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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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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

Scope and Contents

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).

1990-2001
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Publicity Material

Scope and Contents

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

1976-2016
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.

2016
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.

2010