The Photoarchive is a study collection of about 1.2 million photographic reproductions of works of art from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century by artists trained in the Western tradition.
Mapping the Frick Photograph Campaigns, 1922–1967
To expand this resource, Helen Clay Frick organized dozens of photograph expeditions between 1922 and 1967 to record significant and rarely reproduced works of art in North America. To enhance the discoverability of these materials, the Library collaborated with the Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information at Hunter College, the City University of New York, to develop the interactive digital map featured below. This digital tool traces the movement of Library staff and photographers as they traveled across the United States and documented paintings and sculptures in private homes and little-known public collections.
Thanks to the efforts of several interns, especially Eileen Ogle, Liliana Morales, Ava Katz, and Paul Bendernagel, who developed this digital map, the Photoarchive has mapped ten of these tours; staff hopes to include all known expeditions in the future.