The People and Places Collection casts a wide net, encompassing various peoples, cultures, and locations worldwide. It houses thousands of photographs, ranging from travel and architecture to ethnology and eugenics. From Orville Wright to Frank Lloyd Wright, The Archive houses private and commercial images of the men and women who were the undisputed leaders in their fields. Part of the collection consists of photographs by ethnologists Curtis, Rinehart, Dixon, and Nowell. From the grand cities of Europe, the ruins of Egypt, and the exotic cultures of The East, The Archive contains thousands of photographs by tourists and natives alike. An extensive collection of hand-colored Japanese photography resulted in various exhibitions and the book Geisha: A Photographic History, 1872-1912.
Note: Some photos may contain graphic images.
All images are available for licensing as rights-managed stock photography and reference material.