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Guide to the Lida Moser Photograph Collection
1971, 1978
 PR 123

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

Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney

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

Scope and Content Note

The Lida Moser Photograph Collection contains thirteen gelatin silver photographic prints, taken in 1971 and 1978 of the former Washington Market area of lower Manhattan, prior to and during the construction of the World Trade Center.

Photographs include views of demolition sites, individual streets, tenements and commercial buildings in the Washington Market district that were affected or demolished during the course of construction. A number of images include views of Greenwich, Washington, Harrison, and other streets, with the World Trade Center towers in various stages of construction in the background. Also included is a single photograph taken by Moser in 1978 from the top of the World Trade Center towers, facing northeast towards Brooklyn and Long Island.


Lida Moser assigned each photograph a number, which corresponded to a negative in her collection. The photographs are arranged by these assigned numbers.