Now available in ARTstor: 14,000 additional images from the Museum of the City of New York

Wurts Bros | New York Worlds Fair, Continental Baking Co.; 1939 | Museum of the City of New York
Wurts Bros | New York Worlds Fair, Continental Baking Co.; 1939 | Museum of the City of New York

The ARTstor Digital Library and the Museum of the City of New York have collaborated to release more than 14,000 photographs from the Wurts Brothers Company. These images join the more than 22,000 other photographs from the Museum of the City of New York’s collections already in the ARTstor Digital Library. The museum’s collections include the work of famed photographers such as Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Jacob Riis (1849-1914), and more.

The Wurts Brothers Company (1894-1979) was commissioned by architects, developers, contractors, and manufacturers to photograph a wide range of buildings, both commercial and residential. Iconic buildings are included, as are buildings for the 1939 and 1964-1965 World’s Fairs.

More information about this collection is available at: http://www.artstor.org/what-is-artstor/w-html/col-museum-cny.shtml.

The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

The University of California’s UC Shared Images program makes available close to 122,000 additional images in ARTstor, through Shared Shelf Collections.

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