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Guide to the Richard M. Pieronek Photographic Slides of New York City
1950s-1976
 PR 327

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Biographical/Historical Note

Richard M. Pieronek (1926-2002) was born in Hamtramck, Michigan. He was a World War II veteran and a 1951 graduate of the University of Detroit. He worked for over fifty years as a photographer in the Hamtramck-based family business, Pieronek Studios, which was founded by his father, Paul. Richard Pieronek traveled widely in the United States, including on multiple occasions to New York City. Among these trips was one in 1976 in which Pieronek vacationed with his family in connection with the Bicentennial celebrations.

(The above note is based principally on Pieronek's obituary in the on-line version of the Grosse Point News of 29 November 2002 and the donor's covering letter of 13 March 2017 with the gift.)