Fox Movie Flash Street Photography Records, 1930-1975
Selle, Joseph 1906-1988
Fox Movie Flash
Fox Movie Flash Co
4 cu. ft. : 7 boxes
Joseph Selle was a street photographer operating a business called Fox Movie Flash at 942 Market Street, San Francisco. The donor of the collection, Bob Rose, also worked as a photographer for the company. The photographers used modified DeVry movie cameras to photograph pedestrians on speculation, hoping for future orders. According to Andrew Eskind of the Visual Studies Workshop, the business was in operation from the 1930s-1970s.
Primarily the business records of Joseph Selle, a street photographer who worked for the Fox Movie Flash Co. Receipts, tax records, insurance papers, correspondence, cashbooks, daybooks, etc. Samples of photographs from the business, including some celebrities.
Fox Movie Flash Street Photography Records, ca. 1930-1975
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
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