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Guide to the Julian Hyman Photograph Collection
 PR 320

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

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Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 31, 2017

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hyman, Julian, b. 1925
Title: Julian Hyman Photograph Collection
Dates: ca. 1970-1995
Abstract: This collection consists of 128 color photograph of New York City ca. 1970-1995.
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 1 box
Call Phrase: PR 320

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Biographical Note

Julian Hyman (1925- ) is an internist and oncologist from New Jersey. He became interested in photography while working in Korea early in his medical career. After returning to the United States, he practiced medicine at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, and continued using his photography skills to capture snapshots of city life.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Julian Hyman Photograph Collection consists of 128 color photographs of New York City, mainly Manhattan, taken between 1970 and 1995. The photographs include aerial views; images of construction, building facades, storefronts, and architectural details, including images of neglected and abandoned buildings; bridges and waterfront scenes; street scenes and street portraits; and views of the World Trade Center, Empire State Building, museums and galleries, and statuary. Most photographs are unidentified.

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Access Points

Subject Topics

  • Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York -- Details -- Photographs.

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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: Julian Hyman Photograph Collection, PR 320, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Julian Hyman, 2013

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Aerial Views
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Architectural Details
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Bridges
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Building Facades
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Building Groups
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Construction
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Empire State Building
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Museums
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Portraits

Scope and Contents Note

includes crowds of observers, a jogger with a Walkman, a man with a beer in a paper bag, lone figures by the waterfront, and a petanque player from the La Boule New Yorkaise Club.

Box: 1 Folder : 10 Statuary

Scope and Contents Note

includes an image of the 1991 American Merchant Mariner's Memorial at Battery Park, which depicts three merchant seamen stranded on a sinking ship, calling for help and trying to reach the hand of one of their shipmates in the water below.

Box: 1 Folder : 11 Street Scenes
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Waterfront Views
Box: 1 Folder : 13 World Trade Center

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