An historic image captured by my father Henry C. Steeber, in 1949. He was a newly-arrived immigrant — a refugee from war-torn Europe, a photographer. With his Rolleiflex, he began exploring New York. This is an early survivor of that exploration.
I decided to re-render the work and give it new life, as in a collaboration.
The result is a colorful, yet restrained view of the Lower Manhattan Skyline in December of 1949. None of the post-war development we now live with had yet begun its encroachment on Manhattan. You see here a view unchanged since the early Great Depression.