Bob Kaufman Collection of Negatives and Proofs

Friday, September 23rd
9:00am - 3:00pm

                                                      Bob Kaufman Collection of Negatives and Proofs

                  The remaining collection of Bob Kaufman's  negatives and proofs will be made available - free of charge and on a first-come basis - at the Hamburg Historical Society museum from 9 AM to 3 PM on September 23rd, 24th, and 30th and on October 1st. The collection is comprised of thousands of portrait proofs Kaufman took of his many customers from the 1950's through the 1980's. Visitors will be free to take as many of the proofs of their family, friends and classmates as they want.

                Robert Edward Kaufman was born in 1927 and was raised in Orchard Park, where he graduated from high school. For many years he lived on the first block of Long Avenue in Hamburg. His successful photography business was a short walk from home - at first occupying the Kronenberg Building, and perhaps more memorable to locals, in the narrow shop at 31 Main Street. Portraits of many wonderful faces were always on display along the walls leading to his studio, which was located at the rear of the camera shop.

                During this event, the Hamburg Historical Society will be making available for sale for $5 apiece any of its nearly 400 Hamburg High School and Frontier High School yearbooks, which cover the period from the 1920’s through the 1980’s. 


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