While looking through his aunt’s attic in 2009, Soren Larson found a treasure trove: His grandfather, an amateur photographer named Frank Oscar Larson whom Soren describes as the “family shutterbug,” had taken a remarkable collection of New York street scene photos in the 1950s.
The pictures had been tucked away in the attic since 1964, when Frank Larson died. Soren developed some of the negatives, and brought them to the Queens Museum of Art. The photos depict street scenes that, according to the Queens Museum, “are at once universal and personal.”
(Frank Oscar Larson Photography / Courtesy of Queens Museum of Art)