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New York State Board of New Capitol Commissioners Photographs of the New State Capitol During Construction

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a bound volume of photographs depicting progress of construction of the New State Capitol from 1869 through 1877. The photographs were produced for Thomas Fuller, the original architect of the New State Capitol, by photographer Eugene M. Haines and published in a limited edition. Each photograph is identified by date and either street location or structure, or both.
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1.24 cubic feet (1 volume) (6 photographs)
Inclusive Dates:
1869-1877
Series Number:
A1897

Arrangement

The photographs are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a bound volume of photographs depicting progress of the construction of the New State Capitol from 1869 through 1877. The photographs were produced for Thomas Fuller, the original architect of the New State Capitol, by photographer Eugene M. Haines and published in a limited edition. Each photograph is identified by the date it was taken and the location by street, structure or both. The first four photographs are marked A through D and the remainder numbered 1 through 63. Photographs number 1, 35, 55-57, and 59-62 are missing. The photographs are reproduced originals that have been mounted on either 15" x 10" or 7" x 5 1/5" cardboard sheets.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0701 Capitol Construction Progress Photographs, contains additional photographs depicting the construction of the State Capitol in Albany.

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Acquistion Information

A1897-18: These records were transferred to the New York State Archives by the Office of General Services (OGS) in 2018. OGS is uncertain as to how the photographs came into their possession. The photographs are framed on mats so it is possible that copies were distributed at some point by the New Capitol Commission and were on display for an exhibit or in an office.

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