129 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 4.5 x 6.5 inches.)
22 Lantern slides (black and white, color.)
19 Albumen prints
129 Acetate negatives (Duplicates, black and white, 5 x 7 inches.)
Inwood (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
This collection contains 22 lantern slides in black and white and color, 129 black-and-white glass negatives and 19 albumen prints taken by William L. Calver between 1895-1936. The images primarily depict archaeological excavation sites in Inwood, New York City, and the broader New York City area. Also present are 129 duplicate acetate negatives.
Slides: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Glass negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Acetate negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by image number.
William L. Calver was an engineer living in New York with a strong interest in preserving local history. As an amateur historian and archaeologist, he conducted excavations with Reginald Pelham Bolton to document Native and colonial sites. Along with Bolton, he was a member of the Field Exploration Committee of the New York Historical Society.
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