Studio Photograph of a Man and Woman
Studio Photograph of a Man and Woman
Studio Photograph of a Man and Woman

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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Art ➔ Studio Photograph of a Man and Woman

An albumen photograph of an unidentified man and woman in a photographic studio. The man is seated and the woman stands to his right.

The frame is marked on the verso illegibly, however the date of 1878 seems readible. The marking is likely a patent or patent applied for date. The wooden frame oval-shaped with a gold leaf liner. The photo is double matted.
circa 1878
Wood, glass, matting material and paper photograph.
8"" h 6 1/4"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of Old Collection

Old Collection

James A. Straub
James A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.

Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.