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Guide to the Cass Gilbert Papers and Architectural Drawings
1883-1952 (Bulk 1900-1934)
 PR 21

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Collection processed by Maurita Baldock with assistance by Kerri Anne Burke.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 16, 2021
The finding aid is in English

Container List

Series V. Lantern Slides

Scope and Contents note

The lantern slides include glass slides of some of Cass Gilbert's projects as well as studies of other buildings around the world. The slides are divided into two subseries that reflect Gilbert's numbering of the slides. It appears that the two groups of slides were used for two separate purposes.

Subseries I: Woolworth Building

Scope and Contents note

This subseries of lantern slides depicts only the Woolworth Building. The images include exteriors and interiors as well as depictions of construction and the finished building. Most of these images are also represented in the photographs in the Woolworth Building section of the Project Files series.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 675-676 Lantern Slides of the Woolworth Building
1910-1913

Subseries II: National and International Cites

Scope and Contents note

This subseries of lantern slides depicts all types of architecture from all over the world including bridges, fountains, parks, museums, and villas. Although a few of Gilbert's projects are represented in this subseries (St. Louis Art Museum, Belle Isle Bridge) most of the slides are not of his work. The slides represent architecture in the United States as well as in France, Italy, England, Holland, Spain, Japan, and Germany.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 677-678 France
Undated
Box: 678-679 United States
Undated, 1916
Box: 679-680 Italy
Undated
Box: 680 England
Undated
Box: 680 Holland
Undated
Box: 680 Spain
Undated
Box: 680 Japan
Undated
Box: 680 Germany
Undated
Box: 680 Miscellaneous
Undated
Box: 680 Panoramic Slide of New York Central Park
Undated

Subseries III: Glass plate negatives

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 680A US Custom House, plaster model of Genoa
Box: 680A George Washington Bridge, Perspective drawing, John T. Cronin, del (3 negatives)
1926-1928
Box: 680A Prelimary study for Supreme Court Building, Longitudinal and transverse sections, John T. Monh
1929 March 11
Box: 680A R.C. Williams & Co. Food Products, R. G. Stickel, del
1927 June
Box: 680A George Washington Bridge, watercolor, John T. Cronin, del.
1930
Box: 680A Prelimary study of skyscraper, NYC (2 negatives)
undated
Box: 680A Drawing of construction site at waterfront, NYC, E.K. Hengerer
1928 January

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