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Guide to the DeWitt C. Wheeler Photographs and Other Material
1831-1928 (bulk circa 1880?)
 PR 417

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 11, 2021
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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 1 Bowery

Scope and Contents

Two photos spanning 168-174 Bowery, with elevated tracks in front of storefronts.

circa 1880?
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 2 Elm Street

Scope and Contents

11 photos. The portion of the street included is now part of Lafayette Street. Includes corner of Elm & Broome streets, with odd number addresses running from 187-205. No even numbered addresses. 191 Elm is the rear of Hoffman's Marion cafe; see the Marion Street folder for front view on Marion. Some duplicates.

circa 1880?
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 3 Elizabeth Street

Scope and Contents

13 photos. Includes odd number addresses spanning 155-161 Elizabeth, with front and rear views (demolition behind 155-161) and even number addresses 154-164. Some duplicates.

circa 1880?
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 4 Marion Street

Scope and Contents

15 photos. The stretch of street in the photos is now called Cleveland Place. Includes corner of Broome and Marion. Includes odd number addresses spanning 7-11 and even number addresses 8-26, ending at intersection with Elm. Includes front of Hoffman's Marion Cafe (rear view on Elm Street). Some duplicates.

circa 1880?
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 5 Mott Street

Scope and Contents

6 photos. Includes odd number addresses spanning 185-193 Mott. No even addresses. Some duplicates.

circa 1880?
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 1 Mulberry Street

Scope and Contents

15 photos. Includes odd number addresses spanning 187-195 Mulberry and even number addresses 188-194. Some Italian shops. Some duplicates.

circa 1880?
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 2 Unidentified

Scope and Contents

1 photo that appears to fit with the set of photos above, but caption is missing.

circa 1880?
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 3 Centre Street

Scope and Contents

13 photos of buildings along Centre Street in the area of Walker, Canal, Hester, and White steets.

circa 1880?
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 4 Centre Street? / Lafayette Street

Scope and Contents

Includes 3 photos. One is at the intersection of Lafayette and Walker. Two are unidentified but are likely in the Centre/Lafayette area.

circa 1880?
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 5 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

2 photos unrelated to the rest of the photos in the collection. One is of a large house with road or other construction occurring alongside. The second is of a man with four children, all dressed in suits or dresses.

1880s?
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 6 Ephemera

Scope and Contents

3 identical advertisements for Fischer's coffees and teas, with endorsement by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America that the goods were prepared and packed as kosher for the Pesach holidays.

1928
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 7 Book: "An Introduction to Mensuration and Practical Geometry" by John Bonnycastle

Scope and Contents

Inscribed as belonging to William Henry Christie in 1833. Published Philadelphia by Kimber & Sharpless. Sixth American edition from the tenth London edition.

1831
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 8 Book: "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl" by John Greenleaf Whittier

Scope and Contents

Published Boston by Fields, Osgood & Co.

1869