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Guide to the Lathrop C. and Mabel H. Urner Harper Photograph Collection
ca. 1872-1954, n.d
(Bulk 1891-1934)
 PR 121

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The Lathrop C. and Mabel H. Urner Harper Photograph Collection spans the period from 1872-1954, with many undated materials. The collection consists of 3.6 linear feet of black and white photographic prints, tintypes, film negatives, glass negatives, and drawings. The photographs mainly relate to the personal and family life of the Harpers, with a few photographs relating to Lathrop C. Harper's rare book shop. Also included are some of Mabel H. Urner's newspaper column publicity photographs. The collection includes documentation of some of the couple's yearly tours of Europe prior to World War II.


Photographs are arranged alphabetically by geographic name or name of sitter.

Materials have been arranged into the following series:

  1. Series I: Buildings
  2. Series II: People
  3. Series III: Vacations
  4. Series IV:Negatives