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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 
[Midtown skyline from Brooklyn]
Vista under elevated railroad at Coenties Slip
Midtown Through Mist from Queensboro Bridge
Luna Park
[RCA Building]
Queensboro Bridge
Fifth Avenue Buildings and Lake, Central Park
Financial District over Barges at Pier 6 - East River
Financial District from Pier 6  East River
Times Square at Forty-Fourth Street.
From foot of 32nd Street, East River, to Chrysler -- Barge in foreground
From Chrysler Building looking South
From Chrysler Building Daily News Building East River
Financial District from Pier 11
Looking Down 5th Avenue at 63rd Street
Lower Manhattan from Governors Island
East Fifty-Ninth Street
59th Street Buildings over Fountain in Central Park
Chrysler Building
Trylon and Perisphere at the 1939 New York World's Fair
[Central Park Lake to Central Park West]
The Old and the new from Battery Park
From Battery Park to West St. Buildings
United Nations Building
Looking Northwest from Terrace of St. Moritz Hotel
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