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Cloud Study of Chrysler Building, ca. 1930by Samuel H. Gottscho
From the Museum of the City of New York’s photo collections. Available as a print via the MCNY online shop. 
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Samuel H. Gottscho Cloud Study of Chrysler Building, ca. 1930Southwest view from the 26th floor of the River House at East 52nd St. The Chrysler Building and Empire State Building are visible. 

Samuel H. Gottscho (1875-1971 was an American architectural, landscape, and nature photographer. His portraits and architectural photography regularly appeared in articles in the New York Times. Approximately 29,000 of his images are held in the Gottscho-Schleisner collection at the U. S. Library of Congress. Additionally, over 40,000 are held by the Museum of the City of New York, where an exhibition of his work titled “The Mythic City: Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940,” opened in November 2005. A third major archive of his work is held by Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University.
P.S. Want to be blown away, search Google Images for “Samuel H. Gottscho.”

Cloud Study of Chrysler Building, ca. 1930
by Samuel H. Gottscho

From the Museum of the City of New York’s photo collections. Available as a print via the MCNY online shop

Description:

Samuel H. Gottscho 
Cloud Study of Chrysler Building, ca. 1930
Southwest view from the 26th floor of the River House at East 52nd St. The Chrysler Building and Empire State Building are visible. 

Samuel H. Gottscho (1875-1971 was an American architectural, landscape, and nature photographer. His portraits and architectural photography regularly appeared in articles in the New York Times. Approximately 29,000 of his images are held in the Gottscho-Schleisner collection at the U. S. Library of Congress. Additionally, over 40,000 are held by the Museum of the City of New York, where an exhibition of his work titled “The Mythic City: Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940,” opened in November 2005. A third major archive of his work is held by Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University.

P.S. Want to be blown away, search Google Images for “Samuel H. Gottscho.”

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