Berenice Abbott ( American, 1898 - 1991 )
- 1938, print 1983
The following is the caption by Elizabeth McCausland accompanying the original 1939 edition of Berenice Abbott's Changing New York publication.
Functional, to say the least, is this fascinating congeries of 'things.' Many customers are 'afraid' to come in and ask for an item unless they first see it in the window or in the sidewalk trays each night and morning. Canvas covers must be used in sudden rains, for it takes an hour to haul them in.
Elizabeth McCausland, caption for “Hardware Store,” in New York in the Thirties [former titled: Changing New York], (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1973; New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.,1939), plate 32 (np).
The New York Public Library Digital Collections
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Museum of the City of New York
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National Museum of Women in the Arts
Read a brief biography of Berenice Abbott from NMWA.
NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
Check out the residence and studio of Berenice Abbott and her partner Elizabeth McCausland.