American 19th-century holdings
Frederick Evans, known for his extraordinary platinum prints of English architecture, is...See more
Frederick Evans, known for his extraordinary platinum prints of English architecture, is represented by almost 300 images, and there are almost 500 vintage prints by Eugène Atget, the unassuming French commercial photographer who has become a seminal figure of modern photography. The collection of Alvin Langdon Coburn, a preeminent figure of the Pictorialist Movement, was bequeathed to the Museum by the photographer. It contains over 1,000 prints and nearly 18,000 negatives, and is rivaled only by the collection of his work at the Royal Photographic Society in Bath, England. The Museum’s collection of almost 10,000 Lewis Hine prints and negatives is definitive.