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Loeb Photography Collection (MS363)

 Collection
Identifier: MS363
The collection contains photographs and negatives predominantly of historic Alexandria buildings and civic life from the 1910’s to the 1940’s. A small number of prints are from the late 19th century. The collection is made up of black and white prints and acetate negatives, with a small number of glass plate negatives and glass lantern slides. The collection has been split into two series.

Dates

  • 1888 - 1941

Creator

Condition Description

Glass plates are fragile, and paper copies should be used when possible. If necessary, photos and negatives are to be handled with untreated nitrile or latex gloves.

Extent

3.05 Linear Feet (8 boxes, 320 folders)

Biographical / Historical

Morris Loeb was a photographer in Alexandria for 55 years on 418 King street. Born Morris Leibowitz in Russia, April 1st 1878, Morris was trained in photography before coming to America with his wife Dora in 1906 and was naturalized in 1914.  Morris worked with the Harris and Ewing photography studio in Washington D.C. before opening his own studio in Alexandria in 1909. He retired in 1864, and died July 31st, 1969 in Harrisburg, PA at the age of 91. He was a member of the Washington Masonic Lodge No. 22, the Alexandria Scottish Rite Temple, a charter member of the Kena Temple Shrine, and a founding member of the Agudas Achim Congregation. He had four children: Eva Cohn, Sara Hamburger, Jennebelle Weinstein, and Joseph Loeb.

Condition Description

Glass plates are fragile, and paper copies should be used when possible. If necessary, photos and negatives are to be handled with untreated nitrile or latex gloves.

Creator

Title
Loeb Photography Collection Finding Aid
Status
under_revision
Author
Adrian Vaagenes
Date
2017-07-10
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library Repository

Contact:
717 Queen Street
Alexandria VA 22314 United States
703-746-1791