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Guide to the McLaughlin Air Service Photograph Collection
1934-1969 (bulk 1940-1942)
 PR 43

New-York Historical Society
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 22, 2020
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Prints

Scope and Contents note

Series I contains 75 silver gelatin photographs. All are 5 x 7 inches, black and white, aerial views of New York City boroughs. These photographs record the city before it underwent its post-World War II development. Urban geography patterns stand out as do such features as bridges, tunnels, roads, and housing projects.

Photographs are filed alphabetically by borough, and alphabetically by neighborhood or location therein. Manhattan images are filed moving north along the east side of the island, then north along the west side of the island, followed by interior views. Some photographs are specifically identified on the verso. Untitled general aerial views are not described.

BRONX

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Mott Haven/rail yards (2 prints)
1941 May
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Yankee Stadium (2 prints)
1941 May 1
Box: 1 Folder : 2 General aerial views (2 prints)
1941 May 11

BROOKLYN

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Dyker Heights Golf Course and Belt Parkway (2 prints)
1941 June 9
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Sheepshead Bay (2 prints)
1941 June 9
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Williamsburg Bridge approach (2 prints)
1941 June 9

MANHATTAN

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Manhattan Bridge approaches (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Battery Park and lower Manhattan (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Williamsburg Bridge approach (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 6 East Side, 10-30th Sts. (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 6 East Side piers (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 6 East Side, 23-14th Sts. (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 6 East Side including Chrysler Building (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Queensboro Bridge and Roosevelt Island (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 7 East Side and Roosevelt Island
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 7 East Side, 80-110th Sts. (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Marcus Garvey Park and Triboro Bridge (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 8 West Side piers, Lower Manhattan (1print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 8 West Side piers west of Greenwich Village (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 8 West Side piers and Chelsea rail yards (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 9 West Side Piers, midtown (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Riverside Park (3 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 10 George Washington Bridge (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Fort Tryon Park (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Inwood Hill Park (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Top of Manhattan, subway yards (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 11 University Heights Bridge (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 11 High Bridge Park (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Morningside Park (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Central Park and West Side (4 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Central Park and East Side (4 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Empire State Building and midtown (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Midtown, Herald Square to Times Square (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Midtown, Madison Square to Herald Square (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 15 West Side (2 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Union Square (1 print)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Greenwich Village (3 prints)
1942 May 11
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Bowery Street and Lower East Side (1 print)
1942 May 11

QUEENS

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Kew Gardens Hills (1 print)
1941 Apr 21
Box: 1 Folder : 17 General aerial views (3 prints)
1941 Apr 21
Box: 1 Folder : 18 General aerial views (3 prints)

Scope and Contents

One view shows Flushing Meadows-Crotona Park.

1941 Apr 28

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