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Guide to the William F. Reeves Elevated Railroads Photograph Collection
(bulk dates 1878-1906)
 PR 154

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400

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Collection processed by Emily Wolff and Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 14, 2015
Description is in English.

Container List

Series VI: Miscellaneous Photographs

Scope and Contents note

Series VI. includes photographs which are mostly uncaptioned and undated. These are mainly images of railroad trains and equipment, or railway men. One print shows a twentieth-century copy photograph of a plan for an elevated railway, proposed in 1872 by Civil War General Franz Sigel. Another photograph shows several men, including William Reeves, watching as ground was broken in January of 1924 for the removal of the 42nd Street Elevated Spur. There are also a series of mounted photographs showing aerial and street views of the area around 74th Street along the East River in 1905, and several 1904 photographs of excavations in Chatham Square for the elevated railway.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 38 Plans
Box: 9 Folder : 39 Portraits
1924, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 40 Trains
Box: 11 Folder : 47 Photographs, Chatham Square Excavation
Box: 11 Folder : 48 Photographs taken from coal hoist on 74th Street and Exterior Avenue (now FDR)
1905 October 26
Box: 11 Folder : 49-50 Aerial photographs taken from Powerhouse on 75th Street and Avenue A
1905 October 26
Box: 11 Folder : 51 Photographs, street-level, taken from 71st and 74th Street
1905 October 27
Box: 11 Folder : 52 George P. Hall photograph of old York Street gate, Brooklyn
circa 1900

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