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Manhattan Bridge Looking Up

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.




Berenice Abbott
American, 1898–1991

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Berenice Abbott


Manhattan Bridge Looking Up


United States (Artist's nationality)

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Made 1936


Gelatin silver print


Unmarked recto; stamped and inscribed verso, on mount, in blue and black ink and graphite: "FEDERAL ART PROJECT / "Changing New York" / PHOTOGRAPHS BY BERENICE ABBOTT [in rectangle] / Title: [stamped in blue ink] Manhattan Bridge: Looking up [inscribed in black ink] / Place: [stamped in blue ink] From Bowery + Canal St. Manhattan to / Nassau + Bridge Street, Brooklyn [inscribed in graphite] / Angle of View: / Date: [stamped in blue ink] Nov 11, 1936 [inscribed in graphite] / Neg. # [stamped in blue ink] 173 [inscribed in graphite] Code: [stamped in blue ink] II A. 4. b. [?] [inscribed in graphite]"; stamped verso, on mount, lower left, in black ink: "FEB 20 1939"


Image/paper/mount: 49.2 × 39 cm (19 3/8 × 15 3/8 in.)

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The Art Institute of Chicago, Works Progress Administration Allocation

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