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Guide to the Andreas Feininger Photograph Collection
[1939]-1954, 1970-1984
 PR 207

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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 26, 2022
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Feininger, Andreas, 1906-1999
Title: Andreas Feininger photograph collection
Dates [inclusive]: [1939]-1954, 1970-1984
Abstract: The collection consists of Andreas Feininger's depictions of New York City from 1939 through 1954, and the 1970s through early 1980s. 1940s views depict Times Square, Fifth Avenue, elevated railroads, the Brooklyn Bridge, the waterfront and river traffic, shops and shop owners in a variety of neighborhoods, and a variety of street, park, and skyline views. 1970s and 1980s views depict graffiti, signs, murals, posters, billboards, reflections, water tanks, fire escapes, and especially the Times Square area with its characteristic erotic film venues and advertisements.
Quantity: 9 Linear feet (7 boxes, 2 flat files)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: This collection is primarily visual. Any text is likely to be in English.
Call Phrase: PR 207