Byron Company | Candler Theatre, New York, 1915 | Museum of the City of New York

The ARTstor Digital Library and the Museum of the City of New York have collaborated to release more than 19,000 photos from the Bryon Company photography studio taken between 1890 and 1942.

The museum’s Byron Company collection contains more than 25,000 images that record life in New York City between 1890 and 1942. Founded by Joseph Byron (1847-1923), the Byron Company specialized in photographing theatrical productions and ships and ocean liners, as well as scenic views, society events, and portraits. This is the second installment of a projected 55,000 images from the Museum’s Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Collection documenting the built environment of New York City and its changing cultural, political, and social landscape from its earliest days to the present.

The Museum of the City of New York presents and interprets the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrates its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, non-profit corporation, the Museum serves the people of New York and visitors from across the country and around the world through exhibitions, collections, publications, and school and public programs.

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