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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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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 May 11, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily includes 81 photographs by DeWitt C. Wheeler. The bulk of these date from circa 1880 and document the buildings on certain blocks along the Bowery, Elm, Elizabeth, Marion, Mott, and Mulberry streets in lower Manhattan in the area of what is now known as Nolita and Little Italy, and along Centre Street south of Canal Street. It appears these photos were taken around the time elevated train tracks were being constructed in the area and the photographer captures images of the buildings, storefronts, and signage of the time, with some presence of demolition and construction.

The collection also includes some other unrelated items, including two 19th century books and advertising ephemera from 1928.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by format and related subject matter.