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James Swan Frick photograph and postcard collection

Identifier: PIMS-0065

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Scope and Contents

The James Swan Frick photograph and postcard collection (1871-1906) contain scrapbooks that include postcards and photographs of actors, musicians, and other notable figures. Photographs and postcards depicting various equestrian statues are also included.


  • Creation: 1871-1906


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Peabody Archives. Contact for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.

Biographical / Historical

James Swan Frick was born in 1848 to William Frederick Frick and Anne Elizabeth (Swan) Frick of Baltimore. He is the grandson of Baltimore Judge William Frick (1790-1855).

James Swan Frick attended private schools in the city until he was admitted to the University of Virginia in 1869. Upon graduating, he attended the Law School of the University of Maryland, and was admitted to the state bar in 1872. Frick went into legal practice with his father until he retired in 1890. Frick was heavily involved in local arts organizations and was a member of the Peabody Institute board of trustees. He died in 1927.


0.65 Cubic Feet (2 small flat boxes)

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James Swan Frick (1848-1927) was a lawyer and supporter of the arts in Baltimore. His collection includes postcards and photographs depicting equestrian statues, musicians, actors, artists, and other notable figures.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no known acquisition information for this collection.

Related Materials

Additional materials of the Frick family at the Arthur Friedheim Library include the Frank L. Frick papers (PIMS.0066), the William Frick papers (PIMS.0067), and the Leslie Frick papers (PIMS.0068). A large collection of Frick family papers is held at the Maryland Historical Society.

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Guide to the James Swan Frick photograph and postcard collection
Kerri Sheehan
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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA