Robert Dana Scott photographs
Language of Materials
The collection includes 13 albums of color photographs by Robert Dana Scott. The subjects of the albums are street art/murals at 5 Pointz in Long Island City, Queens, and in Bushwick, Brooklyn; street people/homeless and bookshops in Manhattan; boats on the East River; the lights and street life of Times Square; the major events of 2020, including the impact on New York City of the Covid-19 pandemic, the social justice protests in response to the killing of George Floyd, and the 2020 presidential election campaign; trucks tagged with graffiti; and general scenes of Manhattan.
Robert Dana Scott (born 1951) is a New York City resident, living on 42nd Street.
The albums are in roughly chronological order.
Scope and Contents Note
The collection includes 13 albums of 4 x 6 inch color photographs by Robert Dana Scott. Each album is centered on a theme and subject matter concerning some aspect of New York City, including street art/murals at 5 Pointz in Long Island City, Queens, and in Bushwick, Brooklyn; street people/homeless in Manhattan; bookshops; East River scenes; the lights and street life of Times Square; the major events of 2020, including the impact on New York City of the Covid-19 pandemic, the social justice protests in response to the killing of George Floyd, and the 2020 presidential election campaign; trucks tagged with graffiti; and general views of New York City.
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Many of the photographs include small captions, usually on the reverse, which are commonly obscured by the enclosures. Patrons may not remove the photographs from their enclosures, but need to request assistance from the Reference Librarian for the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections.
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Preferred Citation Note
This collection should be cited as Robert Dana Scott photographs, PR 363, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.
Credit line: Robert Dana Scott.
Location of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note
The albums were gifts of the photographer, Robert Dana Scott, received over time from 2011-2022.
About this Guide
Processing Information Note
The collection was initially processed by archivist Larry Weimer in May 2018. An additional album was added in 2021 and 5 in 2022.