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Guide to the Abraham Samuelson collection of Brooklyn photographs V1990.038

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: Abraham Samuelson collection of Brooklyn photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1927-1939
Quantity: 0.18 Linear feet six items housed in one folder and one oversize box.
Graphic materials [Box]: R/XOS
Graphic materials [Box]: Prints by Accession 71
Call Phrase: V1990.038
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 Abraham Samuelson collection of Brooklyn photographs consist of six black-and-white photographic prints dating from 1927 to 1939. Five photographs pertain to the opening celebration for the Belt Parkway in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1939. Views of a crowd gathered at an event, of people walking along a shoreline with boats in the background, and of cars parked along a roadside are included. The photographer is unknown. There is also one oversize photograph showing President Calvin Coolidge receiving the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce at the White House, 1927. The photographer is also unknown.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933

Document Type

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

Subject Organizations

  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).

Subject Places

  • Belt Parkway (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Social life and customs
  • Fort Hamilton (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. 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); Abraham Samuelson collection of Brooklyn photographs, V1990.038, 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 note

Gift of Abraham Samuelson, 1990.

Processing Information note

Fully processed to the item level.

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