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E.O. Hoppé papers

Identifier: AG 14

Scope and Contents

This collection has been designated Archive Group (AG) 14. The papers are organized chronologically into one box of five folders. One folder contains biographical notes, the second contains a manuscript, and the last three are labeled “Reminiscences”.


  • 1940-1972


Language of Materials

Material in English

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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical Note

Emil Otto Hoppé was born April 14, 1878 in Munich, Germany, and educated in Vienna and Paris, eventually following his father’s footsteps as a banker. In 1900 he moved to London where he worked in the Deutsche Bank and took up photography as a hobby. In 1903 he was elected to the Royal Photographic Society. He was first recognized as a society portraitist, and in 1907 began his career in earnest as an award-winning photographer, artist, and author. His contributions to the theory and practice of photography have made Hoppé a pioneer in photography as an art medium. Hoppé died December 9, 1972 in London, at the age of 94.


1 Box (0.25 linear feet)

Metadata Rights Declarations

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Papers, ca.1940-1972, of Emil Otto Hoppé (1878 - 1972), photographer and author. The bulk of this collection consists of his handwritten and typescript reminiscences of friends and others who were subjects of his portraits. Includes also some biographical notes and writings by and about Hoppé.


Miscellaneous papers, handwritten and typed, such as biographical notes and manuscripts, organized into five folders chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was a gift of Bill Jay in 1977.

Processing Information

Processed in August of 1984 by Roger Myers.

Finding aid updated by Susan Mergenthal in 2016.

E.O. Hoppé Papers 1940-1972
Finding aid created by Lenox Wiese
© 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

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