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Guide to the Myron S. Falk Papers
1867-1950
 MS 3047

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Alexandra Gomer (2018) and Larry Weimer (2021)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 12, 2021 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series V. Photographs and Drawings, circa 1870s-1950, undated. 3.74 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

This series brings together photographs that were not found with other documents or related correspondence in the collection. They include personal photographs of Falk and his family, friends, and associates. There are also three photograph albums, one from 1903 in Yellowstone with captions, one likely from circa 1880s-90s relating to the Einstein family, and a third which could not be placed. Also included are oversize photos and drawings depicting a variety of subjects, such as dinners, a panorama of Myron Jr.'s Yale graduation, the Ordnance Department in Washington, D.C. during World War I, and Falk's parents. There is also a book of pictures of buildings with their addresses, built by H.H. Oddie Inc of which Falk was Chief Engineer.

Arrangement Note

This series is arranged by subject matter, then chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 1-2 American Silk Mission and other photographs (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs from two envelopes. One labeled "Japanese Trip" and other is a Kodak envelope. Includes a mix of photographs other than from American Silk Mission. Nitrate negatives from the Kodak packet were removed for separate storage.

Undated
Box: 6 Myron Falk headshots. Flat box
Undated
Box: 15 Item : 1 Arnold Falk (Myron's father as young man). Charcoal drawing. Oversize

Scope and Contents

Item unframed and mounted by N-YHS conservator Alan Balicki, March 2021.

1879
Box: 15 Item : 2 Kaufman Wallach (Myron's grandfather). Charcoal drawing. Oversize

Scope and Contents

Item unframed and mounted by N-YHS conservator Alan Balicki, March 2021.

1879
Box: 15 Item : 3 Regine Wallach (Myron's grandmother). Charcoal drawing. Oversize

Scope and Contents

Item unframed and mounted by N-YHS conservator Alan Balicki, March 2021.

1879
Box: 17 Item : 1 Myron S. Falk (as infant). Charcoal drawing. Oversize

Scope and Contents

Signed "Falk." Item unframed and mounted by N-YHS conservator Alan Balicki, March 2021.

1879
Box: 16 Item : 1 Arnold Falk (Myron's father as elderly man). Charcoal drawing. Oversize

Scope and Contents

Item unframed and mounted by N-YHS conservator Alan Balicki, March 2021. Frame is also in box.

undated
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 4 Family photographs
Undated
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 11 Tophill Farm / Thermix Corporation (1 of 2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes 3 documents: 8x11 version of the oversize aerial view found in the following folder; a color photograph of the exterior of the main building, labeled "The House of Thermix," subsequent to its acquisition by the Thermix Corporation in 1950; and a marketing brochure of the company with images of the house, with cover letter to Falk, Jr., transmitting the brochure. (Photos in this folder and the next were part of 2021 gift.)

1950, undated
Box: Oversize Small Folder : 3 Tophill Farm / Thermix Corporation (2 of 2 folders) Oversize

Scope and Contents

Oversize aerial view of property and main building in Greenwich, Conn.

undated
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 7-8 Photo albums (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

One album appears to be of a camping or hiking trip. The other album includes photos of ships, docks, a parade, storefronts, at least one view of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and other subjects. One nitrate negative was removed for separate storage.

Undated
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 12 Photo album

Scope and Contents

Photo album of cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite and tintypes. All are unidentified, however there are some photos of boys in baseball uniforms with the initials CGS, which is perhaps Columbia Grammar School, suggesting that these are photos of Lewis Einstein and the Einstein (Milly's) family.

circa 1880s-1890s
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 5-6 Photo album of Yellowstone/Colorado Springs (2 folders)
1903
Box: 7 H. H. Oddie. Flat box (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes pictures of the Kelly-Springfield Building (1919), N.Y. Telephone Building (167th St and Grand View Pl), Revillon Freres Building (1923). Examples of other photos include the Town Hall (concert hall), the Martin Beck Residence, The Cluny, 6th Municipal District Court, Ziegler Building, the State Bank (Madison Square Branch). The bulk of the photographs were taken by the Wurts Brothers or by H. Shobbrook Collins. There are also photographs of foundations built by Miller-Daybill & Co.

1919-1923
Drawer: Oversize Large Dinner in honor of Shozabura Hoshino given by Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Atwood at the Hotel Astor. Oversize
1925 January 14
Drawer: Oversize Large Society of American Magicians 22nd Annual Dinner at the Hotel McAlpin. Oversize
1926 June 14
Drawer: Oversize Large Canoeing panorama. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Thompson Photo Co. Rahway, NJ. n9 8011

Undated
Drawer: Oversize Large Yale Graduation panorama. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Yale balloon in the middle

1928
Drawer: Oversize Large Ordnance Department, Washington, D.C. panorama. Oversize
1919 January 3

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