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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- Currently Off View
- Photography and Media
- Alfred Stieglitz
- The Flatiron
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- 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.)
- Alfred Stieglitz Collection