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Repository: Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum
Source - col: Sipley, Louis Walton, 1897-1968
Source: 3M Foundation
Creator - aut: Underwood, Bert, 1862-1943
Title: Underwood & Underwood collection, Louis Walton Sipley/American Museum of Photography collection
ID: RRML.SC0015
Date [inclusive]: 1925-1947
Physical Description: .21 Linear Feet 1 document box
Language of the Material: English

Abstract: The collection contains records pertaining to the history of Underwood and Underwood, a leading purveyor of stereographic images in the nineteenth century that evolved to become a pioneering news photography agency in the early twentieth century. A small amount of personal material focuses on founding partner Bert Underwood. The collection consists of newspaper and magazine clippings published between 1925 and 1947 and seven brief manuscripts written by Bert Underwood late in his life, in which he recounts some memories from his work and travels.

Scope & Contents: The newspaper and magazine clippings in the collection provide general company history of Underwood and Underwood as well as some personal information pertaining to Bert Underwood, particularly his obituaries and articles published at the time of his 50th wedding anniversary. The manuscripts recount brief stories and impressions from his international travels, including the experience of photographing the coronation of England's King Edward VII.


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.