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Guide to the Irwin Silver Photographs
1975-2002
 PR 209

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New York, NY 10024
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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 I: New York City September 11 Memorials, 2001-2002

Scope and Contents note

Series I contains the thirty-six images comprising the photographer's series Memorial Wall. The photographs are all black and white, silver gelatin 11x14" prints, and show memorials for people who died during the World Trade Center collapse on September 11, 2001. Many show public and private memorials to firefighters. Others show more public memorials, such as a fence where memorial tiles were hung. All the photographs were taken in 2001-2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The 18 photographs in folders 1-3 were donated by Irwin Silver in 2003; the 18 photographs in folders 4-6 were donated in 2017.

Processing Information

The initial donation of 18 photographs were processed by archivist Jenny Gotwals in 2003. The additional 18 photographs donated in 2017 were processed in November 2017 by archivist Marybeth Kavanagh.

Related Materials

Other photographs of the World Trade Center and the aftermath of its destruction can be found in PR 169, the World Trade Center Photograph Collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Memorial sheet, St. Paul's Chapel Gate
2002 January
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Nereida De Jesus, memorial wall, St. Paul's Church
2002 January
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Snowman and memorial wall, St. Paul's Chapel Gate
2002 January
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Memorial wall, St. Paul's Chapel Gate
2002 January
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Family on Church and Park Place on "viewing platform" line
2002 January
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Rescue 1, NYFD, Memorial
2002 March
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Transit Police District Four, NYPD, Memorial, Union Square Subway Station
2002 March
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Children's art, Victim's Assistance Center, 51 Chambers Street
2002 March
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Firefighter Reuben David Correa, Engine 74, W. 83rd Street
2002 March
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Engine Company 3, Ladder Company 12, 7th Battalion, NYFD, Memorial
2002 March
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Art Aid memorial with portrait of Captain Patrick J. Brown, Union Square Subway Station
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Art Aid memorial with portrait of James Francis Quinn, Union Square Subway Station
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Court Officers Memorial, New York State Supreme Court, 111 Centre Street (copy 1)
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Tiles on fence, Greenwich House Project, 7th Avenue and Greenwich Avenue
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Tiles on fence (long shot), Greenwich House Project, 7th Avenue and Greenwich Avenue
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Interior, Rescue 2
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Fire Engine Door (salvaged from World Trade Center) memorial, Rescue 2, NYFD
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 3 African-American Firefighters Memorial, Vulcan Hall, Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn
2002 September
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Wreath with woman's portrait on fence at Broadway and Cedar
2001 December
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Wreath with Charlie Heeran's portrait on fence at Broadway and Cedar
2001 December
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Facade with flag salvaged from World Trade Center, Engine 6, FDNY
2002 January
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Memorial wall (with portrait of Firefighter Raymond York) St. Paul's Chapel gate
2002 January
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Memorial wall in snow, St. Paul's Chapel gate
2002 January
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Children's art, Union Square subway station
2002 March
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Memorial, Engine 8 and Ladder 2 Firehouse, FDNY
2002 March
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Art Aid memorial wall with angel and Jeffrey Coale's name, Union Square subway station
2002 March
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Shamrock in sidewalk for Jimmy Riches, Firefighter, Engine 18, Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
2002
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Mural, Red Hook, Brooklyn
2002 April
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Memorial, Ladder Company 131, Engine Company 279, FDNY
2002 April
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Art Aid memorial with portrait of Firefighter William Wren, Union Square subway station
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Court Officers Memorial, New York State Supreme Court, 111 Centre Street (copy 2)
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Children's art, Court Officers Memorial Wall, New York State Supreme Court, 111 Centre Street
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Interior Memorial, Sixth Precinct House, NYPD
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Tile angels on fence, Greenwich House Project, 7th and Greenwich Avenues
2002, May
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Firefighter John Bergin, Engine Company 9, Ladder Company 6, Chinatown, FDNY
2002 May
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Interior Memorial, Engine Company 9, Ladder Company 6, Chinatown, FDNY
2002 May

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