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Guide to the Shari Segel Goldberg Collection of Graphic Materials
1879, 1939
 PR 396

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 31, 2019
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Goldberg, Shari Segel
Title: Shari Segel Goldberg collection of graphic materials
Dates [inclusive]: 1879, 1939
Abstract: The collection holds an etching dated 1879 by Henry Farrer and five items from the 1939 World's Fair: a booklet "Puppet World" and four postcards of a mural shown at the General Motors Building.
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet in one folder
Call Phrase: PR 396

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Scope and Contents

The collection holds 6 items: an etching dated 1879 by Henry Farrer and 5 items from the 1939 World's Fair. The World's Fair items are a booklet "Puppet World" and four postcards of a mural shown at the General Motors exhibition. The container list below includes more details on these.


Arranged chronologically and by format.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Farrer, Henry, 1843-1903

Document Type

  • Etchings (prints)
  • Postcards.

Subject Organizations

  • New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) [111]

Subject Uniform Title(s)

  • Puppet World

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers. Available by advance appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, 212-485-9228.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Shari Segel Goldberg Collection of Graphic Materials, PR 396, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Credit line: Gift of Shari Segel Goldberg

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Shari Segel Goldberg, 2018

Processing Information

The collection was processed by archivist Larry Weimer in May 2019.

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: FF-1 Etching. Henry Farrer, On N.Y. Bay
Folder: FF-1 Booklet. Puppet World, Vol 1, No. 1

Scope and Contents

Published by the American Puppet Opera Co. of New York City (producers of the Victor Puppet Opera). Booklet contains the "Official Program of Puppet Operas presented in the Gas Exhibits [Gas Industries] Building, New York World's Fair, 1939." Item is made of newsprint and is fragile.

Folder: FF-1 Postcards with images of Strength and Safety murals

Scope and Contents

Four postcards, each showing a different section of the murals "Strength and Safety" executed by the painter Dean Cornwell for the Body by Fisher exhibit in the General Motors Building at the New York World's Fair. The images picture the evolution of an automobile body from its drawing board conception to its completion on the assembly line.


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