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Joseph C. Farber Papers and Photographs, ca. 1930-1990 (bulk 1960-1990)

Photographer:
Farber, Joseph C. 1903-
Donor:
Farber, Joan C. Dr
Subject:
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826
Palladio, Andrea architect
Herodotus
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
Raleigh's Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.)
United States Department of Agriculture
Physical description:
Color transparencies and negatives: Dye on film
Photoprints: Silver gelatin on paper, up to 11" x 14"
Photonegatives: Silver gelatin on film
Est. 15 cu. ft.: approx. 71 boxes, various sizes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Proof sheets
Contact sheets
Proofs
Correspondence
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Greece
United States
Italy
New England
Essex (Conn.)
New York (N.Y.)
Boston (Mass.)
Cambridge (Mass.)
Maison Carree (Nimes, France)
Springfield (Ill.)
Hannibal (Mo.)
Villa Rotunda (Vicenza, Italy)
Monticello Va
Date:
1962
1962-1990
ca 1930-1990
bulk 1960-1990
1960-1990
1950-2000
Notes:
Farber became a photographer after retiring from business, 1960s.
Summary:
Black-and-white negatives, black-and-white prints, and color transparencies, mostly created for specific book projects, articles in Antiques magazine, etc. Generally, color was used for magazine articles, while black-and-white images were intended for books. Collection also includes photographs of personal or family significance, and some early artistic efforts. Non-pictorial portion consists primarily of material related to Farber's publications: correspondence, galley proofs, reviews, etc.
Photographs include projects related to Thomas Jefferson (e.g., Monticello), classical architecture, Essex, Connecticut, etc. Buildings photographed include Raleigh's Tavern, Williamsburg, Va.; Independence Hall, Philadelphia; Maison Carree, Nimes, France; St. Paul's Chapel, Boston, Mass.; White House, Washington; New York City landmarks; sites in Springfield and New Salem, Ill., associated with Abraham Lincoln; historic buildings in Boston and Cambridge,Mass.; Hannibal, Mo.; Deerfield, Mass.; New England churches and meetinghouses; and buildings and objects from ancient Greece, which were published with excerpts from Herodotus' History of the Pelopponesian Wars (Farber called this group of images "Herodotus"); and Italian villas designed by Andrea Palladio, such as the Villa Rotunda. Some pictures relating to themes of democracy were inspired by the U.S. Bicentennial celebration.
Cite as:
Joseph Farber Papers and Photographs, ca. 1962-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Dr. Joan C. Farber
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
Ruins
Architecture
Villas
Churches
Architecture, Ancient
Architecture, Classical
Architecture, Italian
Architecture, Renaissance
Churches--Quaker
Classical architecture
Black-and-white negatives
Local number:
1994.3134 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Processing incomplete; contact D. Haberstich for access. Unrestricted research use on site, by appointment. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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