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Lida Moser Photograph Collection

Identifier: M2012.001

Scope and Contents

Collection contains photographs taken by Lida Moser of her friends, artist John Koch and pianist Dora Zaslavsky Koch, at their New York City apartment between 1954 and 1974. The collection also includes a small group of photocopied material about Moser and Koch. This material is largely assorted newspaper articles and gallery exhibition announcements from 1960-2009.


  • Majority of material found within 1954 - 2009



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Conditions Governing Use Note

Notification of intent to publish, quote, or cite archival materials is required. Please contact: The collection is the physical property of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (CBMAA). Other rights, including copyright belong to the authors and their legal heirs and assigns. For further information please contact CBMAA library.

Images in this collection are either protected by copyright or are the property of CBMAA Library & Archives. To order a reproduction or to inquire about permission to publish, please contact

Historical Note

The Kochs moved into their apartment at the Eldorado building on 300 Central Park West in 1954. The apartment served as both home and primary workspace for the couple. Many of John Koch's paintings from this period are scenes within the apartment of work in his studio or glimpses of the Koch's home life. Lida Moser photographed the couple over the course of two decades in their apartment taking portraits of the Kochs at rest and with their work.


2 Linear Feet (1 box; 17 photographs; 3 Folders of photocopied material ) : Series 1: Photocopies Series 2: Photographs Series 1 is arranged chronologically. Series 2 is arranged according to Lida Moser's handwritten numbering scheme (chronological).

Language of Materials



Lida Moser Photograph Collection Finding Aid
Valerie Sallis (2015), Kariah Brust (Revised, 2022)
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Archives Repository

600 Museum Way
Bentonville AR 72712 United States
(479) 418-5748