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Guide to the Harvey Wang Photograph Collection
1998-1999
  PR 175

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.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Harvey Wang Photograph Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1998-1999
Abstract: The collection contains photographs by Harvey Wang, documenting flophouses and their residents on the Bowery in New York City.
Quantity: 1.34 Linear feet (1 box)
Location note: Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections
Call Phrase: PR 175

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Biographical Note

Harvey Wang is a New York based photographer, commercial director and filmmaker.

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Scope and Content Note

The Harvey Wang Photograph Collection spans the period from 1998-1999 and contains photographs of flophouses and flophouse residents on the Bowery in New York City. The collection contains eleven 11x14 inch gelatin silver prints and three 16x20 inch chromogenic color prints. Primarily portraits, the photographs were taken for the book Flophouse: Life on the Bowery, written by David Isay and Stacy Abramson.

Arrangement

The photographs are arranged by location (flophouse), in the order they appear in the book.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Gelatin silver prints.
  • Photographic prints.

Subject Topics

  • Lodging-houses -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Photographs.
  • Poor -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.

Subject Places

  • Bowery (New York, N.Y.: Street)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchased from the photographer, August 2002.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. See guidelines in Print Room for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from:
Rights and Reproductions
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 270
Fax: (212) 579-8794

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Harvey Wang Photograph Collection, PR 175, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections

A copy of the book Flophouse: Life on the Bowery can be found in the reference collection of the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections.

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Container List


Scope and Contents note

The photographs are arranged by location (flophouse), in the order they appear in the book. The flophouses represented include the White House Hotel at 340 Bowery, the Providence Hotel at 125 Bowery, the Andrews Hotel at 197 Bowery, and the Sunshine Hotel at 241 Bowery.

THE WHITE HOUSE HOTEL

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Robert Connor, Room 432

 Flophouse Madonna, The White House Hotel

 White House Lobby

THE PROVIDENCE HOTEL

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Wilfred "Chief" Parriette, Room 168

 Wayne Smith, Room 94

THE ANDREWS HOTEL

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Mike Galto, Owner, The Andrews Hotel

 Chris Schmidt, Room 127

 Paul Greer, Room 44

 Staircase, The Andrews Hotel

THE SUNSHINE HOTEL

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Tony Bell, Room 23A

 Cashmere, Bed 214

 Tony Massa & Michael Buchalew, Bed 177 and 178

 Reception area, The Sunshine Hotel

 Anthony Coppola, Room 4B

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