Daytonian in Manhattan: The Lost Louis Comfort Tiffany Mansion -- 898 Madison Avenue
Contemporaries, including many leading architects, extolled Tiffany’s landscape design at Laurelton Hall. Set in rural grandeur with a towering view of Cold Spring Harbor, the estate was fashioned by Tiffany into complex, romantically picturesque gardens and woodlands in which ponds, tennis courts, and a bathing beach were nestled. Water from a spring-fed fountain in the reception hall was channeled through several more fountains outside as it wound its way down to the harbor.
Equal parts visual diary, family history, and reportage, snapshot albums are objects where art, culture, history, and private life intersect. Alexander Archipenko’s albums create a visual diary of a trip to Bali. Alexander Archipenko's travel photograph album, 1930 by Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, via Flickr