The ARTstor Digital Library and the Museum of the City of New York have collaborated to release more than 14,000 additional photos from the Wurts Brothers Company.
The commercial studio of Nathaniel and Lionel Wurts focused on architectural photography, producing more than 13,000 negatives now housed in the museum. The Wurts Brothers Company (1894-1979) was commissioned by architects, developers, contractors, and manufacturers to photograph a wide range of buildings, both commercial and residential, such as apartment houses, townhouses, brownstones, skyscrapers, factories, churches, hotels, banks, theaters, libraries, restaurants, bridges, parks, etc.
This is the third installment of a projected 55,000 images from the Museum’s Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Collection documenting the built environment of New York City and its changing cultural, political, and social landscape from its earliest days to the present.
The Museum of the City of New York presents and interprets the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrates its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, non-profit corporation, the Museum serves the people of New York and visitors from across the country and around the world through exhibitions, collections, publications, and school and public programs.
View the collection in the Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/mcny
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Museum of the City of New York collection page.