Alland, Alexander Sr (Alexander Landschaft) 1902-1989
Salo, Matt Dr.
Ostroff, Eugene (NMAH Curator) d. 1999
Ahlborn, Richard E
Haberstich, David E 1941-
Kaslov, Steve King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies ca. 1888-1949
China Daily News
United States Works Progress Administration
Silver gelatin on paper, 8" x 10", some with linen mounts
0.25 cu. ft.: 4 boxes
Black Jews 1930-1940 New York (State)
Swedish Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
Yugoslav Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
Armenian Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
African Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
African Americans 1930-1940 Virgin Islands
Romany Gypsies 1930-1940 New York (State)
Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Mohawk Indians 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Gypsies Romany 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Korean Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Mexican Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Scottish Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Syrian Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Welsh Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Indians Mohawk 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Turkish Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Morroccan Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Luxembourg Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Japanese Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Haitian Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Filipino Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Estonian Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Dutch Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
New York N.Y
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
Bowery (New York, N.Y.)
Chinatown (New York, N.Y.)
St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)
Born Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia, Aug. 6, 1902; last name originally Landschaft. At 12 built own camera and assisted a professional photographer. Relocated in Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, apprenticed to a photographer (1920), then opened own portrait studio. Emigrated to U.S. 1923, working in photo-finishing businesses and home portraiture. Became well-known as photographer of New York ethnic groups, 1930s; published books on subject. Amateur photographic historian; located the Jacob Riis negative collection and made it available, and published monographs on Riis, Jessie Tarbox Beals, and Heinrich Tonnies.
Series 1: 273 photoprints, most ca. 1932-1943, taken primarily in the Virgin Islands and New York City. The Virgin Islands series was made on a special documentary project in 1939; the New York photographs relate to Alland's largely self-assigned documentation of ethnic and religious groups, including the "Red Bandanna" Romany Gypsy group in the Bowery, a black Jewish congregation (the Commandment Keepers, whose synagogue was located above a drugstore at 128th Street and Lenox Avenue), Mohawk Indians in Brooklyn, and many other groups, listed below. The "Judaism" folder contains New York scenes plus views of a Virgin Islands synagogue, with related images in the Virgin Islands folder.
Series 2: Four audiotape cassettes, interviews with Alland, 1985 (by Richard Ahlborn, Eugene Ostroff, and Matt Salo), and 1986 (by Richard Ahlborn and David Haberstich).
Alexander Alland, Sr., Photoprints, 1932-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
Poster design for the Serpan exhibition at the Kootz Gallery. At upper right, an inverted letter "S" printed in green, the word "SERPAN" printed on top, alternating between black and white letters. At lower left, a large "K" made of black and green elements. Below "K," printed text with gallery information in green and black. At lower right, a photoillustration of a painting included in the exhibition.
Envelope for the Albany Report, Inc. Blue insignia at left, centered between "ALBANY REPORT" in bold black text, four arrows in a minimalist form of compass rose. Blue printed text vertically at center.
Business card for the Albany Report, Inc. Blue insignia at center, centered between "ALBANY REPORT" in bold black text, four arrows in a minimalist form of compass rose. Blue printed text above and below, black printed text at lower right.
Vertical format brochure booklet for Soulages exhibition at Kootz gallery. Both front and back cover have a 3-inch bar of black ink on the left, white paper at the left margin and at the right; printed text on white part only. Inside are pictures, text, and checklist for the Soulages paintings. Verso: gallery address and artist listing.
Engraving with etching, brush and watercolor on paper
Europe and USA
Research in Progress
Vertical format. Exterior view of an architectural design for theater. The portico is shown, in Roman Doric style, with six columns. Three figures standing on the porch. The rest of the building is enveloped in clouds, also above building. At lower left: "A. J. Davis del.;" lower center: "W. Hooker Printer;" lower right: "Rawden, Wright and Co. Sc N. York;" "Sera Arch." Caption below.