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Guide to the James Olinkiewicz Collection of Photographs and Ephemera
1850s-1910, 1932
 PR 404

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Container List

Series I. Stereographs of New York City and Elsewhere, 1850s-circa 1900

Scope and Contents

673 stereograph cards with mid- to late-19th century views of New York City (i.e., Manhattan) landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Trinity Church, Central Park, Broadway, and the Tombs prison. Brooklyn and Staten Island are represented by a few cards, as are various locations throughout New York State, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

Arrangement

Series I is organized in four sub-series, each of which is arranged by image topic:

Sub-series I.A.
 New York City—Bridges, Harbor, Shipping, Rivers
Sub-series I.B.
 New York City—Manhattan
Sub-series I.C.
 New York City—Brooklyn & Staten Island
Sub-series I.D.
 New York State, Pennsylvania, Vermont

Sub-series I.A. New York City—Bridges, Harbor, Shipping, Rivers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 NYC—Bridges—Broadway [1 card]
[circa 1866-1867]
Box: 1 Folder : 2 NYC—Bridges—Brooklyn—Construction [20 cards]
[1869-1883]
Box: 1 Folder : 3 NYC—Bridges—Brooklyn—General [16 cards]
[1883-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 4 NYC—Bridges—Brooklyn—Scenes on [7 cards]
[1883-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 5 NYC—Bridges—Brooklyn—Views from [5 cards]
[1883-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 6 NYC—Bridges—Harlem River crossings [2 cards]
[circa 1900?]
Box: 1 Folder : 7 NYC—Bridges—High Bridge [11 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 8 NYC—Bridges—Washington [2 cards]
[1888-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 9 NYC—Harbor—Battery & Castle Garden (Castle Clinton) [11 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 10 NYC—Harbor—Castle Williams [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 11 NYC—Harbor—Ferries [13 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 12 NYC—Harbor—Piers & docks [5 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 13 NYC—Harbor—Shipping scenes [16 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 14 NYC—Harbor—Ships—Foreign [6 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 15 NYC—Harbor—Ships—Sailing [10 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 16-17 NYC—Harbor—Ships—Steam [27 cards in 2 folders]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 18 NYC—Rivers—East River [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 19 NYC—Rivers—Harlem River & Ship Canal [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 20 NYC—Rivers—Hudson (North) River [4 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]

Sub-series I.B. New York City—Manhattan

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Manhattan—Alms House Commissioners Office [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Manhattan—Apartment houses—Dakota [1 card]
[1884-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Manhattan—Banks [3 cards]

Scope and Contents

Bank for Saving (Bleecker near Broadway); German Savings Bank (14th Street corner Fourth Avenue); Park Bank Building.

[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Manhattan—Bible House [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Manhattan—Churches & Synagogues—Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church [1 card]
[1850s-1895]
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Manhattan—Churches & Synagogues—Church of the Covenant [1 card]
[1865-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Manhattan—Churches & Synagogues—Church of the Holy Trinity [1 card]
[1850s-1873]
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Manhattan—Churches & Synagogues—Congregation Emanu-El [3 cards]
[1868-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Manhattan—Churches & Synagogues—Grace Church [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Manhattan—Churches & Synagogues—St. George's Church [2 cards]
[1865-1889]
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Manhattan—Churches & Synagogues—St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Manhattan—Churches & Synagogues—Trinity Church [8 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Manhattan—Churches & Synagogues—Unidentified [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Manhattan—City Hall [4 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Manhattan—Clinton Hall (a.k.a. Astor Opera House) [2 cards]
[1850s-1890]
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Manhattan—Commodities exchanges [4 cards]

Scope and Contents

Corn Exchange; Produce Exchange.

[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Manhattan—Courthouses [3 cards]

Scope and Contents

Jefferson Market Courthouse; Tweed Courthouse.

[circa 1862-1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Manhattan—Department stores—A. T. Stewart [8 cards]
[1862-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Manhattan—Drug stores—Hembold's [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Manhattan—Ethnic groups [2 cards]

Scope and Contents

Hebrew Quarter; Italian Quarter.

1900
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Manhattan—Field Building / Washington Building [2 cards]
[circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Manhattan—Five Points House of Industry [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Manhattan—Hall of Records [8 cards]
[1850s-circa 1873]
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Manhattan—Hospitals [4 cards]

Scope and Contents

Bellevue Hospital; Lenox Hospital.

[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Manhattan—Hotels [19 cards]

Scope and Contents

Albermarle House; Astor House; Harry Bertholf's Hotel on Harlem Lane; Hotel Brunswick; Fifth Avenue Hotel; Grand Hotel; Grand Central Hotel (later Broadway Central Hotel); Lafarge House; St. Nicholas Hotel; Windsor Hotel.

[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Manhattan—Markets [3 cards]

Scope and Contents

Fulton Market; Manhattan Market.

[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Manhattan—Masonic Temple [2 cards]
[1875-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Manhattan—Metropolitan Sanitary Fair [1 card]
1864
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Manhattan—Museums—Barnum's [1 card]
1868
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Manhattan—Newspaper buildings [14 cards]

Scope and Contents

Evening Post; Herald (Park Row and Herald Square); Staats Zeitung; Tribune; World.

[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Manhattan—Panoramic views [22 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Manhattan—Parades—General [4 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Manhattan—Parades—Naval [3 cards]
1898
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Bowling Green [4 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Bryant Park (Reservoir Square) [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Arbors [2 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Arsenal [4 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Bridges [10 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Cave & Ice Spring [4 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Events & sports [3 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Fountains [3 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Goat Carts [1 card]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Horses [1 card]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Ice Skating [2 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Lake / Pond [7 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Mall [3 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Menagerie [1 card]
[1864-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Mt. St. Vincent [1 card]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Obelisk [2 cards]
188-1896
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Ramble [2 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Roads [2 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Statuary [2 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Structures [2 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Central Park—Swings [2 cards]
[1857-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Chatham Square [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—City Hall Park [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Madison Square [1 card]
1900
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Printing House Square [5 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Manhattan—Parks & Squares—Union Square [10 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Manhattan—Post Office (City Hall Park) [11 cards]
[circa 1880-1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Manhattan—Railroads—Depots—General [2 cards]

Scope and Contents

Harlem River Railroad; unidentified.

[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Manhattan—Railroads—Depots—Grand Central (1871) [7 cards]
[1871-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 9-10 Manhattan—Railroads—Elevated [30 cards in 2 folders]
[circa 1870s-1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Manhattan—Residences—A. T. Stewart [3 cards]
[1869-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Manhattan—Residences—Vanderbilt Mansion [2 cards]
[1882-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Manhattan—Residences—Interiors [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Manhattan—Restaurants—Delmonico's [1 card]
[1862-1876]
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Manhattan—Schools & colleges—Cooper Institute / Cooper Union [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Manhattan—Schools & colleges—Free Academy [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Manhattan—Schools & colleges—National Academy of Design [4 cards]
[1865-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Manhattan—Schools & colleges—New York University [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Manhattan—Stock Exchange [2 cards]
[circa 1865-1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Manhattan—Street life [10 cards]

Scope and Contents

"Peddling ties on the Bowery"; "A New York Street Organ"; "Scene in New York"; "Scene in N.Y. Slums"; "Boot Blacks"; "Try Your Weight."

[circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Manhattan—Streets—14th [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Manhattan—Streets—55th [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Manhattan—Streets—Battery Place [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Manhattan—Streets—Bowery [9 cards]
[circa 1870s-1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Pine [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Fulton [7 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Murray [5 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Chambers [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Pearl [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Canal [5 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Grand [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Broome [8 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Prince [5 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Houston [5 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ 8th Street [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ Union Square [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ 23rd Street & Fifth Avenue [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway @ 33rd Street [1 card]
[1870s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway—"on a rainy day" [6 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway—"burst of sunlight after a shower" [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 1-3 Manhattan—Streets—Broadway—General [28 cards in 3 folders]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Manhattan—Streets—Five Points [6 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Manhattan—Streets—New Bowery & Roosevelt [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Manhattan—Streets—Park Place [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Manhattan—Streets—Park Row [6 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Manhattan—Streets—South [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Manhattan—Streets—Wall [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Manhattan—Streets—West [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Manhattan—Streets, Avenues—Fifth [4 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Manhattan—Tammany Hall / Tammany Hotel [5 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Manhattan—Theaters—Academy of Music [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Manhattan—Theaters—Bryant's Opera House [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Manhattan—Theaters—Central Park Garden [2 cards]
[1868-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Manhattan—Theaters—Gilmore's Garden (Madison Square Garden) [1 card]
[circa 1876]
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Manhattan—Theaters—Niblo's [3 cards]
[1850s-1895]
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Manhattan—Theaters—Olympic [1 card]
[1850s-1881]
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Manhattan—Theaters—Wallack's [3 cards]
[circa 1861-1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Manhattan—Tombs (prison), old [12 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]

Sub-series I.C. New York City—Brooklyn & Staten Island

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Brooklyn—Brooklyn Navy Yard [3 cards]
[1860s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Brooklyn—Churches [4 cards]

Scope and Contents

Elm Place Congregational Church; Plymouth Church.

[1850s-circa 1880]
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Brooklyn—Coney Island [10 cards]
[1870s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Brooklyn—Green-Wood Cemetery [7 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Brooklyn—Prospect Park [5 cards]
[circa 1867-1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Staten Island—Quarantine [2 cards]
before 1858
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Staten Island—Stapleton [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]

Sub-series I.D. New York State, Pennsylvania, Vermont

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 28 New York—Albany (?) [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 29 New York—Chenango Bridge [2 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 30 New York—Cold Spring [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 31 New York—Garrison [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 32 New York—Kenwood [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 33 New York—Lake George [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 34 New York—Oswego [1 card]
[circa 1873-1881]
Box: 4 Folder : 35 New York—Poughkeepsie [1 card]
[circa 1861-1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 36 New York—Pulaski [3 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 37 New York—Rochester [4 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 38 New York—Saratoga / Saratoga Springs [4 cards]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 39 New York—Tarrytown [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 40 New York—West Point [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Pennsylvania—Starrucca Creek [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Vermont—St. Johnsbury [1 card]
[1850s-circa 1900]

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