Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner , 1935-1955 is an extensive archive from architectural photographers Samuel H. Gottscho and William H. Schleisner documents building styles and trends throughout the nation. The collection also records interiors of middle- and upper-class society homes. Special features include images of the 1939 New York World's Fair and gardens of prominent property owners.
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These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
- The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
- Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
Related Collections and Exhibits
- Creative Americans: Portraits by Van Vechten, 1932-1964
- Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-1932
- Taking the Long View, 1851-1991
- Touring Turn-of-the-Century America, 1880-1920
- Washington As It Was, 1923-1959
Recommended additional sources of information.
Specific guidance for searching this collection
Because this is a collection of architectural photographs, it might be difficult to find people in them. Search on man, person, or names of groups of people, such as students or workers.
While the emphasis of the collection is on New York City, many other geographic locations are included. Search on specific city or state names, such as Philadelphia or Connecticut to view these photographs.
For help with search words, go to the Architecture and Interior Design for the 20th Century Subject Index.
For help with general search strategies, see Finding Items in American Memory.