Frank W. Crane photograph collection
Language of Materials
The Frank W. Crane Photograph Collection spans the period from 1901 to 1913 and contains photographs of New York City and of trees throughout the city and New England.
Frank W. Crane was born in Connecticut in 1867, and moved to New York City with his family several years later. He graduated from Columbia University in 1890 and then worked as a reporter for the New York Times from 1894 to 1945. He wrote about many topics, including golf, rare coins, and automobiles, but toward the end of his tenure at the Times he wrote mainly about real estate and the changing nature of New York City's built environment. He was active in the Greenwich Village Historical Society. Crane died in 1953.
Negatives are filed by N-YHS assigned numbers. Most negatives were titled by Crane. N-YHS-assigned descriptive titles appear in brackets. Prints are arranged into two subseries: Numbered and Unnumbered. Numbered photos follow the numbering in Series I. Unnumbered prints are arranged by geographical subject.
Scope and Contents
The Frank W. Crane Photograph Collection spans the period from 1901 to 1913 and contains photographs of New York City and of trees throughout the city and New England. The collection is divided into two series by format: Negatives; and Prints.
Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit www.nyhistory.org/library/visit.
Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff.
Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.
Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: https://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions
This collection should be cited as: Frank W. Crane Photograph Collection, PR 128, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.
Location of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Frank W. Crane, February 28, 1945.