The Burr McIntosh Photograph Collection spans the period from circa 1900 to 1910 and documents McIntosh's career as a photographer of prominent figures in the arts, society, and politics, many of whom were his friends and acquaintances. Burr McIntosh (1862-1942) distinguished himself in many careers, including those of actor, reporter, publisher, lecturer, cinematographer, and radio pioneer, as well as photographer. While many of these endeavors were short-lived, they gained him prestige and popularity among the stylish set. From 1903 to 1910, McIntosh produced The Burr McIntosh Monthly, a magazine which offered portraits of theater idols, scenes at fashionable athletic events, picturesque genre and nature studies, and discussions of photography as art. He moved to California when the magazine folded in 1910 and lived there until his death.