Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Museum exhibit contains photos of old NYC
He was a banker by trade and a photographer by passion. More than 45 years since his death, Frank Oscar Larson is re-emerging as an artist of museum quality after his family recently found a box of his negatives.
"They thought they would be family photographs or something but what they found was a real treasure trove of amazing street photographs from New York City n the 1950s," said Queens Museum of Art Executive Director Tom Finkelpearl.
Decades Later, Queens Photographer's Vision Comes Into View
From the more than 2,000 negatives, 65 were printed and are now on view at the Queens Museum of Art. A keen observer of the city, Larson captured the everyday and the everyman, giving many a window into city life as it once was.