The collection consists of approximately 15,000 images focusing primarily on European architectural details, topographical views, sculpture, and painting. In addition, there are many photographs of cities and archaeological sites from Egypt, India, Japan, Syria, Turkey, and the former Soviet Republics.
The collection features numerous works of many celebrated American and European photographers and photographic editors from the infancy of photography, including: Leopoldo Alinari, Edouard-Denis Baldus, the Bisson Frères, Howard Crosby Butler, Charles Clifford, Francis Frith, Robert Macpherson, Robert Mieusement, Carlo Ponti, and others.
For additional information abour the Russell Sturgis Photograph Collection, see the link here, http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/archives/digital/sturgis/sturgis.html.
Series 1: Architecture - Small Format Photographs
Series 2: Architecture - Medium Format Photographs
Series 3: Painting (By Artist) - Medium Format Photographs
Series 4: Sculpture (By Artist) - Medium Format Photographs
Series 5: Sculpture (By Historical Epoch) - Medium Format Photographs
Series 6: Unidentified Painting and Sculpture - Medium Format Photographs
Series 7: Architecture - Large Format Photographs
Series 8: Artwork (Misc.) - Large Format Photographs
Series 9: Architecture (Includes England, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, & Italy) - Extra-Large Format Photographs