Guide to the George B. Holsinger photograph collection, 1860s-1900s

George B. Holsinger photograph 1860s-1900s C0186


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

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George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Holsinger, Geo. B. (George Blackburn), 1857-1908
Title George B. Holsinger photograph collection
Date 1860s-1900s
Physical Characteristics .25 linear ft.
Abstract This collection contains forty photographs including tintypes and cartes de visite mounted on paper backings, taken by unknown photographers, depicting portraits of George B. Holsinger. This collection provides a unique look at a man aging as well as changes in photographic processes through the late 1800s.
Collection number C0186
Language English

Biographical Information

George B. Holsinger (1857-1908) was a composer and music teacher originally from Pennsylvania. From 1882 to 1898 he was director of the music department at Bridgewater College in Virginia. Over his lifetime he composed over 200 songs and his work includes "Song Praises" from 1906 and "Psalms and Hymns".

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Scope and Content

This collection contains forty photographs including tintypes and cartes de visite mounted on paper backings, taken by unknown photographers, depicting portraits of George B. Holsinger. This collection provides a unique look at a man aging as well as changes in photographic processes through the late 1800s.

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Arrangement

Organized chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There may be use restrictions on some of the fragile photographs.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds many other photograph collections.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Holsinger, Geo. B. (George Blackburn), 1857-1908--Photographs.

Document Types:

Cartes de visite.
Photographic prints.
Portraits.
Tintypes.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George B. Holsinger photograph collection, Collection #C0186, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection purchased from Fine Antiquarian Books in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Greta Kuriger in January 2011. EAD markup completed by Greta Kuriger in January 2011.

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Contents List

An electronic box inventory is unavailable. Please contact speccoll@gmu.edu for more information.
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