Four Bachrachs

Bradford Bachrach

The Courier v. 9 no. 2, 1972, p. 14-36.


The art collections in the George Arents Research Library are greatly enhanced by the Louis Fabian Bachrach Sr. Papers, the gift of the Bachrach family, documenting the career of a leader in the photographic arts. In addition to manuscripts of magazine articles, speeches and interviews, correspondence and subject files, the collection includes some 200 photographs made by Mr. Bachrach and members of his family: his father, David, and his sons, Louis Fabian, Jr. and Bradford Bachrach.

With the exception of a few early scenes of the MarylandDistrict of Columbia area, the photographs are examples of the fine portraiture for which the Bachrach name is famous. The portraits include American presidents, cabinet members, heads of state of other countries, university presidents, religious leaders, musicians, presidents of industrial organizations and people of prominence in many other fields.

All but two of the portraits reproduced here, which have been provided· by Mr. Bradford Bachrach with his brief history of the family's development in photography and comments on the portraits, have been added to the Bachrach Collection at Syracuse.