Johanna O. Euler's Rochester, NY Photo Album

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Johanna O. Euler's Rochester, NY photo album
Creator: Euler, Johanna O., 1895-1983
Call Number: D.524
Dates: 1895-1913
Physical Description: .21 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1 Jo Euler's Rochester, NY photo album, 1895-1913
Collection Overview
Title: Johanna O. Euler's Rochester, NY photo album
Creator: Euler, Johanna O., 1895-1983
Call Number: D.524
Dates: 1895-1913
Physical Description: .21 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Johanna O. Euler (1895-1983) immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1898 or 1899 at the age of 2 or 3 with her parents and five siblings. She lived at 21 Benton Street for the majority of her life, though she also lived on Mount Hope Avenue and Linden Street. After completing 8th grade, Euler entered the workforce and worked as a clerk, bookkeeper, and stenographer at various local businesses in Rochester until her death in 1983 at the age of 88.

Scope and Content
Johanna O. Euler's Rochester, NY photo album from 1895-1913 contains 50 pages, yet only 39 photographs. Most of the photographs are black and white 5" x 7", though there are some 3.25" x 5.5", some of which appear to be hand colored. A few of the photographs have captions such as "Flood 1913" or "First animated electric sign Orange Blossom Cigar," however many are unlabeled.

There are many streetscapes, including Oxford Street, State Street, West Avenue, and Driving Park Ave, as well as landscapes from Red Creek and the Genesee River. Some photographs include people – such as the one in front of John Zellweger's general store – and others include animals like dogs, horses, and donkeys. It is unknown if Euler was the photographer, though that is questionable for at least the first photo: it is noted that it was taken in 1895, the year of her birth in Germany.

The inside cover of this album notes that it belonged to "Miss Jo Euler" of 21 Benton Street Rochester, New York and that it is "Album No. 2." It is unknown where Album No. 1 may be; it was not acquired with this album.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Streets
Photographs
Euler, Johanna O., 1895-1983
Access
The Johanna O. Euler's Rochester, NY photo album is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Johanna O. Euler's Rochester, NY photo album, D.524, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Lisa Brigandi
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Finding aid publication date: 2018
Content List
Box 1Jo Euler's Rochester, NY photo album, 1895-1913


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