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Guide to the Bob Edelson Photographs
1970s-1980s
 PR 359

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 17, 2018 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Folder: FF 1 22 x 30 SoHo (one poster)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes b&w street view in SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Signage visible for landmark status, The Second Coming department store, M-13 Gallery, Condesco Lawler Gallery, and Ariel Gallery.

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Folder: FF 1 20 x 30 photographs (2)

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Includes two color chromogenic prints: front of Manhattan Bistro (customers at window tables) and customers at sidewalk tables at Cafe Colonial (by mural based on Seurat's Le Grande Jatte).

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Folder: FF 1 14 x 20 photographs (12)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes twelve color chromogenic prints: mural featuring Clorox bleach and saying "Mono-cultures Dye Out"; front of Vesuvio Bakery, 160 Prince Street (bread in window); front of La Jumelle bar/bistro, 55 Grand Street; street view at corner of Prince and Thompson (signage for Rocks in Your Head, Caffe Borgia II, Untitled, etc.); front of Dean & Deluca (with pedestrian traffic); front of Lucky Strike restaurant/bar, 59 Grand Street; Manhattan Brewing Company (parked motorcycles); corner of Prince and Mercer (Fanelli Cafe signage and adjacent brick wall); Borgia II Cafe (with customers at sidewalk tables); street view, Broome Street, including building housing Ariel Gallery; coffee and tea retailers (Porto Rico Importing Co); building housing Szoke Gallery (man on front steps). The size of some of the photos varies somewhat from 14x20.

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Folder: FF 1 15 x 16 photograph (1)

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Includes one color chromogenic prints: doorway and mural at 49 Grand Street.

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Folder: FF 1 11 x 16 photograph (1)

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Includes one color chromogenic prints: front of Ear Inn (326 Spring Street).

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Box: 1 Folder : 1 11 x 14 photographs (22)

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22 b&w gelatin silver prints with identifiable signage or other identifiers including, among others: Loew Ave. Beef Co.; Trash and Vaudeville store; Village Cigars; Arthur's Tavern (corner of 7th Ave. South and Grove Street); Crazy Fantasy XXX Video; Evolution; Savoy; La Dolce Vita (sidewalk tables); Bubby's (sidewalk tables); chess players (Washington Square Park?); shoe repair; Chatterbox laundromat; Taylor's bakery; Dalton Coffee Ltd. and Chung's Flower; fountain and arch in Washington Square Park; Raoul's.

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Box: 1 Folder : 2 8 x 10 photographs (4)

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Includes four b&w gelatin silver prints: Jerry's restaurant (101 Prince Street); The Bottom Line cabaret theater (corner Bleecker and Mercer Streets); CBGB punk music venue (315 Bowery); graffiti with police brutality theme.

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Box: 1 Folder : 3 5 x 7 photographs (13)

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Includes thirteen gelatin silver prints: Blue Note jazz club (131 West 3rd Street); Sullivan Street Playhouse, showing "The Fantasticks" (181 Sullivan Street); The Noho Star (330 Lafayette Street); Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street); Americana West; Time Cafe and Fez Under Time Cafe (380 Lafayette Street); Parisi Bakery (198 Mott Street); New Deal restaurant; four other unidentified locations.

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