Week 14 (April 2-8) – Favorite Photo: Who is in a favorite photo of yours? Or tell the story of the photo itself — where was it taken, what was the event?
My second great-grandfather, Henry Graff, was one of the earliest photographers in New York City. He owned the White Way Studio on Broadway in NY. The photo of the building below is of the location of the studio.
I don’t know exactly when the studio was founded – but likely after 1888 when Eastman’s Kodak camera came on the market.
The photo below is of Henry William Graff – Henry’s son. Family story has it that he created the process to take the mirror photos. I’ve found several other mirror photos attributed to the White Way Studio – posted them below.
When Henry’s wife died in 1910, he left New York and was found in 1920 in Boston, MA, living as a boarder and working as a photographer.