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New York State New Capitol Commission Capitol Construction Progress Photographs

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 photographs depicting the excavation and beginning construction of the present State Capitol in Albany, NY. Many of the images in accretion B0701-03 are duplicates of photographs contained in B0701-85, but some later photographs show partially completed first and second floor levels of the Capitol. The series also contains images taken by photographer Thomas Fuller and a landscape plan by Frederick Law Olmsted of the East Park (1898).
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Quantity:
6 cubic feet (3 volumes and 35 photoprints)
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1869-1900]
Series Number:
B0701

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of photographs that depict the excavation and early construction progress on the present State Capitol in Albany, NY. Many of the images in accretion B0701-03 of this series are duplicates of photographs contained in the volumes that comprise B0701-85, but some later photographs show partially completed first and second floor levels of the Capitol. The series also contains images taken by photographer Thomas Fuller and a landscape plan by Frederick Law Olmsted of the East Park (1898).

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Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A1897 Photographs of the new State Capitol during construction, contains additional photographs depicting the construction of the State Capitol in Albany.

Other finding aids

B0701-85: Volume list.

B0701-03: Item list.

Custodial History

Cover labels on the volumes indicate these prints were made for John V. L. Pruyn, chairman of the commission which directed the initial phase of the design and construction of the capitol. Pruyn also served at various times as Chancellor of the Board of Regents and as Chairman of the State Board of Charities.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Othertype

Accretion: B0701-85
1869-1871 Construction photographs, Volume 1 1
1869-1871 Construction photographs, Volume 2 part 1 (disbound) 2
1869-1871 Construction photographs, Volume 2 part 2 (disbound) 3
1869-1871 Binding of volume 2 2A