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Guide to the Photographer File
circa 1882-2017, undated
 PR 50

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis, Marybeth Kavanagh, and others

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 10, 2023
Finding aid is written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content Note

The Photographer File dates primarily from 1930 through the present, but includes a few photographs by prominent photographers from as early as ca. 1882. The finding aid is arranged alphabetically by photographer's name; photographs are housed by size. Because of the varied nature of this collection, the photographs have been described more fully under each photographer's name in the folder listing. Researchers should be aware that in most cases the permission of the photographer is required for reproduction of images.

Included within this collection are photographs by Berenice Abbott; Lilyan Aloma; Joseph Aronberg; Alice Austen; Jim Beecher; Paul Bernius; Alice Boughton; Margaret Bourke-White; Rudy Burckhardt; Lawrence Cherney; William Cooper; Jeff Cowen; Melody D.Davis; Arnold Eagle; Joyce Edelman; Seymour Edelstein; Charlotte Fairchild; Harold Feinstein; Mark Feldstein; Steven Fenn; Gerald Jude James Festa; Peter Fink; Andrew Garn; Lynn Gilbert; Keith Gould; Seth Greenwald; Serge Hambourg; Ben Heller; Evelyn Hofer; Steve Hoffman; Francis Benjamin Johnston; Raphael Kalmonoff; Rivka Katvan; Karen Kent; Martin Leifer; Gina LeVay; Ann Littlejohn; Danny Lyon; Chris Mackey; Thomas McGovern; Neil Meyerhoff; Alexander Mikhailovich; Peter Nappi; Bob Newey; Dinanda Nooney; Clayton Price; Emery Reves-Biro; Orville Roberts; Laura Rosen; Fred Rosenberg; Thurman Rotan; James Rudnick; Marie Louise Russell; Arthur Sacks; Frederico Savini; Richard Schiffman; Marcia Sheer; Eve Stroh; Joan Vitale Strong; Leon Supraner; Donna Svennevik; Gilles Vauclaire; Wolf Von dem Bussche; Ray Waters; John Wyatt; Paula Wright. Prominent people portrayed in this collection include Bill Cunningham, David Dinkins, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Doc Cheatham, Henry James, Charles Dana Gibson, Billie Jean King.


The finding aid is organized alphabetically by photographer's name; photographs are housed by size.