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INVENTORY OF THE JOSEPH BAIRD COLLECTION OF 19TH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHS, circa 1870-1920
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Description
Assembled over a forty-year period by photography curator Joseph Armstrong Baird, Jr. (1922-1992) this collection contains circa 1663 photographs of architecture and urban views in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Mexico and Hawaii in North America. Most of the photographs date from the late nineteenth-century, although a few are early twentieth-century prints.
Background
Joseph Armstrong Baird, Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1922. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College in 1945 and an M.A. and a Ph.D from Harvard University in 1947 and 1951. His area of expertise was in Californian and Mexican art and architecture.
Extent
64 boxes (circa 1663 items)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.