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Guide to the Early Brooklyn and Long Island photograph collection ARC.201

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Collection processed by Patricia Glowinski

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 01, 2012
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator - Photographer: Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Creator - Photographer: Brainard, George Bradford, 1845-1887
Creator: Geo. P. Hall & Son.
Creator - Photographer: Lewis, Elias, Jr., 1820-1894
Creator - Photographer: Nelson, Walter H.
Creator - Photographer: Young, A. R.
Title: Early Brooklyn and Long Island photograph collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1860 to 1920
Abstract: The Early Brooklyn and Long Island photograph collection is comprised of (roughly) 1,400 black-and-white photographs taken by various photographers from circa 1860 to 1920. The collection includes views of locations on Long Island, which is comprised of the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens (Kings County and Queens County respectively), Nassau County, and Suffolk County. The majority of the photographs in the collection depict views of Brooklyn and Suffolk County. The photographers are primarily amateur photographers and include George Bradford Brainerd, Elias Lewis Jr., A.R. Young, Eugene L. Armbruster, and Walter H. Nelson. The collection also includes photographs from the commercial photography firm George P. Hall & Son, as well as photographs where the photographer is unknown. Subjects include the built environment (houses, churches, railroad stations, mills, cemeteries, asylums, penitentiaries, ferry terminals, lighthouses, and parks, among others) and the natural environment (beaches, shorelines, trees, creeks, ponds, bays, and harbors, among others). The collection also includes many views of Coney Island and Prospect Park.
Quantity: 8.67 Linear feet in 14 manuscript boxes, two oversize boxes, three medium format negative boxes, and one large format negative box.
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 11 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 12 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 13 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 7 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 8 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 9 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 10 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 2 of 16
Graphic materials [Oversize]: ARC.201 (OS2) V1972.1.1254 to V1973.2.9 Box 16 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 1 of 16
Graphic materials [Oversize]: ARC.201 (OS1) V1972.1.1113 to V1972.1.1199 Box 15 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 14 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 6 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 5 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 4 of 16
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.201 Box 3 of 16
Call Phrase: ARC.201
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.