Farber, Edward Rolke
State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Papers of farber, a prize-winning Milwaukee Journal photographer and inventor of the first portable flash unit called the stroboflash used by news photographers. The papers manily concern his development of the stroboflash, which the Journal began using in 1942, and his company, Strobo Research Inc. There is also information about Aladdin Neon Signs, Inc., an earlier company founded by Farber; Farber's childhood and personal life; and material concerning his mother, artist Elfie Farber. The collection includes biographical information, a baptsim record and baby books, clippings, advertising, patents and other technical drawings and specifications, letters from Elfie to Edward during World War II service, and posters advertising the stroboflash and a 1981 exhibition of Farber's photographs.