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Consolidated Edison Power House, 666 First Avenue, Manhattan

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.


November 9, 1938


Berenice Abbott
American, 1898–1991

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Berenice Abbott


Consolidated Edison Power House, 666 First Avenue, Manhattan


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1938


Gelatin silver print


Unmarked recto; stamped verso, upper center, in pink ink: "FEDERAL ART PROJECT / "Changing New York" / PHOTOGRAPHS BY BERENICE ABBOTT [in rectangle]"; stamped verso, lower center, in pink: "Title: [stamped in pink ink] Consolidated Edison Power House [inscribed in graphite] / Place: [stamped in pink ink] 666 First Avenue, Manhattan [inscribed in graphite] / Angle of View: / Date: [stamped in pink ink] Nov 9 1938 [inscribed in graphite] / Neg. # [stamped in pink ink] 2-31 [inscribed in graphite] Code: [stamped in pink ink] I II C A + / III J [inscribed in graphite]"; stamped verso, lower left, in black ink: "DEC 28 1938"


Image/paper: 23.2 × 16.9 cm (9 3/16 × 6 11/16 in.)

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The Art Institute of Chicago, Works Progress Administration Allocation

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