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Edward Epstean papers, 1923-1942. 

Creator: 
Epstean, Edward, 1868-1945.
Phys. Desc: 
8 boxes
Call Number: 
MS#0396
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Pioneer in photoengraving and a collector of literature on photography.

Scope and Contents

This material is chiefly letters concerning the acquisition of books on photography, book lists, dealers' bills, and correspondence relating to Mr. Epstean's gifts of photographic books, etc. to Columbia University and the Library of Congress. There are five boxes of pictures (photographic portraits) of Epstean and other individuals. Also, the typescript of Epstean's translation of Josef Eder's HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY and the galley proofs with Epstean's handwritten corrections; and three loose leaf binders containing reprints and typescripts of articles and speeches by Epstean, and letters of congratulation to him on his receiving several awards.