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

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


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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 27, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harmon, Stephen F., 1943-
Title: Stephen Harmon photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1942, 1968-2017
Abstract: The collection includes over 3200 color photographs, primarily in digital form, taken by photographer Stephen Harmon (1943-) of New York City's buildings from brownstones to skyscrapers, storefronts, parks, people, and street life in the 1970s-2017. Especially well-represented in the collection are images of Times Square of the 1970s, Manhattan's Upper West Side, Central Park, Greenwich Village, the New York subway transit system and the passengers who ride the city's trains, and the city's street life from quiet side streets to traffic and pedestrian congested avenues. Additional images will continue to be added to the collection.
Quantity: 753 Megabytes (3009 digital images in JPG format)
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet in 1 flat box and 1 flat file folder
Language: The collection is primarily photographic, but text content is generally English.
Call Phrase: PR 362

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Biographical / Historical

Stephen F. (Steve) Harmon is a now-retired attorney formerly of the Manhattan law firm Troutman Sanders and, most relevant for this collection, a lifelong photographer. Harmon was born in Brooklyn in 1943 and grew up in Queens. He graduated in 1964 with a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York and in 1967 with a LL.B from Brooklyn Law School. After residing for a time on Long Island, Harmon moved with his family back to New York City in 1978, living on the Upper West Side where he still resides with his wife, Cynthia. By the early 1980s, Harmon was a member of the SoHo Photo Gallery and exhibiting his work there and at other venues. His work is held by the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York Public Library, and other cultural and corporate collections in addition to the New-York Historical Society.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes color photographs of New York City, primarily in digital format, taken by Stephen Harmon in the 1970s to 2017. (Many photographs in digital formats from this time period and later remain unprocessed, and will be added to the finding aid over time.) The photographs tend to center on either the built environment of the city or the people who interact with the city and its built environment on a daily basis, though there is overlap between these categories. A particularly good example of this overlap in the collection is the series of "subway life" photographs, which include images of New York City's subway trains, stations, and the passengers who use them, often as an essential element of their urban lives and livelihoods.

Harmon's earliest photographs date from the 1970s-1980s and include images of Times Square, the World Trade Center, and people and fashions of the time. The latest photographs date into the 2010s, and include the Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the Gay Pride Parade of 2015, and many others. Ranging across these decades, and especially well-represented in the photographs, are images of Manhattan's Upper West Side, Central Park, and Greenwich Village, as well as many other areas of New York City. Manhattan predominates the collection, but Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx also appear.

Harmon transmitted the digital photographs, which comprise the bulk of the collection, via email over a period of 8 years, from his RCN webmail account to a New-York Historical Society Gmail account. The digital photographs are in JPG format, both born-digital and digitized by Harmon from original physical formats. Digital photographs were either attached to or embedded in his email messages and downloaded individually to local storage. Harmon's emails often included essential context for the digital photos that frequently went well beyond basic facts like date or building name to include backstory, commentary about the subject, humorous captioning, artistic intent and focus, and other deeper context. Accordingly, with only a few exceptions, the contextual emails were saved as PDFs and are included in the collection with the digital photographs.

Arrangement

ORGANIZATION OF THE FINDING AID

For the purpose of presentation in this finding aid, the collection is described in nine series. The first eight series, designated with the prefix "D," are digital content and are organized broadly by topics that generally, and at points explicitly, follow Stephen Harmon's categorizations. The tenth series, designated with the prefix "P," includes photographic prints of various forms and subjects.

Series D.I. "Old Times Square" (1980s-1990s)

Series D.II. New York City Buildings, Parks and Other Cityscapes, prior to 2002 (1970s-2001)

Series D.III. New York City Buildings, Parks and Other Cityscapes, 2002 and later (2002-2017)

Series D.IV. "Street Portraits" (circa 1978-1988)

Series D.V. New York City "Street Show" (1995-2017)

Series D.VI. Subway Life (1980s-2017)

Series D.VII. Events (1968-2017)

Series D.VIII. Various Other Subjects (1970s-2017)

Series P.I. Photographic Prints (1942, 1970s-2011)

ORGANIZATION OF THE DIGITAL FILES

The digital files reflected in this finding aid were received by N-YHS in over 525 emails sent over the course of several years, from 2012-2017. Further, over 1000 emails and other transmissions received later have not yet been processed and will be added to the finding aid in the future. In part for this reason, the digital files are named, organized and stored in a chronological order (generally using date received) and not in accordance with the above series. For patrons requesting and receiving specific files, this difference will not matter. However, it will matter for patrons working more generally or with the entirety of the collection as they will need to use the chronological "digital folder" identifier, which uses a YYYYMMDD format, from the finding aid to navigate through the collection to locate specific images. The N-YHS Reference Librarian can provide any further guidance as needed.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Color photographs.
  • Digital file formats.
  • Photographic prints.

Subject Organizations

  • World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001)

Subject Topics

  • Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs.
  • Parks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs.
  • Street life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs.
  • Subways -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs.

Subject Places

  • Central Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Photographs.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Photographs.
  • Times Square (New York, N.Y.) -- Photographs.
  • Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) -- Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers in N-YHS's Reading Room by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at printroom@nyhistory.org.

The digital files can be made available on-line for viewing only. To arrange to receive a link to the desired photographs, contact the Print Room Librarian at printroom@nyhistory.org.

Use Restrictions

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff. 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: www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions.

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: Stephen Harmon photographs, PR 362, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the photographer, Stephen Harmon, at various times, primarily beginning in 2012 and continuing. Harmon's earliest gift was a set of eight photographic prints donated in 1983.

Processing Information

The processing of Harmon's digital photographs have a complicated history. From 2012-July 2017, about 2900 photos were received from Harmon in about 450 emails directed to the curator of photographs' N-YHS Gmail account. A few of these, mostly from 2013, were downloaded to an N-YHS server, while the others remained in Gmail. In June 2017, a new Gmail account was created by N-YHS and all emails from 2012 and 2014-July 2017 were forwarded by the curator to this new account. From that account, in June-July 2017, intern Anna Baccaglini downloaded the photos and made PDFs of the emails, saving them to N-YHS's server. No further processing was done at that time. Harmon continued to send emails to the curator, who forwarded them to the new Gmail account. This continued until February 2020 when a new delivery mechanism was implemented.

In late 2020, processing of the digital files began on a piecemeal basis and is continuing. As of February 2021, processing was completed for emails/files received through October 2017, which included those previously downloaded by Anna Baccaglini and some additional files. These were organized and described by archivist Larry Weimer in this finding aid and transferred to permanent digital storage by digital archivist Margo Padilla. As additional files are processed this finding aid will be updated.

As a general matter, processing of the individual emails/images received from Harmon included the following steps: Downloading of the photographs from each email to storage; saving the emails as PDFs; changing default camera-generated filenames to filenames that maintained the relationship between the photographs and their related, contextualizing email; and describing each email/photos (or related set of emails/photos) within the appropriate series of the finding aid, with a digital identifier for access. Duplicate images were removed.

Accruals

This finding aid includes the photographs that have been processed to date by N-YHS. Many digital files have not yet been processed and this finding aid will be updated as that occurs over time. In addition, the collection continues to receive new accessions from the photographer.

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Container List

Series D.I. "Old Times Square", 1980s-1990s. 7.8 Megabytes (133 digital images in JPG format)

Scope and Contents

The series includes 133 images (transmitted in 1 email, which is also in the series) of Times Square taken in the 1980s to the mid 1990s. The title of the series comes from the subject line of Harmon's email.

Most of the photographs depict the sex-themed entertainment orientation of the area during that period. These scenes include movie theater marquees and entrances featuring "XXX" erotic films and street level storefront signage for peep shows, burlesque, video stores, and other adult entertainment.

The photographs also include images of other businesses in the area, including bars and lounges, hot dog and pretzel carts, retail storefronts, and restaurants, including Howard Johnson's and the Blarney Stone. The photographs are almost all of exteriors, with some interior lobby areas of movie theaters. Two photographs were taken inside the Colony Record Shop, which closed in 2012 after 64 years of business. Broader views of the area include large billboards and cars and traffic.

The photos are jpegs. The email was saved as a PDF. Photographic prints from the photographer of many of these images are also found in Series P.1.

Arrangement

The photographs were received in one email and so are held in one digital folder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Digital Folder: 20121002 Digital File : 1_001-133, email Times Square (133 photos + 1 email)
1980s-1990s

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Series D.II. New York City Buildings, Parks and Other Cityscapes (prior to 2002), 1970s-2001. 64.5 Megabytes (165 digital images in JPG format)

Scope and Contents

The series includes photographs of New York City buildings, storefronts and street views, primarily of Manhattan's Upper West Side. Also prominent in the series are over 60 photographs of the World Trade Center taken from various angles and distances over the years. The destruction of the Twin Towers in the attacks of 9/11 provides the chronological demarcation between this series and the next, and this series ends with two views of the burning towers taken from the 69th floor of the Chrysler Building. The series also holds several images of the East Village and SoHo areas of the 1980s-1990s, often emphasizing the graffiti and gritty feel of the areas before their gentrification in the early twentieth century. The specific scope of the series and the determination of which photos to include in it was made by the processing archivist.

Arrangement

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

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Digital Folder: 20151209 Digital File : 1_1-9, email World Trade Center / Twin Towers (9 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Various views taken over time and from various angles and areas of the city.

1970s-1990s
Digital Folder: 20170714 Digital File : 1_01-34, email World Trade Center / Twin Towers (34 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Various views taken over time and from various angles and areas of the city.

1970s-1990s
Digital Folder: 20171002 Digital File : 1_1-2, 2 emails World Trade Center / Twin Towers (2 photos + 2 emails)
1980s
Digital Folder: 20160717 Digital File : 2_1, email Midtown. 6th Avenue storefronts (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1975
Digital Folder: 20160714 Digital File : 1_1, email Forest Hills Tennis Club (1 photo + 1 email)
1977 September
Digital Folder: 20160715 Digital File : 3_1-2, email Various (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

1) Greenwich Village. 6th Avenue at Waverly showing Waverly Theatre marquee and storefronts, January 1983. 2) Upper West Side. Interior, slicing lox at counter at Zabar's, June 1980.

1978-1983
Digital Folder: 20170224 Digital File : 2_1-2, 2 emails Upper West Side (2 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) Upper West Side. Women on benches at Broadway and 75th Street, June 1982. 2) Upper West Side. Manufacturer's Hanover Trust bank entrance on northwest corner of 72nd Street and Broadway, October 1978. (Dates given in email. Duplicate images deleted from folder 20160715.)

1978, 1982
Digital Folder: 20170728 Digital File : 2_1, email 79th Street Boat Basin (1 photo + 1 email)
1978 November
Digital Folder: 20170903 Digital File : 2_1-2, email Upper West Side deli/produce shop window displays (2 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978
Digital Folder: 20170106 Digital File : 2_1, email Upper West Side. Chatsworth (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1979
Digital Folder: 20170227 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Riverside Park; Dakota (3 photos + 1 email)
circa 1979
Digital Folder: 20170314 Digital File : 1_1, email 42nd Street and 8th Avenue subway entrance (1 photo + 1 email)
1970s
Digital Folder: 20170311 Digital File : 1_1-4, email Upper West Side storefronts (4 photos + 1 email)

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1) Silver Palate on Columbus Avenue and 73rd; 2) P&G Café/Bar & Grill on Amsterdam Avenue and 73rd Street; 3) Big Nick hamburger joint on Broadway around 76th Street; and 4) Grossinger's Uptown Bake Shop.

circa 1979-1987
Digital Folder: 20170127 Digital File : 2_1, email SoHo. Foreplay Studios entrance (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1980
Digital Folder: 20170128 Digital File : 1_1, email East Village. East 10th Street doorway (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1980
Digital Folder: 20170302 Digital File : 2_1, email Upper West Side. Storefronts (1 photo + 1 email)

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South side of 72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue.

circa 1980
Digital Folder: 20170718 Digital File : 1_1, email Railroad yard, Manhattan west side, south of 72nd Street (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1980
Digital Folder: 20170728 Digital File : 7_1, email Upper West Side. Storefronts on West 72nd Street between West End Avenue and Broadway (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1980
Digital Folder: 20170811 Digital File : 2_1, email Upper West Side. West 72nd Street storefronts (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1980
Digital Folder: 20171024 Digital File : 3_1, email Upper West Side. Famous Dairy Restaurant (1 photo + 1 email)
1981
Digital Folder: 20160714 Digital File : 3_1, email New York County Supreme Court House (60 Centre Street) (1 photo + 1 email)
1982 April
Digital Folder: 20170718 Digital File : 3_1-2, 2 emails Midtown, 49th Street & 11th Avenue. Munson Diner & Checker taxi cab (2 photos + 2 emails)
1982 May
Digital Folder: 20160717 Digital File : 1_1, email Rocco's pastry shop on Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1982
Digital Folder: 20170108 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side, Amsterdam Avenue, Antonio's Barber Shop (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1982
Digital Folder: 20160803 Digital File : 3_1, email Upper West Side storefront (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

West side of Broadway at 78th Street, centered on Apthorp Laundramat.

circa 1982
Digital Folder: 20160803 Digital File : 6_1, email Upper West Side. Broadway and 72nd Street (1 photo + 1 email)
1983 January
Digital Folder: 20151219 Digital File : 2_1-4, email Upper West Side. Blizzard of 1983 (4 photos + 1 email)
1983 February
Digital Folder: 20170329 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. Blizzard of 1983 (1 photo + 1 email)
1983 February
Digital Folder: 20160318 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. West End Avenue, snow covered (1 photo + 1 email)
1983
Digital Folder: 20160803 Digital File : 7_1, email Upper West Side. Corner Book Store on West 72nd Street (1 photo + 1 email)
1983 April
Digital Folder: 20170728 Digital File : 1_1, email Gramercy Park (22nd Street) (1 photo + 1 email)
1983 May
Digital Folder: 20160812 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Upper West Side (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

1) 72nd Street subway station entrance with the Dorilton apartment building in the background on Amsterdam Avenue and 71st Street, December 1983. 2) 277 West End Avenue, December 1983.

1983
Digital Folder: 20170728 Digital File : 6_1, email Street under elevated rail tracks (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Location is uncertain but appears to be in the Bronx, alongside Yankee Stadium.

1984 May
Digital Folder: 20170106 Digital File : 1_1, email Pan Am Building (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1984
Digital Folder: 20170126 Digital File : 4_1, email Irving Place in the Gramercy Park area (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1985
Digital Folder: 20170310 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Upper West Side (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

1) Thalia theater front on 95th Street, 2) Johnny's book store front on Columbus Avenue around 86th Street, 3) Dorilton.

circa 1985
Digital Folder: 20170321 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. 72nd Street Station on rainy night (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1985
Digital Folder: 20170322 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. Food cart by Dakota (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1985
Digital Folder: 20170616 Digital File : 3_1, email SoHo graffiti (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1985
Digital Folder: 20170713 Digital File : 5_1-2, 2 emails Upper West Side. Storefronts, West 72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue (2 photos + 2 emails)
circa 1985
Digital Folder: 20170808 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. West End Avenue rowhouses (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1985
Digital Folder: 20170728 Digital File : 4_1-2, 2 emails Central Park skylines (2 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) View of Manhattan east side skyline from within Central Park; 2) Wollman Skating Rink with buildings rising above the Park.

1986-1987
Digital Folder: 20160322 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. Dublin House Bar (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1987
Digital Folder: 20170728 Digital File : 3_1, email East Village. St. Mark's Bar (1 photo + 1 email)
1988 March
Digital Folder: 20151221 Digital File : 1_1, email Midtown. Playlands storefront (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Broadway, in upper 40s.

1988 April
Digital Folder: 20170317 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. Amsterdam Video adult film store (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1988
Digital Folder: 20160321 Digital File : 1_1, email SoHo (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Unidentified grated building entrance.

1980s
Digital Folder: 20161009 Digital File : 1_1, email Greenwich Village. Christopher Street doorway (1 photo + 1 email)
1980s
Digital Folder: 20160716 Digital File : 2_1, email Wm. Harnick Florist on 6th Avenue and 38th Street (1 photo +1 email)
1980s
Digital Folder: 20160803 Digital File : 2_1, email Upper West Side. H&H Bagels/Ballet school (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Broadway at 81st Street.

1980s
Digital Folder: 20170302 Digital File : 1_1, email ATM (automated teller machine) on Broadway (1 photo + 1 email)
1980s
Digital Folder: 20170313 Digital File : 1_1-2, 2 emails Upper West Side. Broadway Barber Shop (2 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Exterior storefront and interior.

1980s
Digital Folder: 20170712 Digital File : 4_1, email Midtown. Mike's Barber Shop, 48th Street (1 photo + 1 email)
1980s
Digital Folder: 20160803 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Storefronts (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

1) Upper West Side. La Gran Esquina barber shop on Amsterdam Avenue at 82nd Street. 2) Greenwich Village. Newspapers, etc. store on Bleecker Street just west of 6th Avenue.

1980s?
Digital Folder: 20170712 Digital File : 3_1, email Canal Street storefronts (1 photo + 1 email)
1980s?
Digital Folder: 20160715 Digital File : 1_1, email United Video & Camera storefront (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1990
Digital Folder: 20170828 Digital File : 2_1, email Midtown. Skyline from Queens (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

View of skyline, with Empire State Building dominant, taken from 47th Avenue and 31st Street in Long Island City, which is in the foreground.

circa 1990
Digital Folder: 20171030 Digital File : 3_1, email SoHo. Spring and Green streets, shop/flower display (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1990
Digital Folder: 20151224 Digital File : 1_1, email SoHo. 112 Prince Street (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Image of trompe l'oeil mural created by the artist Richard Haas in 1974.

1991 July
Digital Folder: 20151228 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Broadway and 72nd Street, looking southeast.

1991 December
Digital Folder: 20170728 Digital File : 5_1, email SoHo. Corner of Wooster and Broome streets (1 photo + 1 email)
1992 December
Digital Folder: 20170929 Digital File : 3_1, email Lower Manhattan. Trinity Church (1 photo + 1 email)
1995 November
Digital Folder: 20170725 Digital File : 1_1-8, 6 emails Upper West Side (8 photos + 6 emails)

Scope and Contents

1,2) Beresford on Central Park West (CPW) and 81st Street; 3) Museum of Natural History entrance on CPW; 4) buildings on CPW; 5,6) Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway between 70th and 71st streets; 7) West 75th Street, with the San Remo towers 8)CPW at evening, looking north from about 76th Street.

1995 December
Digital Folder: 20170615 Digital File : 1_1, email Grand Central Station, 42nd Street entrance, interior (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1995
Digital Folder: 20170616 Digital File : 4_1, email Stage Deli (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1995
Digital Folder: 20171018 Digital File : 3_1, email Meatpacking district abandoned building (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1995
Digital Folder: 20170201 Digital File : 1_1, email 2nd Avenue Deli neon signage (1 photo + 1 email)
1996 March
Digital Folder: 20171020 Digital File : 3_1, email Hayden Planetarium (1 photo + 1 email)
1997 January
Digital Folder: 20171018 Digital File : 2_1, email Central Park. Bethesda Fountain in snow (1 photo + 1 email)
1997 January
Digital Folder: 20171023 Digital File : 1_1, email SoHo. Houston Street and Broadway (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

With building mural advertisement for DKNY.

1997 February
Digital Folder: 20171020 Digital File : 1_1, email Central Park South skyline from the Park (1 photo + 1 email)
1997 May
Digital Folder: 20170929 Digital File : 2_1, email Statue of Liberty, at evening with crown and torch lit (1 photo + 1 email)
1997 May
Digital Folder: 20170713 Digital File : 3_1-3, 2 emails Storefronts (3 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

2 images of Russ & Daughters at 179 Houston Street and 1 of shops (shoe repair, barber, video) on Amsterdam Avenue between 73rd and 74th streets.

1997
Digital Folder: 20170713 Digital File : 4_1-5, 2 emails Chrysler Building (5 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

4 views looking up with other buildings in foreground, and 1 skyline view with other Midtown buildings, from the Edward Koch Queensboro Bridge/59th Street Bridge.

1997
Digital Folder: 20170126 Digital File : 2_1, email Greenwich Village. Village Cigars (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1998
Digital Folder: 20171016 Digital File : 2_1, email SoHo. Green Street, graffiti-covered doorway (1 photo + 1 email)
1999 January
Digital Folder: 20170721 Digital File : 1_1, email Broadway at 66th Street, snow-covered (1 photo + 1 email)
2000 December?
Digital Folder: 20170127 Digital File : 3_1-4, 2 emails Upper Manhattan. Broadway at 164th Street (4 photos + 2 emails)
circa 2000
Digital Folder: 20170127 Digital File : 4_1, email SoHo. Spring Street (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

View from West Broadway looking east.

circa 2000
Digital Folder: 20170202 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Katz's Deli and Russ & Daughters storefronts (2 photos + 1 email)
circa 2000
Digital Folder: 20170327 Digital File : 1_1, email SoHo. Elizabeth Street, Albanese Meats storefront (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 2000
Digital Folder: 20170621 Digital File : 1_1, email Coney Island. Parachute Drop (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Deserted, foggy view.

circa 2000
Digital Folder: 20170721 Digital File : 3_1, email Upper West Side. Royale Pastry Shop (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue.

circa 2000
Digital Folder: 20170815 Digital File : 1_1, email Contrasting Gothic church and modern office building (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 2000
Digital Folder: 20170126 Digital File : 5_1-2, email World Trade Center. 9/11 (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Two images of the Twin Towers burning, taken from the 69th floor of the Chrysler Building, with the Manhattan landscape in the foreground.

2001 September 11

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Series D.III. New York City Buildings, Parks and Other Cityscapes (2002 and later), 2002-2017. 426.4 Megabytes (1548 digital images in JPG format)

Scope and Contents

The series holds photos of various areas of the city, primarily in Manhattan but also of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Within Manhattan, areas that figure prominently include Central Park, the Upper West Side, 125th Street, Midtown, Greenwich Village, and Chinatown. The views are primarily exteriors of buildings, storefronts, parks, street views, and street traffic. These views range from close details, such as signage, shop displays, and doorways, to broad vistas of the skyline as seen down avenues, across the East River, or from bridges. Interior views of buildings are much less common in the series and their occurrence are typically noted in the container list. The specific scope of the series and the determination of which photos to include in it was made by the processing archivist.

Arrangement

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

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Digital Folder: 20171024 Digital File : 2_1, email Lower Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge, from FDR Drive (1 photo + 1 email)
2002 February
Digital Folder: 20171018 Digital File : 4_1, email Coney Island building at Surf and 12th Street, closed for winter (1 photo + 1 email)
2002 February
Digital Folder: 20170509 Digital File : 4_1, email Firehouse. Fire Patrol 2 (1 photo + 1 email)
2005 November 15
Digital Folder: 20170509 Digital File : 3_1, email SoHo. West Broadway at Spring Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2005 November
Digital Folder: 20170822 Digital File : 2_1, email Greenwich Village. Cafe del Mar at Bleecker & MacDougal
2005 November
Digital Folder: 20170816 Digital File : 1_1, email SoHo building with fire escapes (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 2005
Digital Folder: 20130130 Digital File : 1_1-9 Arthur Avenue, Bronx's "Little Italy" (9 photos)
2006 January 26
Digital Folder: 20170509 Digital File : 1_1-3, 2 emails Upper Manhattan. 125th Street (3 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

2 photos in the vicinity of 125th and Malcolm X Boulevard, and one of Frank's Papaya at Lexington Avenue.

circa January 2006
Digital Folder: 20170328 Digital File : 1_1, email Greenpoint. God Bless Deli (1 photo + 1 email)
2006 January
Digital Folder: 20170511 Digital File : 1_1, email Williamsburg, Corner Bakery, Division Avenue & Roebling Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2006 January
Digital Folder: 20170512 Digital File : 1_1, email Central Park South skyline (1 photo + 1 email)
2006 July
Digital Folder: 20170512 Digital File : 3_1, email Firehouse. (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Engraved in frame of truck bay: H&L Co. 3, Water Tower No. 2; painted on door of truck bay: 3 Truck, Battalion 6.

2006 July
Digital Folder: 20170925 Digital File : 1_1, email Central Park. Sheep Meadow (1 photo + 1 email)
2006 September
Digital Folder: 20170514 Digital File : 2_1-7, 7 emails Various (7 photos + 7 emails)

Scope and Contents

Includes: 1) Upper West Side: Ansonia (November); 2) Metropolitan Museum of Art, front steps; 3) 14th Street subway entrance; 4) Greenwich Village laundromat; 5) Carousel in Central Park; 6) East Village: Urban Vets. Animal Hospital, mural; 7) Katz's Delicatessen.

2006 October
Digital Folder: 20170513 Digital File : 1_01-11, 6 emails Various (11 photos + 6 emails)

Scope and Contents

Includes: 1) Upper West Side: taxis on Broadway at about 70th Street (April); 2) SoHo: Deli on corner of Spring and Green Streets; 3) Lower Manhattan: Lafayette Street looking south; 4) Door of a taxi with fare rates; 5) SoHo: Tenement building with fire escapes at Kenmare Street near Lafayette; 6&7) Chinatown; 8&9) Chinatown: bakery neon signage (2006 or 2007); 10) top of Woolworth Building (2006 or 2007); 11) SoHo: Subway entrance at Spring and Lafayette streets. All November unless noted.

2006
Digital Folder: 20170518 Digital File : 3_1, email Red Hook, Brooklyn. Wolcott Street, Le Comte & Co. building (1 photo + 1 email)
2007 February
Digital Folder: 20170520 Digital File : 1_1, email Central Park South, looking west to the Time Warner Center (1 photo + 1 email)
2007 April
Digital Folder: 20170521 Digital File : 2_1, email Chelsea. 24th or 26th street (1 photo + 1 email)
2007 April
Digital Folder: 20170523 Digital File : 1_1, email Greenwich Village. MacDougal Street Ale House (1 photo + 1 email)
2007 April
Digital Folder: 20170818 Digital File : 2_01-12, email Coney Island (12 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Boardwalk stores and stands, "Freak Show" and other signages, Cyclone, Wonder Wheel.

2007 August
Digital Folder: 20170927 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Midtown. Rowhouses on West 57th Street at 10th Avenue (2 photos + 1 email)
2007 September
Digital Folder: 20170927 Digital File : 2_1-3, 2 emails Views from New York Harbor (3 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Two images of the southern tip of Manhattan and one of the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge.

2007 September
Digital Folder: 20170711 Digital File : 1_01-44, 5 emails Views from the Chrysler Building's 61st floor (44 photos + 5 emails)

Scope and Contents

Images made one evening and the following morning, after an overnight snowfall. Several images emphasize the eagles (2 with snow). Others are views to the east toward Brooklyn and Queens, west toward New Jersey, and south through Midtown and into lower Manhattan. Includes both broad views of skylines and detailed views of rooftops and specific structures (United Nations, MetLife Building, Empire State Building, Edward Koch Queensboro Bridge/59th Street Bridge).

2008 February
Digital Folder: 20170526 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. Hotel Empire at Broadway and 66th Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2008 March
Digital Folder: 20170606 Digital File : 1_01-20, 4 emails Canal Street and Chinatown (20 photos + 4 emails)

Scope and Contents

Views on Canal and in Chinatown of pedestrians, storefronts, signage, vendors. Some images seem to be duplicates, having been donated in both 2013 and 2017.

2008 April
Digital Folder: 20170821 Digital File : 1_1, email Midtown. Larry Flynt's Hustler Club (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

12th Avenue at 51st Street

2008 May
Digital Folder: 20170608 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Various (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

1) Midtown: 6th Avenue looking north from 45th Street; 2) Skyline view of Lower Manhattan's east side, taken from a water taxi on the East River south of the Brooklyn Bridge; 3) New York Water Taxi ferry boat on the East River with Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges in background.

2008 August
Digital Folder: 20170609 Digital File : 2_1, email Bronx (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

View from Joyce Kilmer Park across Walton Avenue to storefronts and glimpse of Yankee Stadium in background.

2008 September
Digital Folder: 20170616 Digital File : 1_1, email Guggenheim Museum, view from 5th Avenue at 88th Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2008 September
Digital Folder: 20130126 Digital File : 1_01-36 Chinatown morning (36 photos)

Scope and Contents

Many of these images are of people practicing tai chi on a neighborhood basketball court.

2008 October
Digital Folder: 20170605 Digital File : 2_1, email View to the outside from within the street level dining area in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center (1 photo + 1 email)
2009 June
Digital Folder: 20130125 Digital File : 1_01-14 Chinatown (14 photos)
2010 April
Digital Folder: 20170621 Digital File : 5_1, email Empire State Building framed in an arch of the Manhattan Bridge (1 photo + 1 email)
2010 April
Digital Folder: 20170621 Digital File : 4_1, email SoHo. Building fire escape (1 photo + 1email)
2011 January
Digital Folder: 20170619 Digital File : 2_1-7, 5 emails Various (7 photos + 5 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) Chelsea: West 23rd Street storefronts (Chelsea Box Depot and Rising Dragon Tattoos); 2,3) Chelsea: interior of barber shop and customers through front wondow; 4) View from behind backstop of Central Park Ballfield 5 of two baseball players with skyline in background; 5, 6) Edward Koch Queensboro Bridge/59th Street Bridge, from PS1 in Queens; 7) Upper West Side: Northeast corner of Columbus Avenue at 69th Street.

2011 April
Digital Folder: 20130613 Digital File : 1_01-11 Chinatown (11 photos)

Scope and Contents

Photos take on or around Eldridge Street , including Cheng Sheng Import and Export (Eldridge and Grand), Prosperity Dumpling storefront, Mahjong tiles/dice.

2011 June 12
Digital Folder: 20170621 Digital File : 3_1, email Times Square billboards (1 photo + 1 email)
2012 February
Digital Folder: 20170620 Digital File : 1_1-3, 3 emails Freedom Tower under construction (3 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

Views from the top of Rockefeller Center, the Westside Highway, and detail of tower's top.

2013 April
Digital Folder: 20170620 Digital File : 2_1, email Floral Park, Queens (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Bird's-eye view from penthouse apartment in North Shore Towers.

2013 April
Digital Folder: 20170620 Digital Folder : 3_1, email New York Public Library, Rose Reading Room (1 photo + 1 email)
2013 April
Digital Folder: 20170620 Digital File : 4_1-9, email Manhattan Bridge (9 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Details of bridge taken from car on the bridge.

2013 April
Digital Folder: 20170621 Digital File : 2_1, email Manhattan skyline, south from roof garden of Metropolitan Museum of Art (1 photo + 1 email)
2014 May
Digital Folder: 20170704 Digital File : 1_1-9, 7 emails Manhattan's East Side / Roosevelt Island / Tram (9 photos + 7 emails)

Scope and Contents

Views from the Roosevelt Island tram of the Edward Koch Queensboro Bridge/59th Street Bridge, East River, and 1st Avenue traffic; views of Midtown Manhattan skyline from Roosevelt Island; and view of Long Island City with Pepsi Cola sign.

2014 August 20
Digital Folder: 20170705 Digital File : 2_1-3, 3 emails Central Park and area (3 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) Entrance to Ethical Culture School on Central Park West; 2) ceiling of the underpass at Bethesda Fountain; 3) Central Park South skyline from the Park.

2014 August
Digital Folder: 20170706 Digital File : 1_1-9, email 9/11 Memorial (9 photos + 1 email)
2014 August
Digital Folder: 20141214 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Night Hotel, Times Square (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Images of contrasting old and new hotel signage.

2014 December 14
Digital Folder: 20150402 Digital File : 1_01-14, 2 emails 125th Street, looking north (14 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

These images are focused on the ironwork of the elevated train trestles.

2015 April 2
Digital Folder: 20150612 Digital File : 1_01-81, 2 emails Upper Manhattan. Broadway from 137th Street to about 163rd Street (81 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Includes storefronts, shop displays, pedestrians.

2015 June?
Digital Folder: 20150613 Digital File : 1_1-4, email Central Park, summer (4 photos + 1 email)
2015 June?
Digital Folder: 20150619 Digital File : 1_01-40, email 125th Street (40 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Includes storefronts, signage, store displays, building facades, graffiti on steel grates, pedestrians.

2015 June?
Digital Folder: 20150625 Digital File : 1_01-27, email Greenwich Village (27 photos + 1 email)
2015 June 25
Digital Folder: 20150702 Digital File : 1_01-34, email Riverside Park, the Boat Basin and Pier i Café (34 photos + 1 email)
2015 July
Digital Folder: 20150704 Digital File : 1_1-6, email Bowery Mission (6 photos + 1 email)
2015 July 4
Digital Folder: 20150711 Digital File : 1_01-16, email Upper West Side. West 68th Street between Central Park West & Columbus Avenue (16 photos + 1 email)
2015 July 10
Digital Folder: 20150711 Digital File : 2_1-3, email Upper West Side. Central Park West & West 68th Street (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Images of First Church of Christ Scientist front entrance.

2015 July 11
Digital Folder: 20150714 Digital File : 1_01-15, email Views from the High Bridge (15 photos + 1 email)
2015 July 14
Digital Folder: 20150721 Digital File : 2_01-14, email Hans Hofmann mosaic mural, High School of Graphic Communication Arts, exterior, 49th Street (14 photos + 1 email)
2015 July
Digital Folder: 20150721 Digital File : 3_01-11, email Hans Hofmann mosaic mural, 711 Third Avenue, lobby (11 photos + 1 email)
2015 July
Digital Folder: 20150724 Digital File : 1_1-9, email Lee Krasner/Ronald Stein mosaic mural, 2 Broadway, exterior (9 photos + 1 email)
2015 July 24
Digital Folder: 20150727 Digital File : 1_01-15, email Morgan Library, interior, Sunday brunch (15 photos + 1 email)
2015 July 27
Digital Folder: 20150728 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side, The Belnord (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

On north side of 79th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

2015 July
Digital Folder: 20150728 Digital File : 2_1-8, email Metropolitan Museum of Art, front plaza and fountain (8 photos + 1 email)
2015 July 28
Digital Folder: 20150731 Digital File : 1_01-40, 3 emails Brooklyn Public Library area (40 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

Eastern Parkway (17 photos), Grand Army Plaza fountain (9) and Grand Army Plaza arch (14).

2015 July 31
Digital Folder: 20170123 Digital File : 1_1, email Midtown. Esposito's Pork Shop storefront (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

38th Street at 9th Avenue.

2015 July
Digital Folder: 20150806 Digital File : 1_1-4, 2 emails 125th & 126th streets. (4 photos +2 emails)

Scope and Contents

2 images of buildings on 126th between Adam Clayton Powell and Malcolm X boulevards; 2 images of a building on the north side of 125th Street near Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.

2015 August 6
Digital Folder: 20150807 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Upper West Side, West 73rd Street (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

2 images of detail of the gate on the 73rd Street side of the Apple Savings Bank (formerly the Central Savings Bank).

2015 August
Digital Folder: 20150807 Digital File : 2_01-12, email Upper West Side (12 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

The Ansonia (on Broadway at 73rd Street), some houses on West 68th Street, and corner of Columbus Avenue (east side) and 74th Street.

2015 August
Digital Folder: 20150807 Digital File : 3_01-43, email Washington Square Park (43 photos + 1 email)
2015 August 3
Digital Folder: 20150810 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Upper West Side (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

The Dorilton (171 West 71st Street) and other buildings on the south side of 71st between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues.

2015 August
Digital Folder: 20150810 Digital File : 2_1-2, email Upper West Side (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

East side of Columbus Avenue between 71st and 72nd streets, and the northeast corner at 72nd Street.

2015 August
Digital Folder: 20150810 Digital File : 3_1-5, email Chelsea (5 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

22nd Street between 9th and 10th avenues (brownstones).

2015 August
Digital Folder: 20150814 Digital File : 2_1-9, email Upper West Side (9 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

The San Remo towers shot from 74th Street at Columbus Avenue; Columbus (west side) between 74th and 75th streets; and the north side of 74th between Columbus and Amsterdam.

2015 August
Digital Folder: 20170709 Digital File : 1_1-2, 2 emails Upper West Side (2 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) Dorchester on Broadway between West 68th and 69th streets; 2) buildings at corner of Broadway and West 69th Street.

2015 August
Digital Folder: 20150819 Digital File : 1_1-7, email 7th Avenue (7 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

5 images of the interior and exterior of the Peter McManus Cafe (bar), including proprietor John McManus, on northwest side of 19th Street and 7th Avenue. Also, east side of 7th Avenue at 18th Street and a south view of 7th Avenue from 18th Street.

2015 August 19
Digital Folder: 20150821 Digital File : 1_01-12, 5 emails 6th Avenue at 18th and 19th streets (12 photos + 5 emails)

Scope and Contents

Primarily views of 6th Avenue looking north and south from 18th and 19th streets. Also similar perspectives on 7th Avenue.

2015 August 21
Digital Folder: 20150824 Digital File : 1_01-78, 2 emails On the Manhattan Bridge (78 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Vviews from the south pedestrian walkway of the Manhattan Bridge and details of features of the bridge, including graffiti. Images begin on the Brooklyn side and end in Chinatown on the Manhattan side.

2015 August 24
Digital Folder: 20150920 Digital File : 1_1-6, 2 emails Upper West Side (6 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Images of details on buildings on West 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

2015 September 18
Digital Folder: 20150930 Digital File : 1_01-64, email On the Williamsburg Bridge (64 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Images from a walk starting at Peter Luger's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and crossing the bridge into Manhattan. A few street level views on either side of the bridge, views from the bridge, and primarily details of the bridge and walkway, including graffiti, steel framework, MTA train and tracks, etc.

2015 September 29
Digital Folder: 20151012 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Upper West Side. 90th St and West End Avenue (3 photos + 1 email)
2015 October 11
Digital Folder: 20151022 Digital File : 1_01-20, email Central Park. Autumn (20 photos + 1 email)
2015 October
Digital Folder: 20151027 Digital File : 1_01-14, email Central Park. Autumn (14 photos + 1 email)
2015 October 27
Digital Folder: 20151027 Digital File : 2_01-12, email Upper West Side. Halloween decorations (12 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Decorated homes on West 69th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West.

2015 October 27
Digital Folder: 20170823 Digital File : 1_1, email SoHo. Cleveland & Kenmare streets, Corner Deli (1 photo + 1 email)
2015 October
Digital Folder: 20151103 Digital File : 1_1-6, email Flatiron District (6 photos + 1 email)
2015 November 3
Digital Folder: 20151104 Digital File : 1_1-6, email City views from the terraces of the Whitney Museum (6 photos + 1 email)
2015 November
Digital Folder: 20151105 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Upper West Side (10 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

North side of West 67th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, including front of 67th Street Studios, Central Park Studios, and other buildings.

2015 November 5
Digital Folder: 20151105 Digital File : 2_01-46, email Central Park. Autumn (46 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

These photos emphasize the park's fall foliage colors.

2015 November 5
Digital Folder: 20151108 Digital File : 1_01-47, email Central Park. Autumn (47 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Most of these photos emphasize the park's fall foliage colors.

2015 November 8
Digital Folder: 20151111 Digital File : 1_1-4, email Midtown. 8th Avenue between 39th and 40th streets (4 photos + 1 email)
2015 November 9
Digital Folder: 20151206 Digital File : 1_1-6, email Upper West Side, West 69th Street, holiday wreaths (6 photos + 1 email)
2015 December 6
Digital Folder: 20151208 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

West side of Columbus Avenue, between 68th and 69th streets.

2015 December 7
Digital Folder: 20151211 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Upper West Side. The Ansonia (2 photos + 1 email)
2015 December 1
Digital Folder: 20151216 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Greenwich Village (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

South west corner of Christopher and Bleecker streets.

2015 December 12
Digital Folder: 20151216 Digital File : 2_1, email East Village (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

South side of 11th Street looking west, just west of 1st Avenue.

2015 December 13
Digital Folder: 20151216 Digital File : 3_1, email Upper East Side / Central Park (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Northeast corner of 66th Street and 5th Avenue looking west into Central Park.

2015 December 13
Digital Folder: 20151218 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Northwest corner of 76th and Broadway, including part of the Hotel Belleclaire.

2015 December 16
Digital Folder: 20151219 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. The Eldorado (1 photo + 1 email)
2015 December 19
Digital Folder: 20151222 Digital File : 1_01-15, 2 emails Greenpoint, Brooklyn (15 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Mostly views of Manhattan Avenue, north and south sides around Greenpoint Avenue, Kent Avenue and Java Street.

2015 December 21
Digital Folder: 20151227 Digital File : 1_01-11, email Upper West Side (11 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

West side of Columbus Avenue from 69th to 79th streets.

2015 December 25
Digital Folder: 20170822 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Greenwich Village. Bleecker Street storefronts (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

O. Ottomanelli & Sons meat market and Rocco's pasticceria

2015 December
Digital Folder: 20160206 Digital File : 1_01-34, email Central Park, snow covered (34 photos + 1 email)
2016 February 5
Digital Folder: 20160216 Digital File : 1_1, email Central Park West, horse and buggy (1 photo + 1 email)
2016 January
Digital Folder: 20160216 Digital File : 2_01-10, email Greenwich Village (10 photos +1 email)

Scope and Contents

Most of the photos are of storefronts and rowhouses, with one view looking south to the Freedom Tower.

2016 January
Digital Folder: 20160216 Digital File : 3_1-3, email Dyker Heights, Brooklyn (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

13th Avenue at 79th Street.

2016 January
Digital Folder: 20160216 Digital File : 4_1-3, email Various (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

1) Upper West Side: Amsterdam Avenue looking south from the west side of the street at 69th Street. 2) Midtown: 5th Avenue looking southwest at 51st Street. 3)Yellow taxi and horse and buggy on Central Park South.

2016 February
Digital Folder: 20160303 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Upper West Side (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Belnord Apartments on the north side of West 86th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, and northeast corner of Amsterdam and 86th.

2016 March?
Digital Folder: 20160304 Digital File : 1_01-25, email Central Park. Conservatory Garden, in winter snow (25 photos + 1 email)
2016 March 4
Digital Folder: 20160307 Digital File : 1_1-2, email High-rise buildings on Broadway at 66th Street (2 photos + 1 email)
2016 March 6
Digital Folder: 20160311 Digital File : 1_1, email Lower Manhattan, Fulton Street, barber shop storefront (1 photo + 1 email)
2016 March
Digital Folder: 20160314 Digital File : 1_01-18, 3 emails Greenwich Village (18 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

10th Street between Bleecker Street and West 4th Street, and Bleecker and Perry streets.

2016 March 13
Digital Folder: 20160316 Digital File : 1_01-49, 2 emails World Trade Center Transportation Hub (49 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Primarily includes exterior and interior views of the Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus, with other interior views and exteriors of surrounding buildings, including the Freedom Tower.

2016 March
Digital Folder: 20160316 Digital File : 2_1, email SoHo (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

West side of the Bowery, looking south from Prince Street.

2016 March 16
Digital Folder: 20160319 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. 190 West 90th Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2016 March 18
Digital Folder: 20160327 Digital File : 1_1-3, 2 emails Brooklyn Heights (3 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Corner of Willow and Clark streets, and 36 Clark.

2016 March 25
Digital Folder: 20160401 Digital File : 1_01-13, email Park Slope, Brooklyn. 8th Avenue (13 photos + 1 email)
2016 March 31
Digital Folder: 20160406 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Upper Manhattan (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Murals on buildings on Broadway between 156th and 157th streets.

2016 April 6
Digital Folder: 20160415 Digital File : 1_1-2, email East Village (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Two brick buildings on 4th Street between Lafayette and the Bowery.

2016 April?
Digital Folder: 20160426 Digital File : 2_1, email Upper West Side. 72nd Street subway station building (1 photo + 1 email)
2016 April 19
Digital Folder: 20160506 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. Corner of 71st Street and Columbus Avenue (1 photo + 1 email)
2016 May
Digital Folder: 20160811 Digital File : 1_1-4, email Upper West Side, West 75th Street (4 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Brownstones on the south side of West 75th between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues.

2016 August 9
Digital Folder: 20160824 Digital File : 1_1-7, 2 emails Various (7 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

1)Chelsea. 18th Street and 6th Avenue looking northeast. 2) Midtown. Intersection of 7th Avenue and 38th Street.

2016 August 24
Digital Folder: 20160902 Digital File : 1_1, email Hudson Yards construction (1 photo +1 email)
2016 August 27
Digital Folder: 20160910 Digital File : 1_1, email Greenwich Village. Cornelia Street between Bleecker Street and 6th Avenue (1 photo + 1 email)
2016 September 6
Digital Folder: 20160912 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. Amsterdam Avenue at West 65th Street (1 photo +1 email)
2016 September 7
Digital Folder: 20160926 Digital File : 1_01-14, email Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center (14 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Interior views of lobby and staircase (without people).

2016 September 23
Digital Folder: 20160926 Digital File : 2_1-2, 2 emails Midtown. 9th Avenue between 45th and 46th streets (2 photos + 2 emails)
2016 September 26
Digital Folder: 20161009 Digital File : 2_1-2, 2 emails Upper West Side. (2 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) Traffic on West 65th Street looking east between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. 2) Bus stop, east side of Amsterdam Avenue between 72nd and 73rd streets.

2016 October
Digital Folder: 20161110 Digital File : 2_01-28, email Grand Central Terminal, western facade (28 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Photos taken when the facade was exposed in the time between the demolition of an adjoining building and the construction of a new building. Also includes views of the MetLife building.

2016 November 10
Digital Folder: 20161120 Digital File : 1_1-4, email Long Island City skyline/Citicorp Building (4 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

View across East River from Manhattan at 57th Street and Sutton Place.

2016 November 13
Digital Folder: 20161218 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Jackson Heights, Queens. Jax Inn Diner (3 photos + 1 email)
2016 December 14
Digital Folder: 20161228 Digital File : 1_01-18, email 125th Street (18 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Street scenes of: people, shop displays, storefronts, Apollo Theater marquee.

2016 December
Digital Folder: 20161230 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Upper West Side (2 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

1) Time Warner Center at Columbus Center and 2) The Dorilton at Broadway and West 71st Street.

2016 December 30
Digital Folder: 20170105 Digital File : 1_1-4, email Upper West Side (4 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Buildings on west side of Amsterdam Avenue between 75th and 77th streets.

2017 January 4
Digital Folder: 20170114 Digital File : 2_1, email Greenwich Village. Broadway looking north from mid block between W. 4th and Washington (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 January 14
Digital Folder: 20170114 Digital File : 4_1, email Flatiron Building (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 January 14
Digital Folder: 20170115 Digital File : 1_1-4, email Greenwich Village. Washington Square North and the Arch (4 photos + 1 email)
2017 January 14
Digital Folder: 20170121 Digital File : 1_01-21, 3 emails Columbus Circle (21 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

Views in and from the Robert Restaurant at top of the Museum of Art and Design at Columbus Circle (14), food cart (1), subway entrance signage (1), and across Columbus Circle from inside the Time Warner complex (5). Several of these photos include the Columbus statue and column.

2017 January 21
Digital Folder: 20170129 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Upper West Side. (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Broadway looking south from 70th Street; Amsterdam Avenue looking north from 72nd Street; and north side of 72nd between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues.

2017 January 21
Digital Folder: 20170205 Digital File : 2_1-2, email Upper West Side (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

1) North side of West 80th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues. 2) Beresford shot from Columbus Avenue about 80th Street looking northeast.

2017 February 5
Digital Folder: 20170219 Digital File : 1_1, email Lower Manhattan skyline (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

View south from terrace of Whitney Museum (Gansevoort Street).

2017 February 19
Digital Folder: 20170224 Digital File : 3_1-2, email Midtown. Park Avenue at 64th Street (2 photos + 1 email)
2017 February 22
Digital Folder: 20170224 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Upper West Side (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

1) North side of 72nd Street between West End Avenue and Broadway. 2) 72nd Street looking east from just west of Broadway.

2017 February 24
Digital Folder: 20170330 Digital File : 1_1, email Greenwich Village/Meatpacking District. Hudson Street at Jane Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 March 30
Digital Folder: 20170408 Digital File : 2_1-3, 3 emails Upper West Side (3 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) View of 72d Street at Broadway and Amsterdam avenue; 2) Mitchell's liquors storefront; 3) Amsterdam Avenue, between 86th and 87th streets.

2017 April 8
Digital Folder: 20170410 Digital File : 1_1-6, 2 emails Lincoln Square Synagogue teardown (6 photos + 2 emails)
2017 April 10-12
Digital Folder: 20170416 Digital Folder : 2_1-3, 2 emails Greenwich Village (3 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) Christopher Street, from Bedford Street; 2) Lucille Lortel theater on Christopher; 3) Corner of 10th and Hudson streets.

2017 April
Digital Folder: 20170423 Digital File : 1_1-2, email North & south views from a terrace of the Whitney Museum (2 photos + 1 email)
2017 April 23
Digital Folder: 20170514 Digital File : 1_1, email Upper West Side. Central Park West, looking north from mid-70s (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 May?
Digital Folder: 20170518 Digital File : 2_1-2, email Hunter College. Walkways at 68th Street above Lexington Avenue (2 photos + 1 email)
2017 May 17
Digital Folder: 20170528 Digital File : 1_1-2, 2 emails Union Square area. (2 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) Old Town Bar, East 18th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South; 2) Union Square farmers' market.

2017 May 27
Digital Folder: 20170604 Digital File : 2_01-17, 2 emails Manhattan skyline and Queens/Long Island City, from Long Island Expressway (17 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Views from the LIE southwest toward the Freedom Tower (Lower Manhattan) or west into Midtown, with billboards for the lottery and Broadway show "Hamilton" in some. Some views taken closer to the Midtown Tunnel that include views of construction in Long Island City, the Edward Koch Queensboro Bridge/59th Street Bridge, and midtown skyline. Taken in traffic on the LIE so provides car traffic/commuter view in some.

2017 June 4
Digital Folder: 20170608 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Times Square (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Views south and north from middle of 7th Avenue at 45th Street.

2017 June 6
Digital Folder: 20170607 Digital File : 1_1-5, email Central Park South skyline (5 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Views from within the Park and from the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

2017 June 7
Digital Folder: 20170614 Digital File : 2_1, email Lexington Avenue, looking south from 60th Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 June 14
Digital Folder: 20170619 Digital File : 1_1-2, email West End Avenue between 90th and 91st streets (2 photos + 1 email)
2017 June?
Digital Folder: 20170629 Digital File : 2_1-2, email Throgs Neck Bridge and Whitestone Bridge (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Aerial view from airplane.

2017 June 27
Digital Folder: 20170712 Digital File : 2_1, email Lower Manhattan. Foley Square / Chambers Street subway entrance (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 June
Digital Folder: 20170707 Digital File : 2_1-2, email Astoria, Queens. 31st Street at 24th Avenue and Elias Corner for Fish (2 photos + 2 emails)
2017 July 6
Digital Folder: 20170705 Digital File : 1_1-3, 2 emails Times Square area (3 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Two images of 45th Street, east of 8th Avenue; one of crowd in Time Square.

2017 July 17
Digital Folder: 20170709 Digital File : 2_1-3, 2 emails Views from the terrace of the Whitney Museum (3 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

1 view north over the Meatpacking District toward Midtown skyscrapers and 2 across Hudson to New Jersey (Hoboken), including W Hotel and Hoboken Terminal.

2017 July 9
Digital Folder: 20170717 Digital File : 1_1-7, 5 emails Upper West Side (7 photos + 5 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) Building under construction on the southwest corner of Broadway and 80th Street; 2) Broadway median at 80th Street, looking south; 3&4) Apthorp courtyard; 5&6) Dakota (newly cleaned); 7) Detail of iron railing sculpture at Dakota.

2017 July 16-18
Digital Folder: 20170717 Digital File : 3_1-3, 2 emails Times Square area (3 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) 7th Avenue at 49th Street; 2&3) Storefronts on Broadway at 50th Street.

2017 July 17
Digital Folder: 20170718 Digital File : 4_1-3, 2 emails Central Park. Central Park South skyline; "Imagine" mosaic at Strawberry Fields (3 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Early morning view of the mosaic and surrounding benches with no people.

2017 July 18
Digital Folder: 20170721 Digital File : 2_1-8, 3 emails Midtown (8 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

1) 58th Street between 5th and 6th avenues; 2) corner of 6th Avenue and 58th Street; 3-8) images taken within the Plaza Hotel on the set of a masked ball scene for the film "Pentagon Papers" (including self-portrait of Harmon, an extra, with and without costume).

2017 July 19
Digital Folder: 20170724 Digital File : 1_1-7, 3 emails Upper West Side (7 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

1,2) Entrance gates at the Belnord; 3-5) West 72nd Street, north side, between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues; 6,7) 72nd Street subway station building.

2017 July 22-23
Digital Folder: 20170807 Digital File : 1_1-8, 2 emails Upper West Side (8 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Images of Amsterdam Avenue and 73rd, 74th, and 75th streets. looking south. The 4th image is from 73d looking south and the last is a NYC bus stop in mid block between 72d and 73d.

2017 July 30
Digital Folder: 20170807 Digital File : 2_1-6, 3 emails Skyline views from Lower Manhattan (6 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

Views taken from the 42nd floor of 75 Wall Street: 3 photos east to Brooklyn, one of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, and 2 north toward the Municipal Building.

2017 July
Digital Folder: 20170809 Digital File : 1_01-17, 9 emails Chelsea / Flatiron area (17 photos + 9 emails)

Scope and Contents

1-3) 7th Avenue between 22nd and 23rd streets; 4) 7th Avenue between 20th and 21st streets; 5-8) 5th Avenue between 23rd and 24th streets; 9-13) food cart on 5th Avenue between 23rd and 24th streets; 14) detail of the facade of the Flatiron Building; 15) Bellevue Hospital at East 29th Street; 16) pedestrian mall/plaza in front of the Flatiron Building, looking north with Empire State Building in background; 17) west side of 5th Avenue between 23rd and 22nd Street with glimpse of the Flatiron Building and pedestrian mall/plaza.

2017 August
Digital Folder: 20170810 Digital File : 1_1-6, email Upper West Side. Riverside Boulevard from 69th Street (6 photos + 1 email)
2017 August 9
Digital Folder: 20170810 Digital File : 2_01-16, email Central Park (16 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Morning views of Central Park South skyline, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, general views.

2017 August 10
Digital Folder: 20170810 Digital File : 3_01-14, 3 emails Lincoln Center (14 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

1-2) Juilliard School, from the Reflecting Pool in front of the Beaumont Theater; 3-7) Henry Moore sculptures in the Reflecting Pool with David Geffen Hall in the background; 8-11) Reflecting Pool and buildings at night; 12-14) 65th Street at night.

2017 August
Digital Folder: 20170811 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Queens skyline (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

View across the East River from above the FDR Drive.

2017 August 8
Digital Folder: 20170814 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Midtown. 5th Avenue, north and south from 60th Street (2 photos + 1 email)
2017 August 12
Digital Folder: 20170814 Digital File : 2_1-3, email Upper West Side. Beacon Theater (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

One image of rear of theater on Amsterdam Avenue, two of front and marquee on Broadway.

2017 August 13
Digital Folder: 20170820 Digital File : 1_1-8, 4 emails SoHo / Bowery area (8 photos + 4 emails)

Scope and Contents

Storefronts at the corner of Prince and Elizabeth streets (Quality Mending Co.) and along the Bowery, which includes the New Museum.

2017 August 20
Digital Folder: 20170822 Digital File : 3_1-2, email Upper West Side (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Views from rooftop on Amsterdam Avenue: building at 76th Street and Amsterdam, and view north up Amsterdsm.

2017 August 21
Digital Folder: 20170828 Digital File : 1_1-6, 3 emails Lower Manhattan (6 photos + 3 emails)

Scope and Contents

1-2) Freedom Tower, with Battery Place and bike path in foreground; 4-5) view across Hudson River of Jersey City waterfront and skyline; 6-7) building (Ocean Residences in 2021) at West Street off Battery Place.

2017 August 28
Digital Folder: 20170901 Digital File : 2_1-8, 6 emails SoHo / Bowery area (8 photos + 6 emails)

Scope and Contents

1-2) Houston Street storefronts around Forsyth Street, including Yona Shimmel knish bakery; 3-4) basketball cage and playground at Stanton and Forsyth streets; 5) building on the southwest corner of Chrystie and Stanton streets; 6-7) Bowery around Prince Street; 8) West Broadway at Prince.

2017 September 1
Digital Folder: 20170903 Digital File : 1_1-6, 2 emails Chelsea / Third Cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel (6 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

One image of 6th Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets, and five images of the cemetery on 21st Street.

2017 September 3
Digital Folder: 20170912 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Mid/Upper East Side (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

FDR Drive north from 70th Street, and the northeast corner of 72nd Street and York Avenue.

2017 September?
Digital Folder: 20170918 Digital File : 1_1, email Midtown. Hudson Yards construction (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 September 18
Digital Folder: 20171005 Digital File : 1_1, email Midtown. 3rd Avenue looking north from 63rd Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 October 4
Digital Folder: 20171017 Digital File : 1_1-7, 4 emails Upper West Side (7 photos + 4 emails)

Scope and Contents

1-5) Buildings on West 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus to Amsterdam Avenues; 6) detail of ornamentation on one of the buildings; 7) reflection of San Remo towers in a Central Park pond.

2017 October
Digital Folder: 20171023 Digital File : 2_1, email Chelsea. 7th Avenue and 23rd Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 October 21
Digital Folder: 20171030 Digital File : 2_1, email Central Park. Entrance at Central Park West and 69th Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 October 31

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Series D.IV. "Street Portraits", circa 1978-1988. 90.2 Megabytes (455 digital images in JPG format)

Scope and Contents

The series includes images transmitted to N-YHS in 35 emails by Stephen Harmon from 2012-2017 (duplicates sent multiple times have been removed). As Harmon described these in his initial email, the photographs were "made of people I observed or directly confronted from about 1978 to 1985" in order to capture the distinctive look of the period. The series uses the title "Street Portraits" given to the photographs by Harmon, though he also often referred to the series in his emails as "Street People." That title was not used here as that term is commonly used to refer to homeless or other individuals who live on the streets. Although there do appear to be such individuals in the series, there is a greater variety of people in these photographs.

The series includes portraits of a wide range of individuals and groups. These include the elderly, middle-aged, youths, and children; men and women; and various ethnicities. There are portraits of individuals, couples, and small groups. Many photos focus tightly on the face/head of the subject, while others are taken from a distance. Some focus on particular articles of clothing, such as torn ankle socks, or parts of a body, such as a tattooed arm. Many of the subjects are aware of the photographer and provide varied reactions, from smiles to belligerent glares. On the other hand, many photographs are candid shots.

Some of the photographs depict people as they conduct their labor on the street, such as mailmen, bus drivers, musicians,and vendors. Some are tender, such as those of affectionate couples, or poignant, such as those of elderly couples supporting each other, or playful, such as the child in the spray of a fire hydrant. Most simply capture people as they engage with their life routines: standing at crosswalks, walking along sidewalks, sitting on park benches and stoops, reading newspapers at bus stops, or using telephone booths, and conversing with one another. Most of the shots are in outdoor/exterior spaces, but a few, usually taken from the sidewalk and through the storefront window, depict diners, barber shop patrons, and others.

The diversity of clothing features prominently in the series. It ranges from conventional suits and ties to tattered apparel to the punk look of the era to various fashions, including hair styles, and casual streetwear. The photographs were taken in various seasons so the portraits range from the loosely-dressed look of the summer to the bundled overcoats of winter.

Although the photographs are generally not associated with a very specific location, they are all from New York and likely from the Upper West Side/Central Park area through Midtown to Greenwich Village for the most part. The cityscape provides a backdrop to many of the photographs, including newstands, food carts, storefronts, parked and moving cars, taxis, and nondescript buildings. All in all, the photos capture a sense of the demographic diversity found day to day on the streets of Manhattan, and the particular look of that diversity in that period.

Because of the consistency of the overall theme of the series, the individual emails generally include little or no additional context to the photographs, but there are a few exceptions to this.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in the order in which the emails transmitting the photographs were received from 2012-2017.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Digital Folder: 20121002 Digital File : 2_1-5, email Street Portraits (5 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20150409 Digital File : 1_01-98, email Street Portraits (98 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160418 Digital File : 1_01-33, email Street Portraits (33 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160424 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Street Portraits (10 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160504 Digital File : 1_1-5, email Street Portraits (5 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160505 Digital File : 1_1-7, email Street Portraits (7 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160524 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Street Portraits (10 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160530 Digital File : 1_1-8, email Street Portraits (8 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160602 Digital File : 1_1-8, email Street Portraits (8 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160606 Digital File : 1_1-8, email Street Portraits (8 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160611 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Street Portraits (10 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160615 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Street Portraits (10 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

One photo (folder/file: 20160615_1_06) is of the author, Tom Wolfe, smiling to the camera, photographed on 5th Avenue around 47th or 48th St.

circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160712 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Street Portraits (10 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160725 Digital File : 1_1-9, email Street Portraits (9 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160730 Digital File : 1_1-9, email Street Portraits (9 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160810 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Street Portraits (10 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160818 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Street Portraits (10 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20160908 Digital File : 1_01-12, email Street Portraits (12 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20161009 Digital File : 3_01-12, email Street Portraits (12 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20161028 Digital File : 1_01-14, email Street Portraits (14 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20161109 Digital File : 1_01-11, email Street Portraits (11 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20161211 Digital File : 1_01-12, email Street Portraits (12 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20161220 Digital File : 1_01-18, email Street Portraits (18 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20170102 Digital File : 1_01-21, email Street Portraits (21 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20170111 Digital File : 1_01-15, email Street Portraits (15 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20170122 Digital File : 1_01-15, email Street Portraits (15 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20170205 Digital File : 1_01-19, email Street Portraits (19 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20170305 Digital File : 1_1, email Street Portraits (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Includes photo of a man with tattooed arm. The photo was also sent in email 29 (next), but the email that forwarded this copy provides some additional context.

circa 1985
Digital Folder: 20170305 Digital File : 2_1-9, email Street Portraits (9 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20170407 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Street Portraits (10 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20170423 Digital File : 2_1-2, email Street Portraits (2 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20170508 Digital File : 1_01-12, email Street Portraits (12 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20170601 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Street Portraits (10 photos + 1 email)
circa 1978-1985
Digital Folder: 20170901 Digital File : 1_1, email Street Portraits (1 photo + 1 email)
circa 1982
Digital Folder: 20171018 Digital File : 1_1, email Street Portraits (1 photo + 1 email)
1988 November

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Series D.V. New York City "Street Show", 1995-2017. 11.2 Megabytes (18 digital images in JPG format)

Scope and Contents

Somewhat similar in scope to the Street Portraits series, this series includes images that center on people and the street life of New York City, beginning in the 1990s and extending into the twenty-first century. Unlike the earlier series, though, which tended to focus more tightly on "portraits" of individuals or couples/small groups, the "street show" series, to use a term Harmon often used in categorizing some of these images, tend to capture individuals in the context of some activity. These range from the quotodian, such as people waiting at a bus stop or children eating pizza, to the slapstick, such as a person slipping on ice, to the desperate, such as panhandling. Also unlike the content of Street Portraits, which was defined entirely by the photographer, this series includes both those images referred to as part of New York's "street show" by Harmon and similar images identified by the processing archivist. The container list descriptions were typically composed by the processing archivist in order to convey the literal content of the image; Harmon's email, preserved with the image, often includes his humorous captioning, his particular points of emphasis in the image, or other commentary.

Arrangement

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

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Digital Folder: 20170403 Digital File : 1_1, email Busker with sign "Tell me off for $1.00" (1 photo + 1 email)
undated
Digital Folder: 20171016 Digital File : 1_1, email Woman and child at apartment window in Chinatown (1 photo + 1 email)
1981 December
Digital Folder: 20170616 Digital File : 2_1, email Panhandlers at car windows (1 photo + 1 email)
1995
Digital Folder: 20171020 Digital File : 2_1, email Woman getting a shoe shine on the street (1 photo + 1 email)
1998 January
Digital Folder: 20170814 Digital File : 3_1-2, email Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg (2 photos + 1 email)
circa 2000
Digital Folder: 20170202 Digital File : 2_1, email Pedestrians in SoHo (1 photo + 1 email)
2004 September
Digital Folder: 20170514 Digital File : 4_1-3, email Chess players, Washington Square Park (3 photos + 1 email)
2006 October
Digital Folder: 20170609 Digital File : 1_1, email People waiting at bus stop. West 72nd Street (1 photo + 1 email)
2008 October
Digital Folder: 20150721 Digital File : 1_1, email 9th Avenue construction crew (1 photo + 1 email)
2015 July
Digital Folder: 20170319 Digital File : 1_1, email Man upside down having slipped on the snowy sidewalk (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 March?
Digital Folder: 20170327 Digital File : 2_1, email Woman sitting at sculpture of sitting woman (1 photo +1 email)
2017 March?
Digital Folder: 20170329 Digital File : 2_1, email Tattooed person (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 March?
Digital Folder: 20170331 Digital File : 1_1, email Nude in window overlooking High Line (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 March
Digital Folder: 20170419 Digital File : 1_1, email Dog in shopping cart pushed by pedestrian on 5th Avenue (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 April?
Digital Folder: 20170604 Digital File : 1_1, email Couple embracing (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 June 4
Digital Folder: 20170705 Digital File : 3_1, email Man smoking near medical care center (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 July 4
Digital Folder: 20171023 Digital File : 3_1, email Children and adults eating pizza, etc. on bench by a Starbucks (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 October 22

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Series D.VI. Subway Life, 1980s-2017. 47.3 Megabytes (178 digital images in JPG format)

Scope and Contents

The series includes photographs primarily of people as passengers in the context of the New York City train transit system, which includes both underground and elevated stations and tracks. These images include people within the train cars and on station platforms. There are also many photos not centered on people, including images of signage, turnstiles, train exteriors, ticket booths, and other infrastructure.

Generally, the series holds images taken from within the transit system, not from outside it. Accordingly, most of the images are interior views, with few street level views. Street level views of stations and the like can more commonly be found in Series D.II and D.III (Buildings, Parks, Cityscapes). In the container list below, "interior" refers to images taken inside of train coaches; "station" refers to both platforms and to areas of the station and network of connecting tunnels leading to the platforms; and "passengers" refers to people anywhere in the system.

The general concept of the series was defined by Steve Harmon and he often, but not always, identified photographs that he considered part of it. Photographs not so identified by Harmon but clearly consistent with the theme were included by the processing archivist.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in rough chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Digital Folder: 20160714 Digital File : 2_1, email Interior, passengers (1 photo + 1 email)
1983 December
Digital Folder: 20170728 Digital File : 8_1, email Passengers, station (1 photo + 1 email)
1983 December
Digital Folder: 20160329 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Interiors, stations, passengers (3 photos + 1 email)
circa 1985
Digital Folder: 20170713 Digital File : 2_1, email No. 7 train heading into Manhattan from Queens (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Lower Manhattan skyline in distance, including World Trade Center towers.

circa 1985
Digital Folder: 20170404 Digital File : 2_1-2, email Interiors, passengers (2 photos + 1 email)
1980s
Digital Folder: 20160330 Digital File : 1_01-10, email Interiors, stations, passengers, signage (10 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

One photo, dating from the mid or early 1980s, was taken from the first car on a No. 7 line train coming from Queens into Manhattan and includes the Empire State Building in the background.

1980s, undated
Digital Folder: 20170621 Digital File : 7_1-2, email Brighton Beach subway entrance; Bleecker Street tiled signage (2 photos + 1 email)
1990s
Digital Folder: 20160328 Digital File : 1_1-9, email Interiors, stations, passengers (9 photos + 1 email)
circa 2000-2016 March
Digital Folder: 20160329 Digital File : 2_1-6, email Interiors, stations, passengers, signage (6 photos + 1 email)
undated
Digital Folder: 20170617 Digital File : 1_01-61, 4 emails Interiors, passengers, concession stands, buskers, stations, signage (61 photos + 4 emails)
2000-2017
Digital Folder: 20170619 Digital File : 4_1-4, email Passengers, stations (4 photos + 1 email)
2000-2017
Digital Folder: 20170512 Digital File : 2_1, email Station concession stand (1 photo + 1 email)
2006 July
Digital Folder: 20170510 Digital File : 2_1, email Vendor of winter garb in station (1 photo + 1 email)
2007 January
Digital Folder: 20170518 Digital File : 4_1-3, 2 emails Buskers, passengers in station (3 photos + 2 emails)
2007, 2017
Digital Folder: 20170703 Digital File : 1_1, email Interior, passengers
2014 August
Digital Folder: 20151126 Digital File : 2_1-6, email Interior, passengers (6 photos + 1 email)
2015 November 19
Digital Folder: 20160327 Digital File : 2_1-2, email Interior, passengers (2 photos + 1 email)
2016 March 25
Digital Folder: 20160405 Digital File : 1_01-15, email Interiors, stations, passengers, signage, street view of elevated tracks (15 photos + 1 email)
2016?
Digital Folder: 20160401 Digital File : 2_01-15, email Interiors, stations, passengers, signage (15 photos + 1 email)
2016?
Digital Folder: 20160426 Digital File : 1_1, email Station, passengers (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Platform for 1,2,3 line trains at 42nd Street

2016 April
Digital Folder: 20161103 Digital File : 1_1, email Interior, passengers (1 photo + 1 email)
2016 November?
Digital Folder: 20170114 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Couple kissing on 59th Street subway platform (2 photos + 1 email)
2017 January 14
Digital Folder: 20170324 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Interior, passengers (3 photos + 1 email)
2017 March 19
Digital Folder: 20170326 Digital File : 1_1-3, email Interiors, stations, passengers, tracks (3 photos + 1 email)
2017 March?
Digital Folder: 20170518 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Interiors, stations, passengers (2 photos + 1 email)
2017 May 17
Digital Folder: 20170614 Digital File : 1_1, email Interior, passengers (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 June 14
Digital Folder: 20170621 Digital File : 6_01-11, 3 emails Passengers, station, interiors (11 photos + 3 emails)
2017 June 21
Digital Folder: 20170712 Digital File : 1_1-4, email Interior, passengers (4 photos + 1 email)
2017 June
Digital Folder: 20170717 Digital File : 2_1-2, email 50th Street station turnstiles (2 photos + 1 photo)
2017 July 17
Digital Folder: 20170727 Digital File : 1_1-3, 2 emails Subway coach advertisements (3 photos + 2 emails)

Scope and Contents

Two images of "Subway Library" book downloads and one of "see something, say something" public safety ad.

2017 July 26
Digital Folder: 20170823 Digital File : 2_1, email Busker on keyboard in station (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 August 23
Digital Folder: 20171005 Digital File : 2_1, email Escalators at Lexington and 59th Street station (1 photo + 1 email)
2017 October 4

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Series D.VII. Events, 1968-2017. 56.5 Megabytes (299 digital images in JPG format)

Scope and Contents

The series includes photos that center on events and activities in the life of New Yorkers. These include a large set of photos taken at the 2015 Gay Pride Parade. The series also holds photos from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, images from Times Square where celebrants re-enacted the famous Eisenstadt 1945 photo of "The Kiss" in 2015, and other events. 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: 20160718 Digital File : 1_1, email Chief Judge Stanley Fuld swearing in Charles D. Brietel as a Judge of the New York Court of Appeals (1 photo + 1 email)
1968 January
Digital Folder: 20160803 Digital File : 4_1-3, email Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons (3 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Includes Olive Oyl, Kermit the Frog and Mickey Mouse.

1982 November
Digital Folder: 20151126 Digital File : 1_1-5, email Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons (5 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Woody Woodpecker, Snoopy, Betty Boop, Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse.

1980s
Digital Folder: 20160714 Digital File : 5_1-8, email Jimmy Connors playing in the US Open (8 photos + 1 email)
1983 September
Digital Folder: 20170612 Digital File : 1_1, email Marchers in St. Patrick's Day Parade (1 photo + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

View from 3 or 4 floors above the marchers.

2003 March
Digital Folder: 20170509 Digital File : 2_1-4, email New York Marathon at Central Park (4 photos + 1 email)
2005 November
Digital Folder: 20170713 Digital File : 1_1-2, email Last game at Yankee Stadium (2 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

View from seats above home plate, players on the field. Photographs by Harmon's son, Michael Harmon.

2008 September 21
Digital Folder: 20150630 Digital File : 1_001-184, 4 emails Gay Pride Parade (184 photos + 4 emails)

Scope and Contents

Includes images of the parade participants, spectators, rainbow flags, street vendors, surroundings (e.g., as the parade passes the Stonewall and Duplex), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family who marched in the parade, and Grand Marshals Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi.

2015 June 28
Digital Folder: 20150814 Digital File : 1_01-30, email 70th Anniversary of VJ Day & the end of WWII (30 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Images from Times Square where celebrants re-enacted the famous Eisenstadt 1945 photo of "The Kiss."

2015 August 14
Digital Folder: 20150922 Digital File : 1_01-23, email Telecast of "Otello" in Times Square (23 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Opening night performance of the opera at Lincoln Center, telecast to a large screen for public viewing in Times Square. Includes images of Times Square signage, spectators, and scenes from the telecast. The final photo in the set is of the photographer, Steve Harmon.

2015 September 21
Digital Folder: 20161110 Digital File : 1_01-21, email Security for President-elect Donald Trump (21 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Security measures along 5th Avenue from the corner of 57th Street (at Tiffany's) to 53rd Street (at Trump Tower).

2016 November 10
Digital Folder: 20170722 Digital File : 1_01-17, email "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons Art of the In-Between" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (17 photos + 1 email)

Scope and Contents

Images of exhibited artworks.

2017 July 22

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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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Series P.I. Photographic Prints, 1942, 1970s-2011. 1.5 Linear feet in 1 flat box and 1 flat file folder

Scope and Contents

The series includes photographic prints from the photographer. Notable in the series is a set of over 200 slides of Manhattan's Upper West Side from the 1980s and a set of photographs from the Times Square area of the late 1970s-1980s. The series also includes one 1942 wedding invitation.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by size of the print and subject matter.

Processing Information

Many of these prints were previously processed and were part of the Photographers File (PR 50). In early 2021, they were removed from that collection and combined with other, unprocessed prints to form this series within the standalone Stephen Harmon collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 19 color photographs, 8-1/2 x 11 in., Lower East Side

Scope and Contents

Includes 19 photographs taken by Stephen Harmon on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, in the mid-1980s. All the photographs are color, 8-1/2 x 11 inch prints. The photographs emphasize storefronts, signage of businesses, and building facades, with some wide angle views of rows of buildings. Pedestrians appear in several, most often in connection with street vendors.

Identified streets represented in the photographs are Orchard (11), Essex (4), Grand (2), and Rivington (1). Storefronts and buildings that are the focus of photographs include Fine & Klein Handbags, Adler's Mens Wear (and nearby businesses and street vendors), Orchard Bootery, Beckenstein Home Fabrics, Inc., Ideal Hosiery, and Louis Stavsky Co. Hebrew religious supples & books. Photographs centered on signage include H. Eckstein & Sons, Leibel Bistritzky's kosher gourmet foods, a Judaica/Hebrew religious articles business at 45 Essex, and Blue Chip handkerchiefs & scarfs.

Gift, April 2018.

circa 1985
Box: 1 Folder : 2 29 color photographs, 11 x 14 in. Times Square sex shops and movie theaters.

Scope and Contents

All signed and numbered 3/40. Includes theater marquees, lobbies, storefronts, video stores, and Howard Johnson's neon sign. (See also Series D.I for digital versions of these and other related photographs.) Gift, October 2014.

1980s
Box: 1 Folder : 3 210 color slides, 2 x 2 in., Upper West Side

Scope and Contents

Taken in the 1980s at the request of a civic organization, Landmark West, in connection with preservation efforts, the photographs include exteriors and details of notable buildings (Dakota, San Remo, Apthorp, Beresford, Belleclair, Pythian, Dorilton, Hotel Des Artistes, Portuguese Synagogue, Central Savings Bank, Ansonia, and others), views of brownstones, and various street views of Columbus, Amsterdam, and West End avenues, Broadway, and various streets ranging up to about 106th. Gift, 2014.

1980s
Box: 1 Folder : 4 11 color photographs, 8-1/2 x 11 in., Checker Cabs
circa 1981-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Photograph album, 6 x 4 in., Columbus Day Parade

Scope and Contents

Includes various politicians marching in the parade, including Walter Mondale, Geraldine Ferraro, Mario Cuomo, Ed Koch, and Andrew Stein, and also Sophia Loren.

1984
Box: 1 Folder : 6 14 color photographs, 6 x 4 in. Various subjects

Scope and Contents

Beauty parlor customers, Bethesda Fountain in snow, subway car with graffiti and passengers, Chrysler Building gargoyle, fire escapes, storefronts on Broadway at West 164th Street, Brighton Beach subway station entrance, Gray's Papaya on Amsterdam at 72nd, rainy night scene on Broadway, and World Trade Center towers burning on 9/11. Also a Polaroid of Donald Trump, Sanford (Sandy) Weil, and Robert Savin at black tie dinner. Gift, December 2012.

1970s-2001
Box: 1 Folder : 7 10 color photographs, 8-1/2 x 11 in., Various subjects

Scope and Contents

Includes subway car with graffiti, Flatiron Building, Charles Scribners & Sons storefront, phone booths, pretzel wagon, P&G Bar neon lights, and an abortion rights demonstration. Gift, 2012.

1970-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 8 31 color photographs, 8-1/2 x 11 in., Various subjects

Scope and Contents

Includes, among others, Amsterdam Restaurant, Blarney Stone restaurant, Chinatown, World Trade Center, Camel cigarette sign in Times Square, Village Cigars in Greenwich Village, Grand Central Station 42nd Steet entrance, various store signage, New York State Supreme Courthouse, 72nd Street subway station (interior), views of Manhattan skyline from #7 train, and Elmhurst gas tanks along the Long Island Expressway. All are signed. Most are titled on back.

1970s-2011
Folder: FF-1 8 color photographs, 16 x 20 in. New York City scenes.

Scope and Contents

Brownstone building stoops on 82nd off Amsterdam, with graffiti; Antonio's barber shop on Amsterdam and 82nd; P&G Cafe/Bar on northeast corner of Amsterdam & 73rd; network of fire escapes on a building on Bleecker Street; fireworks over the Brooklyn Bridge on its 100th anniversary; 3 wintry street scenes (at Broadway & 72nd (2 views) and at West End & 72nd). All signed. Gift, 1983.

1983
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Ephemera. 1 wedding invitation card

Scope and Contents

Invitation from Mr & Mrs. Max Markman and Mr & Mrs. Samuel Eisenkop to the marriage of their children Eleanor and Hyman (the parents of Stephen Harmon) at Temple Bnai Mordechai, Brooklyn. Gift, February 2019.

1942

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