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Elias Goldensky Papers, Louis Walton Sipley/American Museum of Photography Collection

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Repository: Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum
Creator: Goldensky, Elias, 1867-1943
Source - col: Sipley, Louis Walton, 1897-1968
Source: 3M Foundation
Title: Elias Goldensky papers, Louis Walton Sipley/American Museum of Photography collection
ID: RRML.SC0005
Date [inclusive]: 1895-1943
Physical Description: .42 Linear Feet 1 box
Language of the Material: English

Scope & Contents: This collection comprises one box of materials dating from 1895 to 1943 and includes business records, correspondence, and graphic materials related to Goldensky's technical discoveries and photography business, including a catalog from the Goldensky School of Photography, and studio lease agreements. Of note are portraits of Russian author Maxim Gorky; material that documents Goldensky's experimentation with lighting and exposure; and a 1933 letter to Goldensky from Franklin D. Roosevelt in which FDR thanks Goldensky for the photograph of his mother.


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.