|Title:||Donald R. Farkas Collection|
|Extent:||1.5 linear feet (1 flat box)|
|Abstract:||Collection of thirty-eight color and black-and-white photographs of buildings and festivals of Newark, New York City, and other places.|
|Provenance:||Gift of Donald R. Farkas in May 2007.|
|Preferred Citation:||Donald R. Farkas Collection, Special Collections Division, Newark Public Library.|
|Collection Call Number:||Print F22:(1-38):83-84|
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Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.
Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.
Donald Farkas was born in 1934 and moved early in his life to Newark, New Jersey. Though a civil engineer by trade who worked as the city surveyor in Newark, Farkas also specialized in photography, especially photojournalism and documentary photography. As a freelancer, Farkas had images published in the New York Times, the Associated Press, the Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), New Jersey Newsphotos, Mobile World, Travel South Magazine, Canoe Magazine and other publications. Farkas had work shown in City Without Walls Gallery (Newark), Middlesex County College (NJ), Robeson Galleries of Rutgers University (Newark), Essex County Hall of Records (Newark), the Newark Museum, Sandrian (Morristown, NJ) and the former Kodak Gallery (New York). Many of his images focused in and around the Newark area, where he lived until 2007.
The collection consists of thirty-eight black-and-white and color photographs of a variety of subjects, largely in Newark, NJ and New York City. The collection focuses on downtown views of both cities as well as views of ethnic festivals held in Newark in the mid 1980s. These city images range from the 1980s through 2007 and are all largely 14 x 17 inches. Also of note are a few portraits including one of New Jersey photographer Helen M. Stummer, for whom the Newark Public Library also owns prints.
The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, places, and forms documented in this collection.
Stummer, Helen M., 1936- --Portraits
Cityscape photographs--New York--New York--1980-1990.
Festivals in art.
Newark (NJ)--In art.
New York (N.Y)--In art.
Street scenes--New Jersey--Newark--1980-1990.
|F22:1:84||San Sebastian, Spain, Peine del Viento||ca.|
|F22:2:83||Market Tower Diner (Newark)||1987|
|F22:3:83||Marisa with masks||1987|
|F22:4:83||Factory w/ 4 Stacks||1982|
|F22:5:83||Miller's Cafe, Washington St.||1983|
|F22:6:83||Campaign Billboard Broadway (Newark)||1986|
|F22:7:83||Demolition of Old, Brick Bldg's in Front of R.T. w/ Gateway Behind (Newark)||1986|
|F22:9:83||Ferry St. Crowd, Vinhas Jewelers||1986|
|F22:10:83||Boy Sitting on Traffic Signal Box, Ferry St.||1986|
|F22:8:83||Ferry St. Crowd, Sagres Rest[aurant]||1986|
|F22:11:83||Women on Float||1986|
|F22:12:83||Man w/ Hat||1986|
|F22:13:83||Woman w/ Necklaces||1986|
|F22:14:83||Little Girl w/ Basket||1987|
|F22:15:83||Viola at Nwk Festival of People||1986|
|F22:16:83||Basket Weaver on Float||1986|
|F22:17:83||Photographer at Nwk Festival of People||1986|
|F22:19:83||A Lady Clapping at Newark Museum Jazz Concert||1986|
|F22:20:83||Guitarist at Gospel Festival, Weequahic Park||1986|
|F22:21:83||Singer on Knees, Gospel Festival||1986|
|F22:22:83||Lead Dancer, Gallman Dance Troup||1985|
|F22:23:83||Face Painting, Lincoln P[ark, Newark]||1986|
|F22:25:83||Merry Go Round Operator at Park E[ast] of Penn Station [Newark]||1986|
|F22:26:83||Origami Boy at Nwk. [Newark] Museum||1986|
|F22:27:83||Linda under Khadfy Menu at Ronnie's||1986|
|F22:28:84||Empire State Building||ca. 1980-2007|
|F22:29:84||View of Manhattan from Hoboken, NJ||ca. 1980-2007|
|F22:30:84||Fiddle Head Fern. Florida||2003|
|F22:31:84||Newark CBD [Central Business District] (office building with flag)||2007|
|F22:31:84||Masker's Barn (c. 1736 deserter's village)||ca. 1980-2007|
|F22:33:84||Seton Hall Law School||2007|
|F22:34:84||Newark Legal Center||2007|
|F22:35:84||Newark Legal Center||2007|
|F22:36:84||Newark Broad Street at Central Avenue||2007|
|F22:38:84||Cousins at the Buffet Table||1986|
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