Elizabeth Ransom Photograph Collection
Language of Materials
The collection contains 61 glass negatives of buildings, parks, events and potraits in New York City and state. Also included are three albumen prints of the steamboat Harlem and an unidentified residence.
The Elizabeth Ransom Collection is digitized and available in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.
The collection was donated by Elizabeth Ransom, but other than her name, we know nothing else about her or her connection to the negatives. Each negative has a number, given by the New-York Historical Society and a description. The photographer is unidentified.
Material is divided into two series: I. Glass Negatives; II. Photographs. The negatives have been further arranged by subject, with images of New York City broken into smaller categories.
Scope and Content Note
The Elizabeth Ransom Photograph Collection contains mainly glass negatives taken from 1891-1892. The majority are New York City images and include buildings, parks, street scenes and events. The collection is divided into two series: Glass Negatives and Photographs.
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: Elizabeth Ransom Photograph Collection, PR 237, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.
Location of Materials
Gift of Elizabeth Ransom.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital copies are available in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.