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Changing New York / Berenice Abbott, 1936-1938

Creator:
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and views
New York (N.Y) -- Pictorial views
Topic:
Photography -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Photography  Search this
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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216533

Changing New York / Berenice Abbott

Creator:
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
214 Items (photographic prints)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and views
New York (N.Y) -- Pictorial views
Date:
1936-1938
Scope and Contents:
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.
Arrangement:
Arranged by negative number.
Biographical / Historical:
Abbott was a photographer of New York, N.Y, born in 1898 in Springfield, Ohio; died Dec. 9, 1991.
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.
Provenance:
Donated anonymously 1957.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Photography -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.abbobere
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-abbobere

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