Although not much is known about this print, we can say with reasonable confidence that it was produced by Adams & Grace of New York for Trowbridge and Livingston which was architect for the New York Stock Exchange Building addition which was completed in 1923. The print is a colored albertype, a printing method used early in the 20th century prior to mass use of offset photo lithography.
The print was most likely a promotion commissioned by the architects to market their services, the NYSE addition being a chief achievement. Thus we believe that the print is contemporaneous with the completion of the project.
The firm was founded by Samuel Beck Parkman Trowbridge (1862-1925) and Goodhue Livingston (1867-1951), both graduates of Columbia University. Trowbridge studied for a time at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, which may explain his interest in putting an artistic face on the engineering firm. The company produced other important buildings such as the Oregon state capitol, the headquarter of J P Morgan, among others.
The condition is very good, with the plate marks nicely visible. However, the paper has toned from age. While appealing, the frame has a few noticeable but not too distracting scratches which could be easily repaired.
The print is hard to find, and would be ideal for a discerning corporate collector.
Dimension: 41" x 33 3/8" (framed)