Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Morith Collection


Collection ID:
Frick, Frank, 1828-
Physical Description:
1 Photographic album
151 prints
2 Items
box cameras

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
One photography album of Frick's world travels. Also includes two box cameras.


One flat box for album. Each camera is in a box.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical / Historical
Frank Frick was a merchant of Baltimore, Maryland, a patron of the arts, and during the last years of his life, traveler to Asia, Africa, and Europe. The album is 50 pages, each with hand tinted albumen prints and extensive hand painted margin decorations. The album itself is most likely American, but the photographs are Yokohama studio productions, mostly by the Tamamura studio. There are two vintage cameras: an 1898 Kodak :"Bullseye" and a 1920s Enemann Heig XII (not operational).
Biographical / Historical
This photography album are from a dispersed set documeting Frick's world travels.


Custodial History
Gift of Thomas E. Morith, 2013.

Digital Content

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Preferred Citation
Morith Collection. FSA.A2013.03. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

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Local Numbers

Local Numbers
FSA A2013.03


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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
National Museum of Asian Art Archives
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