Item #1135 1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER

1890s HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA ARCHIVE of ONE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER

Item #1135

There are over 160 pieces of photographic related ephemera in this historical archive, housed in a contemporary three ring binder. Most of the items are from the early 1890s, and include billheads, letterheads, envelopes, correspondence, and brochures. All of the letters are addressed to Simon Rau, (1818-1910) an amateur photographer who lived in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He was the owner of a Pharmacy on Main Street, The Simon Rau and Co.

Many of the items in this collection are graphically pleasing and businesses include:

Carbutt’s Celluloid Films, Philadelphia
CE Hopkins Co., Photographic Sensitized Papers, Brooklyn
WP Buchanan Photographic Supplies, Philadelphia
Eastman Kodak, Rochester
NIC Projector Corporation, NYC
The Forbes Photographic Dry Plates, Rochester
Loeber Brothers Photographic Supplies, NYC
The Scovill & Adams Co., NYC
The Photo American, NYC
Queen & Co - Opticians and Scientific Instrument Makers (Bargain list of photographic material), Phila.
John Haworth Photographic Goods, Philadephia
The Pathescope Company (list of non-inflammable films) NYC
Thomas H. McCollin General Photographic Supplies, Philadelphia
WA Boyd, Salem, NC
EH Fries, Salem, NC
Student Camera Co., NYC
Keystone Dry Plate and Film Works, Philadelphia
Buchanan, Bromley & Co Photographic Materials, Philadelphia
E&HT Anthony, NYC
Wellington anti-screen roll films, Boston
Wollensak Lenses and Shutters (price list)

In the correspondence, there are two letters that mention Rau being an amateur photographer, and two where someone is ordering prints of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that Rau took. Others items mention inquiries into certain types of photographic products and resolving problems. Some of the photographic items mentioned include ferrotype envelopes, Velox, Snap Camera, Gel film, toning solution, Omega paper, transparent film, Solio paper, seed plates, the Victor Camera, tripod, Plain view albums, blue paper, etc.

Some of the companies mentioned have various items included, while others have just one. A true treasure trove of early photographic material all related to one amateur photographer.

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