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Guide to the Pirie MacDonald Portrait Photographs
[1885]-1942(bulk 1900-1942)
 PR 39

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Sandra Markham

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 27, 2022
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Pirie MacDonald portrait photographs
Dates [inclusive]: [1885]-1942 (bulk 1900-1942)
Abstract: The collection consists of 500 portraits of men made in New York City between 1900 and 1942. Dramatic lighting characterizes MacDonald's soft focus head-and-shoulder portraits, which are contact prints from glass negatives.
Quantity: 29 Linear feet (25 boxes)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: Text in the collection is in English.
Call Phrase: PR 39