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The Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Photograph and Lithograph collection, bulk 1850-1980

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 11078341 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Durst, Seymour B., 1913-1995 ; Durst Organization
Title The Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Photograph and Lithograph collection, bulk 1850-1980
Physical Description 3000 photographs
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection consists of nine series: Series I: Photographs; Series II: Printed Material; Series III: Stereoscopic Views; Series IV: Other Media

Description

Scope and Content

The collection of historical photographs and lithographs of New York City consists of about 3,000 items dated from the 1850s until the 1980s. The collection is made up of color photographic prints, color negatives, black-and-white photographic prints, black-and-white negatives, copy prints, studio and cabinet cards, stereo cards, cyanotypes, albumen prints, gelatin silver prints, lantern slides, glass negatives, and Polaroid prints, lithographs, woodcuts, tear sheets, and engravings. The collection also includes official images, newspaper images, and candid images. Also included are images from the photo morgue of the New York Herald-Tribune newspaper, which ceased publication in 1966. Other images were purchased as copies from New-York Historical Society, Museum of the City of New York, WNYC-FM Radio, the Bettman Archive, and from collectors, private vendors, and other institutions. Photos by noted photographers are included.

Series I: Photographs is made up of color photographic prints, color negatives, black-and-white photographic prints, black-and-white negatives, copy prints, studio and cabinet cards, stereo cards, cyanotypes, albumen prints, gelatin silver prints. The photographs are arranged in this series by subject. For example, photographs of the Statue of Liberty are organized under "Monuments, Statue of Liberty." When known, the photographer's name has been included in the scope note.

Series II: Printed Material consists of lithographs, woodcuts, tear sheets, and engravings focusing on New York City themes. This series contains a significant holding of collected etchings originating from The Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York (also known as the Valentine's Manuals after its publisher David T. Valentine.) The Valentine views along with the other etchings in the series represent an earlier illustrated view of New York in comparison to photographs in Series I.

Series III: Stereoscopic Views presents a three-dimensional representation of early New York City architectural and social history.

Series IV: Other Media includes lantern slides, glass plate negatives, and negatives (photographs). These are likely purchased reference images.

Publication Date

ca. 1850s-1980s

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Restrictions on Use

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

Seymour B. Durst Old York Library collection of photographs and lithographs, Avery Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Revision Description

2015-04-25 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Bridges -- New York (State) -- New York -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Streetscapes (Urban design) -- New York (State) -- New York -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

The photographs consist of real estate developer Seymour B. Durst's personal collection, acquired over decades, in tandem with his collection of historical books and ephemera. The collection reflects his personal and business interests in the streets and buildings of commercial Manhattan, principally images of mid-town and lower Manhattan.

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Series I: Photograph



Box 32 86th Anniversary Banquet of the Real Estate Board of New York, Inc., 1986

1 oversize photograph; Seymour Durst pictured



Box 1 Folder 1 to 1A Aerial and skyline views, Pre-World War II, pre-1940s

21 photographs



Box 1 Folder 2 to 2B Aerial and skyline views, Post-World War II, post-1950s

28 photographs



Box 1 Folder 3 to 3B Aerial and skyline views, Post-World War II, post-1950s

28 photographs



Box 32 Aerial and skyline views, Midtown Manhattan (Fairchild Aerial Survey), 1946-57

2 oversized photographs



Box 32 Avenues and Streets, "The Commissioner's Map"

1 oversize photographic print from Neg. #42616, The New-York Historical Society



Box 32 Avenues and Streets, 23rd Street, 1903

1 oversize photograph : (future site of Flatiron Building)



Box 12 Folder 1 Avenues and Streets, 29th Street and below

10 photographs, 2 negatives



Box 12 Folder 2 to 2A Avenues and Streets, 30th to 39th Street

15 photographs



Box 40 Folder 1 Avenues and Streets, 34th Street, Fifth Ave & 34th Street (Dr. Townsend Residence), 1880

1 photograph



Box 40 Folder 1 Avenues and Streets, 34th Street, Fifth Ave looking north from 34th St. (Brick Pres. Church), 1898

1 photograph



Box 40 Folder 1 Avenues and Streets, 34th Street, Sixth Ave. (Side of Saks Store Herald Square), 1896

1 photograph



Box 40 Folder 1 Avenues and Streets, 34th Street, North view Herald Square (6th Ave el, Normadie Hotel), 1899

1 photograph



Box 40 Folder 1 Avenues and Streets, 34th Street, Northeast view Broadway & 34th St. (Herald Sq. Theatre, Marlborough Hotel, Metropolitan Opera House), 1902

1 photograph



Box 40 Folder 1 Avenues and Streets, 34th Street, Old 42nd St. Reservoir (Hotel Bristol), 1899

1 photograph ; H.N. Tiemann photographer (2009.1.0033)



Box 40 Folder 1 Avenues and Streets, 34th Street, Saint Luke's Hospital showing the Park (Morningside Park, Amsterdam Ave. from 113-114 St.), 1894

1 photograph (2009.1.0026)



Box 40 Folder 1 Avenues and Streets, 34th Street, Southwest view Broadway & 36th St. (Macy's), 1915

1 photograph



Box 12 Folder 4 to 4A Avenues and Streets, 40th to 49th Street

20 photographs



Box 12 Folder 3 to 3B Avenues and Streets, 42nd Street

22 photographs



Box 12 Folder 5 to 5A Avenues and Streets, 50th to 59th Street

16 photographs



Box 12 Folder 6 Avenues and Streets, 60th Street and above

20 photographs



Box 14 Folder 5 Avenues and Streets, Amsterdam, Columbus, Fort Washington, Lexington Ave.

5 photographs



Box 14 Folder 4 to 4A Avenues and Streets, Avenue of the Americas/Sixth Avenue (40-49th St.)

13 photographs



Box 14 Folder 3 Avenues and Streets, Avenue of the Americas/Sixth Avenue (to 33rd St.)

5 photographs



Box 32 Avenues and Streets, Broad Street and Exchange Place, c. 1920's

1 oversize photographs : (shows NY Stock Exchange, Wall Street Journal Building)



Box 15 Folder 1 to 1B Avenues and Streets, Broadway (Lower Manhattan to Dyckman/270th St.)

28 photographs, 2 negatives



Box 32 Avenues and Streets, Columbus Circle, 1930's approx.

1 oversize photograph ; Erwin Levick photographer



Box 13 Folder 5 Avenues and Streets, Fifth Ave. (30-39th St.)

9 photographs



Box 14 Folder 1 to 1B Avenues and Streets, Fifth Ave. (40-49th St.)

28 photographs



Box 14 Folder 2 to 2A Avenues and Streets, Fifth Ave. (50th St. - above)

20 photographs



Box 32 Avenues and Streets, Fifth Ave. (at 42nd Street), c. 1925

1 oversize photograph



Box 13 Folder 4 Avenues and Streets, Fifth Ave. (below 29th St.)

11 photographs



Box 32 Avenues and Streets, Harlem River Drive (construction), 1894

1 oversize photograph



Box 15 Folder 6 Avenues and Streets, Madison Ave., 1960's

4 photographs



Box 15 Folder 2 Avenues and Streets, Madison Ave., 1870-1929

5 photographs



Box 15 Folder 3 Avenues and Streets, Madison Ave., 1930's

3 photographs



Box 15 Folder 4 Avenues and Streets, Madison Ave., 1940's

5 photographs



Box 15 Folder 5 Avenues and Streets, Madison Ave., 1950's

5 photographs



Box 15 Folder 7 to 8 Avenues and Streets, Park Ave. and Park Ave. South, 1882-1965

27 photographs



Box 15 Folder 9 Avenues and Streets, Riverside Drive

8 photographs



Box 13 Folder 1 to 2 Avenues and Streets, Third Ave

16 photographs



Box 13 Folder 3 to 3A Avenues and Streets,, Fourth to Eleventh Avenues

16 photographs



Box 2 Folder 3 Banks, alpha order [4 folders]

39 photographs : (The Bank of Manhattan Company sketch, Bank of Manhattan Trust Co façade 1930, Gillender & Hanover Bank Building 1906, Bankers Trust 1911, Shoe & Leather and Chemical Bank Buildings 1914, Planned Bankers Trust Co Building 1958, Bankers Trust Co interior 1957, Commercial State Bank & Trust Co 1954, Bank of London 1942, Banca Commerciale Italiana 1941, Brevoort Savings Bank 1949, Bank for Savings 1954, City Bank Farmers Bldg rendering 1931, Central Savings Bank 1957, Chelsea National Bank 1964, Citizen Savings Bank interior 1938, Colonial Trust Company 1950, Clinton Trust Company commuters Branch 1957, Greenwich Savings Bank 1899, Manufacturers Trust Company, Manhattan Savings Institution 1878, Commercial Investment Trust Bldg 1958, Wurts Bros, The Seamen's Bank for Savings, officers at Chemical Corn Exchange Bank 1956, Corn Exchange Bank Trust Co.)



Box 2 Folder 1 Banks, Bowery Savings Bank

4 photographs



Box 2 Folder 2 Banks, Chase (Chemical, Metropolitan, Manhattan, Etc.)

10 photographs



Box 2 Folder 2 Banks, Chase (Chemical, Metropolitan, Manhattan, Etc.)

11 photographs, 1 article



Box 32 Bridge, 59th Street Bridge (and Sutton Place)

1 oversize photograph



Box 40 Folder 2 Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge

1 photograph (2009.1.0009)



Box 32 Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge

1 oversize photograph



Box 40 Folder 5 Bridge, Loew Foot Bridge over Broadway (in front of St. Paul's Chapel), 1866-1868

1 photograph (2009.1.0015)



Box 40 Folder 2 Bridge, Washington Bridge

2 of 4 photobraphs (2009.1.0007)



Box 19 Folder 1 to 1A Bridges, Brooklyn Bridge

15 photographs



Box 19 Folder 5 Bridges, General

8 photographs



Box 19 Folder 2 Bridges, George Washington Bridge

6 photographs



Box 19 Folder 3 Bridges, High Bridge

7 photographs



Box 19 Folder 4 Bridges, Tri-borough Bridge

6 photographs



Box 40 Folder 5 Broadway, North from Rector St. - Trinity Church Western Union Telegraph, 1880

1 photograph (2009.1.0029)



Box 32 Building, Grand Central Terminal

1 oversize photograph: (main hall filled with commuters during the 1946 strike)



Box 40 Folder 5 Building, Old Willow Cottage (Fifth Ave. and 43rd St.), 1901

1 photograph (2009.1.0035)



Box 32 Building, One-story stone building

1 oversize photograph



Box 40 Folder 4 Building, 9313 Third Ave Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn)

1 photograph (2009.1.0037) : (interior view of butcher or bakery)



Box 40 Folder 4 Building, Castel William (Governor's Island), July 4, 1888

1 photograph (2009.1.0036)



Box 40 Folder 4 Building, Castel William (Governor's Island)

1 photograph (2009.1.0023)



Box 40 Folder 5 Building, City Hall, 1895

1 photograph ; A. Loeffler photographer



Box 40 Folder 5 Building, City Hall

1 photograph (2009.1.0011) : (Southeast view of City Hall: park from post office, Tribune Bldg.)



Box 32 Building, Knickerbocker Hotel

1 oversize photograph



Box 40 Folder 6 Building, N.Y Public Library (Site of Old Reservoir), 1911

1 photograph (2009.1.0034)



Box 40 Folder 5 Building, New York Stock Exchange

1 photograph (2009.1.0016)



Box 32 Building, New York Times Building, 1904

1 oversize photograph; George P. Hall photographer



Box 32 Building, New York Times Building (in construction), 1904

1 oversize photograph; George P. Hall photographer



Box 32 Building, One Fifth Avenue Hotel (shows Washington Square Arch), 1930

1 oversize photograph; Irving Underhill photographer



Box 32 Building, Oriental Hotel (Coney Island, Brooklyn)

1 oversize photograph



Box 32 Building, Ritz-Carlton Hotel (shows south side of St. Patrick's Cathedral), c. 1930

1 oversize photograph; Irving Underhill photographer



Box 40 Folder 6 Building, Stone House

1 photograph ; V. Royle photographer (2009.1.0018)



Box 40 Folder 2 Building, Vanderbilt Mansion (Cattle running in street)

1 photograph (2009.1.004)



Box 20 Folder 6 to 6A Buildings, Grand Central Terminal 1 & 2 and Pennsylvania Terminal 1

13 photographs



Box 20 Folder 1 Buildings, Grand Central Terminal 1 & 2 and Pennsylvania Terminal 1, Before 1900

5 photographs, 1 negative : (includes buildings, crowds, strike photos, a few removed to portrait files)



Box 20 Folder 2 Buildings, Grand Central Terminal 1 & 2 and Pennsylvania Terminal 1, 1920's, 1930's

11 photographs



Box 20 Folder 3 to 3B Buildings, Grand Central Terminal 1 & 2 and Pennsylvania Terminal 1, 1940's

23 photographs



Box 20 Folder 4 to 4A Buildings, Grand Central Terminal 1 & 2 and Pennsylvania Terminal 1, 1950's

19 photographs



Box 20 Folder 5 to 5A Buildings, Grand Central Terminal 1 & 2 and Pennsylvania Terminal 1, 1960's

17 photographs



Box 40 Folder 6 Cattle & Farmer, 1892

1 photograph ; V. Royle photographer (2009.1.0021)



Box 2 Folder 4 Churches and Temples [2 folders]

12 photographs, 2 negatives : (Trinity Church 1912, Grace Church 1912, Moringside Park and Cathedral Heights 1902, St. Bartholomews Church 1918, Mission of our Lady of the Rosary home of Irish Immigrant girls 1897, St. Paul's Chapel, St. John the Divine 1915, Church of St. Mary 1895, St. Patricks Cathedral, St. Mark's Church 1952, St. Paul's Church, Temple Bethel, Trinity Church, Waterfront Gospel Mission)



Box 3 Folder 1 Civic/Business Centers, City Hall, 1874-1929

23 photographs : (City Hall: inclues Woolworth Building, Mnicipal Building, Old Post Office building, Printing House Row, Hall of Records, Tweed Courthouse)



Box 3 Folder 2 Civic/Business Centers, City Hall, 1930-1959

13 photographs



Box 40 Folder 2 Civic/Business Centers, Grand Army Plaza

1 photograph (2009.1.005)



Box 4 Folder 3 Civic/Business Centers, United Nations

10 photographs



Box 5 Folder 3 to 3A Civic/Business Centers, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, 1840-1962

19 photographs



Box 3 Folder 3 Civic/Business Centers, City Hall, 1960-1970

17 photographs



Box 40 Folder 6 Civic/Business Centers, Dewey Arch (Madison Square), 1899

1 photograph : A.N. Tiemann photographs (2009.1.0032)



Box 32 Civic/Business Centers, Flatiron District

1 oversize photograph



Box 32 Civic/Business Centers, Flatiron District

1 oversize photograph : (Shows Flatiron Building and new construction on northeast corner of Broadway and 23rd Street)



Box 3 Folder 4 Civic/Business Centers, Fulton Fish Market

34 photographs



Box 4 Folder 1 to 1B Civic/Business Centers, Greenwich Village and East Village, 1895-1960s

26 photographs



Box 4 Folder 2 to 2B Civic/Business Centers, Lower East Side and SoHo, 1918-1968

28 photographs



Box 5 Folder 1 to 1B Civic/Business Centers, Wall Street/Financial District, 1876-1952

28 photographs



Box 5 Folder 2 to 2C Civic/Business Centers, Wall Street/Financial District, 1863-1964

34 photographs



Box 6 Folder 1 Clubs

4 photographs : (Library of Engineers Club, Cornell Club, Union League Club, Yale Club- Nathan Hale dedication)



Box 11 Folder 2 to 2A Design and Construction

18 photographs : (Skyscraper evacuation, Flood Rock Hellgate, North gate horse at resevoir, Lincoln tunnel, PanAm, Rockefeller Center, Socony Mobil)



Box 11 Folder 3 to 3A Design and Construction

20 photographs, 1 negative : (Chrysler bldg, Shea Stadium, Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Cental Park Tunnel)



Box 11 Folder 1 to 1A Design and Construction, Astor Hotel (cyanotypes)

17 photographs



Box 6 Folder 2 Educational Institutions

11 photographs : (Rockefeller Institue Blds 1917, NY Institue for Educ of Blind 1926, College of the City of New York 1920, Beaux-Arts Institue of Design, Teacher's College Gymnasium 1904, National Academy of Design 1865, American Institute & Mechanics Institute 1899, Kips Bay-Yorkville Health & Teaching Center 1938)



Box 22 Folder 2 Events, Blizzards, 1888, 1930's, 1947

12 photographs, 2 articles



Box 22 Folder 3 to 3A Events, Parades and public meetings

15 photographs



Box 22 Folder 4 to 5A Events, World's Fair, 1938-1940

27 photographs



Box 6 Folder 3 Hospitals

7 photographs : (John H Woodbury Dermatological Institute, Bellevue Hospital Medican College Carnegie Laboratory 1884, Painless Parker Dentist, Presbyterian Hospital ambulance 1899, Roosevelt Hospital 1900, St. Mark's Hospital 1921)



Box 6 Folder 5 to 5B Hotels, Americana and Hilton Hotels (often photographed together)

23 photographs



Box 6 Folder 6 to 6A Hotels, Astor to Commodore

21 photographs



Box 6 Folder 7 to 7A Hotels, Drake to Gotham

20 photographs



Box 7 Folder 1 to 1B Hotels, Herald Square to New Yorker

23 photographs



Box 6 Folder 8 Hotels, Luxor

8 photographs



Box 7 Folder 2 to 2B Hotels, Oliver Cromwell to Savoy Plaza

25 photographs



Box 7 Folder 3 to 3A Hotels, St. George to Young Women's Business Residence

20 photographs



Box 6 Folder 4 Libraries

9 photographs : (NY Public Library, Astor Library, Low Library)



Box 39 Folder 1 Miscellaneous, New York

45 photographs and prints



Box 40 Folder 4 Miscellaneous, New York

5 photographs, 1 negative



Box 39 Folder 3 Miscellaneous, Portraits, Interiors, Exteriors

15 photographs



Box 40 Folder 4 Monument, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (Madison Square Garden), 1904

1 photograph ; A. Loeffler photographer (2009.1.0025)



Box 40 Folder 2 Monument, Grant's Tomb

1 photograph (2009.1.003)



Box 40 Folder 4 Monument, Statue of John Ericsson (Battery Park), 1904

1 photograph ; A. Loeffler photographer (2009.1.0031)



Box 40 Folder 4 Monument, Statue of Nathan Hale (City Hall Park), 1904

1 photograph ; A. Loeffler photographer (2009.1.0030)



Box 19 Folder 6 Monuments, Dewey Arch

9 photographs



Box 19 Folder 7 Monuments, Grant's Tomb

4 photographs, 1 negative



Box 19 Folder 8 Monuments, Statue of Liberty

8 photographs



Box 40 Folder 5 Monuments, Statue of Liberty, 1901

1 photograph ; A. Loeffler photographer (2009.1.0001)



Box 8 Folder 2 to 2A Museums - alpha order

13 photographs : (The Brooklyn Museum Entrance, Crystal Palace- Central & N. Transept & Tower before 1866, Crystal Palace- Central & N. Transepts, Gardens & Fountains before 1866, Crystal Palace Fountains & Grounds Fifth & 42nd, Crystal Palace interior: tropical dept. north wing, France Tavern Museum: 54 pearl st., Metropolitan Museum of Art patio from Velez Blanco Nov. 22, 1964, Museum of American Indian, Nov. 16, 1922, Morris Warman for Herold Tribune Marcel Breuer exhibition model of MOMA 1949, Marcel Breuer Model Dwelling interior April 1949, Museum of Modern Art March 7, 1960, Hayden Planetarium Interior Sept. 6, 1935)



Box 8 Folder 1 to 1A Museums, Museum of the City of New York

15 photographs : (Dolls and Doll Houses, Guggenheim Museum Opening)



Box 9 Folder 1 to 1 D Office Buildings, Alwyn Court Building to World Trade Center

45 photographs, 2 negatives



Box 8 Folder 3 to 3A Office Buildings, Chrysler Building

17 photographs, 2 negatives



Box 8 Folder 4 Office Buildings, Empire State Building

6 photographs



Box 8 Folder 5 Office Buildings, Flatiron Building

6 photographs



Box 9 Folder 2 to 2A Office Buildings, Residential buildings: exteriors and interiors, Third avenue Cottages

32 photographs



Box 9 Folder 3 Office Buildings, Restaurants and night clubs

10 photographs



Box 8 Folder 6 Office Buildings, Rockefeller Center and Radio City

9 photographs



Box 9 Folder 4 to 4B Office Buildings, Stores (department stores and shops)

24 photographs : (Tiffany & Co., Robert Graves Co., Oppenheim, Collins & Co., Abraham & Straus, The 14th Store, Bloomingdales 1913, Altman Dept Store, W & J Sloane, Dorothy Gray, Saks Fifth Ave., Second Hand Bookstalls, De Pinna Store, Henri Bendel Store, R.H Macy & Co.)



Box 18 Folder 1 to 1A Parks and Public Square, Times Square/Duffy Square, 1900-1920

13 photographs



Box 18 Folder 2 Parks and Public Square, Times Square/Duffy Square, 1930's

5 photographs



Box 18 Folder 3 to 3B Parks and Public Square, Times Square/Duffy Square, 1940's

23 photographs



Box 18 Folder 4 to 4B Parks and Public Square, Times Square/Duffy Square, 1950's

24 photographs



Box 18 Folder 5 to 5A Parks and Public Square, Times Square/Duffy Square, 1960's

13 photographs



Box 18 Folder 6 Parks and Public Square, Times Square/Duffy Square, Aerial

3 photographs



Box 16 Folder 1 Parks and Public Squares, Bryant Park (aka Library Park, Reservoir Park)

1 photograph



Box 16 Folder 2 to 3 Parks and Public Squares, Central Park

68 photographs, 1 negative



Box 16 Folder 4 Parks and Public Squares, Columbus Circle

11 photographs



Box 16 Folder 5 to 5A Parks and Public Squares, Coney Island

17 photographs



Box 17 Folder 1 Parks and Public Squares, Herald Square

10 photographs



Box 17 Folder 1A Parks and Public Squares, Herald Square

8 photographs



Box 17 Folder 2 Parks and Public Squares, Madison Square Park

7 photographs, 3 negatives



Box 17 Folder 9 Parks and Public Squares, other- alpha order

10 photographs : (Bronx Park, NY Botanical Gardens, Bryant Park Fountain, Greenwood Cemetery Brooklyn, Reservoir Park, Castle Garden)



Box 17 Folder 9a Parks and Public Squares, other- alpha order

4 photographs : (Crotona Park Bronx, Stuyvesant Square,Riverside Park, Riverside park- soldiers and sailors monument)



Box 17 Folder 3 Parks and Public Squares, Riverside Park

11 photographs



Box 17 Folder 3A Parks and Public Squares, Riverside Park

10 photographs



Box 17 Folder 4 Parks and Public Squares, Union Square

2 photographs



Box 17 Folder 5 Parks and Public Squares, Washington Square and Washington Arch, 1930's and undated

10 photographs



Box 17 Folder 5A Parks and Public Squares, Washington Square and Washington Arch, 1930's and undated

8 photographs



Box 17 Folder 6 Parks and Public Squares, Washington Square and Washington Arch, 1940's

10 photographs



Box 17 Folder 6A Parks and Public Squares, Washington Square and Washington Arch, 1940's

3 photographs



Box 17 Folder 7 Parks and Public Squares, Washington Square and Washington Arch, 1950's

9 photographs



Box 17 Folder 8 Parks and Public Squares, Washington Square and Washington Arch, 1960's

8 photographs



Box 31 Photo Albums, Almondbury Church Sunday School, 1887-91

60 photographs (Accessions 2009.16 and 2009.17)



Box 31 Photo Albums, The Fresh Air Fund for Babies at Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1906

32 photographs, 8 articles (Accessions 2009.16 and 2009.17)



Box 33 Photo Albums, Poor Condition I

23 photographs



Box 33 Photo Albums, Poor Condition II, 1930

21 photographs



Box 40 Folder 5 Pier Lumber

1 photograph (2009.1.0017)



Box 23 Folder 1 to 1B Portraits, Bache to Livingston

28 photographs



Box 23 Folder 2 to 2A Portraits, Lindbergh, Charles

14 photographs



Box 23 Folder 3 to 3B Portraits, Moses to Wu

23 photographs : (Robet Moses, President Theodore Roosevelt, Vanderbilts)



Box 23 Folder 4 Portraits, Unnamed

41 photographs



Box 24 Folder 1 to 1B Portraits, Unnamed- interior

23 photographs : (NY Stock Exchange, NY Produce Exchange, Mailroo of Merrill Lynch, Fire Alarm System Dispatching board, Phone booth at Grand Central Terminal, Bowery Mission, Rainbow room)



Box 40 Folder 5 Soldiers, View Northwest from 890 W Boulevard, NYC, 1888

2 photographs (2009.1.0014, 2009.1.0013)



Box 32 Street Scenes, Construction of Harlem River Drive, 1894

1 oversize photograph



Box 40 Folder 4 Street Scenes, Horse Drawn Fire Truck (Engine House 14)

1 photograph ; A.B. Costello photographer (2009.1.0022)



Box 40 Folder 2 Street Scenes, Horse drawn Fire Engine (Corner of W. 12th & W 4th St.), 1900

1 photograph (2009.1.0006)



Box 24 Folder 2 to 3B Street Scenes, miscellaneous

60 photographs



Box 32 Street Scenes, Rent Hike Protest, c. 1919

1 oversize photograph



Box 40 Folder 4 Street Scenes, Stagecoach Carriage (St. Patrick's Cathedral)

1 photograph (2009.1.0028)



Box 39 Folder 6 Street scenes, Time Square changing names

15 photographs : (also includes images of women's suffrage)



Box 24 Folder 4 Street Scenes, Times/Herald Sq. Unidentified Negatives

7 sheets of negatives, 7 contact sheets



Box 32 Street Scenes, Wells Fargo Stagecoach, perhaps 1900

1 oversize photograph



Box 10 Folder 2 Theatres/Arenas, Madison Square Garden, 1890-1924

8 photographs



Box 10 Folder 3 Theatres/Arenas, Madison Square Garden, 1930's

9 photographs



Box 10 Folder 4 to 4A Theatres/Arenas, Madison Square Garden, 1940's

14 photographs



Box 10 Folder 5 Theatres/Arenas, Madison Square Garden, 1950's

11 photographs



Box 10 Folder 6 Theatres/Arenas, Madison Square Garden, 1960's

8 photographs



Box 32 Theatres/Arenas, Madison Square Garden, 1890-1924

1 oversize photograph



Box 10 Folder 1 to 1A Theatres/Arenas, Playhouse, Music Halls/Metropolitan Opera House, Hippodrome, Carnegie Hall, Maggie Hopp Theatres

44 photographs



Box 40 Folder 4 Transportation (other) Railroad, elevated

1 photograph (2009.1.0027)



Box 21 Folder 1 Transportation (other), Air Travel

11 photographs



Box 21 Folder 2 Transportation (other), Automotive

5 photographs



Box 32 Transportation (other), Boats and barges (Hudson River)

1 oversize photograph



Box 21 Folder 3 Transportation (other), Coaches and buses

9 photographs



Box 21 Folder 4 Transportation (other), Construction

6 photographs



Box 32 Transportation (other), Railroad

1 oversize photograph : (construction, possibly Park Avenue)



Box 21 Folder 5 Transportation (other), Railroads

6 photographs



Box 21 Folder 6 to 6B Transportation (other), Railroads, elevated

31 photographs



Box 32 Transportation (other), Railroads, elevated

1 oversize photograph : (elevated train passing over a high trestle while adults and children look into the camera)



Box 21 Folder 7 Transportation (other), Subways

4 photographs



Box 21 Folder 8 Transportation (other), Trolley buses

7 photographs



Box 22 Folder 1 to 1B Transportation (other), Water transport (includes military)

29 photographs



Box 40 Folder 2 Transportation, Elevated Subway (near 110th St. Curve)

1 photograph (2009.1.0008)



Box 40 Folder 6 Trinity Church- Southwest view (Empire Bldg, Equitable Life), 1908

1 photograph ; A. Loeffler photographer (2009.1.0024)



Box 32 Unidentified

3 oversized photographs



Box 34 Unidentified Photos

oversized photographs



Box 40 Folder 6 Woods Creek

1 photograph ; V. Royle photographer (2009.1.0020)



Box 40 Folder 6 Woods-Wooden Structure built on creek

1 photograph ; V. Royle photographer (2009.1.0019)

Series II: Printed and Reference Material



Box 37 Albums, Newspaper illustrations

69 pages (AccNo. 2011.003)



Box 42 Folder 9 Architect's Drawings, The New Union League Club House

1 print



Box 39 Folder 14 Barnum's Museum, 1853

1 print



Box 39 Folder 34 Battery & Castle Garden

2 print (2010.31)



Box 39 Folder 5 Battle of Gettysburg

6 images-Duryea Photo (2010.107)



Box 39 Folder 23 Battle Pass

1 print (2011.20)



Box 40 Folder 5 Battleground "No Man's Land", Battle of the Somme: Courcelette France, Sept, 1916

1 photograph (2009.1.0002)



Box 39 Folder 39 Bay of New York

1 print (2010.16)



Box 39 Folder 48 Bay of New York, 1854

1 print (2010.06)



Box 39 Folder 16 Bay of New York, 1838

1 print



Box 39 Folder 18 Bldgs, Residences, Agriculture

11 prints (2011.33)



Box 39 Folder 31 Broadway New York, 1836

3 prints (2010.40, 2010.41)



Box 36.1 Folder 24 Brooklyn Streets

28 tear sheets



Box 42 Folder 4 Buildings and Street Views (Harpers Weekly), 1870-1885

21 clippings



Box 36.1 Folder 21 Buildings, Museums, Libraries

6 prints (2011.36)



Box 41 Central Park

20 slides (Bruce Davidson)



Box 41 Chrysler Building

3 photographs



Box 36.1 Folder 18 Colonial New York- Misc.

22 prints



Box 39 Folder 10 Crystal Palace

3 prints



Box 39 Folder 11 Custom House, 1799-1815

1 print



Box 39 Folder 37 Elevated train

1 print (2010.21)



Box 42 Folder 8 Events and Street views (Harpers Weekly), 1859-1860

8 prints : (Great Strike of Street-Railway, Fireworks from Brooklyn Heights, Grand Ball at the Academy of Music, Broadway Dedicated, Evacuation day, Metropolitan Sanitary Fair, Inauguration of President Grant)



Box 42 Folder 12 Events and Street views (Harpers Weekly), 1868-1887

8 prints : (Dock improvements, Tammy Hall, East River, Grand Procession of Wide-a wakes, Ball to Japanese Embassy, Centennial Celebration, West Street)



Box 39 Folder 24 Execution of Goff Ye Negar

1 print (2010.106)



Box 36.1 Folder 15 Fifth Avenue and 43rd Street

1 print



Box 39 Folder 21 Fire at Barnum's, 1865

1 print (2011.32)



Box 39 Folder 36 Five Points in 1859

3 prints (2010.24)



Box 42 Folder 1 Fortune NYC Map, 1939

1 fold-out map



Box 42 Folder 13 Genins New Bridge, 1852

1 print



Box 39 Folder 19 Government Bldgs, Financial District

8 prints (2011.32)



Box 39 Folder 43 Gowanus Road, Brooklyn, 1750

1 print (2010.12)



Box 39 Folder 8 Gray bar bldg, Grand Central Terminal

2 prints



Box 39 Folder 9 Harbors

4 prints



Box 36.1 Folder 25 Houses of Worship

17 prints



Box 42 Folder 3 Illustrated London, 1907

5 clippings



Box 42 Folder 5 Labor/Industry, Late 1800s

50+ clippings : (Steinway & sons, Flour mills, Laying of concrete pavements, New York Daily interior, Sewing rooms, Factory Life, Street Sweeping)



Box 39 Folder 15 Landing of Hendrick Hudson, 1609

1 print



Box 39 Folder 41 Le Etats -Unis-Vue de New York

1 print (2010.14)



Box 39 Folder 38 Long Island- Boston Harbor

1 print (2010.20)



Box 39 Folder 22 Merchants Exchange

1 print (2010.100)



Box 39 Folder 2 New York

21 prints (Valentines)



Box 39 Folder 17 New York

10 prints : (Statue of Liberty Sullivan's Defeat)



Box 39 Folder 26 New York

2 prints (2010.82)



Box 39 Folder 30 New York, 1794-1836

8 prints (2010.44)



Box 39 Folder 33 New York

1 print (2010.36)



Box 39 Folder 50 New York, 1815

1 print (2010.01)



Box 40 Folder 3 New York

7 prints : (Old New York, Crystal Palace, Sandy Hook, Turtle Bay, New York Society Library)



Box 39 Folder 46 New York (view from Weehawken), 1854

1 print (2010.08)



Box 36.1 Folder 19 New York 1903 Etchings

12 prints (2011.39)



Box 36.1 Folder 17 New York in 1776

13 prints



Box 42 Folder 7 New York Public Library (Harper's Weekly), 1897

1 print



Box 39 Folder 7 New York Street Scene, 1900

1 print



Box 36.1 Folder 22 New York, 19th Century

5 prints



Box 39 Folder 28 Niewu Nederlandt, 1635/1826

1 print (2010.71)



Box 39 Folder 49 Overlooking Bay

1 print (2010.03)



Box 39 Folder 42 Palisade Rocks on the Hudson River, 1820

1 print (2010.13)



Box 39 Folder 32 Pershing Square

1 print (2010.37)



Box 39 Folder 27 Playbill and article, 1989

2 items (2010.81)



Box 36.1 Folder 16 Prospect Park, Brooklyn

1 print



Box 39 Folder 12 Ruins of the Merchants Exchange, 1835

1 print



Box 39 Folder 44 Rutgers Mansion, 1776

1 print (2010.11)



Box 38 Scrapbooks - Valentine's Manuals, theatrical scrapbooks and autograph albums, Jacob Levy Scrapbook

(AccNo. 2011.003, 004, 005, 006)



Box 39 Folder 35 Site of Second National Bank, 1852

3 prints (2010.26)



Box 42 Folder 11 Skyline and East River, 1891

2 prints



Box 39 Folder 45 South view of Oswego, 1760/1829

1 print (2010.10)



Box 39 Folder 40 Southeast view of NY

1 print (2010.15)



Box 39 Folder 29 Spuyten Duyvil Creek

1 print (2010.47)



Box 42 Folder 10 Street views (Harpers Weekly), 1859-1871

8 prints : (Fulton Market, New Church Fifth Ave., Brooklyn w/ Bridge, New York from a Balloon, Buffalo and its Environs)



Box 36.1 Folder 23 Streets

5 tear sheets



Box 39 Folder 13 The Park Fountain

1 print



Box 36.1 Folder 20 Theatre Prints

12 prints



Box 39 Folder 20 Theatres, Fires

2 prints (2011.024)



Box 41 Times Square, Billboard and model, sign for White Rose Tea

1 photograph



Box 41 Times Square, Billboard for Buitoni Restaurant

1 photograph



Box 41 Times Square, Billboard for Camel on Hotel Claridge

1 photograph



Box 41 Times Square, Billboard for Eveready Batteries

1 photograph



Box 41 Times Square, Billboard for Hennessy cognac, Hygrade's All Beef Frankfurters

1 photograph



Box 41 Times Square, Billboard for White Rose Tea, Hygrade's All Beef Frankfurters

1 photograph



Box 41 Times Square, Billboard of Playland and GE

1 photograph



Box 41 Times Square, Comic Clipplings

1 print



Box 41 Times Square, Manhattan Sales Division Maps

3 prints



Box 41 Folder 1 Times Square, Newspaper clippings

4 clippings



Box 41 Times Square, Nightscape w/ Pepsi sign and Astor sign

1 photograph



Box 41 Folder 1 Times Square, Photographs

14 photographs



Box 41 Folder 2 Times Square, Photographs

6 photographs



Box 41 Times Square, print

1 print



Box 41 Folder 3 Times Square, surrounding areas

21 photographs : (R.R. Stations, Times Square 1912, 5th and 42nd, Manhattan Storage, 5th and 42nd, Hotel Kinckerbocker 1907, Belmont Hotel, Vanderbilt Ave.)



Box 39 Folder 25 US Branch Bank and NY Exchange

1 print (2010.99)



Box 37 Valentine's Manuals Album

150 pages (AccNo. 2011.003)



Box 36 Folder 1 Valentine's Views, 35 St. and Above

9 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 5 Valentine's Views, Asylums-Institutions-Almshouse-Social Services

86 pages-prints and text (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 6 Valentine's Views, Bridges

17 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 3 Valentine's Views, Broadway & Avenues

40 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 11 Valentine's Views, Brooklyn's First Fire-Engine

1 print (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 1 Valentine's Views, Central Park

17 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 12 Valentine's Views, Churches/Temples

36 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 3 Valentine's Views, Five Points Mission

1 print (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 7 Valentine's Views, Hotels

8 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 7 Valentine's Views, Houses, Mansions/Historical Homes

82 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 8 Valentine's Views, Infrastructures- Transportation, Reservoirs

8 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 16 Valentine's Views, Islands

1 print (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 10 Valentine's Views, Lith. W.C. Rogers & Co. - Chamber of the Board

3 print (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 6 Valentine's Views, Markets, Manufacturing, Coffee Houses, Taverns

54 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 9 Valentine's Views, Mielatz- Houses, Bridges

14 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 15 Valentine's Views, Military Forts

15 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 14 Valentine's Views, Misc.

6 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 10 Valentine's Views, Museums-Monuments, Ellis Island

12 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 13 Valentine's Views, Outer Boroughs & Other Than NYC

8 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 8 Valentine's Views, Park Row, Lower Manhattan, Five Points

55 pages- prints and text (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 2 Valentine's Views, Parks & Squares

11 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 12 Valentine's Views, Portraits

38 pages- prints and text (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 14 Valentine's Views, Public Buildings, Govt & Political Bldgs

34 pages- prtins and text (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 5 Valentine's Views, Schools, Hospitals, Infirmaries

59 pages- prints and text (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 9 Valentine's Views, Ships & Water Views/Harbor

30 pages- prints and text (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 4 Valentine's Views, Streets 34 & Below

28 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 13 Valentine's Views, Theatres & Gardens

26 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 11 Valentine's Views, Tiffany's -37th & Fifth

2 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36.1 Folder 4 Valentine's Views, Views

22 prints (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 2 Valentine's Views, Wall Street & Financial District

29 pages-prints and text (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 17 Valentine's Views, William Bishops Manual

1 print (AccNo. 2011.002)



Box 36 Folder 18 Valentine's woodcuts and etchings

48 print (2011.017) : (Houses, Theatres, Churches, etc.)



Box 42 Folder 6 Vendors/Retail/Market, articles and etchings, Late 1800s

Over 50 clippings



Box 39 Folder 47 View from Gowanus Heights, 1839

1 print (2010.07)



Box 39 Folder 4 Views of New York, 1786, 1820

2 prints



Box 42 Folder 2 VLS Newspaper, 1983

1 item



Box 35 Wittman New York Albums, Broome St not Finan dist.

23 prints



Box 35 Wittman New York Albums, Photographic Album, c. 1908

28 prints



Box 35 Wittman New York Albums, Photographic Album

53 prints



Box 35 Wittman New York Albums, Photographic Album, c. 1908

25 prints



Box 35 Wittman New York Albums, photographic Album

73 prints



Box 35 Wittman New York Albums, Scrapbook style collection of b/w photographs of the City, c. 1913

25 prints

Series III: Stereoscopic Views



Box 25 New York City, 5th Ave.



Box 25 New York City, Broadway



Box 25 New York City, Brooklyn Bridge



Box 25 New York City, Castle Garden



Box 25 New York City, Central Park



Box 25 New York City, Elevated RR



Box 25 New York City, Five Points



Box 25 New York City, Grand Central



Box 25 New York City, LES



Box 25 New York City, Microshapber Folder Paper .020



Box 25 New York City, Monuments



Box 25 New York City, Oyster Houses W. 107



Box 25 New York City, Piers/ Slips



Box 25 New York City, Public Buildings/ Residences/ Dept Stores/ Hotels



Box 25 New York City, River Scenes



Box 25 New York City, Streets



Box 25 New York City, The Battery



Box 25 New York City,Bldgs./ Post offices



Box 26 Unidentified, Disasters

Series IV: Other Media



Box 27 Lantern Slides and Plate Negatives

67 items



Box 28 Lantern Slides of Drawings and Photos

9 items



Box 29 Negatives - NYC buildings

57 negatives