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An Album of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographs of New York City Historic Scenes

An Album of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographs of New York City Historic Scenes, People and Architecture from the T.F. Healy Collection

Americana - 19th Century - Photography - New York City) [26357] (Americana - 19th Century - Photography - New York City). An Album of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographs of New York City Historic Scenes, People and Architecture from the T.F. Healy Collection A collection of 35 photographs of various locations in the city, in various sizes and using several photographic processes and formats. Most are approx. 7" x 9"; some larger, some smaller; sizes are noted below. Some have identifying notes mounted below images, some with information on their backer sheets, below the images or on the reverse of the images themselves. Most of the photographs are rubber stamped "T.F. Healy Collection," on their backs or lower edges. Several of the photos are mounted on paper backers which were in turn loosely corner-mounted on gray paper album pages. They were collected by Thomas F. Healy in the early and middle part of the 20th century; the collection was often cited and referenced in periodicals as a source for research during that time and after. Images include: National Shoe and Leather Bank Broadway & Chambers St. (titled in the image) 6 ¾" x 8 ½" 1914 Southeast Corner of Fifth Avenue & 39th Street, Looking Northwest, showing old Wendel Mansion on N.W. corner. 7 ½" square. 1906 East Side of Broadway south of 40th Street showing Empire Theatre and Brown's Chop House, Hotel Astor and Times Building in Distance, Byron-Healy photo. (signed Byron N.Y. in image) 7 ½" x 9 ½" (1895) W.K. Vanderbilt Residence 7" x 8 ¾" Parade scene, military 6 ¼" x 8 ½" (faded albumen) 1899 Dewey Arch; 5the Ave. Hotel. L.H. Bogart Photo, pencil signed mount. 5 ¾" x 7 ¾" 1899 Old Horse-Drawn Bus on 5th Ave. Betwe. 43rd & 42nd St. 7" x 9 ¼" (1895) Broadway & Post Office; 4 ½" x 7 ½" and a (smaller) Brooklyn bridge dockside construction photo 3 ½" x 4 ½" (1890) Cable cars on 125th St. at 3rd Ave. 7 ¾" x 10" 1870 Broadway looking north from Bond St. Towards Grace Church Grand Central Hotel at left. 7 ½" x 7 ¼" 1890's NYC Fifth Ave. at 14th St. looking north. 7" x 9 ¼" 1887 Broadway & 33rd (Greeley Sq.) looking north. 8" x 10" Music Stand (titled in image) 5 3/4" x 7 ¾" Army and Navy Building 7" x 9 ¼" Hotel Bertholdi 8" x 10" (probably a later print of an older original) Image of field, buildings, men; title penciled on back, "Squatters" 7 ¼" x 10" 1880 No. 1 Broadway Cyrus Field Bldg. 4 ¾" x 5 ½" (1904) Imperial hotel Broadway at Greeley Square looking east (titled in image) (Unidentified) smaller albumen, NYC square. 4 ½" x 6 ¼" (1890's) West side of Fifth Ave., corner of 54th st. 7" x 9 ¼" West side of Fifth Ave. 53-54th Sts. 7" x 9" (1870) East side of Broadway near Bleecker St. 8" x 10" (1890s) Times Square looking south along Browadway & 7th ave. 7 1/4" x 9 ¼" Panoramic street/square view 5" x 13 ½" 1910 Broadway at 30th St. looking North East showing Wallack's Theatre & Grand Hotel 4 ½" x 5 ¾" 3rd Ave. & 57th st. in the '90s 7 ¼" x 9 ½" 1893 south east corner 5th Ave. & 42nd St. 7" x 8 ½" N.E. corner of Bleecker St. & Broadway 7 ¼" x 9 ¼" City hall (smaller image, 4 ¾" x 6 ¾" approx.) 1903 Union Square looking north from 15th St. subway under construction (smaller image, 4 ¾" x 6 ¾" approx.) (1885) West 54th St. "until recently the home of John D. Rockefeller" 7" x 9" 1901 Later site of store of R.H. Macy & Co. (Koster & Bial's Music Hall ) 7 ½" x 9 ½" (Netherlands & U.S. Mail) on building 7" x 9" (1899) Madison Square looking North along 5th Ave. from east 24th St. (pencil drawn map on reverse) 7 ½" x 9 ¾" 1872 Broadway stage-coach at Bowling Green 7" x 10" And a (Later) large format image circa 1970s 11" x 14" Contained in a hardcover postbound paper-leaved blank photo album, circa mid 20th century; covers detached, worn. The photos are usually loosely corner-mounted on the album pages; only one image (the panorama) appears to be affixed to the backer page, at its center portion. Several corners of images are chipped away or have a little edge-crinkling, especially on the albumen photos. Most of the paper backer-sheets are detached from the post binding of the album and are loose; many images are now loose from their mountings and are simply laid-in. The collection as a whole is in good to very good condition and is an interesting architectural preservation and social history photographic record of New York City at the time, from a well-known collection; especially useful that most of them are carefully identified. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL SEND MORE IMAGES ON REQUEST.
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A Centennial and Historical Address, Delivered at Bridgehampton, L.I., By Hon. Henry P. Hedges, July 4th, 1876.

Hedges, Hon. Henry P. (6) + 24 + vi pages appendix + laid-in errata slip; included after the appendix is a folding sheet approximately 29 1/2" x 19" it being a facsimile of the 1787 "Agreement " between Aaron Woolworth, Minister and the membership of the parish of Bridgehampton contracting their employment of him. The Appendix contains good genealogical and historical information, "A Record of the Soldiers and Sailors, Who served in the war of the Rebellion, buried, born in, or enlisted from Bridge-Hampton, (being Election District No. 2,) Town of Southampton, Suffolk Co., N.Y."; The errata details a Note from Hedges declaring that since delivering this address he ".has become satisfied that Col. Josiah Smith's Regiment of Minute Men, or many of them, were engaged in the battle of Long Island.proved by affidavits of old soldiers applying for Revolutionary pensions." The body of the address declares the history of Bridgehampton and its importance as a center of trade and community on the East End; Hedges was a respected town historian, speaking and writing regularly on the nineteenth century towns in Suffolk County, Long Island. Previous ownership signature of Gordon S. Lewis on front cover top edge. Approx. 6 ¼" x 9 ¼" size; original publisher's pale orange paper wrap covers; some chipping to top and bottom of spine paper ends, a little darkened; "Agreement " with a couple of closed tears at top of sheet; contents clean and in very good condition.
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1921 – 25 Torreya A Bi-Monthly Journal of Botanical Notes and News; Several Issues with Contents Including Flora of the Town of Southold, Long Island and Gardiner’s Island By Burnham and Latham

Americana - 20th Century - Natural History - Science - Long Island New York) Six issues of this botanical journal, with various articles on natural history from various sources and scientists. Each issue in this group with continuing articles by Stewart H. Burnham and Roy A. Latham, "Flora of the Town of Southold, Long Island, and Gardiner's Island"; these issues with the Second Supplementary List, a continuation; the Third Supplementary list and its part 2; the Fourth List and the Fifth List of this series, published in these issues over the years 1921 - 1925. The original list of flora of Southold had been published in Torreya in 1914 and the First Supplementary List in 1917. Each of the lists in our group gives Latin name of the finding, the site specifics of the specimen and the geographical location, along with the reference to the periodical in which it is mentioned and often with commentary from the scientist who'd made the determination; occasionally, other information is added, as in size of spores and possible sterility or the commonality of the species found. Across all the issues, about 50 pages of material listings for Southold, on Insect Galls, Euphycae; Phycomycetes; Asomycetes (Excluding Pyrenomycetes); Asomycetes (Pyrenomycetes); Hypomycetes; Melanconiales; Sphaeropsideae; Ustilignaceae; Uredinaceae; Pucciniaceae; Tremellaceae; Thelaphorceae; Hydnaceae; Polyporceae; Agaricaceae; Gastoromycetes; Musci; Polypodiaceae; Lycopodiaceae. Approx. 6" x 9 1/4" size; stapled softcover printed gray paper covers; light wear; a few pencil marks; in very good condition and interesting East End LI natural history research findings from the early part of the 20th century.
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Dictionary of American Biography, Including Men of the Time.(with) Signed Letter from the Author Regarding the Revolutionary War 26th Regiment (and) Both Volumes Profusely Extra-Illustrated with Portraits and Related Ephemera.

Drake, Francis S. [26338] Drake, Francis S. Dictionary of American Biography, Including Men of the Time.(with) Signed Letter from the Author Regarding the Revolutionary War 26th Regiment (and) Both Volumes Profusely Extra-Illustrated with Portraits and Related Ephemera. Boston, Massachusetts: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. First Edition. xv + 1019 pages; Bound in two volumes, the entries printed double-column and providing biographical details of each subject. Bound-in prior to the Preface in Vol. I is a handwritten June 2 1881 letter, signed by the author Francis S. Drake - addressed: "Dear Mr. Carey The old army establishment of which the 26th regiment formed a part ended with the year 1776 Congress having near the close of that year provided for a new establishment of 88 regiments of which 17 were raised in Massachusetts. Some of the old troops survived a short time after the beginning of '77 among them (Col.) Baldwin's at the urgent solicitation of Washington until the new regiments could be raised. Major James Wesson of Baldwin's raised a regiment perhaps from the nucleus of the old - which was numbered the 9th in the Mass. Continental line of which he was Colonel during the war and which may therefore in some sense be regarded as the successor of the old 26th. Truly Yours Francis S. Drake" The letter written on the (blank) reverse of an F.S. Drake, Bookseller and Stationer letterhead, which acts as a broadside-advertising catalog listing of titles being offered by his book business. Old fold lines, couple pencil marks; in very good condition. The 180 + portrait illustrations, which are mostly engravings, are listed below; when details are known regarding the artist, they are included; these are tabulated below in the order as they appear in the volumes. Several of the individuals have more than one example; this is noted. We have also listed the ephemeral items as they appear. Extra illustrations & ephemera include, Volume I: George Washington portrait as frontispiece. Declaration of Independence. I.W. Baumann engraving after Trumbull. (Unknown). Small portrait engraving. John Quincy Adams. Sold by Edwd. P. Whaites & 2 more, one after the portrait painting of A.B. Durand. Samuel Adams. From the original by Chappel; and another, from Drake's History of Boston. William Allen, D.D. President of Bowdoin College. Sartain after Badger. Washington Allston. Halpin from a bust by Brackett. (Unknown). Small portrait engraving. Hosea Ballou, 2d, D.D. From a model of a bust by W.W. Story. An advertisement-sheet from the publisher of his life story. Hon George Bancroft (historian) Perine from a photograph by Fredricks. Albert Barnes. John Barry, first commodore in the U.S. Navy. From the original painting by Chappel; & another, engraved by Longacre after Stuart. The Right Rev. Edward Bass, D.D., first Bishop of Massachusetts. Eng. By Buttre. Henry Ward Beecher. Ormsby after the daguerreotype of Beckers & Piard & another, engraved by J. Buttre. Thomas Hart Benton. Engraved by J. C. Buttre & another engraving of him by Rogers. Jean Baptiste Lemoine Bienville, Gov. of Louisiana. Daniel Boone. Simon Bradstreet. H.W. Smith after the painting in the Mass. State House. Maria Brooks (Maria del Occidente). By J. Rogers. William Cullen Bryant. Parker after Inman. James Buchanan. Dick after Eichholtz; also, J.C. Buttre after a daguerreotype by Brady. William Burnet. Maj. Gen. W.O. Butler. By T.B. Welch. J.C. Calhoun. By Rice & Buttre. Alice Carey. By J. Rogers. Phoebe Cary. Jacques Cartier. Eng. by Neil after the original painting by Hamel at St. Malo. Lewis Cass. Samuel de Champlain. O'Neill from the Hamel painting of the Moncornet portrait. E.H. Chapin. By J.C. Buttre. Charles Chauncy. By H.W. Smith. Col. Benjamin Church. William C.C. Claiborne. Longacre from a miniature by A. Duval. H. Clay. J.C. Buttre from a daguerreotype. Rev. Thomas Coke, L.L.D. first Bishop of the M.E. Church in North America. J. Fenimore Cooper. J.C. Buttre from a daguerreotype by Brady. John Cotton. By H.W. Smith. (Ephemera): Two page "Extract from an address by D.G. Elliot " regarding Elliott Coues. David Crockett. T.B. Welch after Osgood. George Mifflin Dallas. Eng. By P.H. Reason. Jefferson Davis. Eng. By G.E. Perine &Co. And another of Davis. Fernando de Soto. Frederick Douglass. J.C. Buttre after a Brady photograph. Lorenzo Dow. Peggy Dow. Joseph Dudley. Rev. Timothy Dwight, S.T.D. LL D. President of Yale. John Endecott. By D.L. Glover. Alexander Hill Everett. By Jordan & Halpin. Edward Everett. By Sartain; also another by Cheney after Staig; another by Parker after Durand; another by J.C. Buttre after a Brady photograph. (Ephemera) Two page tribute to E. Everett by William H. Deane from the NE Historical and Genealogical Register. Rear Admiral David G. Farragut, U.S.N. by J.C. Buttre after a Holmes photograph. Cornelius Conway Felton. By H. Wright Smith. Hon. William Pitt Fessenden. By J.C. Buttre after a daguerreotype. James T. Fields. By H.W. Smith. (Ephemera) "To An Aul' Stane" by Thomas Fisher. 2 pages, from The Token. Millard Fillmore. By J.C. Buttre. Benjamin Franklin. And another, by H. Wright Smith, after Cochin. J.C. Fremont. A.H. Ritchie after a photo by Root. Martin Frobisher. By S.A. Schoff. Albert Gallatin. A.L. Dick from a daguerreotype by Chilton. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet. Madame Genet (Cornelia Clinton). (Ephemera) Catalog description of a 4-page 1783 letter to Gen. Lincoln " telling of his distressed financial condition and asking for money "to keep the Devil from my Door" and recounting the rest of the contents. Samuel S. Goodrich. A.H. Ritchie engraving of a medallic presentation to Goodrich. U.S. Grant. J.C. Buttre after a Gutekunst photo. And another, by A. Robin after a Frederick photo; another by J.C. Buttre after a Gutekunst photo, standing ¾ portrait. Horace Greeley. By J.C. Buttre. Col. Christopher Greene of the Rhode Island Brigade. J.C. Buttre. Rufus Wilmot Griswold. Fitz-Greene Hallock. Parker after Inman; a