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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Albums
(Album File)
circa 1800-circa 1980 (bulk 1860-1920)
 PR 2

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Janet Murray, with later additions by others

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 14, 2023
The finding aid is written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New-York Historical Society
Title: New-York Historical Society collection of albums
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1800-circa 1980 (bulk 1860-1920)
Abstract: The Album Collection (formerly referred to as the Album File) consists of published and unpublished volumes and scrapbooks acquired from various sources. Styles of albums vary from manufactured carte-de-visite albums to scrapbooks made by pasting images and clippings into accounting ledgers, and fine presentation albums with leather or velvet covers and ornate metal clasps. Albums were created to document families, places, or events, or to honor a person's career. Some volumes included in the file are published works documenting well know locations or persons. The materials comprising the albums are primarily photographic including tintypes, albumen prints, silver gelatin prints, platinum prints and cyanotypes, but also include clippings, engravings and etchings, drawings and other materials. Various photographers, printmakers, and artists are included in the collection.
Quantity: 20 Linear feet (circa 562 volumes)
Language: Text in the collection is in English.
Call Phrase: PR 2