NYC Municipal Archives Collections
DeGregario Lantern Slide Collection, 1880-1899. 55 images in collection; 55 in gallery This unique series of glass lantern slides all date from the late nineteenth-century and depict eclectic subject matter including Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, High Bridge, Statue of Liberty, the Post Office formerly located in City Hall Park, and Grant's Tomb. There are Manhattan street scenes, tenements and children. The collection probably originated with the New York Camera Club; all known photographers were members of the club and W. T. Colborn was a founder. It was acquired through a private donation from Mr. & Mrs. Felice DeGregario.