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Guide to the
New-York Historical Society Portrait Collection
circa 1640-2020 (bulk, 1800-1950)
 PR 52

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by committee, 2003; finding aid migrated by Joseph Ditta, 2020.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 06, 2021
Finding aid written in English

Container List

Series II. Groups

Arrangement

"Series II. Groups" is divided in four subseries:

Subseries II.A.
 Groups: Small Format
Subseries II.B.
 Groups: Medium Format
Subseries II.C.
 Groups: Large Format
Subseries II.D.
 Groups: Oversize Format

Subseries II.A. Groups: Small Format

Container 1     Title Date
Box: G1 Clubs and Organizations

Scope and Contents

Artist's Fellowship
Army Relief Fair, Albany, 1864
National, general
New York City general
New York State general

Box: G1 Commercial Activities

Scope and Contents

Groundbreaking (including Donald Trump)
I.R.T. Company
Laborers
National, general
New York City, general
New York Daily News--Party for Managing Editor Robert Shand, 1956
New York State, general

Box: G1 Education

Scope and Contents

National, general
New York City, general

Box: G2 Entertainment

Scope and Contents

New York City, general
Poets and writers
Sports (2 folders)

Box: G2 Health and Safety

Scope and Contents

Firemen
Medicine--nurses
Policemen

Box: G2 Military

Scope and Contents

Civil War
....Officers of the Confederacy
....Officers of the Union
National, general (2 folders)
Naval
New York State
....General
....22nd Regiment of Infantry and Engineers (2 folders)

Box: G3 Military (continued)

Scope and Contents

New York State (continued)
....National Guard
........7th Regiment (8 folders)
........7th Regiment

Box: G4 Politics and Government

Scope and Contents

Chinese & Japanese Ambassadors, 1860s
National, general
New York City, general
New York State, general
Presidents of the U.S. and First Ladies

Box: G4 Religion

Scope and Contents

National, general
New York City, general
New York State, general

Box: G4 Other

Subseries II.B. Groups: Medium Format

Container 1     Title Date
Drawer: Medium Clubs and Organizations

Scope and Contents

Athletic Clubs general
Fraternal Organizations
....Free & Accepted Masons, Rockland Lodge, Fellowcraft Team, 1923 [Gift of Helen Polychronos, 1999]
....Chinese-American: Alpha Lambda Winter Reunion Dance, 1950, and F.F. Fraternity Winter Reunion (with I.M. Pei), 1948 [Gift of Genevieve (Gene) Young, 2014]
Historical and Literary Clubs general
Hotel Associations
....Hotel Association of New York City
....International general
....NYC and national general
Patriotic Clubs general
....Society of the Cincinnati
Professional Organizations general
....National Academy of Design
....Society of Engineers
Social Clubs
....Blizzard of 1888 Men (NYC)
....Bronx
....General
....New York City
....Old Friends Club (NYC)
....Partridge Club of NY (NYC)
....Tavern Club (NYC)

Drawer: Medium Commercial Activities

Scope and Contents

Businesses general
....American Surety Company/New York Casualty Company banquet (1939) [Gift of Francine Nardone, September 2018]
....Laborers general
....Newspaper employees general

Drawer: Medium Educational

Scope and Contents

National schools – general
New Jersey Schools - general
New York City Private Schools
....Charlier Institute
....General
New York City Public Schools
New York State schools – general
Universities
....Columbia University
....New York University
....Princeton University
....Yale University

Drawer: Medium Entertainment

Scope and Contents

Artists
Dinners
Muscians
Parties

Drawer: Medium Health and Safety

Scope and Contents

Fire Companies
Medicine
Police
Science

Drawer: Medium Military

Scope and Contents

Civil War
Dedication of monuments
Loyal Legion
National Guard
....General
....New York State general
........Seventh Regiment
............Camp Life
............Celebrations
............Civil War
............General
............Mexican Border troubles, 1916
............Parades
............"Reminiscences of the 7th Regiment" (series of photographs taken by J. Gurney, 1872)
............Spanish American War
........165th Infantry (Old 69th New York), Company A
............Company photo at Camp Mills (ca. 1917/WWI); Reunion at Cunningham's (April 22, 1922)
........245th Coast Artillery
Naval
Reunions
Spanish American War
Veterans
World War I
World War II

Drawer: Medium Politics and Government

Scope and Contents

Abolitionists
Committee to Receive Japanese Citizens (NYC)
Composite Portraits of Presidents of the U.S. before 1850
Composite Portraits of Presidents of the U.S. after 1850
International committees and organizations
Jurors
National government (2 folders)
New York City government
New York State government
....General
....New York State Legislature of 1798 composite portraits

Drawer: Medium Religion

Scope and Contents

American Christian Union
Dutch Reformed
Episcopal
General
Methodist

Drawer: Medium Other

Subseries II.C. Groups: Large Format

Container 1     Title Date
Drawer: Large Clubs and Organizations

Scope and Contents

Hotel Association of New York City
Hotel Associations general (2 folders)
Patriotic Clubs
....General
....Sons of the Revolution, New York State
Social Clubs
....79th Annual Session of the Imperial Council, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Shriners), Medinah Oriental Band and Chanters, New York, July 1953 (panoramic photo). [Gift, January 2019, Evanston (Ill.) History Center] (separate folder)
....Schnorer Club, 1894 (separate folder)
....Saint Nicholas Society PAAS festival, Delmonico's, 1906 (separate folder)
....Canadian Society of NY, Delmonico's, 1910 (separate folder)
....NY Southern Society, Waldorf Astoria, 1909 (separate folder)
....Fraternal Order of Eagles, NY Aerie #40, Delmonico's, 1906 (separate folder)
....Dinner tendered F.C. wagner by Kane Lodge, Delmonico's, 1908 (separate folder)
....Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Delmonico's, 1908 (separate folder)

Drawer: Large Commercial Activities

Scope and Contents

General
Journalists
Lawyers

Drawer: Large Education

Scope and Contents

General
Harvard University
New York University

Drawer: Large Entertainment
Drawer: Large Health and Safety

Scope and Contents

Fire
Police
Science

Drawer: Large Military

Scope and Contents

General
Lafayette Post #140, New York State, Grand Army of the Republic
Loyal Legion
National Guard
....Squadron A, New York State National Guard
....Seventh Regiment, New York State National Guard
........General
........Parades
........Veterans
U.S. Army Base Hospital 37
Naval
World War I

Drawer: Large Politics and Government

Scope and Contents

Foreign governments
National
....Composite Portraits of U.S. Presidents, 19th century
....Composite Portraits of U.S. Presidents, 20th century
....General
New York City
....Progress Republican Club, annual outing, 1920 (panoramic photo)
New York State
Supreme Court Justices

Drawer: Large Religion
Drawer: Large Other

Subseries II.D. Groups: Oversize Format

Container 1     Title Date
Drawer: Oversize Clubs and Organizations

Scope and Contents

Hotel Associations
....National
....New York City
Professional Organizations
....Lawyers
....N-YHS Meeting
Other

Drawer: Oversize Commercial Activities

Scope and Contents

Newspapers

Drawer: Oversize Entertainment

Scope and Contents

Dinners
Writers

Drawer: Oversize Health and Safety

Scope and Contents

Fire companies

Drawer: Oversize Military

Scope and Contents

General
Army of the Potomac, 1891
Naval
7th Regiment, New York State National Guard

Drawer: Oversize Politics and Government

Scope and Contents

New York State Electoral College
Postmasters General
Suffragettes
U.S. Presidents
U.S. Senate (2 folders)

Drawer: Oversize Religion

Scope and Contents

Methodists

Drawer: Oversize Other

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