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Arthur Rothstein

Arthur Rothstein



Arthur Rothstein joined LOOK Magazine as a staff photographer in 1940 and, upon returning from serving in World War II, was named the Director of Photography, a position he held until the magazine’s demise in 1971. Before joining LOOK, Rothstein cemented his reputation...

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Yiddish Theater

Yiddish Theater



The City Museum holds a major collection related to theatrical productions performed or originated on New York's Yiddish stage. Highlights include works translated into Yiddish and performances of works originally written in Yiddish but translated into English....

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Jacob A. Riis

Jacob A. Riis



Danish-born Jacob Riis (1849-1914) was a social reformer and photojournalist. He is best known for his 1890 book How the Other Half Lives, which brought public attention to New York's squalid housing, sweatshops, bars, and alleys. The City Museum holds the complete...

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Byron Company

Byron Company



For half a century, the Byron Company (1892-1942) was one of New York City's preeminent commercial photography studios. Two major areas of specialization - stage and ship photography - provided steady work for the firm while it pursued thousands of other commissions....

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Baumgarten Interiors

Baumgarten Interiors



This collection documents the interior design work of William Baumgarten & Co. Originally a cabinetmaker, Baumgarten served as the head of the Herter Brothers firm before establishing his own interior design firm. The photographs here document both residential...

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Don Freeman

Don Freeman



Don Freeman (1908-1978) was born in San Diego, California but came to New York in 1928 to study at the Art Students League. He was a student under John Sloan and Harry Wickey, both associated with the Ash Can school, and went on to have a successful career as a...

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