NYC Municipal Archives Collections
Mayor David N. Dinkins Photograph Collection, 1990-1993. Approximately 65,000 images in collection. David N. Dinkins served as mayor from 1990 through 1993. The Mayor Dinkins photograph collection provides a very comprehensive visual record of the mayor and his daily activities. Staff photographers from the Press Office documented all of his public events in City Hall, Gracie Mansion, and his excursions throughout the City. The images are 35mm black and white and color negatives, contact sheets and prints. The photographers generally shot multiple images at each event; they sleeved the negatives and produced a contact sheet. They printed selected images for the Mayor to distribute with his signature. There are numerous pictures of the ticker-tape parades and City Hall receptions for South African leader Nelson Mandela and the soldiers returning from the Persian Gulf War.