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Charles S. Frost Letterpress Copybook

A work made of bound letterpress work of carbon typescript papers and manuscripts..

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  • A work made of bound letterpress work of carbon typescript papers and manuscripts..

Date:

1922-1930

Artist:

Charles Sumner Frost (1856-1931)
Henry Ives Cobb (1859-1931)

About this artwork

Charles Frost (1856–1931) established a sixteen-year architectural partnership with Henry Ives Cobb in Chicago in 1882. The firm produced such notable buildings as the Union League Club and the Newberry Library, as well as several buildings for the University of Chicago. In a subsequent partnership with Alfred H. Granger, Frost was well known for designing railway stations in the Chicago region. This single volume letterpress copybook contains Frost’s copies of bills for services rendered, contract prices, cost breakdowns for contractors’ bids, and other financial matters between 1922 and 1930. At this late period in his life, Frost’s work was mainly the remodeling of buildings which he had designed earlier in his career.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Charles Sumner Frost (Architect)

Title

Charles S. Frost Letterpress Copybook

Date

Made 1922–1930

Medium

Bound letterpress work of carbon typescript papers and manuscripts.

Dimensions

H.: 7.7 cm (3 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Wilmette Historical Museum, 1979.

Reference Number

1979.1

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