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Guide to the William Grabowski Photographs
1980s, 2004-2022
 PR 321

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Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh (2016), Larry Weimer (2018-22)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 19, 2022
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series II: Bronx, 2009, 2015-2020

Scope and Contents

The series includes 73 photographs taken in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The bulk of these, a total of 55, were taken in December 2017 and in 2020 at the Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden and are close-ups of many of the show's miniature replicas of famous New York City structures. There are also five photographs of Yankee Stadium and seven of the Wave Hill grounds and buildings, among other subjects. The container list provides a more detailed summary for each folder.


The series is arranged alphabetically by general subject matter, then chronologically within subject. The number of photographs in each folder is noted in parentheses in the container list.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1A Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden (31)

Scope and Contents

Close-ups of many of the miniature replicas of famous New York City structures such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Penn Station, George Washington Bridge, Cyclone roller coaster, Chrysler building, etc., made of bark, leaves, and other natural materials.

2017 December
Box: 5 Folder : 1B Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden (24)
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Street Views (3)

Scope and Contents

View on Bronx River Parkway, view on Cross Bronx Expressway, man with sign panhandling.

Box: 5 Folder : 3 Yankee Stadium (5)

Scope and Contents

Interior of seating, field, and from under the facade (2009); one exterior from behind fencing (2017).

2009, 2017
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Bronx Zoo (3)

Scope and Contents

Entrance, zebra, and peacock with other animals.

Box: 6 Folder : 1 Wave Hill (7)

Scope and Contents

Entrance gate, conservatory interior, Great Lawn, Wave Hill House and Glyndor Gallery exteriors, signage at Riverdale Ave and 254th Street.


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