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Max Obrist Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Obrist, Max.
Title: Max Obrist Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1914-1923
Quantity: 1 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 an American amateur photographer.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Max Obrist Collection consists of 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.

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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

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

Places

Switzerland -- Pictorial works.

Genres and Forms

Architectural photography.
Photographic plates.
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)

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Inventory

An inventory has not yet been created for this collection. Please contact the Repository listed above for more information.

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