Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Ernest Born lithographs, 1930-1931

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 8066740 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Born, Ernest, 1898-1992
Title Ernest Born lithographs, 1930-1931
Physical Description 15 lithographs
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.

Description

Publication Date

1930-1931

This collection contains lithographs of New York City streets, buildings and other structures drawn and printed by Ernest Born during the period 1930-1931. The suite of 15 completed images are New York City subjects originally contracted by a London art house; but, due to the 1930's depression, the transaction was not completed and the project remained in the Born family archives. The original edition was 20 prints of each image, of which five to 13 of each image survive. The lithographs are titled as follows: "Brooklyn Bridge" "Late Afternoon" "Battery Place" "East River Bend" "New York Public Library" "Grand Central Station" "Park Avenue and Lincoln Building" "Trinity Church" "Wall Street" "Garment Center" "Foundation Construction" "6th Avenue Elevation" "Jeannette Park Curve" "Bank of Manhattan and US Treasury" and "Frankfort Street.".

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 & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Preferred Citation

Edward Born lithographs. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Lithographs Processed SMH 2010.

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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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Lithographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Born, Edward, 1898- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York Public Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Streets -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trinity Church (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Ernest Born was born on February 21, 1898, in San Francisco. Educated at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Architecture, Born received his A.B. in 1922 and his M.A. in 1923.

Ernest and his wife Esther, also an architect, lived in New York City in the 1920s-1930s, where they were part of the burgeoning art community. Born was chief art editor for The Architectural Record and The Architectural Forum from years 1933-1936. He was also a major contributor to Pencil Points and American Architect.