FLUSHING—By day, Frank Oscar Larson worked as a banker at the Empire Trust Company, which later became Bank of New York Mellon.
But in his free time, Larson snapped thousands of photos, capturing scenes from 1950s New York, which were only discovered recently.
New Yorkers will have one last chance this weekend to view his work, “1950s New York Street Stories,” at the Queens Museum of Art.
The exhibition, which has been running since February, was put together after thousands of negatives were discovered in Larson's daughter-in-law’s Maine home in 2009.
The 55-year-old images had been stored in more than 100 envelopes stuffed with negatives. Each negative was neatly labeled with the date and location of where the picture was taken.
The son of Swedish immigrant parents, Larson was born in Brooklyn but lived the rest of his life in Flushing. His work documented everyday life and people in the Big Apple, including policemen, shoe-repair workers, chefs and painters.
The exhibit runs through May 20 at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
The suggested donation for the exhibit is $5 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and children and free for children under five.