Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

New-York Historical Society logo

Guide to the
Richard H. Lawrence Photographs
circa 1885-1889

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 15, 2020
Finding aid written in English

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day. Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit:

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as the Richard H. Lawrence Photographs, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

Other views by Lawrence are found in the Lantern Slide Collection (PR-070). Similar slum images are in the Jacob A. Riis Reference Photograph Collection (PR-059). And the Museum of the City of New York holds several lantern slides credited to Lawrence in its Jacob A. Riis Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copied from lantern slides and albums on loan from the photographer's widow, Mrs. Jessie Cort Lawrence, in 1950.

Processing Information

Organized and inventoried by New-York Historical Society staff before 1998. WORD-document finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by Joseph Ditta, July 2020.