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Maker(s):Abbott, Berenice
Culture:American (1898-1991)
Title:Court of the First Model Tenement, NY, NY
Date Made:ca. 1936
Materials:Gelatin silver print
Place Made:United States; New York; New York City
Measurements:Mat: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.64 cm; Sheet: 9 1/2 in x 7 9/16 in; 24.13 cm x 19.20875 cm; Image: 9 1/2 in x 7 9/16 in; 24.13 cm x 19.20875 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr.ctr. (stamp in black ink): photograph / berenice abbott / 50 commerce st. / new york city ; INSCRIPTION: verso, ctr. (graphite): Yorkville / 72d [22d] + 3rd Ave ; INSCRIPTION: verso, ctr. (pen in red ink): F St. ; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr.ctr. (pen in red ink): Back (courtyard) of Improved Model Tenements / Designed for Sanitary Reform Association / by Vaux and Radford 1880 / (per Dennis Francis / 8/28/1975)
Accession Number:  MH 2008.18.1
Credit Line:Purchased with the Teri J. Edelstein Art Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Black and white image of the view looking up towards the sky through a network of clotheslines strung to tall telephone poles. Narrow, multistory buildings frame the image, and a few people stand below, diminished by the scale of the buildings.

urban; cities; clothing; buildings

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