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Title: Morris Rosenfeld, posed view, 1961

Accession Number: 1984.187.168728F
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Type: black-and -white negative
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, NY, Morris Heights
Date: 1961-05-21
Materials: Kodak film
Description: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 Kodak negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons May 21, 1961. View of Morris Rosenfeld in yachting clothing, seen posed with a camera in front of his chase boat, FOTO. Morris was a first generation imigrant whose parents came to the U.S.A. in 1887. Morrises original goal was to be a doctor and he worked part time as a photographer to this end and in the early years was a news photographer. Morris worked with Edwin Levick around 1905 and became interested in photography as a career. Morris was also the manager of a portrait studio (1903), a freelance, and finally opened his own studio around 1910. This image was taken when Morris was approximately 76 years old. Typed on original negative sleeve: "168728 / 5/21/61 / Portrait of MR / 5799". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.

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