Stefan Lorant collection ca. 1869-1993 1920-1992


Stefan Lorant collection ca. 1869-1993 1920-1992

A founder of modern pictorial journalism. Photographic documentation collected by Lorant represents German history from the Bismarck era to the Nuremberg Trials (ca. 1871-1946). A smaller portion of the collection consists of stills from Lorant's silent films and personal photographs of himself, his friends, and family. Extensive correspondence from his American years primarily concerns book projects.

ca. 47 linear ft.; (47 boxes)




SNAC Resource ID: 6665357

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