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Guide to the Lighthouse Photograph and Print Collection
[1860]-1938
 PR 38

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Holly Hinman and Jennifer Lewis

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

Container List

Series I: Cyanotype Album

Scope and Contents note

Series I dates from about 1884 to 1900 and includes undated cyanotypes from a disbound album compiled for the United States Light House Board. The photographs have been arranged alphabetically by state and thereunder by name. Most titles refer to lighthouses or stations, but a few photographs from the album depict fog bells, stake lights, or range lights; these exceptions are noted. An original album inventory is available in folder one, and corresponding index numbers have been noted in parentheses after each item. The album documents lighthouses throughout New England, New Jersey and New York, and includes images ranging in size from 5 x 7 inches to 13 ½ x 10 ½ inches. Folder 5 contains a comprehensive series of photographs documenting the Sandy Hook Light station, powerhouse, and bouy installation. Sixteen of the images printed as cyanotypes for this album are duplicated in Series II.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Original index to cyanotype album
[1900]

Connecticut

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Bridgeport Breakwater (Tongue Point) (11a)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Faulkner's Island (40) (2 items)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Housatonic River (52a)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Latimer Reef (59) (2 items)
1901 Jun. 20, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Morgan Point (66a)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 New Haven Long Wharf (70)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 New London Harbor (71) (3 items)
[1884]
Box: 1 Folder : 2 New London Steamer Putnam (141)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Penfield Reef (82)
1886

Maine

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 [Duck Island Breakwater, lost light] (32a)]
1899

New Jersey

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Sandy Hook -- Electric Station Power House (interior) (104)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Sandy Hook -- Electric buoy - head
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Sandy Hook -- Electric buoy - in water
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Sandy Hook -- Electric junction box
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Sandy Hook -- Fog signal house
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Sandy Hook -- General view
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Sandy Hook -- Lower house
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Sandy Hook Light Vessel (16)
undated

New York

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Coney Island (22) (3 items)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Cumberland Head (34)
1900 Oct. 22
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Danskammer Point Fog Bell (32)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Eatons Neck (34)
[1885]
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Elm Tree Range Light (35)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Esopus Island (36)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Execution Rocks (39) (2 items)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Fort Columbus Fog Bell (48)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Fort Lafayette Fog Bell (43)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Fort Tompkins (44)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Hell Gate Electric Light (52) (3 items)
[1884-1886]
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Huntington Harbor (formerly Lloyd Harbor) (64) (2 items)
1885
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Jeffrey's Hook (stake light)(56)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Livingston Creek (beacon) (63)
1886
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Montauk Point (66) (2 items)
1884
Box: 1 Folder : 8 North Dumpling (75)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Orient Point (79a)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Plattsburgh (84)
1886
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Plum Island (85)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Port Jefferson (89a)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Port Jefferson (elevated walk and fog house)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Rockland Lake (96) (3 items)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Rondout (98)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Sands Point (103)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Stony Point (16)
1886

Rhode Island

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Block Island (North) (6)
[1880]
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Brenton's Reef Light Vessel (Map) (10)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Conimicut Shoal (23)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Gould Island (47)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Great Salt Pond Breakwater (50a) (2 items)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Ida Lewis Rock (formerly Lime Rock), Ida Lewis pictured (61)
1884
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Newport Harbor (Goat Island) (72) (2 items)
1884
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Point Judith (87)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Ponham Rocks (cyanotype fragments) (89) (4 items)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Rose Island (99)
[1884]
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Sabin's Point (Sabine Point) (100) (4 items)
1900 Nov. 14

Vermont

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Juniper Island (58)
1886

Unidentified Locations

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Otter Creek (80)
1900 Oct. 15

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