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Guide to the Charles Gilbert Hine Photograph Collection
1883-1908
 PR 82

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Photographic Prints

Scope and Contents note

consists of 161 platinum prints, 21 cyanotypes, and 5 albumen prints dating from approximately 1883 to 1908. The photographic prints in this series were originally integrated into the Geographic File (PR 020); they were removed to create the Charles Gilbert Hine photograph collection. Photographs in this series are arranged numerically; an index listing streets, prominent locations, and subjects can be found at the end of the finding aid. The first forty-one prints have been matted (with the exception of number 026), thereafter they have been placed in folders in groups of approximately ten. The albumen prints in this series are labeled as being taken by both Charles Gilbert Hine and Thomas A. Hine. Titles correspond to the descriptions Hine wrote on the verso of his photographs or on their backings. Titles in brackets have been supplied in cases where the photograph was removed from its original backing. A set of copy prints of Hine photographs used in the exhibition Charles Gilbert Hine: Impressions of a City, held at the New-York Historical Society from October 1990 through January 1991, have been labeled with photograph numbers and can be found after the index.

Photographs in this series portray a variety of street scenes, buildings, and scenes of daily life in New York that demonstrate Hine's keen eye for lighting and composition. Side streets and main thoroughfares are shown from a variety of vantage points. Street vendors, theater and product advertisements, night views of Madison Square Theatre, and a variety of views of Washington Square Park are only a few of the subjects represented. A few rooftop views are included in the collection. Some photographs show street decorations for the Columbian Celebration in 1892 and the centennial celebration of George Washington's presidential inauguration in 1889. Historical landmarks such as the Jumel Mansion, City Hall, and Hamilton Grange with its thirteen trees are pictured, as is the demolition of the pre-Revolutionary Rhinelander Sugar House Prison.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Fifth Avenue, north from 42nd Street
[1903]
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Broad Street, south of Wall Street
[1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 3 201 West 10th Street
[1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Fulton Street, east from west of Water Street
[1905]
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Reade Street [west of Centre Street] (cyanotype)
[1895]
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Madison Square Theatre [night view]
[1905]
Box: 1 Folder : 7 [Future site of West Broadway, tunnel between Vesey and Barclay Streets]
[1890]
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Liberty Street at William
1892
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Fifth Avenue, looking south [from 53rd Street]
[1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 010a Ruins [Rhinelander] Sugar House Prison
[1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 010b Ruins [Rhinelander] Sugar House Prison
[1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Grove Street and Greenwich Park, east from West 4th Street
[1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 12 [Pushcarts in the park]
[1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 13 [Washington Square Arch]
[1905]
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Centre Street [snowstorm]
[1905]
Box: 2 Folder : 15 [Watts Street at Hudson Street]
[1899]
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Rear of 112 Ninth Avenue
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 17 South side Washington Square, looking west
1894
Box: 2 Folder : 18 [Wall Street, corner of Nassau Street]
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Riverside Drive, at west 106th Street
[1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 20 [Worth Street, north side, west of Baxter Street]
[1894]
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Wood arch, Washington Square
1889
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Old doorway, West 17th Street [corner of Eighth Avenue]
[1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 23 [Hamilton Grange]
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Fire at 64-66 Nassau Street (cyanotype)
1898 Feb.
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Thirteen trees and Alexander H. House [Hamilton Grange]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 26 [University Building, Washington Square East]
1894
Box: 3 Folder : 27 [Riverside Park, between West 125th and 127th Streets]
[1905]
Box: 3 Folder : 28 [150th Street, towards Seventh Avenue]
[1895]
Box: 3 Folder : 29 [Battery Park, man reading paper]
[1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 30 A busy day on West Street
[1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 31 [Upper Manhattan Bridge]
[1905]
Box: 3 Folder : 32 [South Street]
[1902]
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Southeast corner or Washington Square [looking south on Wooster Street]
[1902]
Box: 3 Folder : 34 [West Street, north of Cortlandt Street]
1892
Box: 4 Folder : 35 [Poster advertising "Mrs. Langtry and her company"]
[1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 36 [Pushcart in front of wall of posters]
[1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 037a The children's corner [West Street]
[1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 037b [Billboards]
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 38 [Poster advertising California Fruit chewing gum and "The Devil's Deputy"]
[1905]
Box: 4 Folder : 039a [Poster advertising Figaro Licorice Sticks]
1894
Box: 4 Folder : 039b [Poster advertising Old Hoss Bill Hoey in "The Flams"]
1894
Box: 4 Folder : 40 [Posters advertising Sherman Park and Hecker's Buckwheat]
1894
Box: 4 Folder : 41 [Café entrance]
[1905]
Box: 5 Folder : 42 [Hamilton Grange]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 43 [Bleecker Street]
[1902]
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Broadway, at corner of Morris Street (cyanotype)
[1900]
Box: 5 Folder : 045-046 St. Paul's [Broadway, looking south] (duplicate prints)
[1889]
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Steamship's Row, lower end Broadway (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 48 [Canal Street]
[1901]
Box: 5 Folder : 49 [Chambers Street, south side]
[1900-1905]
Box: 5 Folder : 50 [Chambers Street, south side and Pearl Street (cyanotype)
[1885-1890]
Box: 5 Folder : 51 Cortlandt Street, 4-10 Cortlandt Street
[1892]
Box: 5 Folder : 52 [Duane and Centre Street] (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 53 Greenwich Avenue [south from Jane Street]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 54 [Maiden Lane]
[1896]
Box: 5 Folder : 55 [Maiden Lane and Liberty Street]
1893
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Maiden Lane, south side from Liberty Street
[1906]
Box: 5 Folder : 57 [Nassau Street] (cyanotype)
[1893]
Box: 5 Folder : 58 [Broad Street and Nassau Street]
1899
Box: 5 Folder : 59 State Street, (8,7,6) facing the Battery
[1898]
Box: 5 Folder : 60 [Vandam Street]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 61 Vesey Street [northwest corner at Greenwich Street]
[1898]
Box: 5 Folder : 62 Vestry Street, north side
1899
Box: 5 Folder : 63 Washington Street and Christopher Street
1899
Box: 5 Folder : 64 Old house on Washington Place
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 065a North from southeast on Park Place
1904
Box: 5 Folder : 065b North from southeast on Park Place, Steam Engine on Elevated train #2
1894
Box: 5 Folder : 66 Tombs, Centre Street, N.Y. (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 67 Home Life Insurance Co. Building, 255-7 Broadway
1893-1894
Box: 5 Folder : 68 [Bowling Green]
[1895]
Box: 5 Folder : 069a Broad Street [Fraunces Tavern]
[1900]
Box: 5 Folder : 069b [Fraunces Tavern] (cyanotype)
[1900]
Box: 5 Folder : 70 Chambers (Mulberry bend) park
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 71 Broadway and 35th Street, night scene, Herald Building
[1900]
Box: 5 Folder : 72 [Wall Street, north side and east of Nassau]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 73 Wall Street
[1900]
Box: 5 Folder : 74 Wall Street
[1897]
Box: 5 Folder : 75 West 4th Street, where it joins Washington Place
[1900]
Box: 5 Folder : 76 123 Washington Place
1908
Box: 5 Folder : 77 135 Washington Place
1900
Box: 5 Folder : 78 [Washington Square North]
[1894]
Box: 5 Folder : 79 Washington Square South
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 080a Washington Square (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 080b Washington Square (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 81 Washington Mews
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 82 Southeast corner of Washington Square (cyanotype)
[1902]
Box: 5 Folder : 83 Washington Square Arch
[1905]
Box: 5 Folder : 84 [Battery Park]
[1890]
Box: 5 Folder : 85 [Battery Park] (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 86 Riverside Park
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 87 [City Hall Park]
[1900]
Box: 5 Folder : 88 Vesey Street
1892
Box: 5 Folder : 89 [City Hall Park] (cyanotype)
1895
Box: 5 Folder : 90 City Hall Park
[1895]
Box: 5 Folder : 91 St. Paul's churchyard
[1890-1895]
Box: 5 Folder : 92 St. Paul's
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 93 St. Paul's, looking west from alongside south wall of chapel
[1895]
Box: 5 Folder : 94 St. Paul's churchyard
[1899]
Box: 5 Folder : 95 [Poster advertising John L. Sullivan]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 96 St. Paul's churchyard
[1890-1899]
Box: 5 Folder : 97 St. Paul's [chapel]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 98 Trinity Churchyard looking north to Martyrs' Monument and Trinity Building (cyanotype)
[1895]
Box: 5 Folder : 99 Trinity Churchyard (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 100 St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue
[1900]
Box: 5 Folder : 101 West Building at Episcopal Seminary Grounds, Chelsea Square
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 102 Asbury Church and the Benedict - Washington Square
1894
Box: 5 Folder : 103 [Broadway, including Grace Church]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 104a [Billboards advertising Scott's Emulsion of Pure Cod Liver Oil and Madison Square Theatre]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 104b [Billboards advertising Scott's Emulsion of Pure Cod Liver Oil and Madison Square Theatre] (silver print)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 105a [Poster advertising Herrmann]
1894
Box: 5 Folder : 105b [Billboard advertising Buffalo Bill's Wild West]
1894
Box: 5 Folder : 106 [Poster advertising "A Fatted Calf"]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 107 Where Laight Street joins Canal
[1902?]
Box: 5 Folder : 108 [Posters and clipping on "Business Competition"]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 109 [Billboard advertising women's clothing]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 110a [Poster with little cooking boy]
1895
Box: 5 Folder : 110b [Posters advertising "Charley's Aunt" and Huber's Museum]
1893
Box: 5 Folder : 111a-b [Posters advertising "A Gaiety Girl"]
[1894]
Box: 5 Folder : 112 [Posters advertising Huber's 14th Street Museum]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 113a [Posters advertising Carpenter Shop and several shows]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 113b [Two men and a boy at the docks]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 114 [Poster advertising Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 115a [Poster advertising the Lillian Russel Opera Comique Co.]
1894
Box: 5 Folder : 115b [Billboards advertising "The Cotton King," Kendal, etc.]
1895
Box: 5 Folder : 116a-b [Billboards advertising Kate Claxton in "The Two Orphans"]
1894
Box: 5 Folder : 117 [Posters advertising Pettijohn's California Breakfast Food and Bidwell-Tinkham Cycle Company]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 118a [Billboards advertising "Too Much Johnson" and "The Gaiety Girls"]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 118b [Billboards advertising Buffalo Bill's Wild West]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 119a [Billboard advertising "The Amazons"]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 119b [Billboard advertising trained animals]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 120 Old Herald Building, Broadway and Ann Street
[1895]
Box: 5 Folder : 121a [Billboard advertising Miss Olga Nethersole]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 121b [Billboards advertising Buffalo Bill's Wild West, "Rosedale," and Herrmann]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 122a [Billboard advertising "A Temperance Town," Bob Fitzsimmons, "The Century Magazine", and Orange Athletic Club v. Princeton football game (possibly in Newark, New Jersey)]
1894
Box: 5 Folder : 123 [Sunset on water with ships in the distance] (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 124 [Ships in dock]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 125 N.Y. skyline [ship in foreground]
[1888]
Box: 5 Folder : 126 [Harlem River]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 127 Cloud Study (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 128 Fifth Avenue Hotel
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 129 Bird's Eye View, northwest from 100 William Street
[1900]
Box: 5 Folder : 130 Between Broadway and Nassau Street, north of and from Wall Street
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 131 Broadway in 1885 form a window of 168 Broadway. The turn in the curb on the left is for Cortlandt Street (albumen)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 132 [Bird's eye view, Broadway and Water Street]
[1900]
Box: 5 Folder : 133 East from Equitable Building, United States Hotel (albumen)
1885
Box: 5 Folder : 134 North from Equitable Building, 120 Broadway, W.U. Telegraph Building, Evening Post, Post Office, Tribune (albumen)
[1885]
Box: 5 Folder : 135 Sun, Tribune, Times (albumen)
[1883]
Box: 5 Folder : 136 [Washington Heights section, Amsterdam Avenue view north from High Bridge tower]
[1904]
Box: 5 Folder : 137 South from Equitable Building about 1885. Note telegraph poles on Broadway. (albumen)
[1885]
Box: 5 Folder : 138 [Washington Heights section, view southwest from High Bridge tower, Amsterdam Avenue with 172nd Street in foreground]
[1904]
Box: 5 Folder : 139 Columbian Celebration
1892
Box: 5 Folder : 140 Columbian Celebration
1892
Box: 6 Folder : 141 Columbian Celebration/Temporary Arcade
1892
Box: 6 Folder : 142 Columbian Celebration
1892
Box: 6 Folder : 143a When the Washington Building was a building and Trinity's spine had some show, Castle Garden was the headquarters for imported labor [Castle Garden with the Washington Building being constructed in background, Trinity Church to the left]
1883
Box: 6 Folder : 143b W.U. Telegraph, Trinity, Washington Building, Castle Garden, Produce Exchange
1883
Box: 6 Folder : 144 [Bridge receding]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 146 [Skyline at pier 14] (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 147a [Castle Garden]
1894
Box: 6 Folder : 147b [Castle Garden]
[1900]
Box: 6 Folder : 148 [Old fort in upper end of Morningside Park]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 149 [Trees] (cyanotype)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 150 [Old run-down shack]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 151a-b [Shack with broken-down wagon]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 152 13 Trees [at Hamilton Grange]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 153 National Bank of Commerce, 31 Nassau Street
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 154 [Fireplace at Hamilton Grange]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 155 Jumel Door [Jumel Mansion]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 156 Alexander Hamilton House [Hamilton Grange]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 157a [Jumel Mansion]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 157b [Jumel Mansion]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 158 [Hiram Sammis, tailor, 240 Broadway] (cyanotype)
[1893]
Box: 6 Folder : 159 [Policeman watching bicycle riders]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 160 [Three gentlemen standing in front of a wagon]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 161 "That tired feeling" [man sitting in front of Wine Room]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 162a [Trolley Station]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 162b [Billboard advertising Madame Sans Gene]
1895
Box: 6 Folder : 163 [Rhinelander] Sugar House Prison
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 164 University Building, Washington Square [detail of sculpture]
1894
Box: 6 Folder : 165 Grant's Tomb
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 166 Fifth Avenue and West 52nd Street
undated

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