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- About this Collection
- Background and Scope
- Selected Bibliography
- Theodor Horydczak - Biographical Information
- Cataloging the Collection
- Digitizing the Collection
- Photographic Equipment and Technique
- Rights And Restrictions
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Background and Scope of the Collection
The Theodor Horydczak Collection documents the architecture and social life of the Washington metropolitan area in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, including exteriors and interiors of commercial, residential, and government buildings, as well as street scenes and views of neighborhoods. A number of Washington events and activities, such as the 1932 Bonus Army encampment, the 1933 World Series, and World War II preparedness campaigns, are also depicted.
The photographer's daughter and son-and-law, Norma and Francis Reeves, presented the collection, consisting of more than 32,000 items, including approximately 17,450 black-and-white photographs, 14,000 negatives, and 1,500 color transparencies, to the Library of Congress in 1973. Approximately 14,350 digital images are included in this online collection.
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||Memorial Bridge Construction [ view selections]|
||Cherry Blossoms [ view selections]|
||Washington, D.C. in Color [ view selections]|
||People [ view selections]|
An essay about aspects of Horydczak's photography can be viewed in American Memory: " Theodor Horydczak's Washington."