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Guide to the H.M. Chester Photograph Collection
1892-1910, undated
  PR 131

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


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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 03, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Chester, H.M. (Herbert M.), b. 1858
Title: H.M. Chester Photograph Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1892-1910, undated
Abstract: Collection of glass negatives documenting H.M. Chester's extensive travels across the United States and to its borders from 1892-1910. Views of expositions, railroads, prominent residences, national parks, and tourist attractions make up the bulk of the collection which focuses most heavily on California, Colorado, Michigan, New York, Washington, and Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks.
Quantity: 3.78 Linear feet (9 boxes)
Location note: Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections
Call Phrase: PR 131

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Biographical Note

Herbert M. Chester was born in New York in 1858 to Emeline Merritt and John H. Chester. By 1870 the family had moved to North Stonington, Connecticut. Little is known about Chester's life except that he traveled extensively throughout the United States between 1892 and 1909 to California, Utah, New Mexico, Washington, Michigan, New York, and other states, as well as to the Canadian and Mexican borders.

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Scope and Content Note

The H.M. Chester Photograph Collection consists of glass negatives, measuring 4 x 5 to 6 ½ x 8 ½ inches, depicting prominent residences, tourist attractions, railroads, fairs, and natural landscapes across the United States, but especially in California, Colorado, Michigan, New York, Washington, and at Yellowstone National Park. The collection spans the period from 1892-1910; most of the negatives are undated but were probably created close to this time period. The collection is arranged alphabetically by state and thereunder by city or other geographical feature; views of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo have been filed under Niagara Falls/Buffalo because the majority of the photographs relate to Niagara Falls. Images of Yellowstone National Park have been filed under Wyoming. Views of Mexico are filed at the end of the states. Views of unidentified locations have been filed in a miscellaneous subseries at the end of the collection; they are organized by subject. One box of oversized negatives has been filed at the end of the collection; it also contains the photographic prints. It is unclear whether the photographs in this collection were taken by H.M. Chester or by another member of his traveling party. Some numbers have been subdivided by letter due to the addition of discovered negatives after the collection was processed.

The collection includes views of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle in 1909, the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition held in Portland, Oregon in 1905, and the Pan-American Exposition held in 1901 in Buffalo (and associated hydroelectric projects at Niagara Falls). The collection includes photographs of H.M. Chester, his wife, and their fellow travelers at many of the featured locations. California is the most heavily represented state in the collection. A series of Yosemite National Park and Mount Tamalpais landscape photographs are complemented by more urban photographs taken in Los Angeles and at San Francisco and Oakland landmarks. In New York, Rochester and Niagara Falls are the most heavily represented areas, although some images of New York City buildings and events such as the Dewey Celebration and the Grant's Tomb Dedication Parade are included.

Foreign views on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and of the Mexican border, probably near Tijuana, are also present. The Connecticut negatives, of which several are oversized, consist primarily of images of a farm in North Stonington, Connecticut (which is probably the Chester family farm) as well as photographs of H.M. Chester and his wife.

The miscellaneous subseries includes photographs of individuals, animals, unidentified landscapes, ships, streetscapes, and two 1907 flower shows. A few portraits of a man identified as W.E. McCarthy are also present.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by state; thereunder they are filed by city or geographical feature and then alphabetically by major features. Mexico is filed at the end of the states, followed by miscellaneous negatives. Oversize negatives and the three photographic contact prints are filed in box 9.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Chester family

Document Type

  • Contact prints
  • Glass negatives

Subject Organizations

  • Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909: Seattle, Wash.) -- Pictorial works
  • Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905: Portland, Or.) -- Pictorial works
  • Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works

Subject Places

  • Catskill Mountains (N.Y.) -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works
  • Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works
  • North Stonington (Conn.)
  • United States -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works
  • Yellowstone National Park -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of American Institute of the City of New York on October 4, 1933.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 30 photocopies per day per person. Suitability of the original for photocopying is at the discretion of the staff. Neither blueprints nor tracings can be copied under any circumstances. Duplication of large-format items will be done by the house photographer. See Print Room guidelines 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 H.M. Chester Photograph Collection, PR 131, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

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Container List

California

Alcatraz Island

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Navy Prisons [View of Alcatraz Island and Buildings, San Francisco Bay in foreground]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 On the West [View of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay in foreground]
undated

Alhambra

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Residence
undated

Barstow

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Main Street
undated

Boyes [Hot] Springs

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Three Graces - Bathers at Beach [Young women posing beside pool]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6a-b Bathers at Boyes Springs
undated

Coronado

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Seals at Coronado Beach
undated

Glendora

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Mr. Easley's House
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 House at Glendora
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Bungalow on Pillies Ranch
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 House on Pillies Ranch
undated

Hollywood

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 12 De Longprees (The Artist) Residence
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Whitney Residence
undated

Idlewild

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Large Red & White Oleander Tree
undated

La Jolla

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Anna Held Cottage
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Bathing Beach
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 17-19 Caves at La Jolla
1909
Box: 1 Folder : 20-21 Episcopal Church
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 G.A. Greeley & daughter bathing
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 23 The Motor Car
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 24-25 The White Lady Cave
undated

La Mirada

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 26-33 The Harvester [horses pulling farm equipment]
undated

Los Angeles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 34 The 100 Year Old Palm Tree [showing streetcar]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Residence on Adams Street
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Log Cabin - Adams Street

General note

See also: 562, Box 9

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Log Cabin - Adams Street
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 38 China Town [Chinatown - child, adult, and storefront]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 39 China Town [Chinatown storefront reading "WAH LEE & Co."]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Hill St. M.E. Church [Methodist Episcopal Church]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 41-42 East Lake Park
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Little Cottage where we stopped - "Mrs. Pettigrews"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 44 288 North Sichel Street (G.A. Greeley Family)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Old Mission Church
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Major General Otis Residence
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 47-48 Plaza
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Mr. Posey's Residence (Chester Place)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Rubber Trees
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 51-52 Mr. Singleton's Residence
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 53 Palm Drive leading to Singleton Court
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 54-55 Soldier's Monument - 5th Street [Pershing Square Park]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 56 Falls in Westlake Park
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 57-63 View at Westlake Park
undated

Mount Lowe

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 64 Canyon
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 65 Electric Railroad
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 66 Electric road running to Mt. Lowe
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 67 Granite Gateway
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 68 Highest Point of Mt. Lowe
undated

Mount Tamalpais

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 69 Incline R.R. to Echo Mts.
1901
Box: 2 Folder : 70 Point of Rocks
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 71 View of Railroad
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 72 Bow Knot
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 73 Hotel from Top of Mountains
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 74 Looking down from Mt. Tamalpais
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 75-76 Observatory on Top of Mt. Tamalpais
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 77 Snap on the cars while on the turn [Muir Woods train]
undated

Oakland

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 78 Congregational Church (where Sunshine was married)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 79 St. Julian Hotel
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 80-81 Borax Smith Residence (East Oakland)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 82 Bronze lion in front of Borax Smith's Residence
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 83 Borax Smith's desert hut that he occupied in the Death Valley Desert
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 84 Borax Smith's Deer Park
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 85 Mrs. H.M. Chester's niece with Borax Smith's Dogs
undated

Pasadena

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 86-87 The Grotto
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 88-90 Residence on Orange Grove Avenue
undated

Redlands

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 91 Mr. Smiley's Residence
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 92-93 Smiley Heights
undated

Riverside

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 94 2 Orange Trees
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 95-96 Arch's Residence on Magnolia Avenue
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 97 Band Stand in Park
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 98 Cactus in Park
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 99 Century Plant
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 100 Mr. & Mrs. Cushing and Mr. & Mrs. Chester Glenwood
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 101 Glenwood Tavern
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 102 Large Tree in front of Glenwood Tavern
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 103 Large Palms on Magnolia Avenue
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 104-106 Magnolia Avenue
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 107 Original Washington Naval Orange Tree
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 108-110 View from Victoria Hill
undated

San Francisco

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 111 Ruins of City Hall
[1906]
Box: 2 Folder : 112-113 Cliff House
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 114 The Dewey Monument
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 115 The Flood Building
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 116 Goat Island - Naval Training Station between Oakland and San Francisco [now Yerba Buena Island]
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 117 Foot of Market Street
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 118 Market & 5th Street
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 119 Old Mission Church
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 120 Seal Rocks
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 121 Entrance to Sutro Park
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 122-123 Old Fort Sutro Park
undated

San Gabriel

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 124-126 San Gabriel Mission
undated

Santa Catalina Island

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 127-129 Santa Catalina Island
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 130 (View of) Catalina Island Landing
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 131-133 Glass Bottom Boat
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 134 Harbor
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 135 Main Street
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 136 The Needles
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 137 Indians at the Needles
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 138-141 Seal Rocks
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 142 Stage Coach to Catalina Island
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 143 Street of Tents
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 144 Young Ladies Rowing
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 145 Residence
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 146 Senator Jones' Residence
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 147-148 Soldiers' Home
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 149-150 Soldiers' Home - "Waiting in line for their mail"
undated

Sausalito

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 151 Sausalito
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 152 Sausalito City
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 153 Sausalito Landing
undated

Sonoma

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 154 The Arrow [Building]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 155 Cactus Hedge
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 156-157 H.M. Chester Group at Sonoma
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 158 Sonoma Mission
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 159 General Valeri's Oak
undated

Yosemite National Park

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 160 The Arch Rock
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 161-163 Bridal Veil Falls
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 164 Bridal Veil Falls & The 3 Graces
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 165 Bridal Veil Falls & Merced River & 3 Graces
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 166 Bridal Veil Falls, the 3 Graces & El Capitan
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 167 El Capitan & Merced River
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 168a-d The Fallen Monarch
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 169a Mr. H.M. Chester Group at Yosemite Valley
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 169b-g Mrs. H.M. Chester (Emma) at Grizzly Giant

General note

See also: 563, Box 9

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 170 Glazier Point & Grizzly Peak
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 171a Happy Isles
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 171b Log Cabin, Big Trees (Wowona)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 172-174 Mirror Lake
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 175-177a Nevada Falls
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 177b Old Grizzly - Full size
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 178 Stella Lake
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 179 Stage at Camp Curry
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 180 Stage driving through trees
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 181-182 Vernal Falls
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 183 Watering the Horses on the Road
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 184 Yosemite Falls from the Road
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 185-186 Yosemite Falls from the soldiers' camp
undated

Miscellaneous

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 187 G.A. Greeley's Dog
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 188 Hotel Roclinda
undated

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Colorado

Basalt

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 189 View at Basalt
undated

Colorado Springs Region

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 190 Mr. H.M. Chester on Burro at Cheyenne Falls
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 191-194 Falls, Cheyenne Canon
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 195-196 Cheyenne Canon
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 107 Major Dome Peaks - Glen Eyrie
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 198 Ute Pass - People on Donkey
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 199 Ute Pass - Rainbow Falls
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 200 Webber & North Platt Avenue - High School
undated

Denver

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 201 City Hall
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 202-203 Capitol Building
undated

New Castle

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 204 Burning Mountain
undated

Pike's Peak Region

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 205 Cave of the Winds
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 206 Williams Canon - Cave of the Winds
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 207-208 The Gateway
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 209 Gateway Pikes Peak (in the distance)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 210 Pikes Peak & Manitou
undated

Miscellaneous

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 211 Balance Rock
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 212 Cathedral Spires
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 213 Canon - Rocky Mountains
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 214 Tower of Babylon
undated

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Connecticut

New London

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 215a [Boat by sign for "Fort Griswold House and Cottages"]
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 215b-c Bridge over Thames River
undated

North Stonington

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 216-217a Mrs. H.M. Chester, Comrades - Emma, Horse & Cow

General note

See also: Box 9, 553-558

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 217b Mr. H.M. Chester and Horse
undated

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District of Columbia

Washington

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 218 Canal
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 219 The Capitol
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 220 G.A.R. Posts [in parade]
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 221 G.A.R. Post in parade
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 222 G.A.R. Views at Washington - Old Knickerbockers
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 223 Washington Monument
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 224 Washington Statue [with G.A.R. Hospital carriage]
undated

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Massachusetts

Holyoke

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 225 View at Holyoke, Connecticut River
undated

Springfield

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 226-227 Kenelworth Castle - A Castle in Springfield
undated

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Michigan

Detroit

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 228 City Hall
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 229 City Hall Square
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 230 Ferry Boat on Detroit River
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 231 Fountains Temple Theater
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 232 Memorial Cannon
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 233 Soldiers Monument
undated

Mount Clemens

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 234 City Hall
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 235 Fenton Hotel
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 236 Fenton Hotel and Mt. Clemens
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 237-238 Mt. Clemens View
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 239-240 Soldiers in Camp
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 241 View on River Road
undated

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Minnesota

Minneapolis

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 242a-b Minnehaha Falls
undated

St. Paul

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 243 Capitol Building
undated

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New Mexico

Albuquerque

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 244-246 Indians
undated

Arcadia

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 247-248 Railroad Station
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 249 The Old Spanish Bill at Lucky Baldwin Ranch
undated

Rowe

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 250 Cottage
undated

Miscellaneous

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 251 Las Vegas Hotel
undated

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New York

Catskill Mountains

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 252-254 Cairo – Cairo View
1900
Box: 5 Folder : 255 Cairo – Cairo Depot
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 256 Cairo – Cairo Flyer in Motion
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 257 Cairo – Cairo Flyer at Station
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 258 Cairo – Charely & Pigs
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 259 Cairo – Cows in field, mountains in distance
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 260-261 Cairo – Cows in Mr. Walter's field
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 262 Cairo – Shady Glen Mountains in Distance
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 263-264 Cairo – Walters Hotel
1900
Box: 5 Folder : 265-266 East Wyndam
1900
Box: 5 Folder : 267 Falls – Glen Falls House - Purling
1900
Box: 5 Folder : 268-269 Falls – Gorge High Falls
1910
Box: 5 Folder : 270-271 Falls – High Falls
1910
Box: 5 Folder : 272 Falls – Kauterskill Falls
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 273 Falls – Kauterskill Falls
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 274 Falls – Lower Falls - Purling Glen
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 275 Falls – Upper Falls - Purling Glen
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 276 Lava Beds – Lava Bed Bridge
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 277 Lava Beds – Lava Beds
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 278-279 Lava Beds – View from the Lava Bed
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 280-281 Leeds – Horses and Carriages near Leeds, View of
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 282 Leeds – Old Bridge
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 283-289 Leeds – Old Stone Bridge
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 290 Otis Railroad – Otis Elevated Railroad
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 291 Otis Railroad – Otis Railroad
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 292 Water Bodies – Green Lake
1900
Box: 5 Folder : 293 Water Bodies – Kauterskill Creek
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 294 Water Bodies – Pond near High Park
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 295 Miscellaneous – Beautiful Clouds
1900
Box: 5 Folder : 296 Miscellaneous – Catskill
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 297 Miscellaneous – Clouds
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 298 Miscellaneous – Charlie's Team
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 299 Miscellaneous – Old Bridge near High Peak House
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 300 Miscellaneous – Old Mountain House
1900
Box: 5 Folder : 301 Miscellaneous – Range - Finch's Dog
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 302 Miscellaneous – Steeple Jack rigging a Derrick
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 303 Miscellaneous – West Shore Bridge
undated

New York City - Manhattan

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 304 Events – [Columbian Celebration] 57th Street Arch
[1892]
Box: 5 Folder : 305 Events – Dewey Parade - Circle - 58th Street and 8th Avenue
1899 Sep. 30
Box: 5 Folder : 306 Events – Grant Parade [Grant's Tomb dedication parade]
[1897]
Box: 5 Folder : 307 Events – President McKinley [in Grant's Tomb dedication parade]
[1897]
Box: 6 Folder : 308 Street scenes – 14th Street East from 5th
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 309 Streets scenes – Battery
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 310 Street scenes – North From Union Square
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 311 Street scenes – Wall Street and Trinity Church
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 312-313 Structures – 48th Street Church - Laying the Stone [large crowd]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 314 Structures – Bridge of Sighs
1894
Box: 6 Folder : 315 Structures – Columbus Statue
1894
Box: 6 Folder : 316 Structures – Fifth Avenue Hotel
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 317-318 Structures – Herald Building
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 319 May Pole in Central Park
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 320 Structures – Pumping House - Central Park
1894
Box: 6 Folder : 321 Miscellaneous – Bowling Green
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 322 Miscellaneous – (Elevated Tracks)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 323-327 Miscellaneous – Snow Views
undated

New York City – Brooklyn

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 328-329 Brooklyn Bridge
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 330 Coney Island
undated

New York City – Queens

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 331-332 Bathing Rockaway
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 333-336 C.J. Johnson Diving
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 337-340 [Concession Stands on Beach]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 341-342 [People on Beach]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 343-346 [People on Beach]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 347 [Swimmer in water]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 348 Tots [at] Rockaway
undated

Niagara Falls / Buffalo - The Pan-American Exposition (1901)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 349 American Falls – American Side
1901
Box: 6 Folder : 350-352 American Falls – Canadian Side
1901
Box: 6 Folder : 353 American Falls – From Goat Island
1901
Box: 6 Folder : 354-359 American Falls - From the Maid of the Mist
1901
Box: 6 Folder : 360-361 Goat Island – Bridge to Goat Island
1901
Box: 6 Folder : 362-363 Goat Island – Cave of the Wind – American Side
1901
Box: 6 Folder : 364 Horseshoe Falls – American Side - Terrapin Point
1901
Box: 6 Folder : 365-367 Horseshoe Falls – Canadian Side
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 368 Horseshoe Falls – Canadian side (from edge of river)
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 369-370 Horseshoe Falls – From Maid of the Mist
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 371 Rapids – The Rapids
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 372 Rapids – The Rapids above the Canadian Falls at 3 Sisters Island
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 373-374 Rapids – Rapids Prospect Park
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 375-378 Miscellaneous – Bridge - Prospect Park - Niagara Falls
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 379 Miscellaneous – Electric Tower
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 380 Miscellaneous – Fountain of Abundance – Ethnology Building
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 381-382 Miscellaneous – Indians
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 383 Miscellaneous – Steel Arch Bridge - from Maid of the Mist
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 384 Miscellaneous – Temple of Muse
1901

Rochester

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 385 Bridge & Genesee Falls
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 386 H.M. Chester's friend in Boat
undated
Box: Folder : 387-388 Genesee Falls
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 389 Genesee Falls
1907 June
Box: 7 Folder : 390 Genesee River - In canoe
1907 June
Box: 7 Folder : 391 The Gorge - Genesee River
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 392 Fountain in Jones Park
1905
Box: 7 Folder : 393 Lake Avenue
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 394-395 Lake Avenue - Baptist Church
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 396 Man of War
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 397 Park in Rochester [Genesee Valley Park?]
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Box: 7 Folder : 398 Rochester
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Oregon

Portland – Lewis & Clark Centennial American Pacific Exposition (1905)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 399-400 Columbia River
1905
Box: 7 Folder : 401 Exposition Grounds
1905
Box: 7 Folder : 402-403 Forestry Building
1905
Box: 7 Folder : 404 U.S. Government Building
1905

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Pennsylvania

Gettysburg

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 405 John Burns Monument
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Box: 7 Folder : 406 Devil's Den
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Box: 7 Folder : 407 [First Massachusetts Infantry] Monument
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Box: 7 Folder : 408 High Water Mark
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Box: 7 Folder : 409 Little Round Top - 91st Penn. Regiment Monument
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Box: 7 Folder : 410 Little Round Top - View of the Cannons
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Box: 7 Folder : 411 Major General John Fulton Reynolds Monument
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Box: 7 Folder : 412 Soldiers National Monument
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Rhode Island

Watch Hill

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 413a Watch Hill [water view]
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Westerly

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 413b Armory Hall
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Box: 7 Folder : 413c High & Canal Street
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Utah

Salt Lake City

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 414 Amelia's Place
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Box: 7 Folder : 415-416 The Bee Hive
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Box: 7 Folder : 417 City & County Building
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Box: 7 Folder : 418-419 Eagle Gate
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Box: 7 Folder : 420 The Lion House
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Box: 7 Folder : 421 Mormon Temple
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Box: 7 Folder : 422 Remains of the Old Wall
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Box: 7 Folder : 423 Salt Air [Pavilion]
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Box: 7 Folder : 424 Tabernacle
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Box: 7 Folder : 425 Brigham Young's Grave
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Box: 7 Folder : 426-427 Statue of Brigham Young
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Virginia
Arlington
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 428 Robert E. Lee Mansion
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Washington

Seattle – Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 429 Arch of Welcome
1909
Box: 7 Folder : 430 Chinese Parade
1909
Box: 8 Folder : 431 Entrance to the Exposition Grounds
1909
Box: 8 Folder : 432 Foreign Building
1909
Box: 8 Folder : 433 Hawaii Building
1909
Box: 8 Folder : 434-436 Igorrote Indians
1909
Box: 8 Folder : 437 Oriental Building
1909
Box: 8 Folder : 438-439 Sight Seeing Auto - Volunteer Park
1909
Box: 8 Folder : 440 Totem Pole - Pioneer Square
1909
Box: 8 Folder : 441-442 U.S. Government Building
1909
Box: 8 Folder : 443 Vancouver Arch
1909

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Wyoming, Idaho & Montana

Yellowstone National Park

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 444 Buildings – Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
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Box: 8 Folder : 445 Buildings – Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel - Second stage
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Box: 8 Folder : 446 Buildings – Old Faithful Inn
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Box: 8 Folder : 447-449 Buildings – Old Faithful Inn - Bears
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Box: 8 Folder : 450 Geysers – Giant Geyser
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Box: 8 Folder : 451 Geysers – The Grand Geyser
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Box: 8 Folder : 452-453 Geysers – Old Faithful Geyser
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Box: 8 Folder : 454 Geysers – The Riverside Geyser
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Box: 8 Folder : 455 Geysers – Turban Geyser
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Box: 8 Folder : 456-457 Geysers – Upper Geyser Basin, Tourists at
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Box: 8 Folder : 458 Water Features – The Devil's Bathtub
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Box: 8 Folder : 459 Water Features – Firehole River
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Box: 8 Folder : 460 Water Features – Grand Canyon Bridge over Yellowstone River
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Box: 8 Folder : 461-464 Water Features – Yellowstone Canyon and River
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Box: 8 Folder : 465 Water Features – Yellowstone Canyon & Upper Falls
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Box: Folder : Water Features –
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Box: 8 Folder : 466 Water Features – Yellowstone Lake
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Box: 8 Folder : 467-468 Water Features – Yellowstone Lake & Teton Mountains
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Box: 8 Folder : 469 Water Features – (Large) Yellowstone Falls
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Box: 8 Folder : 470-471 Miscellaneous – Bear at Yellowstone
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Box: 8 Folder : 472 Miscellaneous – The Grotto
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Box: 8 Folder : 473 Miscellaneous – Hymen Terrace
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Box: 8 Folder : 474 Miscellaneous – Jupiter Terrace
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Box: 8 Folder : 475 Miscellaneous – Jupiter Terrace Cascades
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Box: 8 Folder : 476-477 Miscellaneous – Liberty Cap
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Box: 8 Folder : 478 Miscellaneous – Six horse stage at Gardner Entrance
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Box: 8 Folder : 479 Miscellaneous – Terrace
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Mexico

Tijuana?

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 480 Boundary Monument - between U.S. and Mexico
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Box: 8 Folder : 481 The City of Tia Junta [Tijuana?]
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Box: 8 Folder : 482 Old Mission - Tia Junta [Tijuana?]
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Box: 8 Folder : 483 One foot in Mexico - one foot in U.S. [man by border monument]
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Miscelleneous

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 484 Sweet Water Reservoir & Dam showing mountains in Old Mexico
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Miscellaneous

Animals

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 485-488 Cats
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Box: 8 Folder : 489 Dog
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Box: 8 Folder : 490 Elephant
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Box: 8 Folder : 491 Lion
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Box: 8 Folder : 492 Ostrich
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Box: 8 Folder : 493 Tiger
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Buildings

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 494-500 Unidentified Buildings
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Flower Shows

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 501-504 Dahlia Show
1907
Box: 9 Folder : 505-508 Chrysanthemum Show
1907

Landscapes

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 509-521 Unidentified landscapes
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People

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 522-523 Arabs - Buffalo Bill
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Box: 9 Folder : 524 [H.M. Chester beside tree]
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Box: 9 Folder : 525 Georgie & Dog on Table
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Box: 9 Folder : 526 [W.E. McCarthy?]
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Box: 9 Folder : 527 Nellie's Baby
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Box: 9 Folder : 528 Herbie & Gladys Simon
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Box: 9 Folder : 529-531 Unidentified people
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Ships

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 532 Blake under way
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Box: 9 Folder : 533 Columbia
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Box: 9 Folder : 534 Mianto?
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Box: 9 Folder : 535 Miantomah
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Box: 9 Folder : 536 New De Julia
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Box: 9 Folder : 537 Nina
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Box: 9 Folder : 538 The Pilgrims boat
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Box: 9 Folder : 539 Pinta
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Box: 9 Folder : 540 Sant Maria
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Box: 9 Folder : 541 Steamer Ella
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Box: 9 Folder : 542-545 Vicking
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Box: 9 Folder : 546-549 Unidentified ships

General note

See also: 564, Box 9

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Street scenes
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 550-552 Unidentified street scenes
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Oversize

North Stonington, Connecticut

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 553-554 Mr. H.M. Chester on the farm
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Box: 10 Folder : 555 Mrs. H.M. Chester - view at North Stonington farm
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Box: 10 Folder : 556 Cow on the farm
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Box: 10 Folder : 557-558 View at North Stonington Farm
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Miscellaneous

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 559 Our Dick - 17 years old weighed 25 lbs. [cat]
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Box: 10 Folder : 560-561 W.E. McCarthy
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Photographic Prints
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 562 Contact print from 36, Log Cabin - Adams Street, Los Angeles, California
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Box: 10 Folder : 563 Contact print from 169b, Mrs. H.M. Chester (Emma) at Grizzly Giant, Yosemite National Park, California
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Box: 10 Folder : 564 Contact print from 549, Unidentified ship
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