Monday, September 29, 2008

George Eastman House on Flickr

In the last few months, the George Eastman House has followed the example of the Library of Congress and started making some of its extensive collection of photographs available on flickr. For those interested in historic buildings, the George P. Hall and Son photographs will be particularly noteworthy.

Hall and Son (1886-1914) was a commercial photography studio in Manhattan that specialized in views of New York City. Although the Eastman House has a significant collection of Hall, the New York Historical Society has the studio's log books, albums, prints and over 2000 glass plate negatives.

[Photograph: George P. Hall and Son, Construction of the Flatiron Building, gelatin silver print printed 1977 from original negative, c. 1905. George Eastman Kodak House, Rochester, New York]

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