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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 
[RCA Building]
[Photograph of the Museum of the City of New York]
Vista under elevated railroad at Coenties Slip
59th Street Buildings over Fountain in Central Park
Scene at Washington Market.
Looking Down Sutton Place to Queensboro Bridge
[Facing south over the Central Park Lake to Midtown Manhattan]
From Battery Park to West St. Buildings
Plaza Buildings from Central Park
[Midtown skyline from Brooklyn]
Barges at Pier 6 East River
From Battery Park to West Street Buildings
View South through Loggia Arch of Barbizon Hotel
From Roof of St. George Hotel
Central Park West Building between two trees
From Chrysler Building Daily News Building East River
Sherman Statue & Plaza
[Washington Square]
From Empire State To Chrysler Building & Queensboro Bridge with shadow of Empire State
Empire State from MacDougal Street
Financial District from Pier 6  East River
From Chrysler Building looking North
Bolivar Statue & Central Park West
Looking Northwest from Terrace of St. Moritz Hotel
[Central Park at night]
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