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Guide to the Browning Photograph Collection
1918-1952
(bulk 1920-1938)
  PR 9

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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 06, 2019
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Browning Photograph Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1918-1952 (bulk 1920-1938)
Abstract: The Browning Collection consists primarily of photographs of interiors and exteriors of 1920s and 1930s New York buildings, including art deco theaters, hotels, skyscrapers, suburban residences, shops, and institutions. Also captured are Manhattan shoppers and window displays, Lower East Side peddlers, advertising sandwich boards, roof tops, Great Depression shanty towns and street life, dramatic skylines, night views, weather, sports, many types of transportation, and photomontages. Documents and ephemera in the collection relate to Irving Browning's professional career as a photographer and cinematographer.

The Browning Photograph Collection is digitized and available in the  Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.
Quantity: 7 Linear feet (27 boxes)
Call Phrase: PR 9