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Guide to the Film Location Scouts Photograph Collection
circa 1980-2000
 PR 293

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Megan Dolan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 14, 2015
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents note

This collection spans the time period between the 1980s to the 2000s and contains an extensive range of images of locations in New York, primarily Manhattan, created for two New York-based location scout managers (Lyn Pinezich and Steve Horn).

Each location is represented by multiple color snapshots, which were then glued into file folders. All folders contain numerous photographs of each location including both exterior and interior shots. The photographs depict a broad range of locations such as abandoned buildings, offices and office spaces, famous landmarks, streets of New York, and residences. It essentially provides a snapshot of New York City during this time period. Many of the locations within the collection are not in existence anymore.

The photographs have been rehoused into 198 bankers boxes but remain organized in the categories originally assigned by the location scouts (for example; bars, residences, streets, buildings, etc). The folders within each category are arranged either alphabetically or by neighborhood.

Arrangement note

This collection has been organized by donor into two series. The photographs retain their original organization into the categories assigned by each location scout manager. Both series cover the same time period and there is considerable overlap in the location categories. Categories within each series have been listed alphabetically, which means that box numbers do not appear in chronological order in the finding aid.