Series I: New York City after September 11, 2001, 2001-2004
Scope and Contents
Series I consists of 35 contact prints from 4 x 5 inch color negatives and 19 photographs. It contains images of the interior and exterior of St. Paul's Chapel during its use as a relief center after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including memorials on surrounding fences; portraits of the first responders and rescue workers who were employed at Ground Zero and the support staff at St. Paul's Chapel who tended to workers and other visitors. It also includes images of the interior and exterior of the building housing Rescue Company 2, a FDNY company in Brooklyn that sustained heavy losses on September 11; and one photograph of the funeral of firefighter John Moran, who died on September 11. Most of these images were commissioned by the New-York Historical Society in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, or for related exhibitions at the Society in the following years.
Series I is arranged by format: contact prints and photographs. The 4x5 contact prints are arranged by numbers assigned by the photographer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Most of the photographs in this group were either commissioned by the New-York Historical Society or were printed for exhibition purposes. The St. Paul's Chapel and rescue workers images were done by Racioppo on commission from N-YHS (2002). The fireman's funeral image was donated by Racioppo, February 2003. The 2004 rescue images may have been a donation from Racioppo but that is uncertain.
Contact Prints, ca. 2001-2002
St. Paul's Chapel, exterior, 2002
St. Paul's Chapel, interior, 2002
Rescue 2, 2004
Rescue Workers, 2002
Fireman's Funeral, Belle Harbor, 2001
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note
Gift of the photographer, February 2003.