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Abraham Josephson photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0246

Scope and Contents

Abraham Josephson photographs consist of oversize images of advertisements. These include Sylvania television, ice cream, and cookware. Photographs are color as well as black and white.


  • 1960-1980


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

From 1968 to 1972, Abraham Josephson was a faculty member of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. He also graduated from the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, a precursor to RIT. In 1965, he ran for Executive Council Representative for the RIT Alumni Association. The ballot states:

Abraham J. Josephson, PH '39, graduated from the Institute in 1939 with a major in Commercial Photography, after which he was employed as a photographer with Sibley, Lindsay, and Curr Co. in Rochester. Since 1945 Josephson has operated his own studio which specializes in advertising photography. He received a P.P. of A. Master of Photography degree in 1958, and has been active as a lecturer on photographic techniques at numerous conventions. Among his hobbies and interests he includes woodworking, ceramics, and golf.

A copy of the ballot is included in the collection.


8 Item(s) (1 Oversize lid box)




Abraham Josephson photographs contain eight images of advertisements. Josephson was a student and faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology.


Photographs are arranged numerically.

Physical Location

C.S. Mid-Range, Shelf 62

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Abraham Josephson photographs


Photographs are 16 x 20 inches

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
Abraham Josephson photographs
RIT Archives
Amy Vilz
12 September 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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