- Collection ID:
Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn.
La Crosse Film Service (La Crosse, Wis.)
- Physical Description:
1 folder including photoprints
One folder of 74 black and white photoprints mostly of subjects and localities throughout Minnesota.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 74 unmounted silver gelatin photoprints. Sizes range from typical amateur rollfilm snapshots up to 5" x 7" enlargements. A typical range of snapshot subjects is included, such as a wedding group, informal portraits, including people with automobiles, landscapes and waterfalls (including the Temperance River and Gooseberry Falls), the Split Rock Lighthouse, and a costume party. Seven prints have been hand colored. Some prints are identified in pencil on the verso. The dates September 28, 1936 and September 21, 1937 are included, and several prints are identified as processed by Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn., and La Crosse Film Service ("Nature Tone Prints"), La Cross, Wis., so it is assumed that most of the subjects are in Minnesota and Wisconsin. One picture of an infant is marked "Michael Shaw Ohme 4 mo."
The collection is arranged topically.
As the donor did not supply identification with the photographs, nothing is known about them except for captions and marks on the backs of the prints.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Marshall Sylvia, 1988.
Collection processed by David Haberstich, 1990.
Using the Collection
Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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