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Hambright and Hoachlander Photograph Collection

Identifier: P019

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 30 4x5 inch black and white photographs each with a corresponding negative. In 1987 photographers Anice Hoachlander and Harlan Hambright shot these images to document buildings on the 500 block of 9th Street NW and the 900 block of E Street NW in northwest Washington, D.C. These buildings were torn down to make way for a larger office building.


  • Creation: 1987


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Biographical / Historical

Harlan Hambright was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Tennessee in 1976. In 1980 he moved to Washington, D.C. and founded the architectural photography studio, F. Harlan Hambright and Associates. Anice Hoachlander received her Bachelor of Arts in fine art/photography from George Washington University in 1981. Following the closing of the studio in 1990, Hambright moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia and Hoachlander opened her own studio, Hoachlander Davis Photography, in the District.


1 Boxes

0.1 Linear feet


Processed at an item level without series.

Custodial History

There is no deed of gift and it is uncertain as to how the library acquired these photographs. The box they were stored in was sent to David Maloney in the Historic Preservation Office from the Quadrangle Development Corporation. There is no indication that either one of these organizations donated the images to the Library.

Processing Information

The images were removed from their original housing. Each image was assigned a number and placed in an individual polypropylene sleeve. The images were then placed in an acid-free folder and stored in an archival storage box for long-term storage. Negatives were assigned a number that directly corresponded to the print and placed in individual archival sleeves. Additionally, the collection name and some intellectual information was added to the sleeve. The negatives were then placed in an archival box and placed in the negative cabinet for long-term storage.

Hambright and Hoachlander
An inventory of the Hambright and Hoachlander Photograph Collection at DC Public Library
Finding aid prepared by Mark S. Greek.
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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001