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Author/Artist Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948.
Title Architecture Images Collection, circa 1900-1920.
Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box).
Arrangement Arranged alphabetically by architect.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  MS.19    AVAILABLE BY APPT
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Summary Photographs and reproductions of examples of American architecture collected by Royal Cortissoz, including residences, public buildings, and religious buildings. Collection includes 54 photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco, California in 1915 (taken by the official photographer of the event, Cardinelli-Vincent) and 15 photographs of the interior of the Players Club in 1907 (taken by Falk).
Biographical/historical note Royal Cortissoz (1869-1968), respected American art critic, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He trained as an architect, spending six years working at the firm of McKim, Mead, and White before embarking on his journalism career. Cortissoz served as the art critic for the New York Tribune (later, New York Herald-Tribune) from 1891-1944 and was the author of art books, exhibition catalogs, and countless articles and reviews.
Cite as Architecture Images Collection. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Source of acquisition Gift of Royal Cortissoz, 1949.
LC subject Players (Club)
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Architecture -- United States.
Genre/Form Photographs.
WorldCat no. 605941518

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