Herbert Barber Howe collection of photographs, engravings and printed material

Collection ID:
Howe, Herbert Barber, 1882-1957
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Pictures, clippings, and engravings; including a clipping file of pictures of historic places and people; clippings and postcards of New York City and Battery Park reproduced from the Blair Collection (City Museum of New York); HARPER'S WEEKLY illustrations; stereoscopes of American monuments, architecture, sites, and the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876; 10 color wood engravings of the Philadelphia Exposition; 26 issues (a complete run) of the weekly PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES: THE WORLD AND ITS PEOPLE BY SUNLIGHT, 1893 & 1894; a children's book from 1808, THE CRIES OF NEW-YORK; and miscellaneous exhibition catalogs and books.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Herbert Barber Howe (1882-1957) was a clergyman, amateur historian, and author of history books. Taught contempory civilization at Columbia University, 1922-1938, editor for the WESTCHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL BULLETIN, 1947-1954, and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati and the Bedford Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1958 by Howe's daughter, Jane Howe McGeary.

Other Title
Other Title
Jane Howe McGeary collection (card catalog and box title)

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001