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Guide to the Viscount and Viscountess Halifax photographs of Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn V1974.017

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gordon, Larry
Creator: New York Times Company.
Title: Viscount and Viscountess Halifax photographs of Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn
Dates: 1943
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet in one manuscript box.
Graphic materials [Box]: Prints by Accession 34
Call Phrase: V1974.017
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.

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Biographical note

Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and his wife Dorothy Evelyn Augusta Onslow were known as the Viscount and Viscountess Halifax from 1934 to 1944, and later styled as the Earl and Lady of Halifax from 1944 to 1959. Viscount Halifax served as the British Ambassador to the United States during World War II. The couple's middle son, Major Hon. Francis Hugh Peter Courtenay Wood, was killed in 1942 during combat in Egypt. In 1943, the Viscount and Viscountess visited Brooklyn and dedicated the "Alice in Wonderland" room of the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn's pediatric ward in memory of their son.


  1. "Halifax Chooses Memorial to Son." New York Times, January 20, 1943, 40.

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Scope and Contents note

The Viscount and Viscountess Halifax photographs of Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn date from 1943 and contain 43 items. The collection is composed of black-and-white publicity-style photographs of Viscount and Viscountess Halifax during two visits to the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn. Photographs show the couple posing with pediatric patients, hospital staff, and the room dedicated to their late son, as well as a banquet attended by the Viscount and Viscountess. Photographs in the collection were taken by Larry Gordon for the New York Times; a small number of these photographs were published in  New York Times articles dated January 20, 1943 and March 20, 1943.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Halifax, Dorothy Evelyn Augusta Onslow, Lady
  • Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of, 1881-1959

Document Type

  • Photographs

Subject Organizations

  • Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn.

Subject Topics

  • Hospitals -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use note

Reproduction rights have not been evaluated. Please consult with library staff for more information.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Viscount and Viscountess Halifax photographs of Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, V1974.017, Box number, Object ID number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source and date of acquisition for this collection are unknown.

Processing Information note

Fully processed to the item level.

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