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Guide to the Irwin Silver Photographs
 PR 209

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

New-York Historical Society

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

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes four series of photographs taken by Irwin Silver from 1975-2002, with a few other of his photographs. One series concerns memorials related to firefighters and other victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers. Another series includes images of New York City at night. The third series includes various subjects unified under the subject of images taken on Sundays. Most of the photographs were taken in Manhattan, with some in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Hoboken. The fourth series is of Central Park, with photographs of its natural elements and built environment taken in all four seasons.


The collection is organized in five series:

Series I. New York City September 11 Memorials, 2001-2002

Series II. General Photographs, 1977-2002

Series III. Portfolio I: Sundays, 1975-1979

Series IV. Nightwalks, 1979-1990

Series V. Central Park, 1991-1994