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Guide to the Theobald Wilson photographs 2013.005

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128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by John Zarrillo

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wilson, Theobald
Title: Theobald Wilson photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1918-2011
Dates [bulk]: 1960-2011
Abstract: The collection consists of photographs taken by Theobald Wilson, a commercial photographer who was based in Brooklyn, dating from 1918 to 2011. The bulk of the collection is comprised of his commercial photography. The photographs primarily document churches (especially West Indian congregations) and fraternal organizations in the Crown Heights and surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn. In addition to the commercial photography, the collection also contains personal photographs, business records, photography equipment, and personal papers relating Wilson and his family.
Quantity: 11.3 Linear Feet in twenty nine binders and ten boxes
Quantity: 12.58 Gigabytes in 9,790 files
Call Phrase: 2013.005
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project,"Theobald Wilson Photographs: A Visual History of Brooklyn's African American and West Indian Communities," funded by the New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program.