on Washington Square
From the 1870's through at least 1890, the Kiralfy brothers lived in adjoining townhouses on Washington Square Park in Manhattan, Bolossy at #38 and Imre at #39. These pictures are from Bolossy's townhouse.
I don't know why the photos faded in different hues. The Victorian clutter just amazes me. I adore these photos, a glimpse into another world. I've peered at these with a magnifying glass to see what's recognizable - desktop photos, playbills, etc. In the lower left photo, in the mirror reflection, I THINK I see a painting of a stage set that has actually survived the seasons and been passed down to us (it looks clearer in a lighter version of the photo).