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Guide to the Ron Galella Photographs and Publicity Material
1939, 1964-2016
 PR 411

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 31, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 World's Fair Photographs

Scope and Contents

7 black and white photographs of the 1939-40 World's Fair and 2 of the 1964-1965 Fair. Prints by Galella from negatives in the collection of John Riccardelli. 1939-40 photos are of: Empire State Building Finial, Italian Pavilion, Paul Manship sculpture of passing of time, and various views of the Trylon and Perisphere with Lagoon of Nations and George Washington statue. 1964-65 photos center on the Unisphere, one in close-up and the other from a higher elevation showing other pavilions and, in the distance, Shea Stadium.

1939, 1964?
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Photographs, 1960s

Scope and Contents

2 black and white photographs: Ocean Liner "Michelangelo" docked at Pier 90 (May 22, 1965) and chandeliers at Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House (September 16, 1966).

1965, 1966
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Photographs, Operation Sail

Scope and Contents

4 black and white photographs of Operation Sail (also referred to as Operation Top Sail) in New York Harbor on the Bicentennial. Taken from on board the USS Forrestal.

1976 July 4
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Photographs, 1970s-1980s

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5 black and white photographs: Bull mastiff looking out rear window of Cadillac Fleetwood on East 79th Street (May 15, 1970); aerial view of Flushing Meadows Park, site of 1939-40 and 1964-65 World's Fairs (September 18, 1974); Plaza Hotel fountain (1976); sculpture at Paramount Theater at Gulf and Western Building (November 20, 1976); and audience at the Amnesty International benefit concert at Giants Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands (June 15, 1986)

1970-1976, 1986
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Photographs, 1990s-2000s

Scope and Contents

1 color composite photograph titled "United We Stand" dated 2001, composed from a photo of the Statue of Liberty (August 2, 1999) and of the World Trade Center towers (September 9, 1990).

Box: 1 Folder : 6 Publicity Material

Scope and Contents

11 publicity pieces for Galella's books and the documentary film about him.

Box: 1 Folder : 7 Time Magazine (Vol. 188, No. 22-23)

Scope and Contents

Issue with cover article "The Most Influential Photos of All Time." Among these are Galella's October 1971 "Windblown Jackie," found on pages 86-87. Page with article is signed by Galella.

Box: 1 Folder : 8 DVD: "Smash His Camera"

Scope and Contents

Unopened, shrinkwrapped original copy of the DVD. This is restricted from use in order to ensure that the digital content is not accidentally corrupted.