Black Star Collection: Card Set



This card set includes ten 5x7" folded cards with envelopes, each featuring a photograph reproduction from the Black Star Collection. To preserve the historical accuracy of the original captions, American spelling, grammatical errors and outdated language have been maintained.

About the Black Star Collection
Assembled over a period of eighty years at the Black Star photo agency in New York City, the photographs in the Black Star Collection represent the personalities, events, and conflicts of the twentieth century. The collection, acquired in 2005 for Ryerson University, comprises nearly 300,000 photographs by more than 6,000 different image-makers, including many seminal figures of twentieth-century photojournalism. Working collaboratively in New York City with the founders and editors of such weekly magazines as Life, Look, and the Saturday Evening Post, these photographers established the conventions of the published photo essay as a means to convey narrative information.