Pirie MacDonald Portrait Photograph Collection [1885]-1942 (bulk 1900-1942)

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Pirie MacDonald Portrait Photograph Collection, [1885]-1942 (bulk 1900-1942)

Pirie MacDonald Portrait Photograph Collection [1885]-1942 (bulk 1900-1942)

The collection consists of 500 portraits of men made in New York City between 1900 and 1942. Dramatic lighting characterizes MacDonald's soft focus head-and-shoulder portraits, which are contact prints from glass negatives.

29.0 Linear feet; (25 boxes)

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