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

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis

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

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.


Materials are organized into two series:

Missing Title

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