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Archival description
PHO · Collection · 18th century-21st century

Photographs of York and the surrounding area, primarily gifted to the Archives as small accessions. Please see the individual descriptions for more information. The items have been catalogued into annual bundles depending on the date of receipt and year processed.

Photographic postcards
PHO/1/1 · File · c.1910
Part of Photograph and image collection

One colour-tinted photographic postcard of Clifford's Tower, York, and one colour-tinted photographic postcard of Micklegate Bar, York. Both postcards were supplied by 'Shurey's Publications.'

PHO/1/13 · File · 1930s
Part of Photograph and image collection

Includes photographs of the Ouse, Five Sisters window in York Minster, the Shambles, Minster undercroft, Great East window at York Minster, York Minster altar, St Mary's Abbey, Bootham Bar, nave of York Minster, exterior of York Minster, Micklegate Bar, and the exterior of the east end of the Minster.

PHO/1/15 · File · 1914-1940
Part of Photograph and image collection

One black and white image of the frozen River Ouse, taken by Lendal Bridge, January 1940;
Black and white image of the aeroplane 'Prince Henry' on the Knavesmire, early 20th century; and
Priory Street School class, c.1914 (the father of the depositor is dressed in a sailor suit in the front row).

PHO/1/16 · File · 1910s-1970s
Part of Photograph and image collection

Includes images of York streets and buildings, people and events (including staff of Rowntrees), Guildhall fire 1942, York Balloon festival, advertising signs and cinemas. Also includes some research notes and exhibition panels for a small exhibition.

PHO/1/19 · File · 1950s
Part of Photograph and image collection

Minster - North Transept & Chapter House
Minster - North Transept
Treasurer's House - SW Elevation
Newgate - Bunting visible - first building RH side
Low Petergate - Looking towards York Minster
Low Petergate - Adams House Shop
St William's College - Frontage
Lendal Bridge - View from Ouse Bridge
Tanner Row - Old Rectory, All Saints Church, North Street

PHO/1/2 · File · 1950s-1960s
Part of Photograph and image collection

Includes images of York Minster, the Archbishop of York, the royal wedding of the Duke of Kent and Katherine Worsley, images from the Evelyn collection of York buildings, York walls, All Saint's Church, the riverside walk and Lendal Bridge, steeple of St Michael le Belfrey, Stonegate, York Theatre Royal, railway offices, excavations on Lendal / Museum Street, York railway station, the Roman sewer in Swinegate, 114 Walmgate (derelict building), Bootham Bar, the railings of the De Grey rooms and the clock on St Martin's Coney Street. Also includes a commemorative postcard of the 1984 York Minster fire.

PHO/1/27 · File · 1960s
Part of Photograph and image collection

Includes slides of the New Earswick Model Village, and slides of York including the Assembly Rooms, Red House, Stonegate, Shambles, Goodramgate, High Petergate, Low Petergate, Stonebow, cooling tower and York Minster. The slides are stored in two boxes.

PHO/1/7 · File · 1900s-1980s
Part of Photograph and image collection

Black and white and colour prints of buildings in the city of York. It is likely that some of these were prints originally supplied from the Imagine York database. Images include the Tramways Social Club on Walmgate, York City Leather Co, Gillygate, Goodramgate, Colliergate, York Minster, the ABC on Piccadilly, North Street, St George's Gardens, Derwent Valley Light Railway, Rieveley's Barn on Hungate, Wellington Row and Tanners Moat, cattle market (on the site of the Barbican), Layerthorpe, ladies toilets in St Sampson Square, City Garage on Castlegate, York power station, corn exchange, St Andrewgate, Cussins and Light, S S Empire, Foss Island Road, King's Square, river cruises (c.1900), Walmgate, Low Ousegate, Minster Yard, Newgate, Fossgate, Monkgate, Pickfords storage building, Spen Lane, Grape Lane, Bishopthorpe Road (c.1900), horsedrawn tram outside Clifford Chambers, White Rose pub, Micklegate, the Ouse (1920s), Redfearn Glass works, the Woolpack pub, Kay and Backhouse, Clifford Street, Parliament Street, Stonegate, the Three Tuns pub, boats on the Ouse (c.1900), Shambles, Market Street, Haxby Road tram, St Helen's Square (c.1900), Layerthorpe Gasometer (pre-1960s), Scarbrough & Co, York railway station, Gleneagles of Scotland, passenger ferry boat (River King, Sunderland), York prison, unidentified windmill, Nessgate, Rougier Street bus offices, Davygate, old advertising signs and Henry Ward in St Sampson's Square.

PHO/1/74 · File · 1810
Part of Photograph and image collection

The images are rolled and appear to have been taken from a published copy of Cave's works. Includes: North Street,
St William's Chapel (multiple views), the Old Deanery, Pavement, book frontis[iece, a doorway in Lady Irvin's into the Minster Yard, York Minster Chapter House and the church of St Michael-le-Belfrey.

PHO/1/80 · File · 20th century
Part of Photograph and image collection

Includes images of Lendal Bridge and Ouse Bridge, south side of York Minster, St William's College, Lendal Bridge, Marygate, Micklegate Bar, Multangular Tower, image from the city wall by Priory Street, Fishergate Postern, the city walls between Fishergate Bar and Fishergate Postern, the Red Tower on Foss Islands Road, Fishergate Bar, near Monk Bar, Monk Bar from Marygate and Walmgate Bar.

Postcards of York
PHO/2/1 · File · 20th century
Part of Photograph and image collection

Includes images of the Shambles, St Mary's Abbey, York Minster (West Front), Micklegate Bar, Bootham Bar, York Guildhall (colour) and York Minster West Front (colour).

Plan of York Street
PHO/2/111 · Item · 20th century
Part of Photograph and image collection

Photographs of maps created by Dr. William White, showing plans of the streets in York as they were in January 1782.

These photographs are copies of maps found in WHI/2.