Anthony F. Dumas, 1882-1942

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1882 - 1942
Anthony F. Dumas (1882-1942) was a prolific amateur architecural illustrator who produced hundreds of original architectural ink drawings of the facades and exteriors of theaters in urban areas accross the United States. Examples of his work are available at several institutions. The Library of Congress, the Museum of New York City, the Theatre Historical Society of America, the Oregon Historical Society, all hold collections of his original drawings. Dumas was born in St. Etienne, France in 1882 and immigrated to the United States two years later with his parents. By the turn of the century, the family moved from Passaic, New Jersey to an apartment at 105 West 98th Street on the Upper West Side of New York City. According to the Museum of the City of New York, his death certificate listed him as "ornamental plasterer" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.