Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1373
Creators:
Paulin, Frank
Silverstein, Bruce
Silverstein, Silke
Dates:
1950s-1994
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photoprints of city scenes, mostly taken during the 1950s, but including a few later images. Most of the images were made in New York City, Chicago, and New Orleans. One photograph was taken in Seville, Spain. The photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson appears in two of the photographs, photographing the Saint Patrick's Day parade; evangelist Billy Graham in another.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Frank Paulin, born in Pittsburgh in 1926, spent his early life in New York City and Chicago. He apprenticed at a photography studio in Chicago at the age of 16. In 1944 at 18, he went into the Army, serving with the Signal Corps in Europe, where he honed his photographic skills by shooting images of devastated cities. After the war he returned to Chicago and studied first at the Chicago Art Institute, then the Institute of Design with the famed artist and theorist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and photographer Harry Callahan. In 1953 he returned to New York to work as a fashion illustrator, and studied with Alexey Brodovitch at the New School. During this period he began walking the streets at night and developed his interest in street and documentary photography. His work has been exhibited widely, beginning with the pioneering New York gallery, Limelight, in 1957.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
Archives Center Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives Center in 2016 by Bruce and Silke Silverstein.

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Preferred Citation
Frank Paulin Photoprints, 1950s-1994 (bulk 1950-1960), Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Bruce and Silke Silverstein.
Conditions Governing Use
"All Frank Paulin photographs copyright 2007Silverstein. Frank Paulin and the Frank Paulin Archive. All rights reserved by: Silverstein Photography / Silverstein Publishing."
Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographers -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parades -- 1950-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Patrick's Day Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago (Ill.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Street photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Orleans (La.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seville (Spain) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graham, Billy, 1918- Personal Name 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