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Guide to the Mel Rosenthal Photograph Collection
 PR 90

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400

© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Holly Hinman and Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 06, 2012
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Refuge: The Newest New Yorkers

Scope and Contents note

Series I includes a selection of images from Rosenthal's larger photo essay of this title. The collection consists of photographs of members of various refugee communities in New York state, including immigrants from Vietnam, the Ukraine, Haiti, Cambodia, and elsewhere. The photographs were taken between 1983 and 1999, and were reprinted in 2001 for the New-York Historical Society. The photo series was exhibited at the society in 1999, as well as many other venues.

Photographs are filed chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Cambodian Children in the South Bronx
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Former Fisherman from Vietnam (Hempstead, Long Island)
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Cambodian Buddhist Monastery in the Bronx
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Amerasians getting married at the bride's home. Their fathers were American Service Men. Syracuse
Box: 1 Folder : 2 A Bosnian woman in a textile factory which employed hundreds of refugees. It was bought by a British company, closed and the machines moved "off shore." Central New York
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Hmong women (Liverpool, NY)
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Kurdish families, Johnson City, NY
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Russian Jewish immigrants playing chess in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Sweet sixteen party of Vietnamese teenagers in Syracuse, NY. The words on the [karaoke] screen are "Forget the past. It will only hurt you."
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Ukrainian wood carver, working at a furniture factory (Manlius, NY)
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Vietnamese children watching "Aladdin" in Endicott, NY
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Adopted child from Russia at a naturalization ceremony at the New York Association for New Americans, Manhattan
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Amerasian gang leader inside cafe (Syracuse)
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Haitian migrant woman (Putnam County, NY)
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Cambodian businessmen and a Buddhist monk at Tet Celebration in Brooklyn
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Cuban families are among the most recent to arrive in Syracuse
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Dancers from the Ukraine and Uzbekistan, Brighton Beach Ballet Theatre (Brighton Beach, NY)
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Haitian police officer at the Caribbean Day Parade, Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Palestinian teenager roller blading in front of her father's electronic store in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Ukrainian children's dance group at Ukrainian Day celebration in East Village, New York City

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