(1897-1994) The son of artists, Harold Haliday Costain began to foster his creative talents as a youngster, taking music lessons and studying the graphic arts at the Art Students League in New York. Given his first camera by his father in 1913, the young Costain quickly perceived the medium's ability to record a narrative swiftly and accurately. He exhibited his first photograph at the age of 17. During WWI, Costain served in the Navy, taking photos and playing first coronet in the Navy band directed by John Phillip Sousa. Following the war, Mr. Costain began his 70-year-long professional photographic career as a silent film maker. Through a music student, he met the inventive motion picture artist Gerald J. Badgeley, who offered him a position assisting the chief cinematographer. Using a large format camera, Costain recorded the peek of action in each scene. In the mid 1920s Costain opened a studio in Scarsdale, NY, specializing in advertising, architectural, and narrative photography. Among his commissions were stunning series on the Avery Salt Mines in New Iberia, the Jack Frost sugar factory, and southern plantations. Costain's work was widely exhibited around the world and was awarded numerous medals, trophies, and certificates. He won awards from many prestigious salons, including several annual conventions of the Photographers Association of America, the International Exposition Salon, and the Preston Scientific Society Salon.