For sale: A photographic archive that documents the American advancement of industry spanning from 1938 to 2007.
The photographs were commissioned and meticulously taken by one company, to be used for advertising and marketing purposes. (A full client list is available).
This archive documents the invention of automatic doors, the drive thru, early McDonalds, department store interiors with advertising signs, Buckminster Fuller and the Geodesic Dome, and mobile television broadcasting.
• There are approximately 250,000 items. Most of the archive contains 8 x 10 and 4 x 5 inch black and white negatives with corresponding vintage gelatin silver contact prints in good conditions.
• There are approximately 155,000 negatives, and 85,000 prints in various sizes. Sizes include: 11 x 14-inch prints, 8 x 10, 5 x 7, 4 x 5, prints along with a few 35mm acetate negative and some contact sheets. There are also a few color stereo chromes.
• The archive also contain a ledger indicating the year, the assignment, the location, and the photographer.
This collection consists of hundreds of images that tell the story of urban development and the evolution of the world of work in a nascent consumer society. They sum up approximately 70 years of a profound change of the landscape.
Here are some examples of the photographs included in this archive:
The collection has been assessed and valued for sale.
If you are interested in knowing more details including a list of clients the agency worked for and the price please contact: John Staszyn on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org