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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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Edmund V. Gillon 
[172-176 Norfolk Street.]
[Fiss, Doerr & Carroll auction mart, 147 East 24th Street.]
[View through "Atlas" in Rockefeller Center to St. Patrick's Cathedral.]
[St. Michael's Russian Catholic Byzantine Church, 266 Mulberry Street.]
[Bulldog emblem on the American Express Horse Stables, Hubert Street façade.]
[The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive.]
[29th Street façade of the Gilsey House, 1200 Broadway.]
[Union Square Greenmarket.]
[Labor College, 130 East 25th Street.]
[Men leaving McSorley's Old Ale House, 15 East 7th Street.]
[183 and 185 Bowery.]
[Children playing in water from fire hydrant.]
[Advertising Club of New York, 23 Park Avenue.]
[33-35 Grand Street.]
[Odd Fellows Hall.]
[Looking west across the grounds of the Empire Stores, 53-83 Water Street.]
[Long Island Safe Deposit Company building and Bankside Boon Dock bar and restaurant.]
[Looking east toward the corner of Old Fulton and Water Streets from the edge of the East River.]
[Looking north from beneath the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society walkway to the Brooklyn Bridge.]
[A. Brym Shoe Repairing, 74 East 7th Street.]
[Excelsior Power Company Building.]
[Looking east on Broadway from Bedford Avenue and South 6th Street.]
[Lyceum Theater, 149-157 West 45th Street.]
["East-West Gate" stainless steel sculpture.]
[Hotel Montague, 103-105 Montague Street.]
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