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Artist: Brian MerlisTitle: Time Square Manhattan, NYC, 1948Medium: GicleeSize: 14x11Condition: ExcellentBiography * Brian Merlis was born in Brooklyn in 1955.  As an adult he * began collecting picture postcards of Brooklyn and soon expanded to * ephemera -- old printed matter like posters, ads and theater programs -- * and, especially, documentary photographs. * * Brian’s * work focuses on the west end of Long Island. He is considered the * leading authority on the history of Kings County, known to most of us as * Brooklyn. That is where he was born and raised.  * Brian’s website, * www.Brooklynpix.com, offers 2,000 images selected from his important * archive of early Brooklyn and New York City. Photos from his collection * have been used to create bank murals, restaurant and office decorations, * have been seen on many television show sets, and have been used in Ken * Burns-directed documentaries.  * * A consultant to * experts working with architects and landmarks preservationists, Brian * has built what many now consider a private historical society. His * collection is not only photos, but includes books, maps, ephemera, film, * post cards, and rare documents.  * * Brian taught music and special education classes for 25 years, and has worked as a professional musician. * *

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Brian Merlis Time Square Manhattan NYC 1948 Giclee

Auction ended on Tue, Feb 11, 2014
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