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Chicago Colortype Company ledger, Louis Walton Sipley/American Museum of Photography collection

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Repository: Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum
Source - col: Sipley, Louis Walton, 1897-1968
Source: 3M Foundation
Creator: Zeese, Gustav A., 1867-1930
Title: Chicago Colortype Company ledger, Louis Walton Sipley/American Museum of Photography collection
ID: RRML.SC0017
Date [inclusive]: 1897-1900
Physical Description: .83 Linear Feet 1 flat box
Language of the Material: English
Text [box]: 1

Abstract: Ledger contains financial information about the Chicago Colortype Co., a three-color photoengraving plant which began operations around 1895. Includes correspondence from Gustav Zeese, developer of the process used by the company who also served as general manager of the manufacturing department.

Scope & Contents: The material in the ledger primarily relates to the Chicago Colortype Company, a three-color photoengraving plant in Chicago, and documents the early success of the company as well as its gradual decline. The ledger includes financial statements such as balance sheets and profit and loss statements as well as correspondence from Gustav Zeese.


Creation of this finding aid was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant #MA-30-15-0019-15.