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Photograph album of New York City during centennial celebration of Washington's inauguration
photCL 225  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library Photo Archives
    Title: Photograph album of New York City during centennial celebration of Washington's inauguration
    Identifier/Call Number: photCL 225
    Physical Description: 1 Volume (22 photographs)
    Date: 1889
    Abstract: Photographs of buildings, a naval parade, and other New York City scenes during the 1889 centennial celebration of the inauguration of George Washington.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Photograph album of New York City during centennial celebration of Washington's inauguration, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Frank H. McDonald, May 1979.

    Scope and Contents

    An album of 22 photographs of New York City street scenes and landmarks during the 1889 centennial celebration of the inauguration of President George Washington. Images include City Hall, Old Federal Hall, and Hanover Bank festooned with American flags and bunting; a naval parade on the East River; cannons in Battery Park; Central Park; and William Street. Also seen is the temporary, wooden Washington Arch in Washington Square, erected in 1889 with private funds to commemorate Washington's inauguration centennial. It was replaced with a permanent marble structure designed by Stanford White in 1892. The album has the bookplate of J. Foster Flagg, and handwritten captions. The photographs are not credited.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library staff, circa late-20th century. In 2020, Suzanne Oatey created a finding aid derived from a collection file.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Monuments -- New York (State) -- New York
    New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
    New York (N.Y.) -- Centennial celebrations, etc
    Photographs
    Photograph albums
    Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Anniversaries, etc