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    Artist Name:

    Berenice Abbott

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1898–1991


    Nightview, NY, 1932


    1932, printed 1974


    Gelatin silver print


    13 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches

    Credit Line:

    Purchase with funds from a friend of the Museum

    Accession Number:


    Currently Not on View
    After nearly a decade abroad, Berenice Abbott returned to New York in 1929 to find a modern metropolis greatly changed from the largely nineteenth-century city she had left eight years before. Abbott fervently photographed New York's architecture and inhabitants, supporting herself through teaching and commercial commissions. In 1935 the Federal Arts Project funded her "Changing New York" documentary endeavor, for which more than 300 photographs—including this striking nighttime view—were produced.

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