Skip to Content
Today Open today 10–11 members | 11–5 public

Fortieth Street Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, Manhattan

A work made of gelatin silver print.

Image actions

  • A work made of gelatin silver print.


December 8, 1938


Berenice Abbott
American, 1898–1991

About this artwork


Currently Off View


Photography and Media


Berenice Abbott


Fortieth Street Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, Manhattan


United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1938


Gelatin silver print


Unmarked recto; stamped and inscribed verso, center, in faded pink ink and graphite: "FEDERAL ART PROJECT / "Changing New York" / PHOTOGRAPHS BY BERENICE ABBOTT [in rectangle] / Title: [stamped in pink ink] [illegible/obscured by paper] / Place: [stamped in pink ink] Manhattan [inscribed in graphite] / Angle of View: / Date: [stamped in pink ink] Sept 8 [?/obscured by brown paper] 1938 [inscribed in graphite] / Neg. # [stamped in pink ink] [obscured by broen paper] Code: [stamped in pink ink] I 43 [inscribed in graphite]" [both stamped are partially obscured by brown paper]; inscribed verso, lower left, in graphite: "Fortt [crossed out] / Fortieth St. Between 6TH ["TH" in superscript] & 7TH ["TH" in superscript] Aves. N.Y.C. / By / Berenice Abbott"


Image/paper: 47.7 × 38 cm (18 13/16 × 15 in.)

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago, Works Progress Administration Allocation

Reference Number


Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.


Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions