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Guide to the Frederick H. Smyth Collection of Fire Photographs
1899-1926 (Bulk 1908-1914)
 PR 63

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Collection processed by Frederick M. Joseph

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 20, 2015
Description is in English.

Biographical Note

Frederick Hugh Smyth (1878-1949) made a hobby of taking and collecting photographs of New York City fires. Smyth retired as the bursar of the American Museum of Natural History in 1942 after working there from the age of 14. Smyth was a member of the New York Firemen Cycle Club. He was living in South Orange, NJ at the time of his death.