NEH Grants for Photoarchive

The Frick Collection received two NEH grants totaling $648,900 to digitize and make accessible thirty thousand endangered negatives in the Frick Art Reference Library's Photoarchive, all of them made between 1922 and 1967 from art in private homes and small public collections throughout the United States.

This portrait of Mrs. Daniel Williams (Jane Oldman) is one example of the images in this collection. The pastel drawing, by an unknown 18th century artist, was photographed by a Frick Art Reference Library photographer in 1955 in the home of Helen Cresswell Ellwanger, Rochester, New York.