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Guide to the Larry Racioppo Photograph Collection
 PR 208

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh, Jenny Gotwals, Kelly McAnnaney, Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 28, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I: New York City after September 11, 2001 , 2001-2004. 3.17 Linear Feet


Series I is arranged by format: contact prints and photographs. The 4x5 contact prints are arranged by numbers assigned by the photographer.

Scope and Contents

Series I consists of 35 contact prints from 4 x 5 inch color negatives and 19 photographs. It contains images of the interior and exterior of St. Paul's Chapel during its use as a relief center after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including memorials on surrounding fences; portraits of the first responders and rescue workers who were employed at Ground Zero and the support staff at St. Paul's Chapel who tended to workers and other visitors. It also includes images of the interior and exterior of the building housing Rescue Company 2, a FDNY company in Brooklyn that sustained heavy losses on September 11; and one photograph of the funeral of firefighter John Moran, who died on September 11. Most of these images were commissioned by the New-York Historical Society in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, or for related exhibitions at the Society in the following years.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the photographs in this group were either commissioned by the New-York Historical Society or were printed for exhibition purposes. The St. Paul's Chapel and rescue workers images were done by Racioppo on commission from N-YHS (2002). The fireman's funeral image was donated by Racioppo, February 2003. The 2004 rescue images may have been a donation from Racioppo but that is uncertain.

Contact Prints, ca. 2001-2002

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1-2 St. Paul's Chapel, exterior
Box: 1 Folder : 3-4 St. Paul's Chapel, interior
Box: 1 Folder : 5-6 Rescue 2
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Rescue Workers

Photographs, 2001-2004

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Fireman's Funeral, Belle Harbor

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of the photographer, February 2003.

Box: 2 Folder : 2 St. Paul's Chapel, interior and exterior
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Rescue 2

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