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Guide to the Harold Roth Photograph Collection
 PR 195

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis and Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 04, 2019
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The Harold Roth Photograph Collection spans the period from 1937-1950 and consists of 25 black and white gelatin silver photographic prints, all 11 x 14 inches.

Photographs in this collection show New York City street life, and range from a group of children playing in the spray of an open fire hydrant in the waning sunlight to a view of foot traffic in Madison Square Park against the hazy backdrop of the Flatiron Building. Other views include the interior of Grand Central Terminal, a hot dog vendor at work, the Parachute Jump at Coney Island, and an aerial view of a stickball game. Several photographs of circuses and sideshows are also included.

The photographs in this collection were printed by Harold Roth from his vintage negatives between 1991 and 1995. Prints are numbered, captioned, and in most cases signed on the verso by Roth.


Photographs are arranged chronologically.