Interior view of Grand Central Terminal, New York, N.Y.

Accession Number

Interior view of Grand Central Terminal, New York, N.Y.


Object Creation Date
1930 - 1950

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

10 in x 8 in (25.4 cm x 20.32 cm)

Credit Line
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH

Subject matter
This photograph from the New York Municipal Archives is a print from the Library of Congress collection. The photographer is unknown, though it has been attributed to Hal Morey. The photographer was commissioned by the city to document the building. This is one of several interior images of Grand Central Terminal in the archives. The image depicts an average day in Grand Central Terminal, with four prominent beams of light filtering through a smoky atmosphere. At the bottom of the composition, people move about the main concourse, appearing small in comparison to the the architecture and steams of light.

Physical Description
A black and white photograph of a cavernous building. Beams of light stream in through the windows, revealing a smoky atmosphere as people move about the main concourse below.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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groups of people
interior architecture (discipline)
passenger cars (railroad cars)
railroad stations
train stations

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