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W. & F. Langenheim Company Records

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Repository: Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum
Creator: Langenheim, W. & F.
Source - col: Sipley, Louis Walton, 1897-1968
Source: 3M Foundation
Title: W. & F. Langenheim Company records, Louis Walton Sipley/American Museum of Photography collection
Date [inclusive]: 1848-1953, undated
Physical Description: 1 folder
Language of the Material: English

Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, and patent documentation related to the W. & F. Langenheim Company from 1848 to 1953.

Scope & Contents: This collection includes correspondence regarding Langenheim's request to use William Henry Fox Talbot's talbotype (also known as the calotype) process in the United States. Also included are copies of Talbot's 1847 patent, advertisements for magic lantern shows, and Frederick Langenheim's patent for “Improvement in Photographic Pictures on Glass,” or hyalotypes. Of note is an 1853 letter to W. & F. Langenheim signed by Millard Fillmore, in which the outgoing 13th president commended them for their “specimens of fine magic lantern slides.”

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.