In the late forties Editta Sherman moved her photographic business to the Carnegie Hall Artists Studios. The building was originally built in the late 19th Century; and was formed as a diverse artist enclave and bohemian live-work space to financially support Andrew Carnegie's struggling concert hall. It became Editta's home for over sixty years, allowing her to be part of a unique artistic community of neighbors.
The spacious studio, with northern light, situated on the top floor of the Carnegie Hall Studio Tower, is seen dramatically in this Josef Astor photo. In this ideal setting Editta photographed and printed thousands of portraits in her dark room for her celebrity clients.