Collection Description

The Wolfsonian’s rich collection of works related to the built environment include architectural elements (such as the spiral staircase from a 1930s house in Pennsylvania on permanent display), architectural drawings and plans, photographs of buildings, and many architectural publications. The drawings feature a wide range of building types and usages, from hotels to government offices to train stations to world’s fair pavilions , and include extensive archives for two renowned American firms—John and Drew Eberson and Schultze & Weaver. The Wolfsonian’s library holds a collection of books on architectural history that were part of the library of the American beaux-arts firm George B. Post & Sons.

Bruxelles et l'exposition, 1910 = Brussel en de tentoonstelling, 1910 | Brussel en de tentoonstelling 1910
Streets of Cairo
Firenze-Ponte Vecchio
Tervueren: Musée du Congo
At the San Diego Panama-California Exposition all the year 1915: Marines from U.S.S. San Diego visit exposition
At the San Diego Panama-California Exposition all the year 1915: in the business district San Diego; Broadway
The  builders of Timberline Lodge
Destruction: documents of the war for the independence of Spain
Park approach to West entrance, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, Cal. 1915
Esposizione internazionale, Milano, 1906: arte decorativa (Arch. Locati) | International exposition, Milan, 1906: decorative art (Locati, architect)
[Milan Exposition buildings]
[African American soldier looting an Italian church]
Western Air Lines and subsidiary Inland Air Lines: October 1, 1945
Marina: ing. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni | Marina: Bianchi, Magnani, and Rondoni, engineers
New Orleans city guide