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Guide to the Arnold Genthe Photograph Collection
[1895]-1942(Bulk 1906-1927)
  PR 19

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

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Collection processed by Chris Borris

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 10, 2011
Description is in English.

Administrative Information


A purchase, in 1943, from the estate of Arnold Genthe accounts for the bulk of the collection. Several prints of unknown provenance were donated at some point in the latter half of the 20th century to the New-York Historical Society. The Library of Congress donated the collection of nitrate and glass negatives to the N-YHS in 1954 and 1957.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to ten exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.) Researchers on site may print out unlimited copies from microfilm reader-printer machines at per-exposure rates. See guidelines in Reading room for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote and a transcription of your quote, to

Library Director
The New-York Historical Society
Two West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.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: Arnold Genthe Photograph Collection, PR 019, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material

The bulk of the photographs and negatives found in Genthe's studio at his death are now at the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Several thousand negatives are also housed at the Museum of the City of New York. Many museums and libraries around the country, including the California Historical Society, have prints by Genthe.