Irwin Silver photographs
Language of Materials
The collection includes four series of photographs taken by Irwin Silver from 1975-2002. These include memorials related to firefighters and other victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers; New York City at night; Central Park in all four seasons; and a portfolio of images taken on Sundays.
The collection is organized in five series:
Series I. New York City September 11 Memorials, 2001-2002
Series II. General Photographs, 1977-2002
Series III. Portfolio I: Sundays, 1975-1979
Series IV. Nightwalks, 1979-1990
Series V. Central Park, 1991-1994
Scope and Content Note
The collection includes four series of photographs taken by Irwin Silver from 1975-2002, with a few other of his photographs. One series concerns memorials related to firefighters and other victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers. Another series includes images of New York City at night. The third series includes various subjects unified under the subject of images taken on Sundays. Most of the photographs were taken in Manhattan, with some in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Hoboken. The fourth series is of Central Park, with photographs of its natural elements and built environment taken in all four seasons.
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This collection should be cited as Irwin Silver Photographs, PR 209, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.
Credit line: Unless noted differently for particular series or photographs, the credit line is "Gift of the photographer."
Location of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the photographer, Irwin Silver, 1994, 2003, 2017, and 2018.