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William O'Dwyer portrait collection

Title
William O'Dwyer portrait collection [graphic].
Publication
<1945?-1949?>

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folder 1Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo O'Dwyer, William folder 1Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
folder 2Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo O'Dwyer, William folder 2Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Description
  • <12> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w; 26 x 21 cm. or smaller.
  • <16> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1940-1949.
  • Group portraits – 1940-1949.
  • Silver gelatin photoprints – 1940-1949.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Photographers include Dummett, Nichols and others.
  • Some photos have captions or written descriptive information on verso; some have been cropped; some have airbrush markings.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some photographs restricted; permission of photographer required for duplication.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Call Number
Sc Photo O'Dwyer, William
Title
William O'Dwyer portrait collection [graphic].
Imprint
<1945?-1949?>
Summary
Views of New York city mayor William O'Dwyer taken during the late 1940s. Collection consists of photos taken at city functions or at political events attended by O'Dwyer, mostly those involving the African-American community. Photos show O'Dwyer meeting with Harlem politicians, signing legislation approving Frederick Douglass Square, speaking at the YMCA, receiving Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollars, awarding police medals, receiving benefit checks, dedicating institutions, etc. Individuals identified in group portraits of O'Dwyer include Winthrop Rockefeller, Chick Solomon, Edith Alexander, Ray Jones, Glester Hinds, Mabel Roane, Thomas S. Harten, Herbert DeVarco, Gertrude Ayer, Noble Sissle, Elena Nikolaidi, Sylvia A. Sadkin, Sarah B. Jackson, Channing Tobias, Charles Buchanan and Samuel J. Battle. Half, three-quarter and full-length portraits are included.
Terms Of Use
Some photographs restricted; permission of photographer required for duplication.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Connect to:
Added Author
Dummett. Photographer
Nichols, -1991. Photographer
Campbell, James C. Photographer
International News Photos (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo O'Dwyer, William
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