Brown Studio Collection

Dublin Core


Brown Studio Collection


World War II


The collection, donated by Brown’s grandson Scott Brown, is composed of three hundred and fifty four photographs and some newspaper prints ranging from the post-World War I period to just after World War II. Leaders, dignitaries, soldiers, popular places, and many other subjects are depicted throughout the collection.


Eileen R. Dennis


Brown Studio Collection


Hofstra University


c. 1920 to c. 1950


Scott Brown


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War, politics, World Leaders




English, German, Italian.


World War II.

Date Created


Collection Items

228 E 41st St, New York, NY
A 1940 tax photograph of Brown Studios' eventual address.

Abe Isoo
A photograph of Abe Isoo (1865-1949), a moderate socialist who became the president of the Social Democratic party and the Social Masses party.

King Gustav V
A photograph of King Gustav V of Sweden (1858-1950). His motto was: “With the people, for the Fatherland.” He was a Nazi sympathizer, though he did disapprove of Hitler's treatment of the Jews.

Benito Mussolini
Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), the fascist dictator of Italy from 1922 to 1943. He was titled 'Il Duce,' which means 'The Leader' in Italian. He led the National Fascist Party and later joined Germany and Japan to form the Axis Powers during the war.

Haile Selassie
Haile Selassie (1892-1975) was the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. Ethiopia was targeted by Italian imperialism in 1935, but was liberated with the help of British, French, Belgian, and South African troops in 1941. He was considered the…

Victor Emmanuel III
A photograph of King Emmanuel III of Italy (1869-1947), who reigned from 1900 to 1946. He appointed Benito Mussolini to the position of Prime Minister in 1922. He also abdicated his throne to his son, Crown Prince Umberto in 1946.

Young Fascists Parade
The young fascist corps, called the “Figli della Lupa” Roman Wolf’s sons, carrying miniature rifles, shown parading past Mussolini.

John Nance Garner
John Nance Garner (1868-1967), a Democratic representative from Texas (a member of the 71st-73rd Congresses) and the 32nd Vice President of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. He was the fifth cousin of former President Theodore Roosevelt, as well as the former Senator and Governor of New York. Roosevelt entered…

Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. He was also the former Governor of New Jersey and the President of Princeton University. He was in office during World War I and was one of the four main…
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