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George Braun     

George E. Braun began taking pictures as a hobby in 1913. He later took up photography as a profession, working as a free-lance photographer for various New York City newspapers, and was for many years the official photographer for Vassar College. When he retired in 1951, George and his wife Florence moved from Poughkeepsie, New York to Ridgefield, Connecticut. There they sold minerals under the business name of “The Brauns” from their home at 57 High Ridge Avenue.

George advertised under the name “The Brauns” in Rocks & Minerals magazine beginning in July-August 1959; in 1961 they offered “Western minerals, Mexican specimens, Wulfenite, Selenite, Mica, Pyrite.” They also sold sets of 12 thumbnails: “Basic collection $6, Intermediate collection $6, Advanced collection $7.50, Collectors collection $10.” Beginning in May-June 1964 he advertised under the name “George Braun,” offering “Collections of mineral specimens, old collections of rare and good quality minerals wanted” in Rocks & Minerals magazine. Ads continued intermittently through May 1967. Florence Braun, like her husband, was a member of the Danbury Mineralogical Society and the Stamford Museum Mineralogical Society; she died on November 24, 1967.
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