C. F. Judson Collection of Photographs of Swiss Mountains Finding Aid

Title

C. F. Judson Collection of Photographs of Swiss Mountains Finding Aid

Date

Late 19th century

Description

A finding aid to the C. F. Judson Collection of Photographs of Swiss Mountains held at the Henry S. Hall, Jr., American Alpine Club Library.

Language

English

Format

Rights

The American Alpine Club Library

Source

The American Alpine Club Library Archives

Publisher

The American Alpine Club Library

Biographical Text

Charles Francis Judson was a physician who resided in Philadelphia, PA who published several articles on pediatrics in the early years of the twentieth century. Judson was also a mountaineer who authored an article on the Col de Balme for the American Alpine Journal and whose climbs between 1888 and 1892 are listed in Early American Ascents in the Alps. His collection of photographs contains 12 pictures of the Swiss Alps by various photographers. Several of these images are attributed to the noted mountaineer and photographer, Vittorio Sella. Others are by Swiss photographer Alexander Flury of Pontresina and the photographic studio Spooner & Co. of London, England.

Birth Date

1869

Death Date

1948

Provenance

Flury, Alexander
Judson, Charles Francis (1869-1948)
Sella, Vittorio 1859-1943
Spooner & Co. (photographic studio)

Types of materials

Photographic prints

Physical Contents Extent

12 prints

Total Linear Feet

.25 linear feet

Arrangement

The photographs in the C. F. Judson collection have not retained their original order. While a small number of creators are identified, most of the photos remain unattributed. The photos arrived in an album, but have since been removed. The album is the last item in the box.

Processing Note

This finding aid was compiled by Micah Messenheimer, University of Denver graduate student, 2010, and AAC Library intern under the supervision of Gary Landeck, Library Director, and Beth Heller, Preservation Librarian.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Access Policy or Physical Access

Housed in the rare books room, the C. F. Judson Collection is non-circulating. Items may be requested and viewed under supervision of staff in the AAC Reading Room during regular library hours or by appointment.

Files

Judson Finding Aid.pdf

Citation

“C. F. Judson Collection of Photographs of Swiss Mountains Finding Aid,” The Collections of the American Alpine Club Library, accessed August 11, 2020, http://library.americanalpineclub.org/items/show/150.

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