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Guide to the John D. Morrell Photograph Collection ARC.005

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Collection processed by Julie I. May.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 15, 2012
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content

The photographs in this collection are documentary in subject matter of almost every Brooklyn neighborhood from 1957-1974 in color and black and white. The areas highly represented include Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.), Bath Beach (New York, N.Y.), Flatbush (New York, N.Y.), Carroll Gardens (New York, N.Y.), and Downtown Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Though the subject focuses primarily on the buildings and street scenes of Brooklyn, some people are also photographed. The predominant years include 1958-1963 and are mostly black and white and were photographed using 120mm film and printed on 3.5” photographic paper by a processing lab.

System of Arrangement

The film and prints were numbered by a volunteer who indexed the collection by address and/or street coordinates and neighborhood. All prints and negatives are separate and stored numerically; negatives are described with an N following the unique object identification number. Black and white photographs use the object id prefix v1974.4; color photographs use the object id prefix v1974.9. There is no apparent subject or date order to the collection, although blocks and neighborhoods are sometimes grouped together.

Item-level description is available through the image database.