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Guide to the Carl Lobozza Photograph Collection
1895-1896
 PR 269

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


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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney

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

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Carl Lobozza Photograph Collection
Dates: 1895-1896
Abstract: The Carl Lobozza Photograph Collection spans the period from 1895 to 1896 and primarily contains photographs of Prospect Park, unidentified residences and portraits. Little is known about this collection. What information is known was taken from the photographer's notes, written on the negative sleeves. The collection appears to be taken by an amateur photographer and include snapshots from their daily life.
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet (1 box; 31 gelatin silver prints and 27 negatives)
Location note: Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections
Call Phrase: PR 269

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Historical Note

The Kodak camera was marketed to the public in 1889. This invention, with its fixed-focus, as well as Kodak's photo-processing services, simplified photography. Shortly after, in 1890, celluloid film was created. It was lightweight and durable, replacing glass and paper based photography. These advances made photography more accessible to the general public, allowing anyone to be a photographer. The "snapshot" was born, with photographers capturing images of their daily lives, without formal training. These changes also helped to alter the way photography was viewed, increasing the divide between artistic photography and documentary images.

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Scope and Content Note

The Carl Lobozza Photograph Collection spans the period from 1895 to 1896 and primarily contains photographs of Prospect Park, unidentified residences and portraits. Little is known about this collection. What information is known was taken from the photographer's notes, written on the negative sleeves. The collection appears to be taken by an amateur photographer and include snapshots from their daily life. Each negative is approximately 3 3/8 inches square and the photographs are contact prints made from these negatives. The collection is divided into two series by format: I. Photographs; II. Negatives.

Arrangement

Collection is divided into two series: Photographs; Negatives. Material in each series is arranged by subject.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Townsend, Dana
  • Townsend, Sue

Document Type

  • Gelatin silver prints
  • Negatives
  • Photographic prints

Subject Topics

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
  • Portraits
  • Prospect Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Carl Lobozza, 1981.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. See guidelines in Print Room 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
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 270
Fax: (212) 579-8794

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Carl Lobozza Photograph Collection, PR 269, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections

Additional snapshots from this time period can be found in the Album File (PR 002), the Geographic File (PR 020), and the Portrait File (PR 052).

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Container List

Series I: Photographs

Scope and Contents note

Series I. Photographs contains 31 photographs, some with labels such as "Burleigh," "Davis house interiors," and "Shore Road." There are also several unidentified buildings in both city and rural locations. The images of Prospect Park include bicycle riders, the lake, a "summerhouse," and a cow on the lawn.

Portraits are either identified with a last name only or not identified at all, with the exception of two photographs one of "Sue" Townsend and the other if Dana Townsend. Both children are shown riding a bicycle on a city sidewalk. There are several duplicate prints throughout the collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Prospect Park
1895 November
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Shore Road [Brooklyn?]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Unidentified locations - Misc.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Burleigh
1895 October
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Davis House Interiors
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Portraits
1896, undated

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Series II: Negatives

Scope and Contents note

Series II. Negatives include 27 original negatives from which each print was made. There is at least one print made for each negative, except one, a negative labeled "Summer lookout on Shore Road." Many of these negatives were numbered by the photographer.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Prospect Park
1895 November
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Shore Road [Brooklyn?]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Unidentified locations - Misc.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Burleigh
1895 October
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Davis House Interiors
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Portraits
1896, undated

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