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.
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.