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Haloid Company Collection, ca. 1920s
P-242  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Haloid Company Collection, ca. 1920s
    Dates: 1925
    Collection Number: P-242
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: 1 ov)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
    Abstract: The prints in the Haloid Company Collection pre-date the company's involvement with xerography. They appear to be photographs intended to be used as examples of the various textures of "modern photographic papers."
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Haloid Company Collection, ca. 1920s. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Haloid Company, Rochester, New York, was founded in 1906 to manufacture and sell photographic paper. In 1958, the name of the company was changed from the Haloid Company to Haloid Xerox Inc. Three years later, Haloid Xerox became Xerox Corporation.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The prints in the Haloid Company Collection pre-date the company's involvement with xerography. They appear to be photographs intended to be used as examples of the various textures of "modern photographic papers." All ten prints are ten by fourteen inches and are black and white studio portraits of young women. The hair and fashion styles of the subjects, along with other props such as a telephone, suggest that the photographs were created in the 1920's. Each print has been individually housed in a folder labeled according to the photograph's own description of its paper or texture. The original envelope is included with the collection and includes the company logo along with the description "Haloid Photographic Papers of Quality." The address is given as The Haloid Company, Rochester, New York.

    Indexing Terms

    Camera, early photography & moving pictures