Picturesque Rochester collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains clippings, invitations, and correspondence regarding the Picturesque Rochester art competition. Coverage includes the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th competitions, held 1911-1913. There are also a few items, mainly notices and exhibit programs, related to other art exhibitions and local arts of that era.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Historical Information: Picturesque Rochester
Picturesque Rochester was an art competition beginning in 1910. The Mechanics Institute Department of Applied and Fine Arts and its superintendent, Frank von der Lancken sponsored the contest along with a local citizen. Designed to increase appreciation of the beauty of the city of Rochester, focus was particularly on areas that were in danger of disappearance due to the rapid urban development of that era. All mediums were acceptable, but entrants were advised that photographs or work of a mechanical nature would not be admitted. Entries were then reproduced in local newspapers and journals.
Contains correspondence, clippings, exhibit programs, invitations, and calls for entries relating to Picturesque Rochester, an art competition at the start of the twentieth century.
Chronological by material type.
C.S. North, Shelf 31, Box 147
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.
- Picturesque Rochester collection
- RIT Archives
- Amy Vilz
- 13 July 2011
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