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C. D. Arnold photographic collection, 1892-1901

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3464749 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Arnold, C. D (Charles Dudley), 1844-1927
Title C. D. Arnold photographic collection, 1892-1901
Physical Description 102 photographs
Language(s) English
Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

The Charles Dudley Arnold photographic collection is composed of three parts. The first is a collection of 47 platinum print photographs showing views of the Columbian Exposition. These photos were formerly mounted in an album from the library of McKim, Mead & White, architects. This album was v.10 of a 14 volume "collection of albums of photographs, illustrations from periodicals, clippings and sketches depicting works of the firm," now in Avery Classics at AA 712 M195.

The second part of the collection contains 26 platinum and albumen print photographs, mounted on board, showing views of the World's Columbian Exposition. Twenty of these photographs show buildings under construction, including three views of Louis Sullivan's Transportation Building.

The third part contains 28 platinum and albumen print photographs, mounted on board, showing views of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Also included is one gelatin silver print photograph of a model of the Electric Tower, signed by architect John Galen Howard.

General Note

Exhibitions: Picturing the white city, architectural photography from the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893 : an exhibition of photographs, drawings, and ephemera from the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, commemorating the centennial of the Chicago World's Fair. Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Nov. 1993 - Jan. 1994

Avery Library's Department of Drawings and Archives collection also houses some photographs from v.2 of the McKim Mead and White albums. These photographs show the Columbian Exposition buildings under construction and were part of the exhibit, Picturing the white city.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., Mail Code 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Preferred Citation

C. D. Arnold photographic collection. Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy prints of the 1963 accession may be consulted in the Dept. of Drawings and Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Revision Description

2009-02-04 File created.

2009-10-02 File revised.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architectural photography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McKim, Mead & White Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pan-American Exposition (Location of meeting: Buffalo, N.Y.). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1901 :.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World's Columbian Exposition (Location of meeting: Chicago, Ill.). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1893 :.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Charles Dudley Arnold, 1844-1927, was the official photographer of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo.