HU OSA 320-2 Amateur Photographs (Amatőr fénykép gyűjtemény)

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 320-2
Amateur Photographs
1910 - 1986
Description level
Extent and medium (processed)
1 Archival boxes, 0.13 linear meters


Name of creator(s)
Péter Forgács

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
Over 250.000 amateur photo prints from before World War I till around 1988. The entire collection amounts to over 250 archival boxes. The smaller part of the collection are pre- World War II black and white prints arranged in family photo albums. Many of the albums have titles, and the photos are accompanied with captions naming the locations in the pictures. The second and larger part of the amateur photo collection are the color photographs developed by the Hungarian state-owned company OFOTÉRT. The overwhelming majority of this color photograph collection is from the second part of the 1980s. The photographs document people's everyday life in Hungary - children, family holidays at lake Balaton, river Danube, lake Velencei, and family events, and quite typically, houses being built by the prospective homeowners themselves during the weekends - as well as some public, historic events as seen through private eyes, for example 1st of May celebrations in the Kadar regime. Most of the pictures' colors are off, with too much magenta. About 100 thousand color prints are still in rolls, uncut, as they came out of the printing machine at OFOTÉRT in the 1980s. The smaller part of the color print collection is cut to size, mostly 9x13 cm. The images show faces and private spaces of people whose photos are kept in the archives without their consent and who probably will never be identified. Access to this collection is free for research and academic use, however the reproduction of images within the collection is restricted for privacy reasons.

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Not restricted

Azonosítási Adatcsoport

HU OSA 320-2
Amatőr fénykép gyűjtemény
1910 - 1986
Leírás szintje
Terjedelem, adathordozók (feldolgozott)
1 levéltári doboz, 0.13 folyóméter

Kontextusra vonatkozó adatcsoport

Az iratképző(k) neve
Péter Forgács

A tartalomra és a szerkezetre vonatkozó adatcsoport

Jövőbeni gyarapodás

Nem várható

A hozzáférésre és használatra vonatkozó adatcsoport

Jogi helyzet
Not restricted
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