Samuel H. Gottscho, Washington Square, c. 1930

Samuel H. Gottscho, Washington Square, c. 1930. Museum of the City of New York

The Artstor Digital Library and the Museum of the City of New York have collaborated to release approximately 6,000 additional photos.

This release consists of photographs of the city by Samuel H. Gottscho, who founded his architectural photography firm in 1925. The collection includes pictures made for his commercial clients as well as non-commissioned work depicting iconic portraits of New York’s changing skyline, bridges, and skyscrapers in the years between the world wars.

This installment brings the total to approximately 54,000 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.

View the collection in the Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/mcny

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Museum of the City of New York collection page in Artstor.