Building the New York IRT

East & West Viewing Rooms

May 6 - June 18, 2005

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
4th Ave and 9th Street, 1902
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
Con. #2. Bway & Fulton Street, April 12, 1905
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
38th Street + Park Avenue, 2003
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
Brook + Westchester, 2004
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
Con. #2. Broadway + Ceder Street, 2003
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
34th Street Tunnel  October 10, 1902
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
Manhattan Street + Broadway, 2003
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
Con. 2 495 Fulton, 2007
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
43 4th Avenue, c.1903
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
52 4th Avenue, c.1903
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
46 4th Avenue, c.1903
|10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
Con. #2. 178 Broadway, 2004
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
Fulton Street, 2004
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
E. 4th Avenue, 2000
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
Con. #2, 14 Hoyt Street, 2006
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Building the New York IRT 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Anonymous
Con. #2- 196 Broadway, 2003
10 x 12 inches
Platinum print

Press Release

When the Interborough Rapid Transit company began building the first subway line in New York City in 1900, a group of photographers were commissioned to document all stages of this massive engineering and construction project. These platinum prints, exposed on glass plate negatives, are remarkably subtle and elegant, belying their utilitarian origins. Views range throughout the city, from the streets and buildings above the lines to the elaborate efforts necessary to build a subterranean railway, forming a unique record of turn-of-the-century New York.