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Empire State Building, 1933, Colorized

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


Working on any city image is a committed exercise of research and extreme color work. Every building is identified and catalogued and resourced. Thankfully, every building in NYC has been photographed and catalogued multiple times over the last 150 years. If it hasn’t been photographed, then it was drawn, painted or sketched, There’s a record, and it can be found.

Far more of a challenge (than the buildings themselves) is achieving an accurate feel at street level. I grew up in NYC. There is nothing quite like a morning such as this. It is a holiday. The rising sun is just reaching down to the streets & pavement. The flags snap smartly in the breezes, catching those morning rays. The Empire State Building is brand new. The newest, tallest, building in the world. What a sight that must have been to behold. – Deborah Humphries

Taken: July 4th, 1933
New York City, United States
Theodor Horydczak
Remaster & Colorization: 
Deborah Humphries
Original Format: 
Negative nitrate
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Empire State Building by Theodor Horydczak, 1933

This photograph is also available as a ⇲ restored & remastered black and white original print from our ⇲ Platinum Series.


Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.


"New York City. Empire State Building from 41st St. and 5th Ave."

Empire State Building, 1933, Colorized
Empire State Building, 1933, Colorized
Empire State Building, 1933, Colorized
Empire State Building, 1933, Colorized

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We honour the past by restoring historical images to the same quality as the day they were created. To serve the artist’s intent, we remaster, reconstruct, sharpen, colour-correct, colorize and enlarge their image with total devotion to historical authenticity. That makes your print a window to the past as it was. See for yourself.



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