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Guide to the Erika Stone Photograph Collection
(Bulk 1970-1989)
 PR 267

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

© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney

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

Scope and Content Note

The Erika Stone Photograph Collection spans the period from the 1940s to the 1990s and primarily contains images of life in New York City. The collection, containing forty-four gelatin silver prints, is divided into the following subjects:

CENTRAL PARK includes images of people relaxing on the lawn and watching a concert at night.

CHILDREN contains two images, one portrait of a young boy sitting on a crumbling stoop, the other a boy playing in the water from a fire hydrant.

ELLIS ISLAND has photographs of both the building and new immigrants, taken in 1951. Images include a family in their room, people using the library, a group of men playing cards, a boy reading a Chinese newspaper, a sleeping area, the entrance to the dining hall and a portrait of Philip Forman, head of Ellis Island.

EVENTS is divided into three categories: Miscellaneous, Demonstrations and Parades. MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS include an image of the 1987 New York Marathon and a 1979 Veteran's Day celebration. DEMONSTRATIONS has photographs of gatherings for the environment and anti-war, anti-racism, and anti-homosexuality causes. PARADES include several unidentified parades, a Halloween Parade and a gay pride parade.

OCCUPATIONS contains photographs of a Harlem street preacher, an Orchard Street fruit peddler, an espresso cart, a carriage driver and a clown entertaining a crowd in a park.

RECREATION includes photographs of an African American man playing checkers, a group of men playing cards and a group playing basketball.

STREET SCENES contains photographs of burned out buildings in the Bronx, a German neighborhood, a group in front of the Jewelers Exchange, Rockefeller Center and Chinatown.

SUBWAY images include riders in a graffiti covered subway car and clowns entertaining a crowd in an unidentified subway station.


Photographs are organized by subject.