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Max Obrist Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Obrist, Max.
Title: Max Obrist Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1914-1923
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the amateur photographer (1878-1961). Collection includes seventy-nine original glass stereoscopic photographs, a stereoscope, twenty-three single glass plate photographs and a holographic identification list. Photographs were taken in and around St. Gallen, Switzerland by Max Obrist between 1914 and 1923 and include family portraits, architectural shots, a train accident and his father's embroidery factory.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Max Obrist was a Swiss-born American amateur photographer.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Max Obrist Collection consists of autochrome photographs, stereoscopic photographs and miscellaneous.

Autochrome photographs comprises 23 images of Obrist family members and locations in and around St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Stereoscopic photographs consists of seventy-nine original glass clad photographs taken in and around St. Gallen, Switzerland by Max Obrist between 1914 and 1923 and include family portraits, architectural shots, a train accident and his father's embroidery factory.

Miscellaneous consists of a wood and metal stereoscope and a holographic identification list by Mr. Obrist of the stereoscopic images.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The autochrome photographs have been given sequential numbers and are listed in that order. The stereoscopic photographs are in sequence by the numbers given them by Mr. Obrist (numbers 1 and 34-53 are not used in that sequence).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Obrist, Max.

Subjects

Architectural photography.
Avalanches -- Switzerland -- Photographs.
Color photography.
Embroidery industry -- Switzerland -- Photographs.
Photographers.
Photography, Stereoscopic.
Portrait photography.
Swiss Americans.
Travel photography.

Places

Switzerland -- Pictorial works.

Genres and Forms

Autochromes (photographs).
Photographs.
Stereoscopes.
Stereoscopic photographs.

Occupations

Photographers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Max Obrist Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alfred Obrist, 1985.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: 1993-03-05
Revision history: 12 Oct 2007 - converted to EAD (MRC); 12 Jul 2018 - rehoused and processed with item level description (PRB)

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Inventory

Autochrome photographs
Oversize 1 No.1 Carneval 1922
Oversize 1 No. 2 Carneval 1923
Oversize 1 No. 3 Peter & Paul 1923
Oversize 1 No. 4 Eidgenössische Turnfest 1922
Oversize 1 No. 5 Eidgenössische Turnfest 1922
Oversize 1 No. 6 No. 5 Eidgenössische Turnfest 1922
Oversize 1 No. 7 Convent Stein 1922
Oversize 1 No. 8 Stein 1922
Oversize 1 No. 9 Living room 1922
Oversize 1 No. 10 Säntis 1922
Oversize 1 No. 11 Carneval 1923
Oversize 1 No. 12 Gerhalde 1922
Oversize 1 No. 13 Heiligkreuz 1922
Oversize 1 No. 14 Thur Schwarzenbach 1923
Oversize 1 No. 15 Thur N'büren 1922
Oversize 1 No. 16 Pear tree 1922
Oversize 1 No. 17 The kids 1922
Oversize 1 No. 18 Sitterwald 1922
Oversize 1 No. 19 Miriam 1922
Oversize 1 No. 20 Roses 1922
Oversize 1 No. 21 Ebnat 1922
Oversize 1 No. 22 Spring flowers 1923
Oversize 1 No. 23 Miriam 1922
Stereoscopic photographs
Oversize 1 No. 2 Miriam Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 3 Mary Obrist and friend undated
Oversize 1 No. 4 Obrist family gathering undated
Oversize 1 No. 5 Mary Obrist and Miriam Obrist ? undated
Oversize 1 No. 6 Mary Obrist and Miriam Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 7 Max, Miriam and Alfred Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 8 Max and Mary obrist with Miriam and Alfred undated
Oversize 1 No. 9 Scene in the Alps undated
Oversize 1 No. 10 Miriam Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 11 Obrist family undated
Oversize 1 No. 12 Max Obrist with Miriam undated
Oversize 1 No. 13 Mary Obrist with Alfred undated
Oversize 1 No. 14 Miriam Obrist and snowman undated
Oversize 1 No. 15 Mary Obrist with Miriam undated
Oversize 1 No. 16 Mary Obrist with Miriam undated
Oversize 1 No. 17 Mary Obrist with Miriam undated
Oversize 1 No. 18 Miriam Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 19 Mary Obrist with Alfred undated
Oversize 1 No. 20 Max and Mary Obrist with Miriam undated
Oversize 1 No. 21 Miriam Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 22 Two women undated
Oversize 1 No. 23 Alfred Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 24 Miriam Obrist and dog undated
Oversize 1 No. 25 Street scene, men with donkey undated
Oversize 1 No. 26 Skiers, Mary Obrist and Miriam (in Davos?) undated
Oversize 1 No. 27 Scene in the Alps undated
Oversize 1 No. 28 Max Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 29 Scene in the Alps undated
Oversize 1 No. 30 Miriam and Alfred Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 31 House interior St. Gallen, Switzerland 1921
Oversize 1 No. 32 Miriam Obrist (with bow) and two friends undated
Oversize 1 No. 33 Grospapa and carriage (Jacob Obrist) undated
Oversize 1 No. 53 Railroad accident (avalanche) undated
Oversize 1 No. 54 Railroad accident (avalanche) undated
Oversize 1 No. 55 Railroad accident (avalanche) undated
Oversize 1 No. 56 Swiss farmhouse undated
Oversize 1 No. 57 Colonnade undated
Oversize 1 No. 58 Railroad accident (avalanche) undated
Oversize 1 No. 59 Dog lying in doorway undated
Oversize 1 No. 60 House of Jacob Obrist St. Gallen, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 61 Library at St. Gallen, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 62 Mary Obrist and Miriam (at far right) undated
Oversize 1 No. 63 Sleeping Lion monument Lucerne, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 64 Martha Volpius and Alfred Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 65 Docked sailing ships undated
Oversize 1 No. 66 Swiss embroidery factory, St Gallen undated
Oversize 1 No. 67 Interior of Obrist house St. Gallen, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 6 Bullfighting arena Barcelona undated
Oversize 1 No. 69 Choir stall St. Gallen Cathedral St. Gallen, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 70 Max Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 71 Mary Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 72 Forest trail undated
Oversize 1 No. 73 Wildflowers undated
Oversize 1 No. 74 Forest scene undated
Oversize 1 No. 75 Jacob Obrist house, St. Gallen, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 76 Tree-lined road undated
Oversize 1 No. 77 Obrist family? undated
Oversize 1 No. 78 Miriam Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 79 Winter forest scene undated
Oversize 1 No. 80 Max Obrist house, St. Gallen, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 81 Alfred Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 82 Miriam Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 83 Street scene with donkey and cart undated
Oversize 1 No. 84 Interior of Max Obrist house, St. Gallen, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 85 Wildflowers undated
Oversize 1 No. 86 Street scene with church in background undated
Oversize 1 No. 87 River and bridge undated
Oversize 1 No. 88 Winter village scene undated
Oversize 1 No. 89 Max Obrist and child sitting on rail fence undated
Oversize 1 No. 90 Street scene undated
Oversize 1 No. 91 Covered bridge, Lausanne, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 92 Covered bridge, Lausanne, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 93 Two boys with goats undated
Oversize 1 No. 94 Miriam Obrist undated
Oversize 1 No. 95 Max and Miriam Obrist in the Alps undated
Oversize 1 No. 96 Scene in the Alps undated
Oversize 1 No. 97 Houses in the Alps undated
Oversize 1 No. 98 Cathedral courtyard, St. Gallen, Switzerland undated
Oversize 1 No. 99 Embroidery factory undated
Miscellaneous
Oversize 1 Handwritten list of stereoscopic photographs undated
Oversize 1 Wood and metal stereoscope undated

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