Skyline View from Penthouse Apartment on East River, Manhattan, NY, 1936
safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York
8 x 10 x 0 in.
8x10 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on December 22, 1936. Image of skyline view from Penthouse Apartment on East River, Manhattan, NY. Visible in image: view of Chrysler Building at 405 Lexington Avenue to far left and the Empire State Building, at 350 5th Avenue just behind it, the tower of the Johns-Manville Building at 275 Madison Avenue rising up to the right, with the spired roof of the Lefcourt Colonial Building at 295 Madison Avenue and the pyramid roof and arched Gothic windows of the Lincoln Building at 606 42nd Street to its right, to the right after crossing low lying buildings is the pilastered top on a pyramid roof of the Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue, with 500 5th Avenue's tower just off its right side, the Waldorf Astoria at 301 Park Avenue with its double pinnacle rooftop is the next tall landmark to the left, the General Electric Tower at 570 Lexington Avenue to its right, across from which at height level is the jagged form of the General Electric Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza with the boxy The International Building to its immediate right at 630 5th Avenue. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Typed on original negative sleeve: “51744 12/22/36 / 2415-18 / J. Paul Getty-15 Exchange Place, / Jersey City, NJ / Skyline view from penthouse apt“.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection