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Guide to the
David Anderson Photographs from "On Wall Street"
1980-2002
 PR-414

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta (July-August 2020)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 24, 2020

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Anderson, David, 1943-
Title: David Anderson photographs from "On Wall Street"
Dates [inclusive]: 1980-2002
Abstract: 78 gelatin silver prints by David Anderson of skyscrapers and building details in the Financial District that appeared in his book "On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan, 1980-2000" (2012).
Quantity: 5.5 Linear feet in 3 flat boxes.
Language: The language used on items in the collection is English.
Call Phrase: PR-414

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Biographical note

David V. Anderson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1943. He began his photographic career at the New York Daily News in 1961 as a copy boy with the encouragement of Alfred Eisenstaedt at Life Magazine. From 1969 to 1983 he was a cinematographer based in New York City who specialized in commercials and documentaries. He also photographed two independent films directed by artist Nancy Graves, including "Isy Boukir," which was acquired for the collection of films at the Museum of Modern Art. Since 1983 he has worked as an architectural photographer. He is the author of "On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan, 1980-2000," published by George F. Thompson Publishing. His web site is davidvanderson.com.

His photographs are in the collections of: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Library of Congress, Fralin Museum at the University of Virginia, Museum of the City of New York, New York Public Library, Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska, and the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College.

[This biography was supplied by the photographer.]

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains 78 gelatin silver prints of images taken by David Anderson that appear in his book "On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan, 1980-2000" (Staunton, Virginia: George F. Thompson, 2012). Specific addresses and buildings include:

Beaver Street, No. 65
Broad Street, Nos. 67 and 90
Broadway, Nos. 1, 25, 26, 100, 111, 195, and 346
Exchange Place, No. 20
Liberty Street, No. 55
Maiden Lane, No. 90
Nassau Street, No. 99
Old Slip, No. 48
Park Row, No. 15
Pine Street, Nos. 56 and 70
South William Street, No. 9
State Street, No. 7
Vesey Street, No. 20
Wall Street, Nos. 1, 16, 23, 35, 40, 48, 52, 55, and 74
West Street, No. 140

Chamber of Commerce
City Hall
Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Reserve Bank
Municipal Building
New York Stock Exchange
St. Paul's Chapel
Trinity Church
Tweed Courthouse
U.S. Courthouse
U.S. Customs House
Woolworth Building
World Trade Center

The collection includes a DVD recording of a book talk Anderson gave at the Skyscraper Museum on June 26, 2013, which is viewable online at this link.

Arrangement

The photographs (all signed, some matted) are segregated by size in three flat boxes: 11 x 14-inch prints in Box 1, and 16 x 20-inch prints in Boxes 2-3.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Gelatin silver prints.

Subject Organizations

  • Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House (New York, N.Y.) -- Photographs.
  • Woolworth Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Photographs.

Subject Topics

  • Architectural photography -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.
  • Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at printroom@nyhistory.org.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day. 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, rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: David Anderson Photographs from "On Wall Street," PR-414, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Credit line for exhibitions: "David Anderson, Photographer."

Related Materials

David Anderson included with his gift of these photographs a copy of the book in which they were published: On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan, 1980-2000 (Staunton, Virginia: George F. Thompson, 2012). Request it through its catalog record.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Anderson, 2019 (accession no. PPAC-2019-049).

Processing Information

Archivist Joseph Ditta processed this collection in July-August 2020.

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Container List

"On Wall Street": 11 x 14-inch prints (44)

Arrangement

Numbers preceding each title were supplied by the photographer; the processing archivist has copied these in pencil to the back of each photograph's mount. Page numbers following each title indicate that photograph's position in the book "On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan, 1980-2000" (Staunton, Virginia: George F. Thompson, 2012).

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 01) Aerial view of Wall Street area (page 2)
2000
Box: 1 02) View from 25 Broadway (page 24)
1981
Box: 1 03) 1 and 16 Wall Street (page 27)
1981
Box: 1 04) Pyramid, 16 Wall Street (page 29)
1981
Box: 1 05) 26th Floor, 16 Wall Street (page 31)
1981
Box: 1 06) Side door, 1 Wall Street (page 33)
1980
Box: 1 07) Rooftop, 40 Wall Street (page 39)
1981
Box: 1 08) 48 and 52 Wall Street (page 40)
1981
Box: 1 09) Eagle, 48 Wall Street (page 41)
1981
Box: 1 10) Rear Gate, U.S. Customs House (page 68)
1981
Box: 1 11) First Class Door, 1 Broadway (page 51)
1981
Box: 1 12) 25 Broadway, Three Faces (page 50)
1983
Box: 1 13) 26 Broadway (page 56)
1981
Box: 1 14) 26 Broadway, South Side (page 57)
1998
Box: 1 15) Tower, 26 Broadway (page 55)
1996
Box: 1 16) Detail, 100 Broadway (page 87)
1981
Box: 1 17) 111 Broadway (page 58)
1983
Box: 1 18) Cupola, 111 Broadway (page 59)
1981
Box: 1 19) Detail, 43rd Floor, Woolworth Building (page 64)
1981
Box: 1 20) Side View, Gable, Woolworth Building (page 65)
1981
Box: 1 21) South Gable, Woolworth Building (page 63)
1981
Box: 1 22) Cooper [copper?], Woolworth Building (page 66)
1981
Box: 1 23) St. Paul's Chapel (page 76)
1980
Box: 1 24) 20 Vesey Street (page 79)
1999
Box: 1 25) Detail, 140 West Street (page 93)
1981
Box: 1 26) 99 Nassau Street (page 90)
1981
Box: 1 27) U.S. Courthouse and Municipal Building (page 80)
1981
Box: 1 28) Municipal Building (page 81)
1981
Box: 1 29) Steps, City Hall (page 83)
1980
Box: 1 30) Tweed Courthouse, Northwest Façade (page 118)
2002
Box: 1 31) 346 Broadway (page 77)
1999
Box: 1 32) 67 Broad Street (page 90)
1981
Box: 1 33) 90 Broad Street (page 85)
1996
Box: 1 34) 7 State Street (page 47)
2000
Box: 1 35) 9 South William Street (page 49)
1980
Box: 1 36) 70 Pine Street (page 95)
1989
Box: 1 37) Detail, South Side, 70 Pine Street (page 96)
1987
Box: 1 38) Detail, 48 Old Slip (page 99)
1980
Box: 1 39) Federal Reserve Bank (page 98)
1981
Box: 1 40) Detail, 90 Maiden Lane (page 97)
1982
Box: 1 41) Alligator, 55 Liberty Street (page 100)
1983
Box: 1 42) Chamber of Commerce (page 91)
2000
Box: 1 43) Ram's Head, 65 Beaver Street (page 104)
1991
Box: 1 44) World Trade Center (page 109)
1987

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"On Wall Street": 16 x 20-inch prints (34)

Arrangement

Numbers preceding each title were supplied by the photographer; the processing archivist has copied these in pencil to the back of each photograph's mount. Page numbers following each title indicate that photograph's position in the book "On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan, 1980-2000" (Staunton, Virginia: George F. Thompson, 2012).

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 01) Door, 35 Wall Street (page 10)
1980
Box: 2 02) Wall Street Looking West (page 23)
1987
Box: 2 03) View From 67 Wall Street (page 26)
1987
Box: 2 04) Broad Street Looking North (page 25)
1996
Box: 2 05) 16 Wall Street (page 28)
1981
Box: 2 06) Trinity Church and 1 Wall Street (page 32)
1981
Box: 2 07) New York Stock Exchange (page 34)
1981
Box: 2 08) New York Stock Exchange from Federal Hall (page 35)
1985
Box: 2 09) Steps, 23 Wall Street (page 37)
1980
Box: 2 10) Federal Hall National Memorial (page 36)
2000
Box: 2 11) Columns, 55 Wall Street (page 45)
1987
Box: 2 12) Detail, 74 Wall Street (page 69)
1999
Box: 2 13) U.S. Customs House (page 44)
1983
Box: 2 14) Steps, U.S. Customs House (page 42)
1983
Box: 2 15) West Wall, U.S. Customs House (page 43)
1981
Box: 2 16) 19th Floor, 25 Broadway (page 52)
1981
Box: 2 17) Sea Nymph, 19th Floor, 25 Broadway (page 53)
1981
Box: 3 18) Detail, Roof, 195 Broadway (page 60)
1981
Box: 3 19) Door, 195 Broadway (page 61)
1981
Box: 3 20) Roof, 195 Broadway (page 71)
1981
Box: 3 21) View from Park Place (page 72)
1981
Box: 3 22) Woolworth Building (page 73)
1982
Box: 3 23) Indian and Snake, Woolworth Building (page 67)
1981
Box: 3 24) 15 Park Row (page 74)
1980
Box: 3 25) North Tower, 15 Park Row (page 75)
1981
Box: 3 26) Arcade, Municipal Building (82)
1984
Box: 3 27) Detail, 15 William Street (page 88)
1981
Box: 3 28) 56 Pine Street (page 89)
1987
Box: 3 29) View from Hanover Street (page 101)
1991
Box: 3 30) Windows, 22 William Street (page 92)
1991
Box: 3 31) Exchange Place from Pearl Street (page 103)
1981
Box: 3 32) Door, 22 William Street (page 105)
1981
Box: 3 33) Roof, 20 Exchange Place (page 106)
1981
Box: 3 34) Head, 20 Exchange Place (page 107)
1981

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