The Kremlin, 1852. Waxed paper negatives and salted paper prints by Roger Fenton.

Daytona Beach, 1911.

Chicago. 2 open air schools, circa 1910.

New York. A scene from the play The Boomerang, by Winchell Smith, Belasco Theater, 44th St, August 10,1915  to November 1916,

The public was so scandalized by actor Wallace Eddinger lasciviously pawing  Martha Hedman’s unshod foot, that they had to get married.

Ok. We made up that last part.

New York. A set from the play, The Girl of the Golden West, Belasco Theater, 42nd St, 1908. Written by Belasco himself, it was made into 4 movies, and opera by Puccini, and novelised  in 1911.

New York. Remodeling the Republic Theater 42nd St, 1902.

New York. Oscar Hammerstein’s Republic Theater, 42nd St, 1900. 2 years later, David Belasco would gut the interior to create his Belasco Theater. The theater still exists, after being renamed Republic once again in 1910, when Belasco opened his newly built Belasco theater on 44th St, , and ultimately its current name, Th New Victory, in 1942.

New York. Columbus Circle at night, circa 1915.

New York. Columbus Circle at night, circa 1915.

New York. Monument to the Republic, 1945. Henry Siegel was so impressed by the 1893 Colombian Exhibition in Chicago, that he had the design of the Siegel Cooper Store modeled on it, and a copy the the Exhibtions most famous statue, Republic,by Daniel Chester French, placed in the fountain on the main floor. It eventually ended up here.

New York. Monument to the Republic, 1945. Henry Siegel was so impressed by the 1893 Colombian Exhibition in Chicago, that he had the design of the Siegel Cooper Store modeled on it, and a copy the the Exhibtions most famous statue, Republic,by Daniel Chester French, placed in the fountain on the main floor. It eventually ended up here.

New York. The Altar to Liberty, Madison Square Park, circa 1916.

New York. The 3rd Avenue El at 18th St, November 21, 1955.

New York. The Statue atop the New York Life Building, 346 Broadway, 1897. 

New York. The RMS Lusitania and  RMS Mauretania cross the atlantic in an astonishing 4 days, 1907.1908. 

Well, more like 4.5 days if you want to quibble, though the Mauritania did hold the Blue Ribband for nearly 20 years.

New York. Columbus Circle at night, 1913.

New York. Madison Square, looking north east, March 26, 1936. Photo by Berenice Abbott