Guide to the Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0319
Creators:
Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn.
Sylvia, Marshall
La Crosse Film Service (La Crosse, Wis.)
Dates:
1936-1937
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
74 Items
1 folder including photoprints
Repository:

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."

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged topically.

Historical
Historical
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, 1990.
Author
David Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Marshall Sylvia, 1988.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snapshots Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vernacular photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hand coloring Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weddings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobiles -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits -- Men -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lighthouses -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masquerades -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Entertaining -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parties -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waterfalls -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wisconsin -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minnesota -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Temperance River -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gooseberry Falls -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscapes (representations) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives