Construction of the New York Subway

Active selection in cart:
Photographs can sometimes serve a purely practical purpose, such as documenting construction work. In the years around 1910, Pierre and Grant Pullis (father and son?) took hundreds of photographs of the construction of the New York subway. They used the extremely simple cyanotype technique, which yielded blue coloured prints of great and unintentional beauty. Origin: New York (city). Date: 1909. Object ID: RP-F-2010-90.

Free public domain image

To download this free image, please register (this takes just 30 seconds) or log in.

Video guide

This is one of 931,462 free hi-res public domain images, selected from major public collections to complement the Look and Learn archive, and to save you time and money. Typically, it may be used for any purpose, but users should check the precise terms and satisfy themselves that the intended use will not infringe the rights of any third party.

Buy products

You can buy personalised gifts, including t-shirts, tote bags and mousemats, featuring this image from our print partner, Zazzle:

Choose productsPictorial Museum book

Can we help?

Look and Learn is one of the world’s leading sources of historical and cultural images for personal and commercial use. Feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.

Links