Highlights from SAHARA: Richard Longstreth

by Jacqueline Spafford and Jeffrey Klee, SAHARA Co-Editors | Jun 13, 2016
This month we shine the light on a single member, SAH Fellow and SAHARA super-contributor Richard Longstreth. Over his long career Richard has traveled to many corners of the world, and has documented his travels with a keen eye. He sees what is significant, as well as the not-so-obviously of interest. He has worked with us to have his early slides and later digital content added to SAHARA. The range of content is amazing: temples in Japan, casinos in Las Vegas, churches in Quebec and the Czech Republic (and coming soon: many vintage shots of Disney World and Epcot Center!). There are currently over 3,500 published Longstreth images, and another 6,000 in the queue. Below are a few examples—visit SAHARA to see more.

To visit this collection and others in SAHARA go to: http://sahara.artstor.org/library/portals/SAHARA/rloginSAH.html 

And to learn more about contributing to SAHARA, visit: http://www.sah.org/publications-and-research/sahara

Saint-François Church, Île d'Orléans, Quebec, Canada. Built 1734, demolished 1988.

Fleischmann Planetarium, University of Nevada, Reno, US. Architect: Raymond Hellmann, 1963.

1964 New York World’s Fair, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NY. View of the grounds and Unisphere.

1544 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Scotland. Built 1939; converted to Bingo Hall in 1975; now apartment flats. Architect: Charles James McNair.

Paddington Railway Station, London, UK. Architect: Matthew Digby Wyatt; Head engineer: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1851-1854.

The Silver Slipper Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, NV, US. Architect: Martin Stern.

Tofuku-ji, Kyoto, Japan, founded 1236.

Sacred Heart Church (Kostel Nejsvětějšího Srdce Páně), Prague, Czech Republic. Architect: Jože Plečnik, 1928-33.

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