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The Steerage

A work made of photogravure.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of photogravure.


1907, printed 1915


Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1864–1946

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Alfred Stieglitz


The Steerage


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1907




Inscribed recto, lower left, below image, in graphite: The Steerage [underlined]; signed recto, lower right, below image, in graphite: Stieglitz - 1907; inscribed verso, on mount, left center to center, upside-down, in graphite: [illegible] [drawing of mat?]


Image: 31.9 × 25.8 cm (12 9/16 × 10 3/16 in.); Paper: 39.7 × 28 cm (15 11/16 × 11 1/16 in.); Mount: 42.7 × 30.7 cm (16 13/16 × 12 1/8 in.)

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Alfred Stieglitz Collection

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