Frederick Eberstadt, Photographer of Socialites and Artists, Dies at 97

The son of a Wall Street lion, he charted his own course with a camera, chronicling uptown Manhattan society and the downtown cool crowd.

Frederick Eberstadt, a fashion and society photographer whose varied work encompassed the parlors of Park Avenue as well as the gritty performance spaces of downtown Manhattan during New York’s avant-garde era of the 1960s, died on July 29 at his apartment in Manhattan. He was 97.

His death was confirmed by his son, Nicholas Eberstadt.

Mr. Eberstadt had started on a career in banking, following in the footsteps of his father, Ferdinand Eberstadt, a lion of Wall Street who founded the investment bank Eberstadt & Co. and pioneered

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