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Guide to the Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides V1981.015

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator - Photographer: Lloyd, Ralph Irving, 1875-1969
Title: Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides
Dates: circa 1890 to 1920
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet in seven lantern slide boxes.
Graphic materials [Box]: V1981.015 Box 1 of 7
Graphic materials [Box]: V1981.015 Box 3 of 7
Graphic materials [Box]: V1981.015 Box 2 of 7
Graphic materials [Box]: V1981.015 Box 5 of 7
Graphic materials [Box]: V1981.015 Box 4 of 7
Graphic materials [Box]: V1981.015 Box 6 of 7
Graphic materials [Box]: V1981.015 Box 7 of 7
Call Phrase: V1981.015
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

Dr. Ralph Irving Lloyd (1875-1969) was a Brooklyn ophthalmologist and an avid amateur photographer. Lloyd was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y on September 11, 1875. He attended high school in Poughkeepsie and graduated in 1892. After high school, he completed advanced classes in science and language and was then admitted to The New York Homeopathic Medical College from which he graduated in 1896. Between 1896 and 1897, he served for one year as house physician at the Brooklyn Homeopathic Hospital. Following the service in a similar position in Pittsburgh, PA, Lloyd returned to New York City in 1898 for further medical training at the New York Ophthalmic Hospital. Upon finishing his training, he opened an office in Brooklyn for the general practice of medicine in 1899.

In 1926, Lloyd pursued further medical studies in Europe and on his return to Brooklyn devoted his medical practice to ophthalmology. Lloyd served as assistant professor, and eventually professor, at the New York Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital and it was during this time that he wrote and lectured extensively on ophthalmology. He was one of the founders of the Brooklyn Ophthalmological Society for which he also served as president, and he also served as president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at which he achieved the status of Life Fellow.

In 1905, Lloyd married Nettie Hesson Limberg who died in 1937. In 1942, Lloyd married Carrie Orr Fleming, a teacher, who taught school for more than 30 years in New York City. He lived at 14 8th Avenue (near Flatbush Avenue) in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. Following retirement in 1959, Lloyd continued to pursue many activities and hobbies, most notably the collection and repair of antique clocks and amateur photography. Over the years, the subject of his photography was primarily historic 17th, 18th, and 19th century houses and homesteads located in the New York City metropolitan area, with many in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. Lloyd died in Brooklyn on May 9, 1969.

Sources:

  1. Rizzuti, A. Benedict. "Obituary: Ralph I. Lloyd, 1875-1969." American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 68, No. 5, November, 1969.

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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

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Exterior views
  • Lantern slides

Subject Topics

  • Architecture, Dutch -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Architecture, Dutch -- New York (State) -- Long Island
  • Architecture, Dutch -- New York (State) -- Queens County
  • Cats
  • Cemeteries -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Church buildings -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Long Island
  • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Queens County
  • School buildings -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Storefronts -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Street photography -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Astoria (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |v Maps
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Buildings, structures, etc. |v Pictorial works
  • Canarsie (New York, N.Y.)
  • East New York (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flatlands (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flushing (New York, N.Y.)
  • Gravesend (New York, N.Y.)
  • Greenpoint (New York, N.Y.)
  • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
  • Jamaica (New York, N.Y.)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New Lots (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.) |x Buildings, structures, etc. |v Pictorial works
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
  • Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
  • Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished works is protected until 70 years after the death of the creator. Items in the collection created by Ralph Irving Lloyd will enter the public domain in 2039. All commercially produced slides are in the public domain. For information on securing rights to publish or reproduce, please see the Brooklyn Historical Society Reproduction Rights Policy.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides, V1981.015, Box number, Object ID number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Other Finding Aids

Item level description and digital versions of images from the collection are available for searching via the image database in the library. Please consult library staff for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eugene T. Fleming Jr., 1981.

Processing Information note

Fully processed to the item level.

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Container List

Series 1: Lantern slides of Brooklyn, circa 1890 to circa 1920. 1.5 Linear feet in three lantern slide boxes.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of black-and-white lantern slides of Brooklyn, taken by Lloyd, that depict 17th and 18th century historic houses, homesteads, churches, and schools in Brooklyn; 19th century storefronts in Brooklyn; 19th and 20th century street scenes of Brooklyn; and historic cemeteries and sepulchral monuments (gravestones) in Brooklyn. The series also contains lantern slides that document some of Lloyd's other interests including views of street cats from Lloyd's neighborhood in Brooklyn and images of old Brooklyn maps (presumably used for lectures), among others.

Series 2: Lantern slides of Queens, circa 1890 to circa 1920. 0.5 Linear feet in one lantern slide box.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of black-and-white lantern of views of Queens, taken by Lloyd, that depict 17th and 18th century historic houses and homesteads in Queens; and historic cemeteries and sepulchral monuments (gravestones) in Queens. The locations primarily documented in the series include Jamaica, Flushing, Corona, Astoria, and Maspeth.

Series 3: Lantern slides of Manhattan and other locations, circa 1890 to 1920. 1.5 Linear feet in three lantern slide boxes.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of black-and-white lantern slides taken by Lloyd of views primarily of Manhattan. Views of streets and buildings in the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and Wall Street are highly represented in the series. The series also contains a small number of non-Manhattan related images including views of areas in New Paltz, N.Y. and in Bethlehem and Lancaster, PA.; cows; and unidentified people.

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