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Berenice Abbott 

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 as an assistant to photographer Man Ray. Returning to New York in 1929, she had her first solo museum exhibition at the 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. 


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Berenice Abbott 
Church of God
Broadway and Thomas Street
General View from Penthouse, 56 Seventh Avenue
Gunsmith and Police Department Headquarters
Snuff Shop
Willow Place, nos. 43-49
Mulberry and Prince Streets
Cathedral Parkway, no. 542
Blossom Restaurant
Cedar Street from William Street
Fifth Avenue, nos. 4, 6, 8
Rothman's Pawn Shop
Manhattan Bridge, Looking Up
Rockefeller Center with Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas
Columbia Heights, no. 222
Milkwagon and Old Houses
Twentieth Street between Second and First Avenues
Flam and Flam
Woolworth Building
Brooklyn Bridge, Water and New Dock Streets
Daily News Building
William Goldberg
Billie's Bar
Hardware Store
Bread Store
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