Art historian, lecturer, and cultural advisor to Tiffany and Company. In his wide travels, Pélissier both collected and created
photographic images on diverse subjects, including buildings, monuments, gardens, city views, decorative arts, as well as
family and friends. The images in this collection represent various formats and processes, including stereographs, lantern
slides, glass negatives, and rare Lumière autochromes. Materials used to present, preserve, and repair stereo views are included,
as well as some original stereo view boxes. The small representation of Pélissier’s writing includes photocopies of several
articles and partial essays, mostly concerning decorative arts.
Georges Pélissier (1865-1931) was employed by Tiffany and Co., in Paris and New York, as a cultural advisor and purchasing
clerk. An art historian and lecturer, Pélissier published many writings on decorative objects, art theory, and artists (see
the following bibliography). During extensive travels, he collected a substantial number of photographs ranging in subject
from decorative arts and architecture, to portraits. Georges Pélissier dedicated the majority of his life's work to the promotion
and study of the decorative arts.