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Printmaker:
Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn.  Search this
La Crosse Film Service (La Crosse, Wis.)  Search this
Collector:
Sylvia, Marshall  Search this
Extent:
74 Items (1 folder including photoprints)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Snapshots
Vernacular photographs
Hand coloring
Landscapes (representations)
Place:
Wisconsin -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Minnesota -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Temperance River -- 1930-1940
Gooseberry Falls -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Date:
1936-1937
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:
The collection is arranged topically.
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.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Marshall Sylvia, 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Weddings  Search this
Automobiles -- 1930-1940  Search this
Portraits -- Men -- 1930-1940  Search this
Lighthouses -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Masquerades -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Entertaining -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Parties -- 1930-1940  Search this
Waterfalls -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Snapshots
Vernacular photographs
Hand coloring
Landscapes (representations)
Citation:
Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0319
See more items in:
Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0319