I’ve created a new website for the collection of large format (4″x5″) negatives from the 1950’s that I acquired from the estate of Edward D. Andrus. I have some brief biographical information on Andrus at this time and I’m working on a more complete biography of him. I purchased a collection of several hundred negatives in 1995 from an antique dealer who bought them at auction from Andrus’s estate. I’ve sat on this work for 16 years since I acquired his negatives. I feel that it is time that his work gets seen and shared. I’m embarking on scanning the work and creating an online archive of the images so that historians and archivists can use them as reference.
The site is very new and as time goes on it will grow. Hopefully there will be an appreciative audience of his work especially in the Washington, DC area. There are hundreds of Andrus negatives to pour over and learn from, and discover things. I see it as having hundreds of windows into the past in which the shades are getting pulled up and light put into after nearly sixty years of darkness.
Give the site a look.. It will grow as time goes on.. here is the link: 1950’s DC Photographer – Edward D. Andrus