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Max Obrist Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: 1993-03-05

Biographical History

Max Obrist was an American amateur photographer.

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.


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.

Subject Headings


Obrist, Max.


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


Switzerland -- Pictorial works.

Genres and Forms

Architectural photography.
Photographic plates.
Stereoscopic photographs.



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.

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