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Guide to the Leslie H. Newman photographs of the Manhattan skyline V1988.005

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Weatherly Stephan

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Newman, Leslie H.
Title: Leslie H. Newman photographs of the Manhattan skyline
Dates [inclusive]: Circa 1950s and 1960s
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet in two folders.
Graphic materials [Box]: Prints by Accession 65
Call Phrase: V1988.005
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

Leslie H. Newman (1908-1982) was an amateur photographer and resident of Brooklyn during the mid 20th century.

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Scope and Contents note

The Leslie H. Newman photographs of the Manhattan skyline date from circa 1950 to 1969 and contain 36 items. All photographs in the collection appear to have been taken from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade facing west. The most prominent subjects in the photographs are high-rise buildings in Lower Manhattan facing Brooklyn. The photographs also show the East River and New York Harbor, the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn and Manhattan piers, and the Lower Manhattan and Wall Street skyline.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Cityscapes
  • Photographs

Subject Topics

  • Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Piers -- New York (State) -- New York

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • East River (N.Y.)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York Harbor (N.Y. and N.J.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use note

Based on the creator's date of death, all items will enter the public domain by 2052. 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); Leslie H. Newman photographs of the Manhattan skyline, V1988.005, Box number, Object ID number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Other Finding Aids note

Item-level description and digital versions of images from the collection are available for searching via the image database in the library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theodora W. Newman, 1988.

Processing Information note

Fully processed to the item level.

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