Joseph Ernest Mock Papers

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Joseph Ernest Mock papers
Creator: Mock, J. E. (Joseph Ernest), 1867-1944
Call Number: D.163
Dates: 1888-1968
Physical Description: 4 boxes, 1 volume
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Business documents
Series III: Photographs
Subseries I: Family photographs
Subseries II: Photographs of individuals and portraits
Subseries III: Photographs of buildings, places, organizations
Subseries IV: J.E. Mock photographs - mounted on panels
Series IV: Other materials
Sub-series I: Photographic awards, 1904-1938
Subseries II: Sketches, postcards, etc.
Collection Overview
Title: Joseph Ernest Mock papers
Creator: Mock, J. E. (Joseph Ernest), 1867-1944
Call Number: D.163
Dates: 1888-1968
Physical Description: 4 boxes, 1 volume
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Joseph Ernest Mock was born in Alsace. He attended St. Joseph's College in Matzenheim until the age of 16 when he came to America. Upon arriving, Mock worked for various professional photographers while saving enough to open his own photographic studio.

Mock specialized in portrait work, and was known worldwide for his photographic abilities. His studio was located in the Sibley block of downtown Rochester. He won numerous awards for his work, and he also served as the president of the Professional Photographers Society of New York for the years 1915, 1921, and 1922. He was also known locally as the organist and choir director of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.

J.E. Mock married and had three daughters. He died on September 6, 1944 at the age of 76; he was survived by two of his daughters, Colette Mock Leinen and Alma Mock Smith, and their children. Florence Armbruster, his sister-in-law, succeeded him in his studio work.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of professional correspondence, printed ephemera relating to the Mock photography studio, newspaper clippings, diplomas and awards, music and photographs. The photographs are primarily portraits of his family, taken by Mock; work by other photographers is noted. There is also a set of 38 panels mounted with examples of all photographic processes used by Mock from 1888 to 1941. The bound volume is a mass presumably composed by J.E. Mock.

Some additional portraits of Rochesterians by J.E. Mock may be found in the 1917 "American Red Cross" photograph album, CX 42.

Subject(s):
Photography
Correspondence
Photographs
Mock, J. E. (Joseph Ernest), 1867-1944
Photographers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alma Mock Smith, June 1977.Access
The Joseph Ernest Mock papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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[Item title, item date], Joseph Ernest Mock papers, D.163, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence: J.E. Mock, 1910-1919
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence: J.E. Mock, 1920-1929
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence: J.E. Mock, 1930-1944, undated
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence: Colette Mock Leinen, 1915-1955, undated
Series II: Business documents
Box 1, Folder 5J.E. Mock Studio business
Box 1, Folder 6J.E. Mock Company pamphlets
Box 1, Folder 7J.E. Mock advertisements
Box 1, Folder 8J.E. Mock biographical material - newspaper clippings, 1909-1968
Box 1, Folder 9J.E. Mock notes
Series III: Photographs
Subseries I: Family photographs
Box 1, Folder 11Family photographs: J.E. Mock and child
Box 1, Folder 12Family photographs: Mock child
Box 2, Folder 1Family photographs: Mrs. J.E. Mock, Colette Mock Leinen, Mock grandchildren (Leinen child), Mrs. Mock's Father (?)
Box 2, Folder 2Family photographs: Mock grandchildren
Box 2, Folder 3Family photographs: Mock grandchildren (Smith children)
Box 2, Folder 4Family photographs: Mrs. Mock
Box 2, Folder 5Family photographs: Colette Mock Leinen
Box 3, Folder 1Family photographs: Alma Mock and Frank Smith wedding
Box 3, Folder 2Family photographs: Alma Mock Smith
Box 3, Folder 3Family photographs: Florence Armbruster
Box 4, Folder 1Family photographs: J.E. Mock - some by unidentified photographers
Box 4, Folder 2Family photographs: Frank J. Smith
Box 4, Folder 3Family photographs: Mrs. J.E. Mock, J.E. Mock, 3 daughters
Subseries II: Photographs of individuals and portraits
Box 1, Folder 15Photographs: unidentified portraits by unidentified photographer
Box 1, Folder 16Photographs: Pirie MacDonald by unidentified photographer
Box 1, Folder 17Photographs: Elias Goldensky by Minya Diez-Duhrkoop
Box 4, Folder 5Photographs: unidentified portraits
Subseries III: Photographs of buildings, places, organizations
Box 1, Folder 13Photographs: Mock Studio by unidentified photographer
Box 1, Folder 14Photographs: St. Bernard's Seminary - Class of 1940, building by unidentified photographer
Box 3, Folder 4Photographs: Alsace by unidentified photographers
Box 3, Folder 5Photographs: Officers of National Photographers Association - negative by J.E. Mock
Box 4, Folder 4Photographs: Holy Family Church Choir by unidentified photographer, 1899
Box 4, Folder 6Professional Photographers conventions
Subseries IV: J.E. Mock photographs - mounted on panels
Oversize Box 1, Object 1Albumen prints, 1888, 1889, 1889; Platino prints, 1890, 1892, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895
Oversize Box 1, Object 2Gum prints, 1896
Oversize Box 1, Object 3Gum prints, 1896, 1897
Oversize Box 1, Object 4Platinum, 1898, 1899, 1899 - Carbon 1899
Oversize Box 1, Object 5Platinum, 1900, 1901 - Carbon 1902
Oversize Box 2, Object 6Platinum, 1903
Oversize Box 2, Object 7Platinum, 1904, 1905 - Chloride 1906
Oversize Box 2, Object 820 x 24 negative - Chloride, 1907
Oversize Box 2, Object 920 x 24 negative - Chloride, 1908
Oversize Box 2, Object 10Chloride, 1912
Oversize Box 2, Object 11Chloride, 1913
Oversize Box 2, Folder 12Chloride, 1914
Oversize Box 3, Object 13Chloride, 1915
Oversize Box 3, Object 14Chloride, 1916
Subjects: Mayor Cutler/Mrs. B. Bickel and child

Oversize Box 3, Object 15Bromide, 1917
Oversize Box 3, Object 16Chloride, 1918
Oversize Box 3, Object 17Chloride, 1919
Subject: Rev. Alphonse Notebaert, D.D.

Oversize Box 3, Object 18Chloride, 1920
Oversize Box 3, Object 19Chloride, 1921
Oversize Box 4, Object 20Paper negatives - chloride, 1922
Oversize Box 4, Object 21Chloride, 1923
Subject: Frederick W. Warner

Oversize Box 4, Object 22Chloride, 1924
Oversize Box 4, Object 23Chloride, 1925
Oversize Box 4, Object 24Chloride, 1926
Oversize Box 4, Object 25Chloride, 1927
Oversize Box 4, Object 26Chloride, 1928
Oversize Box 5, Object 27Chloride, 1929
Oversize Box 5, Object 28Chloride, 1930
Oversize Box 5, Object 29Chloride, 1931
Oversize Box 5, Object 30Chloride on celluloid, 1932
Oversize Box 5, Object 31Chloride umbertone, 1933
Oversize Box 5, Object 32Chloride umbertone, 1934
Oversize Box 6, Object 33Umbertone, 1935
Oversize Box 6, Object 34Chloride umbertone, 1937
Oversize Box 6, Object 35Umbertone, 1941
Oversize Box 6, Object 3616 x 20 negative
Oversize Box 6, Object 37-38Photographs, undated
Oversize Box 7, Object 1-12Unidentified photographs
Series IV: Other materials
Sub-series I: Photographic awards, 1904-1938
Object 1-6Framed documents
Object 7Plaque
Box 4, Folder 7J.E. Mock awards, diplomas, membership, citizenship
Subseries II: Sketches, postcards, etc.
Box 1, Folder 10Colette Mock - oil painting by Colette Mock
Box 1, Folder 18Postcards: George Eastman and Eastman House
Box 2, Folder 6J.E. Mock sketches, caricatures, parodies and humor
Volume 1Mass composed by J.E. Mock


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