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Guide to the Harold Roth Photograph Collection
 PR 195

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis and Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 28, 2022
Description is in English.

Biographical Note

Born in 1918, New York photographer Harold Roth received his first camera in 1930, as a gift from Kodak to half a million children who turned twelve in the year of the fiftieth anniversary of George Eastman's first patent. By the late 1930s, Roth had graduated to a Graflex camera and begun to extensively document the city around him. He is best known for his photographs of 1940s and 1950s New York City street life.