Apr 19, 2010 4:55 PM | 0
Readers of this blog will be familiar with the name of Julius Wilcox, one of several late 19th century photographers in our collection. Wilcox was interested in architecture, engineering and celebrations as well as the seamier side of New York Life--the world of Mulberry Bend, the Tombs, and Silver Dollar Smith's Saloon. In this exhibit we have chosen to focus on the compelling social commentary that makes Wilcox's work a worthy counterpoint to that of his better known contemporary, Jacob Riis. These new digital prints from the original cyanotypes will be on display in the Brooklyn Collection during our open hours until May 26th, 2010.