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Guide to the Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides V1981.015

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Collection processed by Patricia Glowinski

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 27, 2012
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides, spanning the period circa 1890 to 1920, measure 3.5 linear feet and are housed in seven lantern slide boxes. The collection consists of (roughly) 400 black-and-white lantern slides, created by Lloyd, that depict 17th, 18th, and 19th century historic houses, homesteads, churches, storefronts, cemeteries and sepulchral monuments (gravestones), and schools in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan; and 19th and early 20th century street scenes of Brooklyn. The images of buildings are predominantly exterior views, but the collection does have several interior views. The collection also includes several images of locations in New York State and in Pennsylvania.

The collection is organized into three series: Series 1: Lantern slides of Brooklyn;  Series 2: Lantern slides of Queens; and  Series 3: Lantern slides of Manhattan and other locations

Boxes 1-3 contain - Series 1: Lantern slides of Brooklyn

Box 4 contains - Series 2: Lantern slides of Queens

Boxes 5-7 contain - Series: Lantern slides of Manhattan and other locations