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Theodor Horydczak Photograph Collection

Identifier: P005

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of black and white photographs of Washington, D.C. buildings, streets, and monuments taken by Theodor Horydczak. Photographs have been arranged by subject and are listed in alphabetical order.


  • Creation: 1920s-1950s

Biographical Note

Theodor Horydczak was born in Ulucz, Poland (Then a part of Austria) in 1889 and emigrated to the United States in 1907. Horydczak became a naturalized citizen in 1911 and settled in Western Pennsylvania. Horydczak joined the US Army in 1911, serving in the Signal Corps, and left the service in 1929. It is believed he trained as a photographer while serving in the Army. He married Frederica St.George Blair in 1922 and the couple had one child, Norma. Horydczak started as a commercial photographer in Washington, D.C. in 1921 and continued until his retirement in 1959. Following retirement, Horydczak and his wife left the Washington, D.C. area and returned to Pennsylvania eventually settling in Montgomery. Hoedyczak passed away in 1971.


0.75 Linear feet (Total Boxes: 3)

Language of Materials



There is no Deed of Gift for this collection and notes indicate that the collection was artificially created by Library staff who removed images from other collections in the division. There is no record of the images’ original locations.

Related Collections

Horydczak Collection, Library of Congress -

Processing Procedures

Basic archival processing procedures were applied to the collection when it was processed. Larger formatted images were placed in a separate box.

Theodor Horydczak Photograph Collection
A Guide to the Theodor Horydczak Photograph Collection
Guide completed by Washingtoniana Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001