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Berenice Abbott


Born in Springfield, Ohio, Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) came to New York City at the age of 20, then began her career as a photographer during an extended time in Paris, where she worked an assistant to portrait photographer Man Ray. Returning to New York in 1929, she had her first solo museum exhibition at the City Museum of the City of New York in 1934. The Abbott collection consists primarily of her landmark series, Changing New York, created for the Museum under the auspices of the Federal Art Project between 1935 and 1938. It includes the 695 negatives created for the series, along with multiple versions of 307 images printed by the photographer for the finished project.
Church of God

Church of God

25 East 132nd Street.

Broadway and Thomas Street

Broadway and Thomas Street

Photographs, Prints & Drawings

General View from Penthouse, 56 Seventh Avenue

General View from Penthouse, 56 Seventh Avenue

Looking from the penthouse balcony at 56 Seventh Avenue between West 13th and 14th Streets. The County...

Gunsmith and Police Department Headquarters

Gunsmith and Police Department Headquarters

6 Centre Market Place and 240 Centre Street.

Snuff Shop

Snuff Shop

The S. Scharlin & Son Snuff Shop at 113 Division Street at Orchard Street.

Willow Place, nos. 43-49

Willow Place, nos. 43-49

Between Joralemon and State Streets, Brooklyn.

Mulberry and Prince Streets

Mulberry and Prince Streets


Cathedral Parkway, no. 542

Cathedral Parkway, no. 542

Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

Blossom Restaurant

Blossom Restaurant

The window of the Blossom Restaurant, occupying the ground floor, and Jimmy's Barber Shop, occupying...

Cedar Street from William Street

Cedar Street from William Street

The Mutual Life Insurance Co., Chase National Bank and Equitable buildings on Cedar Street.

Fifth Avenue, nos. 4, 6, 8

Fifth Avenue, nos. 4, 6, 8

Federal Art Project stamp and title, location, date and Abbott number inscribed in pencil on mount verso,...

Rothman's Pawn Shop

Rothman's Pawn Shop

149 Eighth Avenue.

Manhattan Bridge, Looking Up

Manhattan Bridge, Looking Up

Looking straight up one of the Manhattan Bridge's supporting piers, taken from the southern pedestrian...

Rockefeller Center with Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas

Rockefeller Center with Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas

The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas at Fifth Avenue and 48th Street, with the Time & Life Building...

Columbia Heights, no. 222

Columbia Heights, no. 222

The Cornell Mansion.

Milkwagon and Old Houses

Milkwagon and Old Houses

A Sheffield Farms milkwagon in front of 8-10 Grove Street.

Twentieth Street between Second and First Avenues

Twentieth Street between Second and First Avenues

Row houses and tenements on 20th Street. A Consolidated Edison gas tank and the 2nd Avenue Line "El"...

Flam and Flam

Flam and Flam

165 East 121st Street.

Woolworth Building

Woolworth Building

The Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway (between Park Place and Barclay Street) with the Transportation...

Brooklyn Bridge, Water and New Dock Streets

Brooklyn Bridge, Water and New Dock Streets

The Tobacco Inspection Warehouse (right), the skeletal structure of the Department of Purchase Storehouse,...

Daily News Building

Daily News Building

Taken from the Chanin Building (East 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue) of the Daily News Building (220...

William Goldberg

William Goldberg

Photographs, Prints & Drawings

Billie's Bar

Billie's Bar

Photographs, Prints & Drawings

Hardware Store

Hardware Store

316-318 Bowery at Bleecker Street.

Bread Store

Bread Store

259 Bleecker Street.

George Washington Bridge I

George Washington Bridge I

Riverside Drive and 179th Street.

Herald Square

Herald Square

Herald Square taken from the third floor balcony of the McAlpin Hotel at the southeast corner of Broadway...

Broadway near Broome Street

Broadway near Broome Street

The tall building on the left is the Banco di Sicilia at the southwest corner of Broadway.

Broadway to the Battery

Broadway to the Battery

Taken from the roof of a 55 story building on Broadway looking southwest toward New York Harbor. The...

Manhattan Skyline II

Manhattan Skyline II

The Manhattan skyline taken from Weehawken, New Jersey. The S.S. "Normandie" is docked next to the French...

Pike and Henry Streets

Pike and Henry Streets

Pike Street between Henry and Madison Streets, showing tenements with the Manhattan Bridge in the background....

Murray Hill Hotel

Murray Hill Hotel

112 Park Avenue at East 40th Street.

Murray Hill Hotel: Spiral

Murray Hill Hotel: Spiral

112 Park Avenue at East 40th Street. The skyscraper in the background is located at 22 East 40th Street....

Brooklyn Bridge with Pier 21, Pennsylvania Railroad

Brooklyn Bridge with Pier 21, Pennsylvania Railroad

The pier shed of the Pennsylvania and B & O Railroads at Pier 21 with the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan...

Newsstand

Newsstand

A newsstand on the southwest corner of 32nd Street and Third Avenue.

Jefferson Market Court

Jefferson Market Court

The Jefferson Market Courthouse taken from the corner of West 9th Street and Sixth Avenue with the Sixth...

Park Avenue and 39th Street

Park Avenue and 39th Street

The all-steel House of the Modern Age with the Princeton Club (left) and the Murray Hill Hotel (right)....

Pine Street, U.S. Treasury in Foreground

Pine Street, U.S. Treasury in Foreground

Pine Street between Nassau and Broadway, featuring the Sub-Treasury with the Bankers Trust Co. building...

Tempo of the City I

Tempo of the City I

Fifth Avenue and 44th Street.

Wall Street District

Wall Street District

Wall Street with the East River beyond taken from the roof of One Wall Street. The pyramidal Bankers...

Construction Old and New

Construction Old and New

38 Greenwich Street from 37 Washington Street.

Custom House Statues and New York Produce Exchange

Custom House Statues and New York Produce Exchange

The U.S. Custom House Statues taken from the steps of the of the Custom House looking toward the Victorian...

Joralemon Street, no. 135

Joralemon Street, no. 135

Opposite Sidney Place between Clinton and Henry Streets.

Allen Street, nos. 55-57

Allen Street, nos. 55-57

55-57 Allen Street between Hester and Grand Streets showing the shops of Jewish clothing merchants and...

Ferry, Central Railroad of New Jersey

Ferry, Central Railroad of New Jersey

Foot of Liberty Street.

John Watts Statue from Trinity Courtyard

John Watts Statue from Trinity Courtyard

The John Watts statue in Trinity Church cemetery at Broadway and Wall Street with the Irving Trust Company...

Cliff and Ferry Streets

Cliff and Ferry Streets

Looking along Cliff Street with 111 John Street, 116 John Street, and 60 Wall Tower in the distance.

Hester Street

Hester Street

85 Hester Street between Allen and Orchard Streets.

Father Duffy, Times Square

Father Duffy, Times Square

Triangle bounded by Broadway, Seventh Avenue, and West 46th Street.

Herald Square

Herald Square

Herald Square taken from the third floor balcony of the McAlpin Hotel at the southeast corner of Broadway...

Queensboro Bridge I

Queensboro Bridge I

The Queensboro Bridge taken from the 63rd Street Pier in Manhattan. Welfare Island with the Welfare...

Rockefeller Center from 444 Madison Avenue

Rockefeller Center from 444 Madison Avenue

Rockefeller Center taken from the roof of a 40-story office building at 444 Madison Avenue, facing west....

DePeyster Statue, Bowling Green

DePeyster Statue, Bowling Green

DePeyster Statue at Bowling Green facing north, looking up Broadway with the British Cunard Line's office...

McGraw Hill Building

McGraw Hill Building

The McGraw Hill Building at 330 West 42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, with the El station in...

Immigration Building, Ellis Island

Immigration Building, Ellis Island


Pennsylvania Station

Pennsylvania Station


Canyon: Broadway and Exchange Place

Canyon: Broadway and Exchange Place

Three buildings on Broadway: the Adams Building (center), Exchange Court (left), and the North American...

Facade: Alwyn Court

Facade: Alwyn Court

174-182 West 58th Street and 911-917 Seventh Avenue. The New York Athletic Club and Essex House are...

Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary

The Mission of Our Lady of the Rosary (now the Rectory of the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Seton) at 7 State...

Warehouse, Water and Dock Streets

Warehouse, Water and Dock Streets

The Empire Stores warehouse on Water Street and Dock Street in Brooklyn.

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