Kiralfy brothers 
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).