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Guide to the Barry and Gloria Garfinkel Collection of Photographs
 PR 382

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

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Garfinkel , Barry H., 1928-
Title: Barry and Gloria Garfinkel collection of photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1946-1974
Abstract: This collection consists of 39 black and white photographs by various photographers. The photographs date from 1946-1974, and feature portraits of prominent people and New York City street scenes.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet in 1 box
Call Phrase: PR 382

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 39 black and white photographs by various photographers, including Victor Laredo, Fritz Henle, Arnold Eagle, Jill Freedman, Bruce Davidson, Jerry Lang, N. Jay Jaffee, Fons Ianelli, Fred McDarrah, Ken Regan, Ron Galella, and Arthur Leipzig. The photographs date from 1946-1974. Some photos feature portraits of prominent people, such as Truman Capote, Bella Abzug, John Cassavetes, and Diane Keaton. Other photos capture New York City street scenes, including police officers on the beat, children playing, iconic buildings, and views in Central Park.


The collection is aranged alphabetically by photographer.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Street photograpy

Subject Topics

  • Celebrities -- United States -- Portraits
  • Police -- New York (State) -- New York

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers by appointment only.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections holdings through publication must be obtained from: Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 270. Fax: (212) 579-8794.

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: Barry and Gloria Garfinkel Collection of Photographs, PR 382, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Credit line should read: Gift of Barry H. and Gloria Garfinkel

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barry and Gloria Garfinkel, 2017.

Processing Information

This material was originally included in the finding aid for the Michael Sonnenfeldt Collection of Theatre, Film, and Entertainment Photography PR 305, which was processed by project intern Brynn White in 2014. This material was separated into a discrete collection and finding aid in 2019 by processing archivist Marybeth Kavanagh.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Bruce Davidson

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Truman Capote promoting his novel "In Cold Blood" [3 photographs] (1965)

Box: 1 Folder : 1 Arnold Eagle

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Rehearsal for Mozart's "The Impresario" with Will Lee, Laura Bodnar, John Kuhn, and Arnold Gamson at the piano (1959).

Exterior of 2 Columbus Circle, the Gallery of Modern Art, a.k.a. the Lollipop Building (1964).

Box: 1 Folder : 2 Jill Freedman

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Four photographs of New York City police officers working their beats

One photograph of a young tattooed man in a doorway

Box: 1 Folder : 2 Ron Galella

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three photographs of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in Central Park, near the Reservoir, running from the photographer.

Box: 1 Folder : 3 Fritz Henle

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Bowery Concert [two women from a Bowery mission playing instruments on the street] (1946)

Three photos of Alexander H. Cohen, theatrical producer (1973)

Box: 1 Folder : 3 Fons Ianelli

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portrait of John Kiernan [American journalist]

Box: 1 Folder : 4 N. Jay Jaffee

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5 photographs of unidentified landscapes; one image appears to be the boardwalk at Coney Island.

Box: 1 Folder : 4 Jerry Lang

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Arthur Fiedler, conductor [2 portraits]

Box: 1 Folder : 5 Victor Laredo

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Central Park Interlude [pigeon landing on a man's hand] (1948)

Central Park, New York [detail of carved stone staircase] (1960)

East Harlem [kids playing in a vacant lot] (1952)

Flatiron Building seen from Madison Square Park (1953)

Box: 1 Folder : 5 Arthur Leipzig

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Question Mark Hopscotch, Blake Ave. Brooklyn [African American children playing]

Box: 1 Folder : 6 Fred McDarrah

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Rabbi Samuel Blum.

Box: 1 Folder : 6 Ken Regan

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Bella Abzug at City Hall on Women's Strike Day

A.J. Antoon, play director [4 portraits]

John Cassavetes directing the movie "Husbands" [on 8th Avenue and West 49th Street, 2 photos]

Diane Keaton [in Central Park] (1974)

1974, undated

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