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Exhibition Not an Ostrich: & Other Images from America's Library

Irving Underhill. New York & bridges from Brooklyn, ca. 1913. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (44.00.00)
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IRVING UNDERHILL. View of Manhattan from Brooklyn. ca. 1913

Irving Underhill primarily photographed New York City’s architecture during the first half of the twentieth century. One specialty of his was to juxtapose older pedestrian-scaled buildings against the new skyscrapers that were beginning to dominate America’s cities. The Library of Congress has more than 500 of Underhill’s images, 26 of which are panoramas, including this image taken from the Brooklyn side of the East River looking across the Brooklyn Bridge.