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Guide to the George Zlobin photograph collection V1987.006

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Patricia Glowinski

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 28, 2011
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Zlobin photograph collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1920 to 1940
Quantity: 0.06 Linear feet 16 items in one folder.
Graphic materials [Box]: Prints by Accession 61
Call Phrase: V1987.006
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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Scope and Contents

The George Zlobin photograph collection contains 16 items dating from circa 1920 to 1940. Included in the collection are 15 black-and-white photographic prints of New York City related images and one black-and-white copy print of a rendering of the Brooklyn Bridge showing cars, delivery trucks, and pedestrians crossing the bridge heading towards Manhattan. The delineator of the rendering is C.A. Schultz. The photographic prints include several images of the Brooklyn Bridge, one view of the Manhattan Bridge, a view of the RMS Queen Mary in New York City waters, two images of Fiorello La Guardia, attending a public event-- one with his son Eric and the other with his wife Maria, daughter Jean, and son Eric, possibly aboard the  Queen Mary, and one image of a radio address on WNYC radio by a group of unidentified men, also possibly aboard the  Queen Mary. Finally, the collection documents the Rockaway Beach Excursion Line, a ferry line that ran along Sheepshead Bay and Jamaica Bay with stops in Queens and Brooklyn. Images of ferry landing piers at Roxbury, Rockaway Point, and Breezy Point in Queens are included, as is a ferry house that was located at Emmons Avenue and Kenmore Place in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn. Images of many of the ferries are also included.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • La Guardia, Fiorello H., (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947

Document Type

  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Photographs

Subject Topics

  • Bridges -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Ferries -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Piers -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Ships
  • Transportation -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
  • Sheepshead Bay (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction rights for the photographs have not been evaluated. As a guideline, copyright for anonymously created items will remain in effect for 120 years following the date of creation and copyright for unpublished works with a known creator are protected until 70 years following the death of the creator. 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); George Zlobin photograph collection, V1987.006, 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 George Zlobin, 1987.

Processing Information note

Fully processed to the item level.

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