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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 III. Prints of Prevost Images in Other Collections

Scope and Contents note

There are three prints in the series, and all are scenes in New York. Two of these are identified as prints from an original negative in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and are images of Root's Daguerrean Gallery on Broadway in New York; they appear to be made from the same negative with a slight variation in cropping.

The third print is an exterior shot of the New York Crystal Palace and Latting Observatory, attributed to Victor Prevost or his partner P.C. Duchochois. It is not clear whether a negative of this image is extant. This print was the gift of Charles Scwartz, 2003.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 88 Root's Daguerrean Gallery, Broadway (2 copies)
Box: 5 Folder : 88 New York Crystal Palace and Latting Observatory
circa 1853-1854

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