The photo was part of a construction survey done by contractors the George A. Fuller Company. The Fuller Company (which still exists) was formerly one of the largest construction companies in the world. The Company worked on the Lincoln Memorial, the National Cathedral, and the Louisiana State Capitol, among many others.
As the catalogue label shows, the High Line was referred to as the NYC Viaduct, and the architect is listed as NY Central, the rail road. Again, the Miller Elevated Highway can be seen in the background.
A historical birds-eye view is here .