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Photographer:
Paulin, Frank  Search this
Donor:
Silverstein, Bruce  Search this
Silverstein, Silke  Search this
Names:
Graham, Billy, 1918-  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century
New Orleans (La.)
Seville (Spain)
Date:
1950s-1994
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:
Collection arranged into one series.
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.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2016 by Bruce and Silke Silverstein.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Rights:
"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.
Topic:
Photographers -- 20th century  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Parades -- 1950-1960  Search this
St. Patrick's Day  Search this
Street photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Frank Paulin Photoprints, 1950s-1994 (bulk 1950-1960), Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Bruce and Silke Silverstein.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1373
See more items in:
Frank Paulin Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1373