Artistes Divers JAP PH Minox Print Album. Photograph Album Documenting Primarily Manufacturing Packaging Areas at Various IBM Facilities., 1966
9 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. (24 x 15 cm)
International Business Machines, 1966. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good A collection of photographs, primarily 3 x 4 inches, in an old Minox Print Album, documenting various IBM facilities, mostly related to final packaging of equipment. The album sleeves are coming apart, and would benefit from relocation into another format. The photos themselves are generally in good shape with good contrast. We left them in this album to preserve their order. A few images have been removed (if ever there). First section marked "IBM Poughkeepsie, September 1966", 30+ images, including many cardboard boxes after final closure with names like Friden, Doehler-Jarvis Division, Arden Farm and IBM. One appears to be a punch-card machine read to go. Next section marked "IBM Lexington, September 1966", 32+ images, including images of styrofoam like packaging, and images include typewriters (some on the end of a conveyor line), some marked IBM Electric Typewriter and IBM Selectric, some in and out of boxes. This section appears to show final packaging and how it was done - what we think are air guns, various cardboard/styrofoam packaging components, some people processing typewriters off the line, etc. The next section is marked "IBM Endicott, September 1966", 20+ images, some boxes marked "IBM Systems Manufacturing". We see what appear to be high-speed line printers, reel-to -reel tape drives, and smaller terminal printers in this group. There is also a pocket in rear with some very small negatives (a quick view appears to be more than half family images, with a few that might be manufacturing related, though what and where we can't tell. Perhaps these are clues to the owner if blown up to viewable size. In our experience photograph albums that document any portion of the computer industry are scarce on the market. These don't appear to be professional images (some of the images aren't exactly complementary from a packaging perspective) and are likely to have been taken by someone who worked there or a tour group member.
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Artistes Divers JAP PH | Minox Print Album. Photograph Album Documenting Primarily Manufacturing Packaging Areas at Various IBM Facilities. | 1966 | Zucker Art Books
Near complete(29 issuse minus n. 25,27,28 missing) + 1973 to 1983 complete (109 issues)=145 issues on 148. Complete Review in original general folder-cases made in grey cardboard and linenprinted Rokkor in the back. All in excellent shape.
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Artistes Divers JAP PH | Rokkor Magazine by Minolta | 1955-1958- 1973-1983 | Zucker Art Books
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Artistes Divers JAP PH FRONT: Dai Toa Kensetsu Gaho, 1942-45
Kimura, Kanzano, Sekiguchi, Nishino, Sakaguchi. Front is a tour-de-force of design and photography: Essentially a propaganda magazine it was intended for foreign audiences and presumably distributed to embassies. It was apparently published in fifteen languages. Ironically the magazine was modelled on the famous publication 'USSR in Construction' which was designed by El Lissitzky. Front was a propaganda magazine intended for foreign audiences launched by Tohosha, a publishing company established by members of the International Press Photography Association, at the behest of the army General Staff office with funding from private corporations. A large-format pictorial magazine, it was produced in fifteen languages and distributed to the countries of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. Each issue was devoted to a particular subject (e.g., the navy), and montage was used int he layout (in a manner similar to USSR in Construction, the Soviet Union's propaganda magazine). Hara Hiromu was in charge of design and Kimura Ihee of photography; Kikuchi Shunkichi, Hamaya Hiroshi, and Sonobe Kiyoshi contributed photographs. Toward the end of the war the magazine moved to the building that housed Mojima Yasuzo's photography studio, but the offices were destroyed in an air raid in 1945, along with the "Tokyo at War" issue, which had just been printed and remained undistributed. Altogether, nine issues were published. After the war, the staff set up a short-lived publishing company, Bunkasha. A facsimile edition of Front was published in three volumes in 1989-90.
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Artistes Divers JAP PH | FRONT: Dai Toa Kensetsu Gaho | 1942-45 | Zucker Art Books
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