William H. Crane, late 19th century

William H. Crane, late 19th century
Fri, 07/30/2021 – 10:56

Benjamin J. Falk took note of Napoleon Sarony’s financial and popular success and began photographing actors in 1877. Influenced by his predecessor’s ability to convey instantaneity but resistant to paying the patent fees needed to access Sarony’s mechanical supports, he became an early adopter of the new technology of electric lighting.

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Benjamin J. Falk, New York, New York
William H. Crane, late 19th century
Albumen silver print
Museum of the City of New York, Collection on Broadway Productions

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