Negatives

Los Angeles Trolley

Digitized negative of a trolly, March 1959.

The Negatives series consists of roughly 100,000+ photography negatives ranging from 1949-2016, with the bulk of the collection starting from the 1950s. It is the bulk of the the Joe and Henk Friezer Photography Negatives Collection, a collection of work by father and son photographers Joe and Henk Friezer, freelance photographs who lived in and built their studio in Los Angeles. The pair photographed many local community and family events such as weddings and private events; numerous local and national businesses and organizations, including Occidental College, the Los Angeles Public Library, and Coca Cola; numerous photographs in local newspapers such as the Northeast Newspaper, South Pasadena Review, and San Marino Tribune; and a wide range of events of historical significance, both nationally and locally. The collection, the bulk of which spans from 1955 to 1999 and which focuses heavily on Northeast Los Angeles where the photographers were based, captures the changes in the Northeast Los Angeles region through photojournalism, portraits, and commercial photography for local businesses and organizations.
1. Numbered Client Commissions
 
Client commissions, in this case, all negatives pertaining to a particular commission, are stored either loosely or in (non-archival) plastic sleeves in envelopes marked with the client, month, year, commission number, and any other relevant details.
2. Unsorted Client Commissions

This sub-series includes boxes donated without client commission numbers listed on the side of the box, boxes/trays listing only the client and year(s), and unlabeled banker boxes. A quick survey indicates that some of these envelopes may be numbered and therefore refiled into the numbered client commissions sub-series if appropriate.