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General View from the Penthouse at 56 Seventh Avenue, New York

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.


July 14, 1937


Berenice Abbott
American, 1898–1991

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Berenice Abbott


General View from the Penthouse at 56 Seventh Avenue, New York


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1937


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 and inscribed verso, center, in pink ink and graphite: "Title: [stamped in pink ink] General View from Penthouse / at 56 Seventh Avenue [inscribed in graphite] / Place: [stamped in pink ink] Manhattan [inscribed in graphite] / Angle of View: / Date: [stamped in pink ink] July 14 1937 [inscribed in graphite] / Neg. # [stamped in pink ink] 254 [inscribed in graphite] Code: [stamped in pink ink] I D [inscribed in graphite]; stamped verso, lower left, in black ink: "APR 14 1939"


Image/paper: 23.8 × 18.7 cm (9 3/8 × 7 3/8 in.)

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The Art Institute of Chicago, Works Progress Administration Allocation

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