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The Flatiron

A work made of gelatin silver print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.


1903, printed 1920/39


Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1864–1946

About this artwork

In an article in 1946, Stieglitz recalled photographing the newly erected Flatiron Building on the day of a great snowstorm. “I suddenly saw the Flat-Iron Building as I had never seen it before. It looked, from where I stood, as if it were moving toward me like the bow of a monster ocean steamer, a picture of the new America which was in the making.”

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Alfred Stieglitz


The Flatiron


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1903


Gelatin silver print


Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on second mount, upper left, in graphite: 1 [in rectangle]; verso, on second mount, lower left, diagonally, in graphite: 9 [encircled]"; verso, on second mount, lower left, in graphite: 130 A


Image/paper/first mount: 12 × 8.4 cm (4 3/4 × 3 5/16 in.); Second mount: 32 × 24.8 cm (12 5/8 × 9 13/16 in.)

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Alfred Stieglitz Collection

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