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Guide to the Ben Kabakow Photographic Slides
1958-1980
 PR 413

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

Collection processed by Susan Kriete; revised by Marybeth Kavanagh

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 23, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Skyline and City Views
1959-1978
Box: 1 Folder : 2 East River and Hudson River
1959-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Neighborhoods

Scope and Contents

Includes Chinatown, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, East Village and Lower East Side.

1957-1974
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Street scenes

Scope and Contents

Includes 5th Avenue, 26th Street, 42nd Street, flea markets and stores, playgrounds, and other city scenes (murals, pigeons, vagrants, old shack, tenement house, etc.)

1965-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Buildings and Sites

Scope and Contents

Includes City Hall, Municipal Building, Rockefeller Center, United Nations, World Trade Center, Met Life Building, Friend's School, New York Home for the Aged, Public Bath on 24th Street, churches, Little Red Light House, Grant's Tomb, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, South Ferry.

1959-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Central Park
1971-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Museums and Public Sculpture

Scope and Contents

Includes Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Floating Photography Museum, The Cloisters and Fort Tryon, and various public sculptures.

1959-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Bridges
1959-1971
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Transportation Stations

Scope and Contents

Includes Idlewild (later John F. Kennedy) Airport, Grand Central Station, and construction of Pennsylvania Station.

1961-1966
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Events

Scope and Contents

Includes 1965 Pulaski Parade and other unidentified parades, 1965 World's Fair, 1970 rally in Union Square, and what appears to be the 1973 Korean Fair.

1963-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Brooklyn and the Bronx

Scope and Contents

Includes Coney Island, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Our Lady of Lebanon church doors, general Brooklyn views, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, New York Botanical Garden (Bronx), Bronx Zoo, Bronx River, curling on the Bronx River, Riverdale, Bronx snow scenes.

1959-1978
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Nature shots and winter scenes
1961-1970
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Kabakow home

Scope and Contents

Interior shots of the photographer's home, located successively in the Bronx, in Stuyvesant Town, and at 271 Avenue C.

1960-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Unidentified and/or locations outside New York City

Scope and Contents

Includes New York State Capital in Albany and the Amir Center in Jerusalem.

1960s-1970s