The Old Print Shop

El 2nd and 3rd Avenue Lines : Bowery and Division Streets, Manhattan.

  • ARTIST: Berenice Abbott

  • MEDIUM: Vintage silver gelatin photograph,

    DATE: 1936

  • EDITION SIZE: 8 x 10" (203 x 253 mm) contact print.

  • DESCRIPTION: Berenice Abbott took three images of the intersection of the Second and Third Avenue Els at Division Street and the Bowery. The intersection is just north of Chatham Square. Of the three images this noted as #3 was the one she chose. It is a dramatic image that is reminiscent of the great lithographs published in the late 1920's and early 1930's.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Stamped on verso "Federal Art Project 'Changing New York' Photographs by Berenice Abbot'" and "Photograph Berenice Abbott 50 Commerce St. New York City." Titled and negative information on verso in pencil.

  • CONDITION: Good condition, minor chips in the emulsion at the outer edges.

  • REFERENCE: Yochelson LES #6.