The name used by the photographer Albert Levy in these series is:
- Albert Levy's Photographic Series of Modern American Architecture
The photographs were taken, for this leading french photographer, in the period between 1870-1885.
Albert Levy's photographs are the selection of the works of well known architects of the United States who designed buildings and great residences in the mid of the XIX century (see in this blog the name of all these architects).
The BNF has the catalogue of Albert Levy with photographs until 1887. Having a look at the catalogue, we can see the cities Albert Levy travelled to with his camera to choose the best buildings of each one.
The best American photography museums own series of Albert Levy's series of American Architecture
Museums with Albert Levy photographic series of American architecture ( Vintage american architecture XIX century):
- Art Institute of chicago (Halic Collection)
- Boston Public Library
- Avery Library
- Canadian Centre for Architecture
Albert Levy has vintage photographs of the following cities of USA (total of 663 photos from 1870's)
Amerique du Nord
Maisons prives (Private houses)
Washigton,Baltimore, Boston,New York, Philadelphia,Albany,Chicago, Cleveland, Brooklyn N.Y., Rochester, Buffalo,Detroit, Cincinatti.
Maisons de campagne (Houses of the outskirts)
Elberon, Long Branch, Orange, Hartford, Newport, Dorcester, Pride Crossing, Jamaica Plain, Beverly fram, Cincinatti, North Easton, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Bar Harbor, Monmouth Beach, Stokem's N.J., Manchester Mss., Longwood Mass, Cambridge Mass., Mount Auburn, o, Walnut hills, Avondale. Buffalo, Lafayette, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Mount Desert.
Maisons de commerce et a loyer (shops and appartment buildings)
Boston, Albany, Chicago, New York, Baltimore, Cincinatti, Pittsburg.
Maisons de banque et de bureaux (offices ang banks buildings)
New York, Albany, Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cambridge mass.
Edifices publics divers (Public buildings)
Baltimore, New York, Washigton, North easton, Nouevelle Orleans, Boston, Topeka, St. Louis, Woburn, Little Rock,Providence, Avondale, Haartford
Interieurs divers (Interiors)
North Easton, Albany, New York, Washington,Detroit, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago
Eglises etc (Churches)
Boston, Philadelphia. New York, Detroit, ST. Louis, Chicago, Hartford.
- Full album
- More images by Levy in the Art Institute of Chicago (HALIC)
- See full Catalogue by Albert Levy in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Gallica)
- Book: "American Victorian Architecture" by Arnold Lewis. (Dover publications, 1975)