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Guide to the Pictorial Lettersheet Collection
ca. 1840-1890
  PR 144

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 29, 2022
Description is in English.

Administrative Information


The collection is composed of various gifts and purchases. One album was a gift of Bella C. Landauer.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 30 photocopies per day per person. Suitability of the original for photocopying is at the discretion of the staff. Neither blueprints nor tracings can be copied under any circumstances. Duplication of large-format items will be done by the house photographer. See Print Room guidelines for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from

Rights and Reproductions
The New-York Historical Society
Two West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282
Fax: (212) 579-8794

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Pictorial Lettersheet Collection, PR 144, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

Other pictorial lettersheets can be found in Civil War Envelope Collection (PR 117). Other views of New York City from this time period can be found in the Geographic File (PR 020). Other printed materials by Magnus are in the Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera (PR 031), the Geographic File (PR 020) and the Clipper Ship Card Collection (PR 116). Pen and ink drawings for some of Magnus' lettersheets are in the New-York Historical Society's Museum.