheet number: 143

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0038
Happy B-Day Missy, White Springs, Florida, 2002

Original contact sheet number: 156

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0039
Beach, Tybee Island, Georgia, 2004

Original contact sheet number: 185

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0040
Lakeland, Florida, 1999

Original contact sheet number: 175. Image shows Silver Moon drive-in movie theater sign.

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0041
Jackson County, Florida, 1997

Original contact sheet number: 71. Image shows gas pump outside weathered building.

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0042
Fill Dirt sign, near Osteen, Florida, 1998

Original contact sheet number: 258

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0043
Sponge and shell display, Tarpon Springs, Florida, 2002

Original contact sheet number: 103

Box 2
Image RL-11372-P-0044
Fish Dinner, Caryville, Florida, 2005

Original contact sheet number: 108

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0045
Cross on tree, north Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 123

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0046
North Brevard Salvage, near Mimms, Florida, 2007

Original contact sheet number: 159

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0047
Barber shop, Florida, undated

Original contact sheet number: 258

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0048
Mom & Pop's Place, Bartow, Florida, 2001

Original contact sheet number: 148

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0049
U.S. 441 near Ocala, Florida, 1999

Original contact sheet number: 135

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0050
Near Lake Monroe, Florida, undated

Original contact sheet number: 257. Image shows landscape with trees in background.

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0051
Ghost town, U.S. 66, New Mexico 1996

No negative

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0052
Cross, Truchas, New Mexico, 1990

No negative

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0053
Champion sign, Leesburg, Florida, 1998

Original contact sheet number: 258

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0054
Country Chat & Chew, north Florida, 2004

Original contact sheet number: 146

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0055
Soul Food, Helena, Arkansas, 2006

Original contact sheet number: 152

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0056
BarBQue smoker, Ft. Pierce, Florida, 1999

Original contact sheet number: 139

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0057
Fireworks, Alabama, 2006

Original contact sheet number: 137

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0058
Bus stop near Betsy Layne, Kentucky, 1995

Original contact sheet number: 227

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0059
Watermelon sign, Southern Tennessee, 1999

Original contact sheet number: 208

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0060
Wholesale Batteries, McMinnville, Tennessee, 1999

Original contact sheet number: 218

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0061
Dangerous words, circa 1990

Original contact sheet number: 251. Image shows protest march sign, "Only the suppressed word is dangerous."

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0062
Protect, circa 1990

Original contact sheet number: 250. Image shows people with U.S. flag under a columned portico of a large building, while someone is being interviewed by the media.

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0063
Flag, circa 1990

Original contact sheet number: 249. Image shows two men, one holding flag, the other holding sign, "Ye must be born again."

Box 3
Image RL-11372-P-0064
First Amendment #1, Orlando, Florida, 1990

Original contact sheet number: 250. Image shows protesters marching with sign, "Central Floridians against censorship."

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0065
Junkyard, Pahokee, Florida, 2009

No negative

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0066
CSX office, Okeechobee, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0067
Sand Dollar, Highway 441, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0068
Pool hall, Bartow, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0069
South Port Paints, Eufalla, Alabama, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0070
Closed car repair, Okeechobee, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0071
Harvey's Groves, Rockledge, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0072
Rot Pit Pups for Sale, Alexandria, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0073
Football field, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0074
Ice machine, north Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0075
Oil pump in corn field, northern Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0076
Broken Spoke Ranch, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0077
Motel Closed, US 19, near Perry, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0078
U Pick, north Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 99

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0079
Hay For Sale, north Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 121

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0080
Carnival sign, Baker, Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 221

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0081
Greens 4 Sale, north Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 125

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0082
Wheel balancer, Okeechobee, Florida, undated

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0083
Rock & Roll Men's Store, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0084
Dance studio, Crescent City, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0085
Ice House, Avon Park, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0086
Auto Parts, Bithlo, Florida, 1996

Original contact sheet number: 138

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0087
Dawson Tire Co., Dawson, Georgia, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 4
Image RL-11372-P-0088
Happy Trails, Alexandria, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0089
Turkey Shoot, near Tampa, Florida, 2005

Original contact sheet number: 205

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0090
Dismal Swamp, North Carolina, 2007

Original contact sheet number: 216

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0091
Ice box, Crescent City, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet). This matted print has been separated from the unmatted prints, and is housed in box 7 with other similar sized items.

Box 7
Image RL-11372-P-0092
Fan & wheel, Lake Alfred, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0093
South of The Border, South Carolina, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0094
Old motel, US 27 South, central Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0095
Southhampton Taxidermy, Virginia, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0096
Handle under Tension, Tavares, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0097
Catfish, central Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0098
Indian Head, near Suffolk Virginia, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0099
Quality Meats, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0100
Open 8-8, crossroads, Highway 50, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0101
Modern Day Furniture, West 17-92, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0102
Dollars, Casselberry, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0103
Trucks Do Not Enter, Hastings, Florida, 2012

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0104
Auto-Truck Alignment, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0105
Main Disconnect, Wildwood, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0106
Closed train, Tavares, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0107
Williston Peanuts, Inc. plant, Williston, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0108
Tree & wall, crossroads, Highway 50, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0109
Lawn sculpture, Virginia, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0110
Spot Pool Hall, Alexandria, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 7
Image RL-11372-P-0111
Store front, Leesburg, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0112
Grandview Motel, Ft. Pierce, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0113
Philips Music, Polk County, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0114
Luv, Eau Gallie, Florida, 2013

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0115
Gift shop, north Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0116
Butch's BBQ, south Georgia, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0117
Get Hose and Soap, Lake Alfred, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0118
J.J.s Deli, Highway 61, Mississippi, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0119
Motorcycles Too, near Sanford, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 7
Image RL-11372-P-0120
BF Goodrich, Okeechobee, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0121
Peanut plant, Williston, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0122
Todd Bertolaet, Kissimmee, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0123
Big Fishing Worms, Lake Rosemary, Florida, 2007

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0124
Highway 27, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0125
No Animals, Crescent City, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0126
Pawn & Alterations, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0127
Beer & Breakfast, Highway 60, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0128
Butch's BBQ #2, South Georgia, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0129
City Coney Island, Monroe, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0130
Bar, Mamou, Louisiana, 2009 #2

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0131
Gator Farm, along US 1, central Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0132
Church yard, southeast Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0133
US 50, near Titusville, Florida, undated

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0134
South Hampton Taxidermy Shop, Virginia, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0135
Shuffleboard courts, Kissimmee, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0136
Auto Repair, Brooksville, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0137
Pahokee, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0138
Motel sign, Dundee, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0139
Fan & window, Micanopy, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0140
Barbecue stand, US 27, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0141
Helena Fish Market, Helena, Arkansas, 2007

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0142
Equivalents, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 2007

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0143
Old gas pump, Center Hill, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0144
Wall abstraction, White Springs, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0145
Angel, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2007

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0146
Woodies Hat Box, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0147
Parking, St. Cloud, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0148
Garage door, Brooksville, Florida

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0149
Where the fountain of youth dried up, St. Augustine, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 5
Image RL-11372-P-0150
Wall, White Springs, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0151
No Trespassing, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0152
Broken window, Virginia, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0153
Indian Mound Fish Camp, A1A, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0154
Cheap Tree Work, Dundee, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0155
Tompkins Cemetery, north Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0156
Repos, north central Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0157
Hurt Paint, Georgia, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0158
Bridge column, Arcadia, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0159
Peanut plant #1, Franklin Virginia, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0160
Angry bunny, White Springs, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0161
Peppers, Rockledge, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0162
B-Ball court, south Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0163
Catfish Bend, U.S. 1, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0164
BF Goodrich Tires, Okeechobee, Florida, 2011

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0165
Hicks Superette, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0166
Volunteers, Richmond, Virginia, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0167
Highway 60, Florida, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0168
Tanks, power plant, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0169
Harvey's #3, Rockledge, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0170
Truck, Sterlington, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0171
Wall, Okeechobee, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0172
Peanut plant #2, Franklin, Virginia, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0173
Kirk Welding, Monroe, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0174
Blue Bird, Valano Beach, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0175
No Children, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0176
Complete Detailing, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0177
Harvey's Groves #2, Rockledge, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0178
Anchor, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0179
Graffiti, Richmond, Virginia, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0180
Oasis, U.S. 27 South, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0181
C&L Feed, northeast Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0182
Game Room, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0183
Peanut shop, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0184
Bowling alley, Winter Garden, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0185
Flow Master window, Okeechobee, Florida, 2010

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0186
Sardis Community Hunting Club, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0187
Jesus Will Return, R U Ready, northeast Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0188
New Hope Baptist Church, Slidell, Lousiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0189
No Parking, Valdosta, Georgia, 2002

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0190
Self Serv, Yeehaw Junction, Florida, 2001

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0191
Live Alligators, US 27, south Florida, 2012

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 7
Image RL-11372-P-0192
Wall, Georgia, 2008

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0193
& Meats, Crossroads Highway 50, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 7
Image RL-11372-P-0194
I Love St. Pete, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 7
Image RL-11372-P-0195
Jane's Place, south Florida, 1996

Original contact sheet number: 164

Box 7
Image RL-11372-P-0196
Freedom is a State of Mind, Palatka, Florida, 2002

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 7
Image RL-11372-P-0197
Land developer's Airstream trailer, north Florida, 2007

Original contact sheet number: 106

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0198
Fertilizer plant, Lake Alfred, Florida, 1995

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0199
Post office, Livingston, South Carolina, 1993

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0200
White house, Prestonburg, Kentucky, 1995

Original contact sheet number: 227

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0201
Space Balls, The Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2004

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0202
Confederate statue, Bainbridge, Georgia, 1998

Original contact sheet number: 212

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0203
Hot Dog stand, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2005

Original contact sheet number: 109

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0204
Keep Out or Get shot, near Deland, Florida, 2004

Original contact sheet number: 208

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0205
Happy Days Diner, Pikeville, Kentucky, 1997

Original contact sheet number: 258

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0206
We're Open, Virginia, 2006

Original contact sheet number: 181

Box 6
Image RL-11372-P-0207
Bethlehem No. 1, Mississippi, 2006

Original contact sheet number: 229

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0208
Back of bar, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 2006

Original contact sheet number: 228

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0209
Not Amtrak Office, Okeechobee, Florida, 2005

Original contact sheet number: 218

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0210
Restroom, Osteen Bridge, Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 166

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0211
Cantina, near Ft. Mead, Florida, 2000

Original contact sheet number: 118

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0212
Cotton Gin, Cottondale, Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 223

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0213
Native art, Helena, Arkansas, 2006

Original contact sheet number: 232

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0214
Uncle Joe's, U.S. 27, Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 168

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0216
J.A. Barthel Store, east side of the River Road, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0217
Shed, Highway 8, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0218
Auto Salvage, Slidell, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0219
Cemetery, west side of the River Road, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0220
Highway 61 & 49, near Clarksdale, Mississippi, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0221
Flynn MFG Co., Alexandria, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0222
Bobby's T.V. Service, Alexandria, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0223
Bar, Mamou, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0224
St. Gabriel Grocery, east side of the River Road, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0225
Woods Westside Fish Market, Minden, Louisiana, 2009

Digital file (no contact sheet)

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0226
Amanda's Haircut Shop, Belleview, Florida, 1998

Original contact sheet number: 177

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0227
Hollandale Seed & Delinting, Rosedale, Mississippi, 2006

Original contact sheet number: 247

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0228
Jazz Feed, Baker, Florida, 2003

Original contact sheet number: 221

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0229
Gatorland sign, Florida, 1998

Original contact sheet number: 134

Box 8
Image RL-11372-P-0230

2. Contact Sheets, 1990-2013

Series contains contact sheets created from original negatives, typically bearing 14-15 black-and-white images. Contact sheet 258 is not present in the collection; however, the corresponding images are available in the negatives series. The total number of images available from the contact sheets is roughly 3500.

Contact sheet numbers: 1-160
Box 9
Contact sheet numbers: 161-259

Contact sheet 258 is not present.

Box 10

3. Negatives, 1990-2013

The negatives are arranged in groups corresponding to the contact sheet content and numbering. The majority are 35mm, but there are also a few 128mm and a few 4x5 inch sizes. Negatives from contact sheet 258, which is not present in collection, are available in this series.

Original negatives are closed to general use; access available only by permission of the curator for the Archive of Documentary Arts.

Negative groups: contact sheet numbers 1-160
Box 11
Negative groups: contact sheet numbers 161-259
Box 12

4. Printed Materials, 1985-2013

1 box, 1 oversize folder; approximately 40 pieces

Series includes photography publications, articles, publicity, and obituaries, assembled by Rick Lang's colleague and Executive Director of the Creadlé School of Art in Winter Park, Florida, Peter Schreyer. Three photo books and exhibit catalogues offer many images by Lang not found in this collection's prints, particularly portraits of central Florida people by Lang and other photographers. One exhibition poster is filed in box 5.

Oversize publication, 2008 June
Box 5
Oversize exhibition poster, undated
Box 5
Publications, 1985-2012
(1 folder; 3 bound items)

Publications with work by Rick Lang. in addition to two magazine articles, includes a set of three soft-cover photography books and exhibit catalogues documenting central Florida communities, featuring work by Rick Lang and others; here one can find Lang's many portraits of Floridians, most of which are not present in the collection as finished prints.

Box 13
Publicity, 1991-2008

Folder houses exhibit flyers, brochures, and articles about Rick Lang and his photographic work.

Box 13
Obituaries, condolences, and tributes, 2013

Folder of materials includes a message from Excecutive Director Peter Schreyer to the faculty and artists of Creadlé School of Art, where Rick Lang taught, on Lang's death, July 9, 2013. Accompanied by a photocopy of the obituary from the Orlando Sentinel, and condolence and tribute emails from colleagues and friends.

Box 13

5. Digital Files, 1993-2013

6.50 gigabytes; 130 digital files.

Selected images from 1993 to 2013 are available in .psd (Adobe Photoshop) digital file format created by Lang. Also includes original photographer's inventory of prints in collection.

Digital files are open to research, but access may require advance preparation. Please contact the Rubenstein Library before coming to use these materials.

 

Historical Note

Rick Lang was a photographer and long-time faculty member of the Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park Florida, a community-based nonprofit arts organization established in 1975.


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Provenance

The Rick Lang photographs of Florida and other Southern states were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Elizabeth Needham, and Ben Saalfeld, February 2017.

Accession represented in this collection guide: 2016-0321.