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Empire State Building, 1933


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Colorized by Deborah Humphries
based on an original negative nitrate by Theodor Horydczak
License this Image

  • Collectible giclée fine art print;
  • Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
  • Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
  • Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
  • Each sale directly supports the artisan;
  • Global shipping available;
  • Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing


July 4th, 1933, New York City, United States
(Library of Congress)

"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

This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.


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

Our prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.

S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches

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. More information about our prints can be found here.
‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only. Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed. More information about shipping and returns can be found here.