Morris Rosenfeld Photographs

Collection Data

Black and white, gelatin silver photographic prints mounted on linen of buildings in Manhattan, New York City, taken by photographer Morris Rosenfeld (1884-1968) between 1912 and 1916. The majority of the buildings are commercial in nature, and located along Broadway, although other Manhattan streets are represented. Images are exclusively of the exteriors of properties, many with front and side views, but that also capture street views and people. It is likely that the photographs were taken for clients concerned with business, real estate, and construction, and various New York City government departments.
Rosenfeld, Morris, 1884-1968 (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1912 - 1916
Place: New York
Library locations
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Shelf locator: AZ 16-4727
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
Streets -- New York (State) -- New York (N.Y.)
Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York (N.Y.)
Storefronts -- New York (State) -- New York (N.Y.)
Biographical/historical: Morris Rosenfeld (1884-1968) was a photographer based in New York City. He opened a studio in 1910 at 116 Nassau Street, Manhattan, and it was at this location that he was based for large part of his working life. The collection of photographs here represents works commissioned in the early part of his career as a commercial photographer. Rosenfeld later became well known as a maritime photographer, capturing images of activities on the Hudson and East Rivers.
Content: Includes 1 photograph by Edwin Levick, and partial inventory of photographs.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 2 boxes (260 photographs) : silver gelatin, black and white ; 25 x 20 cm
Photographer's stamp on verso: M. Rosenfeld, Photographer, 116 Nassau St., New York.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21072273
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 43a4cad0-7267-0132-4582-58d385a7bbd0
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