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Guide to the William J. Roege Photograph Collection
1910-1937, undated
 PR 181

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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis

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

Container List

Series I: Photographic Prints

Scope and Contents note

Series I spans the period from 1910 to ca. 1931 and includes some undated images. The approximately 175 photographic prints in this series are modern 11 x 14 inch silver gelatin contact prints produced by Klein Brothers Studios, New York, between 1968 and 1970 from Roege's vintage negatives. They were made as part of the New-York Historical Society's effort to reformat their brittle oversize negatives; most of the negatives from which these prints were made have been destroyed.

The photographs in this series are arranged into the following subseries, alphabetically by subject: Bridge and River Views; Churches; Commercial and Public Buildings; Hotels; Restaurants; Street Scenes; Theaters; and Miscellaneous. Within each series, photographs are arranged alphabetically. Corresponding negative numbers have been written in parentheses after each subject to aid researchers and indicate the number of views available. Many of Roege's views are populated by active people and early automobiles, and provide an energetic glimpse of city life from the 1910s through 1930s.

Bridge and River Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights

General note

(9305, 9306, 9307, 9378)

[1915], 1924
Box: 1 Folder : 1 East River and New York from Brooklyn Heights

General note

2 part panorama: 9303, 9304

[1915]
Box: 1 Folder : 1 East River and South Street

General note

(9309)

1932
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Hudson River, towards New Jersey from Woolworth Tower

General note

(9302)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Hudson River and downtown New York from New Jersey

General note

(9336)

[1922-1925]
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Hudson River and midtown New York from New Jersey

General note

(9336)

1931

Churches

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 St. Bartholomew's Church

General note

(9385)

[1921]
Box: 1 Folder : 3 St. Patrick's Cathedral

General note

(9413, 9414 - 2 copies)

1934-1935, undated

Commercial and Public Buildings

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 American Museum of Natural History

General note

(9474)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 American Seaman's Friend Societys Institute

General note

(9334)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 City Hall and Municipal Building Tower

General note

(9325)

1923
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Federal Hall, with United States Food Administration food drive sign

General note

(9314)

1918
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Long Island Warehouse and Storage, Brooklyn

General note

(9496)

1917
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Metropolitan Museum of Art

General note

(9492)

1924
Box: 1 Folder : 5 New York Public Library

General note

(9396)

1923
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Pennsylvania Station, Seventh Avenue

General note

(9368, 9369)

1923
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Tammany Hall, with Olympic Burlesque

General note

(9344)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 White Rats Club

General note

(9436)

1914

Hotels

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Hotel Aberdeen

General note

(9390)

1918
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Hotel Albert

General note

(9342)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Hotel Anderson

General note

(9475)

1918
Box: 1 Folder : 6 The Annex Hotel

General note

(9360, 9361, 9362)

1918
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Hotel Belleclaire

General note

(Boyette)(9473 - 2 copies)

1914
Box: 1 Folder : 6 The Breslin Hotel

General note

(9356)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Brevoort Hotel

General note

(9338, 9339)

[1910], 1919
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Buckingham Hotel

General note

(9410)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Hotel Claman for Men

General note

(9428)

1923
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Claremont Inn, including Grant's Tomb

General note

(9481)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Hotel Claridge

General note

(Boyette)(9433)

1919
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Collingwood Hotel

General note

(9391)

1914
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Commodore Hotel

General note

(9379)

[1928]
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Hotel Cumberland

General note

(9449)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Hotel De France

General note

(9446)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Hotel Endicott

General note

(Boyette)(9433)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Hotel Ennis

General note

(9381)

1915
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Hotel Flanders

General note

(9440, 9441)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Hotel Gonfarone

General note

(9337)

1914
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Gramatan Hotel - Bronxville, New York

General note

(9498)

1916
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Grand Hotel

General note

(9357)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Great Northern Hotel

General note

(9459)

1910
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Hotel Hargrave

General note

(9471)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Hotel Hermitage, includes Stanley Theatre

General note

(9427)

[1915]
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Lafayette Place Hotel

General note

(9335)

1910
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Hotel Lenox

General note

(9434)

1916
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Hotel Longacre with King Edward Hotel

General note

(Boyette)(9439)

[1910-1919]
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Hotel Lyndemon

General note

(9451)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Hotel Marie Antoinette

General note

(Boyette)(9469)

Box: 1 Folder : 10 Hotel Markwell

General note

(9444)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Hotel Martha Washington

General note

(9355)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 The Mohawk, Brooklyn

General note

(9495)

1917
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Murray Hill Hotel, with Belmont Hotel and Grand Central Terminal

General note

(9376)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 National Hotel

General note

(9333)

1915
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Hotel Navarre

General note

(9372, 9373)

1910, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 New Weston Hotel

General note

(9383)

1914
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Hotel Richmond

General note

(9402)

[1915]
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Hotel St. Andrew

General note

(9472)

[1916]
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Hotel St. James

General note

(9435)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 St. Regis Hotel

General note

(9418)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Union Square Hotel

General note

(9346)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Wentworth Hotel

General note

(9403)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Hotel Woodbury

General note

(9452)

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Hotel Woodstock

General note

(9431)

undated

Restaurants

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Browne's Chop House, includes Empire Theatre, Broadway and 40th Street

General note

(9425)

1913
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Cafe Lafayette, University Place at East 9th Street

General note

(9340)

[1916]
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Child's Restaurant and Hong Kong Low, 21-27 Park Row

General note

(Boyette)(9326)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Guffanti's Restaurant, Seventh Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets

General note

(Boyette)(9365, 9366)

1918, [1920]
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Alt Heidelberg Restaurant and Tavern, 130-132 Third Avenue

General note

(9345)

1914
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Keene's Chop House, 72 West 36th Street

General note

(9364)

1917
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Lion D'Or, 61-57 West 24th Street

General note

(9348)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Lussier Restaurant, West 43rd Street

General note

(9429, 9430)

1916
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Nassau Cafe and Restaurant, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street

General note

(9371)

[1916]
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Stark's Restaurant, Reade and Lafayette Streets

General note

(9324)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Zum Brau Haus, 205-211 East 54th Street

General note

(9448)

undated

Street Scenes - Named Streets and Avenues

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Beekman Street, 127-137, Blackfords

General note

(9316)

[1916]
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Bowling Green and Broadway

General note

(9317, 9318)

1921, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Bridge Street from Whitehall Street

General note

(9310)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Broad Street, 30-60

General note

(9312)

1918
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Broad Street, south from Wall Street including the New York Stock Exchange Building

General note

(9311)

1923
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Broadway from Battery north to 32nd Street

General note

9319, 9320, 9322, 9323, 9350, 9358)

1919-1923, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Broadway at Seventh Avenue and from 42nd - 45th Streets [Times Square]

General note

(9426, 9437 - 3 copies)

1912, 1923
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Broadway from 54th to 130th Streets

General note

(9450, 9482, 9478)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Bryant Park, looking east toward Fifth Avenue

General note

(9393)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Canal Street, looking east across Sullivan and Thompson Streets

General note

(9332)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Central Park, rooftop view from West 60th Street

General note

(9466)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Central Park West, looking north from 62nd Street

General note

(9467)

1913
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Chatham Square

General note

(9329, 9330)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Doyers Street at Bowery

General note

(9331)

[1915]
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Lexington Avenue at East 53rd Street, Y.W.C.A.

General note

(9386)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Madison Avenue at 35th Street

General note

(9375)

1918
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Park Row, looking West from Chatham Square

General note

(9328)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Pearl and William Streets, looking toward Park Row

General note

(9327)

1915
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Pine Street, 70-78

General note

(9315)

1922
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Riverside Drive, 524-547

General note

(Boyette) (9480)

[1912]
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Union Square, Navy Recruiting Station

General note

(9347)

[1917-1918]

Street Scenes - Numbered Avenues

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Fifth Avenue at 38th - 47th Streets

General note

(9392, 9394, 9395, 9398, 9399, 9405)

1923-1924, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Fifth Avenue at 48th - 54th Streets, includes Vanderbilt Houses and St. Patrick's Cathedral

General note

(9407-2 copies, 9408, 9411, 9412, 9409, 9416, 9417)

1923-1924, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Fifth Avenue from 55th to 59th Streets

General note

(9418, 9419 - 2 copies, 9421 - 3 copies, 9422 - 2 copies)

[1920-1923], undated
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Seventh Avenue from 31st to 56th Street

General note

(9367, 9374, 9455)

undated

Street Scenes - Numbered Streets

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 25 West 22nd Street, South side, east of Seventh Avenue

General note

(9351)

1916
Box: 2 Folder : 25 West 23rd Street, 64-74

General note

(9352)

1917
Box: 2 Folder : 25 West 34th Street, including McCreery's

General note

(9389)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 West 42nd Street, at Sixth Avenue

General note

(9397)

1910
Box: 2 Folder : 25 West 43rd Street, 127-139

General note

(9431)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 West 45th Street, 38-44

General note

(9400)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 West 46th Street, 41-63

General note

(9403)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 West 46th Street, 68-74

General note

(9402)

[1915]
Box: 2 Folder : 26 West 47th Street, snow-covered, looking east from Sixth Avenue

General note

(9404)

1929
Box: 2 Folder : 26 East 48th Street, north side looking west from and including Vanderbilt Avenue

General note

(9382)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 East 49th Street, 31-51

General note

(9384)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 West 55th Street, rooftop view to west

General note

(9457)

1923
Box: 2 Folder : 26 West 59th Street, rooftop view looking northwest toward Eighth and Ninth Avenues
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 West 57th Street, looking west across Seventh Avenue
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 West 72nd Street, 104-118

General note

(9470)

1924
Box: 2 Folder : 26 West 102nd Street, rooftop view across West End Avenue to the Hudson River and New Jersey

General note

(Boyette)(9479)

undated

Theaters

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Cort

General note

(9442)

1914
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Olympic Burlesque

General note

(9343)

1914
Box: 2 Folder : 27 The Plaza, Brooklyn

General note

(9493)

1917
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Shubert Theatre

General note

(9432)

1917

Miscellaneous

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Charter of Elks Lodge, New York, 1871, copy

General note

(9300)

undated

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