The Flatiron

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

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1903, printed 1920/39

Artist:

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.”

For more on the Alfred Stieglitz collection at the Art Institute, along with in-depth object information, please visit the website: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection.

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Photography

Artist

Alfred Stieglitz

Title

The Flatiron

Origin

United States

Date

1903

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

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"

Dimensions

12 x 8.4 cm (image/paper/first mount); 32 x 24.8 cm (second mount)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.707

Extended information about this artwork

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