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Guide to the Eugene L. Armbruster Photograph Collection
1894-1939
  PR 81

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Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 04, 2016
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Prints

Scope and Contents note

Series I is divided into the following subseries: Prints: 3.5 x 4.5" (and smaller); Prints: 5 x 7"; and Mounted Prints. Each subseries has been arranged by state, and thereunder by county and town.

New York City prints have been digitized.

Subseries I: Prints: 3.5 x 4.5" (and smaller)

Scope and Contents note

Subseries I is about evenly split between scenes of New England and those of New York. Most of these prints are annotated by Armbruster. Some annotations include supplementary information, such as the population of Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Two small postcard sets ("tour cards") of Philadelphia and Williamsport, Pennsylvania are included.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Connecticut--Fairfield County
1927 Jul.
Box: 1 Connecticut--Hartford County
1926-1927
Box: 1 Connecticut--New Haven County
1927 Jul.
Box: 1 Connecticut--New London County
1923-1927
Box: 1 Maine--Androscan County
1926 Aug.
Box: 1 Maine--Cumberland County
1926 Aug.
Box: 1 Maine--Hancock County
1923
Box: 1 Maine--Knox County
1923
Box: 1 Maine--York County
1926 Aug.
Box: 1 Maine--Unidentified
undated
Box: 1 Massachusetts--Barnstable County
1925 Oct.
Box: 1 Massachusetts--Berkshire County
1925 Jul.
Box: 1 Massachusetts--Essex County
1925-1926
Box: 1 Massachusetts--Franklin County
1928-1935
Box: 1 Massachusetts--Hampton County
1926-1930
Box: 1 Massachusetts--Hampshire County
1925-1929
Box: 1 Massachusetts--Middlesex County
1926-1928
Box: 1 Massachusetts--Suffolk County
1925-1930
Box: 1 Massachusetts--Worcester County
1927-1928
Box: 1 New Hampshire--Belknap County
1929 May
Box: 1 New Hampshire--Carroll County
1926 Aug.
Box: 1 New Hampshire--Cheshire County
1925-1927
Box: 1 New Hampshire--Coos County
1926-1929
Box: 1 New Hampshire--Hillsborough County
1928-1930
Box: 1 New Hampshire--Merrimack County
1926-1929
Box: 1 New Hampshire--Rockingham County
1928-1929
Box: 2 New Hampshire--Strafford County
1929 May
Box: 2 New Hampshire--Sullivan County
1926-1929
Box: 2 New Hampshire--Unidentified
1926-1930
Box: 2 Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Vermont (unidentified)
undated
Box: 2 New Jersey--Bergen County
1894-1925
Box: 2 New Jersey--Essex County
1929 Aug.
Box: 2 New Jersey--Hudson County
1897
Box: 2 New Jersey--Middlesex County
1923 Aug.
Box: 2 New Jersey--Monmouth County
1925 Aug.
Box: 2 New Jersey--Morris County
1929 Aug.
Box: 2 New Jersey--Warren County
1925-1929
Box: 2 New York--Albany County
1926 Jul.
Box: 2 New York--Broome County
1925 Jul.
Box: 2 New York--Bronx County
1923-1924
Box: 2 New York--Clinton County
1925 Jul.
Box: 2 New York--Columbia County
1925 Oct.
Box: 2 New York--Delaware County
1925 Jul.
Box: 2 New York--Dutchess County
1926-1927
Box: 2 New York--Essex County
1925 Jul.
Box: 2 New York--Greene County
1923 Apr.
Box: 2 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Bushwick
1897-1924
Box: 2 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Flatbush
1895-1926
Box: 2 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Flatlands
1915-1925
Box: 3 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Gravesend
1922-1928
Box: 3 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--New Lots
1895-1923
Box: 3 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--New Utrecht
1922-1923
Box: 3 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Williamsburg
1907-1924
Box: 3 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Unidentified
1922-1925
Box: 3 New York--Livingston County
1925 Jul.
Box: 3 New York--New York County (Manhattan)--Lower East Side and Greenwich Village
1909-1924
Box: 3 New York--New York County (Manhattan)--Unidentified views
1923-1929
Box: 3 New York--Nassau County--Hempstead
1922-1924
Box: 3 New York--Nassau County--North Hempstead
1922
Box: 3 New York--Nassau County--Oyster Bay
1922-1923
Box: 3 New York--Niagara County
1925 Jul.
Box: 3 New York--Otsego County
1925 Jul.
Box: 3 New York--Onandaga County
1925 Jul.
Box: 4 New York--Orleans County
1925 Jul.
Box: 4 New York--Orange County
1916-1929
Box: 4 New York--Queens County--Flushing
1922-1924
Box: 4 New York--Queens County--Jamaica
1895-1935
Box: 4 New York--Queens County--Newtown
1922-1925
Box: 5 New York--Queens County--Rockaway
1923
Box: 5 New York--Richmond County (Staten Island)
1895-1925
Box: 5 New York--Rockland County
1925-1926
Box: 5 New York--Schuyler County
1925 Jul.
Box: 5 New York--St. Lawrence County
1925 Jul.
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Amagansett
1922-1923
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Babylon
1924
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Bridgehampton
1923-1924
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Brookhaven
1922-1923
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--East Hampton
1922-1923
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Huntington
1923
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Islip
1923
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Montauk
1922-1923
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Sagaponick
1923
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Shelter Island
1922-1923
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Smithtown
1922-1923
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Southampton
1922-1924
Box: 5 New York--Suffolk County--Southold
1922-1924
Box: 5 New York--Ulster County
1925
Box: 5 New York--Warren County
1925
Box: 5 New York--Westchester County
1925
Box: 5 New York--Wyoming County
1925
Box: 5 New York--Unidentified
1925
Box: 6 Pennsylvania--Berks County
1926 Oct.
Box: 6 Pennsylvania--Carbon County
1925 Oct.
Box: 6 Pennsylvania--Dauphin County
1925 Oct.
Box: 6 Pennsylvania--Lehigh County
1926 Oct.
Box: 6 Pennsylvania--Lycoming County
1925 Oct.
Box: 6 Pennsylvania--Monroe County
1925-1929
Box: 6 Pennsylvania--Northampton County
1925-1929
Box: 6 Pennsylvania--Philadelphia County: Philadelphia Tour Cards
undated
Box: 6 Pennsylvania--Schuylkill County
1925 Oct.
Box: 6 Pennsylvania--Washington County: Williamsport Tour Cards
undated
Box: 6 Vermont--Bennington County
1927 Jul.
Box: 6 Vermont--Rutland County
1925 Jul.
Box: 6 Vermont--Windham County
1925-1930
Box: 6 Vermont--Windsor County
1926-1927
Box: 6 Vermont--Unidentified
undated
Box: 6 Canada--Greenville-Welland
1925 Jul.
Box: 6 Canada--Jacques Cartier
1925 Jul.
Box: 6 Canada--La Prairie
1925 Jul.
Box: 6 Canada--Lavel
1925 Jul.
Box: 6 Canada--Quebec
1925 Jul.
Box: 6 Canada--St. Johns
1925 Jul.
Box: 6 Canada--Stormant
1925 Jul.
Box: 6 Canada--Welland
1925 Jul.
Subseries II: Prints: 5 x 7"

Scope and Contents note

Subseries II is made up primarily of Brooklyn scenes. The prints are almost all labeled by Armbruster with the names of the original owner of the house, and of the notable people who lived in it; often the exact street address is noted. Armbruster sometimes noted on the back of prints when structures were torn down; most of these semi-rural houses have since been demolished. Neighborhoods (formerly separate towns) are noted, other prints marked "Brooklyn" mainly correspond to downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights. These prints generally correspond to the 5 x 7" Glass Plate Negatives in Series II, Subseries III, although there are unmatched prints and negatives.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 7 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Brooklyn
1922
Box: 7 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Bushwick
undated
Box: 7 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Flatbush
1922
Box: 7 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Flatlands
1898-1922
Box: 7 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--Gravesend
1922-1924
Box: 7 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--New Lots
1922
Box: 7 New York--Kings County (Brooklyn)--New Utrecht
1922
Box: 7 New York--Nassau County--Hempstead
1922
Box: 7 New York--Nassau County--Oyster Bay
1922
Box: 7 New York--New York County (Manhattan)
undated
Box: 7 New York--Queens County--Flushing
1922-1923
Box: 7 New York--Queens County--Newtown
1922-1924
Box: 7 New York--Richmond County (Staten Island)
1925 May
Box: 7 New York--Westchester County
1925 May
Box: 7 Unidentified
undated
Subseries III: Mounted Prints

Scope and Contents note

Box 8 consists of several of the above 5 x 7" prints mounted on board with typed titles. Box 8A contains assorted mounted photographs, including an image of boaters in Prospect Park, a shot of Pierrepont Street in downtown Brooklyn covered in snow, a photo of Midland Beach in Staten Island, Lenox Avenue Bridge, Central Bridge, New York and Putnam Railroad Bridge, and others.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 8 Brooklyn
1921-1923
Box: 8A Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island
undated

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