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Guide to the Album File
[ca. 1880-ca. 1980]
(Bulk 1860-1920)
  PR 2

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400

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Collection processed by Janet Murray

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 30, 2017
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Album File
Dates [inclusive]: [ca. 1800- ca. 1980] (Bulk 1860-1920)
Abstract: The Album File consists of published and unpublished volumes and scrapbooks acquired from various sources. Styles of albums vary from manufactured carte-de-visite albums to scrapbooks made by pasting images and clippings into accounting ledgers, and fine presentation albums with leather or velvet covers and ornate metal clasps. Albums were created to document families, places, or events, or to honor a person's career. Some volumes included in the file are published works documenting well know locations or persons. The materials comprising the albums are primarily photographic including tintypes, albumen prints, silver gelatin prints, platinum prints and cyanotypes, but also include clippings, engravings and etchings, drawings and other materials. Various photographers, printmakers, and artists are included in the collection.
Quantity: 20.0 Linear feet (ca. 500 volumes)
Location note: New-York Historical Society, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections
Call Phrase: PR 2