Berenice Abbott ( American, 1898 - 1991 )
- 1937, print 1983
The following is the caption by Elizabeth McCausland accompanying the original 1939 edition of Berenice Abbott's Changing New York publication.
A thriving cheese business in an old-law tenement in Little Italy sells from 27,000 to 30,000 pounds a year. On land owned by Aaron Burr in 1804, B. Mandaro perpetuates the romance of caciocavallo, scamorza, mozzarella, ricotta, provola affumicata and so on through the 400 names of the world's cheeses.
Elizabeth McCausland, caption for “Cheese 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 36 (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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