Guide to the Jacob Ruben Newburgh, New York photographs, 1921-1922

Jacob Ruben Newburgh, New York photographs C0308


Published by George Mason University Libraries

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Ruben, Jacob, 1882-1974
Title Jacob Ruben Newburgh, New York photographs
Date 1921-1922
Physical Characteristics 0.25 linear ft.
Abstract 16 silver gelatin prints of a brick building and several houses in Newburgh, New York by Jacob Ruben.
Collection Number C0308
Language English

Biographical Information

Photographer Jacob Ruben was born in Russia in 1882 to a Jewish family. The family came to America in the late 1880s. Ruben and his wife Sarah lived in Newburgh, New York, a town in the Hudson Valley between New York City and Poughkeepsie, and had three children, Rachel, Harry, and Beatrice. According to the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Ruben was a stationer/publisher, and he "became a well-known commercial photographer in the Hudson River Valley area near Newburgh for over four decades until after the Second World War." Ruben died in 1974.

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Bibliography

New York. Newburgh, Orange Co. 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. FamilySearch.org. August 14, 2017.

New York. Newburgh, Orange Co. 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. FamilySearch.org. August 14, 2017.

'Ruben Publishing Co.,' Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, accessed August 14, 2017.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of sixteen 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" silver gelatin photographic prints dating from 1921-1922. Four of the photos depict a brick building under construction in 1921, and the other twelve depict homes and residential areas in 1921-1922.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the order it was received.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Jacob Ruben Newburgh, New York photographs must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center holds other historic photograph collections, including the Larkin Family photograph collection.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
Newburgh (N.Y.)

Subjects:

Architecture

Document Types:

Gelatin silver prints

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jacob Ruben Newburgh, New York photographs, C0308, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Special Collections Research Center staff before January 2016.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in August 2017. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in August 2017.

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Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 Construction of a brick building, 1921
4 photographs
1 Houses and residential images, 1921-1922
12 photographs
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