Male, born 1915-05-16, died 2004-10-29

Professional History


Principal, Ezra Stoller, Architectural Photographer, New York, NY. This photographic studio would become known as "Esto." Stoller's photographs of work by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, New York, and Eero Saarinen, would become highly influential as documents of Modernism during the mid-twentieth century.



His mother was Esther Ziesblatt Stoller (born c. 1891 in Poland), who had two sons, Ezra and Claude, an architect, (born 12/02/1921 in New York, NY). Esther managed the household according to the US Censuses of 1930 and 1940.

His father, Max Stoller, (born 12/25/1889), had been born in Sokółka,a town in Podlaskie Voivodeship in northeastern Poland, then under Russian control, andtrained as a tailor. He worked as a cutter of women's dresses according to the 1930 US Census, and a manager of a women's dress manufacturing business as per the Census of 1940. Max

Esther arrived in the US in 1903, Max in 1910, both as Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. They married c. 1907 in New York.

Biographical Notes

Ezra Stoller was originally known as "Isador" according to his birth certificate. (See, Source Information, Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011, accessed 03/18/2020.)

SSN: 072-12-8870.

PCAD id: 8638