Saturday, September 15, 2007

Superb Photos of New York City

The latest Smithsonian has an article on the photography of Eugene de Salignac, who worked for New York City's Department of Bridges in the early 1900s. Salignac had a fantastic eye, and took some very memorable pictures of construction around the City in an era when it changed from horse and buggy to internal combustion engine:

Here's a good collection of several photos from Salignac. Who cares if it's at the BBC, and in Portugese.

I really like this one; it's identified as a photo of the 'W' before it went up onto the Williamsburg Bridge.

You can also see more here -- as well as get information about the book of the photo collection -- here at New York City's records site.

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