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Guide to the Stephen Harmon Photographs
1942, 1968-2017
 PR 362

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 27, 2021
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Container List

Series D.VIII. Various Other Subjects, 1970s-2017. 54.5 Megabytes (211 digital images in JPG format)

Scope and Contents

The series includes digital photographs that do not necessarily fit neatly into the other series. These include photos from outside New York City; still lifes of objects; details of cars, carriages and other vehicles; food cart close-ups; miscellaneous signage; particular artworks in museums; images of buildings, people, and other scenes that tend more to the stylized rather than documentary, such as views taken through rain-drizzled windows; and other varied images. The series and the specific photos to place in it was established by the processing archivist.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in chronological order by the date of the photographs.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Digital Folder: 20130127 Digital File : 1_01-11, 2 emails Dan Miller's General Store and Pollock-Krasner House (11 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Includes seven photos of the general store in Springs, East Hampton, Long Island (1970s?); three of the studio floor with trace remainders of Jackson Pollock's work and one of the house kitchen.

1970s?, 1995
Digital Folder: 20160716 Digital File : 1_1, email Bungalow Bar ice cream truck (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1978
Digital Folder: 20170127 Digital File : 1_1, email Gumball machines (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1978
Digital Folder: 20170524 Digital File : 1_1, email "Saturday Morning Astronauts" [women under hair dryers at beauty salon] (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

House of George salon, Upper West Side, West End Avenue and 72nd Street

circa 1978
Digital Folder: 20170718 Digital File : 2_1, email Product advertisement signage (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Signs in window for Dentyne gum, Coca-Cola and cigarettes.

circa 1980
Digital Folder: 20160108 Digital File : 1_1, email Winter oil delivery on West End Avenue (1 photo + 1 email)
1980s
Digital Folder: 20170416 Digital File : 1_1, 1 email Automat. Detail of control panel (1 photo + 1 email)
1980s
Digital Folder: 20170420 Digital File : 1_1, 1 email Traffic and pedestrian signage. Columbus Avenue and West 77th Street (1 photo + 1 email)
1980s
Digital Folder: 20170227 Digital File : 2_1, email Seltzer truck (1 photos + 1 email)
1980s?
Digital Folder: 20160715 Digital File : 2_1, email Checker Cab (1 photo + 1 email)
1982 August
Digital Folder: 20170613 Digital File : 1_1, email Stacks of Sunday New York Times (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1982
Digital Folder: 20160714 Digital File : 4_1, email Stadium cigarette advertisement (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

"Jumbotron" screen over stadium bleachers, possibly at Shea Stadium, with advertising.

1983 November
Digital Folder: 20160803 Digital File : 5_1, email Cars in Shea Stadium parking lot (1 photo + 1 email)
1983 November
Digital Folder: 20170126 Digital File : 3_1, email Napeague, Long Island. Lobster Roll Restaurant (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1990
Digital Folder: 20170126 Digital File : 1_1, email U.S. President Bill Clinton playing saxophone at the Inaugural Ball, Union Station, Washington, DC (1 photo + 1 email)
1993 January
Digital Folder: 20170929 Digital File : 1_1, email Newspaper vending machine (1 photo + 1 email)

Processing Information

Machine displays the New York Post with headline "Rapist slays jogger."

1994 September
Digital Folder: 20171020 Digital File : 4_1, email Yellow taxi cab with signage of fares (1 photo + 1 email)
1996 November
Digital Folder: 20171002 Digital File : 3_1, email Yellow taxi cab, through rain-drizzled glass (1 photo + 1 email)
1997 April
Digital Folder: 20171002 Digital File : 2_1, email "Wanted Dead Not Alive: Bin Laden" flyer taped to car (1 photo + 1 email)
2001 November
Digital Folder: 20170511 Digital File : 2_1, email Mounted policeman in SoHo on West Broadway (1 photo + 1 email)
2006 January
Digital Folder: 20170510 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Morning traffic on the Long Island Expressway in Queens (2 photos + 1 email)
2006 September 20
Digital Folder: 20170514 Digital File : 3_1-2, email Horse-drawn carriages (2 photos + 1 email)
October 2006
Digital Folder: 20170515 Digital File : 1_1-2, 2 emails Chrysler Building elevators (2 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Includes: 1) detail of art deco design on elevator door (October 2006); 2) view of elevator bank with women janitorial workers (May 2007).

2006-2007
Digital Folder: 20170521 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side parking garage fee signage (1 photo + 1 email)
2007 April
Digital Folder: 20170619 Digital File : 3_1-2, email Food carts on Broadway near Wall Street (2 photos + 1 email)
2011 April
Digital Folder: 20170620 Digital File : 5_1, email Cell phone street vendor cart (1 photo + 1 email)
2013 April
Digital Folder: 20170620 Digital File : 6_1-3, email Food carts at Metropolitan Museum of Art (3 photos + 1 email)
2014 April
Digital Folder: 20170703 Digital File : 2_1-5, email Flock of Canadian geese flying over Manhattan east side (5 photos + 1 email)
2014 August
Digital Folder: 20151004 Digital File : 1_01-29, email Rain drizzled images (29 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Includes views through rain-drizzled glass of Flatiron Building, Washington Square Arch, Chinatown and Little Italy storefronts, building exteriors, street scenes.

2015 October
Digital Folder: 20151203 Digital File : 1_1-4, email Still lifes of seltzer bottles (4 photos + 1 email)
2015
Digital Folder: 20160303 Digital File : 2_01-14, email Guggenheim Museum, interior (14 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

The photos center primarily on views of patrons on the spiral ramp and gallery alcoves from across the atrium or from higher levels.

2016 March?
Digital Folder: 20160723 Digital File : 1_1, email Berkshire Bank in Hudson, NY (1 photo + 1 email)
2016 July 22
Digital Folder: 20160826 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Visitors at Stuart Davis works at Whitney Museum (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Play on viewers' clothing in relation to artworks.

2016 August
Digital Folder: 20161019 Digital File : 1_01-13, email New York State Court of Appeals, Albany (13 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Mostly interiors, two exterior details.

2016 October 14
Digital Folder: 20161020 Digital File : 1_01-20, 2 emails Saratoga Springs & Racetrack (20 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

9 photos of racetrack taken off-season (no people) and 11 photos of mansions on North Broadway.

2016 October
Digital Folder: 20170114 Digital File : 3_1-7, 2 emails Horse-drawn carriages (7 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

In and around Central Park, and in street traffic beyond the Park.

undated
Digital Folder: 20170324 Digital File : 2_1, email Docent using IPAD at Morgan Library Museum (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 March 19
Digital Folder: 20170404 Digital File : 1_01-38, email Rain drizzled images of Riverside Drive (38 photos + 1 email)
2017 April
Digital Folder: 20170408 Digital File : 1_01-21, email Guggenheim Museum, interior (21 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Views of patrons and guards framed by the building's interior spiral architecture, artworks, self-portrait.

2017 April
Digital Folder: 20170605 Digital File : 1_1, email Bird roadkill on two-lane highway shoulder (1 photo +1 email)
undated
Digital Folder: 20170629 Digital File : 1_1, email Child viewing art at the Cleveland Museum (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 June 25
Digital Folder: 20170707 Digital File : 1_1, email Bus taking passengers on 5th Avenue at 53rd Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 July 7
Digital Folder: 20170727 Digital File : 1_1, email Phone booths (1 photo + 1 email)
undated
Digital Folder: 20170818 Digital File : 1_1-6, email Rain drizzled images of Upper West Side, 75th Street and Broadway (6 photos + 1 email)
2017 August 18
Digital Folder: 20171024 Digital File : 1_1, email Bethel, NY. Max Yasgur's barn (1 photo + 1 email)
undated
Digital Folder: 20171030 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Fire engine (2 photos + 1 email)
2017 September

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