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Guide to the Irwin Silver Photographs
1975-2002
 PR 209

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Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals (2003); revisions and additions by Marybeth Kavanagh (2017) and Larry Weimer (2019)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 21, 2019
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series IV. Nightwalks, 1979-1990

Scope and Contents

The series includes 57 gelatin silver photographs from Irwin Silver's project Nightwalks. These black and white photographs from 1979 to 1990 are of subway entrances, storefronts, entrances to corporate buildings, street scenes, and other images of New York City (mostly Manhattan, but some Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens) as they appeared to the photographer in the late night and early morning hours. The container list identifies all the photographs in the series with the photographer's description. The series also includes a document written by Irwin Silver in which he reflects on the project generally and on the context of some of the specific photographs.

Arrangement

The container list below lists the descriptions of the photographs as given by Irwin Silver, in chronological order. The photographs themselves are arranged roughly by size in two folders: Folder 7 holds photographs that are approximately 7 x 9 inches, or smaller. Folder 8 holds photographs that are approximately 11 x 14 inches, or somewhat smaller. Irwin's reflections on the project and his list of the photographs are in a third folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Irwin Silver, June 2018.

Credit line to be used for the photographs in this series: "Gift of the photographer in memory of Barbara Millstein."

Processing Information

Processed by archivist Larry Weimer, April 2019.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Moonset at Dawn, Brooklyn, New York, February 14, 1979, 6:40 AM
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Subway Entrance, AT&T Building, NYC, October 7, 1979, 4:45 AM
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Subway Entrance, Grand Central, NYC, April 13, 1980, 8 PM
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Subway Kiosk, Bowling Green, NYC, June 20, 1980, 7:30 PM
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 8 El Station at Dusk, Woodside, New York, September 28, 1980, 6:45 PM
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Eagle Restaurant, NYC, September 19, 1981,1:30 AM
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Municipal Building, Brooklyn, New York, September 26, 1981, 9 PM
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, NYC, October 2, 1981, 11:45 PM
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Doyers Street, NYC, January 15, 1982, 4:30 AM
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Square Diner, NYC, February 21, 1982, 4 AM
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Municipal Building, NYC, April 4, 1982, 5 AM
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Chrysler Building, NYC, April 4, 1982, 5:45 AM
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Delmonico's, NYC, February 5, 1983, 8 PM
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 8 El Station, Bronx, New York, May 28, 1983, 1:30 AM
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Federal Hall National Monument, NYC, July 23, 1983, 11 PM
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Macy's Herald Square, NYC, August 6, 1983, 1:45 PM
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Fulton Fish Market, South Street, NYC, August 24, 1983, 11:50 PM
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Street Clock, Fifth Avenue & 44th Street, NYC, October 13, 1983, 1 AM
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Plaza Street, Brooklyn, New York, October 13, 1983, 3 AM
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Crosby & Prince Streets, NYC, May 26, 1985, 12:30 AM
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 7 M. Citarella Fish Market, NYC, June 2, 1985, 1:30 AM
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Radio City Music Hall, NYC, June 10, 1985, 1 AM
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Royal Machinery Exchange, NYC, July 2, 1985, 1 AM
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Harry Chong Laundry, NYC, August 22, 1985, 3:45 AM
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Jimmy's Fruit Store, NYC, August 28, 1985, 2:45 AM
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Gallery, Spring & Mercer Streets, NYC, April 13, 1986, 3:15 AM
1986
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Fretta Bros. Sausage Shop, NYC, June 1, 1986, 5 AM
1986
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Mott Street, NYC, June 1, 1986, 5 AM
1986
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Newsstand, Brooklyn, New York, October 24, 1986, 7 PM
1986
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Broadway Barber Shop, NYC, April 5, 1987, 2:15 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Entrance, A. Lewis Thread Company Building, NYC, May 10, 1987, 3 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Revolving Door, Rockefeller Center, NYC, May 16, 1987, 1:40 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Clock, Rockefeller Center, NYC, May 23, 1987, 12:20 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Associated Press Building with Isamu Noguchi Sculpture "News," Rockefeller Center, NYC, May 24, 1987, 12:15 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Windsor Florist, NYC, June 14, 1987, 1:50 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Seagram Building, NYC, June 28, 1987, 1 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Entrance, International Telephone Building, NYC, July 18, 1987, 2 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Vesuvio Bakery, NYC, July 24, 1987, 11;40 PM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Parking Lot, West 31st Street, NYC, August 1, 1987, 12:40 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Approach, Queensboro Bridge, NYC, August 8, 1987, 3 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Entrance, the French Building, NYC, August 16, 1987, 12:55 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Entrance, Directors Guild of America Building, NYC, August 30, 1987, 12:50 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 East 41st Street & Third Avenue, NYC, September 6, 1987, 3:05 AM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 8 West 21st Street between 10th & 11th Avenues, NYC, November 1, 1987, 9 PM
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Subway Entrance, Bowery Savings Bank Building, NYC, May 7, 1988, 11:30 PM
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Storefronts, Madison Avenue and 67th Street, NYC, May 7, 1988, 2:50 AM
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Hybrid Flowers, NYC, May 9, 1988, 1 AM
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, NYC, May 28, 1988, 2 AM
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, New York, August 2, 1988, 12:20 AM
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Gramercy Park South & Irving Place, NYC, September 5, 1988, 4:30 AM
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 7 La Marionetta, NYC, October 10, 1988, 3 AM
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Church of the Transfiguration, NYC, July 1, 1989, 10 PM
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Entrance, MONY Building, NYC, July 3, 1989, 2:25 AM
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Entrance, 3 West 57th Street, NYC, July 3, 1989, 3:40 AM
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 8 West Side Highway, Pier 99, NYC, July 9, 1989, 4 AM
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Hanover Street, NYC, July 19, 1989, 1 AM
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Park Avenue Viaduct at 33rd Street, NYC, May 28, 1990, 8 PM
1990
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Background Text for Nightwalks
undated

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