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Guide to the John J. Vrooman Photograph Collection
  PR 252

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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© 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 John J. Vrooman Photograph Collection contains photographs of historically significant sites in New York State. These images show pre-Revolutionary War era landmarks throughout the Mohawk Valley and surrounding countryside. The images were used to illustrate Vrooman's book Forts and Firesides of the Mohawk Country, New York, first published in 1943.

The collection contains 56 silver gelatin prints taken by John J. Vrooman. They are all matted; most with notes regarding the image, which appear to have been written by someone other than Vrooman. During processing, the images and notes were compared to the images in Forts and Firesides of Mohawk Country, New York, and several differences were found. In those cases, the book was deemed to carry the correct information, and that information is recorded here, with the handwritten notes recorded in brackets.

The photographs have been organized alphabetically by town/site shown. The date each photograph was taken is given when available. Over time, some of the location names have changed. Current location names, as well as alternative names for sites, are listed in parentheses.


The photographs have been organized alphabetically by town/site shown.