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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Geographic Images
circa 1600-2006
 PR 20

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh

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Series IV: New York City Views - Queens

Scope and Contents

Series IV New York City Views - Queens is arranged in an organizational structure by topic of the view. GENERAL views include aerial views (those taken from airplanes or from the top of a tall building) and birds-eye views (generally 19th-century prints).

Harbor views are those which show the shore and skyline from the water, or from across some body of water. Some river and harbor views that show more than one borough are filed here. If the view is mainly of another borough, it will be filed therein.

RIVERS, ISLANDS, and BRIDGES are arranged alphabetically. Most buildings on islands (for example, asylums on Roosevelt Island) are filed under general Buildings headings. It behooves researchers to look under both headings to be sure of complete coverage.

STREET SCENES are views along streets and avenues. Some show a small portion of one block, some show several blocks. For views that specifically spotlight one building, search under BUILDINGS. However, researchers should also search the street scenes for other images of a specific building, especially those which may also show surrounding buildings and street and sidewalk traffic. Street scenes are arranged alphabetically or numerically. Researchers interested in specific areas should also consult surrounding streets, such as the avenues and appropriate cross streets.

PARKS and GARDENS include images of parks and gardens, some now defunct.

BUILDINGS are prints or photographs that spotlight a specific building. Churches and houses of worship are filed alphabetically by name

NOTE: Churches and Synagogues may also include temples, other houses of worship, convents, retreat houses, and cemeteries.  Government buildings include police and fire stations.  Residences are filed alphabetically by the last name of the owner, or by their own name, if applicable. Cross-references have been provided in those cases. Named apartment complexes are filed in alphabetically with residences, and unnamed apartment buildings can be found at the end of the run.

TRANSPORTATION includes images of all sorts of transportation found within the boundaries of New York City. For more general transportation (i.e. generic railroad images), look in the Subject File (PR 068). This category mainly includes images of buses, carriages, elevated railroads and subway images. Images of shipping boats can sometimes be found in Harbor Views, and also in the Maritime History File (PR 100).

EVENTS include views of special events, such as parades, funeral processions, celebrations, and fairs. Material housed flat has been separated into two categories based on format: Prints and Photographs. Within each format, material has been arranged into the above categories. Each image filed under the Buildings categories is separately listed in the finding aid below. In other categories, attempts have been made to provide more specific information about images in each folder, to reduce browsing and encourage more specific use.


Queens - Boxed Material - General Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 General Views
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Queens Lamp Posts, 1934

Queens - Boxed Material - Neighborhoods

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Arverne
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Astoria-General
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Astoria-Residences-A-Z and unidentified
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Astoria-Residences-Barclay Place
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Astoria-Residences-Steinway Mansion
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Astoria-Residences-Sunswick
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Bayside
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Bellerose
Box: 1 Folder : 11 College Point
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Corona
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Elmhurst
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Flushing-General
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Flushing-Main Street
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Flushing-Churches-General
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Flushing-Churches-Friends Meeting House
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Flushing-Residences-A - Z
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Flushing-Residences-Bowne House
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Flushing- Residences- Cadwallader Colden House
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Flushing-Residences-Duryea (Sprong) House
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Flushing-Schools and Colleges
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Forest Hills
Box: 2 Folder : 5.5 Hollis
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Howard Beach
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Jackson Heights
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Jamaica
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Kew Gardens
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Long Island City
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Maspeth
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Newtown
Box: 2 Folder : 14 North Beach
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Ozone Park
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Rockaway
Box: 2 Folder : 17 St. Albans
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Whitestone
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Miscellaneous Buildings

Queens - Boxed Material - Events

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Blizzard of 1888
Box: 3 Folder : 2-6 1939-1940 World's Fair
Box: 3 Folder : 7 1964-1965 World's Fair
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Miscellaneous Events

Queens - Boxed Material - Transportation

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 9 LaGuardia Airport


Container 1     Title Date
Folder: FF488 Astoria/Ravenswood

Scope and Contents

View of Astoria, L.I. from the New York Side, lithograph by Currier and Ives, F. Palmer, delineator, 1862;

St. Thomas Chapel, Ravenswood L.I., Attached to St. George's Church, Astoria, lithograph of G. and W. Endicott, circa 1844 (2 copies);

Delafield Mansion, "Sunswick," photograph by Holmes, 1878;

Ravenswood Classical English Boarding and Day School, photograph, 1872;

unidentified building, Ravenswood-Astoria, L.I., East River, photograph.

Folder: FF489 Bayside

Scope and Contents

Bayside Park, 3rd Ward, Borough of Queens. Property of North Shore Realty Co. [2 posters advertising the neighborhood.]

Folder: FF490 College Point

Scope and Contents

College Point, near Flushing, lithograph by Endicott, 1837;

Poppenhusen Residence, College Point, 1872 (photo);

Poppenhusen Hard Rubber Factory, photo by M. Stadtfeld;

View from Mr. Schleicher's House, East, photo by M. Stadtfeld;

View from Mr. Schleicher's House, South, photo by M. Stadtfeld;

Unidentified House, photo by M. Stadtfeld;

Folder: FF491 Flushing

Scope and Contents

St. George's Church, Flushing, L.I., drawn by H. Dudley, lithograph by Geo. E. Leefe;

The Flushing Oaks, Long Island, drawn by T.K. Wharton, T. Moore's Lithography;

Cedar Grove Cemetery, advertising poster;

Dureyea House, photograph by Nash, 1903;

St. George's Church, photograph by Nash, 1903;

Friends Meeting House, photograph by Nash, 1903;

Prince Homestead, photograph by Nash, 1903;

Garretson House, Main Street, photograph by Nash, 1903;

Bowne House, photograph by Nash, 1903;

Bowne House, photograph by State Photo News Service, Inc., 1939;

Folder: FF492 Hollis/Jamaica

Scope and Contents

Hollis Hotel, photo by Nash, 1905;

Jamaica Town Hall;

King Manor House, photo by Nash, 1903;

Pettit's Hotel, Fulton Street (now Jamaica Avenue), photo by Nash, 1905;

Larramore Titus (?) House, photo by Nash, 1903;

TWA Terminal at Kennedy Airport;

Folder: FF493 Long Island City/Newtown/Sunnyside

Scope and Contents

3 aerial views of Long Island City by Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc.;

Brewster Carriage Co. Building, Long Island City;

Payntar House, Jackson and Skillman Avenues, Long Island City, photo by George W. Nash, 1903;

Perry House, Broadway and Elmhurst, Newtown, photo by Nash, 1906;

First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, photo by Nash, 1906;

46th-Bliss Street IRT Station, Sunnyside, photo by Wayne Geist, 1985;

Folder: FF494 Rockaways

Scope and Contents

Marine Pavilion, Rockaway, L.I., lithograph of Pendleton, New York;

Woodsburgh House, Rockaway, L.I.;

[Bird's Eye View of the Rockaways and Jamaica Bay], lithograph by O.H. Bailey;

Far Rockaway, Long Island, N.Y., (bird's eye view of Rockaway, with inset images of buildings), lithograph by O.H. Bailey, 1902;

Edgemere Railroad Station, photo circa 1890;

Folder: FF495 Woodhaven

Scope and Contents

1 photograph of damage and debris from a tornado that struck Woodhaven in July 1895, photo by Mauri's Photo Studio, Ozone Park.

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