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O'Grady (Frank) photograph collection
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Description
The Frank O'Grady photograph collection contains approximately 220 photographic prints of newsworthy events produced by the Underwood & Underwood photo syndicate for potential publication in various New York City newspapers in 1919. The collection was assembled by Francis (Frank) O'Grady, who was hired as a courier for the Underwood & Underwood photo syndicate in 1919. O'Grady was instructed to dispose of photographs that were not used by publications during his daily deliveries. Occasionally, O'Grady kept photographs that piqued his interest instead of throwing them away. The collection also includes approximately 40 cigarette cards picturing Adolf Hitler and Nazi Party activities throughout the 1930s, produced and published by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst as part of a series titled "Sammelwerk Nr. 15: Adolf Hitler." The Sammelwerk Nr. 15 cards may have been collected by Frank O'Grady's son, Donald O'Grady, during his service for the United States Army Air Corps, or by another family member.
Background
[Adapted from donor's statement by Donald DiPietro:]
Extent
0.42 Linear Feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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