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Guide to the Photographer File
circa 1882-2017, undated
 PR 50

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis, Marybeth Kavanagh, and others

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 08, 2021
Finding aid is written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Photographer File
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1882-2017, undated
Abstract: The collection is a file containing photographs, mainly of New York City, taken by notable photographers including Berenice Abbott; Lilyan Aloma; Joseph Aronberg; Alice Austen; Jim Beecher; Paul Bernius; Alice Boughton; Margaret Bourke-White; Rudy Burckhardt; Lawrence Cherney; William Cooper; Jeff Cowen; Melody D.Davis; Arnold Eagle; Joyce Edelman; Seymour Edelstein; Charlotte Fairchild; Harold Feinstein; Mark Feldstein; Steven Fenn; Geral Jude James Festa; Peter Fink; Andrew Garn; Lynn Gilbert; Samuel Gottscho; Keith Gould; Seth Greenwald; Serge Hambourg; Ben Heller; Evelyn Hofer; Steve Hoffman; Francis Benjamin Johnston; Raphael Kalmonoff; Karen Kent; Martin Leifer; Gina LeVay; Ann Littlejohn; Danny Lyon; Chris Mackey; Thomas McGovern; Neil Meyerhoff; Alexander Mikhailovich; Peter Nappi; Bob Newey; Dinanda Nooney; Clayton Price; Emery Reves-Biro; Orville Roberts; Laura Rosen; Fred Rosenberg; Thurman Rotan; James Rudnick; Marie Louise Russell; Arthur Sacks; Frederico Savini; Richard Schiffman; Marcia Sheer; Eve Stroh; Joan Vitale Strong; Leon Supraner; Donna Svennevik; Gilles Vauclaire; Wolf Von dem Bussche; Ray Waters; John Wyatt; Paula Wright
Quantity: 11.18 Linear feet (12 boxes)
Language: The documents are photographic, but any text is in English.
Call Phrase: PR 50

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Historical Note

The Photographer File is an artificial collection of photographs that have been acquired through donation or purchase from prominent photographers. Photographs in this collection were often acquired in small numbers or for exhibitions at The New-York Historical Society. Some of the photographs in this collection were included in The New-York Historical Society exhibit "Manhattan Now: 14 Photographers Look at the Form of the City" in 1974, or the 1981 exhibit "Manhattan Observed: Fourteen Photographers Look at New York, 1972-1981." The Photographer File has developed over the years as a collection to house photographs of New York, often by well-known New York photographers. While the file consists mostly of work from the 1930s through the present, photographs by some early portrait photographers, such as Alice Boughton, Frances Benjamin Johnson, Charlotte Fairchild, Underwood & Underwood, and William A. Cooper are also included.

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Scope and Content Note

The Photographer File dates primarily from 1930 through the present, but includes a few photographs by prominent photographers from as early as ca. 1882. The finding aid is arranged alphabetically by photographer's name; photographs are housed by size. Because of the varied nature of this collection, the photographs have been described more fully under each photographer's name in the folder listing. Researchers should be aware that in most cases the permission of the photographer is required for reproduction of images.

Included within this collection are photographs by Berenice Abbott; Lilyan Aloma; Joseph Aronberg; Alice Austen; Jim Beecher; Paul Bernius; Alice Boughton; Margaret Bourke-White; Rudy Burckhardt; Lawrence Cherney; William Cooper; Jeff Cowen; Melody D.Davis; Arnold Eagle; Joyce Edelman; Seymour Edelstein; Charlotte Fairchild; Harold Feinstein; Mark Feldstein; Steven Fenn; Gerald Jude James Festa; Peter Fink; Andrew Garn; Lynn Gilbert; Samuel Gottscho; Keith Gould; Seth Greenwald; Serge Hambourg; Ben Heller; Evelyn Hofer; Steve Hoffman; Francis Benjamin Johnston; Raphael Kalmonoff; Rivka Katvan; Karen Kent; Martin Leifer; Gina LeVay; Ann Littlejohn; Danny Lyon; Chris Mackey; Thomas McGovern; Neil Meyerhoff; Alexander Mikhailovich; Peter Nappi; Bob Newey; Dinanda Nooney; Clayton Price; Emery Reves-Biro; Orville Roberts; Laura Rosen; Fred Rosenberg; Thurman Rotan; James Rudnick; Marie Louise Russell; Arthur Sacks; Frederico Savini; Richard Schiffman; Marcia Sheer; Eve Stroh; Joan Vitale Strong; Leon Supraner; Donna Svennevik; Gilles Vauclaire; Wolf Von dem Bussche; Ray Waters; John Wyatt; Paula Wright. Prominent people portrayed in this collection include Bill Cunningham, David Dinkins, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Doc Cheatham, Henry James, Charles Dana Gibson, Billie Jean King.

Arrangement

The finding aid is organized alphabetically by photographer's name; photographs are housed by size.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Aronberg, Joseph
  • Austin, Alice, 1866-1952
  • Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990
  • Beecher, Jim
  • Bernius, Paul
  • Reves-Biro, Emery, 1895-1975
  • Boughton, Alice, 1865-1943
  • Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971
  • Burckhardt, Rudy
  • Cheatham, Doc -- Photographs.
  • Cherney, Lawrence (Photographer)
  • Cooper, William (Photographer)
  • Cowen, Jeff, 1966-
  • Cunningham, William J.
  • Davis, Melody D., 1959-
  • Dinkins, David N. -- Photographs.
  • Eagle, Arnold
  • Edelman, Joyce Alexis, 1945-1991
  • Edelstein, Seymour
  • Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 -- Photographs.
  • Fairchild, Charlotte
  • Fassbender, Adolf, 1884-1980
  • Feinstein, Harold
  • Feldstein, Mark, 1937-
  • Festa, Gerald Jude James
  • Fink, Peter, 1948-
  • Garn, Andrew
  • Gilbert, Lynn
  • Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944 -- Photographs.
  • Goldfarb, Anders, 1954
  • González, Alfred
  • Gore, Bob
  • Gottscho, Samuel H. (Samuel Herman), 1875-1971
  • Greenwald, Seth
  • Hambourg, Serge
  • Harmon, Stephen F., 1943-
  • Heller, Ben (Photographer)
  • Hofer, Evelyn
  • Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952
  • Kalmonoff, Raphael
  • Katvan, Rivka
  • Kent, Karen, 1941-
  • King, Billie Jean
  • Leifer, Martin, 1916-
  • Levine, James, 1943-
  • Littlejohn, Ann
  • Lyon, Danny
  • Mackey, Chris (Photographer)
  • Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 -- Photographs.
  • Meyerhoff, Neil A., 1949-
  • Meyers, William, 1938-
  • Mikhailovich, Alexander
  • Moser, Lida
  • Nappi, Peter
  • Nooney, Dinanda
  • Price, Clayton J.
  • Robertson, Orville, 1959-
  • Rosen, Laura
  • Rosenberg, Fred (Photographer)
  • Rotan, Thurman, 1903-1991
  • Rudnick, James (Photographer)
  • Russell, Marie Louise, 1884-1946
  • Sacks, Arthur (Photographer)
  • Savini, Frederico
  • Schiffman, Richard, 1952-
  • Sheer, Marcia, 1916-1989
  • Stroh, Eve, 1917-
  • Strong, Joan Vitale
  • Supraner, Leon, 1925-
  • Svennevik, Donna
  • Vauclaire, Gilles
  • Von dem Bussche, Wolf
  • Waters, Ray
  • Wright, Paula (Photographer)

Document Type

  • Portraits.
  • Photographic prints.

Subject Topics

  • Coasts -- New York (State).
  • Marine photography
  • Costume -- United States
  • Streets -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- New York.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

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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.

Use Restrictions

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff.

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. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: https://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Photographer File, PR 050, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Separated Material

Photographs by the following have been removed to their own collections over time: Ruth Orkin (PR 190), Bill Aron (PR 192), Sidney Kerner (PR 193), Morris Huberland (PR 194), Harold Roth (PR 195), Lewis F. White (PR 196), Rhoda Galyn (PR 197), Robert Gambee (PR 198), Michael George (PR 199), David Sagarin (PR 200), Jan Staller (PR 201), Philip Trager (PR 202), Eadweard Muybridge (PR 205), William F. Winter (PR 206), Andreas Feininger (PR 207), Bill Cunningham (PR 307), Janelle Lynch (PR 344), Steven Harmon (PR 362), Ken Ratner (PR 373), Bob Gore (PR 424).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the photographs within the Photographer File were purchased from or donated by the photographers, often for use in exhibitions. Larger gifts include the following: photographs by Alice Austen were a gift of Henry Marion Ward in 1942; Jim Beecher donated his photographs in 1986; Chris Mackey donated her photographs in 1983; Sy Edelstein donated his photographs in 1994; Wolf Von Dem Bussche's photographs were a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Eaton in 1997; Arthur Sacks donated his photographs in 1987; Paula Wright donated her 1964-1965 World's Fair photographs in 1993; 11 photographs by Joyce Edelman were donated by Deborah Edelman in 1992; Charles Schwartz donated photographs by a number of photographers in 2002, and Fred Rosenberg donated his photographs in 2004.

Processing Information Note

Additions processed by archivists Marybeth Kavanagh in 2016-2017, Joseph Ditta in 2019, and Larry Weimer in 2019-20.

Accruals

Additions to the collection are expected to occur from time to time, both for additional photographs and for photographs by photographers not presently represented in the collection. On the other hand, as has happened in the past, a curatorial decision may be made to transfer a particular photographer's work from this collection to a standalone collection of their own.

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Container List

Abbott, Berenice (1898-1991)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 Gelatin silver print, 4 x 6.5 in. mounted on a 14 x 18 mat board. Bird's eye view of Wall Street.
Box: 5 Gelatin silver print, 7 x 9 in. mounted on a 12 x 16 in. mat board. Statue of Leif Erikson

Immediate Source of Acquisition

gift of Ari and Helene Bousbib, 2016

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Albok, John

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 1 gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 in., Wash Day, view of rain falling on Madison Avenue near 96th Street. Signed.
1941

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Aloma, Lilyan

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 1 gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 in., of New York City buildings including a billboard, water tower and one way sign; photograph is entitled "One Way".
2002

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Aronberg, Jacob

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 2 gelatin silver prints, mounted, 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. of New York City urban youth. One shows the back window of a school bus with a bullet hole; the other is of a young girl in a sundress jumping rope down an urban sidewalk. Signed, dated and stamped by the photographer.
1978, 1987

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Austen, Alice (1866-1952)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 13 gelatin silver prints, mounted, 4 x 5 in. or smaller, of unidentified boats. (2 folders)
undated

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Beecher, Jim

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 13 gelatin silver prints, 8 x 10 in., taken at the Tompkins Square Boys' Club of New York at 287 E. 10th St. in Manhattan
1976-1986

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Beller-Smith, Victoria

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 "Poor Cat" [7 boys posing with cat]
undated
Box: 5 West 77th Street
circa 1960's-1970's
Box: 5 Broadway and 71st Street [Nevada Hotel demolition]
circa 1970's
Box: 5 [Five kids 110th Street]
circa 1970's
Box: 5 11 contact sheets of New York City images [includes off-track betting, lower east side, Harlem, upper west side]
circa 1960's-1970's

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Bernius, Paul

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 1 mounted gelatin silver print, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in., of John Iannuzzi fleeing a fire at 572 President Street in Brooklyn, carrrying his caged parrot, Bobo; photograph is entitled Polly Wanna Cracker, Untoasted. Published newspaper clipping from the Daily News including the photograph is mounted on the verso.
1959

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Boughton, Alice (1865-1943)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 3 palladium prints; one 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. portrait of Henry James, one 8 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. mounted portrait of Henry James, and one 8 x 10 in. mounted portrait of an unidentified man.
1905

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Bourke-White, Margaret (1904-1971)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 1 gelatin silver print, 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in., portrait of S.J. Woolf, artist, signed by Bourke-White and 1 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch gelatin silver print of an unidentified boat, bearing the photographer's stamp.
1943, undated

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Burckhardt, Rudy (1914-1999)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 1 black and white photomechanical print on Japanese tissue paper, 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in., of a woman walking by the Saks & Co. storefront on 34th Street in 1938, mounted with a poem by Edwin Denby, "Mid Day Crowd".
undated

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Cherney, Lawrence

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 1 color photograph, 11 x 14 in., of S. Klein On the Square.
[1970-1989]

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Cooper, Martha (1943- )

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 12 Olek at the Women's March
2017

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Cooper, William A

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 10 gelatin silver prints, 8 x 10 in. and smaller. Unidentified portraits.
undated

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Cowen, Jeff

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 5 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in., of transvestite prostitutes on 14th Street in Manhattan.(2 folders)
[1980-1989]

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Davis, Melody D. (1959-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 4 platinum/palladium prints, 12 x 10 in., of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine).
1983

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Eagle, Arnold (1909-1992)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 5 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller, of New York scenes including a high-angle interior of Pennsylvania Station, young Jews at Torah study, children playing in the street, and interiors of a Second Avenue elevated train station.
[1930-1949]

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Earle, John D

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 24 gelatin silver prints, 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", taken around 385 Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn, in the 1930s. Photographs are of children, many African American, playing street games, jumping rope and playing ball.
[1930-1939]

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Edelman, Joyce (1945-1991)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 8 4 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in., and 7 color photographs, 16 x 20 in., of New York City. Included are street scenes, skylines, aerial views showing East River bridges, and a photograph of the New York County Supreme Court entrance at 60 Centre Street. Portraits of jazz musician Doc Cheatham are included.
1988, undated

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Edelstein, Seymour

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 14 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in., from Edelstein's "Shopkeepers" series. Includes portraits of Jewish shopkeepers on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and in Brooklyn. Views of storefronts, signs, and shop interiors are included.
1985-1993

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Fairchild, Charlotte

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 1 gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in., full length portrait of an unidentified boy and woman in front of exterior (garden?) door.
undated

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Fassbender, Adolf (1884-1980)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 Sun's Total Eclipse, 9:11 a.m., Bronx Park, N.Y.C.
1925 January 24

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Feinstein, Harold

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 7 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in. of street views, a boy writing numbers with chalk on a sidewalk, a man holding a child, and snow on tree branches. All are signed, dated and numbered.
1950-1977

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Feldstein, Mark (1937-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 11 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in. of cars and architectural details of Manhattan buildings. Photographs are high-contrast with attention to form and structure.
1976-1977

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Fenn, Steven

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 World Trade Center, Lower Manhattan. Chromogenic print, 16x20 in.
2001

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Festa, Gerald Jude James, 1981

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 "The Upper East Side"

Scope and Contents

One black and white 20x16 photograph, showing front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with banner for "The Eighteenth Century Woman," taken from East 82nd Street across Fifth Ave. Signed "Gerald Jude." Gift of the photographer, November 2019.

1981

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Fink, Peter

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 1 gelatin silver print, 10 x 6 1/2 in., mounted, of a rippled reflection of an unidentified building. Mount is signed by the photographer.
undated

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Frisone, Rosemarie

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 6 black and white pigment prints, 11 x 14 in., all taken on the Staten Island Ferry: Ferry and Statue of Liberty (going to Staten Island); Terminal Industries; Viewing Statue of Liberty (Window Reflections); Girl with dog; Docking Staten Island Side; Upper Deck (Shoe Shine with trio).

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

4 images, Gift of Rosemarie Frisone, 2017; 2 images, purchase, 2017

1987-1991

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Frost, Rosalie

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 Harris Battery # 1, Fort Tilden
2007
Box: 5 Harris Battery #2, Fort Tilden
2007
Box: 5 Dune Pond, Fort Tilden
2007

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Garn, Andrew

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 5 color photographs, 12 x 12 in., of New York buildings, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Municipal Building, the RCA Building, 500 Fifth Avenue, and the Woolworth Building.
1981-1983

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Gescheidt, Alfred

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 4 gelatin silver prints: ship on wharf, boy on rooftop, icy watertower, firefighting at Lexington Avenue and 31st Street
circa 1960's, undated

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Gilbert, Lynn

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 Billie Jean King

Processing Information Note

Processed by archivist Larry Weimer in October 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift, Lynn Gilbert, 2017

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one gelatin silver print, b&w, 14 x 11". Image is of King with tennis racket, seated in a locker room.

1978

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Goldfarb, Anders (1954-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 [Young Man on Subway]

Scope and Contents

Signed. Images of graffiti on the subway car interior. Acquisition: Gift of the photographer, March 2018.

1987 January
Box: 3 [Repent]

Scope and Contents

Signed. Subway car with commuters and graffiti. Acquisition: Purchase from the photographer, March 2018.

1988 January

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González, Alfred

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 14 black-and-white prints on 100% Rag Entrada [3 folders]

Scope and Contents

"A Ride on the 6," March 1983. [On the 6 train in the Bronx, near Castle Hill Avenue.]

"Volkswagen Shrine," 1984. [East side of Lexington Avenue between 110th & 111th Streets.]

"Niño en Botanica," March 1983. [East side of Lexington Avenue between 111th & 112th Streets.]

"People," April 1983. [6 train Northbound near 86th Street.]

"Shoot and Run," April 1983. [108th or 109th Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues.]

"2nd Ammendment [sic]," April 1983. [Park Avenue at about 83rd Street, west side of street.]

"Es Tremendo," April 1983. [West side of 3rd Avenue between 115th & 116th Street.]

"Back of the Bus," February 1983. [101 Bus, Third Avenue, near 86th Street.]

"Lake, Boys, Volkie," April 1983. [Central Park, Conservatory Water Lake, east side near 75th Street.]

"Fire Boat," February 1983. [South Ferry Fire House on the Battery, NY.]

"Convenience Banking," February 1983. [Promenade of World Trade Center.]

"Odd Couple," May 1978. [South East, Central Park Lake, The Pond, near 61st Street.]

"Reading the Script," May 1983. [South side of 86th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenue.]

"Fire Escape Shadows," March 1983. [East side of Lexington Avenue, between 111th and 112th Streets.]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Alfred González, 2019 (accession no. PPAC-2019-021).

1978, 1983-1984

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Gottscho, Samuel H.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 1 gelatin silver print, 8 1/4 x 11 in., cemetery view on Governors Island. Stamped
[1930]

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Gould, Keith

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 10 digital color prints, varying sizes, from 13 x 17 1/2 in. to 13 x 19 in. from his series "Subways are for Sleeping." Each print has been numbered to correspond with it's title: 1. "yellow coat," 2. "upper east side," 3. "Michelin man," 4. "nanny," 5. "pulp fiction," 6. "terror guy," 7. "serenity," 8. "yellow scarf," 9. "yankee fan," 10. "the hood."
2006-2007

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Greenwald, Seth

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 4 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in., of the George Washington Bridge from below, a woman with flyswatter, a depiction of Jesus hung beside photograph of John F. Kennedy, and girl running beside a fountain. All are signed and numbered.
1989-1995

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Hambourg, Serge (1936-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 2 color photographs of a New York subway platform and a subway entrance gate. 1 gelatin silver self-portrait, 8 x 10 in.
[1970-1981]
Box: 8 1 color photograph, 16 x 20 in., of a subway platform at 34th Street and Seventh Avenue.
]1970-1979]

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Heller, Ben

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 1 gelatin silver print, 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in., of men playing baseball in a lot in the gas house district (East 14th Street). Stamped as an Underwood & Underwood photo by Ben Heller.
[1940]

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Hine, Lewis

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Making Violets, New York City. Gelatin silver print, 4 5/8in. x 6 5/8in.
1912

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Hofer, Evelyn

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 1 gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 in., of the World Trade Center under construction.
[1966-1970]

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Hoffman, Steve

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 "Boys in the Hallway," Angels in the Church," Girls on the Couch," "Saturday Morning at the Beauty Parlor"

Scope and Contents

4 black and white photographs, 11 x 14". Signed by photographer. Purchase from the photographer, 2008.

undated

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Jackson, William Henry (1843-1942)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 8 3 albumen photographs, approx. 16 x 20 in., of the Hudson River from various locations in New York State.
[ca. 1890]

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Johnston, Frances Benjamin (1864-1952)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 1 gelatin silver print, 11 x 13 1/2 in., mounted, of 9 wives of the United States Cabinet, including Mrs. Daniel Scott Lamont(wife of the Secretary of War).
1897

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Kalmanoff, Raphael J.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 6 toned gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in., of the Coney Island Gyroscope and Steeplechase, New York street scenes, and an elevated railroad. All are signed.
[1940-1949]

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Katvan, Rivka, 1981

Scope and Contents

One photograph used in the exhibition "Celebrating Bill Cunningham" shown at New-York Historical Society from June 8 to September 9, 2018. Loaned for the exhibition, the photo was donated by the photographer afterward. Archival quality digital print from an original 35mm negative. Image: 14 x 9-7/16 in. Sheet: 22 x 17 in. added to the Photographer File collection in May 2019.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 8 "Bill Cunningham sewing tulle into wedding dress bodice for Julie Schafler"
1981 March 23

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Katz, Bruce, 2012

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 8 City Limits (post Sandy) Orchard Beach, Bronx inkjet print on Hahnmuhle paper 22"x17"
2012
Box: 8 City Limits (post Sandy) Riis Park, Queens inkjet print on Hahnmuhle paper 22"x17"
2012

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Kent, Karen

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 1 color photograph, 11 x 14 in., of the South Street seaport.
1984

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Leifer, Martin (1916- )

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 65 gelatin silver prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller, straightforward architectural photographs of locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Governors Island, including Coney Island, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Governors Island residences. (4 folders)
1968, 1972
Box: 6 1 gelatin silver print, 6 x 9 1/2 in., mounted, of St. Paul's Chapel with the Western Union Building.
undated

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LeVay, Gina

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 9 5 Archival pigment prints of Sandhogs working in City Water Tunnel #3, Manhattan Sect
2004-2007

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Littlejohn, Ann

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 1 color photograph, 11 x 14 in., of New York Mayor David Dinkins.
1990

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Lyon, Danny (1942-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 1 gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in., of the interior of 88 Gold Street. [Plate 33 from the book "The Destruction of Lower Manhattan" (1969).] Signed, stamped, numbered, and dated on the verso.
1967

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Mackey, Chris

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 27 gelatin silver prints, 7 x 10 in., of street scenes and shop windows on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, primarily on Ludlow and Orchard Streets. (2 folders)
[1970-1983]

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McGovern, Thomas

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Thomas McGovern, 2016.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 2 black and white prints of tattoo artist Mike Bakaty and his clients at his studio at 295 Bowery.
ca.1988-1991

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Merrill, Larry

Container 1     Title Date
Box: Flat files Bethesda Terra [bride being photographed] (chromogenic print from film negative)
2005
Box: Flat files Madison Avenue (digital print on cotton rag paper using pigmented ink)
2008

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Meyers, William (1938-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 1 gelatin silver print, Hunts Point Market, Bronx
1999 November 17

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Meyerhoff, Neil (1949-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 5 color photographs, 11 x 14 in., of New York street life, often with reflections in shop windows.
1989-1990

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Mikhailovich, Alexander

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 1 gelatin silver print, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in., is a self portrait. 16 photomechanical views, 5 x 7 in., of New York City, including aerial views.
[1990]
Box: 8 1 double-sided photomechanical print of the Flatiron Building, hand-colored, 11 x 14 in. 1 color photograph, 16 x 20 in., of Times Square. 2 silver gelatin prints, 16 x 20 in. of New York street scenes. 2 photographic reproduction posters, 16 x 20 in., of the Manhattan skyline and an aerial view of midtown Manhattan.
1985-1993

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Moser, Lida (1920-2014)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 Leonard Bernstein and James Levine
1987

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Nappi, Peter

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 10 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in. of landscapes and buildings; most depict rural scenes and ruins. All are unidentified.
1989

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Newey, Simon Robert (Bob) (1959-2013)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 "Central Park, NYC: Gay Pride Day" and "Roller Ryna"

Scope and Contents

2 black and white photos, each roughly 11 x 14 inch". Transferred from the N-YHS museum to the library, November 2019.

undated

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Nooney, Dinanda

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 20 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in., primarily rooftop views of the West Side Highway and the Hudson River; includes a snow view.
1974-1975

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Plasse, Jon

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 10 3 gelatin silver photographs, 20 x24 in., from his series"Stadium Memories." Images document Yankee Stadium, showing the field and stands, the stadium exterior and elevated train station, and a mural with famous ballplayers and graffiti.
[ca. 2006]

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Price, Clayton

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 9 9 color inkjet prints of 21st century subway tunnel construction: "7 Line Tunnel inspection," "2nd Avenue Tunnel," "Workers Travel UnderGrand Central Station," "2nd Avenue Tunnel Area," "Boring Machine," "7 Line 11th Avenue Station Construction," "7 Line Extension," "Under Grand Central Metro North Station," "MTA Tunnel Drilling Rig"
[2007-2016]
Box: 5 7 color and black-and-white inkjet prints of Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, New York [1 folder]

Scope and Contents

Titles taken from print versos. [Bracketed] descriptions drawn from photographer's notes of March 13, 2019.

1. "First Photograph at Gowanus Canal - from Union Street Bridge," 1973. [View looking north from Union Street Bridge, with T. E. Conklin Brass & Copper painted sign at right.]

2. "Gowanus Canal - Union Street Bridge," 2014. [Same view as #1, but with construction improvements. Conklin sign and "junk writing" on the building.]

3. "Gowanus Overview," 2013. [Taken from roof of building at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue; view includes industrial sites, F train overpass, and Statue of Liberty.]

4. "Gowanus Asphalt Plant," 2013.

5. "Gowanus Canal - Sewer Overflow Pipes," 2013.

6. "HOMELESS," 2016. [Taken during the demolition of 18 coal silos from the early 19th century.]

7. "Gowanus Barge Parking," 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

All photographs except #5 and #6 were purchased from Clayton Price, 2019; #5 and 6 (Gowanus canal sewer overflow pipes and Homeless) were concurrent gifts from Price. (Accession no. PPAC.2019.022)

1973-2016

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Reves-Biro, Emery (1895-1975)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 3 color transparencies, 8 x 10 in., 3 gelatin silver portraits, 11 x 14 in. of Biro (self portrait), Charles Dana Gibson, and Paul Lukas(?). 1 tear sheet advertisement, and 2 black and white negatives, 8 x 10 in. of unidentified women. (2 folders)
undated

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Robertson, Orville (1959-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 3 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in., of New York street scenes, particularly advertisements and signs. Titled, signed and dated by the photographer.
1985-1993

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Rosen, Laura

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 1 cibachrome color prints and 5 silver gelatin prints, all 11 x 14 in., all views of or from NYC rooftops, printed for the 2001 N-YHS "Rooftops" exhibition. Views include The Yale Truck billboard and roof gardens with people sunbathing.
1980
Box: 6 1 cibachrome color print and 1 silver gelatin prints, both 16 x 20 in., printed for the 2001 N-YHS "Rooftops" exhibition. Photos show joggers on the roof of the McGraw Hill building, and the roof of the AT&T building, with a view of the World Trade Center.
1980-1982

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Rosenberg, Fred

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 15 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in., of Manhattan residents and street scenes at night, from the photographer's series "Night Gallery".
[1975]

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Rosenblum, Walter (1919-2006)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 Block Party, Pitt Street, New York (4 gelatin silver photographs)
1940

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Rothschild, Amalie

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 Grateful Dead Concert at the Fillmore East (3 photos)
1970 January

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Rudnick, James

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 3 color prints, 11 x 14, of the Statue of Liberty renovation and cleaning. Prints made by the photographer in 2004 from his negatives. All are signed by the photographer.
1984-1985

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Russell, Marie Louise

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 54 gelatin silver prints of New York City, various sizes, including industrial sites and harbor scenes -- unusual subject matter for a woman photographer of this era (2 folders).
[1920's-1930's]

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Sacks, Arthur

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 10 gelatin silver prints, 16 x 15 in., of the 72nd Street train yards in Manhattan. (3 folders)
[1974-1975]

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Saville, Lynn (1950-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 11 Saville 1 color photograph, 20 x 24" archival pigment print. "Grand Central, Western Facade." Edition 1 of 6. Signed, titled, dated verso in ink.
2017

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Savini, Federico

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 3 color prints of the Hua Mei Bird Garden in Chinatown, including views of birds and bird cages, exhibited in the 2003 N-YHS exhibition "Petropolis."
1999

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Schiffman, Richard (1952-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 2 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in., one of First Calvary Cemetery in Long Island City, Queens, with the Manhattan skyline in the background, and one of the Manhattan skyline from the Queens riverfront.

General note

1983, 1985

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Sheer, Marcia (1916-1989)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 2 cyanotypes and 3 sepia toned gelatin silver prints, 9 x 11 1/2 in. Park views, signed and labeled on verso in pencil.
undated

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Squillante, Joseph

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 Kaaterskill Falls [Hudson River Portfolio]
2000
Box: 6 L'il Red Lightouse from Sloop Clearwater [Hudson River Portfolio]
2000
Box: 6 Sunnyside, Home of Washington Irving [Hudson River Portfolio][color print]
Box: 6 View from the World Trade Center
1985, printed 2006

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Stein, Harvey

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 "Man Wearing Bow Tie, Coney Island"

Scope and Contents

1 gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. Titled and signed by Stein, 2011. Purchased from the photographer, June 20152.

1970

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Stroh, Eve (1917-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 12 modern gelatin silver prints, 8 x 10 in., from negatives taken in the 1960s of the Essex Street market preparing for the festival of Sukkot, the demolition of the 8th Regiment Armory on 94th Street, the demolition of Pennsylvania Station, and a few views of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. (All were printed by Wayne Goldstein in 1983).
[1960-1969]

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Strong, Joan Vitale

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 2 color photographs, 11 x 14 in., portraits of Nelson Mandela taken during his 1990 trip to New York.
1990

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Supraner, Leon (1925-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 9 23 gelatin silver prints: 1 - 8 x 10 in., 7 - 11 x 14 in., 15 - 20 x 24 in. Structurally focused views of Manhattan architecture. One is an unattributed (self?) portrait of Supraner.
[1970-1981]

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Svennevik, Donna

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 2 color photographs, one 8 x 10 in. and one 11 x 14 in., of New York street scenes, with green and blue stripes painted on pavement by artist Eric Arctander.
[1970-1989]

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Tress, Arthur (1940-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 Four black and white, 8x11 inch photos taken in Pelham Bay Park

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, 2021. Added to finding aid, June 2021.

undated

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Underwood & Underwood (est. 1882)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 22 gelatin silver prints, 4 x 5 inches and smaller. Unidentified New York street scenes.
[1882-1900]

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Vauclair, Gilles

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 20 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in., of New York street scenes and structures, including the Manhattan Bridge from below, Wall Street, the Pan Am Building and Grand Central Terminal, the World Trade Center, and the Woolworth Building. Also includes a view of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in a snow storm. Two prints from Queens: a view of snow-covered elevated train tracks north from the Astoria Boulevard station to the Ditmars Boulevard terminal in Queens and of the number 7 subway train descending into the Queensboro Plaza station, Swingline Staplers sign visible in the distance.

General note

1980-1989

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Van Loen, Alfred (attributed)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 10 [Young boy embracing Alice in Wonderland sculpture in Central Park]

General Note

Includes sketch and inscription on back

1968

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Von Dem Bussche, Wolf

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 7 10 gelatin silver prints, 16 x 20 in. Views of New York, including the World Trade Center, Washington Square, the Flatiron Building, and Foley Square housed in a custom-made metal box. Entitled "N.Y., N.Y. Ten Photographs."
1967-1976

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Wampler, Damien

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 10 Darfur in Brooklyn [Coney Island Avenue]
circa 2010

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Waters, Ray

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 1 gelatin silver print, 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 in., mounted, of Bernard M. Baruch sitting on his favorite Central Park Bench, as a boy reads the plaque dedicating the bench to Baruch. A "Daily News" clipping of the published photograph is mounted to the verso.
1958

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Wright, Paula

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 14 gelatin silver prints, 11 x 14 in. and smaller. Portraits of children, pets, Albert Einstein (1946), and a self portrait. Other photographs include cows moving across the Hungarian countryside, Mexican men gathered on a stoop, and elderly farmer and his wife in the Adirondack Mountains. All are signed or initialed.
1940-1969
Box: 6 2 gelatin silver prints, 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 in., mounted, of New York street life. One portrays children playing street games in Harlem; the other portrays a barefoot man sleeping on a bench, covered with a newspaper with World War II headlines. Both are signed and dated by the photographer.
1944
Box: 2 15 color slides, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in., of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair including lights, people, structures and fountains.
1964-1965

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Wyatt, John

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 6 3 black and white prints of tattoo artist Thom de Vita and his clients at his studio at 326 East 4th Street.
1976

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Yankus, Marc

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 10 San Remo (pigment print)
2008
Box: 10 PK [snowy rooftops] (pigment print)
2011

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Zimbel, George (1929-)

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 4 "A Day in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, 1968" (12 photos)
1968

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Unidentified

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 10 Images include architectural ornaments, birds on tree, motorcycles, beach with view of Statue of Liberty, trash on beach, elevated subway station with rooftops, mowing lawn in Central Park, aerial view of parade, and others
Box: 10 Images include World Trade Center; Flushing, Queens; cable cars to Roosevelt Island; boats on the East River; High Bridge; South Street Seaport Museum; New York Botanical Garden; excavation site; aerial view of Manhattan; jockey in horse race; Bi-centennial Tall Ships Parade?; street scene with Hispanics; trash; Central Park; water tanks; beach scenes; and others
circa 1970's - 1990's

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