Adrian Vanderveer Martense was an avid photographer, a member of the Brooklyn Academy of Photography, and a member of one of Brooklyn’s oldest Dutch families. His subjects were his environment, daily activities, and his friends. His photographs were experiments with film and light levels at a time when no one had a light meter – either hand-held or on-board. His lantern slides also had an elaborate mount and he labeled them with a description and his “MARTENSE” stamp.
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