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Edmund V. Gillon 

Edmund V. Gillon 

These photographs by Edmund V. Gillon (1929-2008) are a recent addition to the Museum's Photography collection. Gillon is best known for more than a dozen books on New York City for the Dover Publishing Company. The bulk of the collection is architectural in nature, portraying the city’s historic districts, landmarks, architectural ornamentation, and civic sculpture. His photographs bring to life not only the countless readily apparent changes that have taken place in the city’s urban landscape over the past several decades, but also the many subtle changes that transformed neighborhoods such as SoHo, Tribeca, and Dumbo as they transitioned, building by building, from gritty wastelands into the vibrant urban oases they have become. 

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[The Old Control House, Bowling Green subway station.]
[Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street.]
["Our Strength Is Our Heritage, Our Heritage Is Our Life" wall mural, 232 East Broadway.]
[East Side Hebrew Institute and Church of St. Brigid.]
[St. James School, 37 St. James Place.]
[Hotel Montague, 103-105 Montague Street.]
["East-West Gate" stainless steel sculpture.]
[Lyceum Theater, 149-157 West 45th Street.]
[Looking east on Broadway from Bedford Avenue and South 6th Street.]
[Excelsior Power Company Building.]
[A. Brym Shoe Repairing, 74 East 7th Street.]
[Looking north from beneath the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society walkway to the Brooklyn Bridge.]
[Looking east toward the corner of Old Fulton and Water Streets from the edge of the East River.]
[Long Island Safe Deposit Company building and Bankside Boon Dock bar and restaurant.]
[Odd Fellows Hall.]
[Looking west across the grounds of the Empire Stores, 53-83 Water Street.]
[33-35 Grand Street.]
[Advertising Club of New York, 23 Park Avenue.]
[Children playing in water from fire hydrant.]
[183 and 185 Bowery.]
[Men leaving McSorley's Old Ale House, 15 East 7th Street.]
[Labor College, 130 East 25th Street.]
[Union Square Greenmarket.]
[29th Street façade of the Gilsey House, 1200 Broadway.]
[The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive.]
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