The Horydczak Photograph Collection is organized in three series according to physical format--negatives, transparencies, and prints. Each series has many subseries.
Background and Scope
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,...
Theodor Horydczak Biographical Information
Little is known about Theodor Horydczak himself. According to the 1930 Census, he was born in Poland in 1889, and the Social Security Death Index lists his death in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, in 1971. With his wife Frederica he had one daughter Norma. He is believed to have taken up photography during or after World War I, possibly while a member of the U.S. Army...
Horydczak's Photographic Equipment and Technique
In taking his photographs Horydczak usually employed a large-format camera, the Gold Ansco, which was well suited to photographing views and buildings. He appears to have favored the eight-by-ten-inch negative format.