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The Albertype Co.

New York (Brooklyn), New York, USA, 1890–1952 (Printer, Publisher, Photographer)

Brothers Adolph and Herman Wittemann founded the company Wittemann Brothers Publishing Company (later known as The Albertype Company) in Brooklyn, New York, in 1887, where they published and printed postcards and view cards for view books. They used the recent innovation of collotype, also known as albertype, to mechanically reproduce images. The Albertype Company operated from 1890 to 1952 and produced over 25,000 collotypes. The company both produced their own photographs and reproduced photographic images produced by other companies and individual photographers. Adolph Wittemann was a photographer and photographed different cities and regions.

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