Photographs taken by inspectors of the New York City Tenement House Department

Collection Data

Photographs taken by New York City Tenement House Department inspectors in the 1930s, gifted to NYPL by the New York City Department of Housing and Buildings in 1942. The original nitrate negatives (4,198 images) were microfilmed on four 35mm reels before being destroyed. A representative selection of images (roughly 1,100 in number) were preserved with interpositives and contact prints. The collection includes exterior and interior shots of buildings, as well as images of street scenes, storefronts, fire report cards, and various employees of the Tenement House Department. It provides a visual documentation for researchers investigating New York City and its history.
New York (N.Y.). Tenement House Dept. (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1934 - 1938
Library locations
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Shelf locator: AZ+ 12-2301
Tenement houses -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1930-1939
Acquisition: Gift; New York City Department of Housing and Buildings, 1942.
Content: Contact prints, interpositives, and microfilm housed in the Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 albums : contact prints, 32 cm ; 3 boxes : duplicate interpositives ; 4 microfilm reels, 35 mm
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 793208671
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19612933
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e48572c0-c5d6-012f-97ee-58d385a7bc34
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