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Guide to the Edwin Martin Photograph Collection
1994-2001
 PR 96

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


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Collection processed by by Holly Hinman

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 16, 2013
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Edwin Martin Photograph Collection
Dates: 1994-2001
Abstract: The photographs in this collection document stores, store fronts, street vendors, and various tradesmen such as butchers, bakers, and barbers in New York City, mostly in Manhattan.
Quantity: 0.9 Linear feet (1 box)
Location note: Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections
Call Phrase: PR 96

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Biographical Note

Edwin Martin was born in 1943, and educated at Florida State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Indiana University. He worked as a news photographer in the mid-1980s, and served as the photo editor for the Newark Star-Ledger from 1999-2000. During the late 1990s, Martin taught in the Department of Journalism and Mass Media at Rutgers University. In addition, Martin was Curator of Photography at the North Carolina State University Visual Arts Center from 1990-1993.

Martin's photographic projects include "Postergirls," photos of public posters, "The Readers," photographs concerning the nature and activity of reading, and "Mud Show," which documents traveling circus shows. His proximity to New York City in the 1990s allowed him to focus on two different portfolios of photographs: "NYNY," and "NY Metier," which both highlight street vendors, storefronts, and street life.

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Scope and Content Note

The Edwin Martin Photograph Collection spans the period from 1994-2001 and contains images from the photographer's portfolios, "NYNY," and "NY Metier." The collection is divided into two series, after the portfolio titles. Photographs document New York City stores, storefronts, street vendors, and various tradesmen such as bakers, butchers, and barbers.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series, "NYNY" and "NY Metier."

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Gelatin silver prints

Subject Topics

  • Storefronts -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Stores, Retail -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Street vendors -- New York (State) -- New York

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Edwin Martin, 2000 and 2001.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to thirty 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
Two West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282
Fax: (212) 579-8794

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Edwin Martin Photograph Collection, PR 096, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

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

Other photographs of street vendors, working people, and storefronts can be found in the Irving Browning Photograph Collection (PR 009) and throughout the Photographer File (PR 050).

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Container List

Series I: "NYNY"

Scope and Contents note

Series I includes 61 11x14 silver gelatin prints from the portfolio of the same title. Photographs are arranged alphabetically after the photographer's title. Views show storefronts throughout the city, from Bergdorf Goodman to the Fulton Fish Market.

Photographs are arranged alphabetically according to the photographer's title. General locations of photographs are in brackets.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Art Supplies [Elizabeth St.]
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Bananas [Seventh Ave.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Bananas [Seventh Ave.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Bergdorf Goodman [Fifth Ave.]
1995
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Big Sale [Sixth Ave.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Birthday Suit [W. 4th St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Blowup Animals [West Broadway]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Bodega [Third Ave.]
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Bodega and Bike [MacDougal St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Body Piercing [W. 8th St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Bones [Amsterdam Ave.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Bounty [Ninth Ave.
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Canal Surplus
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Candy Vendor [Seventh Ave.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Carl & Sons [Orchard St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Change [Times Square]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Chapel [Elizabeth St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Cigar Company [Mulberry St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Cigar Store Indians [Beekman St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Cigar Store Window [Fifth Ave.]
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Deceit! Hot Dogs [72nd St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Esposito's Meat Shop [Ninth Ave.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Flower Vendor [Grand Central Station]
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Fox Sewing Machines [38th St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Fruit [Court St., Brooklyn]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Fruit [W. 23rd and Eighth Ave.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Fruit and Vegetables [Mott St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Fruit on Canal
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Gourmet [Seventh Ave.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Gyros [Seventh Ave.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Hats [Lexington Ave.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Hijacked Gods
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Horse and Wheel [Lafayette St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Horse Ride [Ninth Ave.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Italian Ice [Orchard St. and Houston St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Jewelry at NYPL [42nd St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Junk on Houston
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 8 L&K Clothing [Catherine St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Magazines [Bleecker St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 8 New York Chair [Bowery]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Nice and Spicey [Ninth Ave.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Palm Reading [Eldridge St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Peacock Feathers [Union Square]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Plumbing [Third Ave.]
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Portraits [Fulton St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Psychic [Fifth Ave.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Sales Help [Fish's Eddy, Broadway]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Sandwich Shop [Amsterdam Ave.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Square Meal [Broadway]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 10 St. Gandolfo [Mulberry St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Street Cobbler [Grand St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Thompson Street News
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Tip of the Hat [Lexington Ave.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Vegetable Vendor [Canal St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Vendor Facing the Light [Broadway
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Village Sax [Carmine St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Wedding Flowers [City Hall]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Wigs [Prince St.
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Wigs in Stock [Christopher St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Windows at Saks
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 13 World Champions [Church St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Zito [Bleecker St.]
1999

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Series II: "NY Metier"

Scope and Contents note

Series II includes 46 11x14 silver gelatin prints from the portfolio of the same title. Photographs are arranged alphabetically after the photographer's title. Several of these photographs show Zito's Bakery, on Bleecker Street, which closed in 2004.

Photographs are arranged alphabetically according to the photographer's title. General locations of photographs are in brackets.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Albanese [Mott St.]
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Atlas Meats [Washington St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Atlas Meats [Washington St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Baker and Loaves [Zito's, Bleecker St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Baker at Oven [Zito's, Bleecker St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Bakery Workbench [Zito's, Bleecker St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Barber [Mott St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Bernard Faerman [Faerman Cash Register]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Bodega and Clerk [Seventh Ave.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Bows and Bridges [Gage, Walker St.]
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Bread in the Window [Zito's, Bleecker St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Bringing up Bread [Zito's, Bleecker St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Butcher and Cow [Tenth Ave.]
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Butcher Sharpening [Pino's, MacDougal St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Buttons and Ribbons [Liechtenstein, Delancey St.]
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Cappuccino & Tattoo [St. Marks Place]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Chuen Lee fabrics [Division St.]
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Cigar Company [Mulberry St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Cigars [Quisequeyana Cigars, Church St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Cigars [Quisequeyana Cigars, Church St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Doctor Plays [Rick Rajca, Village Flute and Sax, Carmine St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Faerman Cash Register [Bowery]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Faerman's Work Bench [Bowery]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Fox Sewing Machines [38th St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 19 French Culinary Institute [Grand St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Icing [D'Aiuto, Eighth Ave.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Joe Fox [Fox Sewing Machines, 38th St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Liechtenstein's [Delancey St.]
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Mannequins [22nd St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Mark's [Bowery
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Meat Packer [Washington St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Murray's Cheese Shop [Bleecker St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Peretti Seafood [South St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Pork [Grand St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Pots and Pans [Bowery]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Quisequeyana Cigars [Church St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Segal Fabric Center [Orchard St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 21 String Repair [Gage, Walker St.]
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 21 String Repair at Stairs[Gage, Walker St.]
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Tattooist [St. Marks Place]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Three Bakers [Parisi]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Two Bakers [Zito's, Bleecker St.]
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Village Sax [Carmine St.]
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 22 York Barber Shop [Lexington Ave.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Zelig Blumenthal [Scribe of Jerusalem, Essex St.]
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Zelig Blumenthal [Scribe of Jerusalem, Essex St.]
2001

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