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New York Rises

The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, 212-534-1672
Upper East Side
May 4 - September 4, 2007
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Eugene de Salignac (1861-1943) served as photographer for the New York City Department of Bridges/Plant and Structures from 1906 to 1934. Thousands of his striking images of New York’s bridges, buildings, roads, and subways document the emergence of the modern city, while at the same time providing a unique aesthetic vision of the built environment and the people who created it. New York Rises: Photographs by Eugene de Salignac features fifty rarely seen vintage photographs drawn from the collections of the Municipal Archives.

New York Rises: Photographs by Eugene de Salignac is accompanied by a book of the same name copublished by Aperture Foundation and the New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives, and with essays by Michael Lorenzini and Kevin Moore.

The exhibition New York Rises is made possible with the generous support of the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation. Support is provided by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Presented in collaboration with Aperture and the Municipal Archives.

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