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Taulman Slide Collection

Identifier: 158

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of 366 35mm slides taken by photographers James Taulman, Jan Faul, and Robert Burgess of buildings throughout the city. Collection was assembled by James Taulman.


  • Creation: Unknown



The Library does not hold copyright to these images


0.25 Linear feet (Total Boxes: 1) : Slides

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This collection was purchased by the DC Public Library in 1989.

Related Collections

New York City Architecture, Parks, and Skyline Views, New York Public Library James Taulman Collection, Hennepin Public Library Jim Taulman Slides, Fort Worth Library Archives Jan Faul “Potomac: East and West Portfolio of Prints”, Smithsonian Institution

James F. Taulman

James “Jim” F. Taulman was an amateur photographer. The Texas-based photographer had, at one point, worked as a housing inspector in Kansas.Taulman photographed architecture in cities across the United States and Canada, including New York City, Minneapolis, Fort Worth, and Alberta. His photography slides can be found in several library collections, directly corresponding to the cities in which the photographs were taken.

Jan W. Faul

Jan W. Faul (1945-) was born in Port Chester, New York and is best known for his panoramic photographs of landscapes and historic sites. His mother was an artist and his father was a geophysicist. His family moved often, and Faul had lived in nine homes, both in the United States and abroad, by the time he went to college. Faul attended The George Washington University, where he studied art history and graphics. Upon graduation in 1969, Faul worked in several Smithsonian museums. A self-taught photographer, Faul went on to curate photography exhibits for Senator Howard Baker. This job was a gateway to many opportunities in the photography field. Faul eventually served as Chief Photographer at the Office of Economic Opportunity, and later shot photographs for the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Smithsonian Institution, and Time Magazine. In 1979, Faul moved to Denmark, where he spent the next 10 years taking on a number of commercial assignments. Faul is the recipient of several grants and awards, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies. His work can be found in several corporate, private and museum collections, including the Hirshhorn Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Robert Burgess

Robert Burgess served as a White House photographer from 1979-1981. Since then, he has been a member of the White House Press photographers. In 1981, his photographs were featured among Time Magazine’s “Pictures of the Year.” In 2010, Burgess published Finding Paris: Photographs by Robert Burgess.His work has been featured in several art shows and exhibitions.

Processing Procedure

The collection was processed at the item level. Each slide was examined, labeled and described separately.

James F. Taulman Slide Collection 158
An inventory of the James F. Taulman Slide Collection at DC Public Library
Created by Maya Thompson
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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, MLK Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001