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Guide to the Alexander Alland Photograph Collection
1885-1905, 1940
  PR 110

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400

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Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 31, 2011
Description is in English.

Administrative Information


Purchase, May 23, 1941, Wilbur Fund. October 23, 1952, Feb. 26 1953, Sep. 15, 1952.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 30 photocopies per day per person. Suitability of the original for photocopying is at the discretion of the staff. Neither blueprints nor tracings can be copied under any circumstances. Duplication of large-format items will be done by the house photographer. See Print Room guidelines for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from

Rights and Reproductions
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Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Alexander Alland Photograph Collection, PR 110, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material

Alexander Alland is also the source of parts of the Jessie Tarbox Beals Photograph Collection (PR 004), the Robert L. Bracklow Photograph Collection (PR 008), and the Jacob A. Riis Reference Photograph Collection (PR 059) held at the New-York Historical Society in the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections. Most of Alland's books are held in the New-York Historical Society Library. The Museum of the City of New York, New York Public Library, National Museum of American History, Yale University Library, and The Museum of Modern Art hold collections of Alland's photographs.


General note


  1. Alland, Alexander. American Counterpoint. (New York: The John Day Company, 1943.)
  2. Reisenberg, Felix and Alexander Alland. Portrait of New York. (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939.)
  3. Yochelson, Bonnie. The Committed Eye: Alexander Alland's Photography. (New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1991.)