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View, New York City, Aerial, Skyline Identified: World’s Most Spectacular View, Vintage Photograph, 1954


Alvin “Al” Lambert (act. 1940-1958) (photographer)
Skyline Identified: World’s Most Spectacular View – Right in Our Own Backyard!
New York: 1954
Photo-process print
8.75 x 15.25 inches, image
12.75 x 16.5 inches, overall

View of downtown Manhattan taken from Brooklyn with 53 various buildings identified including the Whitehall Building, Equitable Building, Singer Building, Woolworth Building, World Building, and Municipal Building. Also shown are the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Brooklyn and Manhattan piers. This photographic image was reprinted from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 11, 1954.

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Alvin “Al” Lambert was a staff photographer for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper. The Brooklyn Public Library has 123 photos in its Historic Brooklyn Photographs Collection that Lambert took for the paper between 1940 and 1958.

The emblem of the New York Allied Printing Trades Council Union appears in the lower margin.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning and wear. Some minor damp-staining outer margins, can be matted out. Mounted on cardboard, likely when issued, appears stable.


“Historic Brooklyn Photographs.” Brooklyn Public Library.  2009. (5 October 2009).

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20th Century