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Guide to the Park West Camera Club Records
1946-2017
 PR 368

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Collection processed by Ariana Heinsdorf and Larry Weimer

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Container List

Series IV: Photography by Members, 1940s-2000s. 8.24 Linear feet in two boxes plus flat files

Scope and Contents

This series contains original photographic work by club members. Most of these are individual prints, often mounted on backing material, ranging from the 1940s into at least the 1970s, though most are undated. The work of Harry Noah is especially well-represented in these photos. Many of the photographs and their backing are water damaged, as they were rescued from a flooded room.

In addition, the series includes photographs from an album maintained by the club. These photographs are by more recent members, and date from the 1990s into the 2000s. Most of these prints are black and white, though many are in color. Finally, the series includes slides by some recent members, principally Myron Brenton. Brenton's slides are of various New York City scenes, including scenes at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

A digitized slide show produced by the PWCC that includes some of these images and others can be seen here.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by format, with single photographs followed by those from the album and then slides. Within the single photographs, the arrangement is by photographer. Box 3 holds photos that are 8x11 inches or somewhat larger; flat files (FF) hold large mounted photos; and Box 4 holds photos of a size that fall between those two. Titles of work found on the print itself are noted in "quotation marks" in the container list; titles or descriptions provided by the processing archivist are noted in [brackets].

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Apple, Bill

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"Band Rehearsal"

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Arnold, M.D.

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[Untitled, referred to by PWCC as "Little Girl with Bonnet."]

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Arrington, Wally

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"At the Top of the Stairs" [depicts a boy gazing into a rowhouse entrance].

undated
Folder: FF-1 Arrington, Wally

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2 photographs: "Window" [2 children at apartment window] and "Little Brother" [two boys on train or waiting area?]. PWCC stamped and dated on back of both.

1968
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Arthur, Dan

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[Untitled; profile portrait of young woman in hat and with large necklace].

undated
Folder: FF-1 Ayles, Edith

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1 photograph: "I'm Done" [African-American young boy taking off his bib, beverage container in front of him]

undated
Folder: FF-1 Bernstein, Marion

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1 photograph: [Untitled. Alternative descriptions used by PWCC include "85 St, CPW, rain" and "Man with Umbrella."]

1964
Folder: FF-1 Cooke, Geraldine

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1 photograph: ["Bird in Flight"]. Exhibition stamps on back. Noted as "runner-up for Print of the Year, 1964-65."

circa 1964
Folder: FF-1 Diederich, W.

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1 photograph: "Superman" [boy with arms spread in loose overclothes].

1962 February
Folder: FF-2 Goddard, Jr., Arthur H.

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1 photograph: "The Limited" [portion of exposed building framework].

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Goldstein, Philip

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[Untitled; man standing against a pillar in a subway station]

undated
Folder: FF-2 Gooding, Roger

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3 photographs: "Rhythm" [African-American man and woman dancing or otherwise moving in harmony], 1964; "Moonlight Beach", undated; "Study in Triangular Design" [top of telephone pole and wires], undated.

1964, undated
Folder: FF-2 Gurnee, Hal

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1 photograph: [Untitled. Elderly woman sitting outside large double doors of a building, appears to be outside the U.S.]

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Harris, Linda

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"Supper" [African-American man having a bowl of soup]

undated
Folder: FF-2 Jackson, Ann

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2 photographs: "Cocktails for One" [elderly man in relaxed dress enjoying a drink with garbage can lids as his side table]; "New York Summer" [children in fountain].

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Jimenez, Ines

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[Untitled; Profile portrait of young woman]

1976 April 19
Folder: FF-3 Jordan, Ed

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1 photograph: "Central Park"

undated
Folder: FF-3 Jordan, G. Steve

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2 photographs: "Hale House Babies" and [Untitled; referred to as Hale House Prayer by PWCC].

undated
Folder: FF-4 Lax, Angelina

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2 photographs: "The Road" [road with towering rock walls, traveled by truck and burro?], undated; "Tombstone" [detail of angel face], 1974.

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Litzel, Otto

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Two photographs: "Two Leaves" (1949), noted as having received first prize in an unidentified competition, and untitled piece [fishing boats].

1949, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Long, Ray

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[Untitled; View of Manhattan skyline at night, including RCA building and Essex House, looking south from inside Central Park]

1940s?
Folder: FF-4 Lyngsted, Hanne

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1 photograph: "Meditation" [profile portrait of African-American woman]

undated
Folder: FF-4 MacLaughlin, Don

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1 photograph: "Long Island City" [tracks in train yard]. Exhibition stamps on back. Noted as "runner-up for Print of the Year, 1964-65."

circa 1964
Folder: FF-4 Mangan, Doreen

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1 photograph: "Rooftops and Chimney Pots."

undated
Folder: FF-4 Muster, Regina

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1 photograph: "Bird Lady."

undated
Folder: FF-7 Nasoff, W.

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1 photograph: "Waiting," [woman at airport].

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Noah, Harry

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"Self-Portrait" [while shaving]. Also referred to as "Scraping an Acquaintance."

undated
Folder: FF-5 Noah, Harry

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10 photographs that tend to focus on people as a subject: "Shell Seekers," undated; "Just One Day Old," [boy holding pony], 15 March 1955; "Twilight Stroller," undated; [Title block obscured by one of several competition and exhibition labels on back; subject is a young man carrying artworks, circa 1952]; "August," [children and others under fire hydrant spray], circa 1957, with several labels, including First Prize from Dyckman Camera Club; "Trio," [three young boys looking at a magazine], April 1955, with several labels, including Fourth Prize at Dyckman Camera Club; "The Ash Can Kid," undated, with labels, including First Prize from Dyckman Camera Club; "Hope Springs Eternal," [man on stoop reading Racing Form], circa 1957; "Autumn Chore," [man raking and burning leaves], undated; "Derelict," [man in doorway at night clutching bag], undated.

1952-1957, undated
Folder: FF-6 Noah, Harry

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8 photographs that tend to focus on buildings and things other than people: "Foggy Run" [train at station], undated; "The Old Time Religion" [rural church building], 1961; "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," 1963; "Rough Trail" [walking in park through deep snow], undated; "Buds and Buddies" [flowers and birds], undated; "The Square Knot," 1965; "Japanesque," [shoreline evoking the style of a Japanese garden], undated; "The Clouds Go Rolling By," 1954, labeled as having won Second Prize at the Dyckman Camera Club. Several have competition/exhibition stamps on back.

1954-1965, undated
Folder: FF-7 Padernacht, Sandra (Sandy)

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4 photographs: "Woman with Book"; "Back"; "Man with Bass"; "Young Black Woman."

undated
Folder: FF-7 Rivera, Primitivo

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1 photograph: "Covered with Sand" [boy buried in sand except for his head]

undated
Folder: FF-7 Rogers, Linda

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1 photograph: "Caftan Contrasts"

undated
Folder: FF-7 Ruth, Sura

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2 portrait photographs of a woman, one titled "Profile" and the other referred to as "Chin" by PWCC because of the camera angle, though the actual name on back is now obscured.

undated
Folder: FF-8 Schnaebele, Ernest

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1 photograph: "Triangles" [weathered, migrant(?) housing in field].

undated
Folder: FF-8 Schneider, Herb

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1 photograph (color): "World Trade Center and Church"

undated
Folder: FF-8 Shulman, R.

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1 photograph: "Eileen" [portrait of a young woman]

1974
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Stuart, Ron

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"Double Exposure at an Antique Store"

1978 May 14
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Taplin, Claire

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3 photographs: "Against the Wall" [four elderly people on a bench]; "Village Fountain" [elderly woman getting water]; and "Grandmother & Nina."

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Unidentified Photographers

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Two photographs, both untitled. One depicts a couple on a wooded hillside looking out over a river; the photo is torn with part missing. The second photo is of a mannequin.

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Unidentified Photographers

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2 photographs: One is an untitled photo, with 3 prints, of a woman in curlers getting her done done by a hairdresser, who is also in curlers. A banner on the salon wall reads "Hairdressers give the best blow jobs." A second is also untitled and is of four boys playing at the fence of a wood house.

undated
Folder: FF-8 Unidentified Photographer

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1 photograph (color-tinted): [Clouds]

undated
Folder: FF-8 Watson, Gordon

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1 photograph: "Ancient Wood"

circa 1980?
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Weiner, Mabel

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[Untitled; African-American child hiding and peeking out from behind the leg of a woman, both subjects in tattered clothing]

undated
Folder: FF-8 Weiss, Martin

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1 photograph: "Old Man" [profile portrait]

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Photograph Album (folder 1 of 2)

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Photographs, most untitled, by Godfrey Fred Aquilino (1) "The Jug Sellers of Delhi"; Carolyn Bross (10 from 1996-97, in color), "Schoolroom," "I Pledge Allegiance," "The Old Stove," "Window in a Windmill," "Wisteria," "Yellow Bench,"Time Honored Tradition," "Girl with Red Lipstick," "Broken Mirror and Daffodils"; Marilyn Fish-Glynn (4) "Ellis Island" and 3 untitled; Rosemary Peters (1), "Boston/Willows"; Anthony Venezio (4, in color); Yaqui Yamdrok (5); and unidentified (6, two in color).

1996-1997, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Photograph Album (folder 2 of 2)

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Photographs, most untitled, by: Florence Forman (1), "Chinese Man in Doorway"; Ruth Formanek (4); Anthony Venezio (2, in color); and unidentified (6, four in color).

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Slides. Brenton, Myron

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Approximately 400 color slides. The subject most represented is Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Other subjects include graffiti/wall art, construction sites, Coney Island, West Indian Day Parade, street fairs and festivals, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park. Several sheets of slides are labeled "NYC Misc"; these appear to often fit into the above categories and are often of people and street scenes. and people

circa 1990s-2001
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Slides. Wallace, Marie

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7 color slides of nature scenes and buildings.

circa 2000s
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Slides. Various Photographers

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32 slides (color and black and white) by various photographers. Identified photographers are Myron Brenton, Marilyn Fish-Glynn, Ruth Formanek, Myrna Harrison-Changar, Paul Knowles, Rosemary Peters, Helen B. Pine, Susan Sigrist, and Yaqui Yamdrok.

circa 2000s

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