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Guide to the John Illo Photograph Collection
circa 1934-1950s
 PR 358

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Descriptive Summary

Creator - Photographer: Illo, John, 1926-
Title: John Illo photograph collection
Dates: circa 1934-1950s
Abstract: 118 photographs taken by John Illo (b. 1926), mostly of ships and tugboats in New York Harbor (with 12 not by him of the wrecked ocean liner Morro Castle near Asbury Park, New Jersey, around 1934). Includes views of Manhattan landmarks like the Chrysler Building and McSorley's Old Ale House, and “characters” encountered on the streets of the city, like a three-card monte dealer, homeless men asleep, gentlemen riding the subway, and a man fishing treasure from a sidewalk grate.
Quantity: 0.209 Linear feet (1 box)
Call Phrase: PR 358