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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


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Susan Kriete

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

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.