Re: Looking for Pictures of Monroe, Henry and Rutgers Streets NYC 1900-1918 #general

Joseph Hirschfield

My experience is with five pictures that were mailed to me by the NYC
Municipal Archives. I supplied street addresses, not lot numbers. Of the
five, only one had an address that was discernable, and that was because there
was an awning extending >from the building to the sidewalk which had the
address imprinted on its side.

Allan Jordan had an advantage because he evidently went to the Archives
and could view the reels personally and could capture more than one view. I
would say that he was lucky to find the addresses on the buildings and that
does not always happen. I shared my experience so that others requesting
mail order pictures would not get their expectations up.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI

In a message dated 6/25/2009 10:06:54 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, Aejordan

I had a different experience. I did a look up for someone on these files
and yes it showed more than one building but it clearly showed the building
she was looking for. I also got a second view of the building >from the
previous picture on the reel. They were very clear and distinct. You could
read the building number and even the sign in the restaurant window. Also
if the building in the corner you can try the cross street and sometimes
get a third view. But the pictures >from what I saw clearly showed each
building or lot.

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