Architecture Images Collection
Scope and Content Note
Photographs and reproductions of American architecture examples, including residences, public buildings, and religious buildings. Images are arranged by the name of the architect or firm, which are listed in the Scope and Content note for each folder. Images by unidentified architects are arranged by type of building.
The collection also includes photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) held in San Francisco, California in 1915 (54 photographs, taken by the official photographer of the PPIE, Cardinelli-Vincent) and 15 photographs of the interior of the Players Club taken by Falk in 1907.
Newspaper articles, both written and collected by Cortissoz, and scrapbooks from the Royal Cortissoz bequest were separated from these images and cataloged in the Library's general collections. In 1991, FARL employee Jane Weaver prepared a brief "Guide to the Royal Cortissoz Papers" ( https://library.frick.org/permalink/01NYA_INST/1qqhid8/alma991007189859707141) which does not list these images.
- circa 1900-1920
- Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948 (Person)
These records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives access policy. Contact the Archives Department for further information.
Royal Cortissoz (1869-1948), 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. As a critic, he consistently championed traditionalism and decried modernism.
In 1897, Cortissoz married Ellen Mckay Hutchinson (d. 1933), a fellow author and editor. They lived on East 82nd Street in Manhattan and had a home on Long Island as well.
Cortissoz was a member of several private clubs in New York City, including The Century Association, The Players Club, and The Coffee House.
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
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Photographs and reproductions of examples of American architecture, including residences, public buildings, and religious buildings. Also includes photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco, California in 1915 and photographs of the interior of the Players Club in New York City.
Bequest of Royal Cortissoz, 1949. Part of his gift to the library upon his death of scrapbooks, reviews, photographs, etc.
Arranged and described by Sally Brazil, 1999. Additional arrangement and folder-level description by Elizabeth Kobert, 2021.
- Finding Aid for the Architecture Images Collection, circa 1900-1920
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- Elizabeth Kobert
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