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Guide to the Victor Prevost Photograph Collection
1853-ca. 1943
  PR 56

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Emily Wolff, Sandra Markham, and Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 10, 2019
Description is in English.

Administrative Information


Forty-four paper negatives and three photographs were given by Samuel V. Hoffman in 1906; sixty photographs were given on February 2, 1943 by Eugene Hoffman; twelve photographs were given on April 21, 1943 as the Bequest of Samuel V. Hoffman; seventy-two prints were made by the New-York Historical Society. Additional prints from the above sources were discovered and added to the collection in December 2007.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. See guidelines in Print Room for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room 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

This collection should be cited as This collection should be cited as: Victor Prevost Photograph Collection, PR 056, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections; The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material

The following institutions hold other work of Victor Prevost: Avery Architectural and Fine Art Library, Corcoran Gallery of Art, George Eastman House, Hallmark Photographic Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, National Museum of American History, and New York Public Library.


General note


Missing Title

  1. Duncan, R. Bruce. "I, Victor Prevost" Graphic Antiquarian 4 (Oct. 1976): 5-11.
  2. Jammes & Janis. Art of the French Calotype, 1983.
  3. Scandlin, W. I. " Victor Prevost. Photographer, Artists, Chemist, a New Chapter in the early History of Photography in this Country." Photo Era (Oct. 1901): 126-131.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies are available in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.