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120 Years At Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall celebrates its 120th anniversary today. From its origins as a showpiece of industrialist Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy to its status now as one of the finest concert venues, this hall became a mecca for classical, jazz and pop artists — and fans — from all over the world. Archival images, collected in the new book Carnegie Hall Treasures, trace this incredible history.

Photo caption correction March 26, 2015

An earlier photo caption stated that cellist Pablo Casals, violinist Fritz Kreisler, pianist Harold Bauer and conductor Walter Damrosch had been photographed in 1904. But Carnegie Hall Archives now says the photo was more likely taken in 1917.