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Guide to the J. S. Johnston Photographs
circa 1890-1899

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis (February 2003); migrated to ArchivesSpace by Joseph Ditta (July 2020)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 24, 2020
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Johnston, J. S. (John S.), approximately 1839-1899
Title: J. S. Johnston photographs
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1890-1899
Abstract: Collection of photographs taken circa 1890-1899 by J.S Johnston, including original glass negatives and modern gelatin silver photographic prints. The photographs are pleasant pictorial depictions of New York City landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Union Square, and Castle Garden, as well as of Niagara Falls, Boston landmarks, the Hudson River valley, Puerto Rico, Montreal, and Quebec. There are also some images of shipping, and of Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody) and his Wild West show. All negatives and photographs bear Johnston's handwritten captions and numbers, and most are dated. Photographic prints in this collection were printed in the 1960s and 1970s from oversize vintage glass negatives that were later destroyed. Online version.
Quantity: 2.75 Linear feet in 5 boxes. 76 b&w glass negatives (8 x 10 in.); 6 b&w glass negatives (5 x 8 in.); 8 gelatin silver prints (11 x 14 in.).
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: PR-219