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Bernard Gotfryd Photograph Collection PR 276

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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney with additions by Twila Rios; finding aid revised 2013 by Twila Rios

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 31, 2013
Description is in English

Container List

Series II. Photographs, 1960's - 1985

Arrangement note

Mounted and unmounted photographs are separated then arranged alphabetically by subject. In many cases, sitters with more than three portraits were issued their own folder. Numbers in parenthesis denote number of images. Photographs larger than 14 x 18 inches have been removed, housed in flat files, and listed separately.

Scope and Contents note

Subseries II.1 Portraits – Unmounted contains photographs ranging in size from 8 x 10 inches to 11 x 14 inches. Portraits feature actors, artists, athletes, musicians, politicians and writers and include both formal and candid shots. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by name with cross-references when more than one person appears in a single image. A separate folder contains images of musical groups, including The Beatles during an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Subseries II.2 Portraits – Unmounted – By Other Photographers includes eight portraits taken by Bernard Gotfryd’s first cousin, Alex Gotfryd. Also included are two portraits of Bernard Gotfryd, one by his son, Howard Gotfryd, and the other by Richard Reinhold.

Subseries II.3 Portraits – Mounted contains portraits that are either matted or mounted to board. As with the unmounted portraits, images include both formal and candid portraits of actors, artists, dancers, politicians and writers.

Subseries II.4 Subjects – Unmounted consists of photographs of places and events, mainly in New York City. Images are arranged alphabetically by topic. Images of art include several photographs of kinetic and light art, taken at the Howard Wise Gallery in 1967. “Buildings - Printing & Publishing” is comprised of photographs taken during the final day of work at the New York Daily Mirror. This series includes images of the presses, the building and many of the workers. Celebrations include two images of a ticker tape parade for astronauts John Young and Virgil Grissom. Also included is a color photograph of fireworks during the Brooklyn Bridge Centennial celebration. “Children” contains several images of children playing on the streets of New York. One image shows a group of small boys with a shoeshine box. Another shows three boys playing cards outside Pennsylvania Station. “Demonstrations & Parades” contains a single image of Legal Aid employees on strike. “Immigration” is a group of images taken at the Calexico-Mexicali border station. The images are undated, but appear to be from the 1960s. Photographs of newspaper vendors, stockbrokers, street artists and vendors are included in “Occupations.” A separate folder contains photographs of police officers. New York City street scenes show daily life in the city, including several images of the city at night. Photographs include a father and daughter eating hot dogs from a vendor. Another image shows a crowded Times Square sidewalk, complete with an advertisement for Metropole Café’s “Topless Go Go.” John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 5 is represented in “Transportation,” along with horse-drawn carriages and a solitary woman riding a bus. Subway images include panhandlers, graffiti and stations, as well as a nun sitting in an unidentified station, reading in front of a Levy’s bread advertisement. Photographs of the construction of several unidentified housing projects are located in “Miscellaneous & Unidentified.”

Subseries II.5 Subjects – Mounted is comprised of photographs mounted on board. Two of these images were taken at Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral and burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

In some cases photographic prints have attached typewritten notes from the photographer and/or clippings from the magazines where the photos were published. Often the notes are of a personal nature indicating circumstances of the photo shoot or feelings about the subject.

Subseries II.1 - Portraits - Unmounted

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 72 "A" general -

Ascoli, Max
Allen, woody (2)
Alonso, Alicia - 1978
Anderson, Marion (2)
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh) (3) - 1967

Box: 6 Folder : 73 "B" general -

Bacharach, Burt
Bacon, Francis - 1968
Baez, Joan - 1968
Balanchine, George
Barth, John
Belgrave, Cynthia  with husband and children - 1963
Bellow, Saul (2)  with son Adam, NY - 1971
Benchley, Peter
Ben-Gurion, David (2) - 1967, 1972
Berlin, Irving  with wife, Ellen Mackay
Bernstein, Leonard (2)
Boroughs, William (2)
Brando, Marlon
Brown, Helen Gurley (2) - 1967
Buck, Pearl
Buckley, William F. (2) - 1972, undated
Burjaily, Vance

Box: 6 Folder : 74 "C" general -

Calder, Alexander (6)
Capote, Truman (3) - 1969
Carney, Art
Carter, Jimmy
Carter, Rosalyn - 1976
Casals, Pablo
Cheever, John (See also: Oversize Material)
Chevalier, Maurice
Coltrane, John (2) - 1965
Condon, Richard (3) - 1972
[Cooper, Alice - See: Dali, Salvador; Minnelli, Liza]

Box: 6 Folder : 75 Cambridge, Godfrey (9)
1960's
Box: 6 Folder : 76 "D" general -

Dahlberg, Edward (2) - 1969; 1971
Dali, Salvador (2) - 1973
Darden, Norma
Davis, Bette (2)
Davis, Stuart (2) - 1967
DeVries, Peter (2)
Dietrich, Marlene
Doctorow, E. L.

Box: 6 Folder : 77 De Kooning, Willem (3)
Box: 6 Folder : 78 "E" general -

Egan, Daniel (2)
Ellington, Duke (5) - 1960's
Ellison, Ralph

Box: 6 Folder : 79 "F-G" general

Friedan, Betty
Frost, David
Ginzburg, Ralph
Gonzalez, Xavier - 1964
Graham, Billy - 1963
Graham, Martha - 1975
[Grant Cary - See: Hayes, Helen]
Goodman, Benny - 1969
Gregory, Dick
Grooms, Red
Gross, Chaim (2) - 1967, 1960's

Box: 6 Folder : 79a Guccione, Bob (9)
Box: 6 Folder : 80 "H" general -

[Hammarskold, Dag - See: Stevenson, Adlai]
Hardwick, Elizabeth
Hayes, Helen (2)
Hellman, Lillian (2) - 1982 (See also: Oversize Material)
Heschel, Abraham Joshua - 1968
Hertzberg, Arthur
Hirshorn, Joseph
Hoffman, Abbie - 1967
Hoffman, Dustin - [1968]
Hopkins, Budd
Hughes, Langston
Hurt, Mississippi John (2) - 1965
Hutton, Lauren

Box: 6 Folder : 81 "J" general -

Jackson, Jesse - 1981
Jennings, Peter - 1967
Jhabvala, Ruth - 1987
Johnson, Lyndon B. (3)
Johnson, Philip
Jong, Erica

Box: 6 Folder : 82 Jones, James Earl (7)
1960's
Box: 6 Folder : 83 "K" general -

Kazin, Alfred - 1987
Kertész, André (2)
Kissinger, Henry (2)
Knaths, Karl
Koch, Ed - 1980
Krasner, Lee
Krementz, Jill
Kunitz, Stanley - 1971
Kuralt, Charles - 1970

Box: 6 Folder : 84 Kennedy -

Kennedy, Edward M. (Ted), (2)
[Kennedy, Jacqueline - See: Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy]
Kennedy, John Jr. (4)
Kennedy, Robert F. (4) - 1964, 1967
[Kennedy, Rose - See: Wagner, Robert F.]
Kennedy, William (2) - 1981

Box: 6 Folder : 85 "L" general -

Laurence, William Leonard
[Lerner, Jay - See: Bernstein, Leonard]
Lerner, Max
Levin, Mayer - 1960's
Lilienthal, David E.
Lindsay, Howard (2)
Lindsay, John
Lloyd Webber, Andrew
Loren, Sophia - ca 1967
Ludlum, Robert

Box: 7 Folder : 86 "M" general -

McDonald, David, J.
McGovern, George
Matthiessen, Peter
Maxwell, William (2)
Mazzo, Kay (2)
Meir, Golda - 1974
Merwin, W. S.
Michener, James
Miller, Arthur (2) - 1966
Minnelli, Liza - 1972
[Mondale, Joan - See: Carter, Rosalynn]
Moore, Henry
Moore, Marianne
Morrison, Toni
Moses, Robert
Murdoch, Rupert

Box: 7 Folder : 87 McLuhan, Marshall (5)
Box: 7 Folder : 88 Mailer, Norman (4) (See also: Oversize Material)

See Also:

Oversize Material

Box: 7 Folder : 89 Newman, Barnett (3)
Box: 7 Folder : 90 Nureyev, Rudolf (5)
Box: 7 Folder : 91 "O" general -

O'Keefe, Georgia (2) - 1972
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy (5) - 1966, 1872, undated

Box: 7 Folder : 92 "P" general -

Pavarotti, Luciano
Paley, Grace - 1973
[Peabody, Jill - See: Uris, Leon]
Perelman, S. J.
Prince, Harold (Hal)
Puzo, Mario

Box: 7 Folder : 93 Partch, Harry (4)
Box: 7 Folder : 94 "R" general -

Reagan, Ronald - 1972
[Rice, Tim - See: Lloyd Webber, Andrew]
Rivers, Larry (2)
Robards, Jason (2)
Rockefeller brothers  includes Nelson, David Sr., Winthrop, John D. III., and Laurance
Rothko, Mark
Rubin, Jerry - 1967

Box: 7 Folder : 95 "Sa-Sm" general -

Sacks, Oliver W.
St. Denis, Ruth (2) - 1968
[Sawyer, Diane - See: Kuralt, Charles]
Segal, George - 1974
Shanker, Albert (2) - 1968
[Shaw, Ted - See: St. Denis, Ruth]
Sheed, Wilfred
Shor, Toots - 1975
Singer, Isaac Bashevis (See also: Overize Material)
Smith, R. [?]
Smith, W. Eugene (2)

Box: 7 Folder : 96 "Sn-Sz" general -

Snowdon, Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of  with Princess Margaret
Solti, George (2) - 1968, 1969 (See also: Oversize Material)
Sondheim, Stephen
Springsteen, Bruce (2)
Stafford, Jean
Steig, Jerry - 1963
Steinem, Gloria - 1972, undated
Stokowski, Leopold
[Stone, Sly - See: Wonder, Stevie]
Styron, William - 1965 (See also: Oversize Material)
Sullivan, Ed (See also: Musical Groups - The Beatles)
Swados, Harvey (2)
[Swanson, Gloria - See: Hayes, Helen]

Box: 7 Folder : 97 Simon, Sidney (4)
Box: 7 Folder : 98 Simone, Nina (5)
1963-1964
Box: 7 Folder : 99 Stevenson, Adlai (5)
circa 1960
Box: 7 Folder : 100 "T-U" general -

[Tallchief, Maria - See: Nureyev, Rudolf]
Tucker, Richard (2)
Updike, John (2)
Uris, Leon (2)

Box: 7 Folder : 101 Twiggy (4)
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 102 "V" general -

Van Peebles, Melvin (3)
Vaughan, Sarah (2) - 1965
Vidal, Gore
[Vigard, Kristen - See: Shipp, John Wesley]
Vreeland, Diana (2)

Box: 7 Folder : 103 "W-Z" general -

Wagner, Robert F. (2)
Walker, Alice
Wallice, Irving (2) - 1964
Warhol, Andy (4) - 1975
Warwick, Dionne
Wiesel, Elie (4) - 1965
Winchell, Walter - 1975
Wonder, Stevie
[Wolfe, Tom - See: Oversize Material]
Zeckendorf, William
Zinsser, William

Box: 7 Folder : 104 Musical Groups -

The Animals
The Beatles (2)
Simon and Garfunkel (3)
Peter, Paul and Mary

Box: 7 Folder : 105 Unidentified

Subseries II.2 - Portraits - Unmounted, by Other Photographers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 106 By Alex Gotfryd -

Benchley, Peter
Drury, Allen
Eisenhower, John S. D.
Maynard, Joyce
Roszak, Theodore
Sacks, Oliver W.
Scotto, Renata

Box: 7 Folder : 107 By Howard Gotfryd -

Gotfryd, Bernard - 1985

Box: 7 Folder : 108 By Richard Reinhold -

Gotfryd, Bernard - 1982

Subseries II.3 - Portraits - Mounted

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 109 "B general -

Buckley, William F. - 1965
Burroughs, William

Box: 8 Folder : 110 "C-D" general -

Calas, Maria - 1964
Calder, Alexander (2)
[Casals, Pablo - See: Stern, Isaac]
Castro, Fidel
[Davis, Sammy, Jr. - See: Oversize Material]

Box: 8 Folder : 111 Carter, Jimmy includes Amy, Billy and Rosalynn [See also: Oversize Material]
Box: 8 Folder : 112 "F-M" general -

Flanner, Janet
[Ford, Henry - See: Oversize Material]
Gordimer, Nadine
Johnson, Lyndon B. (2)
Johnson, Philip
Kennedy, Robert F.
Kunitz, Stanley
Leary, Timothy
McLuhan, Marshall
[Mailer, Norman - See: Oversize Material]
Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley)
[Mindszenty, Jozsef (Cardinal) - See: Oversize Material]

Box: 8 Folder : 113 "N-P" general -

Nixon, Richard  with family
[Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy - See: Oversize Material]
Podhoretz, Norman - undated

Box: 8 Folder : 113a "R-So" general -

[Ram Das (Alpert, Richard) - See: Leary, Timothy]
Roth, Phillip - 1967
Sihanouk, Norodom, Prince (3) - 1979
Slavitt, David
Smith, W. Eugene
[Solti, George - See: Oversize Material]

Box: 9 Folder : 114 "St-W" general -

Stern, Isaac
Stevenson, Adlai (2)
Stokowski, Leopold
[Styron, William - See: Oversize Material]
Susann, Jacqueline
[Wolfe, Tom - See: Oversize Material]

Subseries II.4 - Subjects - Unmounted

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 115 Art - Howard Wise Gallery, Light Art
1967
Box: 9 Folder : 116 Bridges - various
Box: 9 Folder : 117 Buildings - various
Box: 9 Folder : 118 Buildings - Churches
Box: 9 Folder : 119 Buildings - Institutions - Halfway House [Village Haven?]
Box: 9 Folder : 119a Buildings - Monuments
Box: 9 Folder : 120 Buildings - Museums
Box: 9 Folder : 121 Buildings - Nightclubs
Box: 9 Folder : 122 Buildings - Printing and Publishing - New York Daily Mirror
[1963]
Box: 9 Folder : 123 Buildings - Prisons - Rikers Island
Box: 9 Folder : 124 Buildings - Restaurants - Luchow's
Box: 9 Folder : 125 Celebrations and Events - various
Box: 9 Folder : 125a Celebrations and Events - Party at the "Scene"
Box: 10 Folder : 126 Children - various
Box: 10 Folder : 127 Demonstrations and Protests - various
Box: 10 Folder : 127a Demonstrations and Protests - Newark Riots (13)
Box: 10 Folder : 128 Demonstrations and Protests - Anti-Vietnam
Box: 10 Folder : 129 Demonstrations and Protests - Pro-Vietnam
Box: 10 Folder : 130 Demonstrations and Protests - Against the play The Deputy
[1964]
Box: 10 Folder : 131 Demonstrations and Protests - Resurrection City, Washington, D.C.
[1968]
Box: 10 Folder : 132 Funerals and Memorials - various
Box: 10 Folder : 133 Border Station
Box: 10 Folder : 134 Neighborhoods - various
Box: 10 Folder : 135 Occupations - various
Box: 10 Folder : 136 Occupations - Police
Box: 10 Folder : 137 Parks - various
Box: 10 Folder : 138 Performing Arts - various
1967, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 138a Performing Arts - Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield CT
1970
Box: 10 Folder : 138b Poverty - various (5)
Box: 10 Folder : 139 Sports - various
1970's, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 140 Street Scenes - Atlantic City
Box: 10 Folder : 141 Street Scenes - New York City
1986, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 142 Transportation - various
Box: 10 Folder : 143 Transportation - Subways
Box: 10 Folder : 144 Various and Unidentified
1968, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 145 Various and Unidentified - Billboards/signage (3)

Subseries II.5 - Subjects - Mounted

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 146 Celebrations and Events - various
1968, 1976
Box: 10 Folder : 147 Hospitals - various

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