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Flatiron Building Under Construction, 1902


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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original glass negative by Detroit Publishing Co.
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  • 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


Taken c.1902, New York City, United States
(Library of Congress)

"The Flatiron Building is probably one of the world's most recognisable 20th century skyscrapers and a landmark of the Big Apple. Originally named the Fuller Building, designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Dinkelberg, the 22 storey was at the time of its completion, the tallest building in New York. The unusual triangular plan is formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, giving it the nickname 'flat iron' due to its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron. Construction incredibly took just a single year with a precision steel frame designed to withstand strong winds. The original tenants ranged from publishers to the Imperial Russian Consulate and even a basement jazz club in the basement, introducing New Yorkers to black jazz in the city. In the background of the photograph to the left you can also see 670-674 Broadway, otherwise known as the Brooks Brothers Building, where Abraham Lincoln bought the very suit he would wear on the night of his demise at Ford's Theatre in 1865."

– Jordan J. Lloyd

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.


"Flatiron Building, New York, N.Y."

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.