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Guide to the Norman Weisberg Photographs
1980s
 PR 179

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 28, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Weisberg, Norman, approximately 1930-
Title: Norman Weisberg photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1980s
Abstract: Twelve panoramic photographs dating from the 1980s, all but one in color, taken by New York photographer Norman Weisberg (born circa 1930). The photographs include sweeping views from the Empire State Building and the "Top of the Rock" observation deck of Rockefeller Center, and panoramas focused on particular sites including Shea Stadium, Fulton Fish Market, Ellis Island, and the World Trade Center.
Quantity: 4 Linear feet in 2 boxes and 1 flat file
Call Phrase: PR 179

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Biographical / Historical

Norman Weisberg, born circa 1930, is a panoramic photographer and publisher now living on Long Island, N.Y. He was editor of the photographic journal "The Panoramic Eye." In creating his images, Weisberg employed a globuscope, a spring loaded camera which exposes the film on a continuous roll, thereby creating images that begin and end with the same reference point.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of twelve panoramic prints, each of which is listed in the container list. Generally, the photographs include sweeping views from the Empire State Building and the "Top of the Rock" observation deck of Rockefeller Center, and panoramas focused on particular sites including inside Shea Stadium during the New York Mets' World Series championship year of 1986, Fulton Fish Market, Ellis Island, and the World Trade Center.

All the photos date from the 1980s. All but that of the Fulton Fish Market are in color. The size of the prints varies from about 65 inches in length to about 15 inches in length.

Arrangement

The photographs are listed in the container list roughly in order of their date of donation.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Cityscapes (representations)
  • Panoramas (visual works)

Subject Organizations

  • Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Shea Stadium (New York, N.Y.)

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Available by advance appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at printroom@nyhistory.org.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day. 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 the Norman Weisberg Photographs (PR 179), Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the photographer, Norman Weisberg, in 2001, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Processing Information

The two photographs in boxes 1 and 2, donated in 2001, were processed by Holly Hinman in August 2002. The photographs in the flat file folder, donated in 2018-20, were processed in February 2020 by archivist Larry Weimer.

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 September to Remember at Shea Stadium

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Panorama of field and stands from above home plate

1986
Box: 2 From the Rooftop of Rockefeller Center
circa 1985
Folder: FF-1 Ellis Island
1983
Folder: FF-1 #12. River to River Series

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Panoramic view from Empire State Building

1983 Summer
Folder: FF-1 Fulton Fish Market
1986
Folder: FF-1 #14.Top of the Rock

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View from Rockefeller Center observation deck.

1983 October
Folder: FF-1 #4. Triangle

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Panoramic southerly view from Top of the Rock

1980s
Folder: FF-1 #16. Empire State Building

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Panoramic northerly view

1983
Folder: FF-1 #4. New York City

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Appears to be Times Square

1985
Folder: FF-1 World Trade Center
1986
Folder: FF-1 View from Empire State Building (northerly)
1983
Folder: FF-1 View up exterior of lower Manhattan building
1980s

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