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Reginald Sellman photographs

 Collection 0505-MDHC

This collection includes 35 glass negatives photographed by Reginald Sellman dating from 1913 to 1919. Places illustrated in the negatives include an unidentified Maryland sanitarium, Gwynns Falls, and Elk River. The outdoor images were taken on a camping excursion. There are also eight glass negatives of Bruce Darden Sellman at ten-weeks and sixteen-weeks old. Other identified individuals in the negatives include a Miss Tucker, Miss Darden, Minnie Lesher, and Frank Hundley.


  • May 28, 1913-October 3, 1919

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 Negative (Photo) Boxes)

Custodial History

This collection was purchased by the University of Maryland Libraries from Palinurus Antiquarian Books on March 26, 2018.

Processing Information

Upon arrival, the materials were re-housed into an archival quality box and placed in acid-free protective sleeves. Glass plate negatives were re-ordered into numerical order, which is also chronological. The original envelopes have been saved and can be found in the box with the slides. The original plate number was transferred to the new envelope. All other information can be found on the original envelope itself.

Guide to the Reginald Sellman photographs
Processed by Jennifer Piegols and Emily Flint
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742