Berenice Abbott ( American, 1898 - 1991 )
- 1936, print 1983
The following is the caption by Elizabeth McCausland accompanying the original 1939 edition of Berenice Abbott's Changing New York publication.
Fifty years ago this was the Sans Souci Concert Hall where Richard Croker had a private box. Today the Lyric Theatre offers transients, seafaring men, sightseers, slummers, visual fare of two features, newsreel and a "short"—all for ten cents. The doors open as early as 7 a.m., though the show does not start till eight; and patrons who did not have thirty cents for a night's lodging in a Bowery 'hotel' can make up their sleep.
Elizabeth McCausland, caption for “Lyric Theatre,” 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 33 (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
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NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
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