Stravitz’s discovery of 500 8″x10″ day by day negatives of NYC, including 150 depicting the world’s tallest man made structure through 1930. These images are truly spectacular and are available in limited and open editions.
Starting with earlier photos I’ve taken and printed (color and black and white) on archival chromogenic papers, I spot selected areas in which I would embellish them with acrylic paints. The results were a pleasing marriage of two medias.
Starting with existing photos of these whimsical establishments of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, we created HO and O scale gems out of cast polyurethane and hand painted them to the nines. Some were even light up. Some had actual signage. There were 177 structures in all. This is just a sampling.