Transworld Feature Syndicate is a photo agency credit we see regularly on photo print verso’s on our archive edits – but have very little information.
The New York-based Transworld Feature Syndicate Inc. was formed in 1950 by Ida Landau, before later being run by her son Albert after ill health forced Ida to take a back seat. The core of the business was selling feature material and photos to publishers around the world, and as the name suggests they soon had offices located right around the globe from Paris to Oslo, and Stockholm to Buenos Aires, as well as many other major cities. During the latter years of that decade, Albert gained a new client in Martin Goodman, and began managing the distribution rights to reprints of material from both the Marvel Comics and Magazine Management parts of his business, before going onto to also do the same for other New York-based comic book companies of the era.
Here’s the closest we’ve got via information into our Press Photo History project here
After several requests to license the material by photo researchers and documentary film makers we have decided to put a call out for information.
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