Little Italy’s Revered Photographer

Nov 12, 2015 310

By Ralph Gardner Jr.

"I'm going to tell you a little about this camera," Dom Quartuccio said. "This is the period when I went to high school." Mr. Quartuccio is a 91-year-old commercial photographer whose work is on display at the Italian American Museum on Mulberry Street through Nov. 29.

He developed a love for photography while a student at Straubenmuller Textile High School in Chelsea in the early 1940s. But Mr. Quartuccio wasn't talking about one of his cameras. He was admiring a Kodak with a bellows that I'd brought along to his studio on Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria.

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