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commercial photography

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: The activity of creating photographs for advertising, communication, display, instruction, or other industrial uses. Typically commercial photography is undertaken for catalogs, brochures, manuals, press releases, and advertisements.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Oversize Items

Scope and Contents

The material in this series consists of the two volumes of the Medical Tribune newspaper, paintings and illustrations of equipment, vinyl records from the Dewolf Music Library used for background music for film, television, and radio, drug leaflets and portfolios, a ledger and the N. B. Keeney and Sons Bean record, labels and sample books, painted transparencies, other miscellaneous oversized materials such as posters and signs, and the Uriah Upjohn medical journal.

Dates: 1875-1986

Photographs, 1944, 1947-1948

Scope and Contents Series of photographs taken at Doubleday Brothers and Company. Photographs include the store, offices, departments, employee parties, warehouse, displays, and employees. The photographs were taken mostly in the 1940s of the store at 241 East Michigan around 1944 and in 1948. There also is a series taken during a fire in February, 1948 which damaged the store and offices tremendously. The series taken in September was after the renovation. Almost all of the photographs, except the ones of the...
Dates: 1944, 1947-1948


Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection composed of material relating to the publication Kalamazoo Lost and Found written by Lynn Houghton and Pamela O’Connor, and published by the Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission in 2001. The collection contains research on individual sites included in the book and material that relates to the production and publication of the book designed to be a fundraiser for the Commission, a city-advisory board for the City of Kalamazoo. The majority of material in this...
Dates: 1994-2006

Photos & Banker’s Box Folders

Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection documents the history and the operations of the Upjohn Company. The collection consists of manufacturing records produced from the tablets, pills and special formulas departments as well as individual researchers; full financial statements from 1901-1933 as well as a full run of annual reports from 1945-1986; real estate files; advertising and publicity as well as marketing and sales files; complete runs of Upjohn News, Scope, and The Overflow; company appraisals; and a...
Dates: 1875-2001