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Guide to the DUMBO, Brooklyn waterfront photographs and slides V1989.018

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Collection processed by Patricia Glowinski

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 10, 2015
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revisions made by Twila Rios under the supervision of Julie May.  , May 2013

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator - Photographer: Beirne, Elizabeth
Creator - Photographer: Maraio, Joseph
Title: DUMBO, Brooklyn waterfront photographs and slides
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1975
Abstract: The collection includes many views of the Brooklyn Bridge, views of buildings along the Brooklyn waterfront located near the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge, views of people at or near the Brooklyn waterfront, views of the Brooklyn waterfront looking across the East River from lower Manhattan, and views of the lower Manhattan cityscape looking across the East River from the Brooklyn waterfront.
Quantity: 0.08 linear feet 80 items contained in one manuscript box and one film slides binder.
Graphic materials [Box]: Prints by accession 67
Graphic materials [Folder]: Films slides by accession V1989.2 to V1992.43
Call Phrase: V1989.018
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 DUMBO, Brooklyn waterfront photographs and slides is comprised of 70 color slides, taken by Joseph Maraio, and 10 color photographs, taken by Elizabeth Beirne, of areas along the Brooklyn waterfront in the DUMBO neighborhood Brooklyn, circa 1975. The collection includes many views of the Brooklyn Bridge, views of buildings along the Brooklyn waterfront located near the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge, views of people at or near the Brooklyn waterfront, views of the Brooklyn waterfront looking across the East River from lower Manhattan, and views of the lower Manhattan cityscape looking across the East River from the Brooklyn waterfront. Two prominently featured subjects of the photographs and slides include a building located at 1 Water Street (as of 2011,the present-day location of the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory), and a small park area that was adjacent to the building. The collection also shows views of the Watchtower Building, the Sweeney Manufacturing Company Building, the Eagle Warehouse and Storage Building (all also in DUBMO), as well as views of the North Tower and South Tower that were once part of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Cityscapes
  • Color prints (photographs)
  • Color slides
  • Photographs

Subject Topics

  • Public spaces -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Waterfronts -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Buildings, structures, etc. |v Pictorial works
  • Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) |v Pictorial works
  • DUMBO (New York, N.Y.)
  • East River (N.Y.)
  • Fulton Ferry Landing (New York, N.Y.)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.) |x Buildings, structures, etc. |v Pictorial works

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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. 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); DUMBO, Brooklyn waterfront photographs and slides, V1989.018, 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 online image database

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Bronx Historical Society via Gary D. Hermalyn, 1989.

Processing Information note

Fully processed to the item level.

Photograph Records

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

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