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Guide to the Steinway & Sons Photograph and Print Collection
 PR 166

New-York Historical Society
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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Ricky Hunter, Jennifer Lewis, and Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 05, 2012
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Photographs

Scope and Contents note

Series I highlights Steinway & Sons factories, showrooms, employees, and events. In addition, a few photographs show early Steinway family residences on East 52nd Street. An early Steinway & Sons factory and showroom at 82-84 Walker Street is shown in an early photograph, as is the much larger factory built at Park Avenue and 53rd Street in the early 1860s. Many photographs show the exterior and interior of Steinway Hall, a 2,000-seat auditorium on Union Square that served as a general-purpose meeting space, as well as the home of the New York Philharmonic until the opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891.

Several photographs show annual dinners and luncheons given for the Steinway & Sons staff. Others show dinners at which Steinway family members were in attendance. These were usually music-related groups, such as the New York Musicians Club, and the Society of the Friends of Music. A photograph shows a dinner celebration for the 70th birthday of Walter Damrosch.

Henry E. Steinway, his sons Henry, William, Charles G, and Albert Steinway are shown in several photographs. Photographs include albumen prints, silver gelatin prints, stereographs, and a few modern copy prints, made from glass negatives in the possession of the LaGuardia Community College Library. Most bear detailed descriptions written by Henry Z. Steinway on the verso or on separate sheet of paper enclosed with each photograph. Photographers represented in the collection include Pach Brothers, S. Beer, and A.B. Bogart.


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Steinway & Sons employees [including Nahum Stetson]

General note

ca. 1895-1904
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Steinway & Sons employee dinners

General note

See also: Oversize

ca. 1900-1914
Box: Folder : Steinway family members at other dinners

General note

See: Oversize


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 82-84 Walker Street

General note

See also: Oversize

Box: 1 Folder : 4-6 52nd-53rd Street, Steinway factory and family residences

General note

See also: Oversize

ca. 1861-1898
Box: 1 Folder : 7-10 Steinway Hall, 109 East 14th Street

General note

See also: Oversize

Box: 1 Folder : 11 Windsor Arcade, Fifth Avenue, branch store
ca. 1904

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