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Guide to the Gordon Burris Photographs
1922–1935
 PR 333

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta, August 2017

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 1 [Nova Scotia]

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Scenes at Darlings Lake, Nova Scotia, and group photos of the surveying class at Dalhousie University, Halifax, April 1923 (Gordon Burris is identified in the latter by his initials, "G.B.").

1922–1923
Folder: 2 Envelope 10

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New Jersey Palisades; Perth Amboy and Elizabeth, New Jersey; Staten Island; Grant’s Tomb.

1927 September 3–November 5
Folder: 3 Envelope 11

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New Jersey Palisades; Grant’s Tomb; Perth Amboy and Elizabeth, New Jersey; Staten Island.

1927 November 5–12
Folder: 4 Envelope 12

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Staten Island; Pelham Bay Park; Sea Bright, New Jersey; Y.M.C.A. Building, Orange, New Jersey.

1927 November 12–1928 January 29
Folder: 5 Envelope 13

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Views from roof of New Jersey Bell Telephone Headquarters (540 Broad Street, Newark); men in front of “Turner Construction Company” sign.

1928 February 5–18
Folder: 6 Envelope 14

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Views from roof of New Jersey Bell Telephone Headquarters (540 Broad Street, Newark).

1928 February 18–March 25
Folder: 7 Envelope 15

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Views from roof of New Jersey Bell Telephone Headquarters (540 Broad Street, Newark).

1928 March 25–April 7
Folder: 8 Envelope 16

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Views from roof of New Jersey Bell Telephone Headquarters (540 Broad Street, Newark); man in front of “Turner Construction Company” sign; Manhattan from New Jersey Palisades.

1928 April 8–May 12
Folder: 9 Envelope 17

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Passaic River; and Y.M.C.A. Camp Kittatinny at Lake Fairview, Stillwater Township, Sussex County, New Jersey.

1928 June 3–10
Folder: 10 Envelope 21

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Views of New Jersey: Kearney, from the roof of New Jersey Bell Telephone Headquarters (540 Broad Street, Newark); Kearney Yacht Club; Wanaque Reservoir and Dam, at Wanaque and Ringwood.

1928 October 14–December 30
Folder: 11 Envelope 22

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Views from the roof and 27th floor of the Hotel Lexington construction (511 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan).

1929 April 27
Folder: 12 Envelope 23

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Passaic River and Kearney Yacht Club, New Jersey.

1929 May 18
Folder: 13 Envelope 24

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Views from roof and upper stories of Hotel Lexington construction (511 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan), including New York Central Building and American Tubular Tower; Ellis Island; Liberty Island; Jersey City; Brooklyn.

1929 June 2
Folder: 14 Envelope 25

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Statue of Liberty; Long Beach and Babylon, Long Island.

1929 June 2–July 4
Folder: 15 Envelope 26

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Babylon, Long Island; ships on Hudson River; Bear Mountain; Bear Mountain Bridge; Indian Point Park (amusement park previously on the site of the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York).

1929 July 4–7
Folder: 16 Envelope 27

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Hudson near Bear Mountain and Newburgh, New York; cable railway at Mount Beacon.

1929 July 7
Folder: 17 Envelope 28

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Mount Beacon and Beacon, New York.

1929 July 7
Folder: 18 Envelope 29

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Mount Beacon and Beacon, New York; employees on Hotel Lexington construction (511 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan).

1929 July 7–20
Folder: 19 Envelope 30

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Bellevue Hospital from East River; Bronx Y.M.C.A. (470 East 161st Street); Rye Playland; Rye Beach; Rockaway Beach.

1929 July 20–August 11
Folder: 20 Envelope 31

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Mombasha Lake, Monroe, New York; Glen Island Park, New Rochelle; Prospect Park, Brooklyn; and the Chrysler Building under construction, seen from the Hotel Lexington (511 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan).

1929 August 17–September 1
Folder: 21 Envelope 32

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Boats on Hudon River; lower Manhattan skyline; excavation for new Bloomingdale’s store (Lexington Avenue at 59th Street, Manhattan).

1929 December 21–1930 March 15
Folder: 22 Miscellaneous snaps received

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Mrs. Susan Churchill of Darlings Lake, Nova Scotia, and Gordon Burris.

1930 March 2, 17
Folder: 23 Envelope 33

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Bloomingdale’s construction (Lexington Avenue at 59th Street, Manhattan).

1930 March 15–April 5
Folder: 24 Envelope 34

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Pilgrim State Hospital construction (Brentwood, Long Island); Bloomingdale’s construction (Lexington Avenue at 59th Street).

1930 May 18–20
Folder: 25 Envelope 35

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Avon by the Sea, Belmar Beach, and Convention Hall construction, Asbury Park, New Jersey; views of ships in New York Harbor.

1930 May 31
Folder: 26 Envelope 36

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Pilgrim State Hospital construction employees (Brentwood, Long Island), and Point O’ Woods (Point Aux Woods), Fire Island.

1930 June 14–21
Folder: 27 Envelope 37

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Bloomingdale’s construction (Lexington Avenue at 59th Street, Manhattan).

1930 June 28
Folder: 28 Envelope 38

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Bloomingdale’s construction (Lexington Avenue at 59th Street, Manhattan). Includes shot of water tower.

1930 June 28
Folder: 29 Envelope 39

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Bloomingdale’s construction (Lexington Avenue at 59th Street, Manhattan); dredge near Oyster Bay, Long Island.

1930 August 10–October 4
Folder: 30 [Photómaton envelope]

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Seven small Photómaton (coin-operated photo booth) headshots of Gordon Burris.

1930 December 26
Folder: 31 Envelope 40

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Dr. Emma Putnam, and friends / coworkers at Rye, New York.

1931 July–August 2
Folder: 32 Envelope 41

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Friends / coworkers at Rye, New York.

1931 August 2
Folder: 33 Envelope 42

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Fire Island, New York, including Fire Island Lighthouse.

1931 October 11
Folder: 34 Envelope 43

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Port of New York Authority Commerce Building / Union Inland Terminal No. 1 construction (111 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan).

1932 January 24
Folder: 35 Envelope 51

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Port of New York Authority Commerce Building / Union Inland Terminal No. 1 construction (111 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan), and Camp Moore, Sea Girt, New Jersey.

1932 July 19–September 3
Folder: 36 Envelope 52

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Friends / coworkers at White Plains, New York; High Bridge, Harlem River.

1934 July 4–August 5
Folder: 37 [unnumbered envelope]

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Hell Gate Bridge, East River.

1935 May
Folder: 38 [unnumbered envelope]

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Tinted photograph of the SS Normandie leaving for Europe on her first eastward crossing.

1935 June 7
Folder: 39 Envelope 58

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Glen Island Park and Fort Slocum, New Rochelle, New York; Electric Ferry coming from Port Washington, Long Island.

1935 June 16
Folder: 40 Envelope 59

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SS Normandie leaving for Europe on her second eastward crossing (at Pier A, Battery); Pelham Bay Park;  SS Belle Island, which ran to Roton Point Park, Rowayton, Norwalk, Connecticut.

1935 June 22–July 4
Folder: 41 Envelope 60

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Ships docked in Hudson, lower Manhattan; Ann Mary Hyland (coworker’s child).

1935 July 19–August 4
Folder: 42 Envelope 61

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Ann Mary Hyland (coworker’s child).

1935 August 4
Folder: 43 Envelope 62

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Bronx River Parkway.

1935 August 18
Folder: 44 Postcards (4)

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  1. The Lexington / Lexington Avenue at Forty-Eighth Street / New York City [typed list of Turner Construction Company employees on verso, ending with "G. Burris, — Feb. 2, 1929 to Oct. 30, 1929"].
  2. Bronx Union Branch, Young Mens [sic] Christian Association / 470 East 161st St. Near Third Avenue, New York City [color].
  3. Bronx Union Branch Young Men’s Christian Association / 470 E. 161st St., Near Third Ave., New York City [black and white].
  4. Broadway Camp Talcott / Huguenot Orange Co., N.Y. [dated on recto: “Sept. 5–6 & 7, 1931”].
1929-1931