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

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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.

Container List

Series I: Original Negatives

Scope and Contents note

The negatives are arranged in alphabetical order by title assigned by Scandlin. Folder numbers also serve as Prevost image numbers. Negative size and inscription follow titles.

Existence and Location of Copies

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

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 All Soul's Unitarian Church, 20th St. & 4th Avenue, showing foundation laid for spire

General note

10 1/4 x 13 inches; inscribed LL: VP 1856

1856
Box: 1 Folder : 2 D. Appleton & Co., formerly N.Y. Library Building, Broadway between Leonard Street & Catharine Lane [200 Broadway]

General note

13 x 10 inches; inscribed LL: Broadway East No 1/V Prevost 1854

1854
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Battery Place, looking North

General note

9 x 12 1/2 inches

[1854]
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Charles Beck's Store, Broadway & Ninth Street, view of building showing part of Grace Church

General note

10 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Charles Beck's Store, Broadway & Ninth Street, view of building

General note

13 1/2 x 10 inches

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Bixby's Hotel, Northwest corner of Broadway & Park Place, showing W. & J. Sloane's. [239-245 Broadway] Copy one.

General note

13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches; inscribed LL: Broadway West No 4; inscribed LR:  V Prevost 1854/East 28th No 28

1854
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Bixby's Hotel, Northwest corner of Broadway & Park Place, showing W. & J. Sloane's. [239-245 Broadway] Copy two.

General note

13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Cottage on Bradhurst estate near 148th Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue

General note

13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Bradhurst Cottage on Bloomingdale Road near head of Breakneck Hill, before grading of property

General note

13 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Bradhurst Cottage on Bloomingdale Road near head of Breakneck Hill after grading of property

General note

13 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Bradhurst Cottage on Bloomingdale Road near 148th Street (occupied by Molineaux Bell.)

General note

13 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches; damaged negative.

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Church of the Incarnation, Madison Avenue & 26th Street

General note

9 1/4x 7 1/4 inches

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Old Columbia College, foot of Park Place. Corner building, sharp focus

General note

13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

[1854]
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Old Columbia College, foot of Park Place. Corner building, blurred focus

General note

13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

[1854]
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Columbia College, foot of Park Place. Full block view

General note

13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

[1854]
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Devlin's Tailoring Establishment, Broadway & Warren Street, facing City Hall Park. [258-260 Broadway] First view

General note

13 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches; inscribed LR: V. Prevost 1854

1854
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Devlin's Tailoring Establishment, Broadway & Warren Street, facing City Hall Park. [258-260 Broadway] Second view

General note

13 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches

[1854]
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Engine used to run machinery in the Crystal Palace [Winter Iron Works] First view

General note

10 1/4 x 13 1/8 inches; inscribed LR: N.Y. Victor Prevost 1854/East 28th No 28

1854
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Engine used to run machinery in the Crystal Palace [Winter Iron Works] Second view

General note

10 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches; inscribed LL: V. Prevost. 1854. Crystal Palace

1854
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Grace Church and [showing side of ] Michael Flannely's [marble] Cutting Establishment, Broadway & 10th Street

General note

13 1/2 x 10-1/8 inches

[1853-1854]
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Gurney's Daguerrean Gallery, Broadway & Leonard Street; also including Home of American Institute [349-353 Broadway] Copy one.

General note

13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Gurney's Daguerrean Gallery, Broadway & Leonard Street; also including Home of American Institute [349-353 Broadway] Copy two.

General note

13 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Old Herring Sage Factory, occupying block, 13th Street-9th Avenue-12th Street-Hudson

General note

10 1/8 x 13 1/4 inches

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Looking toward Madison Square from rear window of 28 East 28th Street, showing Adrian Iselin's house and stable then building. Copy one.

General note

13 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches

[1854 summer]
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Looking toward Madison Square from rear window of 28 East 28th Street, showing Adrian Iselin's house and stable then building. Copy two.

General note

13 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches; negative watermarked LL: FRERES

[1854 winter]
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Madison Square, showing South Dutch Church, 5th Avenue & 21st Street, including view of Adrian Iselin's house, view made from rear window of artist's home, 28 East 28th Street.

General note

13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

[1854 winter]
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Marble working establishment of P. Gori, Broadway & 20th Street. Site once occupied by Lord & Taylor [897 Broadway]

General note

13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 28 The Old Mill on site of Ship Canal between Harlem & Hudson at Kingsbridge

General note

13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Dr. Valentine Mott House at 94th Street & Bloomingdale Road

General note

12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Clothing Store of Alfred Munroe & Co. and Piano Warehouse at 441 Broadway

General note

13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches; inscribed LL: Broadway West No 5; inscribed LR:  V. Prevost 1854

1854
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Power's Greek Slave at Crystal Palace Exhibition

General note

10 x 6 3/4 inches

[1853-1854]
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Reed & Sturges Warehouses, 125-127 Front Street. First view [large format]

General note

13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches; inscribed LR: V. Prevost 1857

1857 [spring]
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Reed & Sturges Warehouses, 125-127 Front Street. First view [small format]

General note

8 1/2 x 7 inches with domed top

[1857 spring]
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Reed & Sturges Warehouses, 125-127 Front Street. Second view.

General note

10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

[1857 spring]
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Ringuet-LePrince, Marcotte & Co., 4th Street near Broadway [654 Broadway]

General note

13 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches; inscribed LL:[?]108 V Prevost N.Y. 1854

1854
Box: 3 Folder : 36 St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, 28th Street near 3rd Avenue, showing building just completed & before gradation of the street is completed

General note

13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

[1853-1854 spring]
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Statuary at Crystal Palace [five sculptures by Pradier]

General note

13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

[1853-1854]
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Statuary at Crystal Palace

General note

13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

[1853-1854]
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Statuary at Crystal Palace [Persephone by Hiram Powers]

General note

9 1/2 x 7 inches

[1853-1854]
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Statuary at Crystal Palace [Eve by Hiram Powers]

General note

9 1/2 x 7 inches

[1853-1854]
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Statuary at Crystal Palace [Fisher Boy by Hiram Powers]

General note

9 1/2 x 7 inches

[1853-1854]
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Statuary at Crystal Palace

General note

13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches with domed top

[1853-1854]
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Interior of Tripler Hall, Broadway, nearly opposite Bond Street

General note

10 x 12 1/4 inches

[1853]
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Unidentified Villa, evidently on East bank of Hudson, opposite Palisade

General note

10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

undated

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