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Samuel H. Gottscho


As a young man, Samuel Gottscho (1875-1971) recorded the nighttime glories of Coney Island's early 20th-century amusement parks, but he became a professional success with the establishment of his own architectural photography firm in 1925. He received numerous important commissions from New York architects, developers, and contractors, including photographing private homes and major projects such as Raymond Hood's Rockefeller Center. Straddling the line between artistic and commercial photography, the collection includes not only pictures made for his commercial clients, but also non-commissioned work depicting iconic portraits of New York's changing skyline, bridges, and skyscrapers in the years between the world wars.
Times Square at Forty-Fourth Street.

Times Square at Forty-Fourth Street.


The Spence School, 22 East 91st Street, NYC. General exterior from west.

The Spence School, 22 East 91st Street, NYC. General exterior from west.


The Spence School. Entrance detail.

The Spence School. Entrance detail.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Entrance hall toward desk.

The Spence School. Entrance hall toward desk.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Entrance hall toward columns.

The Spence School. Entrance hall toward columns.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Reception room.

The Spence School. Reception room.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Auditorium natural light.

The Spence School. Auditorium natural light.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. General view of library.

The Spence School. General view of library.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Detail of window in library.

The Spence School. Detail of window in library.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Dining room through arch.

The Spence School. Dining room through arch.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Dining room cupboard detail.

The Spence School. Dining room cupboard detail.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Dining room alcove.

The Spence School. Dining room alcove.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Living room toward fireplace.

The Spence School. Living room toward fireplace.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Living room toward windows.

The Spence School. Living room toward windows.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

The Spence School. Principal's study.

The Spence School. Principal's study.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School, 22 East 91st Street, NYC. Auditorium.

Mrs. Spence's School, 22 East 91st Street, NYC. Auditorium.


Mrs. Spence's School. Gymnasium.

Mrs. Spence's School. Gymnasium.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. Bed room 712, three beds.

Mrs. Spence's School. Bed room 712, three beds.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. Bedroom 7, one bed.

Mrs. Spence's School. Bedroom 7, one bed.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. Bedroom 5, two beds.

Mrs. Spence's School. Bedroom 5, two beds.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. Living room fireplace.

Mrs. Spence's School. Living room fireplace.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. General of living room.

Mrs. Spence's School. General of living room.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. Sixth floor lounge.

Mrs. Spence's School. Sixth floor lounge.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. Vertical window detail principal study.

Mrs. Spence's School. Vertical window detail principal study.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. Principal's study fireplace.

Mrs. Spence's School. Principal's study fireplace.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. School bank.

Mrs. Spence's School. School bank.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. Fifth floor sitting room.

Mrs. Spence's School. Fifth floor sitting room.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. Fourth floor corridor.

Mrs. Spence's School. Fourth floor corridor.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Mrs. Spence's School. Alumni room.

Mrs. Spence's School. Alumni room.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Miss Spence's School. Lower part, exterior, horizontal.

Miss Spence's School. Lower part, exterior, horizontal.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Miss Spence's School. Entrance detail, sharp.

Miss Spence's School. Entrance detail, sharp.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Miss Spence's School. General exterior from west.

Miss Spence's School. General exterior from west.

Located at 22 East 91st Street, NYC.

Spence School. 22 East 91st Street, N.Y.C. Infirmary.

Spence School. 22 East 91st Street, N.Y.C. Infirmary.


Spence School. School Bank.

Spence School. School Bank.

Student at the window of the School Bank. 22 East 91st Street.

Spence School  22 East 91st Street. Geography Room.

Spence School 22 East 91st Street. Geography Room.


Spence School. Art class room, group 1.

Spence School. Art class room, group 1.


Spence School. Art class room, group 2.

Spence School. Art class room, group 2.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Miss Sondergaard's room.

Spence School. Miss Sondergaard's room.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Miss Sondergaard's room.

Spence School. Miss Sondergaard's room.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Chemical laboratory toward tables.

Spence School. Chemical laboratory toward tables.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Chemical laboratory toward blackboard.

Spence School. Chemical laboratory toward blackboard.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Nature class seated at table.

Spence School. Nature class seated at table.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Latin class.

Spence School. Latin class.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Corner of library with students.

Spence School. Corner of library with students.

22 East 91st Street

Spence School. 22 East 91st Street. Stair hallway.

Spence School. 22 East 91st Street. Stair hallway.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Detail of stair hall, second floor.

Spence School. Detail of stair hall, second floor.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. 22 East 91st Street, N.Y.C. Auditorium - stage detail.

Spence School. 22 East 91st Street, N.Y.C. Auditorium - stage detail.


Spence School. Bedroom #711

Spence School. Bedroom #711

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Bedroom #801

Spence School. Bedroom #801

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. East end of library with students.

Spence School. East end of library with students.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. East end of library - no figures.

Spence School. East end of library - no figures.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Corner windows of library, 1.

Spence School. Corner windows of library, 1.

22 East 91st Street.

Spence School. Corner windows of library, 2.

Spence School. Corner windows of library, 2.

22 East 91st Street.

Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.

Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.


Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.

Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.


Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.

Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.


Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.

Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.


Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.

Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.


Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.

Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.


Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.

Decorators Picture Gallery, Inc., 544 Madison Avenue.


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