Bradhurst Cottage on Bloomingdale Road. Photo by Victor Prevost
Victor Prevost: Early Photographer of New York
Exhibition on view: September 5, 2008 – October 19, 2008
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, New York
An exhibition showcasing vintage photographs of New York City is now on view at the New York Historical Society. This unique exhibition features images by French photographer Victor Prevost. These rare images from the 1850′s depict a now very unfamiliar Manhattan. Created by the calotype process of using sensitized waxed paper to make photographic negatives, these images have survived to become some of the earliest paper photographs of New York City.