Lawson, Edward Godfrey
Newton, Norman T.
Griswold, Ralph E.
Webel, Richard K.
1920 - 1930
Known as Lawson Collection, the name has been changed in "Landscape Architecture Collection" thanks to the studies made by Charles Birnbaum in 2006. He has discovered that the authors were four Landscape Architecture Fellows at the American Academy in Rome in the period between 1920 and 1930: Norman T. Newton, Ralph E. Griswold and Richard K. Webel. Most of the photographs have been taken by Edward G. Lawson as it is written on the verso.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The main subjects are villas, gardens and palaces, but there are also city views and landscapes. The collection contains images from Italy, England, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland and Japan.
The miscellanea contains botanical details, gates, fountains, wall treatments and iron works.
For about ca. 50 images the photographer has not been identified.
ARRANGEMENT AND PROCESSING INFORMATION
2100 prints (12x18 cm), similar to postcards, are glued on cardboard, with a little hole on the bottom as they were filed in the wooden drawers of the Library card catalogue.
All prints have been re-housed in single polyester sleeves and conserved in 7 acid-free boxes shelved in the AAR Photographic Archive consultation room.
The entire collection has been digitized.
2100 photographic prints as postcards.
The Photographic Archive is open to public Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Contact Photo Archive
Requests for commercial use and high resolution images and other professional services must be sent to the Academy's Photo Archive.
American Academy in Rome
Via Angelo Masina, 5B