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Guide to the Jack Margolin Photograph Collection
1950-1996
 PR 316

New-York Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Jack Margolin was born in 1914 in Brooklyn to Russian-Jewish immigrants. He trained as a linotype operator and worked for several newspapers ( The New York Times, Daily News, New York Post) before opening his own small printing company in 1961, which specialized in math and science textbooks published by McGraw-Hill. In 1962, Margolin married Pearl Klein. They had three daughters and lived in Bayside, Queens.

Largely self-taught, Margolin began taking photographs in his 20's. After retiring in 1976, Margolin devoted himself to photography full-time. He was a member of several camera clubs (Fresh Meadows, Metropolitan, Queens) and participated in numerous juried shows. He died in New York in 1996.