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Guide to the Cross & Brown Company Architectural Photograph Collection
  PR 111

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

@ 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Ricky Hunter and Jennifer Lewis

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

Scope and Content Note

The Cross & Brown Company Architectural Photograph Collection spans the period from circa 1970 through 1991 and contains photographs, negatives, slides, and documents relating to the company's real estate business. The collection is divided into four series: Photographs; Negatives; Slides; and Documents.

Materials relate primarily to properties in New York City and State, and primarily depict or otherwise describe large buildings. Attractive architectural views of such recognizable structures as the MetLife Tower, the RCA Building, the Pan Am Building (now the MetLife Building), the World Trade Center, and the Plaza Hotel are included. Materials used by Cross & Brown for the development of brochures and other marketing and promotional tools can be found throughout the collection, from photographs and negatives used for illustrations, to slides and notes for presentations. Materials have been arranged into series based on housing and preservation needs, so researchers should check each series for materials relating to a given property.


Materials have been arranged into the following four series based on format:

  1. Series I: Photographs
  2. Series II: Negatives
  3. Series III: Slides
  4. Series IV: Documents