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Ralph Marlowe Line Collection

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Ralph Marlowe Line (1904-1989)

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An avid scholar of architect Louis Sullivan, Line was an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Line’s writings and photographs about Sullivan were most notably published in the 1956 reprint of Sullivan’s literary masterwork, The Autobiography of an Idea. This collection includes Line’s photographs of buildings and ornament designed by Louis Sullivan. Most of the images are of projects in the Midwest, although there are representative images from across the United States.

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Ralph Marlowe Line Collection


Made 1944–1960


Black and white photographs.


H.: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

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Purchased from Winter Wheat Antiques, St. Joseph, Illinois, 2000

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