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Samuel H. Gottscho 

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. 


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Samuel H. Gottscho 
[Mounted photograph for signs]
William S. Paley [residence], 29 Beekman Place.
Lower New York from St. George Hotel, Brooklyn
Queens from 27th floor of River House. Blackwell's Island in foreground.
McGraw-Hill Building. From east of Eighth Avenue on 42nd Street I.
Steuben Glass, 718 Fifth Avenue.
Northwest from the St. George Hotel, Brooklyn
Columbus Circle from roof of Century Apartments.
Lower Manhattan from Governors Island
Union Square. East Side between 14th and 16th Streets.
West Wall South
From foot of 32nd Street, East River, to Chrysler -- Barge in foreground
Looking towards Empire State from 41st Story - Continental Building
[Park Avenue and the New York Central Building]
Buildings over Parking Space on West Sts.
Scene at Washington Market.
From Empire State To Chrysler Building & Queensboro Bridge with shadow of Empire State
From Chrysler Building looking North
Empire State from MacDougal Street
Financial District from Pier 6  East River
Bolivar Statue & Central Park West
From Chrysler Building Daily News Building East River
Financial District from Pier 11
View looking S.W. from out on Pier 11
42nd Street from Tudor City
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