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Interior view of the Great Hall facing south; photographed 1907
Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Negative 1772

Interior view of the Great Hall looking south; photographed September 16, 1910
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Negative 8726

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue facade; postcard ca. 1905
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Robert B. O'Connor and Aymar Embury II, "The Great Hall of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as it would look when modernized"; Drawn by Hugh Ferriss, 1944
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Great Hall, view facing northwest; photographed April 22, 1946

"Proposal for escalators leading up to the Great Hall"; 1955
Brown, Lawford and Forbes
Drawn by Hugh Ferriss

"Proposal for escalators leading up to the Great Hall"; 1955
Brown, Lawford and Forbes
Drawn by Hugh Ferriss

Great Hall of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, view toward the northwest with people; 1993
Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art