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Guide to the
Richard H. Lawrence Photographs
circa 1885-1889

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 15, 2020
Finding aid written in English

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lawrence, Richard Hoe
Title: Richard H. Lawrence photographs
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1885-1889
Abstract: Copy negatives and modern prints of photographs taken by Richard Hoe Lawrence (1858–1936) of the slum conditions on Manhattan's Lower East Side at the end of the 19th century. Social reformer Jacob A. Riis used a number of Lawrence's images in his lectures on "The Other Half." In addition to general street scenes and Coney Island outings, the collection includes views of early baseball games at the Polo Grounds, the aftermath of the Blizzard of 1888, and the celebrations marking the 1889 centennial of George Washington's first inauguration.
Quantity: 1 box(es)
Language: English is used on documents in the collection.
Call Phrase: PR-032