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Guide to the Ann Feinstein Collection of New York City Prints
1850-2003
 PR 300

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


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Collection processed by Susan Kriete

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 17, 2014
Description is in English

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Ann Feinstein Collection of New York City Prints
Dates: 1850-2003
Abstract: Collection of fine art and commercial prints depicting New York City scenes and views. Includes etching, lithographs and other printmaking processes.
Quantity: 2.04 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Call Phrase: PR 300

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Scope and Contents note

The Ann Feinstein Collection of New York City Prints includes approximately 150 prints that span the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is divided into two series: Fine Art Prints and Commercial Prints.

Fine Art Prints are arranged by artist. Most of the prints are etchings; a small number of lithographs, aquatints and linoleum cuts are also included. The prints depict buildings and scenes in New York City. Titles are listed in the finding aid.

Commercial Prints consist primarily of illustrations for the pictorial press and are arranged by publication. Loose newspaper illustrations (mainly from Harper's Weekly) depict urban experiences in the 19th century, including tenements, the homeless and street people. A few full issues of Harper's and  Frank Leslie's are also included. In addition, this series includes Parts 1 through 5 of the 1875 edition of  Old New York from the Battery To Bloomingdale, with illustrations by Eliza Greatorex.

Arrangement note

This collection is organized into two series:

Series I: Fine Art Prints
Series II: Commercial Prints

Series I, Fine Art Prints, is arranged by artist; Series II, Commercial Prints, is arranged by publication.

The finding aid is arranged intellectually, while the physical materials are arranged by size. As a result, box numbers within the finding aid may not be consecutive.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Available by advance appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at printroom@nyhistory.org. Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Use Restrictions

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to:

Department of Rights and Reproductions
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194
rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org
212-485-9228

Permission to reproduce or quote text from this collection in a publication must be requested from and granted in writing by the Library Director, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194.

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation note

This collection should be cited as: Ann Feinstein Collection of New York City Prints, PR 300, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials at the New-York Historical Society

Similar works by the artists represented in this collection (and other artists) can be found in the Fine Art Prints of New York Collection, PR 299, the Printmaker File, PR 58, and the James Boyd Collection of New York City Etchings, PR 7.

Separated Materials note

Reproduction prints from Valentine's Manual and King's New York handbook; three trade cards from the Singer Sewing Company; and a few prints depicting scenes in England, have been separated and added to the Geographic File, PR 20.

Provenance

Gift of David Feinstein, 2013

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Container List

Series I: Fine Art Prints

Subseries I.1: ARIKE, Michael (b. 1933)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 Chrysler and Beyond
2001
Box: 3 Twilight in Manhattan
2006

Subseries I.2: DEVILLE, Henry Wilfrid (b. 1871)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 The Game of Marbles
undated

Subseries I.3: DI CERBO, Michael (b. 1947)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 Bird's Eye Perspective
2006

Subseries I.4: DOLICE, Leon (1892-1960)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 First Street and Bowery

Subseries I.5: GREATOREX, Eliza Pratt (1819-1897)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Old New York-No. 1 Broadway.
1874
Box: 1 Old Jersey Ferry House, Corner of Greenwich and Cedar Streets.
1875
Box: 1 St. Paul's Church.
1875
Box: 1 Old New York-Through the Trees of the Battery.
1876

Subseries I.6: HAAS, Richard

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 View of 55th and 5th Avenue
1977

Subseries I.7: LOWELL, Nat (1880-1956)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Hanover Square, 1851
circa 1948

Subseries I.8: MEILATZ, Charles (1864-1919)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Old Tom's in Thames Street
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Rainy Day Broadway
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Rookeries, Greenwich Village
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Coenties Slip
1890-1891
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Castle Garden
1891
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Entrance to Brooklyn Bridge
1892
Box: 2 Folder : 1 A Bit of Baxter Street
1893
Box: 2 Folder : 1 South Street, from Coenties Slip
1898
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Oyster Market near Christopher Street (etching)
1898
Box: 2 Folder : 1 The Aaron Burr House, No. 11 Reade Street (etching)
1898
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Five Points (etching)
1898
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Oyster Market
1903
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Cherry Street
1904
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Weehawken Street
1907
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Edgar Street
1910
Box: 2 Folder : 1 14th Street
1912
Box: 2 The Tombs
1889
Box: 2 The Battery
1890
Box: 2 Dewey Triumphal Arch
1899
Box: 2 City Hall
1900
Box: 2 Catherine Market
1903
Box: 2 West Washington Market
1903
Box: 2 St. Paul's Church
1906
Box: 2 Restaurant in Mott Street
1906
Box: 2 Governor Clinton's House (color etching)
1908
Box: 2 Washington Square (color etching)
1908
Box: 2 Peck Slip (trial proof second state of plate)
1909
Box: 2 Whitehall Street
1909
Box: 2 Bowling Green (color etching)
1910
Box: 2 The Butcher's Shop (color etching)
1910
Box: 2 Bargain Day, 14th Street
1912
Box: 2 The Big Tree
1913-1914

Subseries I.9: MERSHIMER, Frederick (b. 1958)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Old Fulton
2005
Box: 1 The Dakota
2006
Box: 1 Museum Night
2008

Subseries I.10: PELLETTIERI, Michael (b. 1943)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 It Snowed Again
1996

Subseries I.11: PETRULIS, Alan (b. 1954)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Broadway at Broome
undated
Box: 1 Howard Street
1997
Box: 1 Mercantile Exchange
1997
Box: 1 Pearl
1997
Box: 1 Broome Street Facades
1998
Box: 1 5th Avenue
1999
Box: 1 125th Street IRT
1999
Box: 1 Church
2002
Box: 1 Contemplating the Skyline (2)
2003
Box: 1 Indian Summer
2008

Subseries I.12: PONT, Charles Ernest (1898-1971)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Peck Slip
1936

Subseries I.13: PYZOW, Susan (b. 1955)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 7th Avenue South
2004
Box: 1 Scheffel Hall at Night
2008

Subseries I.14: ROTH, Ernest D. (1879-1964)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Union Square
1924
Box: 1 Greenwich Village
1937

Subseries I.15: TRUEBLOOD, Emily (b. 1942)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 Empire State Spring
1998
Box: 3 Met Lights
2002
Box: 3 Subway Lights
2003
Box: 3 Snowy Dusk
2007
Box: 3 Con Ed Behind Zeckendorf
2009

Subseries I.16: WHITE, Charles H. (1878-1918)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Fulton Street
1905

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Series II: Commercial Prints

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1-5 Old New York From the Battery to Bloomingdale, etchings by Eliza Greatorex (1875 folio)
1875
Box: 4 Folder : 6-8 Harper's Weekly (tear sheets and full issues)
1862-1897
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (tear sheets and full issues)
1881-1889
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Tear sheets from other illustrated newspapers
1896, undated

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