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Series IV: Photographs


Scope and Contents

This series contains the vast array of family and vacation photographs kept by the Loeb family.

Subseries G: All in a Lifetime photographs are described in Series VI: All in a Lifetime, Subseries C: Photographs. The subseries mentioned in this series is an information placeholder.


  • 1893 - 1997
  • Majority of material found within 1926 - 1998



From the Collection: 70.43 Linear Feet (117 LG (1/95; 97; 99-119) 3 half LG (96, 120 and 121) 7 OS1 (122-127; 129) 1 OS2 (128) 1 OS4 (98) 1 MUSEUM (130) 5 MAP2 Museum (131) )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


This series is arranged into ten subseries plus an inventory of oversized photos.

Subseries A: Art Works contains information about the Loeb art collection.

Subseries B: Households contains photographs taken in and around Loeb homes. Subseries C: Loeb Family contains the majority of photographs of Loeb family members.

Subseries D: Lehman Family contains the majority of photographs of Lehman family members.

Subseries E: Philanthropy contains photographs of philanthropic projects or gatherings.

Subseries F: Vacations contain photographs of Loeb vacations.

Subseries G: All in a Lifetime, 1926-1996 contains photographs that were removed from the collection for the book All in a Lifetime and returned in 2000.

Subseries H: Other People contains photographs mostly of friends, acquantainces, presidents and politicians.

Subseries I: Stereoscopic Slides, Slides, Glass Slides, Negatives is self-explanatory by title.

Subseries J: Unidentified Subseries is self-explanatory by title.

Photographs, Oversized were removed from the general collection due to their size.

Processing Information

The Loebs had multiple households with multiple copies of framed and unframed photographs and albums. The sheer number of photographs filled over thirty manuscript, bankers, and oversized boxes. The majority of photographs were deframed and many of the frames were deaccessioned. Mulitple copies of photographs have been deaccessioned. In some cases, photos have been removed from albums, particularly those albums which were damaged.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States