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PIC ID: 365544

Arnold A. Rand

American, 1837-1918


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Arnold A. Rand, a Boston lawyer and Civil War veteran, with Albert G. Ordway, acquired a large collection of Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner negatives formerly in the posession of E. & H. T. Anthony. They assembled a series of albums of prints made from these negatives, though it is not clear whether these were "published". Examples exist in the collection of the New York Historical Society. In December of 1884, the collectors offered to sell the collection to the government. It is described at that point as 4,000 negatives, more than half by Gardner. Instead, the collection passed from Ordway and Rand to John C. Taylor of Hartford. Taylor, with various partners, published and printed from these negatives until the 1900s, when it passed to Edward B. Eaton, also of Hartford. Eaton also published from these, until they were stored away in the 1910s. In 1943, Library of Congress acquired the collection.

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Arnold A. Rand has 2 locations.

Birth (March, 1837)


Death (1918)