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Guide to the Jessie Tarbox Beals Photograph Collection
[1900-1940]
(Bulk 1904-1920)
  PR 4

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


@ 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 01, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series III: Subjects

Scope and Contents note

Series III is comprised of garden and fashion photography. The 25 fashion photos seem to date from Beals' early years in New York, when she was selling photographs to many magazines. The photos are often noted with the name of a store (Gimbels, for example) on the verso. The same models often appear in several different outfits. The garden photos mainly date from after 1927, and are largely of Greenwich Village gardens. A few photos show rooftop gardens, one of which looks out on a river. More than three photos of the same garden are foldered together. One photo shows the tiny back patio of 75 Bedford Street, the "narrowest house in New York." Another shows the gardens of the Rhinelander houses, a group of row houses with wrought iron balconies on West 11th Street, where Beals herself lived from 1936 until her death in 1942.

Fashion Photography

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 46 General fashion photography
[1905-18]
Box: 5 Folder : 47 "The right way to. . ." series
[1905-18]

Garden Photography

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 48 General garden photography
[1905-40], undated
Box: 5 Folder : 49 Garden of Mrs. Regina Jais, New York City
[1936-37]
Box: 5 Folder : 50 Garden of Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan, New York City
[1938-40]
Box: 5 Folder : 51 Garden of George and Mary Stonehill, New York City
[1936-37]
Box: 5 Folder : 52 Garden of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wells, New York City
1936, undated

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