In 1894 brothers Lionel and Norman Wurts founded an architectural photography firm in New York City.
Over an eighty-five-year span the brothers, and later Lionel’s son, Richard, photographed New York City landmarks for a host of important clients.
Their vast body of work includes images of the Woolworth building under construction, stunning interiors of the old Penn Station as well as more modest structures including the old Dyckman farmhouse on the northern end of Manhattan.
The images below were captured by the Wurts Brothers in the Inwood section of Manhattan.
Today the Museum of the City of New York retains some 45,000 Wurts Brothers photographs and negatives. Many of them can be viewed online.