Assembled over a forty-year period by
photography curator Joseph Armstrong Baird, Jr. the collection contains approximately 1663
photographs of architecture and urban views primarily in Europe, but also including 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.
Joseph Armstrong Baird, Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1922. He received his
BA from Oberlin College in 1945 and an MA and a PhD from Harvard University in 1947 and
1951. His area of expertise was Californian and Mexican art and architecture.
(approximately 1,663 items)
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