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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. Important subjects include New Yorks social elites, street scenes, sports, buildings, and workplaces.
Automobile (Cars).

Automobile (Cars).


Fancy dress ball at Tammany Hall, Nov. 15, '06.

Fancy dress ball at Tammany Hall, Nov. 15, '06.


Automobile trucks.

Automobile trucks.

A delivery truck with driver and passenger in front of Wm. J. Hemp Brewing Co. Shippers and Travelers'...

Aeolian Co., Exterior, Factory Weber Duo Art 138th Street & Willow Ave.

Aeolian Co., Exterior, Factory Weber Duo Art 138th Street & Willow Ave.


Plays,

Plays, "The College Widower".

A scene from the Weber & Fields' production of "The College Widower".

R.C.A. Building from the North East.

R.C.A. Building from the North East.

R.C.A. Building and Rockefeller Center in the New York skyline, looking south-west from 515 Madison Avenue...

Street Scenes, Northwest Corner of Seventh Ave. and 49th Street.

Street Scenes, Northwest Corner of Seventh Ave. and 49th Street.

The northwest corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue. Numerous storefronts are visible, including cigar...

Broadway & Canal.

Broadway & Canal.

Broadway and Canal Street with traffic.

Schools, Academy of Mt. St. Vincent.

Schools, Academy of Mt. St. Vincent.

Students in an outdoor performance at the Academy of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale.

Henrich Heine Monument.

Henrich Heine Monument.

Crowd at the unveiling of the Henrich Heine monument ("Lorelei Fountain"), Grand Concourse and 164th...

Schools, Aquinas High School.

Schools, Aquinas High School.

Aquinas High School with students lined up outside, an all-girls high school located at 183rd Street...

Queensboro Tunnel.

Queensboro Tunnel.

The south tube of the 61st Street and East River subway tunnel.

Schools, Public School Roof on Clinton Street.

Schools, Public School Roof on Clinton Street.

Children on the rooftop playground of a public school on Clinton Street.

Building, Metropolitan Life, Mad. Ave. & 23rd Street.

Building, Metropolitan Life, Mad. Ave. & 23rd Street.

View from the Flatiron Building toward the Metropolitan Life Building at Madison Avenue and 23rd Street....

Bird's Eye View, S.E. from 57th Street & 5th Avenue.

Bird's Eye View, S.E. from 57th Street & 5th Avenue.

New York skyline looking south-east from 57th Street and 5th Avenue.

New Bronx Theatre.

New Bronx Theatre.

The boxes to the left of the stage at the Bronx Theatre on Melrose Avenue.

Corse Payton's Lee Avenue Theatre.

Corse Payton's Lee Avenue Theatre.


Commodore Hotel.

Commodore Hotel.

42nd Street near Park Avenue with an excavation site in the foreground. Hotel Commodore, Grand Central...

Brooklyn Strike.

Brooklyn Strike.

Street corner with a crowd peering down street.

Kings County Alms House. Linen Room.

Kings County Alms House. Linen Room.


Mr. Harrington, Hotel Brevoort.

Mr. Harrington, Hotel Brevoort.


Schools, Academy of Mt. St. Vincent.

Schools, Academy of Mt. St. Vincent.

Class of female students posed on the steps of a building at the Academy of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale....

Mess'rs. Parke, Davis & Co., New York.

Mess'rs. Parke, Davis & Co., New York.


[Broadway--South West Corner of 22nd Street.]

[Broadway--South West Corner of 22nd Street.]

Broadway at the south west corner of 22nd St. Visible in the foregound is a food vendor selling "Hot...

Parks, Central Park, various parts of interest.

Parks, Central Park, various parts of interest.


In Central Park.

In Central Park.

Coach carrying Tammany members through Central Park to the Woodmansten Inn in Westchester for a dinner....

Knickerbocker Hotel.

Knickerbocker Hotel.


Crystal Chemical Co.

Crystal Chemical Co.

The employees of the Crystal Chemical Co. (located at 134th Street & Willis Avenue), standing for a group...

Plays (Amateur), Barnard College,

Plays (Amateur), Barnard College, "When Mr. Shakespeare Comes to Town."


The Fieldston Garden Apartments.

The Fieldston Garden Apartments.


Joseph J. Keyser Co., 225 West 36th St., Interior, Dress Making Factory.

Joseph J. Keyser Co., 225 West 36th St., Interior, Dress Making Factory.

Joseph J. Keyser Co. dressmaking factory with men laying out and cutting fabric or patterns on floor...

Skating, Van Cortlandt Park.

Skating, Van Cortlandt Park.

People seated on benches by a frozen lake at Van Cortlandt Park.

Grant's Tomb.

Grant's Tomb.

Seven African-American men on the steps of Grant's tomb on Riverside Drive.

Garfield National Bank, 1899, N.E. Corner 23rd St. & 6th Ave.

Garfield National Bank, 1899, N.E. Corner 23rd St. & 6th Ave.


Colleges, City College, 138th Street & Amsterdam Ave. Gateway.

Colleges, City College, 138th Street & Amsterdam Ave. Gateway.

Close-up of the iron gateway to be placed at City College at 138th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

Y.M.C.A. Building, Naval Branch, Brooklyn.

Y.M.C.A. Building, Naval Branch, Brooklyn.

The bowling alley in the Y.M.C.A. Naval Branch in Brooklyn, with Navy men playing a game.

Portrait, Amelia Sommerville.

Portrait, Amelia Sommerville.

Amelia Sommerville in costume as the "Burlesquing Girl of the Golden West" on the stage of an unidentifed...

Flatbush Depot.

Flatbush Depot.

Brookyn Rapid Transit's Flatbush Depot/Clubhouse wtih employees visible in front of the depot.

Rogers Peet & Co.

Rogers Peet & Co.

Showroom with cases of shirts.

Race Tracks, Coney Island.

Race Tracks, Coney Island.

A crowd on a boardwalk at the entrance to the racetrack at Coney Island.

Hotel Manhattan, Hall at 43rd St. Entrance.

Hotel Manhattan, Hall at 43rd St. Entrance.


Parks, City Hall and Buildings.

Parks, City Hall and Buildings.

City Hall Park, City Hall and the Post Office; skyline beyond includes the Woolworth Building and the...

Robinson, Mrs., Beauty Parlors (for Colored People).

Robinson, Mrs., Beauty Parlors (for Colored People).


34th St. Bet. 6th & 7th Ave. City.

34th St. Bet. 6th & 7th Ave. City.

The exterior of Koster & Bial's Music Hall at 34th Street and Broadway.

B'klyn Training School & Home for Young Girls, Group Superintendant and Two Girls.

B'klyn Training School & Home for Young Girls, Group Superintendant and Two Girls.

Two girls and a superintendant of the Brooklyn Training School & Home for Young Girls, 1483 Pacific Street....

Broadway at 41st Street, Castle Sq. Opera Co.

Broadway at 41st Street, Castle Sq. Opera Co.

The Broadway Theatre at Broadway and 41st Street; Castle Square Opera Co. on marquee, crowd of people...

Sports, Field Sports, Manhattan Field.

Sports, Field Sports, Manhattan Field.

A crowd of spectators watch runners Richards, Lewin, Burnet and Wilding racing on the track at Manhattan...

B'way and 39th St. N.Y. [Broadway North from 21st St.]

B'way and 39th St. N.Y. [Broadway North from 21st St.]

Broadway looking north from 21st St. A streetcar is prominent in the foreground as are two women, one...

Schools, Brooklyn Training School & Home for Young Girls.

Schools, Brooklyn Training School & Home for Young Girls.

The Brooklyn Training School & Home for Young Girls, 1483 Pacific Street; view from a roof across the...

Barnard College.

Barnard College.

Women dressed in gowns for a graduation ceremony walking in a line in a courtyard at Barnard College....

Kindergarten Class, Christ Church.

Kindergarten Class, Christ Church.

Group portrait of girls and boys with several teachers in front of Christ Church School at 336 West 36th...

Skating, Van Cortlandt Park.

Skating, Van Cortlandt Park.

People seated on benches by a frozen lake at Van Cortlandt Park.

Dinner, Costume of Doctor W. B. James.

Dinner, Costume of Doctor W. B. James.


Education, N.Y. Cooking School, Nurses' Course.

Education, N.Y. Cooking School, Nurses' Course.

A group of nurses standing in a kitchen at the New York Cooking School.

Street Scenes, Seventh Avenue Around 30th St., Colored District.

Street Scenes, Seventh Avenue Around 30th St., Colored District.

A boy watching a musician or craftsman with a saw on 7th Avenue near 30th Street; in an African-American...

Churches.

Churches.

Taken from above and down the street of St. Augustine's Chapel (Protestant Episcopal--King's Handbook)...

Skyline of N.Y.

Skyline of N.Y.

North from a downtown Manhattan rooftop.

Carley Life Float Co.

Carley Life Float Co.

Young men aboard lifeboats by the Carley Life Float Co. in the harbor just off-shore from the Battery....

Theatre, Casino, 39th St. & Broadway.

Theatre, Casino, 39th St. & Broadway.

View from opposite corner of the Casino Theatre.

Snow Scenes, Blizzard, Street Scenes in New York City.

Snow Scenes, Blizzard, Street Scenes in New York City.

Pedestrians and an iron gate-post on Broadway at Union Square North in the snow.

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