Henry Clay Frick: The New York Residence

At the time of Frick's death in 1919, he willed to the public his New York residence and all of its contents, including art, furniture, and decorative objects, as a museum. This album of photographs, all taken in 1927 by Frick Art Reference Library photographer Ira W. Martin, represents the earliest known photographic documentation of the interior of the house at 1 East 70th Street. Four years later after these photographs were taken on the death of Frick's wife, Adelaide, the trustees of The Frick Collection began the transformation of the house into a museum. The Frick Collection opened to the public in 1935.

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Bookplate, engraved by Timothy Cole, 1929.

The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Carriage entrance on 70th Street. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Main Entrance Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

West Vestibule. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Dining Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Dining Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Dining Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Dining Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Dining Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Organ Niche and Main Staircase. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Organ Niche and Main Staircase. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Main Staircase and Organ Screen. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

South Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

South Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Fifth Avenue Garden, taken from the window of the Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Fifth Avenue Garden, taken from the window of the Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Interior Courtyard, taken from the window of the Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Interior Courtyard, taken from the window of the Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Loggia, Fifth Avenue Garden. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Loggia, Fifth Avenue Garden. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Enamels Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Enamels Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Henry Clay Frick's Office. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Henry Clay Frick's Office. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Henry Clay Frick's Office. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Henry Clay Frick's Office. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

North Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Fragonard Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Fragonard Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Fragonard Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Main Staircase and Second Floor Landing. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Second Floor Landing. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Second Floor Hallway. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Adelaide Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Adelaide Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Adelaide Frick's Bathroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Adelaide Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Helen Clay Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Helen Clay Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Henry Clay Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Henry Clay Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Henry Clay Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Henry Clay Frick's Sitting Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Henry Clay Frick's Sitting Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Henry Clay Frick's Sitting Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Guest Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Guest Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Helen Clay Frick's Sitting Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Helen Clay Frick's Sitting Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Guest Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Adelaide Frick's Boudoir. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Adelaide Frick's Boudoir. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Adelaide Frick's Boudoir. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

Breakfast Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927

Breakfast Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927

Breakfast Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927