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Changing New York [graphic] / Berenice Abbott, 1936-1938

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Creator:
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991
Subject:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
214 photographic prints
Arrangement:
Arranged by negative number.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Photographs of New York City taken by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York. Included are exterior and occasional interior views of churches, business areas, stores, docks, bridges, public houses, residences, and theaters in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. A list of titles, giving exact sites, accompanies the collection. The resulting Changing New York project contains 305 photographs supported by historical data compiled by her staff of researchers. In April 1939, E. P. Dutton & Co. published Changing New York, a guidebook aimed at visitors to the New York World's Fair, which included ninety-seven of Abbott's photographs with captions written by Elizabeth McCausland, an esteemed art critic and Abbott's companion.
Citation:
Changing New York [graphic] / Berenice Abbott, 1936-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The photographs and list of titles are available on microfilm reel 376 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art are the papers of Elizabeth McCausland which contain an additional set of photographic prints relating to Changing New York.
Biography Note:
Abbott was a photographer of New York, N.Y, born in 1898 in Springfield, Ohio; died Dec. 9, 1991.
Provenance:
Donated anonymously 1957.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographers
Photographs
Photography
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6226
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216533
AAA_collcode_abbobere
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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