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Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989

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9.5: Research Photographs , circa 1915-1970s

Found here are photographs which were primarily compiled by McCoy as research photographs during her work as a writer. Many of these photographs were taken to accompany her series of travel articles written for the Los Angeles Times. Files are arranged by subject, and often document craft and architecture in various countries such as Italy, Mexico, Brazil, and Israel. Also found are files of photographs documenting California architectural history. Researchers should note that related photographs may be found among McCoy's architectural writings in Series 4.
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
The bulk of this subseries has been scanned.
Description Container Select
Art Deco in Los Angeles, circa 1930s-1960s
(Photographs by Julius Shulman have not been scanned)
37
43
Brazil, circa 1959
(Oversized items housed in Box 43)
37
44
Brussels World's Fair, 1958
37
45
California Architectural History, circa 1920s-1970s
(Photographs by Julius Shulman have not been scanned)
37
46-47
Colorado, circa 1965
37
48
France, circa 1960s
37
49
Ghana, 1965
37
50
Guatemala, circa 1960s
37
51
Israel, circa 1960
37
52
Italy
Architecture and Design, 1956-circa 1960s
37
53
Basketry, circa 1950s
37
54
Ceramics, circa 1952-1960
37
55-57
Furniture, circa 1950s-1960s
37
58-60
Glass, circa 1950s-1960s
38
1-2
Handbags, circa 1950s
38
3
Ivrea (Olivetti Company), circa 1960s
38
4
Marble, circa 1954-1964
38
5-6
People and Landscapes, circa 1959-1960
38
7-10
Piedmont Castles, circa 1960s
38
11
Sculpture, circa 1950s
38
12
Textiles, circa 1950s
38
13
Wood Crafts, circa 1950s
38
14
Mexico
Cuernavaca, circa 1954
38
15
Folk Architecture, circa 1950s
38
16-18
Furniture and Crafts, circa 1950s
38
19-20
University of Mexico, Campus, circa 1950s
(Oversized items housed in Box 43)
38
21
University of Mexico, Estadio Olimpico, circa 1952
(Oversized items housed in Box 43)
38
22
Miscellaneous, circa 1950s
38
23-28
Negatives, circa 1950s
38
29
Norwegian Crafts, circa 1960s
38
30
San Diego Architecture, circa 1915-1970s
(Oversized items housed in Box 43)
38
31
Shrines of Nigeria, 1967
38
32
Triennale of Milan 1957, circa 1957
38
33-35
Unidentified Architecture, circa 1950s-1970s
38
36-37
Oversized Photographs of Brazil, circa 1959
(See also Box 37, Folder 44)
43
Oversized Photographs of University of Mexico, Campus, circa 1950s
(See also Box 38, Folder 21)
43
Oversized Photographs of University of Mexico, Estadio Olimpico, circa 1952
(Scanned with Box 38, Folder 22)
43
Oversized Photographs of San Diego Architecture, circa 1915-1970s
(Scanned with Box 38, Folder 31)
43

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