Paper photoprints, 5" x 7" maximum, unmounted, silver gelatin, several hand-painted
0.1 cu. ft.: 1 folder: 74 items: photoprints
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.
Amateur snapshots of people and places, processed by commercial photofinishers. Typical range of snapshot subjects, such as a wedding group, informal portraits, including people with automobiles, landscapes and waterfalls (including the Temperance River and Gooseberry Falls), and a costume party. Some prints are hand-colored. Some identified in pencil on verso. The dates 1936 and 1937 are included on some, and some are identified as processed by Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn., and La Crosse Film Service, Wisconsin, so possibly many of the subjects are in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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