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    Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991)
    Broadway to the Battery, May 4, 1938
    Gelatin silver
    9-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches (24.2 x 18.4 cm)
    Signed in pencil on mount recto and with "Abbott, Maine" stamp on mount verso.

    EXHIBITED:
    Berenice Abbott: The '20s and the '30s, International Center of Photography, NY, Nov. 22, 1981 to Jan. 10, 1982 and National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., June 4 to Aug. 29, 1982.
    Berenice Abbott's New York: Photographs of the 30's and 40's, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, 1988.

    LITERATURE:
    Berenice Abbott, Changing New York, The New Press, New York, 1997, pl. 24, p. 344.

    PROVENANCE:
    By descent from a close friend and supporter of Berenice Abbott.

    To help Berenice Abbott get her work more widely known this friend helped put together an exhibition at the International Center of Photography, NY, which ran from Nov. 22, 1981 to Jan. 10, 1982 entitled Berenice Abbott: The '20s and the '30s. This exhibition then traveled to the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., from June 4 to Aug. 29, 1982. Then in 1988 they worked together on another exhibition, Berenice Abbott's New York: Photographs of the 30's and 40's, at the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY.





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    Condition Report*: A few scattered very small chips around the edges.  In overall excellent condition.  Dry mounted to mat 17 x 14 inches. Does not appear to fluoresce under blacklight.  Probably an early print on a later mount.
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