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

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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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

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Biographical Note

Irving Browning (1895-1961), a self-taught photographer and cinematographer, was born in New York City. Browning opened a commercial photograph studio at 110 West 40th Street in 1922 or 1923; his younger brother, Sam, occasionally worked with him as a photographer. A former silent film actor and comedian of the 1910s, New Yorker Irving Browning photographed both exteriors and interiors of skyscrapers, art deco theaters, hotels, apartment buildings, and suburban residences, and documented the lifestyles of New Yorkers during the 1920s and 1930s.

The Irving Browning Studio received commissions from architectural firms, advertising agencies, and magazines to photographically illustrate both the realistic and idealistic urban environment of Depression-era New York City. As construction in Manhattan flourished despite the Depression, Browning was hired to document such new architectural landmarks as the Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the RKO Roxy and Earl Carroll theaters, and the towering Empire State Building.

Through both his professional and personal work, Browning also captured some of the more intimate daily experiences of city residents. Many of his photographs from the 1930s meditate on the contrasts of poverty and wealth; they focus on poor Lower East Side peddlers, former businessmen selling apples in the aftermath of the stock market crash, and shantytowns as well as on such things as well-heeled shoppers perusing fashionable window displays and the leisure activities and lifestyles of the wealthy.

Browning was an innovator who took an avid interest in the technical aspects of photography. His correspondence hints at his interest in the evolution of color film, in advances in motion picture technologies, and in expanding the ability of still photographs to communicate. Browning's creative and sometimes frenetic photomontages were popular among magazine advertising clients. His novel circular reflection, bas-relief, and expansive architectural views graced the pages of The New York Times. Browning's technical interests also extended to the history of photography and cinematography. He amassed a large collection of vintage cameras, projectors, lenses, stereoscopic viewers, and motion picture equipment. Browning lectured on and exhibited his collection at colleges, schools, and professional organizations throughout the New York area.

In later years, Browning focused his career on creating motion pictures. He worked in a variety of capacities in the film industry, from his early work as an actor to his later work in the 1930s and 1940s as a director, producer, and cameraman. A few of his short films gained a measure of notice, including the documentary City of Contrasts (1931), and the short biopic  Women in Photography (1941) which focused on the careers of Ruth Alexander Nichols, Toni Frissel, Bernice Abbott, and Margaret Bourke-White.

Browning was a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, the American Television Society, and the Master Photo Dealers' & Finishers' Association. His photographs were exhibited jointly with such well-regarded contemporaries as Margaret Bourke-White, Ralph Steiner, and Bernice Abbott. By 1940, Browning had founded and was serving as president of the Camera Mart, Inc., a photographic and motion picture equipment store which he owned until his death in 1961.

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Scope and Content Note

The Browning Photograph Collection spans the period from 1918 to 1952 and primarily contains photographs depicting exteriors and interiors of new buildings in and around New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. Photographers Irving and Sam Browning photographed theaters, hotels, skyscrapers, suburban residences, shoppers, peddlers, Great Depression shanty towns, weather and night views, and Manhattan street life. Also included is a disbound scrapbook created by Irving Browning containing career-related documents and ephemera. The collection is divided into two series: Photographs; and Documents.

Arrangement

Materials are organized into two series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Photographs
  2. Series II: Documents

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Browning Studio.
  • Browning, Irving, 1895-1961.
  • Browning, Sam.
  • Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.

Document Type

  • Ephemera.
  • Membership cards.
  • Correspondence.
  • Identity cards.
  • Night photographs.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Photomontages.
  • Gelatin silver prints.

Subject Organizations

  • Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.)
  • Daily News Building (New York, N.Y.)
  • Earl Carroll Theatre.
  • Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)
  • RKO Roxy Theatre.

Subject Topics

  • Streets -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Signs and signboards.
  • Depressions -- 1929.
  • Buildings -- Design and construction.

Subject Places

  • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Irving Browning in the name of Irving and the late Sam Browning, July 29, 1959.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to thirty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. See guidelines in Print Room for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from:
Rights and Reproductions
The New-York Historical Society
Two West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282
Fax: (212) 579-8794

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Browning Photograph Collection, PR 9, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections

Scrapbook 11-C in the Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera in the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections of The New-York Historical Society contains some of Irving Browning's identification and membership cards for professional organizations and conferences.

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Container List

Series I: Photographs

Scope and Contents note

Series I consists of 1,885 gelatin silver photographs measuring 8 x 10 inches or smaller, depicting a wide range of New York buildings, institutions, parks and squares, theaters, signs, and street scenes. Photographs are arranged alphabetically into the following subject-based subseries: Advertising; Aircraft and Aeronautics; Apartment Buildings; Banks and Financial Institutions; Browning, Irving; Chinatown; Churchs and Synagogues; Construction and Construction Workers; Depression, the Great; Eagles; Factories and Industry; Harbor and Waterfront Views; Hospitals; Hotels; Lower East Side; Monuments and Statues; Night Views; Occupations; Office Buildings; Parks and Squares; Photomontages; Police Stations; Portraits; Public Buildings and Institutions; Rain Views; Residences; Restaurants; Roofs and Roof Gardens; Ships, Boats and Ferries; Shoes; Shops and Shopping; Skylines and Cityscapes; Sports and Recreation; Streets and Avenues; Television and Radio; Theaters; Tourists; Transportation; Utilities; Winter Views; and Miscellaneous/Unidentified. This series contains architectural photographs taken for clients, such as construction progress photographs of art-deco theaters and skyscrapers, as well as more documentary photographs that portray with a touching grace the lives of New Yorkers during the Great Depression. Browning's photographs depict the city in an era that began with a prosperous postwar economy, struggled through the Depression, and ended in the second World War; they document both the glamorous and the destitute environments that existed simultaneously in the city during this era.

Most photographs have been briefly labeled and bear one or more of several Irving Browning studio stamps; some photographs also have "Browning" and a negative number printed into the photograph. It is unclear which of the photographs may have been taken by Sam Browning or other photographers in Browning's employ; all credits refer to "Irving Browning" or the "Studio of Irving Browning." The majority of the photographs bear no dates. Approximate dates for buildings in this finding aid were researched during processing and are generally related to dates of building construction as established by the American Institute of Architects in the AIA Guide to New York City, 4th edition (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2000). Photographs in this collection bear only very brief descriptions on the verso or no description at all; descriptions listed in this finding aid were generally assigned or expanded by N-YHS staff and are not titles assigned by the Browning Studio.

The Advertising subseries primarily focuses on billboards and other large signs, many of which were taken around the Times Square area. Several of these advertising photographs also appear in Browning's photomontages.

Aircraft and Aeronautics includes mostly unidentified photographs of early aviators, airplanes, airships (blimps), and members of high society posing with aircraft at small airfields in the greater New York area. Included are portraits of several society women posing near airplanes; several of these were taken were at private aviation clubs such as the Aviation Country Club in on Long Island. Identified individuals pictured in this series include Beckwith Havens, Howard Hughes, Joe McLaughlin, Evelyn Seversky, and Mrs. Felix William Zelcer.

Apartment Buildings primarily contains views of newly constructed apartment buildings in a variety of neighborhoods in Manhattan and nearby suburban areas. The largest group of photographs depicts the interior and exterior of buildings in the Tudor City Apartments complex.

Banks and Financial Institutions holds basic architectural views of Manhattan bank exteriors, including several prominent bronze clocks.

The Irving Browning subseries includes views of Irving Browning's office interior as well as promotional posters for his photographic services, one of which features a portrait of Irving Browning.

Chinatown views show the streets of the Chinatown area in Lower Manhattan, including businesses and institutions such as the Rescue Society, the Old Chinese Theatre and the Nan Yang Association.

Churches and Synagogues contains views of a variety of well-known Manhattan religious structures. Popular churches depicted including Riverside Church, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the Church of the Transfiguration ("the Little Church Around the Corner") in Manhattan, as well as a large series of photographs of St. John's Lutheran Church in Englewood, New Jersey. Also included are a few synagogues: Ezrath Israel Synagogue and Inwood Hebrew Congregation, which was located not far from Irving Browning's longtime home in Upper Manhattan.

Construction and Construction Workers includes views of workmen and construction sites. Most are entirely unidentified, but tend to focus on small details of construction or very specifically on the workers.

Depression, the Great, includes a variety of photographs focusing on the troubling economic and social consequences of the Great Depression. Photographs depict the homeless, desperate men and women lined up to look at job boards or to enter employment agencies, shantytowns or "Hoovervilles" constructed by the homeless, and a jobless man in a business suit selling apples in the street.

Eagles consists of a few photographs of unidentified eagle sculptures, artworks and illustrations.

Factories and Industry consists of photographs of unidentified factory workers, machinery, and equipment. Most photographs are not specifically identified. A number of views of factory smokestacks are included in this subseries.

Harbor and Waterfront Views depict the waters around Manhattan, often with the buildings of various shorelines or bridges on the horizon.

Hospitals consists of a few views of Bellevue and Lenox Hill hospitals and a larger series of views of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

Hotels includes views of many classic historic New York sites including the Hotel Pennsylvania, and the Plaza, Ritz-Carlton, and Waldorf-Astoria Hotels, among others. Some views of grand interiors are available in this subseries. Views of Cooks Falls Lodge in Roscoe, New York, and the Grand View Lodge in Greenwich, Connecticut are also included.

Lower East Side photographs consist of quintessential neighborhood views frin this period. Included are crowds in the street markets, street views with a variety of clothing stores, children in the street, and tenement buildings with clothes hung on lines to dry.

Monuments and Statues consists of photographs of the Civic Virtue, seen from the entrance to City Hall, (it was relocated to Queens Borough Hall in 1941); the Washington Irving monument in Bryant Park which was relocated to East 17th Street in 1935, and the Statue of Liberty, as well as a few unidentified statues.

Night Views consists of a variety of photographs taken at night around the city, showing off such sites as the New York Public Library, the Empire State Building, the lighted signs of Times Square and elsewhere, and a variety of street and skyline views that capture the lights of urban nighttime.

Occupations includes informal portraits of unidentified people engaging in their work. Many of the occupations represented are at the lower end of the economic scale, and are obviously people suffering from the affects of the Depression. Included are shoe shiners, newspaper vendors and carriers, a street cleaner and a variety of peddlers. Also included is one unidentified violinist.

Office Buildings is the largest subseries, and includes much of Browning's commissioned work. Most photographs show off newly constructed buildings, and some include construction progress photographs, with the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Daily News Building, the Cities Services Building, the New York Life Insurance Building, and Salmon Tower particularly well represented. This subseries includes photographs of the work of a great variety of architects of the period including William Van Alen, Raymond Hood, Joseph Urban, and George B. Post & Sons, among others.

Parks and Squares consists of a variety of views of a variety of public spaces, with Central Park, including Grand Army Plaza and Columbus Circle being represented by the most photographs. Bryant Park, situated adjacent to the New York Public Library is also well documented; included are views of the 1932 replica of Federal Hall under construction in the park.

Photomontages contains the busy compilations Browning developed primarily for his print advertising clients. Most incorporate many images on a particular theme, such as shop windows, transportation, clocks, restaurants, grand buildings, or industry. Many images included in the photomontages can be found as individual prints elsewhere in the collection.

Police Stations includes both interior and exterior views of suburban police stations in East Rockaway, Lindenhurst, and Valley Stream, New York. Included are views of jail cells, offices and police vehicles.

Portraits includes a Time magazine cover bearing a portrait of New York Governor Herbert H. Lehman by Irving Browning, a group of portraits of renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead, and many unidentified portraits.

Public Buildings and Institutions includes a variety of major recognizable Manhattan institutions and government buildings such as the Municipal Building, City Hall, the New York Public Library, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Rain Views include a variety of locations seen during rain storms or clouds, especially St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Empire State Building through fog, and 42nd Street.

Residences include interiors and exteriors of mostly unidentified residences, especially in the suburbs of New York City. Identified residences include the interior of Fanny Brices's home, the residence of movie mogul Marcus Loew in Glen Cove ("Pembroke"), and houses in the Arbor Close and Forest Close developments in Queens.

Restaurants includes many lunch counters and inexpensive chain restaurants, such as Foltis Fischer and Wil-low Restaurant. A photograph of Blake's Doughnut Parlor in Bryant Park features hand-painted Depression-related signs in the window.

Roofs and Roof Gardens includes views of rooftop patios and gardens as well as clothes hung to dry on apartment building roofs. A view of a man mowing the lawn on the roof of a Park Avenue penthouse, a series of photographs of an unidentified woman lounging with her dogs while being served drinks by a servant on the roof of a private residence, and photographs of residents enjoying the roof of the London Terrace (decorated to look like an ocean liner deck) allow a glimpse of the lifestyle of wealthier New Yorkers.

Ships, Boats, and Ferries includes views of a variety of ferries, ferry terminals and ships in New York harbors and rivers. Well represented are Coney Island and Staten Island ferries, as well as the S.S. Leviathon. A few photographs depict a Chagres River ferry in Panama. Several photographs included in this subseries depict the Sailors' Snug Harbor home on Staten Island. Also included are a large number of mostly unidentified photographs depicting ships, boats, sailors, and shipping activity.

Shoes is a small subseries focusing on shoes on display, the feet of those walking on the street, and one timely shot of a shoe that has just stepped in fresh, sticky chewing gum.

Shops and Shopping includes views of a variety of mostly clothing and department stores as well as a number of photographs of fashionable window shoppers peering at displays and their own reflections in the windows. The Stroheim & Romann and Weber and Heilbroner stores are particularly well represented.

Skylines and Cityscapes includes a variety of views of Manhattan from various vantage points, filed by Lower Manhattan skylines, Midtown Manhattan skylines, or skylines/rooftop views within Manhattan.

Sports and Recreation consists of a people engaging in a variety of leisure time activities. Most activities depicted are past times of wealthy Manhattanites, such as polo, tennis, and golf. A large series of photographs focuses on a group of young, well-dressed, wealthy New Yorkers traveling on a cruise aboard the Queen of Bermuda. A few spectator scenes and swimming and diving or beach scenes depict participants across a broader economic spectrum.

Streets and Avenues consists of views of New York Streets in a variety of neighborhoods, from the signs and theaters of Broadway to shops along Fifth Avenue to the streets of Harlem. Streets and Avenue views are arranged into the follow subdivisions: Named Streets and Avenues, Numbered Avenues, and Numbered Streets; thereunder they are arranged alphabetically or numerically accordingly.

Television and Radio consists of photographs of microphones, equipment, studios and broadcasters from the early days of radio and television.

Theaters includes a few grand Broadway theaters of the era, but focuses heavily on the great movie palaces of the late 1920s and the 1930s, such as the Earl Carroll and the RKO Roxy Theatre. A heavy focus on interiors, and especially art-deco design elements, is evident. Also included are some views of burlesque and less legitimate venues, such as the Salon des Arts. Several theaters in this subseries were heavily documented by Browning, probably working on commission; some construction progress views are included.

Tourists consists of photographs of crowds looking through telescopes, gathered on the streets, and standing on viewing platforms.

Transportation contains a variety of views of public transportation in the New York area, including buses, elevated railroads, railroad stations, street railroads, and subway station entrances. Especially notable are Browning's photographs of Grand Central Terminal and McKim, Mead & White's Pennsylvania Station.

Utilities consists of photographs of power lines, power plants, electric transformers, ash shoots, and gas tanks. Included are Consolidated Edison facilities, but most of the photographs in this series do not bear specific descriptions.

Winter Views depict a snow-covered Central Park framed by the towers of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South and West. They are mostly quiet, unpopulated landscapes; the few people in view are a man and child holding hands as they walk down a snowy path, a group of men gazing at the scenery from a horse-drawn carriage, and distant figures walking along a white-on-white horizon. Also included are a few night views that contrast the gleaming snow against a darkened sky.

Miscellaneous and Unidentified Views includes a traffic light, unidentified gravestones, unidentified landscapes and buildings, a man exhaling smoke profiled in a doorway, and some unidentified architectural details.

Two boxes at the end of the collection contain duplicate vintage prints of photographs from Series I which are being held in reserve.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies are available in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.

Advertising

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 A&P Coffee billboard
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Anheuser Bsuch, Inc., Budweiser billboard and clock in Times Square (3)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Barbershop poles
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Chevrolet billboard
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Camel Cigarettes billboard
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Chevrolet billboards (2)
1934, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Horses [Kauffman Saddles and Boots and unidentified]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Criterion Theatre movie billboard for Viva Villa
[1934]
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Cocoanut Grove billboard [with mechanic fixing car]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Schenley Mayflower Whiskey billboard and clock (2)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Squibb Dental Cream billboard, with part of Coca-Cola billboard
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Sunkist billboard, with Child's (restauraunt) billboard (2)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Wrigley's Spearmint Gum billboard
undated

Aircraft and Aeronautics

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Aviation Country Club flags (Hicksville, NY)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Curtis-Wright Airport views (North Beach, NY) (9)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Havens, Beckwith aboard a seaplane
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Hughes, Howard with Seversky Amphibian
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Box: 1 Folder : 2 McLaughlin, Joe posing in plane
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Box: 1 Folder : 2 Seversky, Evelyn
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Box: 1 Folder : 2 Whitney, Mrs. Paul Le Brogue, on Waco Cabin Plane
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Zelcer, Mrs. Felix William, at the Aviation Country Club
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Unidentified airship, airplane, seaplane, and airfield views (41)
undated

Apartment Buildings

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Baker Field Apartments, 520 West 218th St.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Brentanos Furnished Apartments, Broadway and 80th St.
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Box: 1 Folder : 5 Century Apartments, 25 Central Park West (2)
[after 1931]
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Cliffhaven Court
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Crystal Gardens, including aerial view (9)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 London Terrace, West 23rd St. and Ninth Ave. (2)

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 128

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Box: 1 Folder : 6 277 Park Avenue Apartments
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Pickwick Arms (Inwood) (7)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Scarswold Apartments (Scarsdale, NY)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Tudor City Apartments, interiors and exteriors (15)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Unidentified, interiors and exteriors (13)
undated

Banks and Financial Institutions

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 9 American Savings Bank, 115 West 42nd St., bronze clock
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Bank of Manhattan Trust Company, 295 Madison Ave., clocks (2)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Central Savings Bank, Union Square
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Box: 2 Folder : 9 Continental Bank & Trust Company
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Guaranty Trust Company of New York
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Irving Trust Company, 1 Wall St. West 33rd St. (3)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Mutual Bank, West 33rd St.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 New York Trust Company, 1 East 57th St. (3)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Trade Bank of New York, clock
undated

Browning, Irving

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Office interiors and promotional posters (13)
[1930], undated

Chinatown

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 11 The Bowery, nos. 20-22 at Pell St. (2)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 5-7 Doyers St., Rescue Society and Old Chinese Theatre (2)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Doyers St. at Chatham Square
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Pell St., no. 36 at Mott St.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Nan Yang Association
undated

Churches and Synagogues

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Cathedral of St. John the Divine
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Church of the Good Shepard (?)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Church of the Transfiguration [Little Church Around the Corner]
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Community Church of the Pelhams (Pelham, NY)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Ezrath Israel Synagogue
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 First Church of Christ Scientist (Maplewood, NJ)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Inwood Hebrew Congregation
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Riverside Church (6)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 St. Bartholomew (3)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 St. John's Lutheran Church, interior and exterior (Englewood, NJ)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 16 St. Luke's Church (Forest Hills) (27)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 17 St. Patrick's Cathedral (7)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 St. Paul's Chapel
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Temple Emmanuel
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Trinity Church and churchyard, some with Wall St.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Unidentified, interiors and exteriors (14)
undated

Construction and Construction Workers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Construction and construction workers (40)
[1920-1935]

Depression, the Great

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Great Depression views (14)

General note

See also: Occupations

[1929-1939]

Eagles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Eagles [sculptures and illustrations] (4)
undated

Factories and Industry

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 23-24 Workers and equipment (44)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Smokestacks (20)
undated

Harbor and Waterfront Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Harbor and waterfront views (30)
undated

Hospitals

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Bellevue Hospital
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Lenox Hill Hospital
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 27 New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (11)
undated

Hotels

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Arrowhead Inn, interiors and exteriors (Riverdale) (7)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Hotel Astor, Broadway at 44th St., interiors and exteriors (4)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Barbazon Hotel, 140 East 63rd St.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Hotel Claridge, Broadway and 44th St.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Cooks Falls Lodge (Roscoe, NY)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Grand View Lodge, interiors and exteriors (Greenwich, CT) (9)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Hotel Martinique, 53 West 33nd St.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Hotel McAlpin, 50 West 34th St.
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Box: 4 Folder : 31 Murray Hill Hotel, Park Ave. and 40th St.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Hotel Navarre, Seventh Ave. and W. 38th St. (2)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Hotel Netherland, Fifth Ave. and 59th St.
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Park Chambers Hotel, 68 West 58th St.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Ave. (3)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Ritz-Carlton Hotel, East 46th St. (2)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 32 St. Moritz Hotel, 50 Central Park South, interiors
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Savoy Plaza Hotel, with Sherry-Netherland Hotel, Fifth Ave. at 59th St. (6)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Shelton Towers Hotel, 525 Lexington Ave. (2)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Hotel Sulgrave, 60 East 67th St., interiors and exteriors (16)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Ave., interiors and exteriors (16)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Unidentified, interiors (6)
undated

Lower East Side

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 36 The Bowery
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Box: 5 Folder : 36 Chrystie St.
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Clinton St., nos. 40-42 (2)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Orchard St., from Rivington St.
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Suffolk St., with street stock exchange
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Miscellaneous, including tenement exteriors and clotheslines (10)
undated
Monuments and Statues
 

General note

See also: Parks and Squares for views including monuments

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Civic Virtue monument, view from entrance to City Hall

General note

[relocated to Queens Borough Hall in 1941]

undated
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Washington Irving, Bryant Park

General note

[relocated to East 17th Street in 1935]

[1920-1935]
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Statue of Liberty
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Unidentified (2)
undated

Night Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Advertising, lighted signs [including Times Square area] (10)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Christmas trees, lighted (3)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Empire State building (6)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 41 New York Public Library (2)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Skyline views (21)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Street scenes (4)
undated

Occupations

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Baker
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Butcher
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 45 Florists (Ninth Ave. street flower market
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 46 Newspaper vendors and carriers (7)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Organ grinder
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Painter
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 48-49 Peddlers (49)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 50 Porters (4)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 50 Sandwich board advertiser
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 51 Shoe shiners (4)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 52 Street cleaner
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 52 Valet
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 52 Violinist
undated

Office Buildings

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 53 137 East 57th St. (14)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 54 1400 Broadway, clock
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 55 1450 Broadway, entrance and clock
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 56 Chanin Building, 122 East 42nd St.
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 57 Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Ave., including construction views (22)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 58-59 Cities Service Building, 70 Pine St., including construction (30)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 60 Daily News Building, 220 East 42nd St. (13)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 61 Downtown Athletic Club, 19 West St. (4)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 62 Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Ave. -- Construction (17)
[1929-1931]
Box: 8 Folder : 63 Empire State Building -- Exteriors (27)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 64 Empire State Building -- Interiors (21)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 65 Empire State Building -- Photomontages (4)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 66 Empire State Buiding -- Views on and from Observation Deck (6)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 66 Flatiron Building [Fuller Building], 175 Fifth Ave. (2)

General note

See also: Box 10, Folder 93

undated
Box: 8 Folder : 68 Fuller Building, 41 East 57th St. (3)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 69 Goelet Building, 608 Fifth Ave. (3)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 70 Hearst Magazine Building, 951-959 Eighth Ave.
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 71 Linden Building, East 42nd St., interiors (8)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 72 Maritime Exchange Building, 80 Broad St. (4)
[1930-1932]
Box: 9 Folder : 73 McGraw-Hill Building, 330 West 42nd St. (4)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 74-75 New York Life Insurance Building, 51 Madison Ave., some with Madison Square, interiors and exteriors (43)
[1929]
Box: 9 Folder : 76 New York Telephone Company, 140 West St.
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 77 2 Park Ave.
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 78-79 Rockefeller Center buildings; most are construction scenes
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 80 Salmon Tower, 500 Fifth Ave., including construction (14)
[1930-1931]
Box: 10 Folder : 81 St. Paul Building
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 82 Schwarzenbach-Huber Building, 468 Fourth Ave. (2)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 83 Silver House (4)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 84 Squibb Building, 745 Fifth Ave., interiors and exteriors (9)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 85 Starrett-Lehigh Building, 601-625 West 26th St., includes construction
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 86 24 West St.
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 87 Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
undated

Parks and Squares

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 88 Battery Park (3)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 89 Bowling Green (3)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 90 Bryant Park, many including the New York Public Library and replica of Federal Hall under construction (13)
1932, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 91 Central Park, with Grand Army Plaza and Columbus Circle
1925, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 92 Gramercy Park
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 93 Madison Square Park, many include Flatiron Building (9)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 94 Riverside Park
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 94 Union Square (2)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 95 Washington Square Park and Washington Arch (6)
undated

Photomontages

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 96 Buildings (21)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 97 Business and advertising (14)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 98 Industry and equipment (15)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 99 Sports and recreation (9)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 100 Miscellaneous (25)
undated

Police Stations

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 101 East Rockaway Police Station, interiors and exteriors (9)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 102 Lindenhurst (NY) Police Station, interiors and exteriors (6)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 103 Valley Stream (NY) Police Station, interiors and exteriors (7)
undated

Portraits

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 104 Lehman, Herbert H. (1878-1963), Time magazine cover portrait by Irving Browning, Vol. XXIV, No. 27
1934 Dec. 31
Box: 12 Folder : 105 Mead, Margaret (1901-1978) (6)
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 106 Unidentified
undated

Public Buildings and Institutions

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 107 American Museum of Natural History (2)
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 108 City Hall
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 109 Columbia University, Low Library (2)
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 110 Federal Hall (2)
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 111 Metropolitan Museum of Art
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 112 Municipal Building
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 113 New York Public Library, includes aerial view (10)

General note

See also: Night Views

undated
Box: 12 Folder : 114 New York State Supreme Court Building (2)
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 115 U.S. Post Office [roof only, seen from St. Paul's Chapel]
undated

Rain Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 116 42nd St. (3)
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 116 Broadway
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 116 Empire State Building in fog (2)
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 116 Herald Square
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 116 St. Patrick's Cathedral (2)
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 116 Unidentified street scenes (4)
undated

Residences

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 117 Arbor Close and Forest Close Developments, Forest Hills, Queens, interiors and exteriors (9)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 118 Brice, Fanny, residence, West 76th St., interiors (21)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 119 Fieldston, Bronx, residences, unidentified (3)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 120 Loew, Marcus residence, "Pembroke," Glen Cove, NY, interiors
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 121 New Jersey residences, unidentified (Teaneck and Palisades) (4)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 122 Pelham, NY, residences, unidentified, interior and exterior (4)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 123 Roscoe, NY residence, unidentified (3)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 124 Scarsdale, NY, residences, unidentified, interiors (3)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 125 Unidentified exteriors (6)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 126 Unidentified interiors (24)
undated

Restaurants

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 127 Astor Hotel Restaurant, interior
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 127 Blake's Doughnut Parlor, Bryant Park [hand-painted Depression-related signs in window]
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 127 Chatham Walk, East 48th St. (9)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 127 Foltis Fischer, 200 East 42nd St., [with Elevated Railroad](3)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 127 Madeira House, 94 Park Ave.
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 127 Prospect House (Tudor City) Dining Room, interiors, East 42nd St. and First Ave. (3)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 127 Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center, interiors (7)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 127 St. Regis Restaurant, 1570 Broadway
undated
Box: 13 Folder : unknown container Wil-low Restaurant (2)
undated

Roofs and Roof Gardens

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 128 London Terrace Roof (10)

General note

See also: Box 1, Folder 6

undated
Box: 13 Folder : 128 Municipal Building [gathering in tent on roof]
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 128 Miscellaneous (24)
undated

Ships, Boats and Ferries

Ferries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 129 Chagres River Ferry (Panama) (2)
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 129 Coney Island Ferries (12)
1928, [1930]
Box: 14 Folder : 129 Dyckman Ferry
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 129 Roscoe, New York Ferry Bell
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 129 Staten Island Ferries (8)
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 129 Weehawken Ferries and Ferry Terminal
[1929], undated
Box: 14 Folder : 130 Miscellaneous ferry views (7)
undated
Named Ships and Boats
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 131 Aquatania
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 131 Benjamin F. Packard (3)
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 131 Buccaneer, with the  Success in foreground
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 131 Dalzellea (tug boat, with other identified tugs)
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 131 S.S. Habana
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 132 S.S. Leviathon (19)
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 133 London Corporation, with oil kegs on pier
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 133 New Rochelle (tug boat)
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 133 Queen of Bermuda (2)
1933
Box: 14 Folder : 133 Pan America (7)
[1928-1929]
Box: 14 Folder : 134 Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island (5)
1929, undated
Box: 14 Folder : 135 Ships and shipping - miscellaneous (64)
1928, undated

Shoes

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 136 Shoes on display and stepping in gum (4)

General note

See also: Occupations - Shoe Shiners

undated

Shops and Shopping

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 137 Bagoe, 86 Madison Ave. (drug store)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 137 Bedolls, 34th St. and Sixth Ave. (2)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 137 Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave.
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 137 Bloomingdale's
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 137 Broadstreet's
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 137 Curtis Furniture
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 138 Dennison's, 411 E. 32nd St. (2)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 138 De Pinna, 650 Fifth Ave.
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 138 F.R. Tripler & Co., 366 Madison Ave.
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 138 Featherly, Inc., Gowns, 19 East 61st St.
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 138 Franklin Simon & Co., 414 Fifth Ave.
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 138 Freess & Co.
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 138 Gimbel Brothers, 1275 Broadway
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 138 Joseph Hilton and Sons, Greeley Square
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 139 Kayser (4)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 139 Lebolt & Co., Jewelers, 534 Fifth Ave.
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 139 Macy's [R.H. Macy & Co.], 34th St. and Broadway (3)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 140 Mary Scott Rowland (2)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 140 Richard Hudnut, 695 Fifth Ave.
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 140 S. H. Kress & Co. (3)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 140 Sisto's Pharmacy, Polymol advertising in window
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 141 Stroheim & Romann, interiors and exteriors, 35 East 53rd Street and 515 Madison Ave. stores (13)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 142 Walgreen Co.
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 142 Weber and Heilbroner, includes photomontages (18)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 143 Winkelman Shoe, 21 West 42nd St. (5)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 144 Window shoppers, miscellaneous (32)
undated

Skylines and Cityscapes

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 145 Lower Manhattan skylines (22)
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 146 Midtown Manhattan skylines (13)
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 147 Skylines, cityscapes, and rooftop views within Manhattan (31)
undated

Sports and Recreation

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 148 Amusement Parks, Coney Island (9)
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 149 Baseball (3)
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 150 Fencing (2)
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 151 Fishing (3)
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 152 Football (4)
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 153 Golf (11)
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 154 Horseback riding (5)
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 155 Model airplanes (4)
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 156 Ocean travel, cruise aboard the Queen of Bermuda (26)
[1932]
Box: 17 Folder : 157 Polo (13)
1934, undated
Box: 17 Folder : 158 Shuffleboard (6)
[1932], undated
Box: 17 Folder : 159 Skiing (2)
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 160 Spectators (9)
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 161 Swimming and diving [includes beach scenes] (21)
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 162 Tennis (4)
1932, undated
Box: 17 Folder : 163 Track and field (2)
undated

Streets and Avenues

Named Streets and Avenues
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 164 Beaver and New Sts.
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 164 Broadway and Wall Sts., including New York Stock Exchange
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 165 Broadway, from Bowling Green
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 165 Broadway and Exchange Place
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 165 Broadway and 31st St.
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 166 Broadway from 40th to 49th St. (13)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 167 Broadway from 51st through 59th St. (2)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 167 Broadway at 174th St.
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 167 Broadway, unidentified cross streets (5)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 168 Central Park South (2)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 168 Central Park West at 62nd St.
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 168 Chatham Square
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 169 Forsyth St. near Grand St.
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 169 Lexington Ave. from 42nd through 45th St. (3)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 170 Madison Ave. at 28th St.
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 171 Park Ave. from 20th through 59th St. (5)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 172 Riverside Drive (2)
1925, undated
Box: 18 Folder : 173 South St. (14)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 174 Wall St. (4)
[1926], undated
Box: 18 Folder : 175 Washington Mews (4)
1924, undated
Box: 18 Folder : 176 Washington Square North (3)
undated
Numbered Avenues
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 177 Second Ave., with view of the Chrysler Building in distance
[after 1929]
Box: 18 Folder : 178 Third Ave. at 43rd St., with view of elevated railroad
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 178 Third Ave., brownstones
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 179 Fourth Ave.
1930
Box: 18 Folder : 180 Fifth Ave., 34th to 36th Sts. (4)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 181 Fifth Ave., 40th to 49th Sts., including aerial views (19)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 182 Fifth Ave., 57th to 60th Sts. (7)
1924, undated
Box: 18 Folder : 183 Fifth Ave., unidentified
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 184 Sixth Ave., 32nd through 46th Sts. and unidentified (9)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 185 Eighth Ave. at 37th St.
undated
Numbered Streets
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 186 14th St. at Union Square West (2)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 187 23rd through 26th Sts. (7)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 188 30th through 34th Sts. (12)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 189 40th St. (2)
[1922] undated
Box: 19 Folder : 190 42nd St. (13)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 191 43rd through 46th Sts. (4)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 192 47th through 49th Sts. (12)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 193 50th through 54th Sts. (17)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 194 57th through 58th Sts. (12)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 195 West 66th St., no 69
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 195 East 73rd St., no. 301
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 195 East 86th St.
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 195 East 96th St.
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 195 West 130th St., no. 101
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 196 Unidentified street scenes (34)
undated

Television and Radio

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 197 Microphones, NBC and unidentified
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 198 Radio Broadcasting -- CBS Radio studio, equipment and operators (3)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 198 Radio Broadcasting -- Crowd listening to election returns broadcast
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 198 Radio Broadcasting -- Radio studio scene, male pianist and female singer (3)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 198 Radio Broadcasting -- Radio photomontages (2)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 198 Radio Broadcasting -- WHN Radio, female broadcaster with dog (2)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 199 Television Broadcasting -- Control room and operator at CBS (2)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 199 Television Broadcasting -- Phillips, Sandra, broadcasting at CBS (2)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 199 Television Broadcasting -- Television cameras
undated

Theaters

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 200 Ambassador Theatre, interiors (2)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 200 Astor Theatre, marquee for Eskimo and  New Moon
1933
Box: 20 Folder : 200 Avon Theatre, interior, detail of controls
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 201 Beacon Theatre, interiors and exteriors
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 201 Biltmore Theatre, interiors (2)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 201 Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, interiors (5)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 202 Carlton Theatre, interiors and exteriors (Brooklyn) (8)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 202 Cameo Theatre, ticket booth and entrance
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 202 Century Theatre and view of Central Park West at 61st St.
[1925]
Box: 20 Folder : 202 Criterion Theatre, actor Neil Hamilton and others in entrance
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 203
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 203-205 Earl Carroll Theatre, interiors and exteriors - including during construction (46)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 206 Embassy Theatre, interiors (Port Chester, NY) (4)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 206 Forrest Theatre, interiors (3)
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 206 George M. Cohan's Theatre, entrance
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 207 Imperial Theatre, interiors (3)
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 207 Jolson's 59th Street Theatre, interiors (3)
[1921-1930]
Box: 21 Folder : 207 Loew's Coney Island Theatre, interior
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 207 Loew's Grand (The Bronx)
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 207 Loew's Inwood, interiors (9)
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 208 Madison Square Garden, interiors and exteriors (1892 and 1925 buildings) (7)
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 208 Mansfield Thatre, interior
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 209 Oasis Theatre, interiors (4)
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 209 Palace Theatre, entrance (2)
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 210 Paramount Theatre, Broadway at 44th St., interiors and exterior (6)
1926, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 211-213 RKO Roxy Theatre, interiors and exteriors (65)
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 214 Republic Theatre (Burlesque), marquee (2)
[1932]
Box: 22 Folder : 215 Salon des Arts
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 215 Sam H. Harris Theatre, interior, signs for The Singing Fool
[1929]
Box: 22 Folder : 215 Thalia Theatre, Broadway and 95th St., interiors and exterior (7)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 215 Theatre Guild, interior
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 216 Trans-Lux Theatre, Broadway and 49th-50th St. (3)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 216 Valencia Theatre, interiors and exteriors (Jamaica, Queens) (6)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 217 Theater sign switchboxes (4)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 218 Unidentified theatre interiors (5)
undated

Tourists

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 219 Views of tourists (11)
undated

Transportation

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 220 Buses (4)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 221 Elevated railroads (4)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 222 Railroad stations -- Grand Central Terminal, interiors and exteriors (14)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 222 Railroad Stations -- Morrisania Station (Bronx) (3)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 222 Railroad stations -- Pennsylvania Station, interiors and exteriors (6)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 223 Street railroads (streetcars) (4)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 224 Subway station entrances (4)
1933

Utilities

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 225 Utilities (20)
undated

Winter Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 226 Central Park (23)
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 227 Times Square, Broadway (6)
1922, [1929-1930]
Box: 23 Folder : 228 Unidentified (8)
undated

Miscellaneous and Unidentified

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 229 Miscellaneous and Unidentified (14)
undated

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Series II: Documents

Scope and Contents note

Series II dates from consists of the contents of a scrapbook compiled by Irving Browning including ephemera and correspondence relating to Browning's career as a photographer and cinematographer. During processing, items were removed from acidic scrapbook pages, and the former page number was written on the verso of each item so that the original arrangement could be reconstructed if necessary. Materials are arranged alphabetically by format or genre, as described below.

Advertisements includes posters for events in which Irving Browning was involved, including an exhibition of his photographs at the First Annual Motion Picture and Costume Ball of the Film and Photo League on April 27th, 1934 and speaking engagements at DeWitt Clinton High School and the Film and Photo League.

Clippings includes items related to Irving Browning's exhibitions, a clipping of his published photograph of an elevated railroad, and a news photograph of Browning directing child actors in a film.

Correspondence includes several letters from Browning's colleague Lars Moën, regarding experiments with color film, a few letters regarding membership in professional societies such as the American Television Society and the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, as well as correspondence from the Film and Photo League, the manager of The Film Daily, Carl Louis Gregory, and S. Barret McCormick of RKO Radio Pictures. Also included is a correspondence from RKO Radio concerning details of construction and equipment for the RKO Roxy Theatre.

Identification Cards and Membership Cards are primarily from professional organizations and conferences in the 1940s and 1950s. These include several Universal Newsreel Field Cameraman identification cards (which include most of the few photographs of Irving Browning in this collection), union membership cards for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators, a New York State drivers license from 1946, and other miscellaneous cards.

Pamphlets includes a Code of Ethics for the Society of Photographic Illustrators and an pamphlet about the New Film Alliance. Ribbons includes several exhibitor's ribbons from the Third Annual Exhibit of Professional Photography held in Rochester, New York. Tickets and a pass for the 1940 New York World's Fair are also included in this series. Photocopies of the original scrapbook pages are also in this series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 230 Advertisements

General note

See also: Box 25, Folder 240

1934, 1937, undated
Box: 24 Folder : 231 Clippings
1928-1941
Box: 24 Folder : 232 Correspondence
1918-1944
Box: 24 Folder : 233 Identification cards
1942-1952, undated
Box: 24 Folder : 235 Membership cards
1939-1947
Box: 24 Folder : 235 Pamphlets
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 236 Ribbons [emphemera], from the Third Annual Exhibition of Professional Photography at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, Rochester, NY
1936
Box: 24 Folder : 237 Tickets and pass to the New York World's Fair 1940
1940
Box: 24 Folder : 238 Photocopies of original scrapbook pages
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 239 Scrapbook cover
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 240 Advertisements, oversize
undated

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From Series I: Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 26-27 Curator's reserves -- duplicates
undated

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