Image-based research, archival consulting, & historical resource management

  • Image & historical research for publications, documentaries, exhibitions, & new media
  • Appraisal & processing of archival collections for photographers, organizations, & families
  • Finding-aid creation & image cataloging
  • Curate digital exhibits and collections
  • Rights and licensing coordination
  • Digitization of historical materials

Current work:

UCAN (The Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network
Big Joe Williams, 1962

Raeburn Flerlage Archive

During the 1960s, Raeburn "Ray" Flerlage happened upon an unlikely career: Photographer of Chicago's burgeoning blues, folk and jazz scenes. As Flerlage described it in 2000, " Chicago was home base for the era's most influential songwriters and performers Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Willie Dixon. Little Brother Montgomery, Sunnyland Slim, Magic Sam and many other legendary names. The established Chicago photographers of the day were all busy with other projects, so it feel to a newcomer to capture this incredible musical epoch. As the only nominee, I was elected." Armstrong-Johnston is thrilled to represent the Raeburn Flerlage estate in the sale of the photographer's voluminous archive. To learn more, visit: armstrongjohnston.com/flerlage
 
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Image Credits:
W.D. Kerfoot block, 1871. i02857. Courtesy, CHM
Soldier Field meet, 1924. SDN-065072. Courtesy, CHM
Identification card, 1961. Private collection