Albertype Company photographs
Collection of photographs created by the Albertype Company of street scenes and buildings in various Kansas towns.
- approximately 1910
- Albertype Co. (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
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History of the Albertype Company
In 1890, Adolph and Herman L. Wittemann founded the Albertype Company, a postcard and viewbook publishing company based in Brooklyn, New York. Herman Wittemann owned the company. The Albertype Company used a then-recent technological innovation, the collotype, to photomechanically reproduce images through the use of photographic negatives. From 1890 until its closing in 1952, the Albertype Company produced over 25,0000 prints through the work of agents, such as Adolph Wittemann, taking photographs of different cities and regions and reproducing the images as collotypes. The collotypes were then used to reproduce images used in postcards and viewbooks published by the company. The Albertype Company also reproduced images taken by other companies.
17 folders : Sizes of photographs vary.
RH PH P139
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Wisconsin State Historical Society, 1957.
- Guide to the Albertype Company Collection
- Albertype Company photographs
- Finding aid prepared by nb, 1986. Finding encoded by cmp, 2021.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Albertype Company photographs, RH PH P139, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.