Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991)
Fifth Avenue, Nos. 4, 6, 8, Manhattan, 1936. With the artist's "50 commerce st." hand stamp on the verso. Gelatin silver print, image/sheet size 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (19.0 x 24.0 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Subtle cracks at u.r. and l.r. corners, subtle silvering in dark areas, the photograph was drymounted at one time and a thin layer of the mount material remains affixed to the verso.
N.B. For nearly a decade, the American-born photographer Berenice Abbott lived in Paris, working as an assistant to Man Ray in his portrait studio and eventually operating her own portrait business. Upon returning to New York City in 1929, Abbott continued to practice photography, producing a body of work that focused on New York's changing buildings and neighborhoods. With funds from the Federal Art Project (FAP), Abbott produced hundreds of photographs of the city.
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