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Guide to the Orrin Sage Wightman Photographs and Papers
 PR 94

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New York, NY 10024
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 22, 2022
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wightman, Orrin Sage, 1873-1965
Title: Orrin Sage Wightman photographs and papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1895-1945
Abstract: The collection contains photographic prints, celluloid negatives, glass negatives, lantern slides, autochromes, glass stereographs and viewer, assorted small notebooks, manuscript materials, and a draft of his published account of the trip to Russia. It documents Russia and the Far East in World War I and the Russian Revolution, the medical profession in New York City between the 1890s and 1910s, Central Park and downtown New York scenes, and one New York family's activities and vacations during the early part of the twentieth century
Quantity: 13 Linear feet (824 lantern slides: b&w and col.; 731 photographic prints: b&w, 11 x 14 or smaller; 594 photonegatives: celluloid; 225 stereographs: glass, b&w, some sepia, some cyan; 64 Autochrome: mostly col., mostly 5 x 7 in.; 4 albums of photographic prints: b&w)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are primarily in English with some in Russian and other languages.
Call Phrase: PR 94